Ante-Nicene Fathers/Volume I/IRENAEUS/Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus/XLV.

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Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. I, Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus by Irenaeus, translated by Philip Schaff et al.
XLV.

XLV.

“And[1] Balaam the son of Beor they slew with the sword.”[2] For, speaking no longer by the Spirit of God, but setting up another law of fornication contrary to the law of God,[3] this man shall no longer be reckoned as a prophet, but as a soothsayer. For, as he did not continue in the commandment of God, he received the just reward of his evil devices.


Footnotes[edit]

  1. With the exception of the initial text, this fragment is almost identical with No. xxv.
  2. Num. xxxi. 8.
  3. Rev. ii. 14.