When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings even though human inclinations remain evil from youth nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I've done.
He told the man, "Because you have listened to what your wife said, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, "You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground because of you. You'll eat from it through pain-filled labor for the rest of your life.
The LORD saw that human evil was growing more and more throughout the earth, with every inclination of people's thoughts becoming only evil on a continuous basis.
"For my part, I'm about to flood the earth with water and destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die.
Then he is to wash its entrails and legs with water. After this, the priest is to offer all of it on the altar a burnt offering by fire, an aroma that will be pleasing to the LORD."
wash its entrails and legs with water, and then offer all of it on the altar a burnt offering by fire, an aroma that will be pleasing to the LORD."
Indeed, in iniquity I was brought forth; in sin my mother conceived me.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened.
To God we are the aroma of the Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are being lost.
He is then to tear it open by its wings, but not divide it completely into two parts. The priest is then to offer all of it on the wood over the fire as a burnt offering by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD."
Who can produce a clean thing from an unclean thing? No one!
The wicked go astray from the womb; they go astray, telling lies even from birth.
"When I will have brought you from among the people and have gathered you from the lands where you were scattered, I'll accept you as a pleasing aroma. I'll reveal my holiness among you, and the entire world will see it.
It is out of the heart that evil thoughts come, as well as murder, adultery, sexual immorality, stealing, false testimony, and slander.
What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
since all have sinned and continue to fall short of God's glory.
You used to be dead because of your offenses and sins
Live lovingly, just as the Messiah also loved us and gave himself for us as an offering and sacrifice, a fragrant aroma to God.
I have been paid in full and have more than enough. I am fully supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus what you sent a fragrant aroma, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.
Whenever you work the ground, it will no longer yield its produce to you, and you'll wander throughout the earth as a fugitive."
whom he named Noah, because he said, "May this one comfort us from our work, from pain that is caused by our manual labor, and from the ground that the LORD has cursed."
I will establish my covenant with you: No living beings will ever be cut off again by flood waters, and there will never again be a flood that destroys the earth."
and send up the whole ram in smoke on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD; it's a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.
Then you are to take them from their hands and send them up in smoke on the altar on top of the burnt offering for a soothing aroma in the LORD's presence. It is an offering by fire to the LORD.
I'll lay your cities to waste and destroy your sanctuaries so I don't have to smell the scent of your soothing odors.
"What is mankind, that he can be blameless? Or does being born of a woman mean he'll be in the right?
Who can say, "My intentions are pure; I am clean from any sin?"
For there is not a single righteous man on earth who practices good and does not sin.
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride. How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than all kinds of spices.
"But stand up now with your spells and your many incantations, at which you have labored from your childhood until today,
So will they be to you those with whom you toiled and did business since your childhood they wander about, each in his own direction; there is not one who can save you.
And neither had you heard, nor did you understand, nor did you open your ear long ago. Indeed, I knew that you would act very deceitfully, and they would call you a rebel from birth.
All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned, each of us, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
"For this is like the waters of Noah to me, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again spread over the earth; so have I sworn that I won't be angry with you again and that I won't rebuke you.
Watch out! It stands written before me: "I won't keep silent, but I will pay back in full; I'll indeed repay into their laps
I've listened and I've heard, and what they say is not right. No one repents of his evil and says, "What have I done?' "They all turn to their own course like a horse racing into battle.
But they'll say, "It's useless! We will follow our plans and each of us will pursue his own evil desires.'
"I hate I despise your festival days, and your solemn convocations stink.
That is why the mind that focuses on human nature is hostile toward God. It refuses to submit to the authority of God's Law because it is powerless to do so.
Instead, each person is tempted by his own desire, being lured and trapped by it.
Where do those fights and quarrels among you come from? They come from your selfish desires that are at war in your bodies, don't they?
by which the world at that time was deluged with water and destroyed.
We know that we are from God and that the whole world lies under the control of the evil one.