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    CHAPTERS: Job 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42     

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    LXX- Greek Septuagint - Job 22:6

    ηνεχυραζες δε 1161 τους 3588 αδελφους 80 σου 4675 δια 1223 2203 κενης 2756 αμφιασιν δε 1161 γυμνων αφειλου

    Douay Rheims Bible

    For thou hast taken away the pledge of thy brethren without cause, and stripped the naked of their

    King James Bible - Job 22:6

    For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

    World English Bible

    For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their

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    Job 22:6

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xvi Pg 35
    Deut. xv. 7, 8.

    Loans are not usually given, except to such as ask for them. On this subject of lending,4068

    4068 De fenore.

    however, more hereafter.4069

    4069 Below, in the next chapter.

    Now, should any one wish to argue that the Creator’s precepts extended only to a man’s brethren, but Christ’s to all that ask, so as to make the latter a new and different precept, (I have to reply) that one rule only can be made out of those principles, which show the law of the Creator to be repeated in Christ.4070

    4070 This obscure passage runs thus: “Immo unum erit ex his per quæ lex Creatoris erit in Christo.”

    For that is not a different thing which Christ enjoined to be done towards all men, from that which the Creator prescribed in favour of a man’s brethren.  For although that is a greater charity, which is shown to strangers, it is yet not preferable to that4071

    4071 Prior ea.

    which was previously due to one’s neighbours.  For what man will be able to bestow the love (which proceeds from knowledge of character,4072

    4072 This is the idea, apparently, of Tertullian’s question: “Quis enim poterit diligere extraneos?” But a different turn is given to the sense in the older reading of the passage: Quis enim non diligens proximos poterit diligere extraneos? “For who that loveth not his neighbours will be able to love strangers?” The inserted words, however, were inserted conjecturally by Fulvius Ursinus without ms. authority.

    upon strangers? Since, however, the second step4073

    4073 Gradus.

    in charity is towards strangers, while the first is towards one’s neighbours, the second step will belong to him to whom the first also belongs, more fitly than the second will belong to him who owned no first.4074

    4074 Cujus non extitit primus.

    Accordingly, the Creator, when following the course of nature, taught in the first instance kindness to neighbours,4075

    4075 In proximos.

    intending afterwards to enjoin it towards strangers; and when following the method of His dispensation, He limited charity first to the Jews, but afterwards extended it to the whole race of mankind. So long, therefore, as the mystery of His government4076

    4076 Sacramentum.

    was confined to Israel, He properly commanded that pity should be shown only to a man’s brethren; but when Christ had given to Him “the Gentiles for His heritage, and the ends of the earth for His possession,” then began to be accomplished what was said by Hosea: “Ye are not my people, who were my people; ye have not obtained mercy, who once obtained mercy4077


    Anf-03 iv.ix.i Pg 12
    This promise may be said to have been given “to Abraham,” because (of course) he was still living at the time; as we see by comparing Gen. xxi. 5 with xxv. 7 and 26. See, too, Heb. xi. 9.

    out of the womb of Rebecca “two peoples and two nations were about to proceed,”1131

    1131 Or, “nor did He make, by grace, a distinction.”

    —of course those of the Jews, that is, of Israel; and of the Gentiles, that is ours. Each, then, was called a people and a nation; lest, from the nuncupative appellation, any should dare to claim for himself the privilege of grace.  For God ordained “two peoples and two nations” as about to proceed out of the womb of one woman: nor did grace1132

    1132 Or, “nor did He make, by grace, a distinction.”

    make distinction in the nuncupative appellation, but in the order of birth; to the effect that, which ever was to be prior in proceeding from the womb, should be subjected to “the less,” that is, the posterior. For thus unto Rebecca did God speak: “Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be divided from thy bowels; and people shall overcome people, and the greater shall serve the less.”1133


    Anf-01 vi.ii.xiii Pg 3
    Gen. xxv. 21.

    Furthermore also, Rebecca went forth to inquire of the Lord; and the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples in thy belly; and the one people shall surpass the other, and the elder shall serve the younger.”1632


    Anf-03 iv.ix.i Pg 15
    See Gen. xxv. 21–23, especially in the LXX.; and comp. Rom. ix. 10–13.

    Accordingly, since the people or nation of the Jews is anterior in time, and “greater” through the grace of primary favour in the Law, whereas ours is understood to be “less” in the age of times, as having in the last era of the world1134

    1134 Sæculi.

    attained the knowledge of divine mercy:  beyond doubt, through the edict of the divine utterance, the prior and “greater” people—that is, the Jewish—must necessarily serve the “less;” and the “less” people—that is, the Christian—overcome the “greater.” For, withal, according to the memorial records of the divine Scriptures, the people of the Jews—that is, the more ancient—quite forsook God, and did degrading service to idols, and, abandoning the Divinity, was surrendered to images; while “the people” said to Aaron, “Make us gods to go before us.”1135


    Anf-01 viii.ii.liii Pg 2
    Isa. liv. 1.

    For all the Gentiles were “desolate” of the true God, serving the works of their hands; but the Jews and Samaritans, having the word of God delivered to them by the prophets, and always expecting the Christ, did not recognise Him when He came, except some few, of whom the Spirit of prophecy by Isaiah had predicted that they should be saved. He spoke as from their person: “Except the Lord had left us a seed, we should have been as Sodom and Gomorrah.”1880


    Anf-01 ix.ii.xi Pg 15
    Isa. liv. 1; Gal. iv. 27.

    For in reference to these points, and others of a like nature, the apostle exclaims: “Oh! the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God; how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!”2798


    Anf-02 vi.ii.i Pg 30.1

    Anf-02 Pg 10.1

    Anf-01 ix.vii.xxxv Pg 21
    Isa. liv. 11–14.

    And yet again does he say the same thing: “Behold, I make Jerusalem a rejoicing, and my people [a joy]; for the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. Also there shall not be there any immature [one], nor an old man who does not fulfil his time: for the youth shall be of a hundred years; and the sinner shall die a hundred years old, yet shall be accursed. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them themselves; and shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them themselves, and shall drink wine. And they shall not build, and others inhabit; neither shall they prepare the vineyard, and others eat. For as the days of the tree of life shall be the days of the people in thee; for the works of their hands shall endure.”4764


    Npnf-201 iii.xvi.iv Pg 157

    Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.xviii Pg 20.1

    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xvii Pg 11
    Deut. xxiv. 12, 13.

    Clearer still is a former passage: “Thou shalt remit every debt which thy neighbour oweth thee; and of thy brother thou shalt not require it, because it is called the release of the Lord thy God.”4102


    Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.xviii Pg 22.2

    Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.xviii Pg 20.1

    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xvi Pg 57
    Ezek. xviii. 7.

    That teaching was even then a sufficient inducement to me to do to others what I would that they should do unto me. Accordingly, when He uttered such denunciations as, “Thou shalt do no murder; thou shalt not commit adultery; thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not bear false witness,”4090


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xvii Pg 10
    Pignus reddes dati (i.e., fenoris) is his reading of a clause in Ezek. xviii. 16.

    —to him, certainly, who is incapable of repayment, because, as a matter of course, He would not anyhow prescribe the restoration of a pledge to one who was solvent. Much more clearly is it enjoined in Deuteronomy: “Thou shalt not sleep upon his pledge; thou shalt be sure to return to him his garment about sunset, and he shall sleep in his own garment.”4101


    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 22

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