And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do
such things, and doest the same
Some men may be so vain as to imagine, that though they do the same things which they condemn in others, they
shall escape the judgment of God:
but such will find themselves most sadly mistaken; there is no avoiding the general judgment; all men must come to it; there will be no eluding it through craftiness and deceit, through bribery and corruption; there will be no escaping condign punishment, through might in the criminal, or through the judge's ignorance of his crimes, or want of ability and power to punish.