Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
Then I said, But these are the poor: they are foolish, for they have no knowledge of the way of the Lord or of the behaviour desired by their God.
To whom will he give knowledge? and to whom will he make clear the word? Will it be to those who have newly given up milk, and who have only now been taken from the breast?
Who would have had faith in the word which has come to our ears, and to whom had the arm of the Lord been unveiled?
When I say to the evil-doer, Death will certainly be your fate; and you give him no word of it and say nothing to make clear to the evil-doer the danger of his evil way, so that he may be safe; that same evil man will come to death in his evil-doing; but I will make you responsible for his blood.
If, when he sees the sword coming on the land, by sounding the horn he gives the people news of their danger;
But when he saw a number of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Offspring of snakes, at whose word are you going in flight from the wrath to come?
Whom we are preaching; guiding and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that every man may be complete in Christ;
By faith Noah, being moved by the fear of God, made ready an ark for the salvation of his family, because God had given him news of things which were not seen at the time; and through it the world was judged by him, and he got for his heritage the righteousness which is by faith.
Undergo a circumcision of the heart, you men of Judah and people of Jerusalem: or my wrath may come out like fire, burning so that no one is able to put it out, because of the evil of your doings.
But still they took no note and would not give ear, but they made their necks stiff, doing worse than their fathers.
And Moses, answering the Lord, said, See, the children of Israel will not give ear to me; how then will Pharaoh give ear to me, whose lips are unclean?
But even to this day the Lord has not given you a mind open to knowledge, or seeing eyes or hearing ears.
And he said, Go, and say to this people, You will go on hearing, but learning nothing; you will go on seeing, but without getting wiser.
Who is there among you who will give ear to this? who will give attention to it for the time to come?
You whose hearts are hard and whose ears are shut to me; you are ever working against the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.
For every word I say is a cry for help; I say with a loud voice, Violent behaviour and wasting: because the word of the Lord is made a shame to me and a cause of laughing all the day.
2 Chronicles 36:15
And the Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them by his servants, sending early and frequently, because he had pity on his people and on his living-place;
Then Amaziah, the priest of Beth-el, sent to Jeroboam, king of Israel, saying, Amos has made designs against you among the people of Israel: the land is troubled by his words.
And one of the teachers of the law, answering, said to him, Master, in saying this, you give a bad name to us as to them.
And the chief priests and the scribes made attempts to get their hands on him in that very hour; and they were in fear of the people, for they saw that he had made up this story against them.
It is not possible for you to be hated by the world; but I am hated by it, because I give witness that what it does is evil.
These words came to the ears of the Pharisees who were with him and they said to him, Are we, then, blind?
2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when they will not take the true teaching; but, moved by their desires, they will get for themselves a great number of teachers for the pleasure of hearing them;
But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night.
My delight is to do your pleasure, O my God; truly, your law is in my heart.
I will have delight in your rules; I will not let your word go out of my mind.
In my heart I take pleasure in the law of God,