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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
CLEMENT OF ROME: Chapter LII.—Such a confession is...

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Chapter LII.—Such a confession is pleasing to God.

The Lord, brethren, stands in need of nothing; and He desires nothing of any one, except that confession be made to Him. For, says the elect David, “I will confess unto the Lord; and that will please Him more than a young bullock that hath horns and hoofs. Let the poor see it, and be glad.” 232 And again he saith, “Offer 233 unto God the sacrifice of praise, and pay thy vows unto the Most High. And call upon Me in the day of thy trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me.” 234 For “the sacrifice of God is a broken spirit.” 235


Footnotes

19:232

Ps. 69:31, 32.

19:233

Or, “sacrifice.”

19:234

Ps. 50:14, 15..

19:235

Ps. li. 17.


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