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"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, because a tree is known by its fruit. You children of serpents! How can you say anything good when you are evil? The mouth speaks about what overflows from the heart. A good person brings good things out of a good treasure house, and an evil person brings evil things out of an evil treasure house.
delivering you from the way of evil, from men who speak perverse things, and from those who abandon the right path to travel along the ways of darkness; who delight in doing evil, and rejoice in the perverseness of evil;read more.
whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways,
Don't be envious of wicked men or wish you were with them, because they plan violence, and they are always talking about trouble.
Then calling out to the crowd, he addressed them, "Listen and understand! It is not what goes into the mouth that makes a person unclean. It is what comes out of the mouth that makes a person unclean."
Then he called to the crowd again and told them, "Listen to me, all of you, and understand! Nothing that goes into a person from the outside can make him unclean. It's what comes out of a person that makes a person unclean.
"A good tree doesn't produce rotten fruit, and a rotten tree doesn't produce good fruit, because every tree is known by its own fruit. People don't gather figs from thorny plants or pick grapes from a thorn bush. A good person produces good from the good treasure of his heart, and an evil person produces evil from an evil treasure, because the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart."
Her rich people are filled with violence, and her inhabitants tell lies their tongues speak deceitfully! "Therefore I will make you ill when I attack you; I will bring you to ruin because of your offenses.
"How terrible it will be for me!" I cried, "because I am ruined! I'm a man with unclean lips, and I live among a people with unclean lips! And my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies!"
"See, the LORD's hand is not too short to save, nor are his ears too dull to hear. Instead, your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God, and your sins have concealed his face from you so that he won't listen. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your tongue mutters wickedness.read more.
No one brings a lawsuit fairly, and no one goes to law honestly; they have relied on empty arguments and they tell lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.
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, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. read more.
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.
You must realize, however, that in the last days difficult times will come. 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, read more.
traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.
Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Here are six things that the LORD hates seven, in fact, are detestable to him: Arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, and hands shedding innocent blood; a heart crafting evil plans, feet running swiftly to wickedness,read more.
a false witness snorting lies, and someone sowing quarrels between brothers.
"You are not to misuse the name of the LORD your God, because the LORD will not leave unpunished the one who misuses his name.
""You are not to misuse the name of the LORD your God, because the LORD will not leave unpunished the one who misuses his name.
"You are not to use my name to deceive, thereby defiling the name of your God. I am the LORD.
God, if only you would execute the wicked, so that the men guilty of bloodshed would get away from me, who speak against you with evil motives, your enemies who are acting in vain.
But as for the wicked, they do not speak truth at all. Inside them there is only wickedness. Their throat is an open grave, on their tongue is deceitful flattery.
Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases. Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery. You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking uprightly. Interluderead more.
You love all words that destroy, you deceitful tongue!
They plan to cast him down from his exalted position. They delight in lies; their mouth utters blessings, while their heart is cursing. Interlude
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."
The LORD will cut off all slippery lips, and the tongue that boasts great things, those who say, "By our tongues we will prevail; our lips belong to us. Who is master over us?"
"For the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and against Jerusalem; he will punish the speech that comes from that willful heart of Assyria's king and the haughty look in his eyes. He keeps bragging: "I've done it by the strength of my hand, and by my wisdom, because I'm so clever. I removed the boundaries of nations, and plundered their treasures; like a bull I brought down those who sat on thrones. My hand has found, as if in a nest, the wealth of the people; and as one gathers eggs that have been abandoned, so I have gathered all the inhabitants of the earth. Nothing moved a wing, opened its mouth, or chirped.'
Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, for it will not come unless the rebellion takes place first and the man of sin, who is destined for destruction, is revealed. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god and object of worship. As a result, he seats himself in the sanctuary of God and himself declares that he is God.
Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town, stay there a year, conduct business, and make money." You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead you should say, "If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that." read more.
But you boast about your proud intentions. All such boasting is evil.
These men are dried-up springs, mere clouds driven by a storm. Gloomy darkness is reserved for them. By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.
With a man carrying his shield in front of him, the Philistine kept coming closer to David. When the Philistine looked and saw David, he had contempt for him, because he was only a young man. David had a dark, healthy complexion and was handsome. The Philistine asked David, "Am I a dog that you come at me with sticks?" Then the Philistine cursed David by his own gods and read more.
told David, "Come to me! I'll give your flesh to the birds of the sky and to the beasts of the field."
Later, Elisha left there to go up to Bethel, and as he was traveling along the road, some insignificant young men came from the city and started mocking him. They told him, "Get on up, baldy! Get on up, baldy!" He looked behind him, took note of the young men, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. Suddenly two female bears emerged from the woods and mauled 42 of the young men.
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?"
Everyone who passes by on the road shake their fists at you. They hiss and shake their heads at cherished Jerusalem: "Is this the city men used to call "The Perfection of Beauty,' and "The Joy of the Entire Earth'"? All of your enemies insult you with gaping mouths. They hiss and grind their teeth while saying, "We have devoured her completely. Yes, this is the day that we anticipated! We found it at last; we have seen it!"
But I say to you, anyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be subject to punishment. And whoever says to his brother "Raka!' will be subject to the Council. And whoever says, "You fool!' will be subject to hell fire.
Those who passed by kept insulting him, shaking their heads, and saying, "You who were going to destroy the sanctuary and rebuild it in three days save yourself! If you're the Son of God, come down from the cross!" In the same way the high priests, along with the scribes and elders, were also making fun of him. They kept saying, read more.
"He saved others but can't save himself! He is the king of Israel. Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him, if he wants to do so now. After all, he said, "I am the Son of God.'" In a similar way, the bandits who were being crucified with him kept insulting him.
Those who passed by kept insulting him, shaking their heads, and saying, "Ha! You who were going to destroy the sanctuary and rebuild it in three days save yourself and come down from the cross!" In the same way, the high priests, along with the scribes, were also making fun of him among themselves. They kept saying, "He saved others, but can't save himself! read more.
Let the Messiah, the king of Israel, come down from the cross now, since seeing is believing!" Even the men who were crucified with him kept insulting him.
Meanwhile, the people stood looking on. The leaders were mocking him by saying, "He saved others. Let him save himself, if he is the Messiah of God, the chosen one!" The soldiers also made fun of Jesus by coming up and offering him sour wine, saying, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!" read more.
There was also an inscription over him written in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: "This is the King of the Jews." Now one of the criminals hanging there kept insulting him, "You are the Messiah, aren't you? Save yourself"and us!"
At this, they turned on him in fury and said, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses! We know that God has spoken to Moses, but we do not know where this fellow comes from."
Eliab his oldest brother heard him talking to the men. Eliab was angry with David and said, "Why did you come down here? And who did you leave those few sheep with in the wilderness? I know your insolence and wicked intentions. You came down just to see the battle!"
A father's ruin is a foolish son, and a wife's quarreling is like dripping water that never stops.
It's better to live in a corner on the roof than to share a house with a contentious woman.
But when Peter went up to Jerusalem, those who emphasized circumcision disagreed with him. They said, "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them!"
Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you may be blameless and innocent, God's children without any faults among a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world
Do not criticize each other, brothers. Whoever makes it his habit to criticize his brother or to judge his brother is judging the Law and condemning the Law. But if you condemn the Law, you are not a practicer of the Law but its judge.
Later on, as King David approached Bahurim, Gera's son Shimei, who was related to the family of Saul's household, went out to meet David, cursing continually as he approached. He threw rocks at David and all of David's staff who were accompanying him, while all the rest of the entourage, including all of David's security detail, were close by him. "Get out of here! Get out!" Shimei yelled as he cursed. "You murderer! You who think you're above the law! read more.
The LORD has repaid you personally for murdering the entire dynasty of Saul, whose place you've taken to reign! And the LORD has given the kingdom into your son Absalom's control. Now look! Your own evil has caught up with you, because you're guilty of murder!"
Whoever curses his father or mother, his lamp will be extinguished in the deepest darkness.
With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in God's likeness. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. It should not be like this, my brothers!
A deceitful man stirs dissension, and anyone who gossips separates friends.