For You rescue an afflicted people, but You humble those with haughty eyes.
I will destroy anyone who secretly slanders his neighbor; I cannot tolerate anyone with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.
arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
The lamp that guides the wicked-- haughty eyes and an arrogant heart-- is sin.
There is a generation-- how haughty its eyes and pretentious its looks.
Human pride will be humbled, and the loftiness of men will be brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted on that day.
The look on their faces testifies against them, and like Sodom, they flaunt their sin. They do not conceal it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.
The LORD looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God.
In Your behalf my heart says, "Seek My face." LORD, I will seek Your face.
But Pharaoh responded, "Who is the LORD that I should obey Him by letting Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and what's more, I will not let Israel go."
[be careful] that your heart doesn't become proud and you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.
They were the ones who said to God, "Leave us alone!" and "What can the Almighty do to us?"
Otherwise, I might have too much and deny You, saying, "Who is the LORD?" or I might have nothing and steal, profaning the name of my God.
[Evil] generation, pay attention to the word of the LORD! Have I been a wilderness to Israel or a land of dense darkness? Why do My people claim: We will go where we want; we will no longer come to You?
"But you his successor, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, even though you knew all this.
Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you and your nobles, wives, and concubines drank wine from them, you praised the gods made of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or understand. But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the earth, who carry out what He commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be concealed on the day of the LORD's anger.
[For the choir director. Davidic.] The fool says in his heart, "God does not exist." They are corrupt; their actions are revolting. There is no one who does good.
[For the choir director: on Mahalath. A Davidic Maskil.] The fool says in his heart, "God does not exist." They are corrupt, and they do vile deeds. There is no one who does good.
At that time you were without the Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Israel, and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, with no hope and without God in the world.
When the LORD saw that man's wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every scheme his mind thought of was nothing but evil all the time,
Their feet run after evil, and they rush to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful thoughts; ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.
I spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people who walk in the wrong path, following their own thoughts.
Wash the evil from your heart, Jerusalem, so that you will be delivered. How long will you harbor malicious thoughts within you?
For from within, out of people's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders,
Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened.
And because they did not think it worthwhile to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.