Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?

Bible References

It is

Job 21:14
Yet they say to God: “Leave us alone!
We don’t want to know Your ways.
Job 22:17
They were the ones who said to God, “Leave us alone!”
and “What can the Almighty do to us?”
Job 34:9
For he has said, “A man gains nothing
when he becomes God’s friend.”
Job 35:3
For you ask, “What does it profit You,
and what benefit comes to me, if I do not sin?”
Psalm 73:8
They mock, and they speak maliciously;
they arrogantly threaten oppression.
Isaiah 58:3
“Why have we fasted, but You have not seen?
We have denied ourselves, but You haven’t noticed!”
“Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast,
and oppress all your workers.
Zephaniah 1:12
And at that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps
and punish the men who settle down comfortably,
who say to themselves:
The Lord will not do good or evil.

And that

Isaiah 58:3
“Why have we fasted, but You have not seen?
We have denied ourselves, but You haven’t noticed!”
“Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast,
and oppress all your workers.
Joel 2:12
Even now—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
turn to Me with all your heart,
with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
Zechariah 7:3
by asking the priests who were at the house of the Lord of Hosts as well as the prophets, “Should we mourn and fast in the fifth month as we have done these many years?”
James 4:9
Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow.

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