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5345. That humility and quietness are to be maintained in all things.

In Isaiah: “Thus saith the Lord God, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is the stool of my feet.  What seat will ye build for me, or what is the place for my rest?  For all those things hath my hand made, and all those things are mine. And upon whom else will I look, except upon the lowly and quiet man, and him that trembleth at my words?”42044204    Isa. lxvi. 1, 2. On this same thing in the Gospel according to Matthew: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”42054205    Matt. v. 5. Of this same thing, too, according to Luke: “He that shall be least among you all, the same shall be great.”42064206    Luke ix. 48. Also in the same place:  “Whosoever exalteth himself shall be made low, and whosoever abaseth himself shall be exalted.”42074207    Luke xiv. 11. Of this same thing to the Romans: “Be not high-minded, but fear; for if God spared not the natural branches, (take heed) lest He also spare not thee.”42084208    Rom. xi. 20, 21. Of this same thing in the thirty-third Psalm: “And He shall save the lowly in spirit.”42094209    Ps. xxxiv. 18. Also to the Romans:  “Render to all what is due: tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour; owe no man anything, except to love another.”42104210    Rom. xiii. 7, 8. Also in the Gospel according to Matthew: “They love the first place of reclining at feasts, and the chief seat in the synagogues, and salutations in the market, and to be called of men Rabbi. But call not ye Rabbi, for One is your Master.”42114211    Matt. xxiii. 6–8. Also in the Gospel according to John: “The servant is not greater than his lord, nor the apostle greater than He that sent himself. If ye know these things, blessed shall ye be if ye shall do them.”42124212    John xiii. 16, 17. Also in the eighty-first Psalm: “Do justice to the poor and lowly.”42134213    Ps. lxxxii. 3.


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