Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.
But, By the living Lord, who took the children of Israel up out of the land of the north, and from all the countries where he had sent them: and I will take them back again to their land which I gave to their fathers.
I took note and gave ear, but no one said what is right: no man had regret for his evil-doing, saying, What have I done? everyone goes off on his way like a horse rushing to the fight.
Then they said, Come, let us make a design against Jeremiah; for teaching will never be cut off from the priest, or wisdom from the wise, or the word from the prophet. Come, let us make use of his words for an attack on him, and let us give attention with care to what he says.
Then the rulers said to the king, Let this man be put to death, because he is putting fear into the hearts of the men of war who are still in the town, and into the hearts of the people, by saying such things to them: this man is not working for the well-being of the people, but for their damage.
And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, to whose voice I am to give ear and let Israel go? I have no knowledge of the Lord and I will not let Israel go.
Because his hand is stretched out against God, and his heart is lifted up against the Ruler of all,
Though they said to God, Go away from us, for we have no desire for the knowledge of your ways.
Let their chains be broken, and their cords taken from off us.
Their thoughts are deep with evil designs; their talk from their seats of power is of cruel acts.
Their respect for a man's position is a witness against them; and their sin is open to the view of all; like that of Sodom, it is not covered. A curse on their soul! for the measure of their sin is full.
Now if you are ready, on hearing the sound of the horn, pipe, harp, trigon, psaltery, bagpipe, and all sorts of instruments, to go down on your faces in worship before the image which I have made, it is well: but if you will not give worship, that same hour you will be put into a burning and flaming fire; and what god is there who will be able to take you out of my hands?
But his people had no love for him, and sent representatives after him, saying, We will not have this man for our ruler.
Even if a foolish man is crushed with a hammer in a vessel among crushed grain, still his foolish ways will not go from him.
But if you say, We have no desire to go on living in this land; and do not give ear to the voice of the Lord your God,
Son of man, say to her, You are a land on which no rain or thunderstorm has come in the day of wrath.
Because if any man is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a glass;