Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

Bible References

Betroth

Deuteronomy 20:6
Or who among you has planted a vineyard and not benefited from it? He may go home, lest he die in battle and someone else benefit from it.
Job 31:10
then let my wife turn the millstone for another man, and may other men have sexual relations with her.
Jeremiah 8:10
So I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. For from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.
Hosea 4:2
There is only cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery. They resort to violence and bloodshed.

Build

Job 3:18
There the prisoners relax together; they do not hear the voice of the oppressor.
Isaiah 5:9
The Lord who commands armies told me this: "Many houses will certainly become desolate, large, impressive houses will have no one living in them.
Isaiah 65:21
They will build houses and live in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
Jeremiah 12:13
My people will sow wheat, but will harvest weeds. They will work until they are exhausted, but will get nothing from it. They will be disappointed in their harvests because the Lord will take them away in his fierce anger.
Lamentations 5:2
Our inheritance is turned over to strangers; foreigners now occupy our homes.
Amos 5:11
Therefore, because you make the poor pay taxes on their crops and exact a grain tax from them, you will not live in the houses you built with chiseled stone, nor will you drink the wine from the fine vineyards you planted.
Micah 6:15
You will plant crops, but will not harvest them; you will squeeze oil from the olives, but you will have no oil to rub on your bodies; you will squeeze juice from the grapes, but you will have no wine to drink.
Zephaniah 1:13
Their wealth will be stolen and their houses ruined! They will not live in the houses they have built, nor will they drink the wine from the vineyards they have planted.

General references

Ecclesiastes 3:13
and also that everyone should eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all his toil, for these things are a gift from God.
Isaiah 65:21
They will build houses and live in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
Lamentations 5:11
They raped women in Zion, virgins in the towns of Judah.

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