Psalms 73:7

Their eyes stand out with abundance: they have more than heart could wish.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
10. At first these men are being described. "There shall go forth as if out of fat their iniquity" (ver. 7). ...A poor beggar committeth a theft; out of leanness hath gone forth the iniquity: but when a rich man aboundeth in so many things, why doth he plunder the things of others? Of the former the iniquity out of leanness, of the other out of fatness, hath gone forth. Therefore to the lean man when thou sayest, Why hast thou done this? Humbly afflicted and abject he replieth, Need hath compelled me. Why hast thou not feared God? Want was urgent. Say to a rich man, Why doest thou these things, and fearest not God?-supposing thee to be great enough to be able to say it-see if he even deigneth to hear; see if even against thyself there will not go forth iniquity out of his fatness. For now they declare war with their teachers and reprovers, and become enemies of them that speak the truth, having been long accustomed to be coaxed with the words of flatterers, being of tender ear, of unso...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Fatness. Abundance, and temporal prosperity, which have encouraged them in their iniquity; and made them give themselves up to their irregular affections. (Challoner) This sense is better than the modern Hebrew affords. (Berthier) "Their eyes stand out with fatness. "(Protestants) (Haydock) Into. Hebrew, "the thoughts of the heart "or their utmost expectations; (Haydock) or "they have executed the devices of their heart "which comes to the same. (Berthier) They have done what mischief they could. (Worthington)

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

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