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Matt. 7 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book II

As ye do, so shall it be done to you; as ye give, so shall it be given to you; as ye judge, so shall ye be judged; as ye show kindness, so shall kindness be shown to you: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."[210]

Matt. 7:1 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

or blow for blow, or cursing for cursing, but being mindful of what the Lord said in His teaching: "Judge not, that ye be not judged;[16]

Matt. 7:1 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

And therefore has the Lord said: "Judge not, that ye be not judged: for with what judgment ye shall judge, ye shall be judged."[423]

Matt. 7:1 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Who is the Rich Man that Shall Be Saved?

"Judge not, then, that ye be not judged. With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again;[59]

Matt. 7:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Of Patience

patience to me, and I will reward patience. For when He says, "Judge not, lest ye be judged,"[109]

Matt. 7:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

`not judging, that we be not judged.'[24]

Matt. 7:1 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIII

But what at all he will suffer, who at first did not hear, but required witnesses, or even refused to hear these, but was brought to the church, God knows; for we do not declare it, according to the precept, "Judge not that ye be not judged,"[199]

Matt. 7:2 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

For thus He spoke: "Be ye merciful, that ye may obtain mercy; forgive, that it may be forgiven to you ; as ye do, so shall it be done unto you; as ye judge, so shall ye be judged; as ye are kind, so shall kindness be shown to you; with what measure ye mete, with the same it shall be measured to you."[55]

Matt. 7:2 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again;[19]

Matt. 7:2 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

Besides, the Lord Himself demonstrates the manner in which He threatens such as judge: "For with what judgment ye judge, judgment shall be given on you."[40]

Matt. 7:2 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise IV On the Lord's Prayer

Therefore also He says in another place, "With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."[61]

Matt. 7:2 - NIV, NAB - in A Treatise Against the Heretic Novatian by an Anonymous Bishop

Hast thou not read, that "God destroys the remembrance of the proud, and does not forsake the memory of the lowly? "Hast thou not read, that "with what judgment a man shall judge he must be judged? "[44]

Matt. 7:2 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book II

For the Lord says: "With what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and as you condemn, you shall be condemned."[202]

Matt. 7:2 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book II

For of what unjust judgment soever you are the instruments, of the same you shall receive the reward from God. "For with what judgment ye judge ye shall be judged."[220]

Matt. 7:2 - NIV, NAB - in Clementine Homily XVIII

and neither themselves entered nor allowed those who wished to enter, on this account, and justly, inasmuch as they hid the ways from those who wished, were in like manner the secrets hidden from them, in order that they themselves might experience what they had done to others, and with what measure they had measured, an equal measure might be meted out to them.[22]

Matt. 7:2 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

For thus He spoke: "Be ye merciful, that ye may obtain mercy; forgive, that it may be forgiven to you; as ye do, so shall it be done unto you; as ye judge, so shall ye be judged; as ye are kind, so shall kindness be shown to you; with what measure ye mete, with the same it shall be measured to you."[64]

Matt. 7:2 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIII

let each one with all his power do what he can so that he may not receive punishment for more evil things done in the body, even if he is going to receive back for all the wrongs which he has done; but it should be our ambition to procure the reward for a greater number of good deeds, since "with what measure we mete, it shall be measured to us,"[203]

Matt. 7:3 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book VIII

Since the great body of (the heretics) do not employ the counsel of the Lord, by having the beam in the eye,[4]

Matt. 7:5 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

Therefore, against men of this kind (namely, the heretics) the word of the Lord applies, which says: "Thou hypocrite, first cast the beam out of thine eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote out of thy brother's eye."[421]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book I

And even now I fear, as it is said, "to cast the pearls before swine, lest they tread them under foot, and turn and rend us."[144]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

in accordance with the Lord's saying, "Not to cast one's pearls before swine, nor that which is holy unto dogs."[279]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

"That which is holy they will cast to the dogs, and their pearls," although (to be sure) they are not real ones, "they will fling to the swine."[430]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Baptism

is rather to be looked at carefully: "Give not the holy thing to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine; "[182]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian To His Wife Book II

"Cast not," saith He, "your pearls to swine, lest they trample them to pieces, and turn round and overturn you also."[37]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book V

This, he says, is what (Jesus) asserts: "Throw not that which is holy unto the dogs, nor pearls unto the swine."[107]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book IX

Inasmuch as (Elchasai) considers, then, that it would be an insult to reason that these mighty and ineffable mysteries should be trampled under foot, or that they should be committed to many, he advises that as valuable pearls[68]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise V An Address to Demetrianus

And we are, moreover, bidden to keep what is holy within our own knowledge, and not expose it to be trodden down by swine and dogs, since the Lord speaks, saying, "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."[6]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the Gospel according to Matthew: "Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before the swine, lest perchance they trample them down with their feet, and turn again and crush you."[625]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

" You see that it is hid in them that are lost. "For it is not meet to give the holy things to dogs."[717]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Discourse III. Thaleia

For they insult the commandments, accomplishing the will of the spirits of evil, and cast holy things to dogs, and pearls before swine,[73]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Fragments

The passage, "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine,"[6]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius Divine Institutes Book VII

For a mystery ought to be most faithfully concealed and covered, especially by us, who bear the name of faith.[156]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Didache

But let no one eat or drink of your Thanksgiving (Eucharist), but they who have been baptized into the name of the Lord; for concerning this also the Lord hath said, Give not that which is holy to the dogs.[92]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book III

For in the mystical points we ought not to be rash, but cautious; for the Lord exhorts us, saying: "Cast not your pearls before swine, lest they trample them with their feet, and turn again and rend you."[18]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in The Second Epistle of Clement Concerning Virginity

men, but in everything are estranged from the wicked. And we "do not cast that which is holy before dogs, nor pearls before swine; "[31]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Recognitions of Clement II

that we may eat with him, how much more is it proper for us to ascertain who or what sort of man he is to whom the words of immortality are to be committed! For we ought to be careful, yea, extremely careful, that we cast not our pearls before swine.[5]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Recognitions of Clement III

What, then, shall he do who has to address a mixed multitude? Shall he conceal what is true? How, then, shall he instruct those who are worthy? But if he set forth pure truth to those who do not desire to obtain salvation, he does injury to Him by whom he has been sent, and from whom he has received commandment not to throw the pearls of His words before swine and dogs,[2]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Revelation of Saint John the Theologian

nor cast our pearls before swine, lest perchance they should trample them with their feet.[55]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Martyrdom of Habib the Deacon

But another thing too it teaches us: that we should "not cast that which is holy to dogs, nor cast pearls before swine."[30]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X

And the Saviour holds converse with all the disciples, as merchant-men who are not only seeking the goodly pearls but who have found them and possess them, when He says, "Cast not your pearls before swine."[32]

Matt. 7:6 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X

for, in the course of those words, He said, "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine."[34]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book II

And by these human passions, drawing away their intelligence, while they describe the origin and production of the Word of God in the fifth place, they assert that thus they teach wonderful mysteries, unspeakable and sublime, known to no one but themselves. It was, [they affirm, ] concerning these that the Lord said, "Seek, and ye shall find,"[64]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book II

This opinion [of theirs], however, is not only untenable, but also opposed to that which was spoken by our Lord: "Seek, and ye shall find."[98]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book II

men, and, by descending to their argument, may often refute them by their own doctrines; but in thus acting may God be merciful to me, for I venture on these statements, not with the view of comparing Him to them, but of convicting and overthrowing their insane opinions)-they, for whom many foolish persons entertain so great an admiration, as if, forsooth, they could learn from them something more precious than the truth itself! That expression of Scripture, "Seek, and ye shall find,"[262]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book III

For he whose it is to desire nothing that is not in our power, and to obtain by asking from God what he piously desires, does he not possess much, nay all, having God as his everlasting treasure? "To him that asks," it is said, "shall be given, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."[64]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book I

And, in truth, the Word does not wish him who has believed to be idle. For He says, "Seek, and ye shall find."[127]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book II

Gold is not taken from the earth in the lump, but is purified by smelting; then, when made pure. it is called gold, the earth being purified. For "Ask, and it shall be given you,"[244]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

Non potest autem ea aliter comparari continentia, nisi gratia Dei. Et ideo dixit: "Petite, et dabitur vobis."[93]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

"For narrow," in truth, "and strait is the way" of the Lord. And it is to the "violent that the kingdom of God belongs."[1]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book V

Faith, then, we say, we are to show must not be inert and alone, but accompanied with investigation. For I do not say that we are not to inquire at all. For "Search, and thou shalt find,"[28]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book V

The righteous man will seek the discovery that flows from love, to which if he haste he prospers. For it is said, "To him that knocketh, it shall be opened: ask, and it shall be given to you."[38]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VIII

But, on the contrary, the Barbarian philosophy, expelling all contention, said, "Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; ask, and it shall be given you."[2]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

It is written, they say, "Seek, and ye shall find."[83]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

" For it is clear that the next words also apply to the Jews: "Knock, and it shall be opened unto you."[89]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

Now, how shall he who was always outside knock at the place where he never was? What door does he know of, when he has passed through none, either by entrance or ejection? Is it not rather he who is aware that he once lived within and was thrust out, that (probably) found the door and knocked thereat? In like manner, "Ask, and ye shall receive,"[93]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Baptism

may be supplied you. "Ask," saith He, "and ye shall receive."[217]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Prayer

said separately, after delivering His Rule of Prayer, "Ask, and ye shall receive; "[66]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in A Letter from Origen to Gregory

For to this the Saviour exhorted, and said not only, "Knock, and it shall be opened to you; and seek, and ye shall find,"[5]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Clementine Homily III

and elsewhere, `Seek and find, '[48]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas

And the apostle laid his hand on her, and began to say: Jesus, who always appearest to us-for this Thou always wishest, that we should seek Thee-and Thou Thyself hast given us this power of asking and receiving;[51]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas

who art not seen by bodily eyes, but who art not altogether hidden from those of our soul, and who art hidden in Thy form, but manifested to us by Thy works; and by Thy many deeds we have recognised Thee as we go on, and Thou hast given us Thy gifts without measure, saying, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.[53]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Letter of Origen to Gregory

And do not be content with knocking and seeking, for what is most necessary for understanding divine things is prayer, and in urging us to this the Saviour says not only,[6]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X

Now you will connect with the man seeking goodly pearls the saying, "Seek and ye shall find,"[35]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIV

"To whom it is given," as if those who wished to remain pure in celibacy, but were mastered by their desires, had an excuse, we must say that, if we believe the Scriptures, why at all do we lay hold of the saying, "But they to whom it is given," but no longer attend to this, "Ask and it shall be given you,"[200]

Matt. 7:7 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIV

For if they "to whom it is given" can receive this saying about absolute purity, let him who wills ask, obeying and believing Him who said, "Ask and it shall be given you,"[202]

Matt. 7:8 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X

and this-"Every one that seeketh findeth."[36]

Matt. 7:9 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Prayer

? "[45]

Matt. 7:9 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LI

The Lord also in His Gospel, setting forth the love of God the Father, says, "What man is there of you, whom, if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much l more shall your heavenly Father give good things to them that ask Him?"[45]

Matt. 7:9 - NIV, NAB - in Clementine Homily III

"And to those who think that He is not good, as the Scriptures say, He said, `From which of you shall his son ask bread, and he will give him a stone; or shall ask a fish, and he will give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask Him, and to those who do His will!'[59]

Matt. 7:11 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book V

If, however, he may not happen upon this doctrine, neither will he understand the necessity of generation, just as an abortion born at night will perish at night. When, therefore, he says, the Saviour observes, "your Father which is in heaven,"[190]

Matt. 7:12 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

And, "As ye would that men should do to you, do ye likewise so to, them."[65]

Matt. 7:12 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise IV On the Lord's Prayer

And again: "Whatsoever good things ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them. For this is the law and the prophets."[79]

Matt. 7:12 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

and know that it shall he mine if only I can be pure in heart? And that is quite in accordance with the truth which we have learned now, to wit, that if one prevails in the keeping of the two commandments, he fulfils the whole law and the prophets.[485]

Matt. 7:12 - NIV, NAB - in Didache

and all things whatsoever thou wouldst should not occur to thee, thou also to another do not do.[6]

Matt. 7:12 - NIV, NAB - in Clementine Homily XII

In one word, what he wishes for himself, he wishes also for his neighbour. For this is the law of God and of the prophets[15]

Matt. 7:12 - NIV, NAB - in The Second Epistle of Pope Fabian

For there was no laying of accusations against each other among them, except what was friendly; neither ought there ever to be such among their followers or among believers: for the Lord says, "Do not that to another which thou wouldst not have done to thyself."[3]

Matt. 7:13 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

For they have heard in the commandment that "the broad and wide way leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in by it."[40]

Matt. 7:13 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book II

But who, when so many incentives to evil were assailing him, would desire that good, which he could despise with impunity? Who, again, would take care of what he could lose without danger? You read bow broad is the road to evil,[170]

Matt. 7:13 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Fasting

More easily, it may be, through the "strait gate"[123]

Matt. 7:13 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book V

On account of this, he says, Jesus uses the words, "I am the true gate."[88]

Matt. 7:13 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book V

Concerning these, it is said, the Saviour has expressly declared that "straight and narrow is the way that leadeth unto life, and few there are that enter upon it; whereas broad and spacious is the way that leadeth unto destruction, and many there are that pass through it."[120]

Matt. 7:13 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Exegetical Fragments

"And they went out at privy doors; "showing thus by anticipation, that he who desires to partake of the water in the garden must renounce the broad gate, and enter by the strait and narrow.[215]

Matt. 7:13 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

On this same subject, according to Matthew: "How broad and spacious is the way which leadeth unto death, and many there are who go in thereby: how straight and narrow is the way that leadeth to life, and few there are that find it!"[412]

Matt. 7:13 - NIV, NAB - in Didache

one of life and one of death;[3]

Matt. 7:13 - NIV, NAB - in Clementine Homily XVIII

`Behold, I have set before thy face the way of life and the way of death.' And the Teacher spoke in harmony with this:[26]

Matt. 7:14 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I

Or, again, what inexperienced person can with ease detect the presence of brass when it has been mixed up with silver? "Lest, therefore, through my neglect, some should be carried off, even as sheep are by wolves, while they perceive not the true character of these men, -because they outwardly are covered with sheep's clothing (against whom the Lord has enjoined[5]

Matt. 7:14 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

"For narrow," in truth, "and strait is the way" of the Lord. And it is to the "violent that the kingdom of God belongs."[1]

Matt. 7:14 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VI

for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God!" Now, if Celsus had not perused the Gospels in a spirit of hatred and dislike, but had been imbued with a love of truth, he would have turned his attention to the point why a camel-that one of animals which, as regards its physical structure, is crooked-was chosen as an object of comparison with a rich man, and what signification the "narrow eye of a needle" had for him who saw that "strait and narrow was the way that leadeth unto life;[92]

Matt. 7:14 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book IV

There is likewise a certain other "Small Bear" (Cynosuris), as it were some image of the second creation-that formed according to God. For few, he says, there are that journey by the narrow path.[155]

Matt. 7:14 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book VI

This way is narrow, indeed, for the many cannot bear to walk in it and are lovers of their flesh; but it is also hard-pressed[71]

Matt. 7:14 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book VI

to walk in it, for it is not called afflicting, but afflicted.[73]

Matt. 7:14 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book X

We ought to notice certainly that "many" are said to believe, not in Him, but in His name. Now, those who believe in Him are those who walk in the straight and narrow way,[160]

Matt. 7:14 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

and also that which is written in the Gospel of Matthew thus, "For narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth unto life, and few be they that find it."[87]

Matt. 7:14 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIV

But he who has the power will consider whether this agreement and a congregation of this sort in the midst of which Christ is, can be found in more, since "narrow and straightened is the way that leadeth unto life, and few be they that find it."[10]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians

are offered, and with "the Church of the first-born whose names are written in heaven," is a wolf in sheep's clothing,[40]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadelphians

But where the shepherd is, there do ye as sheep follow. For there are many wolves in sheep's clothing,[11]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to Hero, a Deacon of Antioch

Every one that teaches anything beyond what is commanded, though he be [deemed] worthy of credit, though he be in the habit of fasting, though he live in continence, though he work miracles, though he have the gift of prophecy, let him be in thy sight as a wolf in sheep's clothing,[12]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Dialogue of Justin

For he said, `Many shall come in My name, clothed outwardly in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.'"[88]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Dialogue of Justin

And, `Beware of false prophets, who shall come to you clothed outwardly in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.'[90]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

neither ought their existence to surprise us, for it was foretold that they should come to pass;[3]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

But let us rather be mindful of the sayings of the Lord, and of the letters of the apostles; for they have both told us beforehand that there shall be heresies, and have given us, in anticipation, warnings to avoid them; and inasmuch as we are not alarmed because they exist, so we ought not to wonder that they are capable of doing that, on account of which they must be shunned. The Lord teaches us that many "ravening wolves shall come in sheep's clothing."[34]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

, however, held back, because he did not find a suitable reply; for he was pondering the conclusion which might be drawn from either of two answers which he might make, tutoring the matter over thus in his thoughts: If I say that they are converted, he will meet me with that statement which is recorded in the Gospel about the trees;[134]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

lest perchance, after we had traversed lengthened courses of our own, we should find our day prematurely closing upon us in night, and lest, while outwardly indeed we might appear splendid to men's view, we should inwardly he comparable only to ravening wolves,[481]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius Divine Institutes Book V

But it is the same blindness, to give the name of falsehood to truth, and of truth to falsehood. Doubtless the crafty man wished to conceal the wolf under the skin of a sheep,[38]

Matt. 7:15 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book VI

Ye shall know them by their fruits; take care of them. For false Christs and false prophets shall arise and shall deceive many."[69]

Matt. 7:16 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

Persons are still living who remember them,-their own actual disciples and successors,-who cannot therefore deny the lateness of their date. But, in fact, by their own works they are convicted, even as the Lord said.[319]

Matt. 7:16 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

But just as, when a man desires to make any purchase, he does not produce the money unless he first ascertains by tasting the object whether it is of a dry or a moist species, so I shall not admit to you that the tree is evil and utterly corrupt, unless the quality of its fruit is first exhibited; for it is written, that "the tree is known by its fruits."[146]

Matt. 7:17 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Flesh of Christ

is a fault, as is the body, such must be its parts-faulty too; so in like manner must be the heaven and its celestial (contents), and everything which is conceived and produced out of it. And "a corrupt tree must needs bring forth evil fruit."[123]

Matt. 7:17 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Tertullian Against All Heresies

He, starting from the fact that it is said, "Every good tree beareth good fruit, but an evil evil,"[73]

Matt. 7:18 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book II

For the saying, "It is not a good tree which produces corrupt fruit, nor a corrupt tree which produces good fruit,"[116]

Matt. 7:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Hermogenes

How occurs the seed of what is good, nay, very good, in that which is evil, nay, very evil? Surely a good tree does not produce evil fruit,[131]

Matt. 7:18 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book II

They again recall us, however, to the words of Scripture, by bringing forward that celebrated question of theirs, affirming that it is written, "A bad tree cannot produce good fruits; for a tree is known by its fruit."[65]

Matt. 7:18 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book X

For it is requisite that the things made should be similar to the maker; wherefore also they thus employ the evangelical parables, saying, "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,"[19]

Matt. 7:18 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

namely, that "a good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit."[22]

Matt. 7:18 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

For who ought to be believed? Should it be those masters of yours whose enjoyment is in the flesh, and who pamper themselves with the richest delights; or our Saviour Jesus Christ, who says, as it is written in the book of the Gospels, "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit,"[101]

Matt. 7:19 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

As, therefore, when the wild olive has been engrafted, if it remain in its former condition, viz., a wild olive, it is "cut off, and cast into the fire; "[65]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in First Apology of Justin

By their works ye shall know them. And every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire."[32]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VII

"Not every one," therefore, "that says Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of God; but he that doeth the will of God."[110]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VII

Wherefore also he added: "But with all of them He was not well pleased." Who is this? He who said, "Why do you call Me Lord, and do not the will of My Father? "[176]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Who is the Rich Man that Shall Be Saved?

"For not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father."[42]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book V

And again, it is said, the Saviour has declared, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."[96]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LXXII

Again, there is no ground for any one, for the circumvention of Christian truth, opposing to us the name of Christ, and saying, "All who are baptized everywhere, and in any manner, in the name of Jesus Christ, have obtained the grace of baptism,"-when Christ Himself speaks, and says, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven."[21]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also according to Matthew: "Not every one who saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven."[507]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in 2 Clement

For He saith, "Not every one that saith to Me, Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that worketh righteousness."[31]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Clement Concerning Virginity

Of all virgins of either sex who have truly resolved to preserve virginity for the sake of the kingdom of heaven-of each and every one of them it is required that he be worthy of the kingdom of heaven in every thing. For not by eloquence[4]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in 2 Clement

For He saith, "Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that worketh righteousness."[23]

Matt. 7:21 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book X

We must, therefore, cleave to Him rather than to His name, test after we have done wonders in His name, we should hear these words addressed to us which He will speak to those who boast of His name alone.[157]

Matt. 7:22 - NIV, NAB - in Dialogue of Justin

And, `Many shall say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not eaten, and drunk, and prophesied, and cast out demons in Thy name? And I will say to them, Depart from Me.'[290]

Matt. 7:22 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book I

Such power, indeed, does the name of Jesus possess over evil spirits, that there have been instances where it was effectual, when it was pronounced even by bad men, which Jesus Himself taught (would be the case), when He said: "Many shall say to Me in that day, In Thy name we have cast out devils, and done many wonderful works."[22]

Matt. 7:22 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book II

And in another passage: "Many will say unto Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not eaten and drunk in Thy name, and by Thy name have cast out demons, and done many wonderful works? And then will I say unto them, Depart from Me, because ye are workers of iniquity."[113]

Matt. 7:22 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise I On the Unity of the Church

The Lord denounces, and says, "Many shall say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and in Thy name have cast out devils, and in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."[45]

Matt. 7:22 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the same place: "Many shall say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and in Thy name have cast out devils, and in Thy name have done great works? And then shall I say to them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye who work iniquity."[549]

Matt. 7:22 - NIV, NAB - in A Treatise Against the Heretic Novatian by an Anonymous Bishop

For that He says, "Whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven," its meaning is assuredly with respect to future time-to the time at which the Lord shall begin to judge the secrets of men-to the time at which we must all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ-to the time at which many shall begin to say, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and in Thy name cast out devils, and in Thy name done many wonderful works? "[24]

Matt. 7:22 - NIV, NAB - in A Treatise Against the Heretic Novatian by an Anonymous Bishop

shall hear the voice of the Lord saying, "Depart from me, all ye that have worked iniquity: I know you not."[25]

Matt. 7:23 - NIV, NAB - in Dubious Hippolytus Fragments

Ye subdued your body to virginity, but ye kept not mercy, but ye did not cast the hatred of your brother out of your souls. For not every, one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that doeth my will.[137]

Matt. 7:23 - NIV, NAB - in 2 Clement

in My very bosom, yet if ye were not to keep My commandments, I would cast you off, and say unto you, Depart from Me; I know you not whence ye are, ye workers of iniquity."[36]

Matt. 7:23 - NIV, NAB - in 2 Clement

me in my very bosom, yet if ye were not to keep my commandments, I would cast you off, and say unto you, Depart from me; I know you not whence ye are, ye workers of iniquity."[26]

Matt. 7:24 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

And hence He Himself also declares: "Every one who hears my words, and doeth them, I will show to whom he is like: he is like a wise man who built his house upon a rock," etc.[43]

Matt. 7:24 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise I On the Unity of the Church

"Whosoever," says He, "heareth my words, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, that 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."[8]

Matt. 7:24 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

The rain descended, the floods came, the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and its ruin became great."[774]

Matt. 7:24 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

For this most devout Marcellus was only found to be like the rock on which the house was built with the most solid foundations; and when the rain descended, and the floods and the winds burst in and beat upon that house, it stood firm: for it had been built on the most solid and immoveable foundations.[560]

Matt. 7:24 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

Now, if the gates of Hades prevail against any one, such an one cannot be a rock upon which Christ builds the church, nor the church built by Jesus upon the rock; for the rock is inaccessible to the serpent, and it is stronger than the gates of Hades which are opposing it, so that because of its strength the gates of Hades do not prevail against it; but the church, as a building of Christ who built His own house wisely upon the rock,[81]

Matt. 7:25 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadelphians

[3]

Matt. 7:25 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book II

But since parables admit of many interpretations, what lover of truth will not acknowledge, that for them to assert God is to be searched out from these, while they desert what is certain, indubitable, and true, is the part of men who eagerly throw themselves into danger, and act as if destitute of reason? And is not such a course of conduct not to build one's house upon a rock[226]

Matt. 7:26 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

So also the declaration: "Whoso heareth these things, and doeth them not, is like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand," etc.[44]

Matt. 7:26 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

; "while he that heareth them, but doeth them not, is like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand," etc.[56]

Matt. 7:26 - NIV, NAB - in A Treatise Against the Heretic Novatian by an Anonymous Bishop

Of whom the Lord had intimated the future destruction in the Gospel in these words, saying, "He who heareth my words and doeth them not, I will liken him to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: the tempests came and beat upon that house, and it fell; and great was its destruction."[17]

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