Job 39:20

Can you make him afraid like a grasshopper? the majesty of his snorting is terrible.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Up. Hebrew, "frighten "(Haydock) or "make him leap. "(Bo chart) (Calmet) Nostrils. Septuagint, "of his chest, or shoulders, is boldness. "(Haydock) This inspires the rider with courage, and the enemy with fear. But the Vulgate is more followed. (Calmet) --Frænoque teneri Impatiens crebros expirat naribus ignes. (Silius vi.)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
75. Every one, who follows God, is, at his beginning, roused as a locust, because, though in some of his doings he clings to the earth, like the locusts, with bended knees, yet in some of them he raises himself up into the air with expanded wings. For the beginnings of conversions are a mixture of good and evil habits, whilst both the new life is carried on in intention, and the old life is still retained from habit. But we are so much the less injured by the evil being meanwhile mixed up with us, the more we daily contend against it without ceasing. Nor does the fault, whose evil habit our mind anxiously opposes, claim us any longer as its own. And therefore, worldly pursuits injure us less, when beginners; because they are forbidden to remain any longer within us. Accordingly, because the Lord mercifully tolerates some weaknesses in us in the very beginning of our conversion, that He may lead us at length to heavenly things, by perfection, He rouses us at first as locusts; because th...

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
45. By the name ‘locusts’ is sometimes signified the Jewish people, sometimes the converted Gentiles, sometimes the tongue of flatterers, but sometimes, by comparison, the Resurrection of the Lord, or the life of preachers. For, that locusts express the people of the Jews, the life of John points out to us; of whom it is written; He did eat locusts and wild honey. [Mark 1, 6] For John proclaims, even in the kind of his food, Him, Whom he foretells with the authority of prophecy. For in himself he designated the Lord, Whom he preceded. And He, doubtless, coming for our redemption, ate wild honey, because He took of the sweetness of the unfruitful Gentiles. But, because He partly converted the people of the Jews, in His own body, He took locusts for food. For the locusts, which give sudden leaps, but fall immediately to the ground, signify them. For they were leaping, when they were promising to fulfil the precepts of the Lord; but they were falling speedily to the ground, when, by thei...

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

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