Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
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Clement Of Alexandria
Masters, render to your servants justice and equity; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond, free: but Christ is all, and in all."
Where, or in which state, when we put on the new man by sanctity and grace, God makes no distinction betwixt Jew and Gentile (Witham)
In the Church of Christ God makes no exception of persons; all are called to the marriage feast, whether Jews (formerly the most favoured people of God) or Greeks, (who were reckoned the most polite, or learned) or Barbarians, or Scythians: (who are esteemed the most cruel and ferocious of men) still these are called; Christ died for all. (Calmet)
In St. Paul's epistles, by the Greeks are usually designated the Gentiles. (Bible de Vence) ...
But God will be all in all in the time of restitution; not in the sense that the Father alone will be, and the Son be wholly resolved into him, like a torch into a great pyre, from which it was pulled away for a short time and then put back … when we shall be no longer divided (as we are now by movements and passions) and containing nothing at all of God, or very little, but then we shall be entirely like God, ready to receive into our hearts the whole God and him alone. This is the perfection to which we press on. Paul himself indeed bears witness to this. ...
Lo! Here is a third encomium of this man. With him, there is no difference admitted either of nation, or of rank, or of ancestry, seeing he has nothing of externals, nor needs them; for all external things are such as these, circumcision, and uncircumcision, bondman, freeman, Greek, that is, proselyte, and Jew, from his ancestors. If you have only this man, you will obtain the same things with the others that have him.
But Christ, he says, is all, and in all: Christ will be all things to you, both rank, and descent, and Himself in you all. Or he says another thing, to wit, that you all have become one Christ, being His body. ...