romans

Rom. 8:2 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

Et rursus (nunquam enim quovis modo juvando defatigatur) non veretur veluti concludere: "Lex enim spiritus liberavit me a lege peccati et morris: "quoniam "per Filium Dens condemnavit peccaturn in carne, ut justificatio legis impleatur in nobis, qui non secundum carnem ambulamus, seal secundum spiritum."[129]

Rom. 8:2 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

in which he "was: "but according to "the law of the Spirit,"[194]

Rom. 8:2 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

" "For the law," he says, "of the Spirit of life hath manumitted thee from the law of sin and of death."[195]

Rom. 8:2 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

In this way, also, they claim to understand the words, "The wisdom of the flesh is hostile to God,"[365]

Rom. 8:2 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death; "so that "He that raised up Jesus from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you; "having "condemned sin" which is in the body to its destruction; "that the righteousness of the law"[86]

Rom. 8:3 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

looking forward to the time when he shall become like Him who died for him, for He, too, "was made in the likeness of sinful flesh,"[384]

Rom. 8:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

If the Father "sent His Son in the likeness of sinful flesh,"[646]

Rom. 8:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

of the substance. Because he would not have added the attribute "sinful,"[652]

Rom. 8:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Flesh of Christ

Now in another sentence he says that Christ was "in the likeness of sinful flesh,"[237]

Rom. 8:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

; "[94]

Rom. 8:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

sin condemned sin in the flesh "[314]

Rom. 8:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

For they who walk according to flesh are sensible as to those things which are the flesh's, and they who (walk) according to (the) Spirit those which (are) the Spirit's."[196]

Rom. 8:3 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus Twelve Topics on the Faith

And this He said, not as holding before us any contest proper only to a God, but as showing our own flesh in its capacity to overcome suffering, and death, and corruption, in order that, as sin entered into the world by flesh, and death came to reign by sin over all men, the sin in the flesh might also be condemned through the selfsame flesh in the likeness thereof;[38]

Rom. 8:3 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book II

then it could not be said of Him that there was no darkness in Him. For if Jesus was in the likeness[78]

Rom. 8:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian A Treatise on the Soul

and men on its account are censured as carnal,[269]

Rom. 8:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

, while explaining in what sense he would not have us "live in the flesh," although in the flesh-even by not living in the works of the flesh[660]

Rom. 8:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Exhortation to Chastity

For so, too, does the apostle say, that "to savour according to the flesh is death, but to savour according to the spirit is life eternal in Jesus Christ our Lord."[59]

Rom. 8:6 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I

Animal men, again, are instructed in animal things; such men, namely, as are established by their works, and by a mere faith, while they have not perfect knowledge. We of the Church, they say, are these persons.[82]

Rom. 8:6 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

But the condemnation of sin is the acquittal of the flesh, just as its non-condemnation subjugates it to the law of sin and death. In like manner, he called "the carnal mind" first "death,"[316]

Rom. 8:6 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XI

that is to say, He commanded them to put the flesh under, and to keep in subjection "the mind of the flesh,"[25]

Rom. 8:7 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

And whom He did predestinate, them He also called; and whom He called, them He also justified; and whom He justified, them He also glorified."[68]

Rom. 8:7 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

And if we were to assert that the good God created anything in His own creation that was hostile to Himself, it would appear to be a manifest absurdity. If, then, it is written, that "carnal wisdom is enmity against God,"[371]

Rom. 8:7 - NIV, NAB - in A Treatise of Novatian Concerning the Trinity

no one has ever denied Christ to be the Son of God, or has rejected God the Creator; no one utters any words of his own contrary to the Scriptures; no one ordains other and sacrilegious decrees; no one draws up different laws.[263]

Rom. 8:8 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

In other passages also he is accustomed to put the natural condition instead of the works that are done therein, as when he says, that "they who are in the flesh cannot please God."[475]

Rom. 8:8 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

although he affirms that "they who are in the flesh cannot please God,"[74]

Rom. 8:8 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

For when he actually declares that "they who are in the flesh cannot please God," he immediately recalls the statement from an heretical sense to a sound one, by adding, "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit."[306]

Rom. 8:8 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Fasting

" Openly let us vindicate our disciplines. Sure we are that "they who are in the flesh cannot please God; "[121]

Rom. 8:8 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

and again, "They that are in the flesh cannot please God,"[90]

Rom. 8:8 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIII

For in one fashion is the soul in the body, and the spirit, and the power; and in another fashion is the body of the righteous man in these better parts, as leaning upon them, and clinging to them; but "they who are in the flesh cannot please God; but ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if the Spirit of God dwell in you; "[35]

Rom. 8:9 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

"For ye," he declares, "are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you."[49]

Rom. 8:9 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

And again he declares, "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you."[75]

Rom. 8:9 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book I

Wherefore also he has added, "neither yet are ye now able, for ye are still carnal," minding the things of the flesh,-desiring, loving, feeling jealousy, wrath, envy. "For we are no more in the flesh,"[83]

Rom. 8:9 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book II

To whom speaks the Lord? To those who reject as far as possible all that is of man. And the apostle says, "For ye are not any longer in the flesh, but in the Spirit."[253]

Rom. 8:9 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Since, however he has declared of men which are yet alive in the flesh, that they "are not in the flesh,"[365]

Rom. 8:9 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

And this seems to be the meaning of the apostle in the words, "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit."[358]

Rom. 8:9 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

But let us see further what the things are which he proposes to teach us, if indeed we can comprehend them, since he speaks of us as being "utterly wedded to the flesh; "although if we live well, and in accordance with the teaching of Jesus, we hear this said of us: "Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God dwelleth in you."[104]

Rom. 8:9 - NIV, NAB - in A Treatise of Novatian Concerning the Trinity

Of Him the Apostle Paul says: "For he who hath not the Spirit of Christ is none of His."[255]

Rom. 8:9 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus A Sectional Confession of Faith

And Paul in his Epistle to the Romans says "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you."[46]

Rom. 8:9 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Clement Concerning Virginity

of the flesh." In those who are truly believers, and "in whom the Spirit of Christ dwells"[62]

Rom. 8:10 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

But if the Spirit of Him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies, because of His Spirit dwelling in you."[76]

Rom. 8:10 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

Quando enim sanctificatum fuerit Deo, "Spiritus ejus," infert, "qui suscitavit Jesum a mortuis, habitat in vobis: qui vivificabit etiam mortalia vestra corpora, per ejus Spiritum, qui habitat in vobis."[130]

Rom. 8:10 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

" Et adversus nobilitatem et adversus libertatem, qum exsecrabiliter ab iis, qui sunt diversae sententiae, introducitur, qui de libidine gloriantur, subjungit dicens: "Non enim accepistis spiritum servitutis rursus in timorein, sed accepistis spiritum adoptionis filiorum, in quo clamamus, Abba Pater; "[131]

Rom. 8:10 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Likewise, if "the body indeed is dead because of sin" (from which statement we see that not the death of the soul is meant, but that of the body), "but the spirit is life because of righteousness,"[663]

Rom. 8:11 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

But He who raised Him up from the dead will raise[14]

Rom. 8:11 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

for, as himself foreseeing, through the Spirit, the subdivisions of evil teachers [with regard to the Lord's person], and being desirous of cutting away from them all occasion of cavil, he says what has been already stated, [and also declares: ] "But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies."[304]

Rom. 8:11 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

And again to the Romans he says, "But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies."[37]

Rom. 8:11 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

He accordingly subjoins: "He that raised up Christ from the dead, shall also quicken your mortal bodies."[665]

Rom. 8:11 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

body, nor can anything be properly regarded as mortal), and proved the bodily substance of Christ; inasmuch as our own mortal bodies will be quickened in precisely the same way as He was raised; and that was in no other way than in the body. I have here a very wide gulf of expunged Scripture to leap across;[667]

Rom. 8:11 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

when the apostle treats the subject with perfect plainness? "For if," says he, "the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Jesus from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies, because of His Spirit that dwelleth in you; "[309]

Rom. 8:11 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

And once for all, that we may not wander through every passage, He "who raised up Christ from the dead, and is also to raise up our mortal bodies,"[407]

Rom. 8:11 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book VI

This, he says, is what has been declared: "He who raised Christ from the dead will also quicken your mortal and natural bodies."[97]

Rom. 8:11 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Dogmatical and Historical Fragments

And this, indeed, is said by Christ Himself, as when in the Gospel He confessed Him to be His Father and His God. For He speaks thus: "I go to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God."[222]

Rom. 8:11 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus A Sectional Confession of Faith

And again he says: "But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you."[47]

Rom. 8:12 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise X On Jealousy and Envy

t with spiritual vigour, lest, while we are turned back again to the conversation of the old man, we be entangled in deadly snares, even as the apostle, with foresight and wholesomeness, forewarned us of this very thing, and said: "Therefore, brethren, let us not live after the flesh; for if ye live after the flesh, ye shall begin to die; but if ye, through the Spirit, mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God."[33]

Rom. 8:13 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

And again he says, in the Epistle to the Romans, "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die."[77]

Rom. 8:13 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

and we use every effort to "mortify the deeds of the flesh."[170]

Rom. 8:13 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

It is certain also that a Christian will not make use of "the language of the flesh," having learnt as he has "to mortify the deeds of the body"[86]

Rom. 8:13 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

Celsus may indeed say of us that we "live with the body which is a dead thing; "but we have learnt, "If ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live; "[138]

Rom. 8:14 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book IV

But we pray that the light of the knowledge of the glory of God may shine in our hearts, and that the Spirit of God may dwell in our imaginations, and lead them to contemplate the things of God; for "as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."[379]

Rom. 8:14 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VI

If Celsus, indeed, had understood our teaching regarding the Spirit of God, and had known that "as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God,"[361]

Rom. 8:14 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus A Sectional Confession of Faith

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father."[48]

Rom. 8:15 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

neither do we receive another Holy Spirit, besides Him who is with us, and who cries, "Abba, Father; "[113]

Rom. 8:15 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

For those to whom he was writing were not without flesh, but they were those who had received the Spirit of God, "by which we cry, Abba, Father."[50]

Rom. 8:15 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, or of me his prisoner," he writes to Timothy.[74]

Rom. 8:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book I

The words of Paul are as follow: "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father."[110]

Rom. 8:15 - NIV, NAB - in Excerpts of Theodotus

Father."[35]

Rom. 8:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book I

It is plain to all how our Lord is a teacher and an interpreter for those who are striving towards godliness, and on the other hand a master of those servants who have the spirit of bondage to fear,[141]

Rom. 8:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIII

and to the extent to which he is little "has the spirit of bondage to fear; "[162]

Rom. 8:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIII

but he who is not at all any longer such has no longer the spirit of bondage, but already the spirit of adoption, when "perfect love casteth out fear; "[163]

Rom. 8:16 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LV

Moreover, the blessed Apostle Paul exhorts and teaches, saying, "We are God's children; but if children, then heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together."[6]

Rom. 8:16 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LXXX

"We are," says he, "the sons of God: but if sons, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together."[9]

Rom. 8:16 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XI Exhortation to Martyrdom Addressed to Fortunatus

And again: "We are children of God: but if children, then heirs; heirs indeed of God, but joint-heirs with Christ, if we suffer together, that we may also be glorified together."[62]

Rom. 8:16 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Of this same thing to the Romans: "We are the sons of God: but if sons and heirs of God, we are also joint-heirs with Christ; if we suffer together, that we may also be magnified together."[493]

Rom. 8:17 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans

And why have I also surrendered myself to death, to fire, to the sword, to the wild beasts? But, [in fact, ] he who is near to the sword is near to God; he that is among the wild beasts is in company with God; provided only he be so m the name of Jesus Christ. I undergo all these things that I may suffer together with Him,[29]

Rom. 8:17 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Exhortation to the Heathen

But since Thou leadest me to the light, O Lord, and I find God through Thee, and receive the Father from Thee, I become "Thy fellow-heir,"[160]

Rom. 8:17 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

So also he says elsewhere: "If so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together; for I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us."[266]

Rom. 8:17 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

For I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."[95]

Rom. 8:17 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Dogmatical and Historical Fragments

he is found to be also joint-heir with Christ[410]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to Mary at Neapolis

May I enjoy the torments which are prepared for me, seeing that "the sufferings of this present time are not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us."[4]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Even the apostle ought not to be known for any one statement in which he is wont to reproach the flesh. For although he says that "in his flesh dwelleth no good thing; "[73]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LV

nd martyrs-to rejoice with the righteous and the friends of God in the kingdom of heaven, with the pleasure of immortality given to us-to receive there what neither eye hath seen, nor ear heard, neither hath entered into the heart of man! For the apostle announces that we shall receive greater things than anything that we here either do or suffer, saying, "The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come hereafter which shall be revealed in us."[24]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LXXVI

His paths to the eternal kingdoms! You daily expect with joy the saving day of your departure; and already about to withdraw from the world, you are hastening to the rewards of martyrdom, and to the divine homes, to behold after this darkness of the world the purest light, and to receive a glory greater than all sufferings and conflicts, as the apostle witnesses, and says, "The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us."[15]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LXXX

Moreover, he added the comparison of the present time and of the future glory, saying, "The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the coming glory which shall be revealed in us."[10]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XI Exhortation to Martyrdom Addressed to Fortunatus

The blessed Apostle Paul proves; who by the divine condescension, being caught up into the third heaven and into paradise, testifies that he heard unspeakable words, who boasts that he saw Jesus Christ by the faith of sight, who professes that which he both learnt and saw with the greater truth of consciousness, and says: "The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the coming glory which shall be revealed in us."[117]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

In the Epistle of Paul to the Romans: "The sufferings of this present time are not worthy of comparison with the glory that is to come after, which shall be revealed in us."[495]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Cyprian On the Glory of Martyrdom

Finally, the apostle, to whom all things were always dear, while he deeply marvelled at the greatness of the promised benefits, said, "I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that is to follow, which shall be revealed in us."[22]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in Martyrdom of Habib the Deacon

And, while they were tearing him, he cried aloud and said: "The sufferings of this time are not equal to that glory which shall be revealed in "[28]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in Martyrdom Of the Holy Confessors

body, Habib, Christ's martyr, replied: The objects, of our regard do not last merely for the present, nor do we pursue the things that are seen; and, if thou too art minded to turn thy look towards our hope and promised recompense, possibly thou wilt even say with Paul: "The sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which is to be revealed in us."[16]

Rom. 8:18 - NIV, NAB - in The Letter of the Churches of Vienna and Lugdunum

These came to close quarters with him, enduring every form of reproach and torture; and, making light of grievous trials, they hastened on to Christ, showing in reality that the `sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed in us.'[4]

Rom. 8:19 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

For the creature has been subjected to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope; since the creature itself shall also be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God."[273]

Rom. 8:19 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Hermogenes

when likewise "the manifestation of the children of God"[111]

Rom. 8:19 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book I

To what vanity, pray, was the creature made subject, or what creature is referred to, or how is it said "not willingly," or "in hope of what? "And in what way is the creature itself to be delivered from the bondage of corruption? Elsewhere, also, the same apostle says: "For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God."[125]

Rom. 8:19 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

Now, with regard to these, we acknowledge that they too are "waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God," being for the present subjected to the "vanity" of their material bodies, "by reason of Him who has subjected the same in hope."[51]

Rom. 8:19 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope; because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."[53]

Rom. 8:19 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

This is forbidden to us, for we have been taught not to worship the creature instead of the Creator, but to know that "the creation shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God; "and "the earnest expectation of the creation is waiting for the revelation of the sons of God; "and "the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by; reason of him who made it subject:, in hope."[152]

Rom. 8:19 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VIII

" And he who considers that" the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God, not willingly, but by reason of him who subjected the same in hope," whilst he praises the creature, and sees how "it shall be freed altogether from the bondage of corruption, and restored to the glorious liberty of the children of God,"[13]

Rom. 8:19 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book VII

But this would be in accordance with what has been written, he says: "And the creation itself groaneth together, and travaileth in pain together, waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God."[40]

Rom. 8:19 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book VII

When, therefore, he says, the entire Sonship shall have come, and shall be above the conterminous spirit, then the creature will become the object of mercy. For (the creature) groans until now,[54]

Rom. 8:19 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."[17]

Rom. 8:20 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Hermogenes

from evil, which had been "made subject to vanity; "[113]

Rom. 8:20 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book I

The following is the statement of the Apostle Paul: "The creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who subjected the same in hope, because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."[124]

Rom. 8:20 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book II

one of dislike to Him; while, nevertheless, some of those who are possessed of greater merit are ordained to suffer with others for the adorning of the state of the world, and for the discharge of duty to creatures of a lower grade, in order that by this means they themselves may be participators in the endurance of the Creator, according to the words of the apostle: "For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope."[169]

Rom. 8:20 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

The apostle, moreover, in declaring that "the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope, because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God,"[379]

Rom. 8:20 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

And if this is so, then there has been a descent from a higher to a lower condition, on the part not only of those souls who have deserved the change by the variety of their movements, but also on that of those who, in order to serve the whole world, were brought down from those higher and invisible spheres to these lower and visible ones, although against their will-"Because the creature was subjected to vanity, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected the same in hope; "[390]

Rom. 8:20 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

Besides, our wise men have such a contempt for all sensible objects, that sometimes they speak of all material things as vanity: thus, "For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that subjected the same in hope; "[119]

Rom. 8:20 - NIV, NAB - in Bardesan

with a good hope;[33]

Rom. 8:20 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book I

"tribulation worketh patience, and patience probation, and probation hope, and hope maketh not ashamed," then the afflicted creation cannot have the like patience with man, nor the like probation, nor the like hope, but another degree of these, since[130]

Rom. 8:21 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

The apostle, too, has confessed that the creation shall be free from the bondage of corruption, [so as to pass] into the liberty of the sons of God.[345]

Rom. 8:21 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Hermogenes

shall have "delivered the creature"[112]

Rom. 8:21 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

because undoubtedly in the consummation or end God is "all and in all." And with reference to this, it is made a question by some[408]

Rom. 8:21 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

the consecrated heralds of an unstained and untainted kingdom: and then the universal creation will be moved and perturbed, uttering prayers and supplications, until He delivers it from its bondage.[391]

Rom. 8:21 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book VII

Meditate on these things, brethren; and the Lord be With you upon earth, and in the kingdom of His Father, who both sent Him, and has "delivered us by Him from the bondage of corruption into His glorious liberty; "[184]

Rom. 8:22 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Similitude Fourth

" "Those," he said, "which are budding are the righteous who are to live in the world to come; for the coming world is the summer[1]

Rom. 8:22 - NIV, NAB - in Theophilus to Autolycus Book II

], not as if they had been made evil or venomous from the first-for nothing was made evil by God,[39]

Rom. 8:22 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book I

And again in another passage, "And not only we, but the creation itself groaneth together, and is in pain until now."[126]

Rom. 8:22 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book I

But it is not so. For the soul of the sun is placed in a body, and the whole creation, of which the Apostle says:[73]

Rom. 8:23 - NIV, NAB - in Five Books in Reply to Marcion

A pledge;[108]

Rom. 8:24 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise IX On the Advantage of Patience

For we are not following after present glory, but future, according to what Paul the apostle also warns us, and says, "We are saved by hope; but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he hope for? But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we by patience wait for it."[29]

Rom. 8:24 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

for it in patience."[612]

Rom. 8:26 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VII

If he but form the thought in the secret chamber of his soul, and call on the Father "with unspoken groanings,"[72]

Rom. 8:26 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Monogamy

Herein also you ought to recognise the Paraclete in His character of Comforter, in that He excuses your infirmity[21]

Rom. 8:28 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book III

"For if God foreknew those who are called, according to His purpose, to be conformed to the image of His Son," for whose sake, according to the blessed apostle, He has appointed "Him to be the first-born among many brethren,"[35]

Rom. 8:29 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Barnabas

but according as the Spirit had prepared them.[260]

Rom. 8:29 - NIV, NAB - in Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas

Jesus Most High, voice arising from perfect compassion, Saviour of all, the right hand of the light overthrowing him that is wicked in his own kind, and bringing all his kind into one place; Thou who art only begotten, the first-born of many brethren,[39]

Rom. 8:29 - NIV, NAB - in Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas

glory to the first-born of many brethren;[63]

Rom. 8:29 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

the disciples through that epiphany of His which has no form nor beauty; and, having become as they that they might become as He, "conformed to the image of His glory,"[189]

Rom. 8:31 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book II

" If it did not overtake it, it must first have pursued it, and that the darkness did pursue the light is clear from what the Saviour suffered, and those also who received His teachings, His own children, when darkness was doing what it could against the sons of light and was minded to drive light away from men. But since, if God be for us,[85]

Rom. 8:32 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians

Now I write these things unto you, not that I know there are any such persons among you; nay, indeed I hope that God will never permit any such report to reach my ears, He "who spared not His Son for the sake of His holy Church."[51]

Rom. 8:32 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

This verity the apostle also perceived, when he writes to this effect: "If the Father spa. red not His own Son."[421]

Rom. 8:32 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

The apostle also knows what kind of God he has ascribed to us, when he writes: "If God spared not His own Son, but gave Him up for us, how did He not with Him also give us all things? "[47]

Rom. 8:32 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian De Fuga in Persecutione

Why, in this very standing of yours there was a fleeing from persecution, in the release from persecution which you bought; but that you should ransom with money a man whom Christ has ransomed with His blood, how unworthy is it of God and His ways of acting, who spared not His own Son for you, that He might be made a curse for us, because cursed is he that hangeth on a tree,[47]

Rom. 8:32 - NIV, NAB - in A Letter from Origen to Africanus

whom, although His Son, God who is love spared not, but gave Him up for us all, that with Him He might freely give us all things?[5]

Rom. 8:32 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VIII

The Father of Jesus is therefore a tender and loving Father, though "He spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up" as His lamb "for us all,"[96]

Rom. 8:32 - NIV, NAB - in Alexander Epistles on the Arian Heresy

Paul has declared, who thus speaks of God: "Who spared not His own Son, but for us," who were not His natural sons, "delivered Him up."[20]

Rom. 8:32 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIII

For some one will say that the Apostle, interpreting this, says with reference to God, "He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all; "[61]

Rom. 8:34 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

He declares in the plainest manner, that the same Being who was laid hold of, and underwent suffering, and shed His blood for us, was both Christ and the Son of God, who did also rise again, and was taken up into heaven, as he himself [Paul] says: "But at the same time, [it, is] Christ [that] died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the fight hand of God."[302]

Rom. 8:34 - NIV, NAB - in Acts of Saint Philip the Apostle When He Went to Upper Hellas

And having given him up, we put him to death, and buried him in a tomb; and these disciples of his having stolen him, have proclaimed everywhere that he has risen from the dead, and have led astray a great multitude by professing that he is at the right hand of God in heaven.[12]

Rom. 8:35 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments of Clement Found in the Oxford Edition

Let us obtain the joy laid up, in which Paul exulting, exclaimed, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? "[19]

Rom. 8:35 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

For we are persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor power, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."[96]

Rom. 8:35 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

From which we are to suppose that those are to be received into the rank and affection of sons, who have deserved to be scourged and chastened by the Lord, in order that they also, through endurance of trials and tribulations, may be able to say, "Who shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus? shall tribulation, or anguish, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? "[119]

Rom. 8:35 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book I

For observe that he says, firstly: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (as it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us."[6]

Rom. 8:35 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle VII

The Father corrects and protects us, if we still stand fast in the faith both in afflictions and perplexities, that is to say, cling closely to His Christ; as it is written, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine or nakedness, or peril, or sword?[18]

Rom. 8:35 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle XXV

Moreover the apostle: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (As it is written, For thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors for Him who hath loved us."[8]

Rom. 8:35 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XI Exhortation to Martyrdom Addressed to Fortunatus

Moreover, the Apostle Paul says: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or hunger, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, Because for Thy sake we are killed all the day long, we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we overcome on account of Him who hath loved us."[45]

Rom. 8:35 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the Epistle of Paul to the Romans: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, Because for thy sake we are killed all the day long, we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. But in all these things we are more than conquerors for His sake who loved us."[503]

Rom. 8:35 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIII

and he could not perish, who is least of all among all the disciples of Christ, and on this account becomes great; and, since he could not perish, he could say, "Who shall separate us from the love,"[187]

Rom. 8:36 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book II

And the time thus referred to is not called "a year" only, but is also named "a day" both by the prophet and by Paul, of whom the apostle, calling to mind the Scripture, says in the Epistle addressed to the Romans, "As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long, we are counted as sheep for the slaughter."[139]

Rom. 8:36 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

"For we have been counted," says the Apostle Paul, "all the day long as sheep for the slaughter; "[192]

Rom. 8:36 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

As it is written, "Because for Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors, through Him that loved us."[72]

Rom. 8:36 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Exegetical Fragments

And the phrase, "She hath killed her beasts," denotes the prophets and martyrs who in every city and country are slain like sheep every day by the unbelieving, in behalf of the truth, and cry aloud, "For thy sake we are killed all the day long, we were counted as sheep for the slaughter."[132]

Rom. 8:37 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book I

should feel elated because afflictions, or those other causes enumerated by Paul, do not separate us (from Christ); but not that Paul and the other apostles, and any other resembling them, (should entertain that feeling), because they were far exalted above such things when they said, "In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us,"[8]

Rom. 8:38 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

"Creature" is synonymous with activity, being our work, and such activity "shall not be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."[132]

Rom. 8:38 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

On account, then, of this power, which certainly is not of human origin operating and speaking in him, Paul could say, "For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor power, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."[308]

Rom. 8:38 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book I

And secondly, when laying down another series of causes which naturally tend to separate those who are not firmly grounded in their religion, he says: "For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."[7]