Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
Every way of a man seems right to himself, but the Lord is the tester of hearts.
And the man Micah had a house of gods; and he made an ephod and family gods and put one of his sons in the position of priest.
1 Samuel 15:13
And Samuel came to Saul; and Saul said to him, May the blessing of the Lord be with you: I have done what was ordered by the Lord.
I am clean, without sin; I am washed, and there is no evil in me:
For he takes comfort in the thought that his sin will not be uncovered and hated.
Who say, Keep away, do not come near me, for fear that I make you holy: these are a smoke in my nose, a fire burning all day.
For even if you are washed with soda and take much soap, still your evil-doing is marked before me, says the Lord God.
And the Lord said to him, You Pharisees make the outside of the cup and the plate clean; but inside you are thieves and full of evil.
And he said, You take care to seem right in the eyes of men, but God sees your hearts: and those things which are important in the opinion of men, are evil in the eyes of God.
The Pharisee, taking up his position, said to himself these words: God, I give you praise because I am not like other men, who take more than their right, who are evil-doers, who are untrue to their wives, or even like this tax-farmer.
2 Timothy 3:5
Having a form of religion, but turning their backs on the power of it: go not with these.
To the clean in heart all things are clean: but to those who are unclean and without faith nothing is clean; they become unclean in mind and in thought.
1 John 1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we are false to ourselves and there is nothing true in us.
Let all my wrongdoing be washed away, and make me clean from evil.
Be washed, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; let there be an end of sinning;
O Jerusalem, make your heart clean from evil, so that you may have salvation. How long are evil purposes to have a resting-place in you?
And I will put clean water on you so that you may be clean: from all your unclean ways and from all your images I will make you clean.
In that day there will be a fountain open to the family of David and to the people of Jerusalem, for sin and for that which is unclean.
1 Corinthians 6:11
And such were some of you; but you have been washed, you have been made holy, you have been given righteousness in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
Not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but in the measure of his mercy, he gave us salvation, through the washing of the new birth and the giving of new life in the Holy Spirit,
1 John 1:7
But if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, we are all united with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son makes us clean from all sin.
And from Jesus Christ, the true witness, the first to come back from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who had love for us and has made us clean from our sins by his blood;
There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death.