Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
They sit before thee as my people
As the people cometh
And it came to pass, in the sixth year in the sixth month, on the fifth of the month, I being seated in my house, and the elders of Judah being seated before me, then fell upon me there the hand of My Lord Yahweh.
Then came there unto me men, of the elders of Israel, - and sat before me -
And it came to pass in the seventh year in the fifth month, on the tent of the month, that there came in men of the elders of Israel to enquire of Yahweh, - and they sat before me.
And, she, had a sister, called Mary, who also, seating herself at the feet of the Lord, was hearing his word.
Immediately, therefore, I sent unto thee: Thou, also hast, well, done in coming. Now, therefore, all we, before God are present, to hear all things that have been enjoined upon thee by the Lord.
They sit before thee as my people
Thus saith Yahweh - Stand ye at the ways - and see, And ask for the paths of age-past times, Where is the good way? And walk therein, And ye shall find rest to your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein !
And it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking unto all the people all the words of Yahweh their God, with which Yahweh their God had sent him unto them, - even all these words,
As touching the word which thou hast spoken unto us, in the name of Yahweh we are not going to hearken unto thee;
Every one, therefore, who heareth thesemy words, and doeth them, shall be likened to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;
He is like unto a man building a house, who digged, and deepened, and laid a foundation upon the rock, - and, a flood, coming, the stream burst against that house, and was not strong enough to shake it, because it had been, well, built.
But, he, answering, said unto them - My mother and my brethren, are, these - they who, the word of God, are hearing and doing.
But, he, said - Yea rather! - Happy they who hear the word of God, and observe it!
Become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only - reasoning yourselves astray;
And Yahweh heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me, - and Yahweh said unto me - I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken unto thee, they have well said all which they have spoken.
So they spake him fair with their mouth, And, with their tongue, did promise him falsely;
Wherefore My Lord hath said, - Because this people, hath drawn near with their mouth, And with their lips, have honoured me, But their heart, have they moved far from me, And so their reverence of me hath become A commandment of men in which they have been schooled,
What profit, my brethren, - if one should be saying he hath, faith, but hath not, works; can his faith save him?
1 John 3:17
But, whoso hath this world's goods, and beholdeth his brother having, need, and shutteth up his tender affections from him, how, is, the love of God, abiding in him?
Shew much love
So the word of Yahweh must be to them - Precept upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, A little here, a little there, - That they may go and fall backward and be torn and snared and captured.
But when this people or a prophet or a priest shall ask thee saying What is the oracle of Yahweh? Then shalt thou say unto them Ye, yourselves, are the oracle, Therefore will I reject you Declareth Yahweh;
Now the Pharisees, who were, lovers of money, were hearing all these things, and were openly sneering at him.
No one, unto two masters, can be in service; for either, the one, he will hate, and, the other ,love, or, one, he will hold to, and, the other, despise: Ye cannot be in service, unto God, and, unto Riches.
And, he among the thorns sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, - and, the anxiety of the age and the deceit of riches, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh.
And the young man, hearing, this word, went away sorrowing, - for he was holding large possessions.
And he said unto them - Mind and be guarding yourselves from all covetousness; for not, in one's abundance, doth his life spring out of his possessions.
For, this, ye know, if ye take note - that no fornicator, or impure or greedy person, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God.
1 Timothy 6:9
But, they who are determined to be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful covetings, the which, sink men into ruin and destruction, -
And he said unto them - Tarry ye here for the night, and I will bring you back word, as Yahweh shall speak unto me. So the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.
Bring, to correction, thy heart, and thine ears, to the sayings of knowledge.
And, he, said unto him - Teacher! all these things, have I kept, from my youth.
Because, if any is, a word-hearer, and not a doer, the same, is like unto a man observing his natural face in a mirror, -