1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.
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Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
Dicunt autem gloriosi isti jactatores se imitari Dominum, qui neque uxorem duxit, neque in mundo aliquid possedit; se magis quam alii Evangelium intellexisse gloriantes. Eis autem dicit Scriptura: "Deus superb is resistit, humilibus autem dat gratiam.". "Moses, `the servant who was faithful in all his house, 'said to Him who uttered the oracles from the bush, `Who am I, that Thou sendest me? I am slow of speech, and of a stammering tongue, 'to minister the voice of God in human speech. And again: `I am smoke from a pot. 'For God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble." ...

Clement Of Rome

AD 99
Moreover, ye were all distinguished by humility, and were in no respect puffed up with pride, but yielded obedience rather than extorted it. all abominable lusts, detestable adultery, and execrable pride. "For God "saith . Moreover, ye were all distinguished by humility, and were in no respect puffed up with pride, but yielded obedience rather than extorted it. all abominable lusts, detestable adultery, and execrable pride. "For God". Love of display, vainglory, love of rule, assumption, pride (which is called death, and which "God fights against"). ...

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
Of those who were anxious to disturb everything should be restrained; and when, besides, I had read your letter which you lately wrote hither to my clergy by Crementius the sub-deacon, to the effect that assistance should be given to those who might, after their lapse, be seized with sickness, and might penitently desire communion; I judged it well to stand by your judgment, lest our proceedings, which ought to be united and to agree in all things, should in any respect be different. To the number of five, that I wrote to the clergy and to the people, and to the martyrs also and confessors, which letters have already been sent to many of our colleagues, and have satisfied them; and they replied that they also agree with me in the same opinion according to the Catholic faith; which very thing do you also communicate to as many of our colleagues as you can, that among all these, may be observed one mode of action and one agreement, according to the Lord's precepts. ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Ye young men, not only younger in age, but employed in offices inferior to those of the bishops and priests, be subject to the ancients. But even all of you by your carriage insinuate, practise, and give examples of humility one to another: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. St. James (Chap. iv. 6.) repeats the same doctrine and the same words. See also James ii. 12. (Witham) ...

Ignatius of Antioch

AD 108
By this manifested his pride, and condemned himself. For it is written, "God resisteth the proud.". "For he that yields not obedience to his superiors is self-confident, quarrelsome, and proud. But "God "says. Flee from haughtiness, "for the Lord resisteth the proud."

Polycarp of Smyrna

AD 155
Be all of you subject one to another

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

AD 550
Nor, again, were we ashamed to change our opinions, if reason convinced us, and to acknowledge the fact; but rather with a good conscience, and in all sincerity, and with open hearts

The Apostolic Constitutions

AD 375
Thou shalt not be ill-natured nor proud: for "God resisteth the proud.". We say these things, not in contempt of true prophecies, for we know that they are wrought in holy men by the inspiration of God, but to put a stop to the boldness of vainglorious men; and add this withal, that from such as these God takes away His grace: for "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble." ...

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

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