Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
For Israel is uncontrolled, like a cow which may not be controlled; now will the Lord give them food like a lamb in a wide place.
I will put right their errors; freely will my love be given to them, for my wrath is turned away from him.
Their hearts were turned back and untrue like their fathers; they were turned to one side like a twisted bow.
He whose heart is turned away will have the reward of his ways in full measure; but a good man will have the reward of his doings.
And the Lord said to me in the days of Josiah the king, Have you seen what Israel, turning away from me, has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every branching tree, acting like a loose woman there.
Why do these people of Jerusalem go back, for ever turning away? they will not give up their deceit, they will not come back.
Though our sins give witness against us, do something, O Lord, for the honour of your name: for again and again we have been turned away from you, we have done evil against you.
They called them
When I sent for them, then they went away from me; they made offerings to the Baals, burning perfumes to images.
They have gone to what is of no value; they are like a false bow; their captains will come to destruction by the sword, and their ruler by my wrath; for this, the land of Egypt will make sport of them.
2 Chronicles 30:1
Then Hezekiah sent word to all Israel and Judah, and sent letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, requesting them to come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the Passover to the Lord, the God of Israel.
But my people did not give ear to my voice; Israel would have nothing to do with me.
For these are the words of the Lord to the children of Israel: Let your hearts be turned to me, so that you may have life: