Introit of Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 67:6-7,36

God in His holy place; God who maketh men of one mind to dwell in a house: He shall give power and strength to His people. Ps. Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from before His face. V. Glory be to the Father.


Verse 6. The Father, (patris.) Heb. pater, “the Father…God.” He delights in these titles, (H.) and though he dwelleth on high, he looketh on the low. Ps. cxii. 5. M.

Verse 7. Of one manner. That is, agreeing in faith, unanimous in love, and following the same manner of discipline. It is verified in the servants of God living together in his house, which is the Church. 1 Tim. iii. 15. Ch. — Heb. may signify, “He maketh those who were alone (steriles) to dwell in a house.” Ps. cxii. 9. He builds up their house, and grants them children. Flamin. Exod. i. 21. — The Israelites under Pharao, (C.) saw their male issue destroyed, (H.) but God enabled them to multiply exceedingly. Exod. i. 12. C. — Yechidim means “the solitary,” (S. Jer.) and “the united,” as the first Christians were. Bert. Acts ii. 44. H. — The Church preserves unity in faith, &c. S. Cyp. ep. 76. W. — Bound. The power and mercy of God appears, in his bringing out of their captivity, those who were strongly bound in their sins; and in restoring to his grace those whose behaviour had been most provoking; and who by their evil habits were not only dead, but buried in their sepulchres. Ch. — God’s grace moves even the rebellious and negligent will of man, so that it willingly embraces the right path. W. — In strength. Houbig. “to walk freely.” The Gentiles were, as it were, buried, before Christ delivered them, (Bert.) as he did those who were once incredulous in the days of Noe, (1 Pet. iii. 20. and iv. 6. S. Athan.) and God rescued the Israelites from servitude, notwithstanding their repeated provocations, both before and after this mercy. Some translate, (H.) Heb. “He delivers those who were bound in chains; but the rebels (Egyptians, or faithless Hebrews) have remained in the desert.” C. — Their bodies have there become a prey to beasts, and to corruption. H. — God permitted the rebellious Egyptians to pursue his people. M.

Verse 36. Saints, or sanctuary. Heb. lit. “thou art terrible, O God, from thy holy places.” Mont. — Yet Pagnin retains, “in his holy,” &c. The tabernacle, or temple, (v. 30.) and the ark, were esteemed the bulwarks of Israel. There God was pleased to grant his people’s requests more easily, to encourage public worship. H. — The sanctification of the faithful is a miracle of God. C. — They may justly be styled his sanctuaries. — People. Adorning his elect with immortality. M.

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