And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works,
17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
"The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
2 God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. 3 Every one of them has turned aside; They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one.