Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
And now what have you to do in the way to Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor? or what have you to do in the way to Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?
O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?
I have seen your adulteries, and your neighings, the lewdness of your harlotry, and your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto you, O Jerusalem! will you not be made clean? when shall it be?
Your calf, O Samaria, has cast you off; my anger is kindled against them: how long will it be before they attain to innocence?
The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Have you seen that which backsliding Israel has done? she has gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the harlot.
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil hearts, and went backward, and not forward.
Moreover you shall say unto them, Thus says the LORD; Shall they fall, and not rise? shall he turn away, and not return?
O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.
Why boast yourself in the valleys, your flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come against me?
For Israel slides back like a stubborn heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in an open pasture.
And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for my anger has turned away from him.
But they refused to hearken, and shrugged the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
But if the LORD makes a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth, and swallows them up, with all that belongs unto them, and they go down alive into the pit; then you shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.