Job 30:13

They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Help them, or me. (Calmet) Septuagint, "they took off my garment. "(Haydock) Job seemed to be besieged, and could not escape. (Calmet)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
51. Let blessed Job tell these things of evil spirits, i.e. of secret enemies. Let the Church Universal speak them of bad men persecuting, i.e. of open adversaries. For these ‘do away with her paths,’ when in the souls of certain weak ones they interrupt the ways of truth by crafty persuading. These in ‘plotting prevail, when those, whom they cannot openly force to evil, they turn aside by pretending what is good, but that is very wonderful, which he subjoins, And there was not any one to bring help, when the Psalmist exclaims touching the help of God; A helper in seasons, in tribulation. And, Let them hope in Thee, who know Thy Name, for Thou, Lord, wilt not forsake those that seek Thee. [Ps. 9, 9. 10.] And when it is written again, Did ever any trust in the Lord and was confounded? or did any abide in His commandments, and was forsaken? Or whom did He ever despise, that called upon Him? [Ecclus. 2, 10] On what principle, then, is it now said; And there was not any to bring help, exce...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
You see what especially afflicts him is to be mocked by those who reproach him for the evil actions that they commit. Some “thieves,” he says, some wicked, some criminals, some robbers have made us the subject of their proposals and conversations. - "Commentary on Job 30.12a–13"

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

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