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Chapter X.—Continuation: audacity of Satan.
Darest thou, then, who didst fall “as lightning” 1341 from the very highest glory, to say to the Lord, “Cast thyself down from hence 1342 [to Him] to whom the things that are not are reckoned as if they were, 1343 and to provoke to a display of vainglory Him that was free from all ostentation? And didst thou pretend to read in Scripture concerning Him: “For He hath given His angels charge concerning Thee, and in their hands they shall bear Thee up, lest thou shouldest dash Thy foot against a stone?” 1344 At the same time thou didst pretend to be ignorant of the rest, furtively concealing what [the Scripture] predicted concerning thee and thy servants: “Thou shalt tread upon the adder and the basilisk; the lion and the dragon shall thou trample under foot.” 1345
Luke x. 18.118:1342
Matt. iv. 6.118:1343
Comp. Rom. iv. 17.118:1344
Matt. iv. 6.118:1345
Ps. xci. 13.
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