Job 37:16

Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is blameless in knowledge?
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Paths. Hebrew, "the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of Him whose knowledge is perfect? "chap. xxxvi. 4. Dost thou know what suspends the heavy clouds in the air? (Calmet)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
There are some who consider the wondrous works of God, but then they lie down, rather than standing up by acting rightly. They do not follow and respect the power of his doings. This is why Paul also said, “Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he falls.” They often indeed admire the judgments of heaven. They love the announcements of their heavenly country when they hear them and are astounded at the wondrous operations of his inward ordaining. But [they] still neglect to attain to these words by their love and their lives. They then become idle. Even while considering in their understanding the wondrous works of God, they do not love it in their lives. They indeed turn the eye of their minds to thinking on these things, but yet do not manifest their intentions by lifting themselves up from the earthly.… Elihu therefore, who did not believe that blessed Job had maintained the life that he professed, says, as if advising him, “Stand, and consider the wondrous works of God.” He st...

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
61. These clouds have most subtle paths, namely, the ways of holy preaching. For narrow is the gate, which leadeth unto life. [Matt. 7, 14] They confine then those by paths, who do not depart from the track of their purpose by wandering through the wide desires of the world. For the strict censure of holy living is not a broad way, but a path, in which each preacher is studiously confined: because he is carefully hemmed in by the defence of precepts. Is it not, as it were, a kind of narrowness of way to live indeed in this world, but to have no desires for this world, not to seek for another’s goods, not to retain one’s own, to despise the praises of the world, to love reproaches for God’s sake, to avoid glory, to court contempt, to despise flatterers, to honour our despisers, to banish from our hearts the wrongs of those who hurt us, and to retain towards them the unchangeable grace of affection in the heart? All which namely are paths, but paths of greatness. For the narrower they ar...

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

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