Honesty has disappeared; the one who tries to avoid evil is robbed. The Lord watches and is displeased,
The Lord said to me,
Therefore the Lord who rules over all says,
The Lord said, “Jerusalem,
I, the Lord, probe into people’s minds. I examine people’s hearts.
Many will be purified, made clean, and refined, but the wicked will go on being wicked. None of the wicked will understand, though the wise will understand.
You should not have stood at the fork in the road
saying, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.”
Then some Pharisees
A young man was following him, wearing only a linen cloth. They tried to arrest him,
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find anything.
The person who speaks on his own authority
I know that you are Abraham’s descendants.
“Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars; I alone am left and they are seeking my life!”
when people lie about us, we answer in a friendly manner. We are the world’s dirt and scum, even now.
They court you eagerly,
See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.