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The servants of God praise him who hath delivered them from idolatry; condemning both the makers and the worshippers of idols.

[13] For that man knoweth that he offendeth above all others, who of earthly matter maketh brittle vessels, and graven gods. [14] But all the enemies of thy people that hold them in subjection, are foolish, and unhappy, and proud beyond measure: [15] For they have esteemed all the idols of the heathens for gods, which neither have the use of eyes to see, nor noses to draw breath, nor ears to hear, nor fingers of hands to handle, and as for their feet, they are slow to walk.

[16] For man made them: and he that borroweth his own breath, fashioned them. For no man can make a god like to himself. [17] For being mortal himself, he formeth a dead thing with his wicked hands. For he is better than they whom he worshippeth, because he indeed hath lived, though he were mortal, but they never. [18] Moreover they worship also the vilest creatures: but things without sense compared to these, are worse than they. [19] Yea, neither by sight can any man see good of these beasts. But they have fled from the praise of God, and from his blessing.

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