Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
I am telling you the things I have seen while with the Father; as for you, practice the things you have heard from the Father!"
But approach, you sons of omen readers, you offspring of adulteresses and prostitutes!
But upright men will punish them appropriately for their adultery and bloodshed, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, he said to him, "Go marry a prostitute who will bear illegitimate children conceived through prostitution, because the nation continually commits spiritual prostitution by turning away from the Lord."
Plead earnestly with your mother (for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband), so that she might put an end to her adulterous lifestyle, and turn away from her sexually immoral behavior.
Judah has become disloyal, and unspeakable sins have been committed in Israel and Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the holy things that the Lord loves and has turned to a foreign god!
You must say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the Lord, "Israel is my son, my firstborn,
You are children of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave your forehead bald for the sake of the dead.
For you are our father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not recognize us. You, Lord, are our father; you have been called our protector from ancient times.
Yet, Lord, you are our father. We are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the product of your labor.
"I thought to myself, 'Oh what a joy it would be for me to treat you like a son! What a joy it would be for me to give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful piece of property there is in all the world!' I thought you would call me, 'Father' and would never cease being loyal to me.
Indeed, the people of Israel are my dear children. They are the children I take delight in. For even though I must often rebuke them, I still remember them with fondness. So I am deeply moved with pity for them and will surely have compassion on them. I, the Lord, affirm it!
"'You took your sons and your daughters whom you bore to me and you sacrificed them as food for the idols to eat. As if your prostitution not enough,
"A son naturally honors his father and a slave respects his master. If I am your father, where is my honor? If I am your master, where is my respect? The Lord who rules over all asks you this, you priests who make light of my name! But you reply, 'How have we made light of your name?'