However, then, when you knew not God, you did service to them which by nature are no gods.
Idolatry is one of the most unconquerable of all the corrupt propensities of the human soul. Miracles under the new dispensation had scarcely ceased, the apostolic fathers were scarcely cold in their graves, before idolatrous forms were superinduced upon the pure spirituality of the holy gospel.
(J. B. Walker, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.