Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
"Do not be like your fathers and your brothers, who were unfaithful to the LORD God of their fathers, so that He made them a horror, as you see.
"Behold, your house is being left to you desolate!
Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized him.
She said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And he awoke from his sleep and said, "I will go out as at other times and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him.
When Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets.
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.
"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
"But God turned away and delivered them up to serve the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, 'IT WAS NOT TO ME THAT YOU OFFERED VICTIMS AND SACRIFICES FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS, WAS IT, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL?
"Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete."
"For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off.
who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.
"Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but I will bring the evil upon his house in his son's days."
"Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them and turned to them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence until now.
Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
"And he said to the vineyard-keeper, 'Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?' "And he answered and said to him, 'Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;
and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.'"
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned--
By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."
because you broke faith with Me in the midst of the sons of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, because you did not treat Me as holy in the midst of the sons of Israel.
So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the LORD, because of the word of the LORD which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it,
He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.
"Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine The soul who sins will die.
Now when Moses saw that the people were out of control--for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies--
All day long my dishonor is before me And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,
and I said, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.
"Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.
He said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself."
"I will put an everlasting reproach on you and an everlasting humiliation which will not be forgotten."
"There also are the chiefs of the north, all of them, and all the Sidonians, who in spite of the terror resulting from their might, in shame went down with the slain. So they lay down uncircumcised with those slain by the sword and bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit.
"Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, And the tent of the wicked will be no longer."
But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.
"Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are an obstinate people, and I might destroy you on the way."
"Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. And they have even taken some of the things under the ban and have both stolen and deceived. Moreover, they have also put them among their own things. "Therefore the sons of Israel cannot stand before their enemies; they turn their backs before their enemies, for they have become accursed. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy the things under the ban from your midst.
If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;
There is no one who calls on Your name, Who arouses himself to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us And have delivered us into the power of our iniquities.
They will go with their flocks and herds To seek the LORD, but they will not find Him; He has withdrawn from them.