Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Do not quench the Spirit;
But they rebelled And grieved His Holy Spirit; Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy, He fought against them.
And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
Then the Lord said, “ My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord; and He could bear the misery of Israel no longer.
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness And grieved Him in the desert!
“For forty years I loathed that generation, And said they are a people who err in their heart, And they do not know My ways.
Then he said, “Listen now, O house of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God as well?
Because you have not remembered the days of your youth but have enraged Me by all these things, behold, I in turn will bring your conduct down on your own head,” declares the Lord God, “so that you will not commit this lewdness on top of all your other abominations.
After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He *said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,
But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “ Death is swallowed up in victory.
“You have bought Me not sweet cane with money, Nor have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices; Rather you have burdened Me with your sins, You have wearied Me with your iniquities.
Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.
But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
“You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
“ Therefore I was angry with this generation, And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, And they did not know My ways’;
And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?