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Ungrateful and Cruel.
ar ger, for it was fierce: and their wrath, for it was cruul : 1 will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Dt. 32: 6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee? 15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked : thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness ; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
2 Ch. 24: 22 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The Lord look upon it, and require it.
Ps. 35: 11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. 12 They rewarded me evil for good, to the spoiling of my soul. 13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. 14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. 15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: 16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.— 41: 9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted his heel against me. - 74: 20 Have respect into the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
Pr. 1: 11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without canse: 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: 14 Cast in thy lot among us ; let us all have one purse:
15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them ; refrain thy foot from their path: 16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
Ec. 9: 15 There was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city : yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Is. 1: 2 Hear, 0 heavens, and give ear, ( earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, And they have rebelled against me.
Deceitful, and fond of Ensnaring.
Rom. 3: 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood. 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways.
[See 68, 205, 467, 488, 511, 523, 689, 190, 734.] 702. Sinners deceitful, and inclined to flatter, and lay snares.
2 S. 15: 5 When any man came nigh to him, to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him. 6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
2 Ch. 24: 17 After the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them. 18 And they left the house of the Lord God of their fathers, and served groves and idols.
Ps. 5: 9 There is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue. 10: 7 His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and fraud. — 12: 2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. — 28: 3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neiglebors, but mischief is in their hearts.
- 38: 12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long. — 52: 2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. -64: 5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them ? 6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. — 140: 5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way side: they have set gins for me.
- 141: 9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.
Pr. 7: 21 With the flattering of her lips she forced him. — 11: 18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work. 12: 5 The counsels of the wicked are deceit. - 20: 14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
Is. 29: 20 The scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: 21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought. - 66: 5 Hear the
Deceitful, and fond of Ensaring.
word of the LORD), ye that tremble at his word : Your breth. ren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
Jer. 3; 10 Her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the Lord.
-8: 5 They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return. — 9: 2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of way-faring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. 3 And they bend their tongues, like their bow, for lies; but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. 4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbor, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will walk with slanders. 5 And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. 6 Tline habitation is in the midst of deceit: through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. 8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait. — 17: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked : who can know it?
Ezk. 33: 30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, erery one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. 31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
Dan. 11: 21 In his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honor of the kingdom : but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. 32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
Hos. 11: 12 Ephraim compasseth me about with "ies, and the house of Israel with deceit.
Mic. 3: 10 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity. 11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof
Prone to Oslentation and Boasting.
divine for money: yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, Is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon us.
Mat. 26: 48 Ile that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast. 49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; and kissed him.
Rom. 1: 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers, 30 Backbiters. — 10: 18 By good words and fair speeches, deceive the hearts of the simple.
2 Th. 2: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power, and signs, and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish: because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Heb. 3: 13 Exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest
any be hardened through the deceitfulness of ein.
Rev. 18: 23 By thy sorceries were all nations deceived. [See 191, 194, 198, 411, 416, 474, 728.] 703. Sinners inclined to ostentation, bousting, and glorying in their slame. 2 K. 10: 16 Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lord.
Ps. 39: 6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain.
Pr. 3: 35 Shame shall be the promotion of fools. — 20: 6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness; but a faithful man who can find ?
Hab. 2: 16 Thou art filled with shame for glory. Mat. 6: 5 When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, iind in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. 16 When ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they distigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. — 23: 5 All their work; they do for to be seen of men : they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
Lk. 16: 15 He said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts : for that which is highly esteemed among men, is abomination in the sight of God. —- 18:9 He spake this parable unto certain,
Inclined to Self-deception - Warnings.
which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
2 Cor. 10: 12 We dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves.
Ph. 3: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. (See 482, 519, 550.] 704. Sinners inclined to s/f-dreptio — dinnings.
Dt. 11:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart he net deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them.
Pr. 16: 25 There is a way that scemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Is. 44: 20 He feedeth on ashes; a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand ?
Mat. 7: 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.—24: 4 Jesus answered, and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Lk. 21: 8 He said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
1 Cor. 3: 18 Let no man deceive himself.
Gal. 6: 3 If a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 7 Be not deceived ; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Ep. 5: 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words. 2 Th. 2: 3 Let no man deceive you by any means.
11 For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. [See 25, 397, 476, 510.]