Introit of Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 53:6-7

Behold, God is my helper, and the Lord is the protector of my soul: turn back the evils upon mine enemies, and cut them off in Thy truth, O Lord my protector. Ps. Save me, O God, by Thy name, and de- liver me in Thy strength. V. Glory be to the Father.


Verse 6. Behold. He admires how God delivered him, though Saul seemed to have only one step more to take. Jesus Christ was secure amid the persecutions of the Jews, till he was pleased to deliver himself up. Jo. x. 18. C.

Verse 7. Truth. To fulfil thy promises. H. — He foretells their destruction.

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