My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because he answers like wicked men.
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George Leo Haydock
Father. From God all the rights of a father spring, Ephesians iii. 15. (Calmet)
Septuagint, "No indeed: but learn Job, answer not like fools. "Protestants, "my desire is, (marginal note, my father) that Job may be tried unto the end, because of his answers for the wicked. "(Haydock)
He has imitated their wicked discourses; let his chastisement deter others. (Calmet)
The sequel seems to intimate, that Eliphaz is here styled Father. (Menochius)
6. Lo! how he lifts up even in words of cursing, that which he had before conceived of the swellings of arrogance. But he would perhaps wish for the force of a merciful probation, if he had believed that he had stood firm in probation. In order then that the malice of his cruelty may openly appear, he prays, that he may still be tried by scourges, who he complains had already fallen during his scourges. He first stated what he thought, in order that what he wished might be more plainly understood. He requires him to be still smitten, whom he accuses of having sinned already under the hand of the Smiter. These are wishes peculiar to the haughty, to pray that the lives of those who are suffering may be more severely examined, because the more just they are in their own eyes, the more hardened are they in others’ sufferings. For they know not how to take to them the feeling of the other’s infirmity, and to feel pity for their neighbour’s weakness, as they do for their own. For since they ...