For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or idol.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 31:19
Now while Laban was out shearing his sheep, Rachel stole her father's household idols.
Now Rachel had taken Laban's household idols, put them in the saddlebag of her camel, and was sitting on them. And Laban searched everything in the tent but found nothing.
These are the garments that they shall make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a woven tunic, a turban, and a sash. They are to make these holy garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so that they may serve Me as priests.
Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some household idols, and installed one of his sons to be his priest.
Then the five men who had gone to spy out the land of Laish said to their brothers, "Did you know that one of these houses has an ephod, household gods, a graven image, and a molten idol? Now think about what you should do."
while the five men who had gone to scout out the land went inside and took the graven image, the ephod, the household idols, and the molten idol, while the priest stood at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred armed men.
1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance is like the wickedness of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has rejected you as king."
1 Samuel 23:9
When David learned that Saul was plotting evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."
Her gates have sunk into the ground; He has destroyed and shattered their bars. Her king and her princes are exiled among the nations, the law is no more, and even her prophets find no vision from the LORD.
And he will confirm a covenant with many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of the temple will come the abomination that causes desolation, until the decreed destruction is poured out upon him."
His forces will rise up and desecrate the temple fortress. They will abolish the daily sacrifice and set up the abomination of desolation.
And from the time the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation set up, there will be 1,290 days.
I will put an end to all her exultation: her feasts, New Moons, and Sabbaths--all her appointed feasts.
Israel was a luxuriant vine, yielding fruit for himself. The more his fruit increased, the more he increased the altars. The better his land produced, the better he made the sacred pillars.
Their hearts are devious; now they must bear their guilt. The LORD will break down their altars and demolish their sacred pillars.
Surely now they will say, "We have no king, for we do not revere the LORD. What can a king do for us?"
Where is your king now to save you in all your cities, and the rulers to whom you said, "Give me a king and princes"?
So in My anger I gave you a king, and in My wrath I took him away.
For idols speak deceit and diviners see illusions; they tell false dreams and offer empty comfort. Therefore the people wander like sheep, oppressed for lack of a shepherd.
Chapter Outline1. The Lord's intended future kindness to Israel, not withstanding their wickedness,
2. illustrated by the emblem of Hosea's conduct toward his adulterous wife.
4. The desolation of Israel before their restoration.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
without a king.
Jeremiah 15:4, 5
without a sacrifice.
2 Chronicles 15:2
Matthew 24:1, 2
Acts 6:13, 14
Isaiah 19:19, 20
1 Samuel 2:18
1 Samuel 14:3
1 Samuel 21:9
1 Samuel 22:18
1 Samuel 23:6, 9
1 Samuel 30:7
2 Samuel 6:14
2 Kings 23:24
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