The beginning of worshipping idols: and the effects thereof.
 Again, another designing to sail, and beginning to make his voyage through the raging waves, calleth upon a piece of wood more frail than the wood that carrieth him.
 For this the desire of gain devised, and the workman built it by his skill.
 But thy providence, O Father, governeth it: for thou hast made a way even in the sea, and a most sure path among the waves,
 shewing that thou art able to save out of all things, yea though a man went to sea without art.
 But that the works of thy wisdom might not be idle: therefore men also trust their lives even to a little wood, and passing over the sea by ship are saved.
 And from the beginning also when the proud giants perished, the hope of the world fleeing to a vessel, which was governed by thy hand, left to the world seed of generation.
 For blessed is the wood, by which justice cometh.
 But the idol that is made by hands, is cursed, as well it, as he that made it: he because he made it; and it because being frail it is called a god.
 But to God the wicked and his wickedness are hateful alike.
 For that which is made, together with him that made it, shall suffer torments.
 Therefore there shall be no respect had even to the idols of the Gentiles: because the creatures of God are turned to an abomination, and a temptation to the souls of men, and a snare to the feet of the unwise.