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Wisdom 14:19
Perhaps out of a desire to please the person in power, the artist makes the most of his artistic skill to fashion an even more beautiful and perfect image.
For he being willing to please him that employed him, laboured with all his art to make the resemblance in the best manner.
An artist might want to please some ruler, and so he would use his skill to make the likeness better looking than the actual person.
For he, perhaps in his determination to please the ruler, labored over the likeness to the best of his skill;
For he, perhaps wishing to please his ruler, skillfully forced the likeness to take more beautiful form,
For he, perhaps wishing to please his ruler, skilfully forced the likeness to take more beautiful form,
For he, perhaps wishing to please his ruler, skilfully forced the likeness to take more beautiful form,
For he, perhaps wishing to please his ruler, skillfully forced the likeness to take more beautiful form,
For he, perhaps wishing to please his ruler, skilfully forced the likeness to take more beautiful form,
For he, perhaps wishing to please his ruler, skilfully forced the likeness to take more beautiful form,
For he willing (or desiring) more to please the king, that took him, that is, chose him to make an image to (or of) the king, travailed perfectly by his craft, to make a likeness into better, that is, in making the king (appear) fairer. [He forsooth willing more to please to him, that him took, travailed out by his craft, that the likeness into better he should figure.]
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