The City of God, Volume I

yet openly declaring, both the eternity which was symbolized by these earthly things, and in what gifts of God true felicity could be found.

concerning The Kingdom Of The Jews, Which Was Founded By The One And True God, And Preserved By Him As Long As They Remained In The True Religion.

Therefore, that it might be known that these earthly good things, after which those pant who cannot imagine better things, remain in the power of the one God Himself, not of the many false gods whom the Romans have formerly believed worthy of worship, He multiplied His people in Egypt from being very few, and delivered them out of it by wonderful signs. Nor did their women invoke Lucina when their offspring was being incredibly multiplied; and that nation having increased incredibly, He Himself delivered, He Himself saved them from the hands of the Egyptians, who

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