Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
He says in his heart, I shall not be moved. To all generations I shall not be in adversity.
Let favor be shown to a wicked man, yet he will not learn righteousness. In the land of uprightness he will deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of LORD.
Or do thou despise the wealth of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God guides thee to repentance?
But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart, and did not hearken to them, as LORD had spoken.
And Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he did not let the people go.
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
These things thou have done, and I kept silence. Thou thought that I was altogether such a one as thyself. [But] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes.
Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and sin as it were with a cart rope,
And of whom have thou been afraid and in fear, that thou lie, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? Have I not held my peace even of long time, and thou do not fear me?
Now therefore hear ye the word of LORD, O remnant of Judah. Thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: If ye indeed set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there,
Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, nor has he gone into captivity. Therefore his taste remains in him, and his scent is not changed.
and should begin to beat the fellow bondmen, and to eat and drink with the drunken,
Knowing this first, that there will come at the end of the days, scoffers, proceeding according to their own desires,