28 Feb

The prophet’s danger and delivery from his son Absalom: mystically, the passion and resurrection of Christ.

The psalm of David when he fled from the face of his son Absalom. (2 Kings [2 Samuel] 15.)

Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? many are they who rise up against me.

Many say to my soul: There is no salvation for him in his God.

But thou, O Lord, art my protector, my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

I have cried to the Lord with my voice: and he hath heard me from his holy hill.

I have slept and have taken my rest: and I have risen up, because the Lord hath protected me.

I will not fear thousands of the people surrounding me: arise, O Lord; save me, O my God.

For thou hast struck all them, who are my adversaries without cause: thou hast broken the teeth of sinners.

Salvation is of the Lord: and thy blessing is upon thy people.


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