Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: Jeremiah 5 Ver. 21.

Hear now this, O foolish people. They were strangely stupefied, and were therefore thus rippled up. Those that are in a lethargy must have a double quantity of physic to what others have.

The painting: Apostles Peter and John by Pieter Aertsen (1575). Oil on wood, 55.5 × 76 cm. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.