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.
But to Adam he said, "Because you obeyed your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground thanks to you; in painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
The earth was ruined in the sight of God; the earth was filled with violence.
"'Do not defile yourselves with any of these things, for the nations which I am about to drive out before you have been defiled with all these things.
"'You must be sure to obey all my statutes and regulations, so that the land to which I am about to bring you to take up residence there does not vomit you out.
"You must not pollute the land where you live, for blood defiles the land, and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed there, except by the blood of the person who shed it.
2 Chronicles 33:9
But Manasseh misled the people of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem so that they sinned more than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed ahead of the Israelites.
They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.
"If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and becomes another man's wife, he may not take her back again. Doing that would utterly defile the land. But you, Israel, have given yourself as a prostitute to many gods. So what makes you think you can return to me?" says the Lord.
They rendered the beauty of his ornaments into pride, and with it they made their abominable images -- their detestable idols. Therefore I will render it filthy to them.
"Son of man, say to her: 'You are a land that receives no rain or showers in the day of my anger.'
But you are the ones who will be forced to leave! For this land is not secure! Sin will thoroughly destroy it!
For the creation was subjected to futility -- not willingly but because of God who subjected it -- in hope
That day Joshua drew up an agreement for the people, and he established rules and regulations for them in Shechem.
He will speak words against the Most High. He will harass the holy ones of the Most High continually. His intention will be to change times established by law. They will be delivered into his hand For a time, times, and half a time.
They worship me in vain, teaching as doctrine the commandments of men.'
They were both righteous in the sight of God, following all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly.
Now the first covenant, in fact, had regulations for worship and its earthly sanctuary.