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Chapter II.—Congratulations and entreaties.

As to my fellow-servant Burrhus, your deacon in regard to God and blessed in all things,501501    Or, “our most blessed deacon in all things pertaining to God.” I beg that he may continue longer, both for your honour and that of your bishop. And Crocus also, worthy both of God and you, whom I have received as the manifestation502502    Literally, “pattern.” of your love, hath in all things refreshed503503    Comp. 1 Cor. xvi. 18, etc. me, as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ shall also refresh504504    Comp. 1 Cor. xvi. 18, etc. him; together with Onesimus, and Burrhus, and Euplus, and Fronto, by means of whom, I have, as to love, beheld all of you. May I always have joy of you, if indeed I be worthy of it. It is therefore befitting that you should in every way glorify Jesus Christ, who hath glorified you, that by a unanimous obedience “ye may be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment, and may all speak the same thing concerning the same thing,”505505    1 Cor. i. 10. and that, being subject to the bishop and the presbytery, ye may in all respects be sanctified.

As to our fellow-servant Burrhus, your deacon in regard to God and blessed in all things, I pray that he may continue blameless for the honour of the Church, and of your most blessed bishop. Crocus also, worthy both of God and you, whom we have received as the manifestation506506    Literally, “pattern.” of your love to us, hath in all things refreshed507507    Comp. 1 Cor. xvi. 18, etc. me, and “hath not been ashamed of my chain,”508508    Comp. 2 Tim. i. 16. as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ will also refresh509509    Comp. 1 Cor. xvi. 18, etc. him; together with Onesimus, and Burrhus, and Euplus, and Fronto, by means of whom I have, as to love, beheld all of you. May I always have joy of you, if indeed I be worthy of it. It is therefore befitting that you should in every way glorify Jesus Christ, who hath glorified you, that by a unanimous obedience “ye may be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment, and may all speak the same thing concerning the same thing,”510510    1 Cor. i. 10. and that, being subject to the bishop and the presbytery, ye may in all respects be sanctified.


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