Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The more [the prophets] called them, the more they went from them. They sacrificed to the Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind. He continually multiplies lies and desolation. And they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.
And now they sin more and more, and have made themselves molten images of their silver, even idols according to their own understanding, all of them the work of the craftsmen. They say of them, Let the men who sacrifice kiss the ca
Yet, let no man strive, nor let any man reprove, for thy people are as those who strive with the priest.
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, that they might walk in their own counsels.
Leave them. They are blind leaders of blind men, and if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a ditch.
Let the man doing wrong still do wrong, and let the filthy man still be filthy. And let the righteous man still do righteousness, and let the holy man still be holy.