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Job 33:22

Yea, his soul draws near unto the grave, and his life to those who bring death.
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Ephrem The Syrian

AD 373
These words mean that the soul of the wicked will never rejoice in the sins that it has committed or in the justice that it has never reached. - "Commentary on Job 33.20"

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Destroyers; the worms in the grave, (Haydock) or to sickness, (Menochius) "which bring on death. "Pagnin mortiferis.

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
53. For the soul of every just man when tempted is said to draw near to corruption, when, for fear his virtue should elate him, he is compelled by the rod to feel what he is in his own natural infirmity. He approaches, in truth, to corruption, because he learns that by his own strength he is not far from destruction, in order that he may ascribe not to himself but to the Lord, that he is far from that destruction. But he approaches to the destroyers, because he sees that, through the infirmity of the flesh, he is very near to sins which cause death: and from these he is the farther removed by the Divine goodness, the more he is conscious that by his own deserts he is very near them. By contemplating his own condition, David had drawn near to corruption, when he said, Remember, Lord, that we are dust; as for man his day is grass. [Ps. 103, 14. 15.] Paul also had, by contemplating his own infirmity, approached the destroyers, when he said, I see another law in my members warring against ...

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

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