The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
For which of you desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long.
Likewise the spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows the mind of the spirit, because the spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
For what can be known about God is plain to all, because God is plain to all, because God has shown it to them. Ever since creation of the world His invisible nature, namely His eternal power has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made.
To trust a stranger without investigation invites troubles so endless that even descendants must endure them. To rust a man who has not been tested and to suspect a man who has proven trustworthy lead alike to endless ills.
But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offers his sacrifice.
God created man incorruptible, and made him in the image of his own nature, but through the devil’s envy, death came into the world.