Job 27:20

Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest steals him away in the night.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Night. Darkness often denotes disgrace and misery.

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
30. Let us look now at the want of the rich man as burning, whose abundance was so great as feasting. For he says, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue for I am tormented in this flame. [Luke 16, 24] By which same words it is not this that is made known to us, that there in that excessive burning a single drop of water is then asked for as a sufficiency of refreshment, but that he who has sinned by abundance should there be consumed by a want burning to excess. For we see in the words of the rich man, resulting from the exactest judgment of God, how proportionate a punishment answered such sin. For moved by want, he is there driven to beg for the very least, who here, moved by covetousness, went so far as to refuse the very least. What can be paid back more exactly, what more strictly? He begged a drop of water, who refused crumbs of bread; and so ‘want taketh hold of him like water.’ That want is ...

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

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