Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
Because I called, and ye refused, I stretched out my hand, and no one regarded;
So shalt thou grieve in thy latter end, in the failing of thy flesh and of thy healthy condition;
Hear ye correction, and be wise, and do not neglect.
Seeing that, thou, hast hated correction, And hast cast my words behind thee;
Using oversight - lest any one be falling behind from the favour of God, - lest any root of bitterness, springing up above, be causing trouble, and, through it, the many, be defiled:
He that being often reproved stiffeneth his neck, suddenly shall be hurt, and there be no healing.
Why should ye be smitten any more? Ye would again turn aside! The whole head is sick, And the whole heart faint:
O Yahweh! thine own eyes, are they not directed to fidelity? Thou hast smitten them Yet have they not grieved, Thou hast consumed them - They have refused to receive correction, - They have made their faces bolder than a cliff, They have refused to return.
In thine uncleanness, is lewdness; be- cause I purified thee and thou wast not purified, from thine uncleanness, thou shalt not be purified any more, until I have let mine indignation rest upon thee.
Neither hearkened I to the voice of my teachers, nor, to my instructors, inclined I mine ear:
When a man hath a son, rebellious and insulting, who will not hearken to the voice of his father, and to the voice of his mother, - though they chastise him, yet will not hearken unto them,
Every one, therefore, who heareth thesemy words, and doeth them, shall be likened to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;
Become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only - reasoning yourselves astray;
I, as many as I tenderly love, I convict and put under discipline: be zealous, therefore, and repent.