Character Of Wicked
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People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unfeeling, uncooperative, slanderous, degenerate, brutal, hateful of what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
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,
Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They are corrupt and commit evil deeds; not one of them practices what is good.
"You stubborn people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always opposing the Holy Spirit, just as your ancestors used to do.
They plan to cast him down from his exalted position. They delight in lies; their mouth utters blessings, while their heart is cursing. Interlude
"Then they disobeyed, rebelled against you, and threw your Law behind their backs. They murdered your prophets who had admonished the people to return to you, committing terrible blasphemies.
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."
Their feet rush to evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, destruction, and violence are in their paths.
After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.
Their throats are open graves. With their tongues they deceive. The venom of poisonous snakes is under their lips.
Then the Lord said: "Because these people draw near with their mouths and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, worship of me has become merely like rules taught by human beings.
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
Regarding your former way of life, you were taught to strip off your old nature, which is being ruined by its deceptive desires,
With haughty arrogance, the wicked thinks, "God will not seek justice." He always presumes "There is no God."
Since they have lost all sense of shame, they have abandoned themselves to sensuality and practice every kind of sexual perversion without restraint.
But people who are cowardly, unfaithful, detestable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars will find themselves in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death."
They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart.
You who were once alienated with a hostile attitude, doing evil,
and they were burned by the fierce heat. They cursed the name of God, who has the authority over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.
In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the image of God.
For the wicked one boasts about his own desire; he blesses the greedy and despises the LORD.
They covet fields and seize them; they covet houses, and grab them, too. They harass the valiant man, along with his household, an individual and his estate.
Although they know God's just requirement that those who practice such things deserve to die they not only do these things but even applaud others who practice them.
But when Sanballat the Horonite, his servant Tobiah the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arab heard about it, they jeered at us and despised us when they said, "What is this thing that you're doing? You're rebelling against the king, aren't you?"
He addressed his allies and the Samaritan officials, saying "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Are they intending to rebuild it by themselves? Do they intend to offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a single day? Can they make stones from this burned out rubble?"
Therefore he is precious to you who believe, but to those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,
The wicked flee, though no one pursues, but the righteous are bold like a lion.
This is not the way to repay the LORD, is it, you foolish and witless people? Is he not your father, who bought you, formed you, and established you?
Their destiny is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame. Their minds are set on worldly things.
But the house of Israel won't listen to you, since they weren't willing to listen to me. That's because the entire house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted.
Everyone who practices wickedness hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his actions may not be exposed.
traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
That is why the mind that focuses on human nature is hostile toward God. It refuses to submit to the authority of God's Law because it is powerless to do so.
They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.
"Hear this message from the LORD, people of Israel. Indeed, the LORD brings a charge against the people who live in the land for there is no truth and no gracious love or knowledge of God in the land.
in blazing fire. He will take revenge on those who do not know God and on those who refuse to obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
The wicked go astray from the womb; they go astray, telling lies even from birth.
And speaking of evil, they practice it eagerly with both hands! Both leader and judge demand a bribe, the famous confess their perverted desires, and they scheme together.
Keep examining yourselves to see whether you are continuing in the faith. Test yourselves! You know, don't you, that Jesus the Messiah lives in you? Could it be that you are failing the test?
They claim to know God, but they deny him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified to do anything good.
The LORD had told Moses, "Say to the Israelis, "You are an obstinate people, and if for one moment I went up among you, I would put an end to you. Now take off your ornaments so I may decide what to do with you.'"
Egypt, Judah, Edom, the people of Ammon, Moab, all those who live in the desert and shave the corners of their beard; indeed all the other nations that are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel that is uncircumcised of heart."
When a wicked person dies, his hope vanishes; and what he expected from his scheming comes to nothing.
For there are many people who are rebellious, especially those who are converts from Judaism. They speak utter nonsense and deceive people.
Rather, love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind even to ungrateful and evil people.
Using many different expressions, Peter continued to testify and to plead: "Be saved," he urged them, "from this corrupt generation!"