the faithful
Isaiah 48:2
For they are named after the Holy City, and lean on the God of Israel; His name is Yahweh of Hosts.
Nehemiah 11:1
Now the leaders of the people stayed in Jerusalem, and the rest of the people cast lots for one out of ten to come and live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the other nine-tenths remained in their towns.
Psalm 46:4
[There is] a river-- its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
Psalm 48:1
[A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah.] The LORD is great and is highly praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain,
Psalm 48:8
Just as we heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD of Hosts, in the city of our God; God will establish it forever. Selah
Hosea 11:12
Ephraim surrounds me with lies, the house of Israel, with deceit. Judah still wanders with El and is faithful to holy ones.
Zechariah 8:3
The LORD says this: "I will return to Zion and live in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City, the mountain of the LORD of Hosts, and the Holy Mountain."
Hebrews 12:22
Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God (the heavenly Jerusalem), to myriads of angels in festive gathering,
become
Jeremiah 2:20
For long ago I broke your yoke; I tore off your fetters. You insisted: I will not serve! On every high hill and under every leafy tree you lie down [like] a prostitute.
Jeremiah 2:21
I planted you, a choice vine from the very best seed. How then could you turn into a degenerate, foreign vine?
Jeremiah 3:1
If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him to marry another, can he ever return to her? Wouldn't such a land become totally defiled? But you! You have played the prostitute with many partners-- can you return to Me? [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Lamentations 1:8
Jerusalem has sinned grievously; therefore, she has become an object of scorn. All who honored her [now] despise her, for they have seen her nakedness. She herself groans and turns away.
Lamentations 1:9
Her uncleanness [stains] her skirts. She never considered her end. Her downfall was astonishing; there was no one to comfort her. LORD, look on my affliction, for the enemy triumphs!
Ezekiel 16:1-63
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The word of the LORD came to me again:
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"Son of man, explain Jerusalem's abominations to her.
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You are to say: This is what the Lord God says to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth were in the land of the Canaanites. Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
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As for your birth, your umbilical cord wasn't cut on the day you were born, and you weren't washed clean with water. You were not rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths.
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No one cared [enough] about you to do even one of these things out of compassion for you. But you were thrown out into the open field because you were despised on the day you were born.
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"I passed by you and saw you lying in your blood, and I said to you [as you lay] in your blood: Live! Yes, I said to you [as you lay] in your blood: Live!
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I made you thrive like plants of the field. You grew up and matured and became very beautiful. Your breasts were formed and your hair grew, but you were stark naked.
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"Then I passed by you and saw you, and you were indeed at the age for love. So I spread the edge of My garment over you and covered your nakedness. I pledged Myself to you, entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
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"I washed you with water, rinsed off your blood, and anointed you with oil.
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I clothed you in embroidered cloth and provided you with leather sandals. I also wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.
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I adorned you with jewelry, putting bracelets on your wrists and a chain around your neck.
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I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful tiara on your head.
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So you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was [made] of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You became extremely beautiful and attained royalty.
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Your fame spread among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor, which I had bestowed on you." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
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"But you were confident in your beauty and acted like a prostitute because of your fame. You lavished your sexual favors on everyone who passed by. Your beauty became his.
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You took some of your garments and made colorful high places for yourself, and you engaged in prostitution on them. These places should not have been built, and this should never have happened!
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You also took your beautiful jewelry made from the gold and silver I had given you, and you made male images so that you could engage in prostitution with them.
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Then you took your embroidered garments to cover them, and set My oil and incense before them.
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You also set before them as a pleasing aroma the food I gave you-- the fine flour, oil, and honey that I fed you. That is what happened." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
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"You even took your sons and daughters you bore to Me and sacrificed them to these images as food. Wasn't your prostitution enough?
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You slaughtered My children and gave them up when you passed them through [the fire] to the images.
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In all your abominations and acts of prostitution, you did not remember the days of your youth when you were stark naked and lying in your blood.
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"Then after all your evil-- Woe, woe to you!"-- the declaration of the Lord God--
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"you built yourself a mound and made yourself an elevated place in every square.
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You built your elevated place at the head of every street and turned your beauty into an abomination. You spread your legs to everyone who passed by and increased your prostitution.
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You engaged in promiscuous acts with Egyptian men, your well-endowed neighbors, and increased your prostitution to provoke Me to anger.
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"Therefore, I stretched out My hand against you and reduced your provisions. I gave you over to the desire of those who hate you, the Philistine women, who were embarrassed by your indecent behavior.
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Then you engaged in prostitution with the Assyrian men because you were not satisfied. Even though you did this with them, you were still not satisfied.
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So you extended your prostitution to Chaldea, the land of merchants, but you were not even satisfied with this!
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"How your heart was inflamed [with lust]"-- the declaration of the Lord God-- "when you did all these things, the acts of a brazen prostitute,
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building your mound at the head of every street and making your elevated place in every square. But you were unlike a prostitute because you scorned payment.
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You adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!
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Men give gifts to all prostitutes, but you gave gifts to all your lovers. You bribed them to come to you from all around for your sexual favors.
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So you were the opposite of other women in your acts of prostitution; no one solicited you. When you paid a fee instead of one being paid to you, you were the opposite.
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"Therefore, you prostitute, hear the word of the LORD!
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This is what the Lord God says: Because your lust was poured out and your nakedness exposed by your acts of prostitution with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols and the blood of your children that you gave to them,
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I am therefore going to gather all the lovers you pleased-- all those you loved as well as all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose your nakedness to them so they see you completely naked.
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I will judge you the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged. Then I will bring about your bloodshed in wrath and jealousy.
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I will hand you over to them, and they will level your mounds and tear down your elevated places. They will strip off your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and leave you stark naked.
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They will bring a mob against you to stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords.
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Then they will burn down your houses and execute judgments against you in the sight of many women. I will stop you from being a prostitute, and you will never again pay fees for lovers.
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So I will satisfy My wrath against you, and My jealousy will turn away from you. Then I will be silent and no longer angry.
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Because you did not remember the days of your youth but enraged Me with all these things, I will also bring your actions down on your own head." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God. "Haven't you committed immoral acts in addition to all your abominations?
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"Look, everyone who uses proverbs will say this proverb about you: Like mother, like daughter.
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You are the daughter of your mother, who despised her husband and children. You are the sister of your sisters, who despised their husbands and children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.
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Your older sister was Samaria, who lived with her daughters to the north of you, and your younger sister was Sodom, who lived with her daughters to the south of you.
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Didn't you walk in their ways and practice their abominations? It was only a short time before you behaved more corruptly than they did.
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"As I live"-- the declaration of the Lord God-- "your sister Sodom and her daughters have not behaved as you and your daughters have.
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Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, plenty of food, and comfortable security, but didn't support the poor and needy.
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They were haughty and did detestable things before Me, so I removed them when I saw [this].
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But Samaria did not commit [even] half your sins. You have multiplied your abominations beyond theirs and made your sisters appear righteous by all the abominations you have committed.
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You must also bear your disgrace, since you have been an advocate for your sisters. For they appear more righteous than you because of your sins, which you committed more abhorrently than they [did]. So you also, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, since you have made your sisters appear righteous.
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"I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and those of Samaria and her daughters. I will also restore your fortunes among them,
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so you will bear your disgrace and be ashamed of all you did when you comforted them.
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As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters and Samaria and her daughters will return to their former state. You and your daughters will also return to your former state.
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Didn't you treat your sister Sodom as an object of scorn when you were proud,
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before your wickedness was exposed? It was like the time you were scorned by the daughters of Aram and all those around her, and by the daughters of the Philistines-- those who treated you with contempt from every side.
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You yourself must bear the consequences of your indecency and abominations"-- the LORD's declaration.
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"For this is what the Lord God says: I will deal with you according to what you have done, since you have despised the oath by breaking the covenant.
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But I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.
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Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your older and younger sisters. I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.
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I will establish My covenant with you, and you will know that I am the LORD,
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so that when I make atonement for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth again because of your disgrace." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
Ezekiel 22:1-23
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The word of the LORD came to me:
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"Now, son of man, will you pass judgment? Will you pass judgment against the city of blood? Then explain all her abominations to her.
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You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: A city that sheds blood within her [walls] so that her time of judgment has come and who makes idols for herself so that she is defiled!
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You are guilty of the blood you have shed, and you are defiled from the idols you have made. You have brought your [judgment] days near and have come to your years [of punishment]. Therefore, I have made you a disgrace to the nations and a mockery to all the lands.
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Those who are near and those far away from you will mock you, you infamous one full of turmoil.
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"Look, every prince of Israel within you has used his strength to shed blood.
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Father and mother are treated with contempt, and the foreign resident is exploited within you. The fatherless and widow are oppressed in you.
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You despise My holy things and profane My Sabbaths.
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There are men within you who slander in order to shed blood. People who [live] in you eat at the mountain [shrines]; they commit immoral acts within you.
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Men within you have sexual intercourse with [their] father's wife, and violate women during their menstrual impurity.
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One man within you commits an abomination with his neighbor's wife; another wickedly defiles his daughter-in-law; and [yet] another violates his sister, his father's daughter.
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People who [live] in you accept bribes in order to shed blood. You take interest and profit [on a loan] and brutally extort your neighbors. You have forgotten Me." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
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"Now look, I clap My hands together against the unjust gain you have made and against the blood shed among you.
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Will your courage endure or your hands be strong in the days when I deal with you? I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will act.
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I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you among the countries; I will purge your uncleanness.
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You will be profaned in the sight of the nations. Then you will know that I am the LORD."
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The word of the LORD came to me:
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"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are the dross of silver.
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Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Because all of you have become dross, I am about to gather you into Jerusalem.
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Just as one gathers silver, copper, iron, lead, and tin into the furnace to blow fire on them and melt them, so I will gather [you] in My anger and wrath, put you [inside], and melt you.
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Yes, I will gather you together and blow on you with the fire of My fury, and you will be melted within the city.
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As silver is melted inside a furnace, so you will be melted inside the city. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have poured out My wrath on you."
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The word of the LORD came to me:
Luke 13:34
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem! The city 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 chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
Revelation 11:2
But exclude the courtyard outside the sanctuary. Don't measure it, because it is given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for 42 months.
Revelation 11:8
Their dead bodies will lie in the public square of the great city, which is called, prophetically, Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
it was full
Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah, the plant He delighted in. He looked for justice but saw injustice, for righteousness, but heard cries of wretchedness.
2 Samuel 8:15
So David reigned over all Israel, administering justice and righteousness for all his people.
2 Chronicles 19:9
He commanded them, saying, "In the fear of the LORD, with integrity, and with a whole heart, you are to do the following:
Ezekiel 22:3-7
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You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: A city that sheds blood within her [walls] so that her time of judgment has come and who makes idols for herself so that she is defiled!
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You are guilty of the blood you have shed, and you are defiled from the idols you have made. You have brought your [judgment] days near and have come to your years [of punishment]. Therefore, I have made you a disgrace to the nations and a mockery to all the lands.
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Those who are near and those far away from you will mock you, you infamous one full of turmoil.
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"Look, every prince of Israel within you has used his strength to shed blood.
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Father and mother are treated with contempt, and the foreign resident is exploited within you. The fatherless and widow are oppressed in you.
Micah 3:2
You hate good and love evil. You tear off the skin of people and [strip] their flesh from their bones.
Micah 3:3
You eat the flesh of my people after you strip their skin from them and break their bones. You chop them up like flesh for the cooking pot, like meat in a caldron."
Zephaniah 3:1-3
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Woe to the city that is rebellious and defiled, the oppressive city!
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She has not obeyed; she has not accepted discipline. She has not trusted in the LORD; she has not drawn near to her God.
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The princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are wolves of the night, which leave nothing for the morning.
Acts 7:52
Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They even killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.