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1 pref, 0| wont to vouchsafe to me in my meditations on this subject. 2 pref, 0| understand the rules, yet in their attempts to apply 3 pref, 0| meaning of obscure passages in Scripture, they may stand 4 pref, 0| may stand for those who, in the case I have imagined, 5 pref, 0| justly they may rejoice in God's great gift, yet it 6 pref, 0| for that reason be held in contempt by the Egyptian 7 pref, 0| rest, we have learnt either in the same way, by hearing 8 pref, 0| do not let us tempt Him in whom we have believed, lest, 9 pref, 0| another reading or preaching, in the hope that we shall be 10 pref, 0| the third heaven, "whether in the body or out of the body," 11 pref, 0| were heard and his alms had in remembrance, was yet handed 12 pref, 0| which binds men together in the bond of unity, would 13 pref, 0| him, and sat with him, and in human words, and with a 14 pref, 0| Moses knew that a wise plan, in whatever mind it might originate, 15 pref, 0| In the last place, every one 16 pref, 0| Scripture, though not instructed in any rules of interpretation, 17 pref, 0| this power is not his own, in the sense of originating 18 pref, 0| tell him what is written in it, so the man who is in 19 pref, 0| in it, so the man who is in possession of the rules 20 pref, 0| with an obscure passage in the books which he reads, 21 pref, 0| will sufficiently appear in the course of the work itself 22 pref, 0| road I am about to traverse in this book. ~ 23 1 | of the Subjects Treated in Holy Scripture~ 24 1, arg | things is to be sought. In this first book he treats 25 1, arg | as his bride the Church, in which we receive remission 26 1, arg | our love is not to rest in them, but to have reference 27 1, arg | words about hope, he shows, in conclusion, that faith, 28 1, 1 | and is to be undertaken in dependence on God's aid.~ 29 1, 1 | perfect His gifts. The loaves in the miracle were only five 30 1, 1 | were only five and seven in number before the disciples 31 1, 1 | as that bread increased in the very act of breaking 32 1, 1 | multiplied by His grace, so that, in this very work of distribution 33 1, 1 | very work of distribution in which I have engaged, so 34 1, 1 | shall be made to rejoice in a marvellous increase of 35 1, 2 | now use the word "thing" in a strict sense, to signify 36 1, 2 | not also a sign. And so, in regard to this distinction 37 1, 2 | I speak of things, speak in such a way that even if 38 1, 2 | things is what they are in themselves, not what other 39 1, 3 | so to speak) support us in our efforts after happiness, 40 1, 3 | that make us happy and rest in them. We ourselves, again, 41 1, 3 | ought to use, are hindered in our course, and sometimes 42 1, 3 | that, getting entangled in the love of lower gratifications, 43 1, 3 | gratifications, we lag behind in, or even altogether turn 44 1, 4 | to rest with satisfaction in it for its own sake. To 45 1, 4 | then, we were wanderers in a strange country, and could 46 1, 4 | and that we felt wretched in our wandering, and wishing 47 1, 4 | either by land or water, in order to reach that fatherland 48 1, 4 | and becoming engrossed in a factitious delight, our 49 1, 4 | picture of our condition in this life of mortality. 50 1, 5 | unless it is better to speak in this way: The Trinity, one 51 1, 5 | through whom are all things, in whom are all things. Thus 52 1, 5 | majesty, the same power. In the Father is unity, in 53 1, 5 | In the Father is unity, in the Son equality, in the 54 1, 5 | unity, in the Son equality, in the Holy Spirit the harmony 55 1, 6 | Chap. 6. In what sense God is ineffable~ 56 1, 6 | or uttered His praise, in any worthy way? Nay, I feel 57 1, 6 | our own words to rejoice in His praise. For on this 58 1, 6 | sound of those two syllables in itself conveys no true knowledge 59 1, 6 | think of a nature supreme in excellence and eternal in 60 1, 6 | in excellence and eternal in existence. ~ 61 1, 7 | soul, those of them who are in bondage to sense think that 62 1, 7 | appears to be most brilliant in the heavens, or the universe 63 1, 7 | conceivable; or they represent it in the form of the human body, 64 1, 7 | is God. And so all concur in believing that God is that 65 1, 7 | God is that which excels in dignity all other objects. ~ 66 1, 8 | may outshine all others in splendour, overtop them 67 1, 8 | splendour, overtop them in size, and excel them in 68 1, 8 | in size, and excel them in beauty, is quite a distinct 69 1, 8 | as incomparably superior in dignity and worth to the 70 1, 8 | nature; for they find nothing in themselves that is not subject 71 1, 9 | it? is unchangeably fixed in the minds of all men, and 72 1, 9 | see it is like a blind man in the sun, whom it profits 73 1, 9 | from this truth, is weak in his mental vision from dwelling 74 1, 9 | and less valuable objects in preference to that which 75 1, 10 | that light, and to rest in it when it is perceived. 76 1, 10 | come nearer to Him who is in every place, but by the 77 1, 11 | us a pattern of holy life in the form of our own humanity. 78 1, 12 | Chap. 12. In what sense the Wisdom of 79 1, 12 | and dim. "For after that, in the wisdom of God, the world 80 1, 12 | Not then in the sense of traversing 81 1, 12 | He appeared to mortal men in the form of mortal flesh, 82 1, 12 | been, seeing that "He was in the world, and the world 83 1, 12 | But, because men, who in their eagerness to enjoy 84 1, 12 | world knew Him not." Thus, in the wisdom of God, the world 85 1, 13 | In what way did He come but 86 1, 13 | Just as when we speak, in order that what we leave 87 1, 13 | order that what we leave in our minds may enter through 88 1, 13 | the word which we have in our hearts becomes an outward 89 1, 13 | thought does not lose itself in the sound, but remains complete 90 1, 13 | sound, but remains complete in itself, and takes the form 91 1, 13 | speech without being modified in its own nature by the change: 92 1, 14 | bind up wounds, do it not in a slovenly way, but carefully, 93 1, 14 | certain degree of neatness in the binding, in addition 94 1, 14 | neatness in the binding, in addition to its mere usefulness, 95 1, 14 | ministers to a bodily hurt in some cases applies contraries, 96 1, 14 | moist to dry, etc., and in other cases applies likes, 97 1, 14 | but puts like to like; in the same way the Wisdom 98 1, 14 | same way the Wisdom of God in healing man has applied 99 1, 14 | healer and medicine both in one. Seeing, then, that 100 1, 14 | was called wisdom, but was in reality the folly of those 101 1, 14 | foolishness, but is true wisdom in those who overcome the devil. 102 1, 14 | The disease was brought in through a woman's corrupted 103 1, 14 | as it were, bandages made in the same shape as the limbs 104 1, 14 | other points of instruction in considering the remedies, 105 1, 14 | opposites or likes, employed in the medicine of Christianity. ~ 106 1, 15 | life for us when He had it in His power thus to take it 107 1, 15 | them while they were still in unbelief! And when men look 108 1, 15 | consider that for our comfort in this earthly journey He 109 1, 15 | freely of His Spirit, that in the adversities of this 110 1, 15 | may retain our confidence in, and love for, Him whom 111 1, 16 | functions, He holds together in the bond of unity and love, 112 1, 16 | Moreover He exercises it in the present time, and purges 113 1, 18 | on earth might be bound in heaven, and whatsoever it 114 1, 18 | on earth might be loosed in heaven; that is to say, 115 1, 18 | is to say, that whosoever in the Church should not believe 116 1, 18 | has ceased to have faith in the results of his own repentance. ~ 117 1, 19 | the soul, which consists in the putting away of former 118 1, 19 | death of the body consists in the dissolution of the former 119 1, 21 | must believe that it is so in fact, that neither the human 120 1, 22 | respects the mortal body in which he is clothed, but 121 1, 22 | soul by which he is exalted in honour above the beasts. 122 1, 22 | loved for its own sake, then in the enjoyment of it consists 123 1, 22 | reality, is our comfort in the present time. But a 124 1, 22 | him who places his hope in man. ~ 125 1, 22 | ought any one to have joy in himself, if you look at 126 1, 22 | enjoyment. For a man is never in so good a state as when 127 1, 22 | does not look at himself in relation to God, but turns 128 1, 22 | God, but turns his mind in upon himself, and so is 129 1, 22 | his affections wrapped up in, the unchangeable good, 130 1, 22 | your own sake, but for His in whom your love finds its 131 1, 22 | borne into the same channel in which the whole current 132 1, 22 | and soul, and mind. For in this way, loving his neighbour 133 1, 23 | are either united with us in a common relation to God, 134 1, 23 | men. For it is inherent in the sinful soul to desire 135 1, 24 | the fact that they seem in some sort to scourge their 136 1, 24 | toil, those who do this in the right spirit do it not 137 1, 24 | but that they may have it in subjection and ready for 138 1, 24 | other hand, who do this in a perverse spirit, make 139 1, 24 | were a natural enemy. And in this matter they are led 140 1, 24 | to the spirit, will live in perfect peace to all eternity; 141 1, 24 | peace to all eternity; even in this life we must make it 142 1, 24 | the spirit struggling, not in hatred, but for the mastery, 143 1, 24 | the fleshy struggling, not in hatred, but because of the 144 1, 24 | stock, and which has grown in upon it by a law of nature 145 1, 24 | inveterate. The spirit, then, in subduing the flesh, is working 146 1, 24 | they had as much sight left in one as they formerly had 147 1, 24 | one as they formerly had in two, unless some object 148 1, 25 | measure of loving, that is, in what measure he may love 149 1, 25 | He is to be taught, too, in what measure to love his 150 1, 26 | lay injunctions upon us in regard to God above us, 151 1, 26 | Now, if you take yourself in your entirety, that is, 152 1, 26 | together, and your neighbour in his entirety, soul and body 153 1, 26 | to be loved is overlooked in these two commandments. 154 1, 26 | love for Him is prescribed in such terms that it is evident 155 1, 26 | are to find their centre in Him, nothing seems to be 156 1, 27 | all things are to be loved in reference to God, and another 157 1, 27 | have fellowship with us in the enjoyment of God, whereas 158 1, 29 | partly those who both help us in our need and in turn are 159 1, 29 | help us in our need and in turn are helped by us, partly 160 1, 29 | should all join with us in loving God, and all the 161 1, 29 | tend to that one end. For in the theatres, dens of iniquity 162 1, 29 | of all who join with him in admiration of his favourite, 163 1, 29 | of him whom they admire in common; and the more fervent 164 1, 29 | and the more fervent he is in his admiration, the more 165 1, 29 | admiration, the more he works in every way he can to secure 166 1, 29 | his favourite, and strives in every way he can to remove 167 1, 29 | become us to do who live in the fellowship of the love 168 1, 29 | Him will be disappointed in Him, and who desires our 169 1, 29 | too as partakers with them in so great a blessing. ~ 170 1, 30 | There arises further in this connection a question 171 1, 30 | angels. For they are happy in the enjoyment of Him whom 172 1, 30 | and the more we enjoy Him in this life as through a glass 173 1, 30 | irrational to ask whether in those two commandments is 174 1, 30 | both by our Lord Himself in the Gospel, and by the Apostle 175 1, 30 | was himself interrogated in turn. To whom our Lord says, " 176 1, 30 | whom it is our duty to help in his need, or whom it would 177 1, 30 | duty to help if he were in need. Whence it follows, 178 1, 30 | he whose duty it would be in turn to help us is our neighbour. 179 1, 30 | is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou 180 1, 30 | did not embrace every man in this precept, is compelled 181 1, 30 | robbers. And the Psalmist says in his prayer, "I behaved myself 182 1, 31 | love He has towards us. In what way then does He love 183 1, 31 | He enjoys us, He must be in need of good from us, and 184 1, 31 | no one can be ignorant or in doubt as to the fact that 185 1, 31 | fact that the light stands in no need of the glitter of 186 1, 31 | am at a loss to discover in what way He can love us. ~ 187 1, 32 | chap. 32. In what way God uses man~ 188 1, 32 | goodness of God. God, however, in His use of us, has reference 189 1, 32 | unchangeable, and who could say in the fullest sense of the 190 1, 32 | should enjoy one another in Him. ~ 191 1, 33 | chap. 33. In what way man should be enjoyed~ 192 1, 33 | find our happiness complete in one another, we stop short 193 1, 33 | place our hope of happiness in man or angel. Now the proud 194 1, 33 | stay with them and rest in them, set themselves to 195 1, 33 | on our way towards Him, in the enjoyment of whom we 196 1, 33 | you? Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?" And again: " 197 1, 33 | when you have joy of a man in God, it is God rather than 198 1, 33 | rejoice to have come to Him in whose presence you place 199 1, 33 | let me have joy of thee in the Lord." For if he had 200 1, 33 | For if he had not added "in the Lord," but had only 201 1, 33 | upon him, although even in the immediate context to " 202 1, 33 | context to "enjoy" is used in the sense of to "use with 203 1, 33 | are permanently to rest in, you are using it, and it 204 1, 33 | you cling to it, and rest in it, finding your happiness 205 1, 33 | your happiness complete in it, then you may be truly 206 1, 33 | we must never do except in the case of the Blessed 207 1, 34 | expression, "The Lord created me in the beginning of His way," 208 1, 34 | might begin their journey in Him. The apostle, therefore, 209 1, 34 | to the truth, and to rest in eternal life. For He says: " 210 1, 34 | men come, to me they come, in me they rest. For when we 211 1, 34 | able to rest permanently in the supreme and unchangeable 212 1, 35 | which can enjoy that other in fellowship with ourselves. 213 1, 35 | if it were a good to rest in, but with a transient feeling 214 1, 36 | Scripture which builds us up in love is not perniciously 215 1, 36 | reads intended to express in that place, his error is 216 1, 36 | deception. For there is involved in deception the intention 217 1, 36 | it is quite clear that in any particular case the 218 1, 36 | For no liar keeps faith in the matter about which he 219 1, 36 | should place confidence in him; and yet he betrays 220 1, 36 | not through any falsehood in Scripture. Nevertheless, 221 1, 36 | commandment, he goes astray in much the same way as a man 222 1, 36 | cross roads, or even go in the wrong direction altogether. ~ 223 1, 37 | not intend, he often falls in with other statements which 224 1, 37 | permit that evil to creep in, it will utterly destroy 225 1, 38 | hope shall be swallowed up in that perfect bliss to which 226 1, 38 | true and sure resting-place in eternity: an eternal object, 227 1, 38 | greater ardour when it is in possession than while it 228 1, 38 | object of desire, for no one in his longing for it can set 229 1, 39 | chap. 39. He who is mature in faith hope and love, needs 230 1, 39 | of the Scriptures, even in solitude, on the strength 231 1, 39 | these three graces. So that in their case, I think, the 232 1, 39 | and love has been built up in them, that, holding to what 233 1, 39 | not seek for what is only in part perfect of course, 234 1, 39 | mean, so far as is possible in this life; for, in comparison 235 1, 39 | possible in this life; for, in comparison with the future 236 1, 40 | this "a good conscience," in reference to hope; for, 237 1, 40 | reaching that which he believes in and loves. And in the third 238 1, 40 | believes in and loves. And in the third place he says: " 239 1, 40 | that our hope shall not be in vain. For these reasons 240 1, 40 | been said on this subject in other volumes, either by 241 1, 40 | end of the present book. In the next I shall discuss, 242 2, arg | being reserved for treatment in the next book. The difficulty 243 2, arg | Greek and Hebrew languages, in which Scripture is written, 244 2, arg | attending to the context. In the interpretation of figurative 245 2, arg | may be turned to account in removing our ignorance of 246 2, arg | that is sound and useful in their science and philosophy 247 2, arg | to a Christian use. And in conclusion, he shows the 248 2, arg | conclusion, he shows the spirit in which it behoves us to address 249 2, 1 | anything but what they are in themselves, even though 250 2, 1 | else, so now, when I come in its turn to discuss the 251 2, 1 | attend to what they are in themselves, but to the fact 252 2, 1 | we think of the feeling in his mind; and when the trumpet 253 2, 1 | man indicates the feeling in his mind, independently 254 2, 1 | independently of his will: and in the same way every other 255 2, 2 | the giver of the sign has in his own mind. We wish, then, 256 2, 2 | and which are contained in the Holy Scriptures, were 257 2, 2 | they make known the desires in their mind. For when the 258 2, 2 | mate, or is called by her in turn; and many signs of 259 2, 2 | expression or the cry of a man in grief, follow the movement 260 2, 2 | not pertain to the matter in hand. And this part of the 261 2, 3 | these signs are very few in number compared with words. 262 2, 3 | poured out upon His feet; and in the sacrament of His body 263 2, 3 | the act was not wanting in significance. But the countless 264 2, 3 | no effort express words in terms of those signs. ~ 265 2, 4 | the ungodly men concerned in it justly earned the punishment 266 2, 5 | being at first set forth in one language, by means of 267 2, 5 | for their salvation. And in reading it, men seek nothing 268 2, 5 | find out the will of God, in accordance with which they 269 2, 6 | Use of the obscurities in Scripture which arise from 270 2, 6 | meaning for another; and in some places they cannot 271 2, 6 | as to shroud the meaning in the thickest darkness. And 272 2, 6 | preventing a feeling of satiety in the intellect, which generally 273 2, 6 | intellect, which generally holds in small esteem what is discovered 274 2, 6 | meaning from that passage in Canticles, where it is said 275 2, 6 | the same thought expressed in the plainest language, without 276 2, 6 | I feel greater pleasure in contemplating holy men, 277 2, 6 | and none among them barren in that holy fruit. ~ 278 2, 6 | both that it is pleasanter in some cases to have knowledge 279 2, 6 | attended with difficulty in the seeking gives greater 280 2, 6 | seeking gives greater pleasure in the finding. For those who 281 2, 6 | may not be found set forth in the plainest language elsewhere. ~ 282 2, 7 | will of necessity excite in us the thought of our mortality 283 2, 7 | by piety, and not to run in the face of Holy Scripture, 284 2, 7 | undertaken to treat. For in this every earnest student 285 2, 7 | himself, to find nothing else in them but that God is to 286 2, 7 | neighbour as one's self that is, in such a way that all our 287 2, 7 | two commandments I touched in the previous book when I 288 2, 7 | should first of all find in the Scriptures that he, 289 2, 7 | through being entangled in the love of this world i.e., 290 2, 7 | no option but to believe in and submit to the authority 291 2, 7 | boastful, but sorrowful. And in this frame of mind he implores 292 2, 7 | he may not be overwhelmed in despair, and so he gradually 293 2, 7 | strength and resolution, in which he hungers and thirsts 294 2, 7 | after righteousness. For in this frame of mind he extricates 295 2, 7 | every form of fatal joy in transitory things, and turning 296 2, 7 | the unchangeable Trinity in unity. ~ 297 2, 7 | that matchless light, then in the fifth step that is, 298 2, 7 | the fifth step that is, in the counsel of compassion 299 2, 7 | exercises himself diligently in the love of his neighbour; 300 2, 7 | full of hopes and unbroken in strength, he mounts to the 301 2, 7 | mounts to the sixth step, in which he purifies the eye 302 2, 7 | continue to wander as strangers in this world, even though 303 2, 7 | though our conversation be in heaven. And at this stage, 304 2, 7 | neighbour before, or even in comparison with, the truth, 305 2, 7 | be so single and so pure in heart, that he will not 306 2, 7 | step, and which he enjoys in peace and tranquility. For 307 2, 8 | writings, then, will be he who in the first place has read 308 2, 8 | them all and retained them in his knowledge, if not yet 309 2, 8 | greater safety when built up in the belief of the truth, 310 2, 8 | sound understanding. Now, in regard to the canonical 311 2, 8 | to happen), I think that in such a case the authority 312 2, 8 | exercised, is contained in the following books: Five 313 2, 8 | Next are the Prophets, in which there is one book 314 2, 9 | 9. How we should proceed in studying Scripture~ 315 2, 9 | In all these books those who 316 2, 9 | seek the will of God. And in pursuing this search the 317 2, 9 | that are plainly laid down in them, whether rules of life 318 2, 9 | that are plainly laid down in Scripture are to be found 319 2, 9 | of which I have spoken in the previous book. After 320 2, 9 | the obscure passages, and in doing so draw examples from 321 2, 9 | to remove all hesitation in regard to the doubtful passages. 322 2, 9 | the doubtful passages. And in this matter memory counts 323 2, 11 | Hebrew words untranslated in the books, as for example, 324 2, 11 | translated, have been preserved in their original form on account 325 2, 11 | mentioned are examples. For in some languages there are 326 2, 11 | And this happens chiefly in the case of interjections, 327 2, 11 | part of a thought we have in our mind. And the two given 328 2, 11 | are out of all number. For in the early days of the faith 329 2, 12 | obscure passages; for example, in that passage of the prophet 330 2, 12 | own flesh." Each of these in turn confirms the other. 331 2, 12 | because "flesh" may be taken in its literal sense, so that 332 2, 12 | without reference to the text in the original tongue. And 333 2, 12 | great truth is to be found in each. For it is difficult 334 2, 12 | as understanding consists in sight, and is abiding, but 335 2, 12 | us as babes, upon milk, in the cradles of temporal 336 2, 12 | deceived by an ambiguity in the original language, and 337 2, 12 | can hardly find it written in any other way. And yet the 338 2, 12 | feet, and are not fixed in the earth by roots. In this 339 2, 12 | fixed in the earth by roots. In this passage, indeed, the 340 2, 13 | judgment, unless we examine it in the language which they 341 2, 13 | the error of others, who in their translations have 342 2, 13 | who feel greater delight in things when even the signs 343 2, 13 | of those things are kept in their own purity. For what 344 2, 13 | wishes to know the facts. And in the same way, what is a 345 2, 13 | the pronouncing of a word in a different way from that 346 2, 13 | different way from that in which those who spoke Latin 347 2, 13 | man who is beseeching God, in any way at all that he can 348 2, 13 | men are easily offended in a matter of this kind, just 349 2, 13 | matter of this kind, just in proportion as they are weak; 350 2, 13 | and they are weak just in proportion as they wish 351 2, 13 | wish to seem learned, not in the knowledge of things 352 2, 13 | tend to edification, but in that of signs, by which 353 2, 13 | expressed: "Quae est terra in qua isti insidunt super 354 2, 13 | et quae sunt civitates, in quibus ipsi inhabitant in 355 2, 13 | in quibus ipsi inhabitant in ipsis?" (And what the land 356 2, 13 | land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad: 357 2, 13 | they be that they dwell in. Num. 13:19) And I am more 358 2, 13 | Nor does anything stand in the way of the correction 359 2, 13 | If any one should retain in this passage the Greek idiom, 360 2, 13 | a form of speech faulty in the Latin tongue, but it 361 2, 14 | there are words or idioms in our own tongue that we are 362 2, 14 | the force of custom, even in regard to learning, that 363 2, 14 | that those who have been in a sort of way nurtured and 364 2, 14 | which are not to be found in Latin authors. In this matter, 365 2, 14 | found in Latin authors. In this matter, too, the great 366 2, 14 | know the Scriptures ought in the first place to use their 367 2, 14 | place to use their skill in the correction of the texts, 368 2, 15 | power of the Holy Spirit in their work of translation, 369 2, 15 | translation, each man being in a cell by himself, and yet 370 2, 15 | and yet nothing was found in the manuscript of any one 371 2, 15 | them that was not found in the same words and in the 372 2, 15 | found in the same words and in the same order of words 373 2, 15 | the same order of words in all the rest, who dares 374 2, 15 | who dares put anything in comparison with an authority 375 2, 15 | even if anything is found in the original Hebrew in a 376 2, 15 | found in the original Hebrew in a different form from that 377 2, 15 | different form from that in which these men have expressed 378 2, 15 | beforehand to the nations which in the future were to believe 379 2, 15 | the future were to believe in the Lord. And thus it is 380 2, 15 | possible that they translated in such a way as the Holy Spirit, 381 2, 15 | Holy Spirit, who worked in them and had given them 382 2, 15 | though they were seventy in number, are said to have 383 2, 15 | especially those that are found in the churches of greater 384 2, 16 | In the case of figurative signs, 385 2, 16 | And we cannot doubt that, in the same way, many Hebrew 386 2, 16 | great value and service in solving the enigmas of Scripture. 387 2, 16 | a number of men skilled in that language have conferred 388 2, 16 | reference to their place in Scripture, and telling us 389 2, 16 | and whatever other names in that language we are not 390 2, 16 | many figurative expressions in Scripture become clear. ~ 391 2, 16 | are frequently referred to in Scripture by way of comparison. 392 2, 16 | as it were, be destroyed in us, if to save the body 393 2, 16 | how appropriately it fits in with the direction to imitate 394 2, 16 | saying of our Lord, "Enter ye in at the strait gate!" As, 395 2, 16 | drawback to the reader. And so in regard to minerals and plants: 396 2, 16 | for instance, which shines in the dark, throws light upon 397 2, 16 | many of the dark places in books too, where it is used 398 2, 16 | knowing the virtue it has in cleansing the lungs, nor 399 2, 16 | things that are set down in Scripture in a figurative 400 2, 16 | are set down in Scripture in a figurative and mystical 401 2, 16 | explaining the figure involved in this action cannot be got 402 2, 16 | revolutions are accomplished in periods numbering four each; 403 2, 16 | numbering four each; the diurnal in the hours of the morning, 404 2, 16 | and the night; the annual in the spring, summer, autumn, 405 2, 16 | months. Now while we live in time, we must abstain and 406 2, 16 | abstain and fast from all joy in time, for the sake of that 407 2, 16 | the sake of that eternity in which we wish to live; although 408 2, 16 | for there is a trinity in the Creator; and the number 409 2, 16 | and it is very clear that in the body there are four 410 2, 16 | of which it is made up. In this number ten, therefore, 411 2, 16 | when it is placed before us in connection with time, that 412 2, 16 | partaking of, any delight in time, that is, to fast for 413 2, 16 | admonished by the law personified in Moses, by prophecy personified 414 2, 16 | by prophecy personified in Elijah, and by our Lord 415 2, 16 | three disciples looked on in amazement. Next, we have 416 2, 16 | Next, we have to inquire in the same way, how out of 417 2, 16 | the number fifty, which in our religion has no ordinary 418 2, 16 | right-hand side of the boat. And in the same way, many other 419 2, 16 | combinations of numbers are used in the sacred writings, to 420 2, 16 | of years the temple was in building, which is mentioned 421 2, 16 | building, which is mentioned in the gospel viz., forty-six 422 2, 16 | structure of our Lord's body, in relation to which the temple 423 2, 16 | true and human body. And in several places in the Holy 424 2, 16 | body. And in several places in the Holy Scriptures we find 425 2, 17 | curious or more learned in such matters. He says that 426 2, 17 | be placed as an offering in the temple of Apollo, intending 427 2, 17 | were bought to be dedicated in the temple of Apollo; and 428 2, 17 | because it had seen them in visions, nor because they 429 2, 17 | had presented themselves in that number to the eyes 430 2, 17 | produced by the voice, as in the case of those who sing 431 2, 17 | instrument; or by blowing, as in the case of trumpets and 432 2, 17 | flutes; or by striking, as in the case of harps and drums, 433 2, 18 | Virtue, and prefer to worship in the form of stones things 434 2, 18 | ought to have their place in the heart, ought we on that 435 2, 18 | acknowledges the truth, even in their religious literature, 436 2, 18 | thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and 437 2, 19 | kinds of knowledge which are in vogue among the heathen. 438 2, 19 | noted, either as transacted in the past or as instituted 439 2, 20 | example, as are employed in the magical arts, and which 440 2, 20 | the haruspices and augurs. In this class we must place 441 2, 20 | condemns, whether these consist in incantations, or in marks 442 2, 20 | consist in incantations, or in marks which they call characters, 443 2, 20 | they call characters, or in hanging or tying on or even 444 2, 20 | tying on or even dancing in a fashion certain articles, 445 2, 20 | appear not to be engaged in superstitious observances, 446 2, 20 | to hold your left thumb in your right hand. ~ 447 2, 20 | makes his assailant run in hot haste for a real surgeon. 448 2, 20 | threshold when you go out in front of the house; to go 449 2, 21 | sometimes even find it out, yet in so far as they attempt thence 450 2, 21 | when we consider that even in times more recent and nearer 451 2, 21 | nor sought to possess, in life. For where a place 452 2, 21 | was vacant, or not held in honour of any of the dead 453 2, 21 | times, the usual proceeding in such cases was carried out. 454 2, 21 | and August, naming them in honour of the men Julius 455 2, 21 | above formerly wandered in the heavens without the 456 2, 21 | they seemed to think that in putting their names upon 457 2, 21 | which God has made and set in order after His own pleasure, 458 2, 21 | are rebuked by Holy Writ in these terms: "For if they 459 2, 22 | folly of observing the stars in order to predict the events 460 2, 22 | Now it may happen that, in the case of twins, one follows 461 2, 22 | be apprehended and marked in the position of the constellations. 462 2, 22 | necessarily follows that twins are in many cases born under the 463 2, 22 | with equal fortune either in what they do or what they 464 2, 22 | Jacob were born twins, and in such close succession, that 465 2, 22 | two could not be marked in any way that would not give 466 2, 22 | so widely spread as to be in the mouth of all nations. ~ 467 2, 22 | produces great effects in nature, and in the extremely 468 2, 22 | great effects in nature, and in the extremely rapid motion 469 2, 22 | astrologer cannot discover this in the constellations, and 470 2, 22 | that there is a difference in the heavens, which he rashly 471 2, 22 | when there is no difference in his chart, which he looks 472 2, 22 | looks into anxiously but in vain? And so these notions 473 2, 22 | which have their origin in certain signs of things 474 2, 23 | For in this way it comes to pass 475 2, 23 | of the world has been put in subjection by the law of 476 2, 23 | of God's providence, and in accordance with His most 477 2, 23 | divination, many things in the past and future are 478 2, 23 | as they are foretold; and in the case of those who practice 479 2, 23 | themselves further and further in a labyrinth of most pernicious 480 2, 23 | the ventriloquist woman in the Acts of the Apostles 481 2, 23 | and the sacrifices offered in their honour, that we ought 482 2, 23 | honour, that we ought to feel in regard to all fancied signs 483 2, 23 | the hearts of wretched men in private and selfish strivings 484 2, 23 | temporal things. Accordingly, in regard to all these branches 485 2, 23 | things that are born, or in any other way come into 486 2, 23 | to be something unusual in the occurrence, as when 487 2, 24 | that previous understanding in the mind which is, as it 488 2, 24 | have already entangled him in. For, to take an illustration, 489 2, 24 | letter X, which is made in the shape of a cross, means 490 2, 24 | languages uses this letter in a different sense when writing 491 2, 24 | writing to a Greek from that in which he uses it when writing 492 2, 24 | arrangements of the community in which each man lives, and 493 2, 24 | men have agreed upon them; in the same way also, those 494 2, 24 | maintained have meaning just in proportion to each man's 495 2, 24 | this appears quite plainly in the rites of the augurs; 496 2, 24 | the previous arrangement in the mind of the observer. ~ 497 2, 25 | chap. 25. In human institutions which 498 2, 25 | such as are not set up in association with devils, 499 2, 25 | with devils, but by men in association with one another. 500 2, 25 | all arrangements that are in force among men, because


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