9Notwithstanding his care is, not that he shall have much labour, nor that his life is short: but striveth to excel goldsmiths and silversmiths, and endeavoureth to do like the workers in brass, and counteth it his glory to make counterfeit things. 10His heart is ashes, his hope is more vile than earth, and his life of less value than clay: 11Forasmuch as he knew not his Maker, and him that inspired into him an active soul, and breathed in a living spirit. 12But they counted our life a pastime, and our time here a market for gain: for, say they, we must be getting every way, though it be by evil means.13For this man, that of earthly matter maketh brittle vessels and graven images, knoweth himself to offend above all others. 14And all the enemies of thy people, that hold them in subjection, are most foolish, and are more miserable than very babes. 15For they counted all the idols of the heathen to be gods: which neither have the use of eyes to see, nor noses to draw breath, nor ears to hear, nor fingers of hands to handle; and as for their feet, they are slow to go.