Job 31:23
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New International Version
For I dreaded destruction from God, and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things.

King James Bible
For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

Darby Bible Translation
For calamity from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his excellency I was powerless.

World English Bible
For calamity from God is a terror to me. Because his majesty, I can do nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
For a dread unto me is calamity from God, And because of His excellency I am not able.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Destruction from God was a terror - I have ever been preserved from outward sin, through the fear of God's judgments; I knew his eye was constantly upon me, and Icould

"Never in my Judge's eye my Judge's anger dare."

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Job 20:23 When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath on him, and shall rain it on him while he is eating.

Job 21:20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

Genesis 39:9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back any thing from me but you, because you are his wife...

Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

Isaiah 13:6 Howl you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God...

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Job 13:11 Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall on you?

Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?

Job 42:5,6 I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees you...

Psalm 76:7 You, even you, are to be feared: and who may stand in your sight when once you are angry?

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Thou Shalt not Steal.
This Commandment also has a work, which embraces very many good works, and is opposed to many vices, and is called in German Mildigkeit, "benevolence;" which is a work ready to help and serve every one with one's goods. And it fights not only against theft and robbery, but against all stinting in temporal goods which men may practise toward one another: such as greed, usury, overcharging and plating wares that sell as solid, counterfeit wares, short measures and weights, and who could tell all the
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works

Whether after Christ, it was Proper to the Blessed virgin to be Sanctified in the Womb?
Objection 1: It would seem that it was proper for the Blessed Virgin, after Christ, to be sanctified in the womb. For it has been said [4131](A[4]) that the Blessed Virgin was sanctified in the womb, in order that she might be worthy to be the mother of God. But this is proper to her. Therefore she alone was sanctified in the womb. Objection 2: Further, some men seem to have been more closely connected with Christ than Jeremias and John the Baptist, who are said to have been sanctified in the womb.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Seventh Commandment
Thou shalt not commit adultery.' Exod 20: 14. God is a pure, holy spirit, and has an infinite antipathy against all uncleanness. In this commandment he has entered his caution against it; non moechaberis, Thou shalt not commit adultery.' The sum of this commandment is, The preservations of corporal purity. We must take heed of running on the rock of uncleanness, and so making shipwreck of our chastity. In this commandment there is something tacitly implied, and something expressly forbidden. 1. The
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Nehemiah 5:15
But the earlier governors--those preceding me--placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God I did not act like that.

Job 13:11
Would not his splendor terrify you? Would not the dread of him fall on you?

Job 30:15
Terrors overwhelm me; my dignity is driven away as by the wind, my safety vanishes like a cloud.

Job 31:3
Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong?

Psalm 88:15
From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.

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