Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Then I said, Woe is me! for I am dead because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of the hosts.
All we like sheep have become lost; we have turned each one to his own way; and the LORD transposed in him the iniquity of us all.
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one.
What is man that he should be clean and that he that is born of a woman should be justified?
How then can man be justified with God? Or how can he that is born of a woman be clean?
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand over my mouth.
With my ears I had heard thee; but now my eyes see thee.
Behold, the pain of my iniquity has caused me to writhe; my mother conceived me so that sin might be removed from me.
And I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing; for I have the desire, but I am not able to perform that which is good.
And he has made you alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
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.
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and stood before the angel.
and be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Because thou sayest, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,
And one of the elders responded and asked me, Who are these who are arrayed in long white robes? and where did they come from?
The voice that said, Cry. And I said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the mercy thereof is as the open flower of the field:
Thou dost cause them to pass by as the waters of a river; they are as a dream, which is strong in the morning like grass.
and he who is rich, in his low status, because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
1 Peter 1:24
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away,
When thou criest, let thy companions deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that waits in me shall have the land by inheritance and shall possess the mountain of my holiness.
The ungodly are not so but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
At that time it shall be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places of the wilderness came toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse.
The wind has bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast her into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.