God’s Prophecy to Isaiah, Guards His Promise to Noah.

Just as a “dishonest scale” can undermine the trust between buyer and seller, the evil imaginations of the human heart--of my heart--have the potential to tear apart the human community. “He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor,” and it is this that is the root of all human violence. Even if I never lift my hand against him, in my heart I kill my neighbor I hold him in contempt.