Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod to be a sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.
Seeing he hath despised an oath. by breaking a covenant - yea lo! hath given his hand and all these things hath done he shall not escape.
And the bramble said unto the trees, If, in truth, ye are about to anoint me to be king over you, come, take refuge in my shade, - but, if not, there shall come forth fire out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
2 Kings 24:20
For, it was because the anger of Yahweh had come against Jerusalem, and against Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled, against the king of Babylon.
2 Chronicles 36:13
Moreover also - against King Nebuchadnezzar, he rebelled, who had made him swear by God,-and he stiffened his neck, and emboldened his heart, from turning unto Yahweh, God of Israel.
For lawlessness, hath consumed like fire, Briars and thorns, doth it devour, - Yea it hath kindled upon the thickets of the forest, And they have rolled up as a column of smoke.
Yea thou shalt behold all thy wives and thy children brought forth unto the Chaldeans, and thou, shalt not escape out of their hand, - but by the hand of the king of Babylon, shalt thou be taken, and, this city, shall be burned with fire.
For it was, because the anger of Yahweh, had come against Jerusalem and Judah until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
And they served her as staves of power For the sceptres of rulers, And high became the stature thereof With its interwoven foliage,- And it was seen by its height, By its multitude of branches.
Thou therefore, O profane, lawless one, prince of Israel,- Whose day hath come, in a time of final iniquity:
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, Nor the commanders staff a from between his feet, - Until that he come in as a Shiloh, And, his, be the obedience of the peoples:
and, the increase thereof, aboundeth unto the kings whom thou hast set over us, for our sins, - and, over our bodies, are they bearing rule, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and, in great distress, we are.
For he hath devoured Jacob, - And, his dwelling-place, have they laid waste.
Yea the stock which thy right hand planted, Even upon the son thou didst secure for thyself.
For, many days, shall the sons of Israel tarry, without king, and without ruler, and without sacrifice, and without pillar; and without ephod, or household gods.
For, now, will they say, We have no king, - for we revere not Yahweh, and what could, a king, do for us?
In that day, will I raise up the pavilion of David, that is lying prostrate, - and wall up the breaches of them, and, his ruins, will I raise up, and will build it, as in the days of age-past times:
They, therefore, cried aloud - Away! away! Crucify him! Pilate saith unto them - Your king, shall I crucify? The High-priests answered - We have no king but Caesar!
Thou. therefore take up a dirge, for the prince of Israel;
The fragrance of our nostrils, The Anointed of Yahweh, hath been captured in their pits, - of whom we had said - In his shade, shall we live among the nations.
And, when he drew near, beholding the city, he wept over it, saying -
That I have great grief and incessant travail in my heart;
and I will hurl thee out and thy mother who bare thee, upon another land where ye were not born, - and, there, shall ye die.