“People will stagger from sea to sea And from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, But they will not find it.
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
“Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Do you come to inquire of Me? As I live,” declares the Lord God, “ I will not be inquired of by you.”’
When you offer your gifts, when you cause your sons to pass through the fire, you are defiling yourselves with all your idols to this day. And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live,” declares the Lord God, “I will not be inquired of by you.
But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”
At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘ There He is,’ do not believe him.
but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.
What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;
For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,