Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
If only it would really be their desire to fear me and obey all my commandments in the future, so that it may go well with them and their descendants forever.
I wish that they were wise and could understand this, and that they could comprehend what will happen to them."
If only my people would obey me! If only Israel would keep my commands!
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often I have longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would have none of it!
Now when Jesus approached and saw the city, he wept over it,
This desolation will continue until new life is poured out on us from heaven. Then the desert will become an orchard and the orchard will be considered a forest.
For this is what the Lord says: "Look, I am ready to extend to her prosperity that will flow like a river, the riches of nations will flow into her like a stream that floods its banks. You will nurse from her breast and be carried at her side; you will play on her knees.
They are filled with food from your house, and you allow them to drink from the river of your delicacies.
Those who love your law are completely secure; nothing causes them to stumble.
Justice must flow like torrents of water, righteous actions like a stream that never dries up.
For the kingdom of God does not consist of food and drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone is able to count the dust of the earth, then your descendants also can be counted.
"'If you walk in my statutes and are sure to obey my commandments,
But he replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!"