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 will I 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 abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken in the mountains of Ephraim, and repaired the altar of the LORD, that was before the vestibule of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 33:15
And he took away the foreign gods, and the idol out of the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city.
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
O Israel, return unto the LORD your God; for you have fallen because of your iniquity.
And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel 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 pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart is troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, says the LORD.
How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? how shall I make you as Admah? how shall I set you as Zeboiim? my heart is turned within me, my compassion is stirred.
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And when he came near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
And said, Where have you laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.
Therefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
For we have not a high priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our weaknesses; but was in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
1 Samuel 7:4
Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.
At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect for the Holy One of Israel.
But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
The LORD relented concerning this: This also shall not be, says the Lord GOD.