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JUSTIN MARTYR: Chapter LXVIII.—Conclusion.
And if these things seem to you to be reasonable and true, honour them; but if they seem nonsensical, despise them as nonsense, and do not decree death against those who have done no wrong, as you would against enemies. For we forewarn you, that you shall not escape the coming judgment of God, if you continue in your injustice; and we ourselves will invite you to do that which is pleasing to God. And though from the letter of the greatest and most illustrious Emperor Adrian, your father, we could demand that you order judgment to be given as we have desired, yet we have made this appeal and explanation, not on the ground of Adrians decision, but because we know that what we ask is just. And we have subjoined the copy of Adrians epistle, that you may know that we are speaking truly about this. And the following is the copy:—
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