Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
He delivereth the afflicted by their affliction, And openeth their ear in oppression.
Then he openeth the ears of men, And sealeth their instruction,
Sacrifice and offering thou hast no delight in; Mine ears hast thou opened: Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.
Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from of old thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou didst deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
The Lord Jehovah hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward.
And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened to give heed unto the things which were spoken by Paul.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?
Unto you, O men, I call; And my voice is to the sons of men.
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: As for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,
Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found; call ye upon him while he is near:
For thus saith Jehovah to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord Jehovah. Return ye, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
O Israel, return unto Jehovah thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance:
Repent ye therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that so there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord;
The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked; but now he commandeth men that they should all everywhere repent:
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.