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Job 33:16

Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Instructeth. Hebrew, "sealing "that they may not mistake such a favour for a common dream. (Calmet)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
40. For when they are dead to outward objects, they hear with open ears the causes which come before their inward judgment. And when they consider minutely with themselves either their open punishments, or their secret judgments, they cease not to afflict themselves with tears. Whence it is well said, And teaching, He instructeth them with discipline, because to a mind which reflects and wounds itself with penitence, the sorrows of compunction are like the stripes of a blow. Whence Solomon also rightly uniting together the force of these kinds of blows, says, The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil, and blows in the secret parts of the belly. [Prov. 20, 30] For by the blueness of a wound he implies the discipline of blows on the body. But blows in the secret parts of the belly are the wounds of the mind within, which are inflicted by compunction. For as the belly is distended when filled with food, so is the mind puffed up when swollen with wicked thoughts. The blueness then of a w...

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

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