Chapter VIII.—Exhortations to
holiness and good order.
May I have joy of you in the Lord! Be ye sober. Lay aside, every one of you, all malice and
beast-like fury, evil-speaking, calumny, filthy speaking, ribaldry,
whispering, arrogance, drunkenness, lust, avarice, vainglory, envy, and
everything akin to these. “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and
make no provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”12111211 Ye presbyters, be subject to the bishop; ye
deacons, to the presbyters; and ye, the people, to the presbyters and the
deacons. Let my soul be for theirs who preserve this good order; and may
the Lord be with them continually!