Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail!
For thus said Jehovah, concerning the house of the king of Judah: Thou Gilead to me, the head of Lebanon, if I shall not set thee a desert cities not inhabited.
Open the doors, O Lebanon, and fire shall devour among thy cedars.
Behold me against thee, thou inhabitress of the valley, rock of the plain, says Jehovah; those saying, Who shall come down against us? and who shall come into our habitations?
Those inhabiting Moab, forsook the cities and dwelt in the rock, and they were as the dove, she will nest in the regions beyond the mouth of the pit
Thy terror deceived thee, the pride of thy heart, thou dwelling in the asylums of the rock, holding the height of the hill: if thou shalt make thy nest high as the eagle, from thence will I bring thee down, says Jehovah.
And he will see the Kenite, and he will take up his parable, and say, Strong thy dwelling, and put thy nest in the rock.
If they shall break through into hades, from thence shall my hand take them; and if they shall go up to the heavens, from thence I will bring them down.
If thou shalt exalt as the eagle, and set thy nest between the stars, from thence will I bring thee down, says Jehovah.
Wo! to him plundering an evil plunder to his house, to set his nest on high, to deliver from the hand of evil.
A voice was heard upon the naked hills, weepings, supplications of the sons of Israel: for they perverted their way, they forgot Jehovah their God.
For I heard. the voice as of her bringing forth, the anguish as of her bearing her first child; the voice of the daughter of Zion, she will sigh, she will spread forth her hands, Wo now to me for my soul fainted for those slaying.
We heard its report: our hands were relaxed; straits held us, pain as of her bringing forth
For thus said Jehovah; We heard the voice of fear and of terror, and not of peace
In those days and in that time, says Jehovah, the sons of Israel shall come, they and the sons of Judah together, going, and they wept: they shall go and shall seek Jehovah their God.
I will go and turn back to my place, even till when they shall be guilty, and they sought my face: in straitness to them they will turn to me.
Go ye and we will turn back to Jehovah: for he rent and he will heal us; he will strike, and he will bind us up.
And they cried not to me in their heart, for they shall wail upon their beds: for corn and new wine they will assemble themselves together; they will turn aside against me..
And thou being laid waste, what wilt thou do? If thou shalt put on scarlet, if thou shalt adorn thee with ornaments of gold, if thou shalt rend thine eyes with paint, in vain shalt thou beautify thyself: the lovers despised thee; they will Seek thy soul.
When he slew them and they sought him, and they turned back and sought for God.