“Rabbi Yehoshua said: An Evil Eye, An Evil Inclination, and Hatred for Other Creatures take a person out of this world.”
How does the Evil Inclination do this? They said: for the first thirteen years the Evil Inclination is greater than the Good Inclination. There in his mother’s womb, a person’s Evil Inclination grows with him. He starts breaking the Sabbath, and nothing is there to stop him; killing people, and there is nothing is there to stop him; going out to sin, and nothing is there to stop him.
After thirteen years, the Good Inclination is born. Then when he breaks the Sabbath, it says to him, “Empty one! Isn’t it written, ‘One who breaks it will surely die.’ (Exod. 31)? ” When he kills, it says to him, “Empty one! Isn’t it written, ‘One who spills the blood of a person, his own blood will be spilled.’ (Gen. 9)?” When he goes out to sin, it says to him, “Empty one! Isn’t it written, ‘Both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death.’ (Lev. 20)?”