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 looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned and perverted that which was right, and it did not profit me;
For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from the heavens the LORD beheld the earth
For thus has said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is The Holy One; I dwell in the high place and in holiness and with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit to cause the spirit of the humble to live and to cause the heart of the contrite ones to live.
I will go and return to my place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face; in their affliction they will seek me early.
Come, and let us return unto the LORD; for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up.
And he arose and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way 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 in which the watchmen upon the Mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise, and let us go up into Zion unto the LORD our God.
A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping of the supplications of the sons of Israel; for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.
In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the sons of Israel shall come, they and the sons of Judah together, going and weeping they shall go and seek the LORD their God.
How must I leave thee, Ephraim? how shall I give thee up, Israel? how could I make thee as Admah? nor set thee as Zeboim? my heart churns within me; all my compassion is inflamed.
I will heal their rebellion; I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from them.
I have smitten your children in vain; they have received no correction; your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they did not feel it; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive chastisement; they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
Behold, blessed is the man whom God chastens; therefore, do not despise not the correction of the Almighty.
Deliver me from all my rebellions; do not make me the reproach of the foolish.
Blessed is the man whom thou dost chasten, O JAH, and teach him out of thy law,
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
Why should I chastise you any more? Ye will revolt more and more; every head is sick, and every heart faint.
But the people did not turn unto him that smote them, neither did they seek the LORD of the hosts.
For the iniquity of his covetousness I was wroth and smote him: I hid my face and was wroth, and he went on rebelliously in the way of his heart.
Therefore I will be unto Ephraim as a moth and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
She did not obey the voice; she did not receive correction; she did not trust in the LORD; she did not draw near to her God.
And ye have quite forgotten the consolation which speaks unto you as unto sons, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art reproved of him:
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous therefore, and repent.
Be ye not as the horse or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in subjection with bit and bridle, or they will not come near unto thee.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
He that being often reproved hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy.
Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he did not open his mouth.
Teth It is good for the man if he bears the yoke from his youth.
Ephraim is a heifer that is taught and loves to tread out the wheat; but I shall pass over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to draw; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
For it is of God to say, I have forgiven, I will no longer destroy.
Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
If ye are willing and hearken, ye shall eat the good of the land;
1 Corinthians 11:31
For if we would examine ourselves, we should not be judged.