New Living Translation
But I did find this: God created people to be virtuous, but they have each turned to follow their own downward path."
King James Bible
Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Darby Bible Translation
Only see this which I have found: that God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices.
World English Bible
Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they search for many schemes."
Young's Literal Translation
See, this alone I have found, that God made man upright, and they -- they have sought out many devices.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:29 Lo, this - Though I could not find out all the streams of wickedness, and their infinite windings and turnings, yet I have discovered the fountain of it, Original sin, and the corruption of nature, which is both in men and women. That - God made our first parents, Adam and Eve. Upright - Heb. right: without any imperfection or corruption, conformable to his nature and will, after his own likeness. They - Our first parents, and after them their posterity. Sought out - Were not contented with their present state, but studied new ways of making themselves more wise and happy, than God had made them. And we, their wretched children, are still prone to forsake the certain rule of God's word, and the true way to happiness, and to seek new methods of attaining it.
LibraryOf the First Covenant Made with Man
Gen. ii. 17.--"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die."--Gen. i. 26.--"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." The state wherein man was created at first, you heard was exceeding good,--all …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Letter xxviii (Circa A. D. 1130) to the Abbots Assembled at Soissons
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
How wonderful to be wise, to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a person's face, softening its harshness.
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