She had endured a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet instead of getting better, she grew worse.
After this Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “Look, you have become well. Don’t sin any more, 1 lest anything worse happen to you.”
But if someone does not provide for his own, 1 especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Now food will not bring us close to God. We are no worse if we do not eat and no better if we do.
No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, because the patch will pull away from the garment and the tear will be worse.
Now in giving the following instruction I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse.
For if after they have escaped the filthy things 1 of the world through the rich knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 2 they 3 again get entangled in them and succumb to them, 4 their last state has become worse for them than their first.
No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and the tear becomes worse.
And you have acted even more wickedly than your ancestors! Each one of you has followed the stubborn inclinations of your own wicked heart and not obeyed me. 1
Omri did more evil in the sight of 1 the Lord than all who were before him.
Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there, so 1 the last state of that person is worse than the first. It will be that way for this evil generation as well!”
So give orders to secure the tomb until the third day. Otherwise his disciples may come and steal his body 1 and say to the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”
“Out of our way!” 1 they cried, and “This man came to live here as a foreigner, 2 and now he dares to judge us! 3 We’ll do more harm 4 to you than to them!” They kept 5 pressing in on Lot until they were close enough 6 to break down the door.
So get up now and go out and give some encouragement to 1 your servants. For I swear by the Lord that if you don’t go out there, not a single man will stay here with you tonight! This disaster will be worse for you than any disaster that has overtaken you from your youth right to the present time!”