But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,
But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.
But You know me, O Lord;
You see me;
And You examine my heart’s attitude toward You.
Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter
And set them apart for a day of carnage!
For he sees that even wise men die;
The stupid and the senseless alike perish
And leave their wealth to others.
A senseless man has no knowledge,
Nor does a stupid man understand this:
Pay heed, you senseless among the people;
And when will you understand, stupid ones?
The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing,
But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.
“For My people are foolish,
They know Me not;
They are stupid children
And have no understanding.
They are shrewd to do evil,
But to do good they do not know.”
Then I said, “They are only the poor,
They are foolish;
For they do not know the way of the Lord
Or the ordinance of their God.
But they are altogether stupid and foolish
In their discipline of delusion—their idol is wood!
For the shepherds have become stupid
And have not sought the Lord;
Therefore they have not prospered,
And all their flock is scattered.
I will pour out My indignation on you; I will blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and I will give you into the hand of brutal men, skilled in destruction.
Then He said again to them, “I go away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.”
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.