Job 31:22

Then let my arm fall from my shoulder blade, and my arm be broken from its socket.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
With. Hebrew, "from its bone "at the elbow. (Septuagint) (Calmet)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
33. Because bodily action is carried on by the shoulder and the arm, if the good things which he put forth with the lips he did not fulfil in deed, he wishes to himself ‘the shoulder to fall,’ and ‘the arm to be broken in pieces.’ As though he said in plain words, ‘If the things that I said I refused to do, this very member of my body, which was given to me for working withal, may I lose, that surely that may fall from the body which I would not exercise to advantage.’ But if this sentence of a curse is to be referred to a spiritual meaning, it is doubtless plain that the arm is joined to the body by the shoulders, and as by the arm good practice, so by the shoulder the knitting together of social life, is denoted. Whence too the Prophet, regarding the holy peoples of the Church universal, that should serve God in concord, says, And they shall serve Him with one shoulder. [Zeph. 3, 9] Herein then that he says, If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw myself above ...

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

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