They run to shed blood (Rom 3:15)

“Their feet

Are swift

To shed blood.”

ὀξεῖς οἱ πόδες αὐτῶν ἐκχέαι αἷμα,

Next Paul turned to the prophet Isaiah, chapter 59:7-8, who had said that the hypocrites’ feet run to evil.  Paul said that their feet (οἱ πόδες αὐτῶν) were swift (ὀξεῖς) to shed (ἐκχέαι) blood (αἷμα).  They rush to shed innocent blood.  Isaiah talked about the contamination among the hypocrites in the Israelite community.  All their works were violent and full of iniquity.  They ran to evil, so that they could have innocent blood on their hands.  Paul continued to show the wickedness of humans.  Do you know anyone who hurries to get into a bloody fight?

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