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Summary

When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

Bible References

The boughs

Psalm 80:15
the root your right hand planted, the shoot you made to grow!
Ezekiel 15:2
"Son of man, of all the woody branches among the trees of the forest, what happens to the wood of the vine?
Ezekiel 20:47
and say to the scrub land of the Negev, 'Hear the word of the Lord: This is what the sovereign Lord says: Look here, I am about to start a fire in you, and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The flaming fire will not be extinguished, and the whole surface of the ground from the Negev to the north will be scorched by it.
Matthew 3:10
Even now the ax is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
John 15:6
If anyone does not remain in me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up.

For it is

Isaiah 1:3
An ox recognizes its owner, a donkey recognizes where its owner puts its food; but Israel does not recognize me, my people do not understand."
Isaiah 44:18
They do not comprehend or understand, for their eyes are blind and cannot see; their minds do not discern.
Deuteronomy 4:6
So be sure to do them, because this will testify of your wise understanding to the people who will learn of all these statutes and say, "Indeed, this great nation is a very wise people."
Deuteronomy 32:28
They are a nation devoid of wisdom, and there is no understanding among them.
Jeremiah 4:22
The Lord answered, "This will happen because my people are foolish. They do not know me. They are like children who have no sense. They have no understanding. They are skilled at doing evil. They do not know how to do good."
Jeremiah 5:4
I thought, "Surely it is only the ignorant poor who act this way. They act like fools because they do not know what the Lord demands. They do not know what their God requires of them.
Jeremiah 8:7
Even the stork knows when it is time to move on. The turtledove, swallow, and crane recognize the normal times for their migration. But my people pay no attention to what I, the Lord, require of them.
Hosea 4:6
You have destroyed my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject the law of your God, I will reject your descendants.
Matthew 13:15
For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'
Romans 1:28
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.

General references

Deuteronomy 32:28
They are a nation devoid of wisdom, and there is no understanding among them.
Isaiah 40:21
Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told to you since the very beginning? Have you not understood from the time the earth's foundations were made?
Jeremiah 5:4
I thought, "Surely it is only the ignorant poor who act this way. They act like fools because they do not know what the Lord demands. They do not know what their God requires of them.
Jeremiah 25:37
Their peaceful dwelling places will be laid waste by the fierce anger of the Lord.
Ezekiel 20:34
I will bring you out from the nations, and will gather you from the lands where you are scattered, with a powerful hand and an outstretched arm and with an outpouring of rage!

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