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And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
I will hide
Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
2 Chronicles 20:20
And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.
That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
2 Thessalonians 3:2
And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.