Job 5:6

For affliction comes not forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Ground. If you had not sinned, you would not suffer. (Calmet)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
13. For on this account it often happens that even a slothful man receives ability, that he may be the more deservedly punished for his carelessness, because he scorns to acquaint himself with that which he might attain to without labour. And on this account the earnest person is straitened with slowness of understanding, that he may obtain so much the larger rewards of compensation, the more he toils in anxiety to find out. Therefore ‘there is nothing in the earth without cause,’ since slowness stands the earnest mind in stead for a reward, and to the slothful quickness only thrives for punishment. But for the understanding of those things that be right, we are at one time instructed therein by earnestness of labour, at another time by pains of affliction. Hence after it has been said, There is nothing in the earth without cause, it is fitly added thereupon, Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground. 14. For ‘trouble springeth out of the ground,’ as it were, when man, bein...

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

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