Job 17:1

My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the grave is ready for me.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Spirit. Hebrew, "breath is corrupt "(Haydock) or spent. I cannot breathe without the greatest difficulty. (Calmet) Only. Septuagint, "But I want the grave, and do not obtain it. "(Haydock)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
32. ‘My spirit is wasted to thinness,’ by the fear of judgment; in that the minds of the Elect, the more they feel themselves to be approaching the final Judgment, tremble so much the more fearfully in the searching of their own selves; and if they ever find in themselves any carnal thoughts, they consume them by the fervour of their penance; nor do they suffer their thoughts to expand with carnal delight, in that they pass sentence and inflict punishment on themselves more rigorously in proportion as they are awaiting the strict Judge close at hand; whence it comes to pass, that they look upon their departure as always near. For the minds of the lost do many things wickedly on this account, because they suppose themselves living here for long; and so ‘the spirit of the righteous is wasted to thinness,’ but the spirit of the wicked is thickened. For in proportion as they swell out in self-elation, they have not the wearing down of the spirit: but the righteous, whilst they consider ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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