he forgetteth not the cry of the humble: the "Cetib", or writing of the text, is עניים, "afflicted"; the "Keri", or marginal reading, is ענוים, "humble"; so the Masorah and Targum read: both may be taken into the sense: afflicted persons are generally humble, afflictions make them humble; God's people are an afflicted people; afflicted with sin, with Satan, with the world, with antichrist and his followers: and they are an humble people; grace makes them humble, and a sense of their sin and unworthiness keeps them so: and this is a proper character of the followers of Jesus. These in their distress cry to the Lord, as the Israelites did in Egypt under their bondage and, pressures: yea, their blood cries after death, as Abel's did, and as the blood of the martyrs of Christ does, whose souls under the altar cry for vengeance, Revelation 6:9; and God is not unmindful of their cry; however he may seem to be, he takes notice of it, and wilt in his own time avenge his elect, which cry unto him day and night.
Excerpt quoted by C. Stiliyanov in his:
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Gill on Psalm 9
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"...Benigni: this book is like having your pocket Pope
The artist affirms that at the presentation of the book-interview "The name of God is mercy" of Tornielli with [pope] Francis.
The Pope "is ferrying the Church in a forgotten place, Christianity." With director, Parolin, Lombardi and an inmate named in the Padua prisondomenico Agasso jr
ROME - January 12, 2016
"It's a beautiful book that [makes] " mercy " [to us] ». A book to "carry in your pocket," by "reading in 5 minutes, while the train is late." So Roberto Benigni at the presentation of the book "The name of God is Mercy - a conversation with Andrea Tornielli of Pope Francis". The Tuscan comedian said he was excited to be present "in the smallest country in the world with the greatest man in the world." "One can not speak of the Pope moderately. It is a revolutionary, it is wonderful. I did everything to see him, "said Francis, who during the last sermon of 2014, quoted Roberto Benigni, at the time busy with" The Ten Commandments "on television, without naming him, but calling it" a great Italian artist. "
The intervention of Benigni is volcanic and entertaining, as his style. "Only a Pope Francis could think of presenting a book with a Venetian cardinal, a Chinese prisoner and a Tuscan comedian ...," he said, referring to the people before him have intervened, the Augustinian Patristic Institute in Rome: Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, and the Chinese prisoner Zhang Jianqing Augustine. Moderator of the meeting is Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office.
"When kid I wanted to be a priest - he told Benigni -. When at school asked me "what do you want to be?", I answered "the Pope." All they began to laugh, and then I knew I had to do the comic ..., "he added, among the laughter of the audience in the hall.
"Joy is the gigantic secret of Christianity - he continues - is the basic building. [note: no repentance: do what do you want, just be happy, cheers]. Anyone who has suffered without losing Christian joy is very close to the Lord. " The artist warns: "We must be wary of the unfortunate [*]. Love happy people who are humble, joyful and close to God "and citing the first miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, the healing of Peter's mother-in-law, adds: "He healed her because then the mother-in-law cooked for them. Jesus tasted the joys of life .... " "It is the revenge of all mothers-in-law - [Beningni] jokes - this is the first miracle of the Gospel of Mark. And Peter did not stop Jesus telling him to leave alone because now she was sick. " He concluded: "But Jesus heals her, because then she started to serve them, in practice [He] wanted to make a nice lunch".
Mercy "is the cornerstone of the mission of Pope Francis". Just look at the Pontiff to understand that for him "life is compassion, love, and forgiveness is the basis of his pontificate." Benigni noted that "mercy is the greatest justice, does not delete it, not the corrupt, not abolished." So mercy is the "cornerstone" of the mission of Pope Francis: "The Miserere mei Deus Secundum misericordiam tuam Psalm 50 of David that always moves me." "A sin as great as that of David, if [He] has forgiven him, [He] can forgive all of us," he adds."
[*] = unhappy, wretched - see Luke 6:22
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16 Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
For Benigni, an Italian comic actor with some international echo:
"Benigni was born in Manciano La Misericordia (a frazione of Castiglion Fiorentino), the son of Isolina Papini, a fabric maker, and Remigio Benigni, a bricklayer, carpenter, and farmer. He was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy; he still considers himself a believer.
Benigni became famous in Italy in the 1970s for a television series called Onda Libera, on RAI2, produced by Renzo Arbore, in which he interpreted the satirical piece The Hymn of the Body Purged (L'inno del corpo sciolto, a scatological song about the joys of defecation). A great scandal for the time, the series was suspended due to censorship. His first film was 1977's Berlinguer, I Love You (Berlinguer ti voglio bene), also by Bertolucci.
In June 1983 he appeared during a public political demonstration by the Italian Communist Party, with which he was a sympathiser, and on this occasion he lifted and cradled the party's national leader Enrico Berlinguer. It was an unprecedented act, given that until that moment Italian politicians were proverbially serious and formal. Benigni was censored again in the 1980s for calling Pope John Paul II something impolite during an important live TV show ("Wojtylaccio", meaning "Bad Wojtyla" in Italian, but with a friendly meaning in Tuscan dialect).
On 2 February 2007, he was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. On 22 April 2008, the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa was conferred on him by the University of Malta, celebrated by a Settimana Dantesca including Benigni's first stage appearance at a university and the premiere of his performing with Dante scholar Robert Hollander.
"Communitarians wish to place community and individual on a collision course,"
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