Monthly Archives: September 2016

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 118

Psalm 117 The psalmist praises God for his delivery from evils; puts his whole trust in him, and foretells the coming of Christ Psa 118:1 Give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 2

Psalm 2 a. Quare fremuerunt gentes, et populi meditati sunt inania? Astiterunt reges terrae, et principes convenerunt in unum adversus Dominum, et adversus Christum eius. Why have the gentiles raged, and the people devised useless things? The kings of the … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 2 (with some supplemental notes by me)

Text in red are my additions. Psa 2:1  Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things? Psa 2:2  The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, against the Lord, and against his Christ. … Continue reading

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Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 2

Text in red are my additions. According to some, this and the first Psalm form but one; which thus begins and ends in blessedness; for Psalm 1, it is argued, which treats of Christ begins with the words Blessed is … Continue reading

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My Notes on Psalm 2

A sublime vision of the nations in revolt against Jehovah and his Anoited, with a declaration of the divne purpose to maintain his King’s authority, and a warning to the world that it must bow to him or perish. The … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 1

Psalm 1  (a) Beatus vir qui non abiit in consilio impiorum et in via peccatorum non stetit, et in cathedra pestilentiae non sedit; sed in lege Domini voluntas eius, et in lege eius meditabitur die ac nocte. (a) Blessed is … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 3

PSALM 3 THE PSALM OF DAVID WHEN HE FLED FROM THE FACE OF HIS SON ABSALOM Psa 3:1 The psalm of David when he fled from the face of his son Absalom. Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 2

PSALM 2 THE VAIN EFFORTS OF PERSECUTORS AGAINST CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH Psa 2:1 Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things? David, recognizing in spirit the coming Messias, the many persecutions he was to undergo, to … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 1

PSALM 1 THE HAPPINESS OF THE JUST: AND THE EVIL STATE OF THE WICKED Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 113

PSALM 113 GOD IS TO BE PRAISED, FOR HIS REGARD TO THE POOR AND HUMBLE Ps 113:1 Praise the Lord, ye children: praise ye the name of the Lord.  Children, here, represent the servants of the Lord who worship him … Continue reading

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