Anf-01 ix.vi.xli Pg 11 Hence we learn that this was the apostate angel and the enemy, because he was envious of God’s workmanship, and took in hand to render this [workmanship] an enmity with God. For this cause also God has banished from His presence him who did of his own accord stealthily sow the tares, that is, him who brought about the transgression;4433
Matt. xiii. 28.
4433 The old Latin translator varies from this (the Greek of which was recovered by Grabe from two ancient Catenæ Patrum), making the clause run thus, that is, the transgression which he had himself introduced, making the explanatory words to refer to the tares, and not, as in the Greek, to the sower of the tares. but He took compassion upon man, who, through want of care no doubt, but still wickedly [on the part of another], became involved in disobedience; and He turned the enmity by which [the devil] had designed to make [man] the enemy of God, against the author of it, by removing His own anger from man, turning it in another direction, and sending it instead upon the serpent. As also the Scripture tells us that God said to the serpent, “And I will place enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed. He4434
4434 Following the reading of the LXX. αὐτός σου τηρήσει κεφαλήν. shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel.”4435
Anf-02 vi.iv.vii.xv Pg 4.1
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 13
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Lu 9:49-54 1Co 5:3-7 2Co 2:6-11 1Th 5:14 Jude 1:22,23