What Does the Bible Say About The Slow Rot of Sin?

[They] will rot away because of their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot away with them. (Lev 26:39).

They will by appalled with one another and waste away in their iniquity. (Ezekiel 4:17).

Their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust; for they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 5:24).

You will rot away in your iniquities, and you will groan to one another. (Ezekiel 24:23).

Say to the house of Israel, “Thus you have spoken, saying, ‘Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we are rotting away in them; how then can we survive?’”  Say to them, “As I live!” declares the Lord GOD, “I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?” (Ezekiel 33:10-11).

See also Hos 5:11-12, Isa 51:7-8.

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