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2.2 | Confess and Bewail your Original Corruption

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SECTION 2 | Confession | 2.2 | Confess and Bewail your Original Corruption

We must therefore confess and bewail our original corruption in the first place: that we are the children of apostate and rebellious parents, and the nature of man is depraved and has wretchedly degenerated from its primitive purity and rectitude, and such is our nature.

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Lord, you made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes; Ecclesiastes 7:29(ESV) and being in pomp, they did not understand, and therefore did not remain, but became like the beasts that perish. Psalm 49:20(ESV)

Through one man sin came into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned: Romans 5:12(ESV) By that one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, including all of us. Romans 5:19(ESV)

We are the offspring of evildoers; Isaiah 1:4(ESV) our father was an Amorite and our mother a Hittite; and we ourselves were called (and not miscalled) rebels from before birth, and you knew we would deal treacherously. Isaiah 48:8(ESV)

The nature of man was planted a choice and noble vine, wholly of pure seed, but it has turned degenerate and become a wild vine, Jeremiah 2:21(ESV) producing the grapes of Sodom and the clusters of Gomorrah. Deuteronomy 32:32(ESV) How the gold has grown dim, how the pure gold is changed! Lamentations 4:1(ESV)

Behold, we were brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did our mothers conceive us. Psalm 51:5(ESV) For, who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? There is not one. Job 14:4(ESV) We are by nature children of wrath, because children of disobedience, like the rest of mankind. Ephesians 2:2-3(ESV)

All flesh has corrupted their way; Genesis 6:12(ESV) we have all turned aside; together we have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. Psalm 14:3(ESV)

Lord, you made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes; Ecclesiastes 7:29(ESV) and being in honor, they did not understand, and therefore did not remain, but became like the beasts that perish. Psalm 49:20(ESV)

Through one man sin came into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned: Romans 5:12(ESV) By that one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, including me. Romans 5:19(ESV)

I am the offspring of evildoers; Isaiah 1:4(ESV) my father was an Amorite and my mother a Hittite; Ezekiel 16:3(ESV) and I myself was called (and not miscalled) a rebel from before birth, and you knew I would deal treacherously. Isaiah 48:8(ESV)

The nature of man was planted a choice and noble vine, wholly of pure seed, but it has turned degenerate and become a wild vine, Jeremiah 2:21(ESV) producing the grapes of Sodom and the clusters of Gomorrah. Deuteronomy 32:32(ESV) How the gold has grown dim, how the pure gold is changed! Lamentations 4:1(ESV)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51:5(ESV) For, who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? There is not one. Job 14:4(ESV) I am by nature a child of wrath, because a child of disobedience, like the rest of mankind. Ephesians 2:2-3(ESV)

All flesh has corrupted their way; Genesis 6:12(ESV) we have all turned aside; together we have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. Psalm 14:3(ESV)

Lord, thou madest man upright, but they have sought out many inventions; Ecclesiastes 7:29(KJV) and being in honour did not understand, and therefore abode not, but became like the beasts that perish. Psalm 49:20(KJV)

By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 5:12(KJV) By that one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, and we among the rest. Romans 5:19(KJV)

We are a seed of evil-doers; Isaiah 1:4(KJV) our father was an Amorite and our mother a Hittite, Ezekiel 16:3(KJV) and we ourselves were called (and not miscalled) transgressors from the womb, and thou knewest we would deal very treacherously. Isaiah 48:8(KJV)

The nature of man was planted a choice and noble vine, wholly a right seed, but it is become the degenerate plant of a strange vine, Jeremiah 2:21(KJV) producing the grapes of Sodom and the clusters of Gomorrah. Deuteronomy 32:32(KJV) How is the gold become dim, and the most fine gold changed! Lamentations 4:1(KJV)

Behold, we were shapen in iniquity, and in sin did our mothers conceive us. Psalm 51:5(KJV) For, who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one. Job 14:4(KJV) We are by nature children of wrath, because children of disobedience, even as others. Ephesians 2:2-3(KJV)

All flesh hath corrupted their way, Genesis 6:12(KJV) we are all gone aside, we are altogether become filthy, there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Psalm 14:3(KJV)

Lord, thou madest man upright, but they have sought out many inventions; Ecclesiastes 7:29(KJV) and being in honour did not understand, and therefore abode not, but became like the beasts that perish. Psalm 49:20(KJV)

By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 5:12(KJV) By that one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, and I among the rest. Romans 5:19(KJV)

I am a seed of evil-doers; Isaiah 1:4(KJV) my father was an Amorite and my mother a Hittite, Ezekiel 16:3(KJV) and I myself was called (and not miscalled) a transgressor from the womb, and thou knewest I would deal very treacherously. Isaiah 48:8(KJV)

The nature of man was planted a choice and noble vine, wholly a right seed, but it is become the degenerate plant of a strange vine, Jeremiah 2:21(KJV) producing the grapes of Sodom and the clusters of Gomorrah. Deuteronomy 32:32(KJV) How is the gold become dim, and the most fine gold changed! Lamentations 4:1(KJV)

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51:5(KJV) For, who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one. Job 14:4(KJV) I am by nature a child of wrath, because a child of disobedience, even as others. Ephesians 2:2-3(KJV)

All flesh hath corrupted their way, Genesis 6:12(KJV) we are all gone aside, we are altogether become filthy, there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Psalm 14:3(KJV)

Lord, You made men upright, but they have sought out many devices; Ecclesiastes 7:29(NASB) and being in honor, they did not understand, and therefore did not abide, but became like the beasts that perish. Psalm 49:20(NASB)

Through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned: Romans 5:12(NASB) Through that one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, including all of us. Romans 5:19(NASB)

We are offspring of evildoers; Isaiah 1:4(NASB) our father was an Amorite and our mother a Hittite, Ezekiel 16:3(NASB) and we ourselves were called (and not miscalled) rebels from birth, and You knew we would deal very treacherously. Isaiah 48:8(NASB)

The nature of man was planted a choice and noble vine, a completely faithful seed, but it has become the degenerate shoot of a foreign vine, Jeremiah 2:21(NASB) producing the grapes of Sodom and the clusters of Gomorrah. Deuteronomy 32:32(NASB) How dark the gold has become, how the pure gold has changed! Lamentations 4:1(NASB)

Behold, we were brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did our mothers conceive us. Psalm 51:5(NASB) For, who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one! Job 14:4(NASB) We are by nature children of wrath, because sons of disobedience, even as the rest. Ephesians 2:2-3(NASB)

All flesh has corrupted their way; Genesis 6:12(NASB) we have all turned aside, together we have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Psalm 14:3(NASB)

Lord, You made men upright, but they have sought out many devices; Ecclesiastes 7:29(NASB) and being in honor, they did not understand, and therefore did not abide, but became like the beasts that perish. Psalm 49:20(NASB)

Through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned: Romans 5:12(NASB) Through that one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, including me. Romans 5:19(NASB)

I am the offspring of evildoers; Isaiah 1:4(NASB) my father was an Amorite and my mother a Hittite, Ezekiel 16:3(NASB) and I myself was called (and not miscalled) a rebel from birth, and You knew I would deal very treacherously. Isaiah 48:8(NASB)

The nature of man was planted a choice and noble vine, a completely faithful seed, but it has become the degenerate shoot of a foreign vine, Jeremiah 2:21(NASB) producing the grapes of Sodom and the clusters of Gomorrah. Deuteronomy 32:32(NASB) How dark the gold has become, how the pure gold has changed! Lamentations 4:1(NASB)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51:5(NASB) For, who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one! Job 14:4(NASB) I am by nature a child of wrath, because a son of disobedience, even as the rest. Ephesians 2:2-3(NASB)

All flesh has corrupted their way; Genesis 6:12(NASB) we have all turned aside, together we have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Psalm 14:3(NASB)

Lord, you made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes; Ecclesiastes 7:29(NIV) and despite his riches, man does not endure; he is like the beasts that perish. Psalm 49:20(NIV)

Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned: Romans 5:12(NIV) Through that one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, including all of us. Romans 5:19(NIV)

We are a brood of evildoers; Isaiah 1:4(NIV) our father was an Amorite and our mother a Hittite, Ezekiel 16:3(NIV) and we ourselves were called (and not miscalled) rebels from birth; and well do you know how treacherous we are. Isaiah 48:8(NIV)

The nature of man was planted a choice vine of sound and reliable stock, but it has become a corrupt, wild vine, Jeremiah 2:21(NIV) producing the grapes of Sodom and the clusters of Gomorrah. Deuteronomy 32:32(NIV) How the gold has lost its luster, and the fine gold become dull! Lamentations 4:1(NIV)

Surely we were sinful at birth, sinful from the time our mothers conceived us. Psalm 51:5(NIV) For, who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one! Job 14:4(NIV) Like the rest, we are by nature objects of wrath, because, by nature, children of disobedience. Ephesians 2:2-3(NIV)

All people have corrupted their ways; Genesis 6:12(NIV) we have all turned aside, we have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Psalm 14:3(NIV)

Lord, you made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes; Ecclesiastes 7:29(NIV) and despite his riches, man does not endure; he is like the beasts that perish. Psalm 49:20(NIV)

Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned: Romans 5:12(NIV) Through that one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, including me. Romans 5:19(NIV)

I am of a brood of evildoers; Isaiah 1:4(NIV) my father was an Amorite and my mother a Hittite, Ezekiel 16:3(NIV) and I myself was called (and not miscalled) a rebel from birth; and well do you know how treacherous I am. Isaiah 48:8(NIV)

The nature of man was planted a choice vine of sound and reliable stock, but it has become a corrupt, wild vine, Jeremiah 2:21(NIV) producing the grapes of Sodom and the clusters of Gomorrah. Deuteronomy 32:32(NIV) How the gold has lost its luster, and the fine gold become dull! Lamentations 4:1(NIV)

Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5(NIV) For, who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one! Job 14:4(NIV) Like the rest, I am by nature an object of wrath, because a child of disobedience. Ephesians 2:2-3(KJV)

All people have corrupted their ways; Genesis 6:12(NIV) we have all turned aside, we have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Psalm 14:3(NIV)

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