If You, Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
And do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight no man living is righteous.
If I sin, then You would take note of me,
And would not acquit me of my guilt.
You, even You, are to be feared;
And who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?
“In truth I know that this is so;
But how can a man be in the right before God?
“Though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me;
Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty.
“What is man, that he should be pure,
Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.
Who can stand before His indignation?
Who can endure the burning of His anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire
And the rocks are broken up by Him.
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.
But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”