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Chapter 11 9 For when they were tried albeit but in mercy chastised, they knew how the ungodly were judged in wrath and tormented, thirsting in another manner than the just.10 For these thou didst admonish and try, as a father: but the other, as a severe king, thou didst condemn and punish.11 Whether they were absent or present, they were vexed alike.12 For a double grief came upon them, and a groaning for the remembrance of things past.13 For when they heard by their own punishments the other to be benefited, they had some feeling of the Lord.14 For whom they respected with scorn, when he was long before thrown out at the casting forth of the infants, him in the end, when they saw what came to pass, they admired.15 But for the foolish devices of their wickedness, wherewith being deceived they worshipped serpents void of reason, and vile beasts, thou didst send a multitude of unreasonable beasts upon them for vengeance;16 That they might know, that wherewithal a man sinneth, by the same also shall he be punished.17 For thy Almighty hand, that made the world of matter without form, wanted not means to send among them a multitude of bears or fierce lions,18 Or unknown wild beasts, full of rage, newly created, breathing out either a fiery vapour, or filthy scents of scattered smoke, or shooting horrible sparkles out of their eyes:19 Whereof not only the harm might dispatch them at once, but also the terrible sight utterly destroy them.20 Yea, and without these might they have fallen down with one blast, being persecuted of vengeance, and scattered abroad through the breath of thy power: but thou hast ordered all things in measure and number and weight.21 For thou canst shew thy great strength at all times when thou wilt; and who may withstand the power of thine arm?22 For the whole world before thee is as a little grain of the balance, yea, as a drop of the morning dew that falleth down upon the earth.23 But thou hast mercy upon all; for thou canst do all things, and winkest at the sins of men, because they should amend.24 For thou lovest all the things that are, and abhorrest nothing which thou hast made: for never wouldest thou have made any thing, if thou hadst hated it.25 And how could any thing have endured, if it had not been thy will? or been preserved, if not called by thee?26 But thou sparest all: for they are thine, O Lord, thou lover of souls.

Chapter 12 1 For thine incorruptible Spirit is in all things.2 Therefore chastenest thou them by little and little that offend, and warnest them by putting them in remembrance wherein they have offended, that leaving their wickedness they may believe on thee, O Lord.3 For it was thy will to destroy by the hands of our fathers both those old inhabitants of thy holy land,4 Whom thou hatedst for doing most odious works of witchcrafts, and wicked sacrifices;5 And also those merciless murderers of children, and devourers of man's flesh, and the feasts of blood,6 With their priests out of the midst of their idolatrous crew, and the parents, that killed with their own hands souls destitute of help:7 That the land, which thou esteemedst above all other, might receive a worthy colony of God's children.