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The beginning of worshipping idols: and the effects thereof.

[1] 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. [2] For this the desire of gain devised, and the workman built it by his skill. [3] 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, [4] shewing that thou art able to save out of all things, yea though a man went to sea without art. [5] 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.

[6] 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. [7] For blessed is the wood, by which justice cometh. [8] 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. [9] But to God the wicked and his wickedness are hateful alike. [10] For that which is made, together with him that made it, shall suffer torments.

[11] 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.

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