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cockatrice eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
Pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
They sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent.
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud under his tongue is mischief and vanity. They abhor him that speaketh uprightly. They set their mouth against the heavens. They say unto God, depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten. The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate saith the
Lord. For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
They set their heart on their iniquity.
We will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.
They made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law.
The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond.
The whole world lieth in wickedness.
This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Ye are of your Father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.
The good man is perished out of the earth and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net. That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrapt it up. The best of them is a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge.
These, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shal! utterly perish in their own corruption; and shall receive the re
ward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray. These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption.
When they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator; being filled with all unrighteousness. fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters. haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: who, knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Aleu shall be lovers of their own selves, covetus, boasters, proud, blaspheu.ers, disobedient to
parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.
God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY.
THERE are three that bare record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us.
The Lord said let us go down, and there confound their language.
One cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts.
By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath (Spirit) of his mouth.
I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone, that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.
Seek ye out of the book of the Lord and readfor my mouth it hath commanded, and his Spirit it hath gathered them.
Jesus said unto him, if a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
There is but one God, the Father, of whom are
all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we in him. Christ Jesus being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.
As thou Father art in me, and I in thee, that they may be one in us.
The Father dwelleth in me. I and my Father are one. I am in the Father, and the Father in He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father.
If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. He that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. All things that the Father hath are mine. All mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
The Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me, (Christ.)
Go ye, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
The Lord (the Holy Ghost) direct your hearts into the love of God, (the Father) and into the patient waiting for Christ.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all.
The Father that sent me beareth witness of me. (Jesus) am one that bear witness of myself. It is the Spirit that beareth witness.
Thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.
This is his name whereby he (Christ) shall be called, The Lord (Jehovah) our righteousness.
The Lord God (Jehovah) put forth the form of an band, and took me,-and the Spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven.
The same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.