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19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’

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19. Take thine ease, eat, drink, enjoy thyself. When he exhorts himself to eat and drink, he no longer remembers that he is a man, but swells into pride by relying on his abundance. We daily perceive striking instances of this disdainful conduct 270270     “D’une telle mecognoissance et fierte;” — “of such ingratitude and pride.” in irreligious men, who hold up the mass of their riches, as if it were nothing less than a brazen rampart against death. When he says, Eat, my soul, and enjoy thyself, there is an emphatic meaning in this Hebrew idiom; 271271     “En ceste locution Hebraique il y a une vehemence et proprie plus que les mots n’emportent de prime face;” — “in that Hebrew form of expression there is greater force and propriety than the words at first sight bear.” for he addresses himself in such a manner as to imply, that he has all that is necessary for gratifying all his senses and all his desires.




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