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."

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

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