He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.
Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.
And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?
He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.