1883 Haydock Douay Rheims Bible

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I Kings 18:28 So they cried with a loud voice, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till they were all covered with blood.

Blood. Strange infatuation! which has nevertheless prevailed in many pagan mysteries and countries. Thus were Bellona, Cybele, the Syrian goddess, etc., honoured and appeased. (Calmet) --- God prohibits this fury, Deuteronomy 14:1. The devil always endeavours to destroy or to injure man. (Menochius) "Ipsa bipenne suos caedit violenta lacertos, Sanguineque effuso spargit inepta deam." (Tebullus)