Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house.
Say thou to them, Thus says lord LORD: This burden [concerns] the ruler in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel among whom they are.
Thus says LORD to me, Go, and buy thee a linen sash, and put it upon thy loins, and do not put it in water.
Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
Thus says LORD to me: Make thee bonds and bars, and put them upon thy neck.
Say to them, As I live, says lord LORD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, but that the wicked man turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways, for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Oh that there were such a heart in them that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their sons forever!
Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
O that my people would hearken to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
Now therefore, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says LORD: Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you. Return ye now everyone from his evil way, and amend your ways
And LORD has sent to you all his servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, (but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear),
It may be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may relent of the evil which I purpose to do to them because of the evil of their doings.
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them, that they may return every man from his evil way, that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
And having answered, he says to him, Sir, allow it this year also until I may dig around it and cast manure.
And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will be made ashamed after seeing this man.
2 Timothy 2:25
in mildness correcting those who oppose. Perhaps God may grant them repentance for recognition of the truth,