Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon you.
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George Leo Haydock
Wonder (miraculum.) Hebrew, "terror "(Haydock) in allusion to Job's words, chap. ix. 34.
Eloquence. Hebrew, "hand. "(Calmet)
Septuagint, "the dread of me shall not cast thee down, nor my hand be heavy upon thee. "Arrogant men esteem their own observations as something wonderful. (St. Gregory) (Worthington) ...
For it is peculiar to the arrogant that they always believe, even before they speak, that they are going to say some wonderful thing. And they anticipate their own words by their own admiration, because, with all their acuteness, they are not sensible to how great a folly is their very pride. We must observe also that Paul, when he was giving the Hebrews some striking warnings, subjoined, “I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of consolation, for I have written to you in few words.” But Elihu uttered empty words and afterwards added, as if for consolation, “Yet let not my wonder terrify you or my eloquence be burdensome to you.” The one called his sayings the words of consolation; the other called them eloquence and a marvel. Behold, how different in taste are the fruits that spring forth from diverse roots of thought. The one thinks humbly of his high qualities; the other exalts himself without reason on his scanty endowments. What then is specially to be observed in all this, but ...