Righteousness protects the blameless, but wickedness brings down the sinner.
1 Corinthians 3:3
That's because you are still worldly. As long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, you are worldly and living by human standards, aren't you?
The LORD has made himself known, executing judgment. The wicked are ensnared by what their hands have made. Interlude
An evil man's sinful speech ensnares him, but the righteous person escapes from trouble.
An evil man is trapped by transgression, but the righteous person sings and rejoices.
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I come through. A Davidic Song, when he was in the cave. A prayer.
No harm overwhelms the righteous, but the wicked overflow with trouble.
The wicked person's iniquities will capture him, and he will be held with the cords of his sin.
"Yet there is no peace," says my God, "for the wicked."
Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart. Since they have lost all sense of shame, they have abandoned themselves to sensuality and practice every kind of sexual perversion without restraint.
As a result, they both understood what they had done, and they became aware that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.
The wise will inherit honor, but he holds fools up for ridicule.
A righteous person hates deceit, but the wicked person is shameful and disgraceful.
Just as sin entered the world through one man, and death resulted from sin, therefore everyone dies, because everyone has sinned.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with the Messiah Jesus our Lord.
For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am merely human, sold as a slave to sin.