Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The dross thou didst cause to cease, all the unjust of the earth: for this I loved thy testimonies.
Take ye away the dross from the silver, and a vessel shall come forth for the goldsmith.
Thy silver was for dross, thy wine adulterated with water.
Son of man, the house of Israel became to me for dross: all they brass and alloy, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they were drosses of silver.
Ye are the salt of the earth: and if the salt be rendered insipid, with what shall it be salted? it is yet strong for nothing, except to be cast without, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Rejecting, didst thou reject Judah? if thy soul abhorred in Zion? wherefore didst thou smite us, and no healing to us? waiting for peace, and no good; and for a time of healing, and behold terror.
But rejecting, thou didst reject us; thou wert angry against us even greatly.
God will reject them, for they heard not to him: and they will be wandering about among the nations.
I say then, Has God rejected his people It may not be. For I also am an Israelite, of Abraham's seed, of the tribe of Benjamin.
And if the stroke shall turn back and break out in the house after he took away the stones, and after he scraped off the house, and after it was spread over;
What to do more to my vineyard, and did I not in it? wherefore I waited for grapes to be made, and it will make wild grapes.