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 to them, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: The prince will raise this burden in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel within it.'
The Lord said to me, "Go and buy some linen shorts and put them on. Do not put them in water."
"Go down at once to the potter's house. I will speak to you further there."
The Lord told me, "Make a yoke out of leather straps and wooden crossbars and put it on your neck.
Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but prefer that the wicked change his behavior and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil deeds! Why should you die, O house of Israel?'
If only it would really be their desire to fear me and obey all my commandments in the future, so that it may go well with them and their descendants forever.
I wish that they were wise and could understand this, and that they could comprehend what will happen to them."
If only my people would obey me! If only Israel would keep my commands!
So now, tell the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem this: The Lord says, 'I am preparing to bring disaster on you! I am making plans to punish you. So, every one of you, stop the evil things you have been doing. Correct the way you have been living and do what is right.'
Over and over again the Lord has sent his servants the prophets to you. But you have not listened or paid attention.
Maybe they will pay attention and each of them will stop living the evil way they do. If they do that, then I will forgo destroying them as I had intended to do because of the wicked things they have been doing.
Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about all the disaster I intend to bring on them, they will all stop doing the evil things they have been doing. If they do, I will forgive their sins and the wicked things they have done."
But the worker answered him, 'Sir, leave it alone this year too, until I dig around it and put fertilizer on it.
Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I will send my one dear son; perhaps they will respect him.'
2 Timothy 2:25
correcting opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance and then knowledge of the truth