Alleluia of Saint Peter Damian

Ecclesiasticus 45:1, 9; Osee 14:6

Alleluia, alleluia. ℣. The Lord loved him and adorned him: He clothed him with a robe of glory. Alleluia.

Ecclesiasticus 45

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.

Osee 14

Verse 6. Dew. Israel has been like a plant dried up. C. xiii. 15. — Libanus. The cedars were tall and bulky, being well rooted.

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