Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?

The priests

And let

General references

Bible References

The priests

Joel 1:9
The grain offering and the drink offering are cut off
From the house of the Lord.
The priests mourn,
The ministers of the Lord.

Between

1 Kings 6:3
The porch in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits in length, corresponding to the width of the house, and its depth along the front of the house was ten cubits.
2 Chronicles 8:12
Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the Lord on the altar of the Lord which he had built before the porch;
Ezekiel 8:16
Then He brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east; and they were prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun.
Matthew 23:35
so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

And let

Hosea 14:2
Take words with you and return to the Lord.
Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity
And receive us graciously,
That we may present the fruit of our lips.

Spare

Exodus 32:11
Then Moses entreated the Lord his God, and said, “O Lord, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
Exodus 34:9
He said, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though the people are so obstinate, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own possession.”
Deuteronomy 9:16
And I saw that you had indeed sinned against the Lord your God. You had made for yourselves a molten calf; you had turned aside quickly from the way which the Lord had commanded you.
Isaiah 37:20
Now, O Lord our God, deliver us from his hand that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, Lord, are God.”
Isaiah 64:9
Do not be angry beyond measure, O Lord,
Nor remember iniquity forever;
Behold, look now, all of us are Your people.
Daniel 9:18
O my God, incline Your ear and hear! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion.
Amos 7:2
And it came about, when it had finished eating the vegetation of the land, that I said,
Lord God, please pardon!
How can Jacob stand,
For he is small?”
Malachi 1:9
“But now will you not entreat God’s favor, that He may be gracious to us? With such an offering on your part, will He receive any of you kindly?” says the Lord of hosts.

And give

Psalm 44:10
You cause us to turn back from the adversary;
And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
Psalm 74:10
How long, O God, will the adversary revile,
And the enemy spurn Your name forever?
Psalm 79:4
We have become a reproach to our neighbors,
A scoffing and derision to those around us.
Psalm 89:41
All who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
Ezekiel 36:4
Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God. Thus says the Lord God to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the forsaken cities which have become a prey and a derision to the rest of the nations which are round about,

That

Nehemiah 9:36
“Behold, we are slaves today,
And as to the land which You gave to our fathers to eat of its fruit and its bounty,
Behold, we are slaves in it.
Isaiah 63:17
Why, O Lord, do You cause us to stray from Your ways
And harden our heart from fearing You?
Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.

Rule over them

Deuteronomy 28:37
You shall become a horror, a proverb, and a taunt among all the people where the Lord drives you.
1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will cast out of My sight. So Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
2 Chronicles 7:20
then I will uproot you from My land which I have given you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
Psalm 44:14
You make us a byword among the nations,
A laughingstock among the peoples.

Wherefore

Numbers 14:14
and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, O Lord, are in the midst of this people, for You, O Lord, are seen eye to eye, while Your cloud stands over them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.
Deuteronomy 32:27
Had I not feared the provocation by the enemy,
That their adversaries would misjudge,
That they would say, “Our hand is triumphant,
And the Lord has not done all this.”’
Psalm 42:10
As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me,
While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
Psalm 79:10
Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”
Let there be known among the nations in our sight,
Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
Psalm 115:2
Why should the nations say,
Where, now, is their God?”
Ezekiel 20:9
But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations among whom they lived, in whose sight I made Myself known to them by bringing them out of the land of Egypt.
Micah 7:10
Then my enemy will see,
And shame will cover her who said to me,
“Where is the Lord your God?”
My eyes will look on her;
At that time she will be trampled down
Like mire of the streets.
Matthew 27:43
He trusts in God; let God rescue Him now, if He delights in Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”

General references

Deuteronomy 29:10
“You stand today, all of you, before the Lord your God: your chiefs, your tribes, your elders and your officers, even all the men of Israel,
Psalm 115:2
Why should the nations say,
Where, now, is their God?”