If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for the high official is watched by a higher one ; and there are yet higher ones over them.
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George Leo Haydock
Him. An appeal may be made to the king or to God. Reges in ipsos imperium est Jovis. (Horace, iii. ode 1.)
Hebrew, "the king serves, (Montanus) or is served by the field. "(Protestants) (Haydock)
All have a mutual dependence on each other, and thus the vanity of men and the order of Providence appear. (Calmet)