Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
In vain did I strike your sons; they received no instruction: your sword consumed the prophets as a lion destroying.
O Jehovah, are not thine eyes upon faithfulness? thou didst smite them, and they were not pained; thou didst consume them, they refused to take instruction: they made their faces firm above the rock; they refused to turn back.
The bellows were burnt from their fire, the founder melted the lead in vain, and the evil were not plucked up.
Wo! sinful nation, a people heavy with sin, a seed doing evil, sons acting wickedly; they forsook Jehovah; they despised the holy one of Israel; they separated themselves backward.
She heard not to the voice: she received not instruction; she trusted not in Jehovah; she drew not near to her God.
Be admonished, O Jerusalem, lest thy soul shall be alienated from thee; lest I shall set thee a desolation, a land not inhabited.
And they will turn to me the neck and not the face: and teaching them, and rising early and teaching, and they not hearing to receive instruction.
And thou hatedst instruction, and thou wilt cast my words behind thee.
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: the foolish despised wisdom and instruction.
I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; and her dwelling shall not be cut off, all that I reviewed over her but they rose early, they corrupted all their doings.
Run ye to and fro in the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in her broad places, if ye shall find a man, if there is he doing judgment, seeking faithfulness; and I will pardon to her.
And they will bend their tongue, their bow, a lie: and they were not strong for faithfulness upon the land; for from evil to evil they went forth, and they knew me not, says Jehovah.
And judgment was turned away behind, and justice shall stand from far off: for truth fainted in the street, and right will not be able to come in.
Hear the word of Jehovah, ye sons of Israel: for a contention to Jehovah with the inhabitants of the land, for no truth and no kindness and no knowledge of God in the land.
The merciful one perished from the earth, and none upright among men: they all will lie in wait for bloods; they will hunt each his brother with a net.