Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Therefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, says the LORD of hosts.
For thus says the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunk; and are you he that shall altogether go unpunished? you shall not go unpunished, but you shall surely drink of it.
Slay utterly old and young, both maidens, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the elders who were before the house.
And I will come near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the sojourner from his right, and fear not me, says the LORD of hosts.
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
For if they do these things with a green tree, what shall be done with the dry?
Then began he to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;
And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.