Chapter 13

(13.1) Therefore, brethren, let us be humble-minded, laying aside all pretension and arrogance and foolishness and anger and let us do what is written, for the Holy Spirit says, "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the rich man in his wealth, but rather let him who glories glory in the Lord, to seek Him, doing justice and righteousness," especially remembering the words of the Lord Jesus which He spoke, teaching us gentleness and patience.

(13.2) For He spoke thus, "Be merciful, that you might obtain mercy; forgive, that you might be forgiven; as you do, so it will be done to you; as you give, so shall you receive; as you judge, so shall you be judged; as you are merciful, so shall you receive mercy; the measure you measure with, with it shall be measured to you."

(13.3) With this commandment and these instructions, let us strengthen ourselves in order to conduct ourselves in obedience to His holy words, being humble-minded. For the holy word says,

(13.4) "On whom shall I look, but upon him who is humble and quiet and trembles at my words?"