Ecclesiastes 7:8

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Oppression. Literally, "calumny. "The most perfect can hardly bear it. Hebrew, "oppression (or calumny of others. Calmet) will make the wise insane, and a present will ruin the heart. "(Montanus) Avarice blinds us. (Haydock) Deuteronomy xvi. 19., "a corrupt judge examines ill the truth."
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