the princes
Psalm 82:1-8
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A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.
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How long will you judge unjustly And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
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Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
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Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver [them] out of the hand of the wicked.
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They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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I said, "You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High.
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"Nevertheless you will die like men And fall like [any] one of the princes."
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Arise, O God, judge the earth! For it is You who possesses all the nations.
Acts 19:34
But when they recognized that he was a Jew, a [single] outcry arose from them all as they shouted for about two hours, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
Acts 19:35
After quieting the crowd, the town clerk said, "Men of Ephesus, what man is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of the [image] which fell down from heaven?
Romans 1:21-28
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For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
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Professing to be wise, they became fools,
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and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
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Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
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For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
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For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
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and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
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And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
Romans 3:11
THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD;
1 Corinthians 1:24-26
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but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
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Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
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For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;
Revelation 13:13-16
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He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.
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And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.
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And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
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And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
Revelation 17:13
"These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
Revelation 17:17
"For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.