Vengeance for Sin

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: Vengeance for Sin

Description: A man turns a woman with a child, an old man and a cripple away from his door and to the left, a well-dressed man turns away from a man carrying a scythe. To the right, Cain kills Abel with the jawbone of an ass and in the background, angels destroy a city with fire and brimstone while God watches. The Latin superscription reads, "What is that cry, the crying out of sinners," and the text below, "Who himself raises this joyless cry to heaven? Shame cast down in the eyes of God and men?".

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