18Also the singular diligence of the artificer did help to set forward the ignorant to more superstition. 19For he, peradventure willing to please one in authority, forced all his skill to make the resemblance of the best fashion. 20And so the multitude, allured by the grace of the work, took him now for a god, which a little before was but honoured. 21And this was an occasion to deceive the world: for men, serving either calamity or tyranny, did ascribe unto stones and stocks the incommunicable name.22Moreover this was not enough for them, that they erred in the knowledge of God; but whereas they lived in the great war of ignorance, those so great plagues called they peace. 23For whilst they slew their children in sacrifices, or used secret ceremonies, or made revellings of strange rites; 24They kept neither lives nor marriages any longer undefiled: but either one slew another traiterously, or grieved him by adultery.