Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolation.
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George Leo Haydock
Do. "Alter your opinion. "(Menochius)
Symmachus, "hear. "Septuagint, "may this be for your consolation "(Hebrew) which I shall receive from you, or which you may make use of, if you should be afflicted (Calmet) as I am. (Haydock)
Job undertakes to show that the wicked are sometimes suffered to enjoy a long prosperity.
40. For he that when he said Hear, added, I pray you, shews how humbly he speaks, whilst he entreats persons, swelling with pride against him, to bring back their thought to the teaching of saving truth. But whereas holy men, within the pale of the Universal Church, are not only ready to teach what is right, but also to undergo things that are done against them, they do not dread being laughed at.