Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, thou art the joy of Israel, thou art the honour of our people. Thou art all fair, O Mary, and the original stain is not in thee. Truly happy art thou, O holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise; for with thy virginal foot thou hast crushed the serpent’s head.
Verse 10. She. Gr. “They were gone into her apartment, they,” &c. — Art the. Gr. adds, “great joy, and the great boast of our race; because thou hast done all these things with thy hand, thou hast procured the good of Israel, and God hath been pleased with them. Be thou blessed by the omnipotent Lord for ever.” H. — Judith was a figure of the blessed Virgin, to whom these praises chiefly belong. Fulbert. W.