Before I was humbled, I went into error, but now I keep thy spoken word.
I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, Thou hast afflicted me, and I was chastised as an indomitable bullock: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
But Jeshurun (the upright one) waxed fat and kicked; (thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou hast covered thyself) and forsook the God who made him and lightly esteemed the strong One of his saving health.
And when all the kings that were slaves to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the sons of Ammon any more.
And it came to pass one evening, that David arose from off his bed and walked upon the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself, and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
So Manasseh deceived Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to do more evil than the Gentiles, whom the LORD had destroyed before the sons of Israel.
They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy slave; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.
For the rest of the ignorant shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
I spoke unto thee in thy prosperity, but thou didst say, I will not hear. This has been thy way from thy youth, that thou hast never heard my voice.
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns and make a wall that she shall not find her paths.
I will go and return to my place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face; in their affliction they will seek me early.
And ye have quite forgotten the consolation which speaks unto you as unto sons, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art reproved of him: