Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.
According to the number of the days you have investigated this land, forty days -- one day for a year -- you will suffer for your iniquities, forty years, and you will know what it means to thwart me.
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!
You have repudiated your covenant with your servant; you have thrown his crown to the ground.
For the honor of your name, do not treat Jerusalem with contempt. Do not treat with disdain the place where your glorious throne sits. Be mindful of your covenant with us. Do not break it!
"Indeed, a time is coming," says the Lord, "when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah.
"'For this is what the sovereign Lord says: I will deal with you according to what you have done when you despised your oath by breaking your covenant.
Then the Lord said: "Name him 'Not My People' (Lo-Ammi), because you are not my people and I am not your God."
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, "and to the descendants," referring to many, but "and to your descendant," referring to one, who is Christ.
For here is the testimony about him: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
But showing its fault, God says to them, "Look, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will complete a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!