New Living Translation
Now I will expose your so-called good deeds. None of them will help you.
King James Bible
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.
Darby Bible Translation
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; and they shall not profit thee.
World English Bible
I will declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they shall not profit you.
Young's Literal Translation
I declare thy righteousness, and thy works, And they do not profit thee.
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LibraryWhat the Ruler's Discrimination Should be Between Correction and Connivance, Between Fervour and Gentleness.
It should be known too that the vices of subjects ought sometimes to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at; that things, even though openly known, ought sometimes to be seasonably tolerated, but sometimes, though hidden, be closely investigated; that they ought sometimes to be gently reproved, but sometimes vehemently censured. For, indeed, some things, as we have said, ought to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at, so that, when the …
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What sorrow awaits those who try to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their evil deeds in the dark! "The LORD can't see us," they say. "He doesn't know what's going on!"
"Shout with the voice of a trumpet blast. Shout aloud! Don't be timid. Tell my people Israel of their sins!
Yet they act so pious! They come to the Temple every day and seem delighted to learn all about me. They act like a righteous nation that would never abandon the laws of its God. They ask me to take action on their behalf, pretending they want to be near me.
Their webs can't be made into clothing, and nothing they do is productive. All their activity is filled with sin, and violence is their trademark.
both for their own sins and for those of their ancestors," says the LORD. "For they also burned incense on the mountains and insulted me on the hills. I will pay them back in full!
"I can see what they are doing, and I know what they are thinking. So I will gather all nations and peoples together, and they will see my glory.
but you are the very ones who hate good and love evil. You skin my people alive and tear the flesh from their bones.
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