Rev. 5:1 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose its seven seals."
Did bear a lion:
6. Now, as our Lord Jesus Christ, who is also God, was prophesied of under the figure of a lion,
" And after these things, seeing the same Lord in a second vision, he says: "For I saw in the midst of the throne, and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing as it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth."
And they say that the seven eyes of the Lord "are the seven spirits resting on the rod that springs from the root of Jesse."
Rev. 5:6 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
full of odours of supplications, which are the prayers of the saints; and they sang a new song, saying, Worthy art Thou, O Lord, to take the book, and to open its seals: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us with Thy blood from every tribe, anti and people, and nation; and Thou hast made us a kingdom unto our God, and hast made us priests, and they shall reign upon the earth."
Behold the seven horns of the Lamb,
Before the resplendent throne of Thy majesty, O Lord, and the exalted and sublime throne of Thy glory, and on the awful seat of the strength of Thy love and the propiatory altar which Thy will hath established, in the region of Thy pasture,
And again I said: Lord, what will become of the heavens, and the sun, and the moon, along with the stars? And I heard a voice saying to me: Behold, righteous John. And I looked, and saw a Lamb having seven eyes and seven horns.
Since, therefore, the name of the Son belongs to the Father, and since in the omnipotent God the Church makes offerings through Jesus Christ, He says well on both these grounds, "And in every place incense is offered to My name, and a pure sacrifice." Now John, in the Apocalypse, declares that the "incense" is "the prayers of the saints."
as John also declares in the Apocalypse: "The incense is the prayers of the saints."
" He does not perceive that we regard the spirit of every good man as an altar from which arises an incense which is truly and spiritually sweet-smelling, namely, the prayers ascending from a pure conscience. Therefore it is said by John in the Revelation, "The odours are the prayers of saints; "
but is trusted as a virgin; and salvation is manifested, and the Apostles are filled with understanding, and the Passover
If I remember not that it is I who have served Him, how shall I ascribe glory to God? How sing to Him "the new song,"
, these God has promised to bestow upon thee, because thou hast been deified, and begotten unto immortality.
for the purpose of life equal measures for all.
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