25 In spite of everything let us give thanks to the Lord our God, who is putting us to the test as he did our ancestors. 26 Remember what he did with Abraham, and how he tested Isaac, and what happened to Jacob in Syrian Mesopotamia, while he was tending the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother. 27 For he has not tried us with fire, as he did them, to search their hearts, nor has he taken vengeance on us; but the Lord scourges those who are close to him in order to admonish them." 28 Then Uzziah said to her, "All that you have said was spoken out of a true heart, and there is no one who can deny your words.
1 Clement 31:2First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians
1 Let us therefore cleave unto His blessing, and let us see what arthe ways of blessing. Let us study the records of the things that have happened from the beginning. 2 Wherefore was our father Abraham blessed? Was it not because he wrought righteousness and truth through faith. 3 Isaac with confidence, as knowing the future, was led a willing sacrifice. 4 Jacob with humility departed from his land because of his brothers and went unto Laban and served; and the twelve tribes of Israel wergiven unto him.
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