Job 9:21

Though I were blameless, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.
Read Chapter 9

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Life, under this uncertainty and affliction. (Menochius)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
37. Most commonly if we know the good things that we do, we are led to entertain pride; if we are ignorant of them, we cannot keep them. For who would not, in however slight degree, be rendered proud by the consciousness of his virtue? or who, again, would keep safe within him that good, which he does not know of? what then remains as a provision against either of these evils, saving that all the good things that we do, in knowing we should not know; so that we both look upon them as right things, and as a mere nothing, that thus the knowledge of their rightness may quicken the soul to a good guard, and the estimation of their littleness may never exalt it in pride? But there are some things which are not easy to be ascertained by us, even when they are doing. For often we are inflamed with a right earnestness against the sins of transgressors, and when we are transported by passion beyond the bounds of justice, we account this the warmth of just severity. We often take upon ourse...

Hesychius of Jerusalem

AD 433
“If I think I have attained purity in my actions, I will be proved perverse in my words. If I am found blameless in my words, I will be reproached for my actions.” In the same manner, if one is righteous in his actions and proclaims that loudly with ostentatious words, his mouth commits impiety, because he has fallen into pride, a pride appropriate to the betrayer, the real impious one. If one is blameless but ignores the source of his purity, and as a consequence places his trust in himself and becomes proud and arrogant, he will become perverse. Evidently, the hand of God has abandoned him. - "Homilies on Job 12.9.20"

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

App Store LogoPlay Store Logo