Isaiah 50:2

Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink, because there is no water, and die of thirst.
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Cyril of Alexandria

AD 444
No one who views things correctly thinks God possesses a physical body. It is only that the holy Scriptures speak in a human fashion about him. For those of us in simple and crass bodies can think in no other way, except that these things are adapted for us by a range of metaphors, so that in the perception of visible things we are able to know in part about the divine and higher being, which is higher than all bodily imaginings. Observe how in these words the message is adapted to human understanding. - "Commentary on Isaiah" ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Hear. My spouse had gone after other lovers. The people refused to hear the prophets; and the priests were become as corrupt as the rest, when the city was taken by the Chaldeans and by the Romans. (Calmet) Sea. Babylon, chap. xxi. (Haydock) I could work the same miracles, as I did when Israel came out of Egypt. ...


AD 420
So that you might know that your mother was not rejected by me but deserted of her own will, after many benefits I put on human flesh and not through any prophets but actually present myself I spoke forth: “I have come, and there was not a man” or a person. For all people, abandoning the image of humans, adopted the images of beasts and serpents. Thus it was said to Herod on account of his wickedness, “Go and tell that fox,” or to the Pharisees, “brood of vipers.” … I have called them as if they were rational animals.… We can say that although he is the accomplisher of such great signs and he makes the sky and earth and sea to serve his uses, even he could not avoid the cross. - "Commentary on Isaiah 13.26" ...

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

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