Message to the House of David
"And concerning the house of the king of Judah, say, 'Hear the word of the LORD,
'O house of David! Thus says the LORD:
p "Execute judgment q in the morning;
And deliver him who is plundered
Out of the hand of the oppressor,
Lest My fury go forth like fire
And burn so that no one can quench it,
Because of the evil of your doings.
"Behold, r I am against you, O inhabitant of the valley,
And rock of the plain," says the LORD,
"Who say, s 'Who shall come down against us?
Or who shall enter our dwellings?'
But I will punish you according to the t fruit of your doings," says the LORD;
"I will kindle a fire in its forest,
And u it shall devour all things around it." ' "
Thus says the LORD: "Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and there speak this word,
"and say, a 'Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, you who sit on the throne of David, you and your servants and your people who enter these gates!
'Thus says the LORD: b "Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the c fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.
"For if you indeed do this thing, d then shall enter the gates of this house, riding on horses and in chariots, accompanied by servants and people, kings who sit on the throne of David.
"But if you will not hear these words, e I swear by Myself," says the LORD, "that this house shall become a desolation." ' "
For thus says the LORD to the house of the king of Judah:
"You are f Gilead to Me,
The head of Lebanon;
Yet I surely will make you a wilderness,
Cities which are not inhabited.
I will prepare destroyers against you,
Everyone with his weapons;
They shall cut down g your choice cedars
h And cast them into the fire.
"And many nations will pass by this city; and everyone will say to his neighbor, i 'Why has the LORD done so to this great city?'
"Then they will answer, j 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshiped other gods and served them.' "
Weep not for k the dead, nor bemoan him;
Weep bitterly for him l who goes away,
For he shall return no more,
Nor see his native country.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's Son.
Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.
Thus says the LORD: "Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.
Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother.
Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land, That I may cut off all the evildoers from the city of the LORD.
The LORD is righteous in her midst, He will do no unrighteousness. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He never fails, But the unjust knows no shame.
Jeremiah 23:30 - 32
Therefore behold, I am against the prophets," says the LORD, "who steal My words every one from his neighbor.
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Because you have spoken nonsense and envisioned lies, therefore I am indeed against you," says the Lord GOD.
2 Samuel 5:6
And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, "You shall not come in here; but the blind and the lame will repel you," thinking, "David cannot come in here.
2 Samuel 5:7
Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David).
Why do you boast in the valleys, Your flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? Who trusted in her treasures, saying, 'Who will come against me?
The kings of the earth, And all inhabitants of the world, Would not have believed That the adversary and the enemy Could enter the gates of Jerusalem -
Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies.
Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, For they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, For the reward of his hands shall be given him.
I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.
You are great in counsel and mighty in work, for your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, to give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings.
2 Chronicles 36:19
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If you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt.
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother.
Then shall enter the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their princes, accompanied by the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and this city shall remain forever.
See! Your house is left to you desolate.
For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself.
Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath.
And they sat down to eat a meal. Then they lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt.
Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of livestock; and when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that indeed the region was a place for livestock.
Song of Solomon 4:1
Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have dove's eyes behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats, Going down from Mount Gilead.
By your servants you have reproached the Lord, And said, 'By the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, To the limits of Lebanon; I will cut down its tall cedars And its choice cypress trees; I will enter its farthest height, To its fruitful forest.
But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings," says the LORD; "I will kindle a fire in its forest, And it shall devour all things around it." '
Deuteronomy 29:24 - 26
"All nations would say, 'Why has the LORD done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?'
1 Kings 9:8
"And as for this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and will hiss, and say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'
1 Kings 9:9
"Then they will answer, 'Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore the LORD has brought all this calamity on them.'"
2 Chronicles 7:20 - 22
Then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
"And it shall be, when you show this people all these words, and they say to you, 'Why has the LORD pronounced all this great disaster against us? Or what is our iniquity? Or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?'
2 Kings 22:17
'because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. Therefore My wrath shall be aroused against this place and shall not be quenched.' "'
2 Chronicles 34:25
'because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. Therefore My wrath will be poured out on this place, and not be quenched.' "'
And say to them, 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel: "Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant
2 Kings 22:20
Surely, therefore, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace; and your eyes shall not see all the calamity which I will bring on this place." ' " So they brought back word to the king.
Therefore you shall say this word to them: 'Let my eyes flow with tears night and day, And let them not cease; For the virgin daughter of my people Has been broken with a mighty stroke, with a very severe blow.
For thus says the LORD concerning Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father, who went from this place: "He shall not return here anymore.
My eyes overflow with rivers of water For the destruction of the daughter of my people.