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 feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that 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 themselves out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: the stalk has no bud: it shall yield no meal: if so be it does yield, the aliens shall swallow it up.
Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor to feed the fire, and the people shall weary themselves in vain?
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
But Israel, who followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has reasons he might trust in the flesh, I more:
Be not carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with foods, which have not profited them that have been observing them.
They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he makes it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.
For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.
Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mixed.
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land:
Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage.