Offertory of Second Sunday After Epiphany

Psalm 65:1-2,16

Shout with joy to God, all the earth: sing ye a psalm to His name: come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will tell you what great things the Lord hath done for my soul. Alleluia.


Verse 1. Psalm. Cassiodorus, &c. add, “of David.” But it is thought, he was not the author of this and the following piece, as his name is not in the original. C. — This argument is, however, of small weight. — Resurrection. Heb. Origen’s Sept. &c. omit these words, (Bert. T. iii.) which seem to have been added by some Greek Christian, who thought he perceived some allusion to the resurrection of Christ, v. 9. The Fathers have well explained it in this sense, though they also apply it literally to the return of the captives, (Theod. C.) and to the general resurrection, the end of all the miseries of the elect, (Bellar.) as well as to the conversion of the Gentiles, (Geneb.) and the resurrection of a soul from the state of sin. H.

Verse 16. My soul. Every Israelite ought to cherish the same sentiments. C.

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