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he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,
King James Bible
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
Darby Bible Translation
Then he openeth men's ears, and sealeth their instruction,
World English Bible
Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,
Young's Literal Translation
Then He uncovereth the ear of men, And for their instruction sealeth:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
III. By secret Inspirations
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth, etc. - A dream or a vision simply considered is likely to do no good; it is the opening of the understanding, and the pouring in of the light, that make men wise to salvation. Serious alarms, holy purposes, penitential pangs for past sins, apprehension of death and judgment, discoveries of God's justice, of Christ's love, of the world's vanity, of heaven's excellence, etc., etc., etc., are often used by the Divine Spirit to withdraw men from their evil purpose, and to hide pride from man, Job 33:17; and of all these openings of the ear of the heart, and sealing instructions upon the conscience, we have numerous examples in the history of the Church, in the experience of good men, and even in the civil and providential history of all nations.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
openeth. Heb. revealeth. or, uncovereth
LibraryThe Host of Heaven and of Earth.
"The Spirit of God hath made me."--Job xxxiii. 4. Understanding somewhat the characteristic note of the work of the Holy Spirit, let us see what this work was and is and shall be. The Father brings forth, the Son disposes and arranges, the Holy Spirit perfects. There is one God and Father of whom are all things, and one Lord Jesus Christ through whom are all things; but what does the Scripture say of the special work the Holy Spirit did in creation and is still doing? For the sake of order we examine …
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The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit as Revealed in his Names.
And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride,
He makes them listen to correction and commands them to repent of their evil.
But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction.
During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven
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