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, The LORD lives, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands where he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
I hearkened and heard, but they spoke not aright: no man repented himself of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? everyone turned to his own course, as the horse rushes into the battle.
Then said they, Come, and let us devise plots against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech you, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakens the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeks not the welfare of this people, but the harm.
And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
For he stretches out his hand against God, and strengthens himself against the Almighty.
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways.
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
The look on their countenance does witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have brought evil unto themselves.
Now if you are ready that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if you worship not, you shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
Though you should crush a fool in a mortar among grain with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
But if you say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the LORD your God,
Son of man, say unto her, You are the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a mirror: