Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!
for it comes in vanity, and departs in darkness, and its name is covered with darkness.
For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn't consider it.
But you are forgers of lies. You are all physicians of no value.
Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?
Who says to a king, 'Vile!' or to nobles, 'Wicked!'?
You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies.
This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who walk in the stubbornness of their heart, and are gone after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this belt, which is profitable for nothing.
Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don't see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.
1 Corinthians 4:13
Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now.
You have made us an off-scouring and refuse in the midst of the peoples.
Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross to me: all of them are brass and tin and iron and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are the dross of silver. Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because you have all become dross, therefore, behold, I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
who once was useless to you, but now is useful to you and to me.
Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross to me: all of them are brass and tin and iron and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are the dross of silver.
Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock! The sword will be on his arm, and on his right eye. His arm will be completely withered, and his right eye will be totally blinded!"
Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
They have all turned aside. They have together become unprofitable. There is no one who does good, no, not, so much as one."
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,
They profess that they know God, but by their works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.
Thus says Yahweh, "What unrighteousness have your fathers found in me, that they have gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
but turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers. They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one.