Anf-01 iv.ii.ii Pg 10 forgive, and it shall be forgiven unto you;353
Matt. vii. 1.
Anf-01 ix.vi.xxxi Pg 10 [The meaning is] not certainly that we should not find fault with sinners, nor that we should consent to those who act wickedly; but that we should not pronounce an unfair judgment on the dispensations of God, inasmuch as He has Himself made provision that all things shall turn out for good, in a way consistent with justice. For, because He knew that we would make a good use of our substance which we should possess by receiving it from another, He says, “He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.”4221
Matt. vii. 1, 2.
Anf-02 vi.v Pg 107.1
Anf-03 vi.vii.x Pg 14 does He not require patience? For who will refrain from judging another, but he who shall be patient in not revenging himself? Who judges in order to pardon? And if he shall pardon, still he has taken care to indulge the impatience of a judger, and has taken away the honour of the one Judge, that is, God. How many mischances had impatience of this kind been wont to run into! How oft has it repented of its revenge! How oft has its vehemence been found worse than the causes which led to it!—inasmuch as nothing undertaken with impatience can be effected without impetuosity: nothing done with impetuosity fails either to stumble, or else to fall altogether, or else to vanish headlong. Moreover, if you avenge yourself too slightly, you will be mad; if too amply, you will have to bear the burden.9123
Matt. vii. 1; Luke vi. 37.
9123 i.e. the penalty which the law will inflict. What have I to do with vengeance, the measure of which, through impatience of pain, I am unable to regulate? Whereas, if I shall repose on patience, I shall not feel pain; if I shall not feel pain, I shall not desire to avenge myself.
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 7
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Isa 66:5 Eze 16:52-56 Lu 6:37 Ro 2:1,2; 14:3,4,10-13 1Co 4:3-5