Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name, Jer. 10: Ver. 25.

Pour out, &c. This is not more votum, than vaticinium; a prayer, than a prophecy.

And upon the families… Neglect of family prayer uncovers the roof, as it were, for God’s curse to be rained down upon men’s tables, meals, enterprises, &c.

 

The painting: Aertsen The Egg Dance, 1557, oil on panel, Rijksmuseum at Am
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