Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
And the man Micah had a house of gods, and he made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
2 Samuel 16:20
Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give your counsel what we shall do.
He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten; He hideth his face; he will never see it.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works; There is none that doeth good.
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, That his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.
They break in pieces thy people, O Jehovah, And afflict thy heritage.
the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. And their course is evil, and their might is not right;
Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah: Jehovah hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
Then all the men who knew that their wives burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great assembly, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there is no peace; and when one buildeth up a wall, behold, they daub it with untempered mortar :
And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with lamps; and I will punish the men that are settled on their lees, that say in their heart, Jehovah will not do good, neither will he do evil.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you shall think that he offereth service unto God.
I verily thought with myself that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.