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.
Israel has rebelled like a stubborn heifer! Soon the Lord will put them out to pasture like a lamb in a broad field!
"I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger will turn away from them.
They were unfaithful and acted as treacherously as their ancestors; they were as unreliable as a malfunctioning bow.
The backslider will be paid back from his own ways, but a good person will be rewarded for his.
When Josiah was king of Judah, the Lord said to me, "Jeremiah, you have no doubt seen what wayward Israel has done. You have seen how she went up to every high hill and under every green tree to give herself like a prostitute to other gods.
Why, then, do these people of Jerusalem continually turn away from me in apostasy? They hold fast to their deception. They refuse to turn back to me.
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.
They called them
But the more I summoned them, the farther they departed from me. They sacrificed to the Baal idols and burned incense to images.
They turn to Baal; they are like an unreliable bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because their prayers to Baal have made me angry. So people will disdain them in the land of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 30:1
Hezekiah sent messages throughout Israel and Judah; he even wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, summoning them to come to the Lord's temple in Jerusalem and observe a Passover celebration for the Lord God of Israel.
But my people did not obey me; Israel did not submit to me.
The Lord says this to the family of Israel: "Seek me so you can live!