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 will sing before men, and say, I have sinned, and perverted what was right, and it hath not been requited to me;
For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from the heavens hath Jehovah beheld the earth,
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, and whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
I will go away, I will return to my place, till they acknowledge their trespass, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
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 rose up and went to his own father. But while he was yet a long way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell upon his neck, and covered him with kisses.
For there shall be a day, when the watchmen upon mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise, and let us go up to Zion, unto Jehovah our God.
A voice is heard upon the heights, the weeping supplications of the children of Israel; for they have perverted their way, they have forgotten Jehovah their God.
In those days, and at that time, saith Jehovah, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping as they go, and shall seek Jehovah their God.
How shall I give thee over, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee up, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? My heart is turned within me, my repentings 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.
Jehovah, are not thine eyes upon fidelity? Thou hast smitten them, but they are not sore; thou hast consumed them, 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 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 Jah, and whom thou teachest out of thy law;
I know, Jehovah, that thy Judgments are righteousness, and that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.
My son, despise not the instruction of Jehovah, neither be weary of his chastisement;
Why should ye be smitten any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
But the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, and they do not seek Jehovah of hosts.
For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him; I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on backslidingly in the way of his heart.
And I will be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
She hearkened not to the voice; she received not correction; she confided not in Jehovah; she drew not near her God.
And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when reproved by him;
I rebuke and discipline as many as I love; be zealous therefore and repent.
Be ye not as a horse, as a mule, which have no understanding: whose trappings must be bit and bridle, for restraint, or they will not come 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 without remedy.
Thy children have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an oryx in a net: they are full of the fury of Jehovah, the rebuke of thy God.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, but he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and was as a sheep dumb before her shearers, and he opened not his mouth.
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth:
And Ephraim is a trained heifer, that loveth to tread out the corn; I have passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to draw; Judah shall plough, Jacob shall break his clods.
For hath he said unto God, I bear chastisement, I will not offend;
Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses;
If ye be willing and hearken, ye shall eat the good of the land;
1 Corinthians 11:31
But if we judged ourselves, so were we not judged.