Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
They returned from investigating the land after forty days.
2 Chronicles 36:21
This took place to fulfill the Lord's message delivered through Jeremiah. The land experienced its sabbatical years; it remained desolate for seventy years, as prophesied.
For forty years I was continually disgusted with that generation, and I said, 'These people desire to go astray; they do not obey my commands.'
"When you have completed these days, then lie down a second time, but on your right side, and bear the iniquity of the house of Judah 40 days -- I have assigned one day for each year.
"Seventy weeks have been determined concerning your people and your holy city to put an end to rebellion, to bring sin to completion, to atone for iniquity, to bring in perpetual righteousness, to seal up the prophetic vision, and to anoint a most holy place.
And I will grant my two witnesses authority to prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth.
Shall ye bear
But the Levites must perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they must bear their iniquity. It will be a perpetual ordinance throughout your generations that among the Israelites the Levites have no inheritance.
You must not expose the nakedness of your mother's sister and your father's sister, for such a person has laid bare his own close relative. They must bear their punishment for iniquity.
For my sins overwhelm me; like a heavy load, they are too much for me to bear.
They will bear their punishment; the punishment of the one who sought an oracle will be the same as the punishment of the prophet who gave it
1 Kings 8:56
"The Lord is worthy of praise because he has made Israel his people secure just as he promised! Not one of all the faithful promises he made through his servant Moses is left unfulfilled!
Has his loyal love disappeared forever? Has his promise failed forever?
Yes, he remembered the sacred promise he made to Abraham his servant.
And there are times when I promise to build up and establish a nation or kingdom.
(Kaf) For the Lord will not reject us forever.
Therefore we must be wary that, while the promise of entering his rest remains open, none of you may seem to have come short of it.
Breach of promise
Then the Lord said to Moses, "You are about to die, and then these people will begin to prostitute themselves with the foreign gods of the land into which they are going. They will reject me and break my covenant that I have made with them.
1 Samuel 2:30
Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, says, 'I really did say that your house and your ancestor's house would serve me forever.' But now the Lord says, 'May it never be! For I will honor those who honor me, but those who despise me will be cursed!
Then I took my staff "Pleasantness" and cut it in two to annul my covenant that I had made with all the people.
Therefore, you remained at Kadesh for a long time -- indeed, for the full time.