Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
He feedeth on ashes; a deceived heart hath turned him aside; and he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: he hath no standing grain; the blade shall yield no meal; if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.
Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he continually multiplieth lies and desolation; and they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.
Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?
But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.
And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh: if any other man thinketh to have confidence in the flesh, I yet more:
Be not carried away by divers and strange teachings: for it is good that the heart be established by grace; not by meats, wherein they that occupied themselves were not profited.
Such as lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, they hire a goldsmith, and he maketh it a god; they fall down, yea, they worship.
For he satisfieth the longing soul, And the hungry soul he filleth with good.
Doth not wisdom cry, And understanding put forth her voice?
Come, eat ye of my bread, And drink of the wine which I have mingled.
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast.