Deuteronomy 32:1

Give ear, O you heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Speak. Hebrew and Septuagint, "Heaven attend, and I will speak. "(Haydock) Never was there an exordium more pompous, or better adapted to the subject. Moses calls those who never die to witness what he asserts, as if to insinuate that these truths ought never to be forgotten. See Numbers iv. 6. Virgil (Æneid xii.) imitates this style, Esto nunc sol testishæc mihi terra precanti, (Calmet) which he puts in the mouth of Æneas, to whom Latinus replies, Hæc eadem Ænea, terram, mare, sidera juro.


AD 606
By heavens he means the order of the clergy and by earth the people subject to them. For “Listen, O heavens, and I shall speak” was addressed not to insensible but to rational creation. Exposition of the Old and New Testament, Deuteronomy

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

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