Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.