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ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
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Chapter IV.—Various exhortations.

“But the love of money is the root of all evils.”360360    1 Tim. vi. 10. Knowing, therefore, that “as we brought nothing into the world, so we can carry nothing out,”361361    1 Tim. vi. 7. let us arm ourselves with the armour of righteousness;362362    Comp. Eph. vi. 11. and let us teach, first of all, ourselves to walk in the commandments of the Lord. Next, [teach] your wives [to walk] in the faith given to them, and in love and purity tenderly loving their own husbands in all truth, and loving all [others] equally in all chastity; and to train up their children in the knowledge and fear of God. Teach the widows to be discreet as respects the faith of the Lord, praying continually363363    Comp. 1 Thess. v. 17. for all, being far from all slandering, evil-speaking, false-witnessing, love of money, and every kind of evil; knowing that they are the altar364364    Some here read, “altars.” of God, that He clearly perceives all things, and that nothing is hid from Him, neither reasonings, nor reflections, nor any one of the secret things of the heart.


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