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.
To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
"'Don't defile yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations which I am casting out before you were defiled.
"'You shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my ordinances, and do them; that the land, where I am bringing you to dwell, may not vomit you out.
"'So you shall not pollute the land in which you are: for blood, it pollutes the land; and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him who shed it.
2 Chronicles 33:9
Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that they did evil more than did the nations whom Yahweh destroyed before the children of Israel.
They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
"They say, 'If a man puts away his wife, and she goes from him, and become another man's, will he return to her again?' Wouldn't that land be greatly polluted? But you have played the prostitute with many lovers; yet return again to me," says Yahweh.
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 to them as an unclean thing.
Son of man, tell her, You are a land that is not cleansed, nor rained on in the day of indignation.
Arise, and depart! For this is not your resting place, because of uncleanness that destroys, even with a grievous destruction.
For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope
So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
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 doctrines the commandments of men.'
They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord.
Now indeed even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and an earthly sanctuary.