Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
Why does no one challenge me when I come? Why does no one respond when I call? Is my hand too weak to deliver you? Do I lack the power to rescue you? Look, with a mere shout I can dry up the sea; I can turn streams into a desert, so the fish rot away and die from lack of water.
Is anything impossible for the Lord? I will return to you when the season comes round again and Sarah will have a son."
And the Lord said to Moses, "Is the Lord's hand shortened? Now you will see whether my word to you will come true or not!"
Oh, Lord God, you did indeed make heaven and earth by your mighty power and great strength. Nothing is too hard for you!
That it cannot save
Who is this who comes from Edom, dressed in bright red, coming from Bozrah? Who is this one wearing royal attire, who marches confidently because of his great strength? "It is I, the one who announces vindication, and who is able to deliver!"
So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
Make the hearts of these people calloused; make their ears deaf and their eyes blind! Otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, their hearts might understand and they might repent and be healed."
For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'
They cry out, but there is no one to help them; they cry out to the Lord, but he does not answer them.
Who handed Jacob over to the robber? Who handed Israel over to the looters? Was it not the Lord, against whom we sinned? They refused to follow his commands; they disobeyed his law.
He was not able to do a miracle there, except to lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.