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What is a mortal, that he should be pure? or that righteous should be one born of a woman?
How then shall, a mortal, be just with GOD? Or how shall he be pure who is born of a woman?
And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his likeness after his image, - and called his name Seth:
Lo! in iniquity, was I brought forth, And, in sin, did my mother conceive me.
Thou hast snatched them away, A sleep, do they become, In the morning, they are like grass that shooteth up,
That which hath been born of the flesh, is, flesh, and, that which hath been born of the spirit, is, spirit.
For this cause, - just as, through one man, sin into the world entered, and through sin, death, - and, so, unto all men death passed through, for that all had sinned; -
They, moreover, who in flesh have their being, cannot please, God.
Among whom also, we all, had our behaviour, at one time, in the covetings of our flesh, doing the things desired by the flesh and the mind, and were children, by nature, of anger - even as the rest, -
And answering, the messenger said unto her - The Holy Spirit, shall come upon thee, and, the power of the Most High, shall overshadow thee; wherefore, even that which is to be born, Holy, shall be called, Son of God.