Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.
He singeth before men, and saith, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, And it profited me not:
For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; From heaven did Jehovah behold the earth;
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me earnestly.
Come, and let us return unto Jehovah; for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the hills of Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto Jehovah our God.
A voice is heard upon the bare heights, the weeping and the supplications of the children of Israel; because they have perverted their way, they have forgotten Jehovah their God.
In those days, and in that time, saith Jehovah, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek Jehovah their God.
How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how'shall I cast thee off, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how'shall I set thee as Zeboiim? my heart is turned within me, my compassions are kindled together.
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely; for mine anger is turned away from him.
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
O Jehovah, do not thine eyes look upon truth? thou hast stricken them, but they were not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.
Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish.
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Jehovah, And teachest out of thy law;
I know, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.
My son, despise not the chastening of Jehovah; Neither be weary of his reproof:
Why will ye be still stricken, that ye revolt more and more? the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
Yet the people have not turned unto him that smote them, neither have they sought Jehovah of hosts.
For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him; I hid my face and was wroth; and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.
Therefore am I unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in Jehovah; she drew not near to her God.
and ye have forgotten the exhortation which reasoneth with you as with sons, My son, regard not lightly the chastening of the Lord, Nor faint when thou art reproved of him;
As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; Whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, Else they will not come near unto thee.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, And a rod for the back of fools.
He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of Jehovah, the rebuke of thy God.
He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
And Ephraim is a heifer that is taught, that loveth to tread out the grain ; but I have passed over upon her fair neck: I will set a rider on Ephraim; Judah shall plow, Jacob shall break his clods.
For hath any said unto God, I have borne chastisement , I will not offend any more :
Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he saved them out of their distresses.
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
1 Corinthians 11:31
But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged.