The earth is defiled by its inhabitants, for they have violated laws, disregarded the regulation, and broken the permanent treaty.
The Lord answered, "This has happened because these people have rejected my laws which I gave them. They have not obeyed me or followed those laws.
You received the law by decrees given by angels, but you did not obey it."
Those who are eager to do wrong draw near; they are far from your law.
They did not keep their covenant with God, and they refused to obey his law.
"But they -- our ancestors -- behaved presumptuously; they rebelled and did not obey your commandments.
2 Kings 17:19
Judah also failed to keep the commandments of the Lord their God; they followed Israel's example.
We have behaved corruptly against you, not obeying the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments that you commanded your servant Moses.
Our kings, our leaders, our priests, and our ancestors have not kept your law. They have not paid attention to your commandments or your testimonies by which you have solemnly admonished them.
This is what the Lord says: "Because Judah has committed three covenant transgressions -- make that four! -- I will not revoke my decree of judgment. They rejected the Lord's law; they did not obey his commands. Their false gods, to which their fathers were loyal, led them astray.
To this day your people have shown no contrition! They have not revered me nor followed the laws and statutes I commanded you and your ancestors.'
You have sacrificed to other gods! You have sinned against the Lord! You have not obeyed the Lord! You have not followed his laws, his statutes, and his decrees! That is why this disaster that is evident to this day has happened to you."
For this reason the law lacks power, and justice is never carried out. Indeed, the wicked intimidate the innocent. For this reason justice is perverted.
"Nonetheless they grew disobedient and rebelled against you; they disregarded your law. They killed your prophets who had solemnly admonished them in order to cause them to return to you. They committed atrocious blasphemies.
It is time for the Lord to act -- they break your law!
Tears stream down from my eyes, because people do not keep your law.
He answered them, "And why do you disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?
2 Kings 17:34
To this very day they observe their earlier practices. They do not worship the Lord; they do not obey the rules, regulations, law, and commandments that the Lord gave the descendants of Jacob, whom he renamed Israel.
Everyone who does not observe both the law of your God and the law of the king will be completely liable to the appropriate penalty, whether it is death or banishment or confiscation of property or detainment in prison."
For the one who obeys the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." Now if you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a violator of the law.
How can you say, "We are wise! We have the law of the Lord"? The truth is, those who teach it have used their writings to make it say what it does not really mean.
we have sinned! We have done what is wrong and wicked; we have rebelled by turning away from your commandments and standards.
Sound the alarm! An eagle looms over the temple of the Lord! For they have broken their covenant with me, and have rebelled against my law.
because John had repeatedly told him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."
Then Paul said to him, "God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you sit there judging me according to the law, and in violation of the law you order me to be struck?"
But if you show prejudice, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as violators.
For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." Now if you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a violator of the law.
Or have you not read in the law that the priests in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are not guilty?
saying, "This man is persuading people to worship God in a way contrary to the law!"