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Matthew 25:36

Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
And you visited me. How easy are the things our Saviour requires at our hands! He will not say at the day of judgment: "I was in prison, and you delivered me; I was sick, and you healed me; but only this, you visited me, you came to me. "(St. Chrysostom, hom. lxxx.) This seems particularly addressed to Christians engaged in the cares of the world, whose salvation principally depends on the practice of works of mercy. ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
And mark how easy are His injunctions. He said not, I was in prison, and you set me free; I was sick, and you raised me up again; but, you visited me, and, you came to me. And neither in hunger is the thing commanded grievous. For no costly table did He seek, but what is needful only, and His necessary food, and He sought in a suppliant's garb, so that all things were enough to bring punishment on them; the easiness of the request, for it was bread; the pitiable character of Him that requests, for He was poor; the sympathy of nature, for He was a man; the desirableness of the promise, for He promised a kingdom; the fearfulness of the punishment, for He threatened hell. The dignity of the one receiving, for it was God, who was receiving by the poor; the surpassing nature of the honor, that He vouchsafed to condescend so far; His just claim for what they bestowed, for of His own was He receiving. But against all these things covetousness once for all blinded them that were seized by it; ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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