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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1God having shewed his former kindness, expostulates with the Jews on their causeless and unexampled revolt.
14They are the causes of their own calamities.
18The sins and idolatries of Judah.
35Her confidence is rejected.
 
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Chapter 2

Verse 1
Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,


the word
1:11; 7:1; 23:28; Ezekiel 7:1; Hebrews 1:1; 2 Peter 1:21

Verse 2
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
cry
7:2; 11:6; 19:2; Proverbs 1:20; 8:1-4; Isaiah 58:1; Hosea 8:1; Jonah 1:2; Matthew 11:15; Luke 12:13
thee
or, for thy sake. the kindness.
Exodus 14:31; 15:1-20; Ezekiel 16:8,22,60; 23:3,8,19; Hosea 2:15
thine espousals
Exodus 24:3-8; Song of Solomon 3:11; Exodus 16:8
when
6; Deuteronomy 2:7; 8:2,15,16; Nehemiah 9:12-21; Isaiah 63:7-14

Verse 3
Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.
holiness
Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 7:6; 14:2; 26:19; Zechariah 14:20,21; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 2:9
the first-fruits
Exodus 22:29; 23:16; Numbers 18:12; Amos 6:1; *marg:; Romans 11:16; 16:5; James 1:18; Revelation 14:4
all that
12:14; 50:7; Exodus 4:22,23; Psalms 81:14,15; 105:14,15,25-36; Isaiah 41:11; Isaiah 47:6; Joel 1:3,7,8; Zechariah 1:15; 2:8; 12:2-4; Acts 9:4,5

Verse 4
Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel:
Hear ye
5:21; 7:2; 13:15; 19:3; 34:4; 44:24-26; Isaiah 51:1-4; Hosea 4:1; Micah 6:1
all the families
31:1; 33:24

Verse 5
Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
What
31; Isaiah 5:3,4; 43:22,23; Micah 6:2,3
are gone
12:2; Isaiah 29:13; Ezekiel 11:15; Matthew 15:8
walked
10:8,14,15; 14:22; Deuteronomy 32:21; 1 Samuel 12:21; 2 Kings 17:15; Jonah 2:8; Acts 14:15
and are
51:17,18; Psalms 115:8; Isaiah 44:9; Romans 1:21

Verse 6
Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?
Where
8; 5:2; Judges 6:13; 2 Kings 2:14; Job 35:10; Psalms 77:5; Isaiah 64:7
brought us up
Exodus 14:1-15; Isaiah 63:9,11-13; Hosea 12:13; 13:4
led us
2; Deuteronomy 8:14-16; 32:10
the shadow
Job 3:5; 10:21,22; Psalms 23:4; Matthew 4:16

Verse 7
And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.
brought
Numbers 13:27; 14:7,8; Deuteronomy 6:10,11,18; 8:7-9; 11:11,12; Nehemiah 9:25; Ezekiel 20:6
a plentiful country
or, the land of Carmel. ye defiled.
3:1,9; 16:18; Leviticus 18:24-28; Numbers 35:33,34; Deuteronomy 21:23; Psalms 78:58,59; Psalms 106:38,39; Ezekiel 36:17; Micah 2:10

Verse 8
The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
priests
6; 5:31; 8:10,11; 23:9-15; 1 Samuel 2:12; Isaiah 28:7; 29:10; 56:9-12; Hosea 4:6
and they that
8:8,9; Deuteronomy 33:10; Malachi 2:6-9; Luke 11:52; John 8:55; 16:3; Romans 2:17-24; 2 Corinthians 4:2
the pastors
10:21; 12:10; 23:1,2
prophets
23:13; 1 Kings 18:29,22,40
do not
11; 7:8; 1 Samuel 12:21; Isaiah 30:5; Habakkuk 2:18; Matthew 16:26

Verse 9
Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LORD, and with your children's children will I plead.
I will
29,35; Isaiah 3:13; 43:26; Ezekiel 20:35,36; Hosea 2:2; Micah 6:2
with your
Exodus 20:5; Leviticus 20:5

Verse 10
For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.
over
or, over to. the isles.
Genesis 10:4,5; Numbers 24:24; 1 Chronicles 1:7; 23:1,12; Psalms 120:5; Ezekiel 27:6; Daniel 11:30
Kedar
Genesis 25:13
and see
18:13,14; Judges 19:30; 1 Corinthians 5:1

Verse 11
Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
a nation
5; Micah 4:5; 1 Peter 1:18
no gods
16:20; Psalms 115:4; Isaiah 37:19; 1 Corinthians 8:4
changed their glory
8; Deuteronomy 33:29; Psalms 3:3; 106:20; Romans 1:23

Verse 12
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.
6:19; 22:29; Deuteronomy 32:1; Isaiah 1:2; Micah 6:2; Matthew 27:45,50-53

Verse 13
For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
For my
31,32; 4:22; 5:26,31; Psalms 81:11-13; Isaiah 1:3; 5:13; 63:8; Micah 2:8; 6:3
forsaken
17; 1:16; 15:6; Judges 10:13; 1 Samuel 12:10
the fountain
17:13; 18:14; Psalms 36:9; John 4:14; 7:37; Revelation 21:6; 22:1,17
broken cisterns
11,26; Psalms 115:4-8; 146:3,4; Ecclesiastes 1:2,14; 2:11,21,26; 4:4; 12:8; Isaiah 44:9-20; 46:6,7; 55:2; 2 Peter 2:17

Verse 14
Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he spoiled?
Israel
Exodus 4:22; Isaiah 50:1
he a home-born
Genesis 15:3; Ecclesiastes 2:7
spoiled
Heb. become a spoil.

Verse 15
The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.
young lions
5:6; 25:30; 50:17; Judges 14:5; Job 4:10; Psalms 57:4; Isaiah 5:29; Hosea 5:14; Hosea 11:10; 13:7,8; Amos 3:4,8,12; Nahum 2:11
yelled
Heb. gave out their voice. they made.
Isaiah 1:7; 24:1; Ezekiel 5:14
his cities
4:7; 9:11; 26:9; 33:10; 34:22; 44:22; Isaiah 5:9; 6:11; Zephaniah 1:18; 2:5; Zephaniah 3:6

Verse 16
Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown of thy head.
Also the
2 Kings 18:21; 23:33; Isaiah 30:1-6; 31:1-3
Noph
46:14,19; Isaiah 19:13; Ezekiel 30:13,16
Tahapanes
43:7-9; 44:1; 46:14
Tahpanhes
have broken the crown
or, feed on thy crown.
Deuteronomy 33:20; Isaiah 1:6,7; 8:8

Verse 17
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?
Hast thou
19; 4:18; Leviticus 26:15-46; Numbers 32:23; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Job 4:8; Isaiah 1:4; Hosea 13:9
in that
13; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 2 Chronicles 7:19,20
when he
Deuteronomy 32:19; Psalms 77:20; 78:53,54; 107:7; 136:16; Isaiah 63:11-14

Verse 18
And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor? or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?
what hast
36; 37:5-10; Isaiah 30:1-7; 31:1; Lamentations 4:17; Ezekiel 17:15; Hosea 7:11
Sihor
Joshua 13:3
or what hast
2 Kings 16:7-9; 2 Chronicles 28:20,21; Hosea 5:13

Verse 19
Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Thine
17; Proverbs 1:31; 5:22; Isaiah 3:9; 5:5; 50:1; Hosea 5:5
and thy
3:6-8,11-14; 5:6; 8:5; Hosea 4:16; 11:7; 14:1; Zechariah 7:11
bitter
4:18; Job 20:11-16; Amos 8:10
and that my
5:22; 36:23,24; Psalms 36:1; Romans 3:18

Verse 20
For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot.
For of
30:8; Exodus 3:8; Leviticus 26:13; Deuteronomy 4:20,34; 15:15; Isaiah 9:4; 10:27; 14:25; Nahum 1:13
and thou saidst
Exodus 19:8; 24:3; Deuteronomy 5:27; 26:17; Joshua 1:16; 24:26-24; 1 Samuel 12:10
transgress
or, serve. when upon.
3:6; Deuteronomy 12:2; 1 Kings 12:32; Psalms 78:58; Isaiah 57:5-7; Ezekiel 16:24,25,31; Ezekiel 20:28
playing
3:1,6-8; Exodus 34:14-16; Deuteronomy 12:2; Isaiah 1:21; Ezekiel 16:15,16,28,41; 23:5; Hosea 2:5; 3:3

Verse 21
Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?
Yet I
Exodus 15:17; Psalms 44:2; 80:8; Isaiah 5:1,2; 60:21; 61:3; Matthew 21:33; Mark 12:1; Luke 20:9; John 15:1
wholly
Genesis 18:19; 26:3-5; 32:28; Deuteronomy 4:37; Joshua 24:31; Psalms 105:6; Isaiah 41:8
into the degenerate
Deuteronomy 32:32; Isaiah 1:21; 5:4; Lamentations 4:1

Verse 22
For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.
For though
Job 9:30,31
yet thine iniquity
16:17; 17:1; Deuteronomy 32:34; Job 14:17; Psalms 90:8; 130:3; Hosea 13:12; Amos 8:7

Verse 23
How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;
How canst
34,35; Genesis 3:12,13; 1 Samuel 15:13,14; Psalms 36:2; Proverbs 28:13; 30:12,20; Luke 10:29; Romans 3:19; 1 John 1:8-10; Revelation 3:17,18
see
3:2; Psalms 50:21; Ezekiel 16:1-63; 23:1-49
valley
7:31; Isaiah 57:5,6
thou art a swift
or, O swift.
Esther 8:16

Verse 24
A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.
A wild ass
or, O wild ass, etc.
14:6; Job 11:12; 39:5-8
used
Heb. taught. her pleasure. Heb. the desire of her heart. turn her away. or, reverse it. in her mouth.
27; Hosea 5:15

Verse 25
Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.
Withhold
13:22; Deuteronomy 28:48; Isaiah 20:2-4; Lamentations 4:4; Hosea 2:3; Luke 15:22; 16:24
There is no hope
or, Is the case desperate?
18:12; Isaiah 57:10
for I have
3:13; Isaiah 2:6
after
44:17; Deuteronomy 29:19,20; 32:16; 2 Chronicles 28:22; Romans 2:4,5; 8:24

Verse 26
As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets,
the thief
36; 3:24,25; Proverbs 6:30,31; Isaiah 1:29; Romans 6:21
their kings
32:32; Ezra 9:7; Nehemiah 9:32-34; Daniel 9:6-8

Verse 27
Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.
to a stock
10:8; Psalms 115:4-8; Isaiah 44:9-20; 46:6-8; Habakkuk 2:18,19
brought me forth
or, begotten me. for they.
Ezekiel 8:16; 23:35
their back
Heb. the hinder part of the neck. but in the time.
24; 22:23; Judges 10:8-16; Psalms 78:34-37; Isaiah 26:16; Hosea 5:15; 7:14

Verse 28
But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.
But where
Deuteronomy 32:37; Judges 10:14; 2 Kings 3:13; Isaiah 45:20; 46:2,7
trouble
Heb. evil. to the number.
11:13; 2 Kings 17:30,31; Hosea 10:1

Verse 29
Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD.
will ye plead
23,35; 3:2
ye all have
5:1; 6:13; 9:2-6; Daniel 9:11; Romans 3:19

Verse 30
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
In vain
5:3; 6:29,30; 7:28; 31:18; 2 Chronicles 28:22; Isaiah 1:5; 9:13; Ezekiel 24:13; Zephaniah 3:2; Revelation 9:20,21; 16:9
your own sword
26:20-24; 1 Kings 19:10,14; 2 Chronicles 24:21; 36:16; Nehemiah 9:26; Matthew 21:35,36; Matthew 23:29,34-37; Mark 12:2-8; Luke 11:47-51; 13:33,34; Acts 7:52; 1 Thessalonians 2:15

Verse 31
O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
see ye
Amos 1:1; Micah 6:9
Have I been
5,6; 2 Samuel 12:7-9; 2 Chronicles 31:10; Nehemiah 9:21-25; Hosea 2:7,8; Malachi 3:9-11
We are lords
Heb. We have dominion.
Deuteronomy 8:12-14; 31:20; 32:15; Psalms 10:4; 12:4; Proverbs 30:9; Hosea 13:6; 1 Corinthians 4:8; Revelation 3:15-17

Verse 32
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
a maid
11; Genesis 24:22,30,53; 2 Samuel 1:24; Psalms 45:13,14; Isaiah 61:10; Ezekiel 16:10-13; 1 Peter 3:3-5; Revelation 21:2
yet my people
3:21; 13:10,25; 18:15; Psalms 9:17; 106:21; Isaiah 17:10; Ezekiel 22:12; Hosea 8:14

Verse 33
Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.
Why
23,36; 3:1,2; Isaiah 57:7-10; Hosea 2:5-7,13
hast
2 Chronicles 33:9; Ezekiel 16:27,47,51,52

Verse 34
<I>Also
in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.
Also
7:31; 19:4; 2 Kings 21:16; 24:4; Psalms 106:37,38; Isaiah 57:5; 59:7; Ezekiel 16:20,21; 20:31
I
6:15; 8:12; Ezekiel 24:7
secret search
Heb. digging.

Verse 35
Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.
Because
23,29; Job 33:9; Proverbs 28:13; Isaiah 58:3; Romans 7:9
I will
9; 1 John 1:8-10

Verse 36
Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.
gaddest
18,23,33; 31:22; Hosea 5:13; 7:11; 12:1
thou also shalt
37:7; Isaiah 20:5; 30:1-7; 31:1-3; Lamentations 4:17; 5:6; Ezekiel 29:7
as thou wast
2 Chronicles 28:16,20,21; Hosea 5:13; 10:6; 14:3

Verse 37
Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thine hands upon thine head: for the LORD hath rejected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them.
thine hands
2 Samuel 13:19
for the Lord
36; 17:5; 37:7-10; Isaiah 10:4; Ezekiel 17:15-20
and thou
32:5; Numbers 14:41; 2 Chronicles 13:12


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