Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
And now, if you will diligently listen to me and keep my covenant, then you will be my special possession out of all the nations, for all the earth is mine,
For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. He has chosen you to be his people, prized above all others on the face of the earth.
However, only to your ancestors did he show his loving favor, and he chose you, their descendants, from all peoples -- as is apparent today.
And today the Lord has declared you to be his special people (as he already promised you) so you may keep all his commandments.
For the Lord's allotment is his people, Jacob is his special possession.
He proclaims his word to Jacob, his statutes and regulations to Israel.
We existed from ancient times, but you did not rule over them, they were not your subjects.
These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, by their nations, and from these the nations spread over the earth after the flood.
For I will soon summon all the peoples of the kingdoms of the north," says the Lord. "They will come and their kings will set up their thrones near the entrances of the gates of Jerusalem. They will attack all the walls surrounding it, and all the towns in Judah.
Vent your anger on the nations that do not acknowledge you. Vent it on the peoples who do not worship you. For they have destroyed the people of Jacob. They have completely destroyed them and left their homeland in utter ruin.
"Because you have acted like a wanton prostitute -- a seductive mistress who practices sorcery, who enslaves nations by her harlotry, and entices peoples by her sorcery --
But if any of the nations anywhere on earth refuse to go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord who rules over all, they will get no rain.
From one man he made every nation of the human race to inhabit the entire earth, determining their set times and the fixed limits of the places where they would live,
Old men, young men, young women, little children, and women -- wipe them out! But do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary!" So they began with the elders who were at the front of the temple.
Just as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you, declares the sovereign Lord.
He has carried out his threats against us and our rulers who were over us by bringing great calamity on us -- what has happened to Jerusalem has never been equaled under all heaven!
Then Jesus began to criticize openly the cities in which he had done many of his miracles, because they did not repent.
That servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or do what his master asked will receive a severe beating.
There will be affliction and distress on everyone who does evil, on the Jew first and also the Greek,
1 Peter 4:17
For it is time for judgment to begin, starting with the house of God. And if it starts with us, what will be the fate of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God?
The Lord says, "Watch out! The time is soon coming when I will punish all those who are circumcised only in the flesh.
So the Lord who rules over all said, "I will surely punish them! Their young men will be killed in battle. Their sons and daughters will die of starvation.
What will you say when the Lord appoints as rulers over you those allies that you, yourself, had actually prepared as such? Then anguish and agony will grip you like that of a woman giving birth to a baby.
So I must die here in this land; I will not cross the Jordan. But you are going over and will possess that good land.
I will punish their rebellion by beating them with a club, their sin by inflicting them with bruises.
"This is what the sovereign Lord says: A disaster -- a one-of-a-kind disaster -- is coming!
But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you!