But the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
He did right in the sight of the Lord, yet not with a whole heart.
Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah; and he did what was good, right and true before the Lord his God.
They open wide their mouth at me, As a ravening and a roaring lion.
When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.
There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.
Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, That you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts Lodge within you?
There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst like a roaring lion tearing the prey. They have devoured lives; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her.
Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.
Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning.
“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.
When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, “ Do not weep.”
And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.
Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.
During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,
But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?
You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.
and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.