Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
I have a feast of peace-offerings, for today my oaths have been effected.
The offering of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright man is his delight.
Give ear to the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom; let your hearts be turned to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.
For they say that they are of the holy town, and put their faith in the God of Israel: the Lord of armies is his name.
Though they make prayer to me every day, and take pleasure in the knowledge of my ways: like a nation which has done righteousness, and has not given up the rules of their God, they make requests to me for the right orders, it is their delight to come near to God.
As for you, O children of Israel, the Lord has said: Let every man completely put away his images and give ear to me: and let my holy name no longer be shamed by your offerings and your images.
And they will take you in hand with hate, and take away all the fruit of your work, and let you be unveiled and without clothing: and the shame of your loose behaviour will be uncovered, your evil designs and your loose ways.
And they come to you as my people come, and are seated before you as my people, hearing your words but doing them not: for deceit is in their mouth and their heart goes after profit for themselves.
I am not talking of you all: I have knowledge of my true disciples, but things are as they are, so that the Writings may come true, The foot of him who takes bread with me is lifted up against me.
So they took Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the Praetorium. It was early. They themselves did not go into the Praetorium, so that they might not become unclean, but might take the Passover.
Which is called, etc
Has this house, which is named by my name, become a hole of thieves to you? Truly I, even I, have seen it, says the Lord.
But they put their disgusting images into the house which is named by my name, making it unclean.
And now, turning away from evil, you had done what is right in my eyes, giving a public undertaking for every man to make his neighbour free; and you had made an agreement before me in the house which is named by my name:
2 Kings 21:4
And he put up altars in the house of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.
2 Chronicles 33:4
And he made altars in the house of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, In Jerusalem will my name be for ever.
See, your house is made waste