Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.

If a man

General references

Bible References

If a man

Deuteronomy 24:1
When a man has taken a wife and married her, and it comes to pass that she finds no favour in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her; then let him write her a bill of divorce and give it in her hand and send her out of his house.

Shall not that

Jeremiah 3:9
And it came to pass through her judging her whoredom to be a light thing that the land became defiled and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
Jeremiah 2:7
And I brought you into a plentiful country to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land and made my heritage an abomination.
Leviticus 18:24
Do not defile yourselves in any of these things; for in all these things the Gentiles which I cast out before you have defiled themselves;
Isaiah 24:5
The earth is also become bankrupt under its inhabitants because they have transgressed the laws, falsified the order, broken the everlasting covenant.
Micah 2:10
Arise and depart, for this is not your rest because it is polluted; it has become corrupted and with a great corruption.

But thou hast

Jeremiah 2:20
For of old time I have broken thy yoke and burst thy bands; and thou didst say, I will not serve sin. With all this, upon every high hill and under every green tree thou dost wander, playing the harlot.
Deuteronomy 22:21
then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones, and she shall die because she has wrought folly in Israel, to fornicate in her father's house; so shalt thou put evil away from among you.
Judges 19:2
And his concubine committed adultery against him and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehem of Judah and was there four whole months.
Ezekiel 16:26
Thou hast also committed fornication with the sons of Egypt, thy neighbours, great of flesh, and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
Ezekiel 23:4
And the names of them were Aholah the elder and Aholibah her sister; they were mine, and they bore sons and daughters. Thus were their names: Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.
Hosea 1:2
The beginning of the word of the LORD with Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land shall give itself over to whoredom by departing from the LORD.
Hosea 2:5
For their mother has played the harlot; she that conceived them has been shamed; for she said, I will go after my lovers that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.

Yet return

Jeremiah 3:12
Go and proclaim these words toward the north wind and say, Return, thou rebellious Israel, said the LORD and I will not cause my anger to fall upon you; for I am merciful, said the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.
Jeremiah 4:1
If thou wilt return unto me, O Israel, said the LORD, thou shalt have rest; and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then thou shalt not go into captivity.
Jeremiah 8:4
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus hath the LORD said: The one who falls, does he never arise? he who turns away, does he never return?
Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there, thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
Isaiah 55:6
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near:
Ezekiel 33:11
Say unto them, As I live, said the Lord GOD, I do not desire the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and that he live; turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Hosea 14:1
O Israel, become converted unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
Zechariah 1:3
Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; Turn unto me, said the LORD of the hosts, and I will turn unto you, said the LORD of the hosts.
Luke 15:16
And he longed to fill his belly with the husks that the swine ate, but no one gave them unto him.

General references

Isaiah 55:8
For my thoughts are not as your thoughts, neither are your ways as my ways, saith the LORD.
Ezekiel 16:32
but as a wife that commits adultery, who takes strangers instead of her husband!
Mark 10:4
And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce and to put her away.