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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
CLEMENT OF ROME: Chapter XXVIII.—God sees all things:...

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Chapter XXVIII.—God sees all things: therefore let us avoid transgression.

Since then all things are seen and heard [by God], let us fear Him, and forsake those wicked works which proceed from evil desires; 115 so that, through His mercy, we may be protected from the judgments to come. For whither can any of us flee from His mighty hand? Or what world will receive any of those who run away from Him? For the Scripture saith in a certain place, “Whither shall I go, and where shall I be hid from Thy presence? If I ascend into heaven, Thou art there; if I go away even to the uttermost parts of the earth, there is Thy right hand; if I make my bed in the abyss, there is Thy Spirit.” 116 Whither, then, shall any one go, or where shall he escape from Him who comprehends all things?


Footnotes

12:115

Literally, “abominable lusts of evil deeds.”

12:116

Ps. cxxxix. 7-10.


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