Gradual of Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 89:13,1

Return, O Lord: a little; and be entreated in favour of Thy servants. V. Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation.


Verse 1. God. This characterizes the Jewish legislator. Bert. Deut. xxxiii. 1. D. — David composed it in his name, (M.) or it bears some analogy with his writings. S. Jerom maintains, that he was the author of the nine following psalms, (C.) which have no title in Heb. T. — But S. Aug. thinks they would then have formed a part of the pentateuch. C. — The life of man was longer in the days of Moses than seventy or eighty years. Bell. v. 10. — Moses cannot be the author of the 94th and 95th psalms. W. — In the xcviii. 6. Samuel is mentioned, and it is not necessary to haver recourse to the prophetic spirit. One of the descendants of Moses, during the captivity, may have been the author, (C.) or David may have predicted that event. H.

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