Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States
   A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

"Keep me, O Lord, for I have hoped in You... He has manifested His wonders to His saints who are in His earth, and He has wrought all His desires in them....  He is on my right hand, that I should not be moved; You shall not leave my soul in Hades, neither shall You suffer Your holy One to see corruption" (Psalm 16). Who is the Psalmist referring to the Lord Jesus Christ or His saints?

Here David the Psalmist is prophesying about our Lord's body which will not see corruption. On Pentecost day, St. Peter in his address to the men of Judea and all who dwelled in Jerusalem, had referred to this psalm and explained how this part was a prophecy about our Lord saying "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know; Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. For David says concerning Him: 'I foresaw the LORD always before my face, for He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken. Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad; moreover my flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption" (Acts 2:22-27).
Home | Ask A Question | Search Q&A