Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
They shall bow down among the prisoners, and they shall fall among the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
And I will bring an avenging sword upon you, in vindication of the covenant; and ye shall gather together within your cities; but I will send pestilence among you, and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
The sword without and terror within shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
Therefore deliver up their sons to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.
Therefore thus hath the LORD said: Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, each one to his brother and each man to his neighbour; behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, said the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
Or if I bring a sword upon the land and say: Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast out of her;
And I will extend my hand over Judah and over all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place and the name of their religious persons with their priests
But when the king heard of this, he became angry and sent forth his armies and destroyed those murderers and burned up their city.
a people that provokes me to anger continually to my face; that sacrifices in gardens, and burns incense upon altars of brick;
Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil;
For my eyes are upon all their ways, which they have not hid from me, neither does their iniquity hide from the presence of my eyes.
He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation as if he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense as if he blessed iniquity. They have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
for then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.