Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
For you know that later when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no opportunity for repentance, although he sought the blessing with tears.
But to Adam he said, "Because you obeyed your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground thanks to you; in painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
So now, you are banished from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
He named him Noah, saying, "This one will bring us comfort from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that the Lord has cursed."
So the Lord has uprooted them from their land in anger, wrath, and great rage and has deported them to another land, as is clear today."
then let thorns sprout up in place of wheat, and in place of barley, weeds!" The words of Job are ended.
and a fruitful land into a barren place, because of the sin of its inhabitants.
I will sing to my love -- a song to my lover about his vineyard. My love had a vineyard on a fertile hill.
They will be like a shrub in the desert. They will not experience good things even when they happen. It will be as though they were growing in the desert, in a salt land where no one can live.
Finally the Lord could no longer endure your wicked deeds and the disgusting things you did. That is why your land has become the desolate, uninhabited ruin that it is today. That is why it has become a proverbial example used in curses.
He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.
So he said to the worker who tended the vineyard, 'For three years now, I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and each time I inspect it I find none. Cut it down! Why should it continue to deplete the soil?'
but only a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that will consume God's enemies.
For the fortified city is left alone; it is a deserted settlement and abandoned like the desert. Calves graze there; they lie down there and eat its branches bare.
"Son of man, of all the woody branches among the trees of the forest, what happens to the wood of the vine?
and say to the scrub land of the Negev, 'Hear the word of the Lord: This is what the sovereign Lord says: Look here, I am about to start a fire in you, and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The flaming fire will not be extinguished, and the whole surface of the ground from the Negev to the north will be scorched by it.
"For indeed the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. The coming day will burn them up," says the Lord who rules over all. "It will not leave even a root or branch.
Even now the ax is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels!
If anyone does not remain in me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up.
If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the lake of fire.
"If the infection returns and breaks out in the house after he has pulled out the stones, scraped the house, and it is replastered,
I tell you the truth, people will be forgiven for all sins, even all the blasphemies they utter.
And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the person who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
They will say, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish!'
For if such things are done when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
And have mercy on those who waver;