God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.
and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.
You shall break them with a rod of iron. You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel."
Their poison is like the poison of a snake; like a deaf cobra that stops its ear,
Let them vanish as water that flows away. When they draw the bow, let their arrows be made blunt.
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man’s friend.
for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn’t bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil.
For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God’s service, attending continually on this very thing.