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The LORD says, "My people are stupid; they don't know me. They are like foolish children; they have no understanding. They are experts at doing what is evil, but failures at doing what is good."
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For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Jeremiah 5:4,21 But I said: Perhaps these are poor and foolish, that know not the way of the Lord, the judgment of their God. . . .
Jeremiah 8:7-9 The kite in the air hath known her time: the turtle, and the swallow, and the stork have observed the time of their coming: but my people have not known the judgment of the Lord. . . .
Deuteronomy 32:6,28 Is this the return thou makest to the Lord, O foolish and senseless people? Is not he thy father, that hath possessed thee, and made thee, and created thee? . . .
Psalm 14:1-4 Unto the end, a psalm for David. The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God. They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways: there is none that doth good, no not one. . . .
Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel hath not known me, and my people hath not understood.
Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said: Go, and thou shalt say to this people: Hearing, hear, and understand not: and see the vision, and know it not. . . .
Isaiah 27:11 Its harvest shall be destroyed with drought, women shall come and teach it: for it is not a wise people, therefore he that made it, shall not have mercy on it: and he that formed it, shall not spare it.
Psalm 49:10-12 He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers: . . .
Jeremiah 42:19,20 This is the word of the Lord concerning you, O ye remnant of Juda: Go ye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have adjured you this day. . . .
Hosea 4:1,6 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land. . . .
Matthew 23:16-26 Woe to you, blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but he that shall swear by the gold of the temple is a debtor. . . .
Romans 1:22 For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
Romans 3:11 There is none that understandeth: there is none that seeketh after God.
Hosea 5:4 They will not set their thoughts to return to their God: for the spirit of fornication is in the midst of them, and they have not known the Lord.
John 16:3 And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father nor me.
Romans 1:28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.
1 Corinthians 1:20,21 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? . . .
they are wise.
2 Samuel 13:3 Now Ammon had a friend, named Jonadab the son of Semmaa the brother of David, a very wise man:
2 Samuel 16:21-23 And Achitophel said to Absalom: Go in to the concubines of thy father, whom he hath left to keep the house: that when all Israel shall hear that thou hast disgraced thy father, their hands may be strengthened with thee. . . .
Micah 2:1 Make thee bald, and be polled for thy delicate children: enlarge thy baldness as the eagle: for they are carried into captivity from thee.
Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.
Romans 16:19 For your obedience is published in every place. I rejoice therefore in you. But I would have you to be wise in good and simple in evil.
1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect.
ContextLamentation for Judah
…21How long shall I see men fleeing away, how long shall I hear the sound of the trumpet? 22For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.23I beheld the earth, and lo it was void, and nothing: and the heavens, and there was no light in them.…
For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
For your obedience is published in every place. I rejoice therefore in you. But I would have you to be wise in good and simple in evil.
1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect.
The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile: he would not understand that he might do well.
Shall not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people as they eat bread?
They have not known nor understood: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth shall be moved.
The priests did not say: Where is the Lord? and they that held the law knew me not, and the pastors transgressed against me: and the prophets prophesied in Baal, and followed idols.
How long shall I see men fleeing away, how long shall I hear the sound of the trumpet?
But I said: Perhaps these are poor and foolish, that know not the way of the Lord, the judgment of their God.
Hear, O foolish people, and without understanding: who have eyes, and see not: and ears, and hear not.
How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood.
And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord.
They shall be all proved together to be senseless and foolish: the doctrine of their vanity is wood.
If the Ethiopian can change his skin, or the leopard his spots: you also may do well, when you have learned evil.
Wherein shall I cleanse thy heart, saith Lord God: seeing thou dost all these the works of a shameless prostitute?
Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land.
And they have not known to do the right thing, saith the Lord, storing up iniquity, and robberies in their houses.
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