Deuteronomy 32:20

And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very perverse generation, children in whom is no faith.
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Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
There is peace and joy in the hearts of those upon whom the face of the Lord looks. But for those from whom he turns away there is an accumulation of evils. He does not desire to look upon evil, because he is good. But if he deliberately looks toward evil, then wickedness takes root, because of humankind’s infidelity. .

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
From them. The Jews themselves acknowledged, in the siege of Jerusalem, that God had abandoned and given up to destruction his once beloved people. (Josephus, Jewish Wars vii. 8.) (Calmet) Consider, or look on their utter ruin with indifference, or rather with complacency. (Haydock) I will laugh at your destruction, Proverbs i. 16. (Calmet) God loves without seeing any preceding merit in his creatures, but he never abandons them till they have first proved unfaithful. (Worthington)

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

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