Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.

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Bible References

High places

Hosea 10:5
About the calves of Beth-aven, will the inhabitant of Samaria be concerned, - for the people thereof, have mourned over it, and, the ascetics thereof, who, over it, used to exult, shall mourn for the glory thereof, because it hath departed therefrom.
Hosea 4:15
Though unchaste art thou, O Israel, let not Judah, become guilty, neither let them enter Gilgal, nor go up to Beth-aven, and then swear, By the life of Yahweh!
Hosea 5:8
Blow ye a horn in Gibeah, a trumpet in Ramah, - sound an alarm at Beth-aven, behind thee, O Benjamin!

The sin

Deuteronomy 9:21
And your sin which ye had made even the calf, took I and burned it up with fire, and pounded it very small, until it was fine as dust, - then cast I the dust thereof into the torrent that descended out of the mountain.
1 Kings 12:28
Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, - and said unto them - It is, too much for you, to go up to Jerusalem, Lo! thy gods, O Israel, that brought thee up out of the land of Egypt;
1 Kings 13:34
And so this thing became the sin of the house of Jeroboam, - that it should be both taken away and destroyed, from off the face of the ground.
1 Kings 14:16
That he may deliver up Israel, - on account of the sin of Jeroboam, which he committed, and which he caused, Israel, to commit.
Amos 8:14
They who swear by the Guilt of Samaria, and say, As thy God, liveth, O Dan! and, As the Way of Beer-sheba, liveth, shall fall, and shall not rise any more.
Micah 1:5
For the transgression of Jacob, is all this, and for the sin of the house of Israel, - Whose is the transgression of Jacob? Is it not Samaria's? And whose is the sin of Judah? Is it not Jerusalem?

The thorn

Hosea 9:6
For, though they have gone from destruction, yet, Egypt, shall gather them, Memphis, shall bury them, - as for their silver favorites! thistles, shall possess them, thorns in their tents.
Isaiah 32:13
Over the soil of my people, thorns and briars shall grow, - Yea over all houses of joy, thou city exultant!
Isaiah 34:13
Then shall come up, in her palaces thorns Nettles and thistles in her fortresses, - And she shall become A home for wild dogs, An enclosure for ostriches;

Their altars

1 Kings 13:2
And he made proclamation against the altar, by the word of Yahweh, and said, O altar! altar! Thus, saith Yahweh, - Lo! a son to be born unto the house of David, Josiah his name, who shall sacrifice upon thee the priests of the high-places, who are making a perfume upon thee, and, human bones, shall be burned upon thee;
2 Kings 23:15
moreover also, the altar that was in Bethel, the high place which Jeroboam son of Nebat made, wherewith he caused, Israel, to sin, - even that altar, and the high place, brake he down, - and burned the high place, crushing it to powder, and burned a Sacred Stem.
2 Chronicles 31:1
Now, when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went forth unto the cities of Judah, and brake in pieces the pillars - and cut down the Sacred Stems - and threw down the high places and the altars, out of all Judah and Benjamin - and throughout Ephraim and Manasseh, until they had made an end, - then all the sons of Israel returned every man to his own possession, unto their own cities.
2 Chronicles 34:5
And, the bones of the priests, burned he upon their altars, - and so purified Judah and Jerusalem:

They shall

Isaiah 2:19
And they shall enter into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of clay, - Because of the terribleness of Yahweh, And for his majestic splendour, When he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
Luke 23:30
Then, will they begin to say - unto the mountains, Fall upon us! and unto the hills, Cover us!
Revelation 6:16
and they say, unto the mountains and unto the rocks - Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth upon the throne, and from the anger of the Lamb;
Revelation 9:6
And, in those days, shall men seek death, and in nowise shall find it, and shall covet to die, and death fleeth from them.

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Luke 23:30
Then, will they begin to say - unto the mountains, Fall upon us! and unto the hills, Cover us!