in this verse, and interprets accordingly see also Homily XVII. 2. The term is wanting in the two oldest Mss. of the Greek Testament, and in the Vulgate. Comp. R. V. in loco.-R.]
44 John xvii. 10.
45 St. Iren. v. 2. "Vain also are those who say that the Lord came to what was another's, as though coveting it, in order to present that man who had been made by another, to that God, who had neither made nor ordered him, yea, rather, who had deserted him from men's first original formation. His coming, therefore, is not just, coming as He did by their account to what was none of His." [Ibid. pp. 527, 528.] In Lib. iii. 11, he specifies Marcion as teaching this doctrine.
46 John i. 11, 10.
47 Tertull. adv. Macdon. ii. 18 ; Exod. xxi. 24. "Which of the good rules of the law should I rather defend, than those which heresy hath craved for her own purposes? As the rule of retaliation, requiring eye for eye, tooth for tooth, and bruise for bruise. There is no tinge here of any permission for repaying an injury in kind, but the whole drift of it is to restrain violence. That is, because that most stubborn and faithless people would count it hard or even inconceivable to await God's redress, which the prophet was afterwards to proclaim, in the words, `Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord
0'; the commission of wrong during the interval was to be in a manner smothered by the fear of immedtate retribution." [ Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol.III. p. 311.] St. Augustin (contr. Adim. c. 8), says the same in reply to the Manich'ans.3.
48 ["And to thieves" should be inserted here. The omission was probably accidental.-R.]
49 Jer. xxxi. 31, 32.
50 Because they denied the authority of the Old Testament, but received the New, including St. Paul's Epistles.
51 Gal. iv. 22. 4.
52 Matt. v. 39.
53 See Bp. Butler's Sermon on Resentment.
54 Rom. xii. 19.
55 1 Cor. vi. 7.
56 Ps. iv.
57 [The original repeats the emphatic and contemptuous su/