frontery to attempt utterly to repeal the very name of our faith. We must realise that this is the sixth psalm of those which we earlier said would discuss the two natures. 21
How splendidly joined to each other are the sections proceeding from the same source to achieve the salvation of the human race! Who would not be amazed that what is said earlier in different psalms is clearly assembled so harmoniously here? Similarly David himself in the Chronicles is filled with the holy Spirit, and made the Lord's praises resound with great expressions of joy by assembling sections of Psalms 104, 95 and 105, 22 so that incense compounded of different aromas could happily rise to the Lord's presence; for sentiments which are clearly in no sense at odds with each other are united without difficulty. So let us consider that this psalm too has been fashioned from others so that the hungry soul may feast on the different flavours, and thus be renewed. This is why even today, I believe, cantors are allowed to merge together sections of different psalms. My judgment is that there is another apt feature in the present instance: the action of the Lord made one Church out of the two peoples.
I. Unto the end, a pralm of David. This psalm-heading is now familiar through our explanation of these words earlier, so we must apply it to the heavenly King, for all its words are directed towards the Lord Christ. He will speak in this psalm of the wickedness of Judas and the Jewish people, foretelling the mysteries of His passion.
As we have said, the Lord Christ speaks throughout. In the first part He rebukes the Jews who preferred to render evils to their Creator in