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1:1 Hus: The land of Hus was a part of Edom; as appears from Lam. 4.21.--Ibid. Simple. . .That is, innocent, sincere, and without guile.
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1:4 And made a feast by houses: That is, each made a feast in his own house and had his day, inviting the others, and their sisters.
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1:5 Blessed: For greater horror of the very thought of blasphemy, the scripture both here and ver. 11, and in the following chapter, ver. 5 and 9, uses the word bless to signify its contrary.
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1:6 The sons of God: The angels.--Ibid. Satan also, etc. This passage represents to us in a figure, accommodated to the ways and understandings of men,
The restless endeavours of Satan against the servants of God;
That he can do nothing without God's permission;
That God doth not permit him to tempt them above their strength: but assists them by his divine grace in such manner, that the vain efforts of the enemy only serve to illustrate their virtue and increase their merit.