Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
But the natural man DOES NOT receive the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR 3 FOR YOUR HANDS ARE DEFILED WITH BLOOD, AND YOUR FINGERS WITH INIQUITY; YOUR LIPS HAVE UTTERED LIES, YOUR TONGUE HAS MUTTERED PERVERSENESS. NONE CALL FOR JUSTICE, NOR DO ANY PLEAD FOR TRUTH: THEY TRUST IN VANITY AND SPEAK LIES; THEY CONCEIVE MISCHIEF, AND BRING FORTH INIQUITY [vanity, wickedness, affliction, evil, false idol worship, mischief, (to cause) mourning and sorrow, unjust, unrighteousness, ].
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night is coming, when no man can work.
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost says, To day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.