“For thus says the
Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
'In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.'
But you would not..."
“He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and
the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own
did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them
He gave the right to become children of God, to those who
believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the
will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:10-13
Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who
are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children
together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you
were not willing.”
“The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a
marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those
who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to
"Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are
invited, See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and
fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the
wedding. ’ But they made light of it and went their ways,
one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest
seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them." Matthew
“You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have
eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you
are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. I do
not receive honor from men. But I know you, that you do not
have the love of God in you. I have come in My Father’s
name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his
own name, him you will receive. "
"O Lord, are not
Your eyes on the truth?
You have stricken them, but they have not grieved;
You have consumed them,
But they have refused to receive correction.
They have made their faces harder than rock;
They have refused to return.
Therefore I said, “Surely these are poor.
They are foolish;
For they do not know the way of the Lord,
The judgment of their God."
“Be astonished, O
heavens, at this,
And be horribly afraid;
Be very desolate,” says the Lord.
“For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,
And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no
“Then all the men
who knew that their wives had burned incense to other gods, with
all the women who stood by, a great multitude, and all the
people who dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered
Jeremiah, saying: 'As for the word that you have spoken to us in
the name of the Lord, we will not listen to you! But we
will certainly do whatever has gone out of our own mouth, to
burn incense to the queen of heaven...."
“Thus says the
Lord: 'Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
"Also, I set watchmen over you, saying,
‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’
But they said, ‘We will not listen.’
“Therefore hear, you nations,
And know, O congregation....
Behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people—
The fruit of their thoughts,
Because they have not heeded My words,
Nor My law, but rejected it.”
“He who believes
in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe
the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on
“You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears!
always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do
“See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they
did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more
shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from
heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has
promised, saying, 'Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but
also heaven.' Now this, 'Yet once more,' indicates the
removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that
are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
'Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be
shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably
with reverence and godly fear. 'For our God is a consuming
fire." Hebrews 12:25-29
“But you are those
who forsake the Lord,
Who forget My holy mountain,
Who prepare a table for Gad,
And who furnish a drink offering for Meni.
Therefore I will number you for the sword,
And you shall all bow down to the slaughter;
when I called, you did not answer;
When I spoke, you did not hear,
But did evil before My eyes,
And chose that in which I do not delight.”
“Just as they
have chosen their own ways,
And their soul delights in their abominations,
So will I choose their delusions,
And bring their fears on them;
Because, when I called, no one answered,
When I spoke they did not hear;
But they did evil before My eyes,
And chose that in which I do not delight.”
“Then He said to
him, 'A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and
sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were
invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ But they all
with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to
him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see
it. I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have
bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you
to have me excused.’ Still another said, ‘I have married a
wife, and therefore I cannot come
“So that servant came and reported these things to his master.
Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant,
‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and
bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the
blind.’ And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you
commanded, and still there is room.’ Then the master said to the
servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them
to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say to you that
none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’”