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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IGNATIUS: Chapter X.—Duties of masters and...

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Chapter X.—Duties of masters and servants.

Ye masters, do not treat your servants with haughtiness, but imitate patient Job, who declares, “I did not despise 1252 the cause 1253 of my man-servant, or of my maid-servant, when they contended with me. For what in that case shall I do when the Lord makes an inquisition regarding me?” 1254 And you know what follows. Ye servants, do not provoke your masters to anger in anything, lest ye become the authors of incurable mischiefs to yourselves.


Footnotes

111:1252

Literally, “If I did despise.”

111:1253

Or, “judgment.”

111:1254

Job 31:13, 14.


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