Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
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And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then I would fly away and be at rest.
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.
How shall I pardon thee for this? Thy sons have forsaken me and sworn by them that are not gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of the oath the land is deserted; the booths of the wilderness are dried up, and their course was evil, and their force was not right.
In thee they have discovered their fathers' nakedness; in thee they have forced the unclean menstruous woman.
By swearing and lying and murdering and stealing and committing adultery, they prevailed, and blood touches blood.
They are all adulterers as an oven heated by the baker who shall cease from waking after he has kneaded the dough until it is leavened.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore that desires to be a friend of the world, makes himself the enemy of God.
Righteous art thou, O LORD, even though I dispute with thee: even so, I will speak judgments with thee; Why does the way of the wicked prosper? All those that completely rebel against thee have peace.
They have rebelled against the LORD; for they have begotten strange sons; now a month shall devour them with their portions.
But they have transposed the covenant as of men: there they have rebelled against me.
The merciful man of the earth is missing: and there is no one upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt each man his brother with a net.
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary; they have falsified the law.
Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the holiness of the LORD by loving and marrying the daughter of a strange god.
And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, what gives thee thy great strength and how might thou be bound to afflict thee.
Behold, then I would flee far away and dwell in the wilderness. Selah.
They make the king glad with their wickedness and the princes with their lies.
Why dost thou cause me to see iniquity and cause me to behold grievance and destruction and violence before me, in addition to those that raise up strife and contention?