But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is…
What an odd conceit was that of the Cretians, to paint their Jupiter without either eyes or ears I And what an uncertainty was she at that prayed, "O God, whoever thou art, for whether thou art, or who thou art I know not" (Medea). This uncertainty attending idolatry caused the heathens to. close up their petitions with that general "Hear, all ye gods and goddesses!" And those mariners (Jonah 1:5), every man to call upon his god; and lest they might all mistake the true God, they awaken Jonah to call upon his God.
Parallel VersesKJV: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.