and saying, “ Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”
Look, they keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the Lord? Let it come now!”
You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you say, “How have we wearied Him?” In that you say, “ Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delights in them,” or, “ Where is the God of justice?”
Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, and said, “Up, get out of this place, for the Lord will destroy the city.” But he appeared to his sons-in-law to be jesting.
That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun.
Woe to those who drag iniquity with the cords of falsehood, And sin as if with cart ropes;
They have lied about the Lord And said, “ Not He; Misfortune will not come on us, And we will not see sword or famine.
who say, ‘The time is not near to build houses. This city is the pot and we are the flesh.’
“Son of man, what is this proverb you people have concerning the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days are long and every vision fails’?
But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will.
But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk;
For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?
“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:
Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.