Praise to the Rich, Who paid for us all, that which He borrowed not; and wrote [His bill], and also became our debtor! By His yoke He broke from us the chains of him that led us captive. Glory to the Judge Who was judged, and made His Twelve to sit in judgement on the tribes, and by ignorant men condemned the scribes of that nation!

St. Ephrem, Hymns on the Nativity, Hymn 2