Job 16:21

O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Full. Hebrew, "scorners. "Therefore I appeal to inanimate things; and, above all, to God, who cannot give a wrong judgment.

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
30. We acknowledge indeed always that we are sinners, yet often, when laid under the rod, we do not know for what sin in particular we are stricken, and we sift ourselves with minute examining, that if we might in any way be able we might trace out the cause of our being struck; and whereas this is for the most part hidden from us, our blindness becomes a load upon us, and we are the more pained at what we are suffering. But anyone that ‘comes to judgment with his neighbour,’ both says what he thinks, and knows what answer is made in return, and strikes a blow where he will, and knows from what quarter he is struck. But he that is smitten with the visitation of God, while he knows indeed that he is beaten, but knows not why he is beaten, as it were himself says what he thinks, but does not know what may be said against him; seeing that he himself indeed groans under the rod, but God does not declare openly for what cause of vengeance He strikes him. Therefore it is said now, Oh! th...

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

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