Communion of Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 103:13,14-15

The earth shall be filled with the fruit of Thy works, O Lord, that Thou mayest bring bread out of the earth, and that wine may cheer the heart of man: that he may make the face cheerful with oil; and that bread may strengthen man’s heart.


Verse 13. Rooms, with rain, v. 3. C. — Earth, or its inhabitants. T.

Verse 14. Service. Cattle, or beasts of burden, are thus fed for man’s service, though he may also eat legumes, &c. C. — Bring. God gives the increase. 1 Cor. iii. 7. H.

Verse 15. Oil. This was an article of food, (Bert.) and deeded almost as requisite for anointing the body, as bread and wine to support nature. Pliny xiv. 22. Hence it was prohibited in days of fasting. C. — These three things are put for all sorts of food. W.

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