But within a somewhat narrower field he worked with patience, industry, and self-denying zeal; his ambition, which seemed to many personal, was rather the outcome of his devotion to the cause of the Church; and in the later years of his life especially he showed that he loved righteousness and hated iniquity, and that he realized as clearly as any one that the service of God was incomplete without the service of man.
With unbroken spirit, though the objects of his life were unattained, though Italy and Europe had been thrown into confusion, and the issue of the conflict was still doubtful, Gregory expired in 1085 with these words on his lips: I loved justice, I hated iniquity, therefore in banishment I die.
He was not indeed the monster of iniquity he is popularly supposed to have been.
Shiloh's priestly gild is condemned for its iniquity (I Sam.
The new temple heralded a new future; the mournful fasts commemorative of Jerusalem's disasters would become feasts; Yahweh had left the Temple at the fall of Jerusalem, but had now returned to sanctify it with his presence; the city had purged its iniquity and was fit once more to become the central sanctuary.
or Boniface VII., "monsters, as they were, of more than human iniquity" - anything else than "Antichrist sitting in the temple of God and showing himself as God"?
The climax of iniquity was the murder of Jehoiada's son Zechariah.
Further, he not only created a style of his own, but, instead of taking the substance of his writings from Greek poetry, or from a remote past, he treated of the familiar matters of daily life, of the politics, the wars, the administration of justice, the eating and drinking, the money-making and money-spending, the scandals and vices, which made up the public and private life of Rome in the last quarter of the and century B.C. This he did in a singularly frank, independent and courageous spirit, with no private ambition to serve, or party cause to advance, but with an honest desire to expose the iniquity or incompetence of the governing body, the sordid aims of the middle class, and the corruption and venality of the city mob.
On his deathbed Herod discovered that his eldest son, Antipater, whom Josephus calls a "monster of iniquity," had been plotting against him.
To Hosea, at least in his later prophecies, the fate of Judah does not appear separable from that of the northern realm - when Israel and Ephraim fall by their iniquity Judah must fall with them (Hos.
While there he published Three Letters from Mr Whitefield, in which he referred to the "mystery of iniquity" in Tillotson, and asserted that that divine knew no more of Christ than Mahomet did.
So much iniquity and so much disorder may well have struck deep on one whose two chief political sentiments were a passion for order and a passion for justice.
This struggle between spiritual and secular powers, owing to the tremendous sensation which it created throughout Christendom, showed the nations that at the head of the Church there was a great force for justice, always able to combat iniquity and oppression, and sometimes to defeat them, however powerful the evil and the tyrants might seem.
The prophet said that: ' If I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear me ' .
For though they have not yet brought forth the fruits of their iniquity, they have the seed shut up in them; nay, their whole nature is a sort of seed of sin, therefore it cannot but be hateful and abominable to God (Instil.
With this iniquity of the Romans Salvian contrasts the chastity of the Vandals, the piety of the Goths, and the ruder virtues of the Franks, the Saxons, and the other tribes to whom, though heretic Arians or unbelievers, God is giving in reward the inheritance of the empire (vii.
Even in the middle ages, Nero was still the very incarnation of splendid iniquity, while the belief lingered obstinately that he had only disappeared for a time, and as late as the 11th century his restless spirit was supposed to haunt the slopes of the Pincian Hill.
For example, Jeremiah 31:30 says, " But everyone will die for his own iniquity " (NASB ).
sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
In some cases there is no suggestion of any forgiveness; sinners are " cut off " from the chosen people; individuals and nations perish in their iniquity.
of the tsar on the situation (p. 168): " But apart from honour, is it to our interest to consent to this fresh iniquity?.
anointed cherub takes sides against God, iniquity is found in him.
behold iniquity "?
behold evil, cannot look upon iniquity.
This anointed cherub takes sides against God, iniquity is found in him.
defiled with sin and loathsome in your iniquity?
den of iniquity.
The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son.
iniquity of the system that surrounded him.
iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
iniquity of the world.
iniquity of thy people, thou Last covered all their sin.
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou Last covered all their sin.
Canst thou stand in his sight, who is of " purer eyes than to behold iniquity "?
For while we lived and committed iniquity we did not consider what we should suffer after death.
To avoid these difficulties, I shall inquire - 1. What it is to do iniquity.
Of him David enquired, What is mine iniquity?
The prophet is a fool, the man of the spirit is mad, because of your great iniquity and great hatred.
iniquity with stripes.
Listen to the prayer of David, For thine own name's sake, pardon mine iniquity.
I preached on, " Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity?
iniquity other iniquities you may find the cunning of the maniac; but his acts of blood have almost the simplicity of sanity.
And I say to you, wherever you find men ruled merely by mystery, it is the mystery of iniquity.
To quote the Bible: Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
socialite friend to that den of iniquity, the Purple Shade Club, where Carol sings.
ye that work iniquity.
Va.), where he served an apprenticeship to a saddler, and where - Wheeling being an important headquarters of the inter-State slave trade - he first became deeply impressed with the iniquity of the institution of slavery, and determined to devote his life to the cause of abolition.
The serfs were liberated entirely from the arbitrary rule of the landowners and became proprietors of the communal land; the old tribunals which could be justly described as " dens of iniquity and incompetence," were replaced by civil and criminal lawcourts of the French type, in which justice was dispensed by trained jurists according to codified legislation, and from which the traditional bribery and corruption were rigidly excluded; and the administration of local affairs - roads, schools, hospitals, &c. - was entrusted to provincial and district councils freely elected by all classes of the population.
deep fall in the matter of Bathsheba (xi.) was too great an iniquity to be passed over lightly, and the base murder of her Viz.
monster of iniquity; but, in spite of the harshness and occasional cruelty with which he treated his religious opponents, for which an excuse may be found in the obstinate fanaticism of the monks,.
The laws and edicts of this period read like paraphrases of Savonarola's sermons, and indeed his counsels were always given as addenda to the religious exhortations in which he denounced the sins of his country and the pollution of the church, and urged Florence to cast off iniquity and become a truly Christian city, a pattern not only to Rome but to the world at large.
Barney tails him and his socialite friend to that den of iniquity, the Purple Shade Club, where Carol sings.
And then I will profess unto you I never knew you, depart from me ye that work iniquity.
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