327. Saying, How long, O Lord,* dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? signifies, by reason that the Last Judgment is delayed, and they who offer violence to the Word and to the Lord's Divine Human are not removed. "How long, O Lord, dost Thou not judge," signifies, why is the Last Judgment delayed? "and avenge our blood," signifies, why in justice are they not condemned, who have offered them violence for acknowledging the Lord's Divine Human, and for living according to the truths of His Word? By "blood" is signified violence offered to them (n. 379); by "them that dwell on the earth," are meant the evil in the world of spirits, from whom they were guarded that they might not be hurt.
* The original Latin omits "Who are holy and true."