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For be assured of this—whichever end you bring to pass, to your children and house [435] does it remain to make full payment.1Consider these just ordinances of God.

1 The condensed phrase “pay equal (measure of) justice,” though emphasizing the notion of just retribution for evil, includes that of just reward for good—the act comes back upon the doer (δράσαντι παθεῖν).

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