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Waters, which in that country are very scarce. --- Milk. Septuagint, "fat." (Calmet) --- In the western Churches, wine and honey were given to the new baptized, chap. vii. 15. (St. Jerome) --- Christ invites all to come to him, John iv. 14,. and vii. 37. The establishment of the Church is described under the figure of the return from Babylon. (Calmet) --- Grace is offered to all. But only those are justified who thirst, and do their best, Matthew v. 6. (Worthington)
David. I will be equally faithful to you, Psalm lxxxviii. 29. Septuagint, " the holy things of David faithful, " Acts xiii. 34. The resurrection of Christ fully accomplished the promise made to David.
Him. David, who continually proclaimed the divine mercies, (Psalm xvii. 1.) or rather Christ; though Grotius alone would refer it to Jeremias. (Calmet)
Not with approbation. (Haydock) --- The Gentiles are converted.
Near. He will shortly (Calmet) turn to the Gentiles, John xii. 35., and Acts xiii. 46. (Haydock)
Way. This is a necessary preliminary to God's service. (Worthington)
My ways. I am not vindictive, but require a sincere conversion. (Calmet) --- We cannot serve both God and the world. We must therefore adhere to the former. (Worthington)
Sent it. I will assuredly bring you from Babylon; and the rain shall sooner return upwards than I will break my promise.
Peace, by strangers, chap. xlix. 22. --- Hands, for joy. (Calmet) --- Ipsa sonant arbusta Deus Deus ille, Menacla. (Virgil, Eclogues v.)
Myrtle-tree. Instead of the wicked, the just shall be seen. (Chaldean) --- Away. The conversion and sanctity of the Gentiles shall be a trophy to the Lord. (Menochius)
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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Isaiah 55". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30