And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a perverse understanding, to do those things which are not convenient,
Therefore God also gave them over to the lusts of their own hearts for uncleanness, to contaminate their own bodies between themselves,
neither dishonest words nor foolishness nor low jesting, which are not convenient, but rather giving of thanks.
Therefore, they say unto God, Depart from us; for we do not desire the knowledge of thy ways.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and chastening.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and the fools hate knowledge?
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
and say, How have I hated chastening and my heart despised reproof
Of what good is the price to buy wisdom in the hand of the fool, seeing he has no heart to understand?
For my people are foolish; the ignorant sons with no understanding have not known me; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
My people were cut off because they lacked wisdom; because thou hast rejected wisdom, I will cast thee out of the priesthood; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy sons.
For as I passed by and beheld your sanctuaries, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him I declare unto you.
And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of men, who hold back the truth with injustice;
because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
For this cause God gave them up unto shameful affections, for even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature;
because the prudence of the flesh is enmity against God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, neither indeed can it.
Watch diligently, and sin not; for some do not know God: I speak this to your shame.
In whom the god of this age has blinded the understanding of those who do not believe, that the light of the gospel of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine in them.
casting down reasonings and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and leading captive every thought into the obedience of the Christ
Examine yourselves whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do ye not know your own selves if Jesus Christ is in you? Unless ye are reprobates.
with flaming fire, to take vengeance on those that do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and with all deception of iniquity working in those that perish because they did not receive the charity of the truth, to be saved.
And in the manner that Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth, men of corrupt understanding, reprobate concerning the faith.