For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.
“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;
“ Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!
Then I said, “ Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”
A voice says, “Call out.” Then he answered, “What shall I call out?” All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.
Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
“What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
“How then can a man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of woman?
“Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.
The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
“ Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded, Who are far from righteousness.
“ Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And who came forth from the loins of Judah, Who swear by the name of the Lord And invoke the God of Israel, But not in truth nor in righteousness.
All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.
“I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, But they will not profit you.
In that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, “A scorching wind from the bare heights in the wilderness in the direction of the daughter of My people—not to winnow and not to cleanse,
The wind wraps them in its wings, And they will be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel.
Then he said, “This is Wickedness!” And he threw her down into the middle of the ephah and cast the lead weight on its opening.
and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away.
For, “ All flesh is like grass, And all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, And the flower falls off,
Because you say, “ I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?”