Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Dross, have I accounted all the lawless of the earth, therefore do I love thy testimonies.
Remove the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth, to the refiner, a vessel:
Thy silver, hath become dross, - Thy wine, weakened with water;
Son of man, The house of Israel hath become to me, dross, - They all are copper and tin and iron and lead in the midst of a furnace, The dross of silver, have they become.
Ye, are the salt of the earth; but, if the salt become tasteless, wherewith shall it be salted? it is good, for nothing, any more, save, being cast out, to be trampled on by men.
Hast thou, utterly rejected, Judah? Zion itself, hath thy soul loathed? Why, hast thou smitten us so that there is for us no healing? A waiting For prosperity, but no welfare, and For a time of healing, but lo! terror!
For though thou hast not, utterly rejected, us, thou art wroth with us - exceedingly!
My God will reject them, because they hearkened not unto him, - that they may become wanderers throughout the nations.
I say, then - Hath God cast off his people? Far be it! For, I also, am an Israelite, - of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin:
But if the mark again breaketh out in the house, after the taking out of the stones, - and after the scraping of the house and after the plastering,;
What could have been done further to my vineyard, That I had not done in it? Why then - When I had waited that it should bring forth grapes, Brought it forth, wild grapes?