He also died, and rose again, and ascended into the heavens to Him that sent Him, and is sat down at His right hand, and shall come at the end of the world, with His Father's glory, to judge the living and the dead, and to render to every one according to his works.
And the prophet said: Lord, Thou knowest that I wear human flesh; and how can I count the stars of the heaven, and the sand of the sea? And God said: My chosen prophet, no man will know that great day and the appearing
according to the meaning of the Greek word, because she secretly stirred up men), without the knowledge of the Demiurge, to give forth profound and unspeakable mysteries to itching ears.
2 Tim. 4:3 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
Paul, in the second to Timothy: "There will be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine; but according to their own lusts will heap to themselves teachers itching in hearing, tickling their ears; and shall turn away their hearing indeed from the truth, but they shall be converted unto fables."
But we must strive to convert the rawness of Scripture into well-cooked food, not letting what is written grow flabby and wet and thin, as those do who have itching ears,
till God shall show who is to hold the rule over you. For "I am now ready to be offered,"
I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; there is laid up for me the crown which the Lord will give me on that day"
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing."
2 Tim. 4:6 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
There now remains for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me in that day; and not only to me, but to all also who love His appearing."
Those whose piety is grounded on the teaching of Jesus also run until they come to the end of their course, when they can say in all truth and confidence: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness."
2 Tim. 4:7 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes
I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing."
Feed them under Thy right hand, and cover them under Thy wings, and grant that they may "fight the good fight, and finish their course, and keep the faith"
, too, the good fight, whose crown the apostle
And if he had wished to have his children also restored, he might again have been called father; but he preferred to have them restored him "in that day."
These words I address to you as if alive, and with propriety. For ye hold already the crown of life and immortality which is laid up for you in heaven.
For the Lord, having taken a great host of angels, says to the prophet: Give me the trust which I entrusted to thee; the crown has been prepared for thee.
.. and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me."
Of the churches of Galatia, Crescens.
Nay, there is more than this: for even Christ, we shall find, has ordinary raiment; Paul, too, has his cloak.
, unless any think that is was in prayer that Paul had left his cloak with Carpus!
The famous Alexander,
Of Alexandria, Annianus was the first, ordained by Mark the evangelist; the second Avilius by Luke, who was also an evangelist. Of the church of Rome, Linus the son of Claudia was the first, ordained by Paul;
Go to the Chronological List of all Early Christian Writings
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