Haydock Catholic Bible Commentary
Pursueth. "A crime is its own punishment." (Seneca, ep. 93.) (Leviticus xxvi. 36.) --- Dread. Of any thing terrestrial, as long as the object of his love is not attacked, Romans viii. 35.
Princes. Who each contend for the sovereign power. (Calmet)
Poor. It seldom happens that the unjust leave their riches to their children, chap. xiii. 22., and Job xxvii. 16.
His. Septuagint, "he rendereth his prayer abominable."
Mercy. This is true repentance, which enjoins, "not only to bewail past sins, but also to amend." (St. Ambrose, ii. Pen. v.) --- Sacramental confession was not required of the Jews, but they confessed their sins, when they laid their hands on the victim, &c., Leviticus iv., and v. (Calmet)
Prudence. Septuagint, "riches." Poverty is a great temptation to people in authority, more than avarice itself. (Calmet)
Innocent. Unpunished, if he employ fraud, ver. 22., and chap. xiii. 21.
Forsaketh. Hebrew, "oppresseth (Septuagint, selleth) a man." (Calmet) --- Neither small nor great bribes must be taken. (Justinian)
Poverty. Septuagint, "the merciful shall have power over him," ver. 8. (Haydock)
Men. Septuagint, "the just groan," and all are under "apprehensions." (Calmet)