Job 34:30

That the hypocrite reigns not, lest the people be ensnared.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
People. A hypocrite denotes one infected with all sorts of crimes. (St. Iren us v. 24.) Such a king is sometimes given to punish a wicked people, Osee xiii. 11., and Isaias iii. 4. This sense is beautiful, and followed by the Chaldean, Septuagint We may explain the Hebrew in like manner, by neglecting the Masoretic points. (Calmet) Protestants, "That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared. "(Haydock) Hebrew, "He overturns the throne of hypocrites, on account of the scandal of the people "or "he delivers the people from servitude. "The sense of the Vulgate seems preferable. (Calmet) Eliu insinuates that Job had been a hypocrite and an oppressor; but God exculpates him. (Worthington)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
34. For Judaea was unwilling that the true King should reign over it, and therefore obtained a hypocrite, as its merits demanded. As the Truth Itself says in the Gospel, I have come in My Fathers name, and ye received Me not; if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. [John 5, 43] And as Paul says, Because they received not the love of the truth that they might be saved, therefore God shall send them the operation of error, that they should believe a lie. [2 Thess. 2, 10. 11.] In that, then, which is said, Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people, may be designated Antichrist, the very chief of all hypocrites. For that seducer then pretends to sanctity, that he may draw men away to iniquity. But he is permitted to reign for the sins of the people, because, in truth, they are preordained to be under his rule, who are foreseen before all ages to be worthy of being his subjects, who by their subsequent sins, claim to be placed under him by...

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

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