Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thus hath the LORD God of Israel said: Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge those that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.
And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it shall be eaten up; and break down its wall, and it shall be trodden down:
O Assyrian, rod and staff of my anger, in thy hand have I placed my indignation.
I form the light and create darkness; I make peace and create evil: I am the LORD that does all this.
Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
Shall the shofar be blown in the city and the people not be afraid? Shall there be any evil in the city which the LORD has not done?