How much less to him that regards not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
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Ephrem The Syrian
“Who says to a king, ‘You scoundrel!’ ” These words are referred to God, who is the King of kings and rulers, and exercises his power on everyone, so that no rich or poor is privileged. - "Commentary on Job 34.18–19"
Tyrant. This title is not always odious. It formerly was given to all princes, and came to be used in a bad sense, on account of the misconduct of some kings of Sicily. Tyrannus a rege distat factis, non nomine. (Sen. Clem. xii.)
Hebrew, "the rich more than the poor. "(Haydock)
God fears not to rebuke even the greatest princes, and dost thou dare to arraign his justice? (Calmet)
1. The very mode of man’s creation shews, how far he surpasses all things beside. For the reason which has been conferred on man proclaims how far a rational nature surpasses all things which are deficient in either life, or sense, or reason. And yet, because we close our eyes to inward and invisible objects, and feast them on those which are seen, we most commonly esteem a man, not for what he is in himself, but from what is accidental to him. And since we do not look at what a man is in himself, but what he can do, in our acceptance of persons we are influenced, not by the persons themselves, but by what accidentally belongs to them. And thus it comes to pass, that even that person is inwardly despised by us, who is outwardly held in honour; for whilst he is honoured for that which is about him, he is, from his own doings, placed low in our judgment. But Almighty God examines the conduct of men, solely on the nature of their deserts, and frequently inflicts severer punishment, from t...