Many shall be purified and made white and purged, but the wicked shall get worse; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.
And some of the wise shall fall to be purged and cleaned and made white, even to the time of the end because even for this there is time appointed.
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be justified still; and let the saint be sanctified still.
Who is wise that he might understand this? and prudent that he might know this? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them; but the rebellious shall fall therein.
For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will invent iniquity to work unrighteousness and to speak scornfully against the LORD, leaving the soul of the hungry empty and taking away the drink of the thirsty.
And I will put the third part into the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried; He shall call on my name, and I will hear him; I will say, My people, and he shall say, The LORD is my God.
Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken;
If anyone desires to do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God or whether I speak of myself.
He that is of God hears God's words; ye therefore hear them not because ye are not of God.
And the rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons and the images of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which neither can see nor hear nor walk.
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceeds from the wicked, but my hand shall not be upon thee.
Remove the sin in me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Who is wise and will observe these things and shall understand the mercies of the LORD?
If the wise will hear them, doctrine shall increase, and the man of understanding shall acquire wise counsel:
My son, if thou wilt receive my words and hide my commandments within thee
Then come, shall the LORD say, and we shall be even; if your sins were as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow; if they were red like crimson, they shall become as wool.
And I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.
And the wise among the people shall give wisdom to many, yet they shall fall by the sword, and by fire, by captivity, and by spoil, for some days.
And those that understand shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and those that teach righteousness to the multitude as the stars in perpetual eternity.
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but unto those that are without, all these things are done in parables,
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I AM king. To this end I was born, and for this cause I came into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.
(according as it is written, God has given them the spirit of anguish, eyes with which they do not see and ears with which they do not hear) unto this day.
But God has revealed this unto us by his Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
And such were some of you, but now ye are washed, but now ye are sanctified, but now ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and in the Spirit of our God.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
and with all deception of iniquity working in those that perish because they did not receive the charity of the truth, to be saved.
who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto himself a people of his own, zealous of good works.
For they verily for a few days chastened us as it seemed good unto them, but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold (which perishes, nevertheless it is tried with fire), might be found unto praise and glory and honour when Jesus, the Christ, is made manifest;
Having purified your souls in the obedience of the truth, by the Spirit, in unfeigned brotherly love, love one another with a pure heart fervently,
But we know that the Son of God is come and has given us understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined in the fire, that thou may be made rich; and clothed in white raiment, so that the shame of thy nakedness not be uncovered; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou may see.
And one of the elders responded and asked me, Who are these who are arrayed in long white robes? and where did they come from?
and blasphemed the God of the heaven because of their pains and their sores and did not repent of their deeds.
And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.
And the armies that are in the heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.