28-33. DANTE’S QUESTION ON THE NATURE OF DIVINE JUSTICE. The question is best understood by referring to IX, 61-63. “On high are mirrors (you say ‘Thrones’) and these reflect God’s judgment to us.” “On high” as spoken by Cunizza in the sphere of Venus could mean “in Jupiter” or somewhere higher. Whatever the rendering of this point, Dante is asking for nothing less than an explanation of the nature of God’s Justice. In reply, he is given many particulars by the way, but the sum of it is that God’s Justice is inscrutable and that the question is unanswerable. Not even these enormously elevated souls can know the full answer.
from which, had there been light, we could have seen
The Banks of Lethe
And suddenly Grafter bellowed in great heat:
Hypsipyle, who led to Langia’s water,