This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD.
"Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,
"What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention,
by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,
45 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being" "; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.
47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven.
48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven.
49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we "bear the image of the heavenly man.
But there is a place where someone has testified: "What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him?
That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
A person's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, "and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
'Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can even a strong man be more pure than his Maker?
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned —