16 But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to declare My statutes,
Or take My covenant in your mouth,
17 (A)Seeing you hate instruction
And cast My words behind you?
18 When you saw a thief, you (B)consented[a] with him,
And have been a (C)partaker with adulterers.
19 You give your mouth to evil,
And (D)your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your brother;
You slander your own mother’s son.
21 These things you have done, and I kept silent;
(E)You thought that I was altogether like you;
But I will rebuke you,
And (F)set them in order before your eyes.

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  1. Psalm 50:18 LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg. ran

11 Let not a slanderer be established in the earth;
Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

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17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life,
But he who refuses correction [a]goes astray.

18 Whoever (A)hides hatred has lying lips,
And (B)whoever spreads slander is a fool.

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  1. Proverbs 10:17 leads

13 (A)A talebearer reveals secrets,
But he who is of a faithful spirit (B)conceals a matter.

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20 For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that (A)I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults;

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(A)But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

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For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, [a]unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, (A)traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, (B)having a form of godliness but (C)denying its power. And (D)from such people turn away!

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  1. 2 Timothy 3:3 irreconcilable