Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He feeds on ashes. A deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Those who fed luxuriously are desolate in the streets. Those who were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind. He continually multiplies lies and desolation. And they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.
(I speak man-like because of the weakness of your flesh). For as ye presented your body-parts servile to uncleanness, and to lawlessness for lawlessness, so now present your body-parts servile to righteousness for sanctification.
So I was brutish, and ignorant. I was a beast before thee.
Look on [my] right hand, and see, for there is no man who knows me. Refuge has failed me. No man cares for my soul.
But draw near here, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the harlot.
And he said, I called because of my affliction to LORD, and he answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, [and] thou heard my voice.