Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and said, "'I solemnly swear by my own name,' decrees the Lord, 'that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,
Say to them, 'As I live, says the Lord, I will surely do to you just what you have spoken in my hearing.
For I raise up my hand to heaven, and say, 'As surely as I live forever,
So I made a vow in my anger, 'They will never enter into the resting place I had set aside for them.'"
The sovereign Lord confirms this oath by his very own life. The Lord, the God who commands armies, is speaking: "I despise Jacob's arrogance; I hate their fortresses. I will hand over to their enemies the city of Samaria and everything in it."
The Lord confirms this oath by the arrogance of Jacob: "I swear I will never forget all you have done!
And to whom did he swear they would never enter into his rest, except those who were disobedient?
Now when God made his promise to Abraham, since he could swear by no one greater, he swore by himself,
You also have done all these things, says the Lord, and I have spoken to you over and over again. But you have not listened! You have refused to respond when I called you to repent!
If you do not obey me, then I will do to this temple what I did to Shiloh. And I will make this city an example to be used in curses by people from all the nations on the earth.'"
The Babylonians burned down the royal palace, the temple of the Lord, and the people's homes, and they tore down the wall of Jerusalem.
Therefore, because of you, Zion will be plowed up like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of ruins, and the Temple Mount will become a hill overgrown with brush!