As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
They have deeply corrupted [themselves], as in the days of Gibeah: [therefore] he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.
The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know [it]: the prophet [is] a fool, the spiritual man [is] mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard.
Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find [him]; he hath withdrawn himself from them.
And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.
They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms [is] in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.
And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.
And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These [are] my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
All their wickedness [is] in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes [are] revolters.
The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.
The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.
Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end [is] it for you? the day of the LORD [is] darkness, and not light.
You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision.
Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness [is] great.
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, [even] to the years of many generations.
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for [it is] nigh at hand;
Who [is] wise, and he shall understand these [things]? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD [are] right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff [that] is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.
Ephraim provoked [him] to anger most bitterly: therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.
Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax [given] to cover her nakedness.
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.
I the LORD have spoken [it]: it shall come to pass, and I will do [it]; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.
In thy filthiness [is] lewdness: because I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee.
Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.
Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof.
[As] they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt [it]; so will I gather [you] in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave [you there], and melt you.
Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken [it], and will do [it].
But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn [yourselves], and live ye.
Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn [yourselves] from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD.
So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
When I say unto the wicked, O wicked [man], thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked [man] shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
[If] the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
When I shall say to the righteous, [that] he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his [righteousness] in the day that he sinneth.
Say unto them, [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins [be] upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Again, when the wicked [man] turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
God [is] jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and [is] furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth [wrath] for his enemies.
Therefore also will I make [thee] sick in smiting thee, in making [thee] desolate because of thy sins.
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time [is] evil.
Who can tell [if] God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
And the Lord GOD of hosts [is] he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as [by] the flood of Egypt.
And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.
And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:
Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:
I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.
They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.
What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
For while [they be] folden together [as] thorns, and while they are drunken [as] drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
And it shall come to pass at that time, [that] I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.
For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
Then said he unto me, This [is] the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off [as] on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off [as] on that side according to it.
And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof [is] twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.
Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
That day [is] a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
The great day of the LORD [is] near, [it is] near, and hasteth greatly, [even] the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit [them]; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.
[Shall] not the day of the LORD [be] darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
When a righteous [man] turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, [those that] remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
[There is] no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
But the wicked [are] like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass [yourselves] about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks [that] ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.
[There is] no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
And the people shall be [as] the burnings of lime: [as] thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, [as] fire, shall devour you.
Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
For the LORD shall rise up as [in] mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as [in] the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
For the bed is shorter than that [a man] can stretch himself [on it]: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself [in it].
But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
And [there is] none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose [that] wherein I delighted not.
And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, [and] thy heels made bare.
Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, [and] make [it] gross darkness.
And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
[Is there] no balm in Gilead; [is there] no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.
I will surely consume them, saith the LORD: [there shall be] no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and [the things that] I have given them shall pass away from them.
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only [to] understand the report.
And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong [his] days, [which are] as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his [days] be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
For [God] giveth to a man that [is] good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to [him that is] good before God. This also [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but [he that is] perverse [in his] ways shall fall at once.
Happy [is] the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
The great [God] that formed all [things] both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
For there shall be no reward to the evil [man]; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, [that] they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, [till] wine inflame them!
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.
For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
And it shall come to pass, [that] he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, [are] upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
And I will punish the world for [their] evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces [shall be as] flames.
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation [which] shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up [like] the lifting up of smoke.
Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, [so] their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because [they have] no knowledge: and their honourable men [are] famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?
Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he [is] just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.
He [that] hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, [that] hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
And hath not oppressed any, [but] hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment;
[And] hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to a menstruous woman,
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
[As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have [occasion] any more to use this proverb in Israel.
What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?
The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
But [as for them] whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.
And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, [but] I will recompense their way upon their head.
And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.
If he beget a son [that is] a robber, a shedder of blood, and [that] doeth the like to [any] one of these [things],
And that doeth not any of those [duties], but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's wife,
Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,
But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, [and] doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked [man] doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: [and] not that he should return from his ways, and live?
All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.
But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, [and] hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.
[As for] his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did [that] which [is] not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
[That] hath taken off his hand from the poor, [that] hath not received usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments, hath walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.
Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, [but] hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment,
[That] hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbour's wife,
Now, lo, [if] he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like,
Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
Slay utterly old [and] young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom [is] the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which [were] before the house.
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked [man] shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
The crown is fallen [from] our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover thy sins.
Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand [against me] all the day.
For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment [was] not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and [art] thou he [that] shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink [of it].
Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.
And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened not.
A noise shall come [even] to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them [that are] wicked to the sword, saith the LORD.
But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith the LORD: and I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about it.
And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.
Again, When a righteous [man] doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; [for] thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, [am] against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.
An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken [it].
When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for [their] destruction, [and] which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread:
So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that [are] round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken [it].
Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations that [are] round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by.
Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken [it] in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.
A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.
Wherefore, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish [thee]; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.
Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.
And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.
When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one];
2 Peter 2:16
But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you].
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
[It is] a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance [belongeth] unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is] to be burned.
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard [him];
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 3:12
For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil.
1 Peter 4:17
For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?
2 Peter 2:15
Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2 Peter 2:14
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2 Peter 2:13
And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, [as] they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots [they are] and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
2 Peter 2:12
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
2 Peter 2:9
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
2 Peter 2:8
(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed [his] righteous soul from day to day with [their] unlawful deeds;)
2 Peter 2:7
And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
2 Peter 2:6
And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned [them] with an overthrow, making [them] an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
2 Peter 2:5
And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
2 Peter 2:4
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
1 Peter 4:18
And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
2 Timothy 2:13
If we believe not, [yet] he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
1 Corinthians 15:21
For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead.
1 Corinthians 10:11
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1 Corinthians 10:10
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
1 Thessalonians 1:10
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
2 Timothy 2:12
If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him]: if we deny [him], he also will deny us:
1 Timothy 5:24
Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some [men] they follow after.
1 Timothy 1:20
Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
2 Thessalonians 2:10
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
[Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2 Thessalonians 1:9
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
2 Thessalonians 1:8
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Thessalonians 1:7
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
2 Thessalonians 1:6
Seeing [it is] a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
2 Thessalonians 1:5
[Which is] a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
1 Thessalonians 5:3
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
1 Corinthians 10:9
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous [are] thy judgments.
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, [and] so great.
And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all [men, both] free and bond, both small and great.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, [every stone] about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
And she said unto him, Give me a blessing: for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.
And it came to pass, when she came [to him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off [her] ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou?
And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before [was] Kirjathsepher:
And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered [their meat] under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.
But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
And they found Adonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
1 John 3:15
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not [his] brother abideth in death.
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead [man]: and every living soul died in the sea.
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and [upon] them which worshipped his image.
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment [was] as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
2 Peter 2:17
These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
1 Corinthians 10:8
Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
And they took him, and killed [him], and cast [him] out of the vineyard.
But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded [him] in the head, and sent [him] away shamefully handled.
And they caught [him], and beat him, and sent [him] away empty.
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
And he began to speak unto them by parables. A [certain] man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about [it], and digged [a place for] the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes].
The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and [in his] Father's, and of the holy angels.
For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast [them] from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out [his] vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and [their] sins should be forgiven them.
The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And shall cut him asunder, and appoint [him] his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and in an hour that he is not aware of,
[Ye] serpents, [ye] generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
1 Corinthians 10:7
Neither be ye idolaters, as [were] some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death.
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
And it shall come to pass, [that] every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
1 Corinthians 10:6
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1 Corinthians 10:5
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
1 Corinthians 9:27
But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
1 Corinthians 6:10
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 Corinthians 5:13
But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
1 Corinthians 5:5
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1 Corinthians 3:17
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.
And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.
Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
[What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with [their] eyes, nor understand with [their] heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you [yourselves] thrust out.
But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all [ye] workers of iniquity.
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
And if it bear fruit, [well]: and if not, [then] after that thou shalt cut it down.
Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe [unto him], through whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
Ye shall seek me, and shall not find [me]: and where I am, [thither] ye cannot come.
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay [them] before me.
He spake also this parable; A certain [man] had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
[When] he is about to fill his belly, [God] shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain [it] upon him while he is eating.
[Yet] he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where [is] he?
Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;
That the triumphing of the wicked [is] short, and the joy of the hypocrite [but] for a moment?
Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath [bringeth] the punishments of the sword, that ye may know [there is] a judgment.
Surely such [are] the dwellings of the wicked, and this [is] the place [of him that] knoweth not God.
They that come after [him] shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.
He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.
It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because [it is] none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
The eye also [which] saw him shall [see him] no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.
His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.
Because he hath oppressed [and] hath forsaken the poor; [because] he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;
That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow [it] down: according to [his] substance [shall] the restitution [be], and he shall not rejoice [therein].
He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.
He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.
[Yet] his meat in his bowels is turned, [it is] the gall of asps within him.
[Though] he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:
Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, [though] he hide it under his tongue;
His bones are full [of the sin] of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.
It shall devour the strength of his skin: [even] the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction [shall be] ready at his side.
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope [shall be as] the giving up of the ghost.
If I be wicked, woe unto me; and [if] I be righteous, [yet] will I not lift up my head. [I am] full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;
If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity.
They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect [man], neither will he help the evil doers:
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
2 Chronicles 15:2
And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD [is] with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
1 Chronicles 15:13
For because ye [did it] not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.
The wicked man travaileth with pain all [his] days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.
A dreadful sound [is] in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
The snare [is] laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
The gin shall take [him] by the heel, [and] the robber shall prevail against him.
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
And he dwelleth in desolate cities, [and] in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
He wandereth abroad for bread, [saying], Where [is it]? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
1 Chronicles 10:14
And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.
If his children be multiplied, [it is] for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, [which] they shall receive of the Almighty.
Behold, all ye yourselves have seen [it]; why then are ye thus altogether vain?
I will teach you by the hand of God: [that] which [is] with the Almighty will I not conceal.
Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
For what [is] the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as [there are] innumerable before him.
Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.
Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him [what] he hath done?
He may prepare [it], but the just shall put [it] on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth [that] the keeper maketh.
The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold [on thee].
But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
[There is] no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
[Is] not destruction to the wicked? and a strange [punishment] to the workers of iniquity?
[Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
For [God] shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.
They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.
Their houses [are] safe from fear, neither [is] the rod of God upon them.
Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.
The increase of his house shall depart, [and his goods] shall flow away in the day of his wrath.
The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.
All darkness [shall be] hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.
It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors [are] upon him.
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
What [is] the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
Lo, their good [is] not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
For ye say, Where [is] the house of the prince? and where [are] the dwelling places of the wicked?
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices [which] ye wrongfully imagine against me.
They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.
His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.
One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.
Shall [any] teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.
For what pleasure [hath] he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?
His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know [it].
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.
How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and [how oft] cometh their destruction upon them! [God] distributeth sorrows in his anger.
He shall flee from the iron weapon, [and] the bow of steel shall strike him through.
1 Chronicles 10:13
So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, [even] against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking [counsel] of [one that had] a familiar spirit, to enquire [of it];
And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray [them] away.
But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.
Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity [shall be] upon him.
And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
And upon them that are left [alive] of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.
As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.
Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye [be] in your enemies' land; [even] then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.
And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
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.
The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
And thy heaven that [is] over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee [shall be] iron.
The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
Cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.
Cursed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the field.
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.
Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Therefore now go, lead the people unto [the place] of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me;
And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation].
But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;
[And] when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver [you] your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of [my] covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;
I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your [high] ways shall be desolate.
And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
1 Kings 21:21
Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,
And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy [you].
In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, [even] wood and stone.
And it shall come to pass, [that] as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
Also every sickness, and every plague, which [is] not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, [even] great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all [things] secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt [yourselves], and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
1 Kings 21:20
And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found [thee]: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.
2 Samuel 23:7
But the man [that] shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the [same] place.
2 Samuel 23:6
But [the sons] of Belial [shall be] all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:
2 Samuel 22:28
And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes [are] upon the haughty, [that] thou mayest bring [them] down.
2 Samuel 22:27
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.
2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:
2 Samuel 3:39
And I [am] this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah [be] too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
1 Samuel 12:25
But if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king.
1 Samuel 3:14
And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.
1 Samuel 3:13
For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.
1 Samuel 3:12
In that day I will perform against Eli all [things] which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.
1 Samuel 3:11
And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.
The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.
Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress [them], but shalt neither drink [of] the wine, nor gather [the grapes]; for the worms shall eat them.
Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather [but] little in; for the locust shall consume it.
And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
Thy sons and thy daughters [shall be] given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail [with longing] for them all the day long: and [there shall be] no might in thine hand.
Thine ox [shall be] slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass [shall be] violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep [shall be] given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue [them].
Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save [thee].
The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:
Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint [thyself] with the oil; for thine olive shall cast [his fruit].
Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
[So that] the man [that is] tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:
And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which [also] shall not leave thee [either] corn, wine, or oil, [or] the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, [as swift] as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all [things]: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all [things];
And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
The stranger that [is] within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.
A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; [yea], the LORD our God shall cut them off.
That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; [it is] that they shall be destroyed for ever:
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:
And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked [him] with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
Let his posterity be cut off; [and] in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek [their bread] also out of their desolate places.
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Let his days be few; [and] let another take his office.
When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.
Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, [and] like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels [among them].
He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.
He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labour unto the locust.
He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.
And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.
How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan:
They remembered not his hand, [nor] the day when he delivered them from the enemy.
Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, [and] grieve him in the desert!
For he remembered that they [were but] flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
But he, [being] full of compassion, forgave [their] iniquity, and destroyed [them] not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.
He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of [their] strength in the tabernacles of Ham:
But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.
The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.
He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance.
And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.
So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent [which] he placed among men;
When God heard [this], he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:
For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:
He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, [even to] this mountain, [which] his right hand had purchased.
And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
A righteous [man] hateth lying: but a wicked [man] is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
A man shall eat good by the fruit of [his] mouth: but the soul of the transgressors [shall eat] violence.
The wicked are overthrown, and [are] not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
A good [man] obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.
[Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
As righteousness [tendeth] to life: so he that pursueth evil [pursueth it] to his own death.
The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perisheth.
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in [their own] naughtiness.
Righteousness keepeth [him that is] upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
[It is] joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.
The righteous [man] wisely considereth the house of the wicked: [but God] overthroweth the wicked for [their] wickedness.
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; [but] he that despiseth his ways shall die.
When the wicked cometh, [then] cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
The curse of the LORD [is] in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
The LORD [is] righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
Salvation [is] far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth [like] dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit [is] falsehood.
Thou hast rebuked the proud [that are] cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
Let it be unto him as the garment [which] covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
The way of the LORD [is] strength to the upright: but destruction [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.
The hope of the righteous [shall be] gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
As the whirlwind passeth, so [is] the wicked no [more]: but the righteous [is] an everlasting foundation.
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
The memory of the just [is] blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
Blessings [are] upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.
But God shall wound the head of his enemies, [and] the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.
God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear [you] in pieces, and [there be] none to deliver.
When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man [is] vanity. Selah.
But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
Mark the perfect [man], and behold the upright: for the end of [that] man [is] peace.
Yet he passed away, and, lo, he [was] not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see [it].
For [such as be] blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and [they that be] cursed of him shall be cut off.
The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD [shall be] as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
Shall they escape by iniquity? in [thine] anger cast down the people, O God.
God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry [land].
As smoke is driven away, [so] drive [them] away: as wax melteth before the fire, [so] let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Psalms 68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
But God shall shoot at them [with] an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall [shall ye be, and as] a tottering fence.
But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.
Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.
Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in [his] wrath.
As a snail [which] melteth, let [every one of them] pass away: [like] the untimely birth of a woman, [that] they may not see the sun.
Let them melt away as waters [which] run continually: [when] he bendeth [his bow to shoot] his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.
Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil [man]: seek out his wickedness [till] thou find none.
The wicked shall be turned into hell, [and] all the nations that forget God.
Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry [with the wicked] every day.
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
A little that a righteous man hath [is] better than the riches of many wicked.
Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, [and] to slay such as be of upright conversation.
The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
For yet a little while, and the wicked [shall] not [be]: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it [shall] not [be].
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
<[A Psalm] of David.> Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
The face of the LORD [is] against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Many sorrows [shall be] to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies [upon] the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
And they remembered that God [was] their rock, and the high God their redeemer.
Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.
He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave [them] drink as [out of] the great depths.
In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.
Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, [in] the field of Zoan.
And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.
They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;
The children of Ephraim, [being] armed, [and] carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation [that] set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?
Therefore the LORD heard [this], and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;
Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:
When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God.
Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.
For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.
The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen [men] of Israel.
They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat [was] yet in their mouths,
So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;
And he let [it] fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.
He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:
He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind.
Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.
And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,
That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
That the generation to come might know [them, even] the children [which] should be born; [who] should arise and declare [them] to their children:
For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
Verily I have cleansed my heart [in] vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
Behold, these [are] the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase [in] riches.
And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full [cup] are wrung out to them.
They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly [concerning] oppression: they speak loftily.
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them [as] a garment.
They [are] not in trouble [as other] men; neither are they plagued like [other] men.
For [there are] no bands in their death: but their strength [is] firm.
For I was envious at the foolish, [when] I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend [against] the generation of thy children.
When I thought to know this, it [was] too painful for me;
Until I went into the sanctuary of God; [then] understood I their end.
For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
We will not hide [them] from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.
Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
Psalms 78:1 Give ear, O my people, [to] my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; [but] the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
For in the hand of the LORD [there is] a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring [them] out, [and] drink [them].
For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
How are they [brought] into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.