Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
And God said - Let us make man in our image after our likeness - and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the bird of the heavens and over the tame-beast - and over all the land, and over every creeping thing, that creepeth on the land.
This, is the record of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, In the likeness of God, made he him:
And, when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was desirable to the eyes and the tree was pleasant to make one knowing, then took she of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and she gave to her husband also, along with her, and he did eat.
Then Yahweh saw that great, was the wickedness of man in the earth, and that, every purpose of the devices of his heart, was only wicked all the day;
And they said Come on! let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower with its head in the heavens, so let us make for ourselves a name, - lest we be scattered abroad over the face of all the earth.
O Yahweh our God! thou, answeredst them, - A pardoning GOD, thou becamest to them, Yet one bringing vengeance on their deeds.
So they provoked to anger by their doings, and a plague, made a breach among them.
Be amazed, O ye heavens, at this, - And shudder, be dried up utterly, Urgeth Yahweh.
Surely, perverse, is my people Me, have they not known, Foolish sons, they are, Yea without understanding, they are: Wise, they are to commit wickedness, But how to do well, they know not!
Lo! the princes of Israel, very man for his own arm, have they been in thee, For the sake of shedding blood.
Having, dismissed, the commandment, of God, ye, hold fast, the tradition, of men.
Saying unto Aaron - Make as gods who shall go before us; for, as for this Moses who brought us forth out of Egypt, we know not what hath befallen him!
Inasmuch as, having come to know God, not, as God, did they glorify him, or give him thanks, but were made fruitless in their reasonings, and darkened was their undiscerning heart,
What then? do we screen ourselves? Not at all! For we have before accused both Jews and Greeks of being, all under sin;
In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience,
For, even we, used, at one time, to be - thoughtless, unyielding, deceived, in servitude unto manifold covetings and pleasures, in malice and envy, leading on, detestable, hating one another.