Offertory of Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost

Esther 14:12,13

Remember me, O Lord, Thou Who rulest above all power; and give a well-ordered speech in my mouth, that my words may be pleasing in the sight of the prince.


Verse 12. Gods. Gr. “nations, and Lord of all power.” H.

Verse 13. Lion. This expression seems not sufficiently respectful. Capellus. — But why might not Esther use it with regard to one, who was raging against her people more than any lion, as S. Paul applies it to Nero, probably after her example? Houbigant. 2 Tim. iv. 17. — David also thus styles Saul and his persecutors in general. Ps. vii. 3. &c. C.

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