Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
He makes a song, saying, I did wrong, turning from the straight way, but he did not give me the reward of my sin.
Certainly Ephraim's words of grief have come to my ears, You have given me training and I have undergone it like a young cow unused to the yoke: let me be turned and come back, for you are the Lord my God.
And he got up and went to his father. But while he was still far away, his father saw him and was moved with pity for him and went quickly and took him in his arms and gave him a kiss.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him and said of him, See, here is a true son of Israel in whom there is nothing false.
I will put in the waste land the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive-tree; and in the lowland will be planted the fir-tree, the plane, and the cypress together:
In place of the thorn will come up the fir-tree, and in place of the blackberry the myrtle: and it will be to the Lord for a name, for an eternal sign which will not be cut off.
The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the cypress, the plane, and the sherbin-tree together, to make my holy place beautiful; and the resting-place of my feet will be full of glory.
From his full measure we have all been given grace on grace.
I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith,
(Because the fruit of the light is in all righteousness and in everything which is good and true),
Being full of the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
For it is God who is the cause of your desires and of your acts, for his good pleasure.
I am able to do all things through him who gives me strength.
Every good and true thing is given to us from heaven, coming from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or any shade made by turning.