Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith Jehovah: I will not make my face dark upon you; for I am merciful, saith Jehovah; I will not keep anger for ever.
Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger from generation to generation?
Jehovah is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness.
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth; for the spirit would fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
Be not wroth very sore, O Jehovah, neither remember iniquity for ever. Behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
Thou hast spoken
Behold, the princes of Israel have been in thee to shed blood, each according to his power.
Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Both hands are for evil, to do it well. The prince asketh, and the judge is there for a reward; and the great man uttereth his soul's greed: and together they combine it.
Woe to her that is rebellious and corrupted, to the oppressing city!