Gradual of The Epiphany of Our Lord

Isaias 60:6,1

All they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense and showing forth praise to the Lord. V. Arise and be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.


Verse 6. Epha. Abraham’s grandson, who dwelt near his father, Madian, in Arabia, which was famous for camels. C. — Saba. India mittit ebur, molles sua thura Sabæi? Geor. i. — The Arabians embraced the gospel, but never brought their treasures to Jerusalem. C. — The three kings came on swift beasts to adore Christ, and fulfilled his prophecy. Mat. ii. W.

Verse 1. O Jerusalem, is not in Heb. or S. Jer. but in the Sept. Some few things may refer to the terrestrial Jerusalem, though the prophet speaks chiefly of the celestial and of the Church. — Lord, very great. Christ came to save us. C. — God prevents by his grace, but man must co-operate to be justified. W.

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