Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rely on it,
whose confidence shall break apart, and whose trust is a spider's web.
Woe to the rebellious sons, says LORD, who take counsel, but not of me, and who make a league, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin,
I will declare thy righteousness. And as for thy works, they shall not profit thee.
For we have all become as unclean, and all our righteous acts are as a polluted garment. And we all fade as a leaf. And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
Because from works of law no flesh will be made right before him, for through law is knowledge of sin.
Just as David also tells the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness independent of works,
Because thou say, I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, and do not know that thou are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.
For the vineyard of LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant. And he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression, for righteousness, but, behold, a cry.
And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
No! In heart ye work wickedness. Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
As a well casts forth its waters, so she casts forth her wickedness. Violence and destruction is heard in her. Continually before me is sickness and wounds.
Violence has risen up into a rod of wickedness. None of them [shall remain], nor of their multitude, nor of their wealth. Neither shall there be eminency among them.
For they do not know to do right, says LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
Ye who put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near,
Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.
And I said, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice?
For the rich men of it are full of violence, and the inhabitants of it have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou will not hear? I cry out to thee of violence, and thou will not save.
And in that day I will punish all those who leap over the threshold, who fill their master's house with violence and deceit.
Her rulers in the midst of her are roaring lions. Her judges are evening wolves. They leave nothing till the morrow.