Gradual of Saint Pius X

Psalm 39:10-11

I have proclaimed thy justice in the great assembly. Lo, I did not restrain my lips; Lord, thou knowest. I have not hidden thy justice within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy help.


Verse 10. Thy, is not expressed in Heb. or Gr. but understood. Bert. — Church, in the tabernacle, (Theod.) or rather in the Catholic Church; the propagation of which, (H.) and the preaching of the gospel throughout the world are foretold. W. — The justice, or mercies of our Saviour, are every where proclaimed. S. Jer. C.

Verse 11. Thy. Some copies of the Sept. have, my justice, as well as the Ethiopic version. Eus. S. Aug. &c. C. — But the Vulg. is more correct. Bert. — Council. Christ conceals not his mercy and truth from the greatest and wisest congregations. He spoke boldly before Annas and Caiphas, as S. Paul did at Athens, &c. W. — David testifies his gratitude, and invites all to praise God with him. C. — But we must particularly learn from our Saviour, a horror of sin; the knowledge of his mysteries; confidence in his mercy; and a conviction, that we can never be saved but by his grace. He has announced these things, and then he finishes his career, by suffering for us, and pours forth his supplications to God. Bert.

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