9 0 9 0 0 9:1 Hadrach: Syria. 9 1 9 0 0 9:7 His blood: It is spoken of the Philistines, and particularly of Azotus, (where the temple of Dagon was,) and contains a prophecy of the conversion of that people from their bloody sacrifices and abominations to the worship of the true God. 9 7 9 0 0 9:8 That serve me in war: Viz., the Machabees. 9 8 9 0 0 9:13 Thy sons, O Sion, etc: Viz., the apostles, who, in the spiritual way, conquered the Greeks, and subdued them to Christ. 9 13 9 0 0 9:16 Holy stones: The apostles, who shall be as pillars and monuments in the church. 9 16 9 0 0 9:17 The corn, etc: His most excellent gift is the blessed Eucharist, called here The corn, that is, the bread of the elect, and the wine springing forth virgins; that is, maketh virgins to bud, or spring forth, as it were, like flowers among thorns; because it has a wonderful efficacy to give and preserve purity. 9 17 9 0 0 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8
¤ Chapter 9: God will defend his church, and bring over even her enemies to the faith. The meek coming of Christ, to bring peace, to deliver the captives by his blood, and to give us all good things.