Animal worship (Wis 15:18-15:19)

“Moreover,

The enemies of Israel worship

Even the most hateful animals.

Some are worse than all others,

When judged by their lack of intelligence.

Even as animals,

They are not so beautiful in appearance

That one would desire them.

But they have escaped

Both the praise of God

And his blessing.”

This is a stinging attack on animal worship. These animals are at least living. However, they are hateful animals with little intelligence, and not even good looking. No one would desire them. God (τοῦ Θεοῦ) would not praise or bless them.

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