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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
CLEMENT OF ROME: Chapter XXIX.—Let us also draw near...

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Chapter XXIX.—Let us also draw near to God in purity of heart.

Let us then draw near to Him with holiness of spirit, lifting up pure and undefiled hands unto Him, loving our gracious and merciful Father, who has made us partakers in the blessings of His elect. 117 For thus it is written, “When the Most High divided the nations, when He scattered 118 the sons of Adam, He fixed the bounds of the nations according to the number of the angels of God. His people Jacob became the portion of the Lord, and Israel the lot of His p. 13 inheritance.” 119 And in another place [the Scripture] saith, “Behold, the Lord taketh unto Himself a nation out of the midst of the nations, as a man takes the first-fruits of his threshing-floor; and from that nation shall come forth the Most Holy.” 120


Footnotes

12:117

Literally “has made us to Himself a part of election.”

12:118

Literally, “sowed abroad.”

13:119

Deut. 32:8, 9.

13:120

Formed apparently from Num. xviii. 27 and 2 Chron. xxxi. 14. Literally, the closing words are, “the holy of holies.”


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