Fools mock at sin,
But among the upright there is good will.
Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool,
And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.
How much less one who is detestable and corrupt,
Man, who drinks iniquity like water!
“What man is like Job,
Who drinks up derision like water,
“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded?
And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing
And fools hate knowledge?
So you will find favor and good repute
In the sight of God and man.
“For he who finds me finds life
And obtains favor from the Lord.
A good man will obtain favor from the Lord,
But He will condemn a man who devises evil.
Good understanding produces favor,
But the way of the treacherous is hard.
Like a madman who throws
Firebrands, arrows and death,
This is the way of an adulterous woman:
She eats and wipes her mouth,
And says, “I have done no wrong.”
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.”