Job 21:21

For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
And if. Hebrew, "when "he is cut off in the midst of his days: he does not regard the happiness or misery of those whom he leaves behind. (Haydock) The children are rather taken away for his punishment, while he is living, as their misery would not touch him in the grave. (Menochius)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
60. Not that we ought so to understand it as that this wicked one, after he is condemned to everlasting punishment, shall never think of ‘his house,’ i.e. of his relations, whom he has left; since ‘Truth’ tells us by His own lips, that the rich man, who was buried in hell, even in the midst of punishment had care and concern touching his five brethren, whom he had left. [Luke 16, 28] For every sinner will turn wise in punishment, who continued foolish in sin, because being now wrung with anguish there, he opens his eyes to reason, which here being devoted to pleasure he kept shut; and under the torturing of punishment it is forced from him to learn wisdom, who here by pride blinding him made himself foolish. Which person, however, his wisdom will then no longer avail, in that here, where he ought to have acted after the dictates of wisdom, he lost the opportunity. For he covets as the sovereign good here to have progeny of his race, to fill his house with servants and with substanc...

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

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