Tuesday, October 10, 2006


fragments from "Scripture by Topic" - Originally titled "The Divine Armory of Holy Scripture" - 1943 edition - Angelus Press 2006


Be ye followers of God, as most dear children: and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God, for an odour of sweetness. Eph. 5:1f
If thou meet thy enemy's ox or ass going astray, bring it back to him. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lie underneath his burden, thou shalt not pass by, but shalt lift him up with him. Ex. 23:4f
Thou shalt not molest a stranger, nor afflict him: for yourself also were strangers in the land of Egypt. Ex. 22:21
Thou shalt not pass by, if thou seest thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, but thou shalt bring them back to thy brother. Deut. 22:1
When thou hast besieged a city a long time, and hath compassed it with bulwarks to take it, thou shalt not cut down the trees that may be eaten of, neither shalt thou spoil the country round about with axes. Deut. 20:19
When thou shalt reaped the corn in thy field, and hast forgot and left a sheaf, thou shalt not suffer the starnger and the fatherless and the widow to take it away: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the works of thy hands. Deut. 24:19
If thou brother be impoverished and weak of hand, and thou hast receive him as a stranger and sojourner. and he live with thee, take not usury of him, nor more than thou gavest: fear thy God, that thy brother may live with thee. Lev. 25:35f
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor that dwelleth with thee, thou shalt not be hard upon them as an extortioner, nor opress them with usuries. Ex. 22:35
Be not wanting in comforting them that weep, and walk with them that mourn. Be not slow to visit the sick: for by these things thou shalt be confirmed in love. Ecclus. 7: 38f
All things, therefore, whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you also to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Mat. 7:12
I say to you: Love your enemies; do good to them that persecute and calumniate you. For if you love those that love you, what reward shall you have? Mat. 5: 44-46.