Yet for many years You had patience with them,
And testified i against them by Your Spirit j in Your prophets.
Yet they would not listen;
k Therefore You gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.
Nevertheless in Your great mercy
l You did not utterly consume them nor forsake them;
For You are God, gracious and merciful.
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2 Kings 17:13 - 18
Yet the LORD testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.
2 Chronicles 36:11 - 20
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have even sent to you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them.
You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.
1 Peter 1:11
Searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
And now, please let Me tell you what I will do to My vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it shall be burned; And break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.
For thus says the LORD: "The whole land shall be desolate; Yet I will not make a full end.
Romans 11:2 - 5
God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying.