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Job 33:21

His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen now stick out.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Bare. The skin will scarcely cover them. He will appear ghastly, like a skeleton. (Calmet) Hebrew, "his bones. Shall stick out. "(Protestants) (Haydock)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
52. For when every outward pleasure is worn away by the pressure of the rod, the bones of inward firmness are laid bare. For what is meant in this place by the word flesh, but fleshly pleasure itself? Or what by bones, but the virtues of the soul? The flesh therefore wastes away, and the bones are laid bare, because while carnal pleasure is brought to nought by the reproof of scourges, those sturdy virtues are laid open, which had long been concealed, as it were, beneath the flesh. For no one learns what progress he has made, except in adversity. For in prosperity, the evidences of strength cannot be discerned. Whence it is written elsewhere, The Lord commanded His loving kindness in the day time, and declared it in the night. [Ps. 42, 8] Because, in truth, it is in tranquil rest that each man obtains the grace of the heavenly gift, but it is in trouble and adversity that he gives proof how much he has received. Let our flesh then waste away, that our bones may be laid bare. Let us be ...

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

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