JOB 24

14 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

...criminals are cowards no matter how gigantic and robust.‭ ‬They cannot be relied on‭; ‬and where discipline and principles are all lax,‭ ‬disaster and disgrace are inevitable and deserved.‭ ‬Cromwell was convinced of this and adopted a policy in accordance with his conviction.‭ ‬No thief,‭ ‬gambler,‭ ‬or rowdy,‭ ‬could gain admission to his‭ "‬Ironsides,‭" ‬who were at once the strength of his army,‭ ‬and the terror of the cavaliers.

Herald of the Kingdom and Age to Come, Nov 1861