(From the 1765 Venice edition of André Galland's "Library of the Ancient Fathers", Tome 1, folio-size, p. 9)
Author: André Galland
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Therefore, the humility and <submissiveness>[] through obedience, of so many and such <who have> thus given witness, made better not only us, but also the generations before us, and the <ones who received>[] his sayings in fear and truth. Therefore, <having become participants> of many, and great, and illustrious deeds, let us return to the watchman of peace <who has been given over> to us from the beginning; and let us look intently towards the father and founder of the entire cosmos, and by his magnificent and excessive gifts of peace and kindnesses let us be joined. Let us see him according to thought, and let us look with the eyes of the soul towards his magnanimous counsel; let us consider how <not wrathfully disposed he is> toward all his creation.
31. "submissiveness"[[A]]: That is, fearfulness, or shyness: submission with fear. Hesychius <lists as synonyms?> : "more shy", "more humble", "shy", "needful", "deficient", "fearful".--Bois. <As cited by> The same <sc. Gallandi>
32. "ones who received": With a small letter changed, <it> should be read, "ones who will receive", in the future. Thus he mentions the earlier, the present, and the later, as is suitable.--Davies. <As cited by> The same <sc. Gallandi>
A. This Greek adjective is a homonym meaning either "inferior" or "fearful", which come from different roots, but appear to have been merged into the sense indicated in note 31.