Proverbs 14:30

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
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Ambrose of Milan

AD 397
While all our actions should be free from hidden malevolence, this is particularly the case in the selection of a bishop, whose life is the pattern for all his flock. Calm and pacific judgment is called for if you are to prefer to all his fellows a man who will be elected by all and who will heal all dissension. “The gentle man is the physician of the heart.” In the gospel the Lord declared himself the physician of the heart when he said, “They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick.” ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Bones. As a sound heart preserves the rest of the body, so a good intention often excuses from mortal sin, when the error is not gross. But envy corrupts the works which seem good, and which cannot bear a strict examination. (St. Gregory, Mor. v. 34.) (Worthington) Envy ruins the health. (Menan. ap. Gort.) Septuagint, "a too sensible heart is the "This is beautiful; but not quite conformable to the Hebrew. ...

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

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