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.
Your men shall fall by the sword, and your mighty in the war.
They will only bow down under the prisoners, and will fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
I will bring a sword upon you, that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; and you will be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
Outside the sword shall bereave, and in the rooms, terror; on both young man and virgin, The nursing infant with the gray-haired man.
Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and give them over to the power of the sword; and let their wives become childless, and widows; and let their men be slain of death, [and] their young men struck of the sword in battle.
Therefore thus says Yahweh: you have not listened to me, to proclaim liberty, every man to his brother, and every man to his neighbor: behold, I proclaim to you a liberty, says Yahweh, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth.
Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off from it man and animal;
I will stretch out my hand against Judah, and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place: the name of the idolatrous and pagan priests,
When the king heard that, he was angry, and sent his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
a people who provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing in gardens, and burning incense on bricks;
Wash yourselves, make yourself clean. Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil.
For my eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from my face, neither is their iniquity concealed from my eyes.
He who kills an ox is as he who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, as he who breaks a dog's neck; he who offers an offering, [as he who offers] pig's blood; he who burns frankincense, as he who blesses an idol. Yes, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations:
because they hated knowledge, and didn't choose the fear of Yahweh.
for then there will be great oppression, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.