See this legally free ebook:
- The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide: S. Matthew’s Gospel, Chaps. I. to IX, 3rd edition, translated by Thomas W. Mossman, Assisted by Various Scholars (London: John Hodges, 1887). May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index; available in various formats at Internet Archive and Internet Archive (2nd copy). The 2nd edition (1876) is also available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, and may be read in TXT format at EWTN Library. The Divine Lamp reproduces individual portions of the work, including St. Matthew 7:15-21 and 9:9-13.
UPDATE: Please read the text with prayerful CAUTION. According to a comment by Dim Bulb (Divine Lamp), the translation was done by Anglicans and contains critical comments on Catholic teachings expounded by Father De Lapide and omits some of his passages. He adds: “Loreto Publications has produced a Catholic translation of the commentaries on the four Gospels and published them in beautifully bound, high quality volumes, though they are expensive ($199.00).” With many thanks for the comment.
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