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.
But I know your abode, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against me.
And you said, I shall be a lady forever: so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of them.
Because they have forsaken me, and have profaned 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;
Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembers not her latter end; therefore she came down awesomely: she had 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 walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man does, he shall even live by them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
So the angel that talked with me said unto me, Cry, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from your fierce wrath, and change from this evil against your people.
Now if you shall kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying,
For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall surround us, and cut off our name from the earth: and what will you do for your great name?
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your truth's sake.
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
For he says, Are not my princes altogether kings?
Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not your God, in whom you trust, deceive you, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?
Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he swore to give unto them, therefore he has slain them in the wilderness.
Go and cry unto the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress.
Why should the nations say, Where is now their God?
But I had pity because of my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations, where they went.