Job 16:11

God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Cheek. His friends seemed so enraged, as to be disposed to do so. (Calmet) These expressions were strikingly verified in Christ. (Menochius) The outrages may also be attributed to the devil; (Calmet) or, by personification, to the malady of Job. (Menochius)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
14. Lost sinners open their mouths ‘in reproaching,’ when they at once do not fear to proclaim the mischiefs of their errors, and laugh to scorn the announcements of the right faith: with regard to whom be it known that they chiefly prosecute those in Holy Church, whom they see likely to be of service to many, who bruise the life of the carnal by the word of correction, and change them spiritually into the body of the Church. Hence it is added; They have smitten me upon the cheek; they have taken their fill of my punishments. 15. For ‘the cheek’ of the Church, are the holy preachers, as where it is said under the figure of Judaea, by Jeremiah, She weepeth sore in the night, and the tears are on her cheeks. [Lam. 1, 2] For in the adversities of the Church those mourn the most, who are used to crush the life of the carnal by preaching; for by these very persons Holy Church breaks and bruises the wicked to bad habits, and as it were swallowing them converts them into members of hers...

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

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