Guthlac A, lines 370-469

Guthlac tells the devils that no matter what happens to his body, his soul will always survive and eventually dwell in bliss.

The devils get even angrier and make even angrier noises, But God protected Guthlac.

Then the devils lift Guthlac high in the air and grant him power to see everything that is happening.  In particular he sees into monasteries where men were enjoying possession and vanities and adornmennts.

The devils then lead Guthlac back to his tumulus.  God had rewarded him for his courage.

The devils speak to Guthlac, telling him that they have shown him how many men serve the pleasures of their bodies when they should be serving the Lord. “You have not been able to prove otherwise,” they say.

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