Offertory of Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 33:8-9

The angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear Him, and shall deliver them: O taste and see that the Lord is sweet!


Verse 8. Encamp. Lit. “send.” H. — This is explained of Jesus Christ, by S. Aug. and S. Jerom. C. — Heb. and Sept. (parembalei) intimate that the angel himself shall encamp round God’s servants, so that no evil shall come near them. H. — This has often been verified. Gen. xxxii. 1. and xlviii. 16. and 4 K. vi. 16. &c. C. — One angel is here represented as equal to a great army. A Prot. commentator observes, that David attributed his escape to the protection of an angel, and was very thankful for it. We see, therefore, what advantages we may derive from the blessed spirit? What then should hinder us from addressing our prayers to them? Bert.

Verse 9. Taste, in the blessed Eucharist, (S. Athan. S. Aug. Theod.) or by experience. C. 1 Pet. ii. 3.

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