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 fowl of the air and over the beasts and over all the earth and over every serpent that moves upon the earth.
This is the book of the descendants of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in the likeness of God;
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was desirable to the eyes, and a tree of covetousness to understand, she took of its fruit and ate and gave also unto her husband with her; and he ate.
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Thou didst answer them, O LORD our God; thou wast a God that didst forgive them, and an avenger for their works.
Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions; and the plague broke in upon them.
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this; and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, said the LORD.
For my people are foolish; the ignorant sons with no understanding have not known me; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Behold, the princes of Israel, each one according to their power, were in thee to shed blood.
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men as the washing of pots and cups, and many other such like things ye do.
saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us; for as for this Moses, who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.
because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise; for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles that they are all under sin;
in which in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the will of the prince of the power of this air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience,
For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.