Lo, [this is] the man [that] made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, [and] strengthened himself in his wickedness.
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that [cometh] from God only?
But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied [him]? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil [is] good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where [is] the God of judgment?
They [are] all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, [who] ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
And they consider not in their hearts [that] I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.
But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath [is], and whose [are] all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:
Can a maid forget her ornaments, [or] a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because [they are] many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
But [this cometh to pass], that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
That this [is] a rebellious people, lying children, children [that] will not hear the law of the LORD:
Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
They are all gone aside, they are [all] together become filthy: [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, [and] seek God.
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek [after God]: God [is] not in all his thoughts.
The wicked shall be turned into hell, [and] all the nations that forget God.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying],
But none saith, Where [is] God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
So [are] the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:
Whilst it [is] yet in his greenness, [and] not cut down, it withereth before any [other] herb.
Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?
1 Samuel 2:30
Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed [that] thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered [with fatness]; then he forsook God [which] made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
Psalms 36:1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, [that there is] no fear of God before his eyes.
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear [you] in pieces, and [there be] none to deliver.
That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.
Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: [but] Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but [he that is] perverse in his ways despiseth him.
O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent [men] have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people [as] they eat bread: they have not called upon God.
Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were [any] that did understand, that did seek God.
And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.