1883 Haydock Douay Rheims Bible

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Baruch 6:26 Therefore if they fall to the ground, they rise not up again of themselves, nor if a man set them upright, will they stand by themselves, but their gifts shall be set before them, as to the dead.

Gifts. The Chaldeans supposed that Bel could eat, Daniel xiv. --- Dead. Food was placed on the tombs. St. Augustine abolished this custom in Africa.