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ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix
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96. That we must labour not with words, but with deeds.

In Solomon, in Ecclesiasticus: “Be not hasty in thy tongue, and in thy deeds useless and remiss.”45814581    Ecclus. iv. 29. And Paul, in the first to the Corinthians: “The kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”45824582    1 Cor. iv. 20. Also to the Romans:  “Not the hearers of the law are righteous before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.”45834583    Rom. ii. 13. Also in the Gospel according to Matthew: “He who shall do and teach so, shall be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”45844584    Matt. v. 19. Also in the same place:  “Every one who heareth my words, and doeth them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house upon a rock. The rain descended, the floods came, the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one who heareth my words, and doeth them not, I will liken him to the foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. The rain descended, the floods came, the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and its ruin became great.”45854585    Matt. vii. 24–27.


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