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 sang before men, and said, I sinned, and, uprightness, I perverted, yet he requited me not;
That he looked down, out of his holy height, Yahweh, from the heavens unto the earth, directed his gaze; -
For, thus, saith he that is high and lifted up - Inhabiting futurity, And, holy, is his name: A high and holy place, will I inhabit, Also with the crushed and lowly in spirit, To revive the spirit of the lowly, and To revive the heart of them who are crushed; -
I will depart, will return unto my place! till what time they acknowledge their guilt, and seek my face, - In their trouble, will they make for me diligent search.
Come, and let us return unto Yahweh! for, he, hath torn, that he might heal us, - smitten, that he might bind us up.
Now, while yet he was holding afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and, running, fell upon his neck, and tenderly kissed him.
For it is a day the watchmen have proclaimed throughout the hill country of Ephraim, - Arise ye and let us go up to Zion, unto Yahweh our God.
A voice on the bare heights, is heard, The weeping of the supplications of the sons of Israel, - Because they have perverted their way, Have forgotten Yahweh their God.
In those days, and at that time, Declareth Yahweh, Shall the sons of Israel come in, They and the sons of Judah together: Weeping as they travel, so shall they journey on, And Yahweh their God, shall they seek;
How can I give thee up, Ephraim? abandon thee Israel? How can I make thee as Admah? set thee as Zeboim? Mine own heart, turneth against me, at once, are kindled my compassions.
I will heal their apostacy, I will love them freely, - for mine anger, hath turned, from them.
In vain, have I smitten your children, Correction, have they not accepted, - Your sword hath devoured your prophets, as a lion that destroyeth.
O Yahweh! thine own eyes, are they not directed to fidelity? Thou hast smitten them Yet have they not grieved, Thou hast consumed them - They have refused to receive correction, - They have made their faces bolder than a cliff, They have refused to return.
Lo! how happy is the man whom God correcteth! Therefore, the chastening of the Almighty, do not thou refuse;
From all my transgressions, rescue thou me, - The reproach of the base, oh do not make me!
How happy the man whom thou correctest, O Yah! And whom, out of thy law, thou instructest!
I know, O Yahweh, that righteous are thy regulations, and, in faithfulness, didst thou afflict me.
The, chastening of Yahweh, my son, do not reject, nor loathe his rebuke;
Why should ye be smitten any more? Ye would again turn aside! The whole head is sick, And the whole heart faint:
Yet, the people, have not turned unto him that smote them, - And Yahweh of hosts, have they not sought.
Because of his iniquitous gain, was I wroth - and smote him Hiding myself that I might be wroth, - But he went on turning aside in the way of his own heart.
But, I, was like a moth, to Ephraim, - and like rotten wood to the house of Judah.
She hath hearkened to no voice, accepted no correction; in Yahweh, hath not trusted, to her God, hath not drawn near:
And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which, indeed, with you as with sons, doth reason: - My son! be not slighting the discipline of the Lord, neither be fainting, when by him, thou art reproved;
I, as many as I tenderly love, I convict and put under discipline: be zealous, therefore, and repent.
Do not ye become like a horse, like a mule, without discernment, - With the bit and bridle of his mouth, hast thou to restrain him, - He will not come near unto thee.
A whip for the horse, a bridle a for the ass, and a rod for the back of dullards.
He that being often reproved stiffeneth his neck, suddenly shall be hurt, and there be no healing.
Thy sons, have fainted, They lie at the head of all the streets like a gazelle in a net, - Who, indeed, are full of The indignation of Yahweh The rebuke of thy God.
Hard pressed - yet, he, humbled himself Nor opened his mouth - As, a lamb, to the slaughter, is led, And, as a sheep, before her shearers, is dumb - Nor opened his mouth.
Good it is for a man, that he should bear the yoke in his youth.
But, Ephraim, shall be a heifer broken in, loving to tread out corn, when, I, have passed over upon her fair neck, - I will drive Ephraim, Judah, shall plow, Jacob, shall harrow to him.
For, unto GOD, hath one ever said - I have borne punishment, I will not be perverse;
Then made they outcry to Yahweh in their peril, Out of their distresses, he saved them;
If ye be willing - and hearken Of the good of the land, shall ye eat;
1 Corinthians 11:31
If, however, we had been setting, ourselves, apart, we had not, in that case, been coming under judgment;