Job 31:2

For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
High, if I should give way to such unchaste thoughts. (Menochius)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
6. As though he said in plain words; ‘If I defile, my mind in thought, I can never be the ‘inheritance’ of Him, Who is the Author of purity.’ For the rest are no good things at all, if to the eyes of the secret Judge they be not approved by the testimony of chastity. For all the virtues lift themselves up in the sight of the Creator by reciprocal aid, that because one virtue without another is either none at all or the very least one, they should be mutually supported by their alliance together. For if either humility forsake chastity, or chastity abandon humility, before the Author of humility and chastity, what does either a proud chastity, or a polluted humility avail to benefit us? And so that the holy man might obtain to be owned by his Maker in the remaining particulars of good, keeping purity of the heart, let him say, I made a covenant with mine eyes, that I should not even think on a maid. For what portion would God have in me from above, and what inheritance would the Almight...

Julian of Eclanum

AD 455
Deep affect is tightly united with this verse. Not even at the time, he says, when the sweetness of the harp softened my ears did I allow any lustful feeling to dwell in my heart, even though the sounds tuned with art affected the senses. “I have made a covenant with my eyes.” After the search for justice and the feeling of mercifulness, he places the virtue of chastity in the highest position. - "Exposition on the Book of Job 31.1"

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

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