10For there were two women brought, who had circumcised their children; whom when they had openly led round about the city, the babes handing at their breasts, they cast them down headlong from the wall. 11And others, that had run together into caves near by, to keep the sabbath day secretly, being discovered by Philip, were all burnt together, because they made a conscience to help themselves for the honour of the most sacred day. 12Now I beseech those that read this book, that they be not discouraged for these calamities, but that they judge those punishments not to be for destruction, but for a chastening of our nation. 13For it is a token of his great goodness, when wicked doers are not suffered any long time, but forthwith punished.14For not as with other nations, whom the Lord patiently forbeareth to punish, till they be come to the fulness of their sins, so dealeth he with us, 15Lest that, being come to the height of sin, afterwards he should take vengeance of us. 16And therefore he never withdraweth his mercy from us: and though he punish with adversity, yet doth he never forsake his people.