Job 23:13

But he is of one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Alone. Self-existent. Hebrew, "in one thing "or resolution. He is immutable: all I could say would avail nothing. (Calmet)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
45. Are there not angels and men, the heavens and the earth, the air and the waters of the ocean, all the winged creatures, quadrupeds, and creeping things? And surely it is written, Which God created that they should be. [Gen.2, 3] Whereas then there is such a multitude of things in the circle of nature, wherefore is it now said by the voice of the blessed man, He is Himself alone? Why, it is one thing to be, and another thing to BE primarily, one thing to be subjectly to change, and another thing to BE independently of change. For these are all of them in being, but they are not maintained in being in themselves, and except they be maintained by the hand of a governing agent, they cannot ever be. For all things subsist in Him by Whom they were created, nor do the things that live owe their life to themselves, nor are those that are moved, but do not live, by their own caprice brought to motion. But He moveth all things, Who quickens some with life, whilst some that are not so ...

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

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