1 Timothy 5:21

I charge you before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that you observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
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Clement Of Rome

AD 99
Of speaking; let them display their love, not by preferring. of speaking; let them display their love, not by preferring

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Without prejudice for or against any one, not declining to either side, holding the scales of justice equally. (Witham)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Having spoken of Bishops and Deacons, of men, and women, of widows and elders, and of all others, and having shown how great was the authority of a Bishop, now he was speaking of judgment, he has added, I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels, that you observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. Thus fearfully he charges him. For though Timothy was his beloved son, he did not therefore stand in awe of him. For as he was not ashamed to say of himself, Lest by any means when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast-away 1 Corinthians 9:27; much less would he be afraid or ashamed in the case of Timothy. He called the Father and the Son to witness. But wherefore the elect Angels? From great moderation, as Moses said, I call heaven and earth to witness Deuteronomy 4:26; and again, Hear ye, O mountains, and strong foundations of the earth. Micah 6:2 He calls the Father and the Son to witness what he has s...

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
Just as they carefully prepared their will and testament, and committed it to a trust, and adjured (the trustees to be faithful to their charge),

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

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