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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of foreknow.


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  • These theorists reject divine timelessness and immutability, along with infallible foreknowledge, arguing that not only should foreknowledge be rejected because of its fatalist consequences, the view of a God who takes risks is more faithful to Scripture than the classical notion of an essentially omniscient and foreknowing deity.

    Foreknowledge and Free Will

  • But this, thou wilt say, is the very point in dispute — whether any foreknowing is possible of things whose occurrence is not necessary.

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • For that cause belike Alexander discerning this inconvenience and danger that comes by seeing, [5655] when he heard Darius's wife so much commended for her beauty, would scarce admit her to come in his sight, foreknowing belike that of Plutarch, formosam videre periculosissimum, how full of danger it is to see a proper woman, and though he was intemperate in other things, yet in this superbe se gessit, he carried himself bravely.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Therefore we must confess that He, who is ever the same, has commanded these and such like institutions on account of sinful men, and we must declare Him to be benevolent, foreknowing, needing nothing, righteous and good.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • So that what we say about future events being foretold, we do not say it as if they came about by a fatal necessity; but God foreknowing all that shall be done by all men, and it being His decree that the future actions of men shall all be recompensed according to their several value, He foretells by the

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • God foreknowing all things; as I have pointed out in the preceding book, [4785] and have also shown, as far as was possible, the cause of the creation of this world of temporal things.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Spirit foreknowing the doctrines of the evil teachers; that they may learn that from his seed -- that is, from Joseph -- He was not to be born but that, according to the promise of God, from David's belly the King eternal is raised up, who sums up all things in Himself, and has gathered into Himself the ancient formation [of man].

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Archelaus, having received the authority which had been allotted to him, Pilate sent to him by way of compliment Jesus bound; and God foreknowing that this would happen, had thus spoken: ` And they brought

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • It will not help us, as the foreknowing authors point out in the next line, to daub a raven, smearing a black bird with the delicate beauties of the lark or the decent brown

    Nightside The Long Sun

  • It is about the King's heir, the Shepherd of the People, kissing his wife farewell at the gatehouse, as he leaves for battle foreknowing his death.

    The King Must Die


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