Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
Out of the heavens, hath Yahweh looked, He hath seen all the sons of men:
That he looked down, out of his holy height, Yahweh, from the heavens unto the earth, directed his gaze; -
And God beheld the earth, and lo! it had corrupted itself, - surely all flesh had corrupted its way, on the earth.
And Yahweh came down, to behold the city, and the tower, - which the sons of men had built.
Let me go down, pray, and let me behold, whether according to their outcry which hath come in unto me, they have done altogether, And if not. I must know!
Look thou down, out of the heavens and see, Out of the high abode of thy holiness and of thy majesty, - Where are thy jealousy, and thy mighty deeds? The resounding of thy yearning affection, and thy compassions towards me, are they restrained?
Would that thou hadst rent the heavens, hadst come down,
Until Yahweh out of the heavens shall look forth, and see,
They know not, neither can they perceive, In darkness, they wander, All the foundations of the earth do shake.
Who is wise? then let him observe these things! and diligently consider the lovingkindness of Yahweh.
Then, shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, and equity - every noble course.
Understand, ye simple ones, shrewdness, and, ye dullards understand sense;
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither, as for him that lacketh sense, she saith to him -
When the cut-off boughs thereof are dry, they shall be broken to pieces, Women, coming, are kindling it! For it is not a people of understanding, For this cause, Will he that made him, not have compassion upon him, And, he that formed him, will shew him no favour.
Surely, perverse, is my people Me, have they not known, Foolish sons, they are, Yea without understanding, they are: Wise, they are to commit wickedness, But how to do well, they know not!
Many, will purify themselves and be made white and be refined, but the lawless, will act lawlessly, and none of the lawless, shall understand, - but, they who make wise, shall understand;
For the heart of this people hath become dense, and, with their ears, heavily have they heard, and, their eyes, have they closed, - lest, once they should see with their eyes, and, with their ears, should hear, and, with their hearts, should understand, and return; when I would certainly heal them.
There is none that discerneth, There is none that seeketh out God: