Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
Before this I had been like a docile lamb ready to be led to the slaughter. I did not know they were making plans to kill me. I did not know they were saying, "Let's destroy the tree along with its fruit! Let's remove Jeremiah from the world of the living so people will not even be reminded of him any more."
Then some people said, "Come on! Let us consider how to deal with Jeremiah! There will still be priests to instruct us, wise men to give us advice, and prophets to declare God's word. Come on! Let's bring charges against him and get rid of him! Then we will not need to pay attention to anything he says."
I hear many whispering words of intrigue against me. Those who would cause me terror are everywhere! They are saying, "Come on, let's publicly denounce him!" All my so-called friends are just watching for something that would lead to my downfall. They say, "Perhaps he can be enticed into slipping up, so we can prevail over him and get our revenge on him.
I said, "O Lord, rescue me from those who lie with their lips and those who deceive with their tongue.
These wicked people refuse to obey what I have said. They follow the stubborn inclinations of their own hearts and pay allegiance to other gods by worshiping and serving them. So they will become just like these linen shorts which are good for nothing.
So they say to God, 'Turn away from us! We do not want to know your ways.
However, because I called but you refused to listen, because I stretched out my hand but no one paid attention,
You have destroyed my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject the law of your God, I will reject your descendants.
Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.
1 Corinthians 15:34
Sober up as you should, and stop sinning! For some have no knowledge of God -- I say this to your shame!
So the Lord said to Moses, "How long do you refuse to obey my commandments and my instructions?
Why do you force me to witness injustice? Why do you put up with wrongdoing? Destruction and violence confront me; conflict is present and one must endure strife.
The Jews also joined in the verbal attack, claiming that these things were true.