Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
However, because I called but you refused to listen, because I stretched out my hand but no one paid attention,
The Pharisees (who loved money) heard all this and ridiculed him.
Look, you scoffers; be amazed and perish! For I am doing a work in your days, a work you would never believe, even if someone tells you.'"
1 Thessalonians 4:8
Consequently the one who rejects this is not rejecting human authority but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.
For King Zedekiah had confined Jeremiah there after he had reproved him for prophesying as he did. He had asked Jeremiah, "Why do you keep prophesying these things? Why do you keep saying that the Lord says, 'I will hand this city over to the king of Babylon? I will let him capture it.
So the officials took Jeremiah and put him in the cistern of Malkijah, one of the royal princes, that was in the courtyard of the guardhouse. There was no water in the cistern, only mud. So when they lowered Jeremiah into the cistern with ropes he sank in the mud.
Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way.
"Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a fence around it, dug a pit for its winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went on a journey.
Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? They killed those who foretold long ago the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become!
A well-written song by Asaph. Why, O God, have you permanently rejected us? Why does your anger burn against the sheep of your pasture?
A psalm of Asaph. O God, foreigners have invaded your chosen land; they have polluted your holy temple and turned Jerusalem into a heap of ruins.
Therefore, his disaster will come suddenly; in an instant he will be broken, and there will be no remedy.
The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy.
2 Chronicles 33:10
The Lord confronted Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention.
Whoever corrects a mocker is asking for insult; whoever reproves a wicked person receives abuse.
What more can I do for my vineyard beyond what I have already done? When I waited for it to produce edible grapes, why did it produce sour ones instead?
Moreover, the Lord says to the people of Zion, "Your injuries are incurable; your wounds are severe.
"Son of man, say to her: 'You are a land that receives no rain or showers in the day of my anger.'
But the tenants seized his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
Herod added this to them all: He locked up John in prison.