He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children;
that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children,
so that they should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;
and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God….
In spite of all ….[God did for them] they still sinned; despite his wonders they did not believe.
So he made their days vanish like a breath, and their years in terror.
–Psalm 78:5-7; 32-33
He went in, and stood before his master, and Eli’sha said to him, “Where have you been, Geha’zi?” And he said, “Your servant went nowhere.”
But he said to him, “Did I not go with you in spirit when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Was it a time to accept money and garments, olive orchards and vineyards, sheep and oxen, menservants and maidservants?
Therefore the leprosy of Na’aman shall cleave to you, and to your descendants for ever.” So he went out from his presence a leper, as white as snow.
–2 Kings 5:25-27
It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and of a kind that is not found even among pagans.
–1 Corinthians 5:1
Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
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