Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But the Lord said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying out to me from the ground!
because we are about to destroy it. The outcry against this place is so great before the Lord that he has sent us to destroy it."
The look on their faces testifies to their guilt; like the people of Sodom they openly boast of their sin. Too bad for them! For they bring disaster on themselves.
Indeed Israel is the vineyard of the Lord who commands armies, the people of Judah are the cultivated place in which he took delight. He waited for justice, but look what he got -- disobedience! He waited for fairness, but look what he got -- cries for help!
Then I said, "O Lord, intervene for the honor of your name even though our sins speak out against us. Indeed, we have turned away from you many times. We have sinned against you.
Look, the pay you have held back from the workers who mowed your fields cries out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
(Now the people of Sodom were extremely wicked rebels against the Lord.)