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, on whom my name is named, make themselves low and come to me in prayer, searching for me and turning from their evil ways; then I will give ear from heaven, overlooking their sin, and will give life again to their land.
2 Chronicles 15:8
And Asa, hearing these words of Azariah, the son of Oded the prophet, took heart and put away all the disgusting things out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the towns which he had taken from the hill-country of Ephraim; and he made new again the altar of the Lord in front of the covered way of the Lord's house.
2 Chronicles 33:15
He took away the strange gods and the image out of the house of the Lord, and all the altars he had put up on the hill of the Lord's house and in Jerusalem, and put them out of the town.
Whenever I say anything about uprooting a nation or a kingdom, and smashing it and sending destruction on it;
For this cause I will be your judge, O children of Israel, judging every man by his ways, says the Lord. Come back and be turned from all your sins; so that they may not be the cause of your falling into evil.
O Israel, come back to the Lord your God; for your evil-doing has been the cause of your fall.
And the Lord had sorrow because he had made man on the earth, and grief was in his heart.
But when their cry came to his ears, he had pity on their trouble:
It was no sent one or angel, but he himself who was their saviour: in his love and in his pity he took up their cause, and he took them in his arms, caring for them all through the years.
Is Ephraim my dear son? is he the child of my delight? for whenever I say things against him, I still keep him in my memory: so my heart is troubled for him; I will certainly have mercy on him, says the Lord.
How may I give you up, O Ephraim? how may I be your saviour, O Israel? how may I make you like Admah? how may I do to you as I did to Zeboim? My heart is turned in me, it is soft with pity.
And he got up and went to his father. But while he was still far away, his father saw him and was moved with pity for him and went quickly and took him in his arms and gave him a kiss.
And when he got near and saw the town, he was overcome with weeping for it,
And said, Where have you put him? They said, Come and see, Lord.
And be kind to one another, full of pity, having forgiveness for one another, even as God in Christ had forgiveness for you.
So that I was angry with this generation, and I said, Their hearts are in error at all times, and they have no knowledge of my ways;
For we have not a high priest who is not able to be touched by the feelings of our feeble flesh; but we have one who has been tested in all points as we ourselves are tested, but without sin.
1 Samuel 7:4
So the children of Israel gave up the worship of Baal and Astarte, and became worshippers of the Lord only.
In that day a man's heart will be turned to his Maker, and his eyes to the Holy One of Israel.
For though he sends grief, still he will have pity in the full measure of his love.
The Lord, changing his purpose about this, said, And this will not be.