I planted you in the land like a special vine of the very best stock. Why in the world have you turned into something like a wild vine that produces rotten, foul-smelling grapes?
That is why the rains have been withheld, and the spring rains have not come. Yet in spite of this you are obstinate as a prostitute.
But your ancestors
So, now the Lord says,
Neither he nor any of his attendants showed any alarm when they heard all that had been read. Nor did they tear their clothes to show any grief or sorrow.
The Lord who rules over all
“You have criticized me sharply,”
But he has no root in himself and does not endure;
Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come.
when it is sown, it grows up,
I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater
Now if I am to go on living in the body,
Then his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “I will once more shake not only the earth but heaven too.”
Now this phrase “once more” indicates the removal of what is shaken, that is, of created things, so that what is unshaken may remain.
A man who is all alone with no companion,
In spite of this, however, when they are in the land of their enemies I will not reject them and abhor them to make a complete end of them, to break my covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God.
Then Samuel said to the people, “Don’t be afraid. You have indeed sinned.
So he poured out his fierce anger on them, along with the devastation