2 Timothy 3:2
For men will be lovers of their own selves, covetous (lovers of money), arrogant, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful (ungrateful), unholy,
2 Timothy 3:3
unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, despisers of those who are good,
2 Timothy 3:4
traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
They have corrupted themselves; they are not His sons. They are a blemished, crooked and perverse generation.
They are filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil mindedness; they are whisperers,
([Psalm of David]) The fool says in his heart: There is no God (Jehovah) (Psalm 10:4). They are corrupt. They do disgusting things. No one does good things.
You obstinate men who are uncircumcised in heart and ears. You always resist the Holy Spirit as your fathers did.
There is no one who has insight. No one seeks God!
2 Timothy 3:8
And even as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth. Men corrupted in mind, rejected concerning the faith,
They plan to force him out of his high position. They are happy to lie. They bless with their mouths, but in their hearts they curse.
Can I be pure with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful stone weights?
But they were hard-hearted, and went against your authority. They turned their backs on your law, and murdered your prophets. These prophets gave witness against them with the purpose of turning them back again to you. They did much to make you angry.
The wicked proudly persecutes the poor people. He will be caught in the schemes that he contrived.
The wicked person boasts about his selfish desires. He blesses the covetous, which Jehovah abhors.
In his arrogant attitude he does not search for God. His faulty reasoning concludes: There is no God.
Their feet run to do evil. They hurry to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are evil. Ruin and destruction are on their highways.
For we also once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
Their throat is an open grave. They have practiced deceit with their tongues. The poison of snakes is under their lips. (Psalm 5:9)
These people praise me with their words, said Jehovah, but they never draw near to me in their hearts (deepest thoughts). Their reverence for me comes from the repetitious tradition of men.
You put away your former way (course) (behavior) (conversation) of life, the old self that was corrupt with the lusts of deceit.
No one calls for justice and no one pleads his case truthfully. People trust pointless arguments and speak lies. They conceive trouble and give birth to evil.
For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness. No evil dwells with you!
They are past feeling. They have given themselves over to loose conduct, to work all uncleanness with greediness (a lust for more).
But the fearful and unbelieving, abominable and murderers, fornicators and those practicing spiritism, idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur: which is the second death.
They are darkened (blinded) (obscured) in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their heart.
You were in the past alienated and enemies because your minds were on your evil works.
They reviled him and spoke many things against him.
Men were scorched with great heat. They blasphemed the name of God, who has power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.
2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age (world) (religious, social, political, and economic arrangement) has blinded the minds of unbelievers that the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine on them.
They trust their riches and brag about their abundant wealth.
All of them conspired to come and launch an attack on Jerusalem, causing trouble there.
Sanballat and Geshem sent to me saying: Come; let us have a meeting in one of the little towns in the lowland of Ono. But their purpose was to do me evil.
Those who seek my life lay traps for me. Those who are out to harm me talk about ruining me. All day long they think of ways to deceive me.
They covet fields and seize them. They covet houses and confiscate them! They oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
You destroy those who speak falsehood. Jehovah abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.
Who rejoice in doing evil? They delight in the perversity of the wicked.
They know the judgment of God, that those who commit such things are worthy of death! And yet, they not only do the same, but also approve of those who do them.
But Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, hearing of it, made sport of us. They laughed at us and said: What are you doing? Will you go against the king?
And in the hearing of his countrymen and the army of Samaria he said: What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they make themselves strong? Will they make offerings? Will they get the work done in a day? Will they make the stones that have been burned come again out of the dust?
1 Peter 2:7
This precious value is for those who believe. But for the unbeliever: The stone that the builders rejected became the cornerstone.
2 Timothy 3:6
Among them are those who creep into houses and lead captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away with various lusts.
Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard I was coming. They were greatly troubled because a man came to help from the children of Israel.
The wicked run when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him in bad ways.
Is this how you repay Jehovah, you foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father and creator, who made you and formed you?
The arrogant shall not stand before your eyes. You hate all who practice sin.
Such is the destiny of all who forget God. The hope of the godless will perish.
The wicked borrows and does not pay back. But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Their end is destruction. Their god is their belly. Their glory is in their shame. They set their mind on earthly things.
But the people of Israel will refuse to listen to you because they refuse to listen to me. All the people of Israel are very stubborn and hardheaded.
There are those who rebel against the light. They are not acquainted with its ways, and do not stay in its paths.
Every one who does evil hates the light. He does not come to the light because his works would be reproved.
This is because the mind of the flesh is hostile toward God. It is not subject to the law of God for it cannot be.
2 Timothy 3:5
having a form of godliness, but denying its power. Stay away from people like this!
Hear the word of Jehovah, you children of Israel! For Jehovah has a legal case against the inhabitants of the land. There is no truth! There is no goodness. There is no knowledge of God in the land.
2 Thessalonians 1:8
They will render vengeance to those who do not know God, and to those who do not obey the good news of our Lord Jesus.
I am sending you to these defiant and stubborn children. Tell them: 'This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says:
A righteous man hates lying. A wicked man is loathsome and shameful.
The wicked go astray from the womb. They are wayward as soon as they are born. They speak lies.
He who devises (plans) to do evil is called a troublemaker.
They diligently seek to do evil with their hands. The prince asks and the judge is ready for a bribe. The great man utters his own evil desire. They weave it together.
He waits in ambush in the villages. From his hiding places he kills innocent people. He searches for victims.
They kill widows and foreigners, and they murder orphans.
The guilty travel a crooked path. The pure walk on a straight road.
Because of the iniquity of his covetousness gain I was angry and struck him. I hid and was angry. He went on backsliding in the way of his heart (his heart directed course of life).
Who is the Almighty that we should serve him? And what do we gain if we pray to him?
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? They eat up my people as they eat bread. They have not called upon God.
For they persecute him whom you have wounded. They tell of the sorrow of those whom you have hurt.
for he did not remember to be kind. He drove oppressed, needy, and brokenhearted people to their graves.
This is because of the sins from their mouths and the words on their lips. Let them be trapped by their own arrogance because they speak curses and lies.
Yet, when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered together. They gathered together against me. Unknown attackers tore me apart without stopping.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith. Prove your own selves. Do you not know this about yourselves that Jesus Christ is with you, unless you are disqualified?
They profess that they know God; but deny him by their works! They are detestable, disobedient, and not approved for any good work.
1 Kings 21:20
Ahab said to Elijah: Have you come face to face with me, O my enemy? Elijah said: I have come to you because you have given yourself up to do evil in the eyes of Jehovah.
2 Kings 17:17
They caused their sons and their daughters to go through the fire to be sacrificed. They made use of secret arts and unnatural powers, and gave themselves up to doing evil in the eyes of Jehovah, till they provoked him to anger.
Jehovah said to Moses: Tell the Israelites: You are impossible to deal with. If I were with you, I might destroy you at any time. Take off your jewelry and I will decide what to do with you.
I will punish Egypt, Judah, Edom, Ammon, and Moab. I will punish all who shave the hair on their foreheads or live in the desert. Even though all these nations are uncircumcised, all Israel has uncircumcised hearts.
When a wicked man dies his expectation perishes, indeed the hope of unjust men perishes.
Grace (favor) is shown to the wicked, but they do not learn righteousness. In a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of Jehovah.
without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, and unmerciful.
An ungodly man digs up evil. It lies on his lips like a burning fire.
All have turned away from God; they have all done wrong. No one does what is right, not even one. (Psalm 53:3)
There are many unruly (rebellious) men, vain talkers, and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision.
Love your enemies and do good to them. Lend expecting nothing in return and your reward will be great. You will be sons of the Most High for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.
He gave a thorough witness with many words and exhorted them, saying: Save yourselves from this indecent generation.