"Out of the mouths of children and babies Thou hast ordained praise...." (Psalm 8:2)

"There is a sinner that has good success in evil things, and there is a 'gain' that turns to loss." (Sirach 20:9)

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight.... which justify the wicked for a reward... Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be rottenness and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Almighty, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Therefore is the anger of the Most High kindled against His people, and He has stretched forth His hand against them, and has smitten them...." (Isaiah 5:20-25)

"As I live, says the Master, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways, for why will you die? When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die', if he turn from his sin, and do judgment and justice... and walk in the statutes of life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live, he shall not die." (Ezekiel 33:11, 14-15)

"Seek the Creator while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Most High, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our Mighty Redeemer, for He will abundantly pardon." (Isaiah 55:6-7)