1 This refers to the first volume only of the original series.

1 In the only known ms. of this Epistle, the title is thus given at the close.

2 [Note the fact that the Corinthians asked this of their brethren, the personal friends of their apostle St. Paul. Clement's own name does not appear in this Epistle.]

3 Literally, "is greatly blasphemed."

4 Literally, "did not prove your all-virtuous and firm faith."

5 Eph. v. 21; 1 Pet. v. 5.

6 Acts xx. 35.

7 Literally, "ye embraced it in your bowels." [Concerning the complaints of Photius (ninth century) against Clement, see Bull's Defensio Fidei Nicaenae, Works, vol. v. p. 132.]

8 1 Pet. ii. 17.

9 So, in the ms., but many have suspected that the text is here corrupt. Perhaps the best emendation is that which substitutes sunaisqhsewj, "compassion," for suneidhsewj, "conscience."

10 Tit. iii. 1.

11 Prov. vii. 3.

12 Literally, "enlargement"

13 Deut. xxxii. 15.

14 It seems necessary to refer autou to God, in opposition to the translation given by Abp. Wake and others.

15 Literally, "Christ;" comp. 2 Cor. i. 21, Eph. iv. 20.

16 Wisd. ii. 24.