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Luke 14 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius Divine Institutes Book V

For, not to mention that these present earthly goods to which great honour is paid are contrary to virtue, and enervate the vigour of the mind, what nobility, I pray, can be so firm, what resources, what power, since God is able to make kings themselves even lower than the lowest? And therefore God has consulted our interest in placing this in particular among the divine precepts: "He that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."[120]

Luke 14:8 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book II

He says accordingly somewhere, "When thou art called to a wedding, recline not on the highest couch; but when thou art called, fall into the lowest place; "[6]

Luke 14:11 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians

Be ye therefore also of a humble spirit, that ye may be exalted; for "he that abaseth himself shall be exalted, and he that exalteth himself shall be abased."[93]

Luke 14:11 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book III

"For he that humbleth himself shall be exalted, and he that exalteth himself shall be humbled."[193]

Luke 14:11 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book II

For is it not thus that some of our writers have understood that man straightway on his creation received what is"according to the image," but that what is according"to the likeness" he will receive afterwards on his perfection? Now Plato, teaching that the virtuous man shall have this likeness accompanied with humility, explains the following: "He that humbleth himself shall be exalted."[259]

Luke 14:11 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

"For every one that exalteth himself shall be abased," and "every one that humbleth himself shall be exalted."[132]

Luke 14:11 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle V

These several matters, I pray you, suggest to our brethren. And as "he who humbleth himself shall be exalted,"[8]

Luke 14:11 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the same lace: "Whosoever exalteth himself shall be made low, and whosoever abaseth himself shall be exalted."[396]

Luke 14:11 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book II

Let him therefore be sober, prudent, decent, firm, stable, not given to wine; no striker, but gentle; not a brawler, not covetous; "not a novice, test, being puffed up with pride, be fall into condemnation, and the snare of the devil: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abused."[13]

Luke 14:12 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

But call the lame, the blind, and the poor, and thou shall be blessed, since they cannot recompense thee, but a recompense shall be made thee at the resurrection of the just."[286]

Luke 14:12 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book II

and elsewhere, "When thou makest a dinner or a supper; "and again, "But when thou makest an entertainment, call the poor,"[7]

Luke 14:12 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book IV

What kind of persons does He bid should be invited to a dinner or a supper?[1243]

Luke 14:12 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

But when thou makest a banquet, call the poor, the weak, the blind, and lame: and thou shalt be blessed; because they have not the means of rewarding thee: but thou I shalt be recompensed in the resurrection of the I just."[371]

Luke 14:13 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book II

If any determine to invite eider women to an entertainment of love, or a feast, as our Saviour calls it,[153]

Luke 14:14 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

3. John, therefore, did distinctly foresee the first "resurrection of the just,"[344]

Luke 14:14 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

But here also I must first meet the same sophistry as advanced by those who contend that the Lord, like (the prophets), said everything in the way of allegory, because it is written: "All these things spake Jesus in parables, and without a parable spake He not unto them,"[222]

Luke 14:15 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book II

"Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God."[10]

Luke 14:16 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book II

for whose sake chiefly a supper ought to be made. And further, "A certain man made a great supper, and called many."[8]

Luke 14:16 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book IV

is better suited the parable of him who issued invitations: "A certain man made a great supper, and bade many."[1247]

Luke 14:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book IV

giving his invitation; only then inviting, when already compelling to his banquet; appointing one and the same hour both for the supper and the invitation. But when invited, they excuse themselves.[1252]

Luke 14:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book IV

"I have bought a field-and I have bought some oxen-and I have married a wife."[1259]

Luke 14:21 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book IV

Then He was moved (He did well to be moved; for, as Marcion denies emotion to his god, He must be therefore my God), and commanded them to invite out of "the streets and lanes of the city."[1262]

Luke 14:23 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book IV

Therefore He sent out to call others, but from the same city.[1265]

Luke 14:26 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Vision Second

Happy ye who endure the great tribulation that is coming on, and happy they who shall not deny their own life.[13]

Luke 14:26 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

"Qui autem, inquiunt, non oderit patrem, vel matrem, vel uxorem, vel filios, non potest meus esse discipulus."[180]

Luke 14:26 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VII

He knows accurately the declaration, "Unless ye hate father and mother, and besides your own life, and unless ye bear the sign [of the cross]."[124]

Luke 14:26 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Who is the Rich Man that Shall Be Saved?

But let neither this trouble you, nor the still harder saying delivered in another place in the words, "Whoso hateth not father, and mother, and children, and his own life besides, cannot be My disciple."[28]

Luke 14:26 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Idolatry

. Parents, wives, children, will have to be left behind, for God's sake.[86]

Luke 14:26 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

In the same manner, therefore, we maintain that the other announcements too refer to the condition of martyrdom. "He," says Jesus, "who will value his own life also more than me, is not worthy of me,"[72]

Luke 14:26 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIII

But even if the wife of our bosom, or a friend who is kindred in soul, become stumbling-blocks to us, let us not spare them, but let us cut them out from ourselves, and cast them outside of our soul, as not being truly our kindred but enemies of our salvation; for "whosoever hates not his father, and mother,"[150]

Luke 14:27 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I

They then represent the Saviour as having indicated this twofold faculty: first, the sustaining power, when He said, "Whosoever doth not bear his cross (Stauros), and follow after me, cannot be my disciple; "[48]

Luke 14:27 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Idolatry

If you wish to be the Lord's disciple, it is necessary you "take your cross, and follow the Lord: "[85]

Luke 14:27 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Prayer

had commanded even Abraham to make a sacrifice of his son, for the sake not of tempting, but proving, his faith; in order through him to make an example for that precept of His, whereby He was, by and by, to enjoin that he should hold no pledges of affection dearer than God.[60]

Luke 14:28 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Idolatry

. For after the similitude of that most prudent builder,[78]

Luke 14:28 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book VI

It is at your sacred encouragement that I have made up my mind to build up in writing: the tower of the Gospel; and I have therefore sate down to count the cost,[4]

Luke 14:33 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise IV On the Lord's Prayer

But it may also be thus understood, that we who have renounced the world, and have cast away its riches and pomps in the faith of spiritual grace, should only ask for ourselves food and support, since the Lord instructs us, and says, "Whosoever forsaketh not all that he hath, cannot be my disciple."[50]

Luke 14:33 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XI Exhortation to Martyrdom Addressed to Fortunatus

And lest any one should be retarded by any covetousness of wealth or attraction of his own people from following Christ, He adds, and says: "He that forsaketh not all that he hath, cannot be my disciple."[52]

Luke 14:33 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the same place: "Whoso forsaketh not all that he hath, cannot be my disciple."[440]

Luke 14:33 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

and added, that no man could be His disciple unless he gave up all that he had.[421]

Luke 14:33 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

But this man says, further, that it is written, that "except a man shall forsake all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple."[472]

Luke 14:34 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VIII

and society is held together as long as the salt is uncorrupted: for "if the salt have lost its savour, it is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill; but it shall be cast out, and trodden under foot of men. He that hath ears, let him hear"[130]