Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Our necks are under persecution
Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the heavens. They chased us upon the mountains. They laid wait for us in the wilderness.
therefore thou shall serve thine enemies that LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things. And he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he has destroyed thee.
Thus says LORD to me: Make thee bonds and bars, and put them upon thy neck.
For thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may served Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they shall serve him. And I have given him the beasts of the fie
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, because I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye will find rest for your souls.
Now therefore why do ye challenge God, to place a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Behold, we are servants this day, and as for the land that thou gave to our fathers to eat the fruit of it and the good of it, behold, we are servants in it.
Thou have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, that I might cut off those who hate me.