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[8e] has the face to say that he who does wrong ought not to pay the penalty.

Yes, you are right about this, Socrates, in the main.

But I think, Euthyphro, those who dispute, both men and gods, if the gods do dispute, dispute about each separate act. When they differ with one another about any act, some say it was right and others that it was wrong. Is it not so?


Come now, my dear Euthyphro,

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