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; and he can't deliver his soul, nor say, "Isn't there a lie in my right hand?"
"For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the spring of living waters, and cut them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
For they sow the wind, and they will reap the whirlwind. He has no standing grain. The stalk will yield no head. If it does yield, strangers will swallow it up.
Ephraim feeds on wind, and chases the east wind. He continually multiplies lies and desolation. They make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.
Behold, isn't it of Yahweh of Armies that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?
And in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine rules made by men.'"
He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.
but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, didn't arrive at the law of righteousness.
For I testify about them 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 thinks that he has confidence in the flesh, I yet more:
Don't be carried away by various and strange teachings, for it is good that the heart be established by grace, not by food, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
Some pour out gold from the bag, and weigh silver in the balance. They hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a god. They fall down -- yes, they worship.
For he satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good.
Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice?
"Come, eat some of my bread, Drink some of the wine which I have mixed!
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;
Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'