I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men that God might manifest them and that they might see that they themselves are beasts one to another.
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 shall be the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
Nevertheless man will not abide forever in honour; he is like the beasts that are cut off.
Like sheep they are laid in Sheol; death shall feed on them, and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning, and their beauty shall be consumed in the grave from their dwelling.
He shall enter into the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light forever.
Against thee, against thee only, have I sinned and done this evil in thy sight that thou be declared just in thy word and pure in thy judgment.
Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; in desolation thou shalt cause them to fall.
Thou dost cause them to pass by as the waters of a river; they are as a dream, which is strong in the morning like grass.
No, in no wise: for God is true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou might be justified in thy words and might overcome when thou dost judge.
and making known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he has prepared unto glory?
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away,
But these, speaking evil of the things that they do not understand (as natural animals without reason, who are made to be taken and destroyed), shall utterly perish in their own corruption,