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Isaiah 12

This is a hymn of praise suited to the times of the Messiah.

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This is a hymn of praise suited to the times of the Messiah

1 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

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G Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Ver. 1. Thanks. Lit. “confess.” The Jews thank God for their return, as the Church does for her deliverance from sin. W. — Canticles were composed on such occasions. Ex. xv. — Angry. They do not thank God on this account; but because he had averted his indignation. C.

Ver. 3. Fountains. Instead of those which your fathers drank in the desert. C. — You shall have the holy Scriptures, (H.) sacraments, &c. Jo. iv. 13. and vii. 38.

Ver. 6. Of thee. He alludes to the name Emmanuel. Christ preached, and his own would not receive him. Jo. i. 11. and 26. C. — He continues with us, concealed under the sacramental species. M.