Deuteronomy 32:10

He found him in a desert land, and in the wasteland of the howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
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Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
As far as I can see, Scripture is undoubtedly presenting a picture of the educator of children and describing the guidance he imparts. .

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
He found. Septuagint and Chaldean, "he gave him what was sufficient, in the desert land. "God made a choice of a nation destitute of every thing, that they might confess with gratitude that they had received all from him. (Calmet) "Taught him "both by "instructions "and by various "chastisements. "Septuagint, epaideusen. (Haydock) The space of forty years was necessary (Calmet) to eradicate the propensity to evil, and the corrupt manners of the Hebrews, who were therefore conducted through a wilderness, where they might not be contaminated by the company of other nations, (Haydock) but might have leisure to meditate on the law of God. (Calmet) Eye, with the utmost care. (Menochius) He protected those whom he had chosen out of pure mercy. (Worthington)

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

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