, "a brother? you have seen your Lord; "
And then, as putting the finishing stroke to the question about marriage, he adds: "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge."
Wherefore "marriage is honourable"
those who have passed a wedded life in sanctity, and whose "bed has not been defiled."
For God's greatest gift is self-restraint. For He Himself has said, "I will neyer leave thee, nor forsake thee,"
My child, him that speaketh to thee the word of God remember night and day; and thou shalt honour him as the Lord;
For the Scripture has said, "The elders who are among you, honour; and, seeing their manner of life and conduct, imitate their faith."
For even though one saying may refer to the Father Himself, yet it would now be more aptly spoken of the Word, because when He became man, He changed not; but, as says the apostle, "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and for ever."
But the one of them, begirt with scarlet, amid cursing and universal spitting, and tearing, and piercing, was cast away by the People outside the city into perdition, marked with manifest tokens of Christ's passion; who, after being begirt with scarlet garment, and subjected to universal spitting, and afflicted with all contumelies, was crucified outside the city.
the chief is, that we go not up unto God's altar
Heb. 13:10 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
Of this same thing in the Gospel according to Matthew: If thou wouldest offer thy gift at the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave thou thy gift before the altar, and go; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift at the altar."
By His own death redeemed), without the camp
He says to me, "You know that you who are the servants of God dwell in a strange land; for your city is far away from this one.
But rather, he says, "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: looking diligently, lest there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel surrendered his birth-right; and lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled."
And again, "Let us offer the sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of the lips."
that your sacrifice may be pure.
Let us reverence the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was given for us; let us esteem those who have the rule over us;
Be ye subject to the bishop as to the Lord, for "he watches for your souls, as one that shall give account to God."
I also, standing joyful before your Father, may give an account of you all to your Lord."
whose blood was given for us; let us esteem those who have the rule over us;
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