"I saw that the very eye of a chosen one lifted on these children of Belial"

See note for p. 34. “Children of Belial” is an epithet flung at all manner of sinners – blasphemers, drunkards, and especially worshippers of false gods. Deuteronomy 13:13: “Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known.”