Job 31:37

I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
To a. Hebrew, "as a prince would I approach to him "and not fear my adversary. (Haydock)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
46. Since concerning these ‘steps’ of merits it is said by the Psalmist, They go from virtue to virtue. [Ps. 84, 7] Concerning these, again, regarding Holy Church he says; God is distinguished in her steps, what time He shall receive her. [Ps. 48, 3. not as V.] For neither is there any attaining suddenly to things above, as has been said, but to the topmost pitch of virtuous attainments the soul is led on by accessions. For hence it is that the same Prophet saith again; I was exercised, and my spirit failed little by little. [Ps. 77, 3] What does he mean, then, that he says, my spirit, but the spirit of man, i.e. the spirit of exaltation? And because by secret grace we advance to the love of God by a measure regulated from above, in proportion as virtue is daily increased in us by the Spirit of God, our own spirit proportionally goes off. Which spirit of error, because it is not at once cut clean away from us, is justly recorded to have ‘failed little by little.’ But we then make compl...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
“I have torn all that was received unjustly.” Without boasting, I have torn what I had received. And the expression “on my shoulders” suggests that some [of his friends] gloried in the afflictions of the others; and I did not content myself with giving it back simply, but I nullified it by tearing it. “I have torn all that was received unjustly.” - "Commentary on Job 31.35–40"

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

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