Justice standeth afar off,
Truth is fallen in the street.
Equity cannot enter.
Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious.
Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
"Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting!"
Isa 59:14; Dan 5:25-28