Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
But the heart of the people was not turned to him who sent punishment on them, and they made no prayer to the Lord of armies.
I gave your children blows to no purpose; they got no good from training: your sword has been the destruction of your prophets, like a death-giving lion.
O Lord, do not your eyes see good faith? you have given them punishment, but they were not troubled; you have sent destruction on them, but they did not take your teaching to heart: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they would not come back.
All of them are turned away, going about with false stories; they are brass and iron: they are all workers of deceit.
As for your unclean purpose: because I have been attempting to make you clean, but you have not been made clean from it, you will not be made clean till I have let loose my passion on you in full measure.
And you have not kept in mind the word which says to you as to sons, My son, do not make little of the Lord's punishment, and do not give up hope when you are judged by him;
2 Chronicles 28:22
And in the time of his trouble, this same King Ahaz did even more evil against the Lord.
Their tongues are bent like a bow to send out false words: they have become strong in the land, but not for good faith: they go on from evil to evil, and they have no knowledge of me, says the Lord.
And the fourth let what was in his vessel come out on the sun; and power was given to it that men might be burned with fire.
Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.
And our kings, our rulers, our priests, and our fathers have not kept your law or given attention to your orders and your witness, with which you gave witness against them.
I will go to the great men and have talk with them; for they have knowledge of the way of the Lord and of the behaviour desired by their God. But as for these, their one purpose is a broken yoke and burst bands.
O Lord, shame is on us, on our kings and our rulers and our fathers, because of our sin against you.
Sorrow to her who is uncontrolled and unclean, the cruel town!
But if the size of the mark on his skin is increased after he has been seen by the priest, let him go to the priest again:
And let the priest take some of the blood of the offering for wrongdoing and put it on the point of the right ear of him who is to be made clean, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot;
Even if a foolish man is crushed with a hammer in a vessel among crushed grain, still his foolish ways will not go from him.
Is there anything which might have been done for my vine-garden which I have not done? why then, when I was hoping for the best grapes did it give me common grapes?
For the Lord has said, Your disease may not be made well and your wound is bitter.
Son of man, say to her, You are a land on which no rain or thunderstorm has come in the day of wrath.