And what will ye do for the day of reviewing, and for the tempest coming from far off? upon whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
Serpents, generations of vipers, how would ye flee from the judgment of hell?
And the eyes of the two shall be opened, and they shall know that they are naked; and they shall sew together the leaves of the fig tree, and shall make to themselves girdles. And they shall hear the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden at the breeze of the day: and Adam and his wife will hide from the face of Jehovah God in the midst of the wood of the garden. And Jehovah God will call to the man, and will say to him, Where art thou? read more.
And he will will say, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I shall be afraid, because I am naked, and I will hide myself. And he will say, Who showed to thee that thou art naked? Of the tree which I charged thee not to eat, didst thou eat from it?
And Jehovah will say to Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? and he will say, I know not: am I my brother's watcher? And he will say, What didst thou? the voice of thy brother's bloods, crying out to me from the earth. And now cursed art thou, from the earth, which opened her mouth to take thy brother's bloods from thy hand.
For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he will see all his steps. Not darkness and not the shadow of death for those working iniquity to hide there.
And thinkest thou this, O man, judging them doing such things, and doing the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
For ye yourselves know accurately that the day of the Lord, as a thief in the night, so comes. For when they say, Peace and security; then sudden ruin is upon them, as anguish in her with child; and they may not escape.
For if the word spoken by angels was firm, and every transgression and bad instruction received the just payment of reward; How shall we escape, having neglected such great salvation; which at the beginning taken to be spoken by the Lord, by them having heard was made firm to us;
See that ye refuse not him speaking. For if they escaped not, having refused him giving an intimation of the divine will on earth, much more we, who having turned back from him from the heavens: Whose voice then shook the earth: and now he has proclaimed, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also the heaven.
And the kings of the earth, and the great, and the rich, and the captains of thousands, and the powerful, and every servant, and every one free, hid themselves in caves and in rocks of the mountains; And they say to the mountains and rocks, Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of him sitting upon the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath has come; and who can stand?
And certain of them were persuaded, and were assigned by lot to Paul and Silas; and of worshipping Greeks a great multitude, and not a few of the first women.
Therefore this I say, and testify in the Lord, that ye no more walk as also the rest of the nations, in the vanity of their mind, Being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God by ignorance being in them, by the hardness of their heart; Who no longer having had feeling delivered themselves to licentiousness, to the work of all uncleanness in overreaching.
Therefore be ye not anxious, saying: What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, What shall we put round us? For all these the nations seek for; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these.
That ye were in that time without Christy alienated from the citizenship of Israel, and foreigners from the covenants of solemn promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
But, that what things they sacrifice the nations sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I will not ye be partakers of demons.
Thus said Jehovah, Ye shall not learn according to the way of the nations, and from the signs of the heavens ye shall not be terrified; for the nations will be terrified from them. For the laws of the peoples, this vanity: for they cut down a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.
And praying, talk ye not vainly as the nations; for they think that by their profaneness of speech they shall be listened to. Therefore make not yourselves like them: for your Father knows of what things ye have need before ye ask him.
Who in past generations suffered all nations to go in their ways.
And Paul waiting for them among the Athenians, his spirit was excited in him, seeing the city being addicted to idol worship. Therefore truly he discussed in the synagogue with Jews, and those worshipping, and in the assembly in every day with those being present.
And Paul having stood in the midst of Mars' hill, said, Men, Athenians, I see that in all things ye have a superstitious fear of divinity. For having passed by, and beholding your venerations, I found also an altar upon which was inscribed, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom not knowing therefore ye reverence, him I announce to you. God having made the world and all things in it, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made by hands; read more.
Nor is served by men's hands, standing in need of anything, he giving to all life, and breath, and all things. And he made of one blood every nation of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth, having limited the times before arranged, and the bounds of their habitation; To seek the Lord, if perchance indeed they have felt for him, and found, although not being far from each one of us:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven upon all profanation and injustice of men, of those detaining the truth in injustice; Wherefore that known of God is manifest in them; for God manifested to them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world, being understood by things made, are inspected, truly both his eternal power and divinity; so that they are inexcusable: read more.
Wherefore having known God, not as God did they honour or return thanks; but were rendered vain in their conversations, and their heart without understanding was darkened. Declaring themselves to be wise, they were fools, And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of flying things, and of creeping things, and of quadrupeds. Wherefore God delivered them in the eager desire of their hearts to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies in themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a falsehood, and reverenced and served the creation above him creating, who is praised forever. Amen. Therefore God delivered them to the suffering of ignominy: for also their females changed the natural use into that against generation: Likewise also males, leaving the natural use of the female, were set on fire in their longing for one another; males with males working deformity, and the retribution which was needed receiving in themselves for their erring. And as they chose not to have God in knowledge, God delivered them to an adulterated purpose, to do things not fitting; Having been filled with all injustice, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, badness; full of envy, slaughter, strife, deceit, malignity, Whisperers, slanderers, odious to God, abusers of power, proud, tumultuous, inventors of injuries, disobedient to parents, Destitute of understanding, unsteady, devoid of natural affection, implacable, merciless: Who knowing the justice of God, that they doing such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but also approve those doing.
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, every one judging: for in what thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou judging doest the same. And we know that the judgment of God is according to truth upon them doing such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, judging them doing such things, and doing the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? read more.
Or the abundance of his goodness and forbearance and long suffering dos thou despise; not knowing that the goodness of God brings thee to repentance? And according to thy hardness and impenitent heart thou treasurest up to thyself anger in the day of anger and revelation of the just judgment of God; Who will give back to each according to his works: To them truly by perseverance of the good work they seek glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But to them of intrigue, and are truly disobedient to the truth, and yielding to injustice, anger and wrath, Affliction and distress, upon every soul of man working evil, both of the Jew first, and of the Greek; But glory, and honour, and peace, to every one working good, both to the Jew first, and to the Greek: For there is no distinction of persons with God. For as many as sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For not hearers of the law just with God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when nations, not having the things of the law, by nature do the things of the law, these, not having the law, are law to themselves: Which show the work of the law Written in their hearts, their consciousness testifying together, and between one another thoughts accusing or also excusing;)
Ye know that ye were the nations, to dumb idols, as ye were led, being carried away.
We by nature Jews, and not sinners from the nations,
For the things done secretly by them it is also shameful to speak.
For each of you to know how to possess his vessel in consecration and honour;
For the time of life passed over sufficient for us to have wrought the will of the nations, having gone in licentiousness, eager desires, drunkenness, revellings, drinkings, and criminal idolatries: In which they are astonished, you not running together in the same pouring out of lavish expense, blaspheming:
Speak not against one another, brethren. He speaking against a brother, and judging his brother, speaks against the law, and judges the law: and if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one legislator, able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, every one judging: for in what thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou judging doest the same. And we know that the judgment of God is according to truth upon them doing such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, judging them doing such things, and doing the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?