Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
Shall the virgin, perchance, forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
And the LORD said unto me, The rebellious Israel has justified her soul in comparison to the treacherous Judah.
But they did not hearken, nor incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels in the imagination of their evil heart and went backward, and not forward
for Israel has turned away as a wild heifer; shall the LORD now feed them as rams in a large place?
Meanwhile, my people adhere to the rebellion against me though they call unto me upon High; absolutely none at all wish to exalt me.
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
Take fast hold of chastening; do not let go; keep this; for it is thy life.
Who say to those that see, See not; and to the prophets, Do not prophesy right things unto us, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
The ashes feed him; his deceived heart inclines him, that he not deliver his soul and say, Is not the lie at my right hand?
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Examine all things; retain that which is good.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
that wicked one, who shall come by the working of Satan with great power and signs and lying miracles,
But that which ye have already hold fast until I come.
O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they did not feel it; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive chastisement; they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
But they refused to hearken and pulled away the shoulder and stopped their ears that they should not hear.
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
See that you do not refuse him that speaks. For if those who refused him that spoke on earth did not escape, much less shall we escape, if we turn away from him that speaks from the heavens,