Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out from before you;
Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all mine ordinances, and do them; that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, vomit you not out.
So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood, it polluteth the land; and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
2 Chronicles 33:9
And Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that they did evil more than did the nations whom Jehovah destroyed before the children of Israel.
And served their idols, Which became a snare unto them.
They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, will he return unto her again? will not that land be greatly polluted? But thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith Jehovah.
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty; but they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things therein: therefore have I made it unto them as an unclean thing.
Son of man, say unto her, Thou art a land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your resting-place; because of uncleanness that destroyeth, even with a grievous destruction.
For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it, in hope
So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time.
But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
Now even a first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and its sanctuary, a sanctuary of this world.