Job 28:11

He binds the streams from overflowing; and the thing that is hid brings he forth to light.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Searched, by diving; (Calmet) or, Hebrew, "he bindeth the rivers from flowing "diverting their course by dams This is another proof of the power of man. (Calmet) Labor omnia vincit. (Horace)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
60. For what else are here called ‘floods’ but the sayings of the ancient Fathers. For who might be able to estimate how vehement a flood, whilst he was founding the Law, burst forth from the very breast of Moses? how vehement a flood gushed from the heart of David? what mighty streams of floods flowed out from the lips of Solomon and all the Prophets? Now of these ‘floods’ Judaea held the shew, when in keeping the surface of the letter she knew not the depths thereof. But we, who, on the Lord coming, seek therein interior spiritual things, search their ‘depths.’ And this thing the Lord is Himself said to do, because by Himself vouchsafing it we are enabled to do it; and so by us, who follow not the letter which killeth, but the spirit which maketh alive, the Lord ‘searcheth the depths of. the floods, and bringeth the hidden things into light,’ because the statements of the Law, which the too dark history makes obscure, a spiritual interpretation now lights up. And hence ‘Trut...

Julian of Eclanum

AD 455
“And his eye has seen every precious thing.” That is, not only those things that were useful but also those that were convenient as an ornament, such as clothes from wool, fabrics for the rich from the threads of the Persian worms, wine from some creeping plants, ointments and other remedies from herbs. “The sources of the rivers he has probed,” while his curious hand explored the stones covered by the waters. “Hidden things he has brought to light”; his reason spread the news about the previously unknown usefulness of things. In fact, since before humankind the elements subsisted alone, after he was created, he understood what usefulness could be gained from each of them with the guidance of his reason, which lands were suitable for sowing, which for plantations that benefit could be obtained from a particular plant, which wood was useful to build ships that was suitable for buildings. - "Exposition on the Book of Job 28.10–11"

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

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