For I am with you, says the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet will I not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in just measure, and will not leave you altogether unpunished.
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George Leo Haydock
Nations, which are now no more. Grabe supplies ver. 10, 11, 15., and 22. (Haydock)
Judgment, like a father, (Calmet) though the chastisement may seem cruel, ver. 14. (Haydock)
Hebrew, "with justice, but I will not deny thee for ever. "Chaldean, "utterly. "(Calmet)
Only the Church is preserved continually. All other kingdoms change. (Worthington) ...
Although we say that trial is twofold, that is, in prosperity and in adversity, yet you must know that all people are tried in three different ways. Often they are tried for their probation, sometimes for their improvement, and in some cases because their sins deserve it. For their probation indeed! We read that the blessed Abraham and Job and many of the saints endured countless tribulations.… For improvement, because God chastens his righteous ones for some small and venial sins or to raise them to a higher state of purity, and he delivers them over to various trials that he may purge away all their unclean thoughts, and, to use the prophet’s word, the “dross,” which he sees to have collected in their secret parts. Thus may he transmit them like pure gold to the judgment to come, as he allows nothing to remain in them for the fire of judgment to discover when hereafter it searches them with penal torments according to this saying: “Many are the tribulations of the righteous.” … To wh...