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ANF09. The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, The Apocalypse of the Virgin and Sedrach, The Te
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Chapter XXX.—Let Us Do Those Things that Please God, and Flee from Those He Hates, that We May Be Blessed.

Seeing, therefore, that we are the portion of the Holy One,41424142    I. ἅγια μέρη (holy parts.) let us do all those things which pertain to holiness, avoiding all evil-speaking, all abominable and impure embraces, together with all drunkenness, seeking after change,41434143    Some translate, “youthful lusts.” all abominable lusts, detestable adultery, and execrable pride.  “For God,” [saith the Scripture], “resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.”41444144    Prov. iii. 34; James iv. 6; 1 Pet. v. 5.  Let us cleave, then, to those to whom grace has been given by God.  Let us clothe ourselves with concord and humility, ever exercising self-control, standing far off from all whispering and evil-speaking, being justified by our works, and not our words.  For [the Scripture] saith, “He that speaketh much, shall also hear much in answer.  And does he that is ready in speech deem himself righteous?  Blessed41454145    I. omits. is he that is born of woman, who liveth but a short time:  be not given to much speaking.”41464146    Job xi. 2, 3.  The translation is doubtful.  Let our praise be in God, and not of ourselves; for God hateth those that commend themselves.  Let testimony to our good41474147    I. omits. deeds be borne by others, as it was in the case of our righteous forefathers.  Boldness, and arrogance, and audacity belong to41484148    I. ἐδόθη (was given). those that are accursed of God; but moderation, humility, and meekness to such as are blessed by Him.


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