Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For Israel has behaved himself stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Now LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
I will heal their backsliding. I will love them freely. For my anger is turned away from him.
but turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers. They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and a good man from his own fruits.
Why then has this people of Jerusalem slid back by a perpetual backsliding? They hold firm deceit. They refuse to return.
Though our iniquities testify against us, work thou for thy name's sake, O LORD. For our backslidings are many. We have sinned against thee.
They called them
The more [the prophets] called them, the more they went from them. They sacrificed to the Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
They return, but not to [him] on high. They are like a deceitful bow. Their rulers shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue. This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 30:1
And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the Passover to LORD, the God of Israel.
But my people hearkened not to my voice, and Israel would none of me.
For thus says LORD to the house of Israel: Seek ye me, and ye shall live.