Job 30:24

Yet he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry out in his destruction.
Read Chapter 30

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Consumption. Thou dealest mercifully with other people: but all the effects of thy anger fall upon me, even here. Septuagint, "O that I might lay hands on myself, or desire another to do this for me! "Hebrew has nothing similar; but is very obscure: "He will not, however, stretch forth his hand to the grave; and when they are wounded, they are healed. "(Calmet) Protestants, "grave, though they cry in his destruction. "(Haydock) The grave is more desirable than such a life. There the dead are freed from the miseries of this world. (Calmet)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
It is said, “I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.” … Before the grace of the Redeemer even the just were carried to the caverns of hell. For the mere entering of “hell” is itself called “the house of all living,” because no one came there who before the advent of the Mediator did not enter by the simple constitution of his own state of corruption. No one came there who did not go on to the death of the flesh, by the steps of that same corruption belonging to him.… The same judgment pertains to the accents of the holy church in which there are weak persons who hold the faith to the extent of the word of the lips but contrary to the precepts of faith act the slave to their desires. For [the church] says, “I know that you will deliver me to death, where the house appointed for all living is.” For because it sees multitudes in it devoted to pleasures and already foresees their destruction, [the church] reflects that in the course of the present...

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
67. In which words assuredly this ought to be perceived with penetration, that blessed Job, while he is telling his own circumstances transfers others into himself. For he as it were in a special manner said of himself; Thou liftedst me up, and as it were setting me upon the wind dashedst me down with strength: I know that Thou wilt deliver me to death, where is the house appointed for all living; and yet he adds not concerning himself but others, Howbeit Thou dost not put forth Thine hand for the destroying of them. For whereas whilst speaking of himself in arguing, he subjoins cases applying to others, he shews how many he represents the persons of in himself. Accordingly the Lord ‘puts not forth His hand for the destroying’ of those that sin, when by striking He reforms from sins, and ‘He saves those that are falling to the ground,’ when those falling into transgression He wounds as to the health of the body; that being brought low outwardly they should arise inwardly, in order tha...

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

App Store LogoPlay Store Logo