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Chapter XLIV.—God’s Decrees.

“But what?  Does not Moses pre-intimate the sins of the people, and predict their dispersion among the nations?  But if He gave foreknowledge to Moses, how can it be that He had it not Himself?  But He has it.  And if He has it, as we have also shown, it is an extravagant saying that He reflected, and that He repented, 247and that He went down to see, and whatever else of this sort.  Whatsoever things being fore-known before they come to pass as about to befall, take issue by a wise economy, without repentance.

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