The Whole World Guilty before God
9 What then? Are we any better? k Not at all! For we have previously charged that both Jews l and Gentiles m n are all under sin, o p 10 as it is written: q
There is no one righteous, not even one.
11 There is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away;
all alike have become useless.
There is no one who does what is good,
not even one. r s
13 Their throat is an open grave;
they deceive with their tongues. t u
Vipers’ venom is under their lips. v w
14 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. x y
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 ruin and wretchedness are in their paths,
17 and the path of peace they have not known. z a
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. b c