Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
And the Lord saw that the sin of man was great on the earth, and that all the thoughts of his heart were evil.
And when the sweet smell came up to the Lord, he said in his heart, I will not again put a curse on the earth because of man, for the thoughts of man's heart are evil from his earliest days; never again will I send destruction on all living things as I have done.
How much less one who is disgusting and unclean, a man who takes in evil like water!
The heart is a twisted thing, not to be searched out by man: who is able to have knowledge of it?
What then? are we worse off than they? In no way: because we have before made it clear that Jews as well as Greeks are all under the power of sin;
However, the holy Writings have put all things under sin, so that that for which God gave the undertaking, based on faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who have such faith.
And to you did he give life, when you were dead through your wrongdoing and sins,
For in the past we were foolish, hard in heart, turned from the true way, servants of evil desires and pleasures, living in bad feeling and envy, hated and hating one another.