^118:13 Teaching us.

^118:14 For thus he saith.

^118:15 Luke vi. 35.

^118:16 Holy Word.

^118:17 Isaiah lxvi. 2.

^118:18 Holy.

^119:1 In.

^119:2 Prick on to.–See Junius Ann.

^119:3 Psalm xxxvii. 9.

^119:4 Prov. ii. 10.

^119:5 Psalm lxviii. 36.

^119:6 With religion or godliness.

^119:7 With hypocrisy will it.

^119:8 Isaiah xxix. 13. Psalm lxii. 4.

^119:9 Blessed.

^119:10 Cursed.

^119:11 Psalm lxxviii. 36, 37.

^119:12 Psalm xii. 3.

^119:13 We will magnify our tongue.

^119:14 Boasting.

^119:15 Kaiper oynamenos, though he were powerful.

^119:16 Isaiah liii. according to the Hebrew.

^120:1 Psalm xxii. 6.

^120:2 MS. oi aytoy.

^120:3 We say.

^120:4 To these, those also that have been witnessed of.

^120:5 Gen. xviii. 27.

^120:6 Job i. 1.

^120:7 Job xiv. 4.

^121:1 MS. ekrinen o theos ton Israel dia tun mastigun.

^121:2 Exod. iii. 11.

^121:3 Exod. iv. 10.

^121:4 Psalm lxxxix. 20.

^121:5 Psalm li. to v. 17, according to the Hebrew.

^121:6 Fearfulness.

^121:7 So great and such kind of men.

^121:8 Witnessed of, or celebrated.

^121:9 In.

^122:1 Deeds or works.

^122:2 Let us return to the mark of peace given to us from the beginning.

^122:3 See him with our understanding.

^122:4 Soul.

^122:5 Choruses.

^122:6 Bounds.

^122:7 Doubting.

^122:8 Vid. Edit. Colomes. p. 53.

^122:9 Hollow, or depth.

^122:10 Commanded, so it does.

^122:11 Job xxxiii.

^122:12 Stations.

^122:13 Survive.

^122:14 Mix together.

^122:15 All of us.

^122:16 With concord.

^122:17 Prov. xx. 27.

^123:1 That nothing is hid to him of our thoughts, or reasonings.

^123:2 In the pride of their own speech, or reason.

^123:3 Correct, or amend.

^123:4 Will, or counsel.

^123:5 Moderation.

^123:6 Let them manifest.

^123:7 Partake of.

^123:8 Saving.

^123:9 The faith confirms.

^123:10 Psalm xxiv. 11.

^124:1 Be double-minded.

^124:2 Let the writing be far from us.

^124:3 James i. 8.

^124:4 Compare ourselves unto a tree.

^124:5 Ex. MS. omitted by James, Hab. ii. 3; Malach. iii. 1.

^124:6 Coteler. Aggelos Angel.

^124:7 See.

^124:8 Made every season.

^124:9 Went forth, and so in the rest.

^124:10 Sign.

^125:1 Do.

^125:2 Psalm iii. 5.

^125:3 Job xix. 23.

^125:4 Let our minds be fastened.

^125:5 Majesty.

^125:6 His word.

^125:7 Wisd. xii. 12.

^125:8 MS. poiesei.

^125:9 If the &c., Psalm xix. 1.

^125:10 Covered.

^125:11 Judgments.

^125:12 Psalm cxxxix. 7.

^125:13 Mind.

^125:14 A part.

^125:15 Deut. xxxii. 8, 9.

^125:16 So the LXX.

^126:1 Deut. iv. 34.

^126:2 Num. xxvii.

^126:3 Ja. iv. 9, 1 Pet. v. 5.

^126:4 The grace of God has been given.

^126:5 Works.

^126:6 He that speaketh many things shall also hear, &c.

^126:7 Job xi. 2, 3, lxx.

^126:8 Be not wordy.

^126:9 Are praised of.

^126:10 See what are the ways of his blessing.

^126:11 Unroll.

^126:12 Foreknowing what was to be, became a sacrifice.

^126:13 These gifts he shall know who will carefully consider them.

^127:1 Sceptres.

^127:2 Gen. xxvii. 17.

^127:3 Glorified.

^127:4 In holiness of heart.

^127:5 All-greatest.

^127:6 Gen. i. 25, 27.

^127:7 Gen. i. 28.

^127:8 This.

^127:9 Come to.

^127:10 Work.

^127:11 Isaiah xl. 10, lxii. 11.

^128:1 Every good work.

^128:2 Him.

^128:3 Dan. vii. 10.

^128:4 Isaiah vi. 3.

^128:5 Every creature.

^128:6 Isaiah lxiv. 4, 1 Cor. ii. 9.

^128:7 He.

^128:8 Ages.

^128:9 Quantity.

^128:10 Gifts.

^128:11 If we shall.

^128:12 Perform those things that are agreeable.

^128:13 Rom. i. 32.

^128:14 Psalm l. 15, &c., ac. to the Hebrew.

^129:1 That which has the power to save us.

^129:2 Heights of heaven.

^129:3 Heb. i. 3, 4.

^129:4 Psalm cix. 4. Heb. i. 7.

^129:5 Heb. i. 5.

^129:6 Comp. Psalm ii. 7, 8.

^129:7 Heb. i. 13, Psalm cv. 1.

^129:8 War.

^129:9 Prefects.

^129:10 Commanders of a thousand.

^129:11 Centurions.

^129:12 Commanders of 50, and so on.

^129:13 1 Cor. xii. 13, 21.

^129:14 Use one common subjection.

^130:1 MS. to sua.

^130:2 As also has he placed.

^130:3 His gift.

^130:4 Another that gave him.

^130:5 Of what matter.

^130:6 Prepared for us.

^130:7 And impudent, and without instruction.

^130:8 For.

^130:9 An air.

^130:10 John iv. 16, &c., xv. 15, iv. 19.

^130:11 Job v. 1, &c.

^130:12 Were crushed upon.

^130:13 Deliver.

^130:14 Eat.

^131:1 By chance.

^131:2 To his will.

^131:3 See Coteler. in loc.

^131:4 Being in a good conscience.

^131:5 Ye see.

^131:6 Done.

^131:7 1 Thess. i. 5.

^131:8 With the full assurance.

^131:9 Vid. Coteler. in loc.

^132:1 Isaiah lx. 17.

^132:2 Bishops, Deacons.

^132:3 Signified.

^132:4 An emulation happening.

^132:5 Numb. xvii.

^132:6 And the Rods.

^132:7 To exercise the office of the priesthood, and to minister, &c.

^132:8 That this should be so.

^132:9 About the name of the bishoprick.

^132:10 Left a list of other chosen and approved persons, who should succeed them in their ministry. See Dr. Arden’s Disc. upon this passage. Dr. Hammond’s Power of the Keys, c. iii. p. 413.

^133:1 Bishoprick.

^133:2 Offer the gifts.

^133:3 Just men.

^133:4 Suffering these things they underwent them gloriously.

^133:5 Dan. vi. 16.

^133:6 Shut into.

^133:7 Dan. iii. 20.

^133:8 Worshipping the worship.

^133:9 Full of virtue.

^133:10 Have inherited.

^133:11 Have been exalted.

^133:12 To cleave to.

^133:13 Psalm xvii. 2.

^133:14 Omitted by Junius, and now restored from the MS.

^134:1 Turn aside.

^134:2 Eph. iv. 4.

^134:3 1 Cor. xii.

^134:4 Rom. xii.

^134:5 For he said.

^134:6 Luke, xvii. 2.

^134:7 See Dodwell’s add. and Pearson, Dr. Grabe, &c.

^134:8 Spiritually send to you.

^134:9 Inclinations.

^134:10 Inclined.

^134:11 Witnessed of.

^134:12 Gravity.

^134:13 So much spoken of.

^134:14 Institution.

^134:15 See Dodwell.

^134:16 Take away.

^134:17 Becoming favourable.

^134:18 Grave, venerable.

^134:19 Psalm cxviii. 19, 20.

^135:1 Greater.

^135:2 Bond.

^135:3 Glues.

^135:4 1 Peter iv. 9.

^135:5 1 Cor. xiii. 7, &c.

^135:6 Take as up.

^135:7 Animadversion, or visitation.

^135:8 Isaiah xxvi. 20.

^135:9 Are we.

^136:1 Psalm xxxii.

^136:2 See Junius in loc.

^136:3 Chief leaders.

^136:4 They ought.

^136:5 Walking according to; live in.

^136:6 Rather than.

^136:7 Num. xvi.

^136:8 Exod. iv.

^136:9 Chosen.

^136:10 Psalm lxix. 31.

^136:11 Psalm l. 14.

^136:12 Psalm li. 17.

^136:13 Exod. xxxii. Deut. ix.

^137:1 Once and twice.

^137:2 More, greater.

^137:3 Blot out.

^137:4 The multitude.

^137:5 Every place.

^137:6 Psalm xxiv.

^137:7 But that we may bring the examples of heathens.

^137:8 Citizens.

^137:9 Many

^137:10 Others.

^137:11 Judith, viii. ix. x. xiii.

^137:12 The strangers.

^137:13 Esther, vii. viii.

^138:1 Ages; who.

^138:2 Viz. that of schism.

^138:3 There shall he to them.

^138:4 i.e. our Fellow-Christians.

^138:5 Psalm xcviii.

^138:6 Prov. iii. 11.

^138:7 Psalm cxli. 5.

^138:8 Job v. 17, &c.

^138:9 Elders.

^138:10 See Junius in loc.

^138:11 See Coteler in loc.

^139:1 Prov. i. 23, &c.

^139:2 Master.

^139:3 To his name.

^139:4 Him.

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[Archbishop Wake is the translator of this Second Epistle, which he says was not of so great reputation among the primitive Fathers as the first. He defends it notwithstanding; and in answer to those who objected to Clement’s First Epistle, that it did not duly honour the Trinity, the Archbishop refers to this as containing proof of the writer’s fulness of belief on that point.]


That we ought to value our salvation; and to skew that we do, by a sincere obedience.

BRETHREN, we ought so to think of Jesus Christ as of God: as of the judge of the living, and the dead; nor should we think any less of our salvation.

2 For if we think [*5] meanly of him, we shall hope only to receive

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some small things from him.

3 And if we [*1] do so; we shall sin; not [*2] considering from whence we have been called, and by whom, and to what place; and how much Jesus Christ vouchsafed to suffer for our sakes.

4 What recompense then shall we render unto him? Or what fruit that may be worthy of what he has given to us?

5 For indeed [*3] how great are those advantages which we owe to him in relation to our holiness? He has illuminated us: as a father, he has called us his children; he has saved us who were lost and undone.

6 What praise shall we give to him? Or what reward that may be answerable to those things which we have received?

7 We were defective in our understandings; worshipping stones and wood; gold, and silver, and brass, the works of men’s hands; and our whole life was nothing else but death.

8 Wherefore being encompassed with darkness, and having such a mist before our eyes, we have looked up, and through his will have laid aside the cloud wherewith we were surrounded.

9 For he had compassion upon us, and being moved in his bowels towards us, he saved us; having beheld in us much error, and destruction; and seen that we had no hope of salvation, but only through him.

10 For he called us who were not; and was pleased from nothing to give us being.


1 That God had before prophesied by Isaiah, that the Gentiles should be saved. 8 That this ought to engage such especially to live well; without which they will still miscarry.

REJOICE, thou barren, that bearest not, break forth and cry thou that travailest not; for she that is desolate hath many more children than she that hath an husband. [*4]

2 In that he said, Rejoice thou barren that bearest not, he spake of us: for our church was barren before that children were given unto it.

3 And again; when he said, Cry thou that travailest not; he implied thus much: That after the manner of women in travail, we should not cease to put up our prayers unto God [*5] abundantly.

4 And for what follows, because she that is desolate hath more children than she that hath an husband: it was therefore added, because our people which seem to have been forsaken by God, now believing in him, are become more than they who seemed to have God.

5 And another Scripture saith, [*6] I came not to call the righteous but sinners (to repentance). The meaning of which is this: that those who were lost must be saved.

6 For that is, indeed, truly great and wonderful, not to confirm those things that are yet standing, but those which are falling.

7 Even so did it seem good to Christ to save what was lost; and when he came into the

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world, he saved many, and called us who were already lost.

8 Seeing then he has shewed so great mercy towards us; and chiefly for that, we who are alive, do now no longer sacrifice to dead Gods, nor pay any worship to them, but have by him been brought to the knowledge of the Father of truth.

9 [*1] Whereby shall we shew that we do indeed know him, but by not denying him by whom we have come to the knowledge of him?

10 For even he himself saith, [*2] Whosoever shall confess me before men, him will I confess before my Father. This therefore is our reward if we shall confess him by whom we have been saved.

11 But, wherein must we confess him?–Namely, in doing those things which he saith, and not disobeying his commandments: by worshipping him not with our lips only, but with all our heart, and with all our mind. For he saith in Isaiah: [*3] This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

12 Let us then not only call him Lord; for that will not save us. For he saith: [*4] Not every one that saith unto me Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that doeth righteousness.

13 Wherefore, brethren, let us confess him by our works; by loving one another; in not committing adultery, not speaking evil against each other, not envying one another; but by being temperate, merciful, good.

14 Let us also have a mutual sense of one another’s sufferings; and not be covetous of money: but let us, by our good works, confess God, and not by those that are otherwise.

15 Also let us not fear men: but rather God. [*5] Wherefore, if we should do such wicked things, the Lord hath said: Though ye should be joined unto me, even in my very bosom, and not keep my commandments, I would cast you off, and say unto you: [*6] Depart from me; I know not whence you are, ye workers of iniquity.


1 That whilst we secure the other world, we need not fear what can befall us in this. 5. That if we follow the interests of this present world, we cannot escape the punishment of the other. 10 Which ought to bring us to repentance and holiness, 14 and that presently: because in this world is the only time for repentance.

WHEREFORE, brethren, leaving willingly for conscience sake our sojourning in this world, let us do the will of him who has called us, and not fear to depart out of this world.

2 For the Lord saith, [*7] Ye shall be as sheep in the midst of wolves. Peter answered and said, What if the wolves shall tear in pieces the sheep? Jesus said unto Peter, Let not the sheep fear the wolves after death: [*8] And ye also fear not those that kill you, and after that have no more that they can do unto you; but fear him who after you are dead, has power to cast both soul and body into hell-fire.

3 For consider, brethren, that the sojourning of this flesh in

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the present world, is but little, and of a short continuance, but the promise of Christ is great and wonderful, even the rest of the kingdom that is to come, and of eternal life.

4 What then must we do that we may attain unto it?–We must [*1] order our conversation holily and righteously, and look upon all the things of this world as none of ours, and not desire them. For, if we desire to possess them we fall from the way of righteousness.

5 For thus saith the Lord, [*2] No servant can serve two masters. If therefore we shall desire to serve God and Mammon it will be without profit to us. [*3] For what will it profit, if one gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

6 Now this world and that to come are two enemies. This speaketh of adultery and corruption, of covetousness and deceit; but renounces these things.

7 We cannot, therefore, be the friends of both; but we must resolve by forsaking the one, to enjoy the other. And we think it is better to hate the present things, as little, short-lived, and corruptible, and to love those which are to come, which are truly good and incorruptible.

8 For, if we do the will of Christ, we shall find rest: but if not, nothing shall deliver us from eternal punishment if we shall disobey his commands. For even thus saith the Scripture in the prophet Ezekiel, [*4] If Noah, Job, and Daniel should rise up, they shall not deliver their children in captivity.

9 Wherefore, if such righteous men are not able by their righteousness to deliver their children; how can we hope to enter into the kingdom of God, except we keep our baptism holy and undefiled? Or who shall be our advocate, unless we shall be found to have done what is holy and just?

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