Chapter XXIX.—Let us also draw near
to God in purity of heart.
Let us then draw near to Him with holiness of
spirit, lifting up pure and undefiled hands unto Him, loving our gracious
and merciful Father, who has made us partakers in the blessings of His
thus it is written, “When the Most High divided the nations, when
He scattered118118 the sons of Adam, He fixed the
bounds of the nations according to the number of the angels of God.
His people Jacob became the portion of the Lord,
and Israel the lot of His
inheritance.”119119 And in another place [the Scripture] saith,
“Behold, the Lord taketh unto Himself a nation out of the midst of
the nations, as a man takes the first-fruits of his threshing-floor; and
from that nation shall come forth the Most Holy.”120120