For one can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless also pass away. Then they leave their wealth to others.
A stupid person does not know, a fool does not understand this:
Pay attention, you stupid people! Fools, when will you be wise?
For My people are fools; they do not know Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing what is evil, but they do not know how to do what is good.
Then I thought: They are just the poor; they have played the fool. For they don't understand the way of the LORD, the justice of their God.
They are both senseless and foolish, instructed by worthless idols [made of] wood!
For the shepherds are stupid: they don't seek the LORD. Therefore they have not prospered, and their whole flock is scattered.
As for You, You know me, LORD; You see me. You test whether my heart is with You. Drag the wicked away like sheep to slaughter, and set them apart for the day of killing.
I will pour out My indignation on you; I will blow the fire of My fury on you. I will hand you over to brutal men, skilled at destruction.
But these people blaspheme anything they don't understand, and what they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals-- they destroy themselves with these things.
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption, since people are enslaved to whatever defeats them.
By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.
The wicked are thrown down by their own sin, but the righteous have a refuge when they die.
Then He said to them again, "I'm going away; you will look for Me, and you will die in your sin. Where I'm going, you cannot come."
because the one who sows to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.