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Job 33:23

If there be a messenger with him, a mediator, one of a thousand, to show unto man his uprightness:
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Angel, by secret inspirations, (St. Thomas Aquinas; Tirinus) or a man sent by God, to announce the truths of salvation. (Mariana) Man's, or "to man. "(Calmet) Hebrew, "a messenger with him, an interpreter, one.to declare to man his uprightness. "Protestants, (Haydock) "If there be any merit in him, the angel comforter, chosen from a thousand accusers, is ready to declare to the son of man his rectitude. "Septuagint, "If there be a thousand destroying angels, not one of them shall hurt him; if the consider in his heart to be converted unto the Lord. Though he (the angel) lay before man his reproof, and show his folly, He (God) will take hold of him, that he may not die. He will renew his flesh as the plaster of a wall, and fill his bones with marrow: (25) he will make his flesh soft, like that of an infant, and will place him in manhood among men. "(Haydock) But this is different from the Hebrew. (Calmet) The intercession of angels is very powerful. They are represented as suggestin...

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
2. For who is this Angel, but He who is called by the Prophet, The Angel of mighty counsel? [Is. 9, 6. lxx.] For because to declare is called “evangelize” in Greek, the Lord in announcing Himself to us is called ‘Angel.’ [as Is. 63, 9] And he well says, If there shall be a messenger [or Angel] speaking for him; [Rom. 8, 26] because, as the Apostle says, He even intercedes for us. But let us hear what he says for us; One of like things. It is the way with medicine to cure disease sometimes by similar, sometimes by contrary, remedies. For it has frequently been wont to cure the hot by warm, and the cold by cold, applications; and on the contrary, the cold by warmth, the hot by cold. Our Physician then, on coming to us from above, and finding us oppressed with such great diseases, applied to our case something of a like, and something of a contrary, nature. For He came to us as Man to men, but as a Just One to those who were in sin. He agreed with us in the truth of His nature, He differe...

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
Who is this angel but the one the prophet calls “the angel of mighty counsel”? To declare is called “evangelize” in Greek, and the Lord in announcing himself to us is called “angel.” And he well says, “If there should be a messenger [or angel] speaking for him one of like things to show the righteousness of man.” For, as the apostle says, he even intercedes for us. But let us hear what he says for us, “One of like things.” It is the way with medicine to cure disease sometimes by similar, some times by contrary remedies. For it has frequently been wont to cure the hot by warm and the cold by cold applications; and on the contrary, the cold by warmth, hot by cold. Our Physician then, on coming to us from above and finding us oppressed with such great disease, applied to our case something of a like and something of a contrary nature, for he came to us as Man to humanity, as well as a just One to those who were in sin. He agreed with us in the truth of his nature; he differed from us in t...

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

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