Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 15:8
And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominations out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from the hill-country of Ephra
2 Chronicles 33:15
And he took away the foreign gods, and the idol out of the house of LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city.
At that instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy it,
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, each one according to his ways, says lord LORD. Return ye, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions, so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
O Israel, return to LORD thy God, for thou have fallen by thine iniquity.
And LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.
Nevertheless he regarded their distress when he heard their cry.
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the [heavenly] agent of his presence saved them. In his love and in his pity he redeemed them. And he bore them, and carried them all the days of old.
Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he a darling child? For as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still. Therefore my heart yearns for him. I will surely have mercy upon him, says LORD.
How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? [How] shall I cast thee off, Israel? How shall I make thee as Admah? [How] shall I set thee as Zeboiim? My heart is turned within me. My compassions are kindled together.
And having risen, he went to his father. But while he was still distant, afar off, his father saw him and felt compassion. And having ran, he fell on his neck, and kissed him much.
And when he came near, having seen the city, he wept over it,
And he said, Where have ye laid him? They said to him, Lord, come and see.
And become good toward each other, compassionate, forgiving each other, even as also God in Christ forgave us.
Therefore I was angry with that generation, and said, They are always led astray in their heart, and they did not know my ways.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but who was tempted in all things in the same way, without sin.
1 Samuel 7:4
Then the sons of Israel did put away the Baalim and the Ashtaroth, and served LORD only.
In that day men shall look to their maker, and their eyes shall have respect for the Holy One of Israel.
For though he causes grief, yet he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses.
LORD relented concerning this. This also shall not be, says lord LORD.