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[901d] First, you both assert that the gods know and hear and see all things,1 and that nothing of all that is apprehended by senses or sciences can escape their notice; do you assert that this is so, or what?

Clinias
That is what we assert.2

Athenian
And further, that they can do all that can be done by mortal or immortal?

Clinias
They will, of course, admit that this also is the case.

1 Cp. Plat. Laws 641e.

2 Here, and in what follows, Clinias is answering on behalf of the two misbelievers.

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