Hear
Deuteronomy 4:26
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that you will quickly perish from the land you are about to cross the Jordan to possess. You will not live long there, but you will certainly be destroyed.
Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live,
Deuteronomy 32:1
Pay attention, heavens, and I will speak; listen, earth, to the words of my mouth.
Psalm 50:4
On high, He summons heaven and earth in order to judge His people.
Jeremiah 2:12
Be horrified at this, heavens; be shocked and utterly appalled. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Jeremiah 6:19
Listen, earth! I am about to bring disaster on these people, the fruit of their own plotting, for they have paid no attention to My word. They have rejected My law.
Jeremiah 22:29
Earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD!
Ezekiel 36:4
therefore, mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God. This is what the Lord God says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and abandoned cities, which have become plunder and a mockery to the rest of the nations all around.
Micah 1:2
Listen, all you peoples; pay attention, earth and everyone in it! The Lord God will be a witness against you, the Lord, from His holy temple.
Micah 6:1
Now listen to what the LORD is saying: Rise, plead [your] case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.
Micah 6:2
Listen to the LORD's lawsuit, you mountains and enduring foundations of the earth, because the LORD has a case against His people, and He will argue it against Israel.
for the Lord
Jeremiah 13:15
Listen and pay attention. Do not be proud, for the LORD has spoken.
Amos 3:1
Listen to this message that the LORD has spoken against you, Israelites, against the entire clan that I brought from the land of Egypt:
Micah 3:8
But as for me, I am filled with power by the Spirit of the LORD, with justice and courage, to proclaim to Jacob his rebellion and to Israel his sin.
Acts 4:20
for we are unable to stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."
I have
Isaiah 5:1
I will sing about the one I love, a song about my loved one's vineyard: The one I love had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.
Isaiah 5:2
He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones, and planted it with the finest vines. He built a tower in the middle of it and even hewed out a winepress there. He expected it to yield good grapes, but it yielded worthless grapes.
Isaiah 46:3
"Listen to Me, house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been sustained from the womb, carried along since birth.
Isaiah 46:4
I will be the same until [your] old age, and I will bear [you] up when you turn gray. I have made [you], and I will carry [you]; I will bear and save [you].
Deuteronomy 1:31
And you saw in the wilderness how the LORD your God carried you as a man carries his son all along the way you traveled until you reached this place.
Deuteronomy 4:7
For what great nation is there that has a god near to it as the LORD our God is [to us] whenever we call to Him?
Deuteronomy 4:8
And what great nation has righteous statutes and ordinances like this entire law I set before you today?
Jeremiah 31:9
They will come weeping, but I will bring them back with consolation. I will lead them to wadis [filled] with water by a smooth way where they will not stumble, for I am Israel's Father, and Ephraim is My firstborn.
Ezekiel 16:6-14
6
"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!
7
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.
8
"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.
9
"I washed you with water, rinsed off your blood, and anointed you with oil.
10
I clothed you in embroidered cloth and provided you with leather sandals. I also wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.
11
I adorned you with jewelry, putting bracelets on your wrists and a chain around your neck.
12
I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful tiara on your head.
13
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.
14
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.
Ezekiel 20:5-32
5
Say to them: This is what the Lord God says: On the day I chose Israel, I swore an oath to the descendants of Jacob's house and made Myself known to them in the land of Egypt. I swore to them, saying: I am the LORD your God.
6
On that day I swore to them that I would bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land I had searched out for them, [a land] flowing with milk and honey, the most beautiful of all lands.
7
I also said to them: Each of you must throw away the detestable things that are before your eyes and not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
8
"But they rebelled against Me and were unwilling to listen to Me. None of them threw away the detestable things that were before their eyes, and they did not forsake the idols of Egypt. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them, exhausting My anger against them within the land of Egypt.
9
But I acted for the sake of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations they were living among, in whose sight I had made Myself known to Israel by bringing them out of Egypt.
10
"So I brought them out of the land of Egypt and led them into the wilderness.
11
Then I gave them My statutes and explained My ordinances to them-- the person who does them will live by them.
12
I also gave them My Sabbaths to serve as a sign between Me and them, so they will know that I am the LORD who sets them apart as holy.
13
"But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not follow My statutes and they rejected My ordinances-- the person who does them will live by them. They also completely profaned My Sabbaths. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them in the wilderness to put an end to them.
14
But I acted because of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.
15
However, I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land I had given [them]-- the most beautiful of all lands, flowing with milk and honey--
16
because they rejected My ordinances, profaned My Sabbaths, and did not follow My statutes. For their hearts went after their idols.
17
But I spared them from destruction and did not bring them to an end in the wilderness.
18
"Then I said to their children in the wilderness: Don't follow the statutes of your fathers, defile yourselves with their idols, or keep their ordinances.
19
I am the LORD your God. Follow My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them.
20
Keep My Sabbaths holy, and they will be a sign between Me and you, so you may know that I am the LORD your God.
21
"But the children rebelled against Me. They did not follow My statutes or carefully keep My ordinances-- the person who does them will live by them. They also profaned My Sabbaths. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them and exhausting My anger against them in the wilderness.
22
But I withheld My hand and acted because of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I brought them out.
23
However, I swore to them in the wilderness that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter them among the countries.
24
For they did not practice My ordinances but rejected My statutes and profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers' idols.
25
I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances that did not bring them life.
26
When they made every firstborn pass through [the fire], I defiled them through their gifts in order to devastate them so they would know that I am the LORD.
27
"Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel, and tell them: This is what the Lord God says: In this way also your fathers blasphemed Me by committing treachery against Me:
28
When I brought them into the land that I swore to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree, they offered their sacrifices and presented their offensive offerings there. They also sent up their pleasing aromas and poured out their drink offerings there.
29
So I asked them: What is this high place you are going to? And it is called High Place to this day.
30
"Therefore say to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: Are you defiling yourselves the way your fathers did, and prostituting yourselves with their detestable things?
31
When you offer your gifts, making your children pass through the fire, you continue to defile yourselves with all your idols to this day. So should I be consulted by you, house of Israel? As I live"-- [this is] the declaration of the Lord God-- "I will not be consulted by you!
32
"When you say: Let us be like the nations, like the peoples of [other] countries, worshiping wood and stone, what you have in mind will never happen.
Romans 3:1
So what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?
Romans 3:2
Considerable in every way. First, they were entrusted with the spoken words of God.
Romans 9:4
They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the temple service, and the promises.
Romans 9:5
The forefathers are theirs, and from them, by physical descent, came the Messiah, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
they have
Isaiah 63:9
In all their suffering, He suffered, and the Angel of His Presence saved them. He redeemed them because of His love and compassion; He lifted them up and carried them all the days of the past.
Isaiah 63:10
But they rebelled, and grieved His Holy Spirit. So He became their enemy [and] fought against them.
Deuteronomy 9:22-24
22
"You continued to provoke the LORD at Taberah, Massah, and Kibroth-hattaavah.
23
When the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, He said, 'Go up and possess the land I have given you'; you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God. You did not believe or obey Him.
24
You have been rebelling against the LORD ever since I have known you.
Jeremiah 2:5-13
5
Here is what the LORD says: What fault did your fathers find in Me that they went so far from Me, followed worthless idols, and became worthless themselves?
6
They stopped asking: Where is the LORD who brought us from the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and ravines, through a land of drought and darkness, a land no one traveled through and where no one lived?
7
I brought you to a fertile land to eat its fruit and bounty, but after you entered, you defiled My land; you made My inheritance detestable.
8
The priests quit asking: Where is the LORD? The experts in the law no longer knew Me, and the rulers rebelled against Me. The prophets prophesied by Baal and followed useless idols.
9
Therefore, I will bring a case against you again. [This is] the LORD's declaration. I will bring a case against your children's children.
10
Cross over to Cyprusand take a look. Send [someone] to Kedar and consider carefully; see if there has ever been anything like this:
11
Has a nation [ever] exchanged its gods? (but they were not gods!) Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for useless idols.
12
Be horrified at this, heavens; be shocked and utterly appalled. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
13
For My people have committed a double evil: They have abandoned Me, the fountain of living water, and dug cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that cannot hold water.
Malachi 1:6
"A son honors [his] father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is [your] fear of Me? says the LORD of Hosts to you priests, who despise My name." Yet you ask: "How have we despised Your name?"