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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IGNATIUS: Chapter XXI.—Conclusion.

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Chapter XXI.—Conclusion.

My soul be for yours and theirs 627 whom, for the honour of God, ye have sent to Smyrna; whence also I write to you, giving thanks unto the Lord, and loving Polycarp even as I do you. Remember me, as Jesus Christ also remembered you. Pray ye for the Church which is in Syria, whence I am led bound to Rome, being the last of the faithful who are there, even as I have been thought worthy to be chosen 628 to show forth the honour of God. Farewell in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ, our common hope.

My soul be for yours and theirs 629 whom, for the honour of God, ye have sent to Smyrna; whence also I write to you, giving thanks to the Lord, and loving Polycarp even as I do you. Remember me, as Jesus Christ also remembers you, who is blessed for evermore. Pray ye for the Church of Antioch which is in Syria, whence I am led bound to Rome, being the last of the faithful that are there, who 630 yet have been thought worthy to carry these chains to the honour of God. Fare ye well in God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, our common hope, and in the Holy Ghost. Fare ye well. Amen. Grace [be with you]. 631


Footnotes

58:627

Some render, “May I, in my turn, be the means of refreshing you and those,” etc.

58:628

Literally, “to be found for.”

58:629

Some render, “May I, in my turn, be the means of refreshing you and those,” etc.

58:630

Some read, “even as.”

58:631

Some omit, “Grace [be with you].”


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