Genesis 6:5; Genesis 8:21; Job 14:4; Job 15:14; Psalm 51:5

bThe Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every cintention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.


21 And when the Lord smelled kthe pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, I will never again lcurse1 the ground because of man, for mthe intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. nNeither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.


Who can bring sa clean thing out of an unclean?

There is not one.


14  eWhat is man, fthat he can be pure?

Or he who is gborn of a woman, that he can be righteous?


Behold, fI was brought forth in iniquity,

and in sin did my mother conceive me.