Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
You have forgotten the Rock who fathered you, and put out of mind the God who gave you birth.
In times of prosperity be joyful, but in times of adversity consider this: God has made one as well as the other, so that no one can discover what the future holds.
Because he considered and turned from all the sins he had done, he will surely live; he will not die.
Here then is what the Lord who rules over all says: 'Think carefully about what you are doing.
But when he came to his senses he said, 'How many of my father's hired workers have food enough to spare, but here I am dying from hunger!
The wicked are turned back and sent to Sheol; this is the destiny of all the nations that ignore God,
The wicked man is so arrogant he always thinks, "God won't hold me accountable; he doesn't care."
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; the hope of the godless perishes,
Why do you forget the Lord, who made you, who stretched out the sky and founded the earth? Why do you constantly tremble all day long at the anger of the oppressor, when he makes plans to destroy? Where is the anger of the oppressor?
Does a young woman forget to put on her jewels? Does a bride forget to put on her bridal attire? But my people have forgotten me for more days than can even be counted.
You have destroyed my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject the law of your God, I will reject your descendants.
I will be like a lion to Ephraim, like a young lion to the house of Judah. I myself will tear them to pieces, then I will carry them off, and no one will be able to rescue them!
I will attack them like a bear robbed of her cubs -- I will rip open their chests. I will devour them there like a lion -- like a wild animal would tear them apart.
They said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who is seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,