Job 31:24

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Fine obrizo. Hebrew cethem, chap. xxviii. 15. (Haydock)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
1. That which has been often said by me already it is not troublesome for me to repeat many times, since the great Preacher too says, To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is necessary. [Phil. 3, 1] Blessed Job for this reason relates virtues achieved, because whilst caught between the words of rebuke and the wounds of the rod, he sees that his mind is being loosened from the assurance of hope. For he had heard from his friends upbraiding him that he had done numberless wicked things even, and lest his soul being driven hard by words and scourges simultaneously should break down into despair, by the recollection of his virtuous attainments he resets the same to hope, that it might never cast itself down in woe, in that if remembered that in the season of its repose it had done such lofty deeds. And so whereas we have told the reason of his purpose, it remains that we weigh with exactness his virtues so heard. 2. But this we are to have impressed...

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

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