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  • The earliest instance of an ecclesiastical precept on the subject occurs in can.
  • It is nothing else than the preaching and precept of Christ.
  • To the ordinary good citizen of antiquity, whose religion was the consecration of family ties, such a precept was no less scandalous than it is to a Chinaman or Hindu of to-day.
  • He might not lie nor take an oath, for the precept "Swear not at all" was, like the rest of the gospel, taken seriously.
  • But the statement "I am the Lord thy God" is either no precept at all, or only enjoins by implication what is expressly commanded in the 1 A Hebrew fragment probably of the 2nd century A.D., in the University Library, Cambridge, containing the Decalogue with several variant readings; see S.
 

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