Anf-01 iii.ii.xii Pg 6 declares, “Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth.” For he who thinks he knows anything without true knowledge, and such as is witnessed to by life, knows nothing, but is deceived by the Serpent, as not330
Literally, “knowledge without the truth of a command exercised to life.” See 1 Cor. viii. 1.
330 The ms. is here defective. Some read, “on account of the love of life.” loving life. But he who combines knowledge with fear, and seeks after life, plants in hope, looking for fruit. Let your heart be your wisdom; and let your life be true knowledge331
331 Or, “true word,” or “reason.” inwardly received. Bearing this tree and displaying its fruit, thou shalt always gather332
332 Or, “reap.” in those things which are desired by God, which the Serpent cannot reach, and to which deception does not approach; nor is Eve then corrupted,333
333 The meaning seems to be, that if the tree of true knowledge and life be planted within you, you shall continue free from blemishes and sins. but is trusted as a virgin; and salvation is manifested, and the Apostles are filled with understanding, and the Passover334
Anf-01 ix.iii.xxvii Pg 2
1 Cor. viii. 1.