Gradual of Third Sunday in Lent

Psalm 9:20,4

Arise, O Lord, let no man be strengthened; let the nations be judged in Thy sight. V. When my enemy shall be turned back, they shall be weakened and perish before Thy face.


Verse 20. Man. Heb. enosh, (H.) “weak,” sinful “man.” Bert. – Gentiles, or all notorious sinners. The Jews despised the Gentiles, as the Romans did all barbarians. W.

Verse 4. Back; routed. After Saul’s family was taken off, none durst oppose David. They saw that the Lord had set him on the throne. C. — Only after his sin, rebels began to molest him. H. — The Fathers explain this of the devil and his agents. S. Jer. — God repelleth the enemy, when man is not able to resist. W.

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