Job 20:20

Surely he shall not feel quietness in his heart, he shall not save of that which he desired.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Them. Death will overtake him, like the rich man, Luke xii. 20. (Calmet)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
For the ‘belly’ of the wicked man is avarice, in that there is collected together in it whatsoever is swallowed with wrong desire. But it is plain that avarice is not extinguished, but increased by the objects desired. For like fire, when it has got fuel to feed on, it increases; and from the same cause that the flame appears to be restrained for a moment, it is seen a little while after to spread itself out. And it often happens that when Almighty God is greatly wroth with the covetous soul, He first lets all things accrue to it according to its wish, and afterwards takes it away in vengeance, that it may undergo eternal punishments on account of them. And hence it is added; And when he shall have that which he desired, he shall not be able to possess it. 24. For it is a mark of greater indignation, when that thing is given which is desired amiss, and therefrom there ensues sudden retribution, because he got that likewise, which he went after when God was wroth the while. And ...

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

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