Job 20:2

Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Therefore. From this concession which thou hast just made. (Menochius) Various. Hebrew, "Hence do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I hasten. "Septuagint, "I did not thus suspect that thou wouldst contradict these things "(Haydock) Sophar only speaks this second time; and he produces little new, but begins with an air of more moderation, as if the arguments of Job had made some impression upon him. (Calmet) He attempts to prove that the wicked have no comfort long; which is true in one sense, as all time is short, though they may prosper all their lives, as Job corrects his observation, chap. xxi. 13. (Worthington)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
1. As though he said in plain words; ‘Because I see the terribleness of the last Judgment, therefore I am confounded in a state of consternation by the tumults of my thoughts.’ For the mind spreads itself wider in its range of thought, the more it considers how dreadful that is which threatens it. And ‘the mind is transported diverse ways,’ when with anxious alarm she weighs and considers, one while the evil she has done, at another time the good she has left undone, now all the blameable practices that she remains in, and now the right habits that she sees to be lacking to her. But though the friends of blessed Job, instructed by habituation to his life, knew how to live well, yet, being uninstructed to form an exact estimate of God’s judgments, that anyone of the righteous can be susceptible of ills here below, they did not believe possible. And hence they imagined that holy man to be wicked, whom they saw scourged, and, in consequence of this suspicion, it came to pass that the...

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

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