O man of God (w anqrwpe qeou). In N.T. only here and 2 Timothy 3:17 , there general and here personal appeal to Timothy. Cf. Deuteronomy 33:1 ; 1 Samuel 2:27 . Flee (peuge), follow after (diwke). Vivid verbs in present active imperative. The preacher can not afford to parley with such temptations. Meekness (praupaqian). Late compound from praupaqh, in Philo about Abraham, here only in N.T.