If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom:
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George Leo Haydock
A man. Hebrew, "Adam "who, to excuse himself, threw the blame upon Eve, Genesis iii. 12. (Calmet)
His posterity have too frequently imitated his example. The name of Adam often designates any man. (Haydock)
It was requisite that Job should assert his sincerity, that his friends might not suppose that he was actuated by self-love or obstinacy to defend his innocence. (Calmet)
Septuagint, "If falling into an involuntary fault I hid my sin, (for I feared not the crowd of people, that I should not plead before them) but if I let the needy pass my gate with his bosom empty. "Theodotion xxxv. subjoins, "who would give me a hearer? but if I did not revere the hand of the Lord. "Septuagint go on, "the bond which I had against any one, if I placed on my shoulder, as a crown, and read, and did not rather tear it, and give it up, taking nothing from my debtor. If", ver. 38. According to this version, Job insists on his pity for the distressed, and shows that he had no reason to fear. But the H...
30. For these are the proofs of true humility, both for a man to ascertain his own wickedness, and on being ascertained to discover it by the voice of confession; but on the contrary it is the accustomed evil practice of man’s race, at once to commit sin keeping himself hidden from sight, and when committed to hide it by denying, and when brought home to him, to multiply it by standing up for it. For from that fall of the first man we draw these accessions of wickedness, from which we also draw the very original of sin. For thus he, when he had touched the forbidden tree, hid himself from the face of the Lord amidst the trees of Paradise. In which hiding, because surely he could not escape the eye of God, it is not the effecting of self-concealing that is related, but the affecting thereof is betokened. Who when he was charged by the Lord, how that he had touched of the forbidden tree, thereupon answered; The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat....