They [Israel] have spoiled themselves. They are not sons to Him, and that is their blemish -- "a perverse and crooked generation!
Who are crooked in their ways, wayward and devious in their paths.
The way of the guilty is exceedingly crooked, but as for the pure, his work is right and his conduct is straight.
As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways [of indifference to God], the Lord will lead them forth with the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel!
What is crooked cannot be made straight, and what is defective and lacking cannot be counted.
He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity.
He who walks uprightly shall be safe, but he who willfully goes in double and wrong ways shall fall in one of them.
He who walks in uprightness reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, but he who is contrary and devious in his ways despises Him.
They who are willfully contrary in heart are extremely disgusting and shamefully vile in the eyes of the Lord, but such as are blameless and wholehearted in their ways are His delight!
2 Samuel 22:27
To the pure You will show Yourself pure, and to the willful You will show Yourself willful.
With the pure You will show Yourself pure, and with the perverse You will show Yourself contrary.
Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity than he who willfully goes in double and wrong ways, though he is rich.
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is perverse in his speech and is a [self-confident] fool.
All the words of my mouth are righteous (upright and in right standing with God); there is nothing contrary to truth or crooked in them.
And Jesus answered, O you unbelieving ( warped, wayward, rebellious) and thoroughly perverse generation! How long am I to remain with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to Me.
Jesus answered, O [faithless ones] unbelieving and without trust in God, a perverse ( wayward, crooked and warped) generation! Until when and how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here [to Me].
That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world,
Well aware that such a person has utterly changed (is perverted and corrupted); he goes on sinning [though he] is convicted of guilt and self-condemned.
Every valley and ravine shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be leveled; and the crooked places shall be made straight, and the rough roads shall be made smooth;