Lo! in iniquity, was I brought forth, And, in sin, did my mother conceive me.
Lawless men have been estranged from birth, They have gone astray from their nativity, speaking falsehood;
For this cause, - just as, through one man, sin into the world entered, and through sin, death, - and, so, unto all men death passed through, for that all had sinned; -
Among whom also, we all, had our behaviour, at one time, in the covetings of our flesh, doing the things desired by the flesh and the mind, and were children, by nature, of anger - even as the rest, -
And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his likeness after his image, - and called his name Seth:
And Yahweh smelled a satisfying odour, so Yahweh said to himself. I will not, again, curse any more the ground for man's sake, although the device of the heart of man, be wicked from his youth, - neither will I again, any more smite every living thing, as I have done.
What is a mortal, that he should be pure? or that righteous should be one born of a woman?
That which hath been born of the flesh, is, flesh, and, that which hath been born of the spirit, is, spirit.