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 look upon men, and he shall say, I sinned, and I perverted the right, and it was not fitting to me;
For be looked forth from the height of his holy place; from the heavens Jehovah looked upon the earth;
For thus said the high and lifted up inhabiting eternity, and his name Holy; being lifted up, and I will dwell in the holy place, and with the broken and humble of spirit, to preserve alive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the broken.
I will go and turn back to my place, even till when they shall be guilty, and they sought my face: in straitness to them they will turn to me.
Go ye and we will turn back to Jehovah: for he rent and he will heal us; he will strike, and he will bind us up.
And having risen, he came to his father. And yet being far off, his father saw him, and felt compassion, and having run, fell upon his neck, and kissed him.
For there is a day they watching upon mount Ephraim called, Arise ye, and we will go up to Zion to Jehovah our God.
A voice was heard upon the naked hills, weepings, supplications of the sons of Israel: for they perverted their way, they forgot Jehovah their God.
In those days and in that time, says Jehovah, the sons of Israel shall come, they and the sons of Judah together, going, and they wept: they shall go and shall seek Jehovah their God.
How shall I give thee up, O Ephraim? Shall I deliver thee over, O Israel? How shall I give thee as the earth? Shall I set thee as roes? My heart was turned upon me; my grievings were kindled together.
I will heal their turning away, I loved them largely: for mine anger turned away from him.
In vain did I strike your sons; they received no instruction: your sword consumed the prophets as a lion destroying.
O Jehovah, are not thine eyes upon faithfulness? thou didst smite them, and they were not pained; thou didst consume them, they refused to take instruction: they made their faces firm above the rock; they refused to turn back.
Behold, happy the man God shall rebuke him: and thou shalt not reject the correction of the Almighty:
Deliver me from all my transgression: thou wilt not set me a reproach of the foolish one.
Happy the man whom thou shalt chastise, O Jah: and thou wilt teach him from thy laws.
I knew, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are justice, and in truth thou didst humble me.
My son, thou shalt not reject the instruction of Jehovah, and thou shalt not loathe upon his reproofs:
For what shall ye be yet struck? will ye add apostasy? every head for sickness, and every heart sick
And the people turned not back even to him smiting them, and Jehovah of armies they sought not
For the iniquity of his plunder was I angry, and I will smite him: covering myself, and I will be angry, and he went turning away in the way of his heart.
And I as a moth to Ephraim, and as rottenness to the house of Judah.
She heard not to the voice: she received not instruction; she trusted not in Jehovah; she drew not near to her God.
And ye have totally forgotten the entreaty which is spoken to you as to sons, My son, neglect not the instruction of the Lord, nor be enervated being rebuked by him:
I, if as many as I love, I rebuke and correct: be emulous therefore, and repent.
Ye shall not be as the horse, as the mule, not understanding: with bit and curb to stop his youth, not drawing near to thee.
A whip for the horse, the curb for the ass, and the rod for the back of the foolish.
A Man of reproofs hardening the neck, shall be suddenly broken, and no healing.
Thy sons fainted; they lay down upon the head of all the streets as an antelope in a net: being full of the wrath of Jehovah the rebuke of thy God.
He was pressed, and he was afflicted, and he will not open his mouth: he was brought as a sheep for the slaughter, and as a sheep before his shearers being dumb and he will not open his mouth.
Good for a man that he shall lift up the yoke in his youth.
And Ephraim a heifer being taught, loving to tread out the grain, and I passed over upon the good of her neck: I will cause Ephraim to ride; Judah shall be silent, and Jacob shall be strong to him.
For he said to God, I was lifted up, I will pervert no more.
And they will cry to God in straits to them; he will save them from their distresses.
If ye shall be willing and hear, ye shall eat the good of the land.
1 Corinthians 11:31
For if we examined ourselves, we should not be judged.