Homilies on Jeremiah: Homily on 1 Kings 28

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HOMILY 6

Jeremiah 5.3-5

On "Lord your eyes are toward faith," up to, "I will go to the strong and I will speak to them.

LORD, HE SAYS, your eyes are toward faith.1. As the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,2. for from unrighteous things he turns them, so the eyes of the Lord are toward faith, for he turns them away from unbelief. Thus it has been well stated, by one who understands, what he says in the prayer: Lord, your eyes are toward faith.

(2) Here then it is written: Lord, your eyes are toward faith. But since, if someone of understanding hears a wise saying, he will praise it and add to it,3. let us see how much there is to make from the statement: Lord, your eyes are toward faith. Paul says, But now these three remain, faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.4. As eyes of the Lord are toward faith, eyes of the Lord are toward hope, eyes of the Lord are toward love. But since he is the spirit of power and of love and of self-control,5. just as eyes of the Lord are toward love, so eyes of the Lord are toward power, so it is that eyes of the Lord are toward self-control6. . . . eyes of the Lord are on righteousness,7. so it is that eyes of the

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1.
Jer 5.3.
2.
Ps 33(34).16.
3.
Sir 21.15.
4.
1 Cor 13.13.
5.
2 Tim 1.7.
6.
After "self-control," Klostermann believes there is missing text, something, he believes, such as this: ". . . but since there is also a 'righteousness from faith,' ( Rom 10.6), as the 'eyes' of the Lord are 'toward faith' [or on the righteous] . . . so it is that. . . ." While Nautin is silent, see Schadel's discussion, 267, n. 63.
7.
Ps 33.16.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Abbreviations vii
  • Select Bibliography ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • Homilies on Jeremiah 1
  • Homily 1 3
  • Homily 2 23
  • Homily 3 28
  • Homily 4 30
  • Homily 5 40
  • Homily 6 62
  • Homily 7 68
  • Homily 8 74
  • Homily 9 Jeremiah 11.1-10 85
  • Homily 10 94
  • Homily 11 103
  • Homily 12 110
  • Homily 13 130
  • Homily 14 135
  • Homily 15 157
  • Homily 16 166
  • Homily 17 Jeremiah 17.11-16 180
  • Homily 18 188
  • Homily 19 Jeremiah 20.1-7 207
  • Homily 20 221
  • Homily 27 (50) 245
  • Homily 28 (51) Jeremiah 28.6-9 (51.6-9) 260
  • Fragments on Jeremiah 275
  • Fragments of Homilies 21 and 39 from the Philocalia 277
  • Homily on 1 Kings 28 317
  • Homily on 1 Kings 28 319
  • Indices 335
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