Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
How canst thou say, I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;
I am clean, without transgression; I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me:
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
Wherefore have we fasted,'say they , and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find your own pleasure, and exact all your labors.
And I was alive apart from the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died;
Wherefore I will yet contend with you, saith Jehovah, and with your children's children will I contend.
1 John 1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
I shall be condemned; Why then do I labor in vain?