The estimate of Marcion which appears here is exceedingly instructive.
Marcion was a wealthy shipowner, belonging to Sinope in Pontus.
For the followers of Marcion have always maintained that Luke's gospel is Marcion's gospel enlarged and falsified.
No, says Marcion, but on the contrary—punishes them in his hell!
Marcion is also condemned for believing in the eternity of matter.
It is to be remarked that this verse does not appear in Marcion's version.
The omission of a passage in every way so suitable to Marcion's system as the parable of the vineyard, xx.
Marcion's exclusion of the three Pastorals had been forgotten.
Here, again, are Marcion and Valentinus; but perhaps they are not in esteem with you.
They had here undeniably learned from Marcion; see adv. Marc.