Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
Did I conceive this entire people? Did I give birth to them, that you should say to me, 'Carry them in your arms, as a foster father bears a nursing child,' to the land which you swore to their fathers?
All of these cities were fortified by high walls, gates, and locking bars; in addition there were a great many open villages.
For the Lord disciplines those he loves, just as a father disciplines the son in whom he delights.
Look down from heaven and take notice, from your holy, majestic palace! Where are your zeal and power? Do not hold back your tender compassion!
They will come back shedding tears of contrition. I will bring them back praying prayers of repentance. I will lead them besides streams of water, along smooth paths where they will never stumble. I will do this because I am Israel's father; Ephraim is my firstborn son.'"
So pray this way: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored,
What father among you, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish?
Then his son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'
Jesus replied, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
And have you forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as sons? "My son, do not scorn the Lord's discipline or give up when he corrects you.
For as the skies are high above the earth, so his loyal love towers over his faithful followers.
The Lord takes delight in his faithful followers, and in those who wait for his loyal love.
Then those who respected the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord took notice. A scroll was prepared before him in which were recorded the names of those who respected the Lord and honored his name.
But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication will rise with healing wings, and you will skip about like calves released from the stall.
Brothers, descendants of Abraham's family, and those Gentiles among you who fear God, the message of this salvation has been sent to us.