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IGNATIUS: Chapter IV.
Let not the widows be overlooked; on account of 1138 our Lord be thou their guardian, and let nothing be done without thy will; also do thou nothing without the will of God, as indeed thou doest not. Stand rightly. Let there be frequent 1139 assemblies: ask every man [to them] by his name. Despise not slaves, either male or female; but neither let them be contemptuous, but let them labour the more as for the glory of p. 100 God, that they may be counted worthy of a more precious freedom, which is of God. Let them not desire to be set free out of the common [fund], lest they be found the slaves of lust.
The Greek has μετά, “after.”99:1139
Or, “constant,” “regular.”
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