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XXVI.—Of the Parting of Brethren.
You will not dismiss a brother who has entered
your house without prayer.—“Have you seen,” says
Scripture, “a brother? you have seen your
“a stranger,” lest perhaps he be “an
angel.” But again, when received yourself by brethren, you
will not make8932
| 8931 I have ventured to
turn the first part of the sentence into a question. What
“scripture” this may be, no one knows. [It seems to me a
clear reference to Matt. xxv.
38, amplified by the
45th verse, in a way not unusual with our author.]
Perhaps, in addition to the passages in Gen. xviii. and Heb. xiii.
2, to which the editors
naturally refer, Tertullian may allude to such passages as Mark. ix. 37; Matt. xxv. 40,
45. [Christo in
refreshments prior to heavenly, for your faith will forthwith be
judged. Or else how will you—according to the precept8933
| 8932 I have followed
Routh’s conjecture, “feceris” for
“fecerit,” which Oehler does not even notice.|
—say, “Peace to this
house,” unless you exchange mutual peace with them who are
in the house?
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