Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
They shall come with weeping; and with petitions will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
"But I said, 'How I would put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the armies of the nations!' and I said, 'You shall call me "My Father," and shall not turn away from following me.'
Like a father has compassion on his children, so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him.
for whom Yahweh loves, he reproves; even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.
for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.' They began to celebrate.
Therefore my heart sounds for Moab like pipes, and my heart sounds like pipes for the men of Kir Heres: therefore the abundance that he has gotten is perished.
Therefore my heart sounds like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kir Heres.
Look down from heaven, and see from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where are your zeal and your mighty acts? the yearning of your heart and your compassion is restrained toward me.
let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to Yahweh, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
"I will heal their waywardness. I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from him.
Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity, and passes over the disobedience of the remnant of his heritage? He doesn't retain his anger forever, because he delights in loving kindness.
My heart is troubled, and doesn't rest. Days of affliction have come on me.
Then they cried to Yahweh in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;
For though he cause grief, yet he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses.
He has given help to Israel, his servant, that he might remember mercy,
1 Corinthians 11:31
For if we discerned ourselves, we wouldn't be judged.