Offertory of Saint Leo I

Jeremiah 1:9-10

Behold I have given My words in thy mouth: lo, I have set thee this day over the nations, and over the kingdoms, to waste and to destroy, and to build and to plant. [P.T. Alleluia.]


Verse 9. Mouth; perhaps H. with a coal, by means of an angel, (Is. vi. 5.) in a sort of dream. He found himself changed into a new man.

Verse 10. Root up, to announce the fall and restoration of many nations. Ezec. iv. 2. C. — Jeremias spoke of the Gentiles, as well as of the Jews. W.

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