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ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
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Chapter X.—Exhortation to the practice of virtue.391391    This and the two following chapters are preserved only in a Latin version. [See Jacobson, ad loc.]

Stand fast, therefore, in these things, and follow the example of the Lord, being firm and unchangeable in the faith, loving the brotherhood,392392    Comp. 1 Pet. ii. 17. and being attached to one another, joined together in the truth, exhibiting the meekness of the Lord in your intercourse with one another, and despising no one. When you can do good, defer it not, because “alms delivers from death.”393393    Tobit iv. 10, Tobit xii. 9. Be all of you subject one to another394394    Comp. 1 Pet. v. 5. “having your conduct blameless among the Gentiles,”395395    1 Pet. ii. 12. that ye may both receive praise for your good works, and the Lord may not be blasphemed through you. But woe to him by whom the name of the Lord is blasphemed!396396    Isa. lii. 5. Teach, therefore, sobriety to all, and manifest it also in your own conduct.


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