Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
They consult their wooden idols, and their diviner's staff answers with an oracle. The wind of prostitution blows them astray; they commit spiritual adultery against their God.
An ox recognizes its owner, a donkey recognizes where its owner puts its food; but Israel does not recognize me, my people do not understand."
Oppressors treat my people cruelly; creditors rule over them. My people's leaders mislead them; they give you confusing directions.
Therefore my people will be deported because of their lack of understanding. Their leaders will have nothing to eat, their masses will have nothing to drink.
The Lord answered, "This will happen because my people are foolish. They do not know me. They are like children who have no sense. They have no understanding. They are skilled at doing evil. They do not know how to do good."
Even the stork knows when it is time to move on. The turtledove, swallow, and crane recognize the normal times for their migration. But my people pay no attention to what I, the Lord, require of them.
Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites! For the Lord has a covenant lawsuit against the people of Israel. For there is neither faithfulness nor loyalty in the land, nor do they acknowledge God.
For I delight in faithfulness, not simply in sacrifice; I delight in acknowledging God, not simply in whole burnt offerings.
2 Chronicles 15:3
For a long time Israel had no true God, or priest to instruct them, or law.
But if they refuse to listen, they pass over the river of death, and expire without knowledge.
It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.
When its branches get brittle, they break; women come and use them for kindling. For these people lack understanding, therefore the one who made them has no compassion on them; the one who formed them has no mercy on them.
Gather together and come! Approach together, you refugees from the nations! Those who carry wooden idols know nothing, those who pray to a god that cannot deliver.
Lord, I know you look for faithfulness. But even when you punish these people, they feel no remorse. Even when you nearly destroy them, they refuse to be corrected. They have become as hardheaded as a rock. They refuse to change their ways.
Leave them! They are blind guides. If someone who is blind leads another who is blind, both will fall into a pit."
2 Corinthians 4:3
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing,
I will also reject
Next I eradicated the three shepherds in one month, for I ran out of patience with them and, indeed, they detested me as well.
"Now, you priests, this commandment is for you.
They said to him, "He will utterly destroy those evil men! Then he will lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his portion at the harvest."
So they seized him, killed him, and threw his body out of the vineyard.
He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "May this never happen!"
Israel has forgotten his Maker and built royal palaces, and Judah has built many fortified cities. But I will send fire on their cities; it will consume their royal citadels.
When they were fed, they became satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; as a result, they forgot me!
2 Kings 17:16
They abandoned all the commandments of the Lord their God; they made two metal calves and an Asherah pole, bowed down to all the stars in the sky, and worshiped Baal.
The ropes of the wicked tighten around me, but I do not forget your law.
For you ignore the God who rescues you; you pay no attention to your strong protector. So this is what happens: You cultivate beautiful plants and plant exotic vines.
He answered them, "And why do you disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?
1 Samuel 2:28
I chose your ancestor from all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer sacrifice on my altar, to burn incense, and to bear the ephod before me. I gave to your ancestor's house all the fire offerings made by the Israelites.
1 Samuel 3:12
On that day I will carry out against Eli everything that I spoke about his house -- from start to finish!
They are a nation devoid of wisdom, and there is no understanding among them.
I thought, "Surely it is only the ignorant poor who act this way. They act like fools because they do not know what the Lord demands. They do not know what their God requires of them.
Moreover, they will teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and show them how to distinguish between the ceremonially unclean and the clean.