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ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
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Chapter XII.—Exhortation to various graces.

For I trust that ye are well versed in the Sacred Scriptures, and that nothing is hid from you; but to me this privilege is not yet granted.404404    This passage is very obscure. Some render it as follows: “But at present it is not granted unto me to practise that which is written, Be ye angry,” etc. It is declared then in these Scriptures, “Be ye angry, and sin not,”405405    Ps. iv. 5. and, “Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.”406406    Eph. iv. 26. Happy is he who remembers407407    Some read, “believes.” this, which I believe to be the case with you. But may the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ Himself, who is the Son of God, and our everlasting High Priest, build you up in faith and truth, and in all meekness, gentleness, patience, long-suffering, forbearance, and purity; and may He bestow on you a lot and portion among His saints, and on us with you, and on all that are under heaven, who shall believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, and in His Father, who “raised Him from the dead.”408408    Gal. i. 1. Pray for all the saints. Pray also for kings,409409    Comp. 1 Tim. ii. 2. and potentates, and princes, and for those that persecute and hate you,410410    Matt. v. 44. and for the enemies of the cross, that your fruit may be manifest to all, and that ye may be perfect in Him.


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