When its limbs are dry, they will be broken off. Women will come and use them for kindling, for they are a people without understanding. Therefore their Maker will have no compassion on them, and their Creator will show them no grace.
Cross ReferencesDeuteronomy 32:18
You ignored the Rock who brought you forth; you forgot the God who gave you birth.
Israel is a nation devoid of counsel with no understanding among them.
The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's manger, but Israel does not know; My people do not understand."
Therefore My people will go into exile for their lack of understanding; their dignitaries are starving, and their masses are parched with thirst.
Therefore the Lord takes no pleasure in their young men; He has no compassion on their fatherless and widows. For every one of them is godless and wicked, and every mouth speaks folly. Despite all this, His anger is not turned away; His hand is still upraised.
For before the harvest, when the blossom is gone and the flower becomes a ripening grape, He will cut off the shoots with a pruning knife, and remove and discard the branches.
Now this is what the LORD says--He who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine!
everyone called by My name and created for My glory, whom I have indeed formed and made."
This is the word of the LORD, your Maker, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Do not be afraid, O Jacob My servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
Remember these things, O Jacob, for you are My servant, O Israel. I have made you; you are My servant; O Israel, I will never forget you.
Then I said, "They are only the poor; they have played the fool, for they do not know the way of the LORD, the justice of their God.
Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons. The turtledove, the swift, and the thrush observe their time of migration, but My people do not know the requirements of the LORD.
The LORD once called you a flourishing olive tree, beautiful with well-formed fruit. But with a mighty roar He will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.
I will smash them against each other, fathers and sons alike, declares the LORD. I will allow no mercy or pity or compassion to keep Me from destroying them.'"
Indeed, this is what the LORD says: "Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal. Do not go to mourn or show sympathy, for I have removed My peace from this people, declares the LORD, My loving devotion and compassion.
The peaceful meadows will become lifeless because of the LORD's burning anger.
No, it is cast into the fire for fuel. The fire devours both ends, and the middle is charred. Can it be useful for anything?
But it was uprooted in fury, cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up its fruit. Its strong branches were stripped off and they withered; the fire consumed them.
Chapter Outline1. The Deliverance of Israel
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalm 80:15, 16
for it is
Deuteronomy 32:28, 29
Jeremiah 5:4, 5, 21, 22
Matthew 13:15, 19
Romans 1:28, 31
Isaiah 43:1, 7
Isaiah 44:20, 21, 24
Genesis 6:6, 7
2 Chronicles 36:16, 17
1 Thessalonians 2:16
2 Thessalonians 1:8, 9
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