Job 28:9

He puts forth his hand upon the flinty rock; he overturns the mountains by the roots.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Roots, in quest of precious metals. (Menochius) "Imus in viscera terræ et in sede Marium opes quærimus. "(Pliny, xxxiii. pref.) Effodiuntur opes, irritamenta malorum. (Ovid, Met. i.)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
57. For ‘he stretched out his hand to the flint,’ because He put forth the arm of His preaching to the hardness of the Gentiles. Hence the same blessed Job, forewarned of the history of his suffering being destined to be made known to the Gentiles, says, Let these things be graven with an iron pen in a plate of lead, or hewn in the flint. [Job 19, 24] But whom in this place do we understand by the’ mountains’ saving the powerful ones of this world, who on account of earthly substance swell themselves high? Concerning whom the Psalmist saith, Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke [Ps. 144, 5]; but the mountains are overturned from the roots, because, on Holy Church preaching the highest powers of this world fell from their inmost thinking into the adoring of Almighty God. For ‘the roots’ of the mountains are the inmost thoughts of the proud. And ‘the mountains fall from the roots,’ because for the worshipping of God, the powers of the world are laid level with the earth from t...

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

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