Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
With their vanities
The honour which was his they gave to strange gods; by their disgusting ways he was moved to wrath.
They made him angry with their high places; moving him to wrath with their images.
With their vanities
1 Samuel 12:21
And do not go from the right way turning to those false gods in which there is no profit and no salvation, for they are false.
1 Kings 16:13
Because of all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, which they did and made Israel do, moving the Lord, the God of Israel, to wrath by their foolish acts.
I am full of hate for those who go after false gods; but my hope is in the Lord.
The voice of the cry of the daughter of my people comes from a far land: Is the Lord not in Zion? is not her King in her? Why have they made me angry with their images and their strange gods which are no gods?
But they are together like beasts and foolish: the teaching of false gods is wood.
Are any of the false gods of the nations able to make rain come? are the heavens able to give showers? are you not he, O Lord our God? so we will go on waiting for you, for you have done all these things.
The worshippers of false gods have given up their only hope.
And, while I was talking to them, the Holy Spirit came on them, as on us at first.
But still the number of the children of Israel will be like the sand of the sea, which may not be measured or numbered; and in place of its being said to them, You are not my people, it will be said to them, You are the sons of the living God
As he says in Hosea, They will be named my people who were not my people, and she will be loved who was not loved.
But I say, Had Israel no knowledge? First Moses says, You will be moved to envy by that which is not a nation, and by a foolish people I will make you angry.
So I say, Were their steps made hard in order that they might have a fall? In no way: but by their fall salvation has come to the Gentiles, so that they might be moved to envy.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven.