So give to the poor; I’m begging you, I’m warning you, I’m commanding you, I’m ordering you.

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Christian church father, philosopher, saint [b. Aurelius Augustinus]
Sermon 61, para. 13

In some sources / arrangements, cited as Sermon 11. Full text.

Alt trans.:

  • "Give then to the poor; I beg, I advise, I charge, I command you. "
  • "Therefore, give to the poor. I beg you, I admonish you, I charge you, I command you to give."  [tr. Schopp, Deferrari (1951)]
Added on 9-Mar-10 | Last updated 9-Mar-10
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