Offertory of Third Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 9:11-12,13

Let them trust in Thee, all who know Thy name, O Lord: for Thou hast not forsaken them that seek Thee: sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: for He hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.


Verse 11. Know, with love. Such are always heard. What wonder if others be rejected, who flee from God? S. Chrys. and S. Aug. C. — The learned often trust too much to their own knowledge, whereas God has made choice of the simple. Matt. xi. 25. Bert.

Verse 12. Ways, (studia) “favours,” (H.) works, &c. C. — This was done by the apostles. S. Aug. — Men ought chiefly to study the precepts of God. W.

Verse 13. Their, may be omitted, as it would seem to refer to the Gentiles. God declares that he will demand the blood of all that shed it without authority. Gen. ix. 5. H. — He had punished the Chanaanites, &c. for their cruelty, as he did afterwards the persecutors of his Church. If the names of Herod, Nero, &c. be infamous in history for their sanquinary proceedings, they are not less so on account of the judgments which God exercised upon them, even in this world. C. See Lact. de Mort. Persec. H. — God avengeth the blood of his martyrs. W.

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