“Do you thus repay the Lord, O foolish and unwise people? Is not He your Father who has bought you? He has made you and established you.
For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us And Israel does not recognize us. You, O Lord, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Your name.
Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance; And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.
“ But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked— You are grown fat, thick, and sleek— Then he forsook God who made him, And scorned the Rock of his salvation.
Thus says the Lord who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you, ‘ Do not fear, O Jacob My servant; And you Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
You are doing the deeds of They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; your father.” we have one Father: God.”
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord, “ Israel is My son, My firstborn.
“ Terror and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of Your arm they are motionless as stone; Until Your people pass over, O Lord, Until the people pass over whom You have purchased.
and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked until you came to this place.’
“You neglected the Rock who begot you, And forgot the God who gave you birth.
‘ Your hands fashioned and made me altogether, And would You destroy me?
Remember this, O Lord, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
What shall I render to the Lord For all His benefits toward me?
Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King.
Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth; For the Lord speaks, “ Sons I have reared and brought up, But they have revolted against Me.
When its limbs are dry, they are broken off; Women come and make a fire with them, For they are not a people of discernment, Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them. And their Creator will not be gracious to them.
“For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.
Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”
But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.
“ For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know.”
‘Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear.
I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight;
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “ Abba! Father!”
For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “ Abba! Father!”
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.