Job 31:16

If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Wait, and not given sentence in due time, (Haydock) but frustrated her expectation. (Menochius)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
25. By these words the holy man is shewn not only to have ministered to the need of the poor, but also to their desire of having. But what if the poor wished those very things, which perchance it might not be for their good to receive? Is it that, because in Sacred Scripture the lowly are used to be called ‘poor,’ those only are to be accounted the things the poor wish to receive, which the humble seek? And surely it is required, that every thing should be unhesitatingly given that is asked for with true humility; i.e. whatsoever is begged for not from desire but from necessity. For it is to be henceforth very full of pride, to desire any thing beyond the limits of want. And hence it is said to persons asking with pride, Ye ask, and ye receive not, because ye ask amiss. [James 4, 3] Because then they are genuinely poor, who are not blown out through the spirit of pride; which same ‘Truth’, plainly represents, when He says, Blessed are the poor in spirit; [Matt. 5, 5] it is well said in...

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

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