Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.
O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness that thou may be saved. How long shalt thou entertain the thoughts of thy iniquity within thee?
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts the God of Israel said, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
who did not hear, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive correction.
Surely after I was turned, I repented; and after I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh; I was ashamed, and even confounded, because I bore the reproach of my youth.
And they have turned unto me the back and not the face: when I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they did not hearken to receive chastisement;
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel said: Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye never receive chastisement hearkening to my words? said the LORD.
O that they were wise, if they were prudent, they would understand their latter end!
Understand now therefore, O ye kings: receive chastening, ye judges of the earth.
Seeing thou dost hate chastening and dost cast my words behind thee.
Blessed is the man whom thou dost chasten, O JAH, and teach him out of thy law,
Take fast hold of chastening; do not let go; keep this; for it is thy life.
Saying, Surely now thou wilt fear me; thou wilt receive chastisement; so thy dwelling shall not be thrown down, all of which I visited upon her; but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.
So she uncovered her whoredoms, and uncovered her nakedness; then my soul was alienated from her, like as my soul was alienated from her sister.
Though they bring up their sons, yet I will bereave them, that there shall not be a man left; yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
I also cut off three shepherds in one month; and my soul was in anguish for them, and their soul also abhorred me.
The young lions roared upon him and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are deserted without inhabitant.
Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said: Behold, my anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man and upon beast and upon the trees of the field and upon the fruit of the ground, and it shall burn and shall not be quenched.
And I will make Jerusalem heaps and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Then shall the land rest for her sabbaths all the days that it lies desolate, while you are in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest and enjoy her sabbaths.