And exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal human beings and birds and animals and reptiles.
And by them the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles.
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.
Both to Greeks and to barbarians (to the cultured and to the uncultured), both to the wise and the foolish, I have an obligation to discharge and a duty to perform and a debt to pay.
I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
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