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 peace offerings with me; this day have I paid my vows.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.
For they call themselves after the holy city, and anchor themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching God.
As for you, O house of Israel, thus says the Lord GOD; Go, serve everyone his idols, and hereafter also, if you will not hearken unto me: but defile my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols.
And they shall deal with you hatefully, and shall take away all the fruit of your labor, and shall leave you naked and bare: and the nakedness of your harlotries shall be uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotries.
And they come unto you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their covetousness.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore you shall receive the greater condemnation.
I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me.
Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
Which is called, etc
Has this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, says the LORD.
But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it.
And you were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbor; and you had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name:
2 Kings 21:4
And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.
2 Chronicles 33:4
Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be forever.
Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.