“Who can make the clean out of the unclean?
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
“What is man, that he should be pure,
Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
“How then can a man be just with God?
Or how can he be clean who is born of woman?
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned—
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.
You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep;
In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.
The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.
and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.