A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, who plots evil with deceit in his heart—he always stirs up dissension. Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.
A brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him. … The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good. … Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. … You will know that I am the LORD, when I deal with you for my name’s sake and not according to your evil ways and your corrupt practices.
We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one. … Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
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