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Job 31:39

If I have eaten its fruit without payment, or have caused its owners to lose their life:
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Money. Or paying for them. (Menochius) And have. Protestants, "or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life."

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
53. For to ‘eat the fruit of the land without money’ is to receive indeed our charges from the Church, but not to yield to that Church the price of preaching. Of which same preaching it is said by the voice of the Creator, Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. [Matt. 25, 27] And so he ‘eats the fruits of the earth without money,’ who receives the Church’s benefits for the service of the body, but does not pay to the people the ministry of exhortation. What do we pastors say to these things, who while we are the forerunners of the Advent of the Strict Judge, take upon us the function of a herald indeed, but devour the Church’s supplies with dumb mouths? We exact all that is owed to our own body, but we do not pay back what we owe to the soul of those committed to our charge. Mark how the holy man, tied down by so many pledges in this world, in the midst of numberless employments, was free for the...

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

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