Ecclus. 45:1, 9; Osee 14:6
Alleluia, alleluia. V. The Lord loved him and adorned him: He clothed him with a robe of glory. Alleluia
During Eastertide the Gradual is omitted and the following Alleluia is said:
Alleluia. The just man shall spring as the lily: and shall flourish forever before the Lord. Alleluia.
Verse 1. Men. Pharao, Jethro, and the whole nation of the Hebrews, whom he governed as a father, being the mildest of men. Num. xii. 23. His life was a continued miracle, and he was honoured more than any prophet, (ib. vi. Acts vii. C.) seeing God’s works more clearly, but not his substance. Ex. xxxiii. W.
Verse 9. Robe. Lit. “stole,” (H.) which was a long robe, used in the East by both sexes. — Crowned. Gr. “confirmed” him in his dignity. C.
Verse 6. Dew. Israel has been like a plant dried up. C. xiii. 15. — Libanus. The cedars were tall and bulky, being well rooted.