Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.
1 Samuel 12:22
For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake because it has pleased the LORD to make you his people.
I have understood thy state, thy going out and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
And thou didst say, I shall be a lady for ever. Until now thou hast not laid these things to heart, neither didst thou remember thy latter end.
Because they have forsaken me and have estranged this place; and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;
Teth Her filthiness is in her skirts; she did not remember her latter end; therefore she came down surprisingly; she has no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction, for the enemy has magnified himself.
But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they did not walk in my statutes, and they despised my rights, by which the man that does them shall live by them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted; therefore I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness to consume them.
So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of the hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
Why should the Egyptians speak and say, For evil did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains and to consume them from upon the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath and repent of the evil of thy people.
and that thou hast caused all this people to die as one man; and the Gentiles who have heard of thy fame will speak, saying,
For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it and shall compass us around and cut off our name from upon the earth; then what wilt thou do unto thy great name?
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy and for thy truth.
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further his wicked thought lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
For he shall say, Are not my princes altogether kings?
Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Do not let thy God, in whom thou dost trust, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
the king spoke and said, Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my greatness?
Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he swore unto them; therefore, he has slain them in the wilderness.
Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your affliction.
Why should the Gentiles say, Where is now their God?
And it has pained me to see my holy name profaned by the house of Israel among the Gentiles where they went.