Arrogance, Characterizes The Wicked
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because it's from within, from the human heart, that evil thoughts come, as well as sexual immorality, stealing, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.
The wicked one arrogantly pursues the afflicted, who are trapped in the schemes he devises. For the wicked one boasts about his own desire; he blesses the greedy and despises the LORD. With haughty arrogance, the wicked thinks, "God will not seek justice." He always presumes "There is no God."read more.
Their ways always seem prosperous. Your judgments are on high, far away from them. They scoff at all their enemies. They say to themselves, "We will not be moved throughout all time, and we will not experience adversity." Their mouth is full of curses, lies, and oppression, their tongues spread trouble and iniquity. They wait in ambush in the villages, they kill the innocent in secret. Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net. The victim is crushed, and he sinks down; the helpless fall by their might. The wicked say to themselves, "God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it."
For I was envious of the proud when I observed the prosperity of the wicked. For there is no struggle at their deaths, and their bodies are healthy. They do not experience problems common to ordinary people; they aren't afflicted as others are.read more.
Therefore pride is their necklace and violence covers them like a garment. Their eyes bulge from obesity and the imaginations of their mind cross the border into sin. In their mockery they speak evil; from their arrogant position they speak oppression. They choose to speak against heaven; while they talk about things on earth. Therefore God's people return there and drink it all in like water until they're satiated. Then they say, "How can God know? Does the Most High have knowledge?" Just look at these wicked people! They're perpetually carefree as they increase their wealth.
How long will the wicked, LORD, how long will the wicked continue to triumph? When they speak, they spew arrogance. Everyone who practices iniquity brags about it. LORD, they have crushed your people, afflicting your heritage.read more.
The wicked kill widows and foreigners; they murder orphans. They say, "The LORD cannot see, and the God of Jacob will not notice."
and, "Now we call the arrogant one blessed. Those who do evil prosper and those who challenge God escape the consequences.'"
Furthermore, because they did not think it worthwhile to keep knowing God fully, God delivered them to degraded minds to perform acts that should not be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, haughty, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to their parents, read more.
foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.
and all of the people were evil Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria saying proudly with arrogant hearts: "The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamore trees have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.'
About a year later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."
Just as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her just as much torture and misery. In her heart she says, "I am a queen on a throne, not a widow. I will never see misery.'
Because you said: "We have entered into a covenant with death, and we have an agreement with Sheol, so when the overwhelming scourge makes its choice, it cannot reach us, since we have made lies our refuge and have concealed ourselves inside falsehood,'
Look! This was the sin of your sister Sodom and her daughters: Pride, too much food, undisturbed peace, and failure to help the poor and needy.
Ephraim claims, "I have become rich, I have made a fortune! Because of all my wealth, no one will find any iniquity or sin in me.'
"Notice their arrogance they have no inward uprightness but the righteous will live by their faith. Moreover, just as wine leads astray the proud and powerful man, he remains restless; he has expanded his appetite like the afterlife or death itself, he is never satisfied. He gathers to himself all of the nations, taking captive all of the people for himself."
Jesus also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves, thinking they were righteous, but who looked down on everyone else:
Now in that city there was a man named Simon. He was practicing occult arts and thrilling the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great. Everyone from the least to the greatest paid close attention to him, saying, "This is what we call the great power of God!"
especially those who satisfy their flesh by indulging in its passions and who despise authority.
In the same way, the tongue is a small part of the body, yet it can boast of great achievements. A huge forest can be set on fire by a little flame.
Don't continue to talk proudly, and don't speak arrogantly, for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
When Jeremiah had finished telling all the people all the words that the LORD their God had sent him to tell them that is, all these words Hoshaiah's son Azariah, Kareah's son Johanan, and all the arrogant men told Jeremiah, "You're lying! The LORD our God didn't send you to say, "Don't go to Egypt to settle there.'