Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
Thy princes are rebellious and companions of thieves; every one loves bribes and follows after rewards; they do not hear the fatherless in judgment, neither does the cause of the widow come unto them.
I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and upon the people of my wrath will I send him to take spoil and to take prey and to ready them that they might be tread down like the mire of the streets.
That this is a rebellious people, lying sons, sons that did not desire to hear the law of the LORD:
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do ye.
For her sins have reached unto the heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
But come here, ye sons of the sorceress, generation of the adulterer and the whore.
And, behold, ye are risen up in the place of your fathers, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel.
and might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not set their heart aright and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.
yet they did not hearken unto me, nor incline their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
Then thou shalt say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods and have served them and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me and have not kept my law;
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who taught you to flee from the wrath to come?
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the judgment of hell?
Why dost thou trim thy way to seek love? therefore thou hast also taught the wicked ones thy ways.
They give gifts to all whores, but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers and givest them offerings that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen because their tongue and their doings have been against the LORD, to irritate the eyes of his majesty.
a people that provokes me to anger continually to my face; that sacrifices in gardens, and burns incense upon altars of brick;
And when the LORD saw it, his wrath was kindled because of his sons and of his daughters.
How often did they provoke him in the wilderness and grieve him in the desert!
Shall they provoke me to anger? said the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
1 Corinthians 10:22
Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
that say, Let him make speed and hasten his work that we may see it, and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come that we may know it!
Rejoice and sing, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
Then the humble shall grow in joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to leave our presence.
Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
Fear not, thou worm Jacob, ye dead of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
For the LORD is our shield, and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
Call together the archers against Babylon; all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do unto her; for she has become proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
For Israel and Judah have not been made widows of their God, of the LORD of the hosts, though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.
Gone away backward
The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
thus hath the LORD said, What iniquity have your fathers found in me that they are gone far from me and have walked after vanity and are become vain?
because the prudence of the flesh is enmity against God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, neither indeed can it.
who now rejoice in my sufferings for you and fulfill in my flesh that which is lacking of the tribulations of the Christ for his body's sake, which is the congregation ,