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3. Since, then, thou dost fill the heaven and earth, do
they contain thee? Or, dost thou fill and overflow them,
because they cannot contain thee? And where dost thou pour
out what remains of thee after heaven and earth are full?
Or, indeed, is there no need that thou, who dost contain
all things, shouldst be contained by any, since those things
which thou dost fill thou fillest by containing them? For
the vessels which thou dost fill do not confine thee, since
even if they were broken, thou wouldst not be poured out.
And, when thou art poured out on us, thou art not thereby
brought down; rather, we are uplifted. Thou art not scattered;
rather, thou dost gather us together. But when thou dost
fill all things, dost thou fill them with thy whole being?
Or, since not even all things together could contain thee
altogether, does any one thing contain a single part, and
do all things contain that same part at the same time? Do
singulars contain thee singly? Do greater things contain
more of thee, and smaller things less? Or, is it not rather
that thou art wholly present everywhere, yet in such a way
that nothing contains thee wholly?