21 And the Lord smelled (A)a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, “I will never again (B)curse the ground for man’s sake, although the (C)imagination[a] of man’s heart is evil from his youth; (D)nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 8:21 intent or thought

Folly of the Godless, and God’s Final Triumph(A)

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

14 The (B)fool has said in his heart,
There is no God.”
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.

(C)The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
(D)They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one.

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19 (A)For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

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28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things (A)which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, [a]sexual immorality, wickedness, [b]covetousness, [c]maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 [d]undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, [e]unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, (B)knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things (C)are deserving of death, not only do the same but also (D)approve of those who practice them.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 1:29 NU omits sexual immorality
  2. Romans 1:29 greed
  3. Romans 1:29 malice
  4. Romans 1:31 without understanding
  5. Romans 1:31 NU omits unforgiving