Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Precept upon precept
For it is one rule after another; one line after another; here a little, there a little.
And you will no longer put people in mind of the word of weight of the Lord: for every man's word will be a weight on himself; for the words of the living God, of the Lord of armies, our God, have been twisted by you
So I have had it cut in stones; I gave them teaching by the words of my mouth;
Though I put my law in writing for him in ten thousand rules, they are to him as a strange thing.
And he said, Go, and say to this people, You will go on hearing, but learning nothing; you will go on seeing, but without getting wiser.
And he will be for a holy place: but for a stone of falling and a rock of trouble to the two houses of Israel, and to the men of Jerusalem, for a net in which they may be taken.
Let their table before them be for their destruction; let their feasts become a net to take them.
And for them the words of Isaiah have come true, Though you give ear, you will not get knowledge; and seeing, you will see, but the sense will not be clear to you:
Any man falling on this stone will be broken, but he on whom it comes down will be crushed to dust.
And David says, Let their table be made a net for taking them, and a stone in their way, and a punishment:
2 Corinthians 2:16
To the one it is a perfume of death to death; to the other a perfume of life to life. And who is enough for such things?
1 Peter 2:7
And the value is for you who have faith; but it is said for those without faith, The very stone which the builders put on one side, was made the chief stone of the building;
2 Peter 3:16
And as he said in all his letters, which had to do with these things; in which are some hard sayings, so that, like the rest of the holy Writings, they are twisted by those who are uncertain and without knowledge, to the destruction of their souls.
Then I said, But these are the poor: they are foolish, for they have no knowledge of the way of the Lord or of the behaviour desired by their God.