Anf-03 v.iii.viii Pg 12 The Jews had formerly been in covenant with1939
Matt. vii. 7.
1939 Penes. God; but being afterwards cast off on account of their sins, they began to be1940
1940 Or, “were for the first time.” without God. The Gentiles, on the contrary, had never been in covenant with God; they were only as “a drop from a bucket,” and “as dust from the threshing floor,”1941
Anf-03 v.iii.viii Pg 16 is suitably said1943
Matt. vii. 7.
1943 Competit. to one who was aware from whom he ought to ask,—by whom also some promise had been given; that is to say, “the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob.” Now, the Gentiles knew nothing either of Him, or of any of His promises. Therefore it was to Israel that he spake when He said, “I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”1944
Anf-03 vi.iii.xx Pg 17 Well, you have asked, and have received; you have knocked, and it has been opened to you. Only, I pray that, when you are asking, you be mindful likewise of Tertullian the sinner.8759
Matt. vii. 7; Luke xi. 9; αἰτεῖτε, καὶ δοθήσεται, ὑμῖν in both places.
8759 [The translator, though so learned and helpful, too often encumbers the text with superfluous interpolations. As many of these, while making the reading difficult, add nothing to the sense yet destroy the terse, crabbed force of the original, I have occasionally restored the spirit of a sentence, by removing them.]
Anf-03 vi.iv.x Pg 4 and since there are petitions which are made according to the circumstances of each individual; our additional wants have the right—after beginning with the legitimate and customary prayers as a foundation, as it were—of rearing an outer superstructure of petitions, yet with remembrance of the Master’s precepts.
Matt. vii. 7; Luke xi. 9.
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 7
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:11; 21:22 1Ki 3:5 Ps 10:17; 50:15; 86:5; 145:18,19 Isa 55:6,7