Job 9:18

He will not permit me to take my breath, but fills me with bitterness.
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Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
34. It is often an exercise of virtue to the just, to be subject to ills from without by themselves; but that the conflict of a complete trial may discipline their powers, sometimes at one and the same time they are rent with torments without, and chastened with temptations within. Hence the holy man declares himself to be full of bitterness, in that whilst he is bearing scourges outwardly, there is a heavier weight, which from the adversary's tempting he carries in his interior; but withal the force of his sorrow is abated by considering the equity and the power of the Smiter.

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

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