He that carefully brings up his servant from a child shall have him become his son in the end.
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Ephrem The Syrian
Formed, surrounded and coddled by delicacies and pleasures since its infancy, Israel, in spite of the [prefigured] images of the cross, “grew fat, became gross and recalcitrant,” so that, finally, captivity imprisoned it among the Gentiles. “The one who is pampered in his infancy will be handed over to servitude.” Commentary on Tatian’s Diatessaron