Deuteronomy 7:17
"If you say to yourself, 'These nations are greater than I; how can I drive them out?'
Deuteronomy 8:17
You may say to yourself, 'My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,'
Deuteronomy 18:21
You may say to yourself, 'How can we recognize a message the LORD has not spoken?'
Isaiah 47:8
"So now hear this, lover of luxury, who sits securely, who says to herself: I, and no one else, will never be a widow or know the loss of children.
Zephaniah 1:12
And at that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish the men who settle down comfortably, who say to themselves: The LORD will not do good or evil.
Luke 5:21
Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason: "Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
Luke 5:22
But perceiving their thoughts, Jesus replied to them, "Why are you reasoning this in your hearts?
Jeremiah 5:19
When people ask: For what offense has the LORD our God done all these things to us? You will respond to them: Just as you abandoned Me and served foreign gods in your land, so will you serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
Jeremiah 16:10
"When you tell these people all these things, they will say to you: Why has the LORD declared all this great disaster against us? What is our guilt? What is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?
Jeremiah 16:11
Then you will answer them: Because your fathers abandoned Me"-- the LORD's declaration-- "and followed other gods, served them, and worshiped them. Indeed, they abandoned Me and did not keep My law.
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Jeremiah 2:17-19
Have you not brought this on yourself by abandoning the LORD your God while He was leading you along the way?
Now what will you gain by traveling along the way to Egypt to drink the waters of the Nile? What will you gain by traveling along the way to Assyria to drink the waters of the Euphrates?
Your own evil will discipline you; your own apostasies will reprimand you. Think it over and see how evil and bitter it is for you to abandon the LORD your God and to have no fear of Me. [This is] the declaration of the Lord God of Hosts.
Jeremiah 9:2-9
If only I had a traveler's lodging place in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a solemn assembly of treacherous people.
They bent their tongues [like] their bows; lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land, for they proceed from one evil to another, and they do not take Me into account. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Everyone has to be on guard against his friend. Don't trust any brother, for every brother will certainly deceive, and every friend spread slander.
Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong.
You live in [a world] of deception. In [their] deception they refuse to know Me. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Therefore, this is what the LORD of Hosts says: I am about to refine them and test them, for what else can I do because of My dear people?
Their tongues are deadly arrows-- they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peaceably with his friend, but inwardly he sets up an ambush.
Should I not punish them for these things? [This is] the LORD's declaration. Should I not take My revenge against a nation such as this?
Hosea 12:8
But Ephraim says: "How rich I have become; I made it all myself. In all my earnings, no one can find any crime in me that I can be punished for!"
Jeremiah 13:26
I will pull your skirts up over your face so that your shame might be seen.
Isaiah 3:17
the Lord will put scabs on the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will shave their foreheads bare.
Isaiah 20:4
so the king of Assyria will lead the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old alike, naked and barefoot, with bared buttocks, to Egypt's shame.
Isaiah 47:2
Take millstones and grind meal; remove your veil, strip off [your] skirt, bare your thigh, wade through the streams.
Isaiah 47:3
Your nakedness will be uncovered, and your shame will be exposed. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one.
Lamentations 1:8
Jerusalem has sinned grievously; therefore, she has become an object of scorn. All who honored her [now] despise her, for they have seen her nakedness. She herself groans and turns away.
Ezekiel 16:37-39
I am therefore going to gather all the lovers you pleased-- all those you loved as well as all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose your nakedness to them so they see you completely naked.
I will judge you the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged. Then I will bring about your bloodshed in wrath and jealousy.
I will hand you over to them, and they will level your mounds and tear down your elevated places. They will strip off your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and leave you stark naked.
Ezekiel 23:27-29
So I will put an end to your indecency and sexual immorality, which began in the land of Egypt, and you will not look longingly at them or remember Egypt any more.
"For this is what the Lord God says: I am going to hand you over to those you hate, to those you turned away from in disgust.
They will treat you with hatred, take all you have worked for, and leave you stark naked, so that the shame of your debauchery will be exposed, both your indecency and promiscuity.
Hosea 2:3
Otherwise, I will strip her naked and expose her as she was on the day of her birth. I will make her like a desert and like a parched land, and I will let her die of thirst.
Hosea 2:10
Now I will expose her shame in the sight of her lovers, and no one will rescue her from My hands.
Nahum 3:5
I am against you-- the declaration of the Lord of Hosts. I will lift your skirts over your face and display your nakedness to nations, your shame to kingdoms.