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Though you prostitute yourself, O Israel, may Judah avoid such guilt! Do not go to Gilgal, do not go up to Beth-aven, and do not swear on oath, 'As surely as the LORD lives!'
Is there iniquity in Gilead? They will surely come to nothing. Do they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal? Indeed, their altars will be heaps of stones in the furrows of the field.
On the tenth day of the first month the people went up from the Jordan and camped at Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho. . . .
At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel once again." . . .
Then Joshua returned with all Israel to the camp at Gilgal.
1 Samuel 7:16
Every year he would go on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah, judging Israel in all these places.
"Go to Bethel and transgress; rebel even more at Gilgal! Bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days.
Do not seek Bethel or go to Gilgal; do not journey to Beersheba, for Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will come to nothing.
My people, remember what Balak king of Moab counseled and what Balaam son of Beor answered. Remember your journey from Acacia Grove to Gilgal, so that you may acknowledge the righteousness of the LORD."
I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and heap your dead bodies on the remains of your idols; and My soul will despise you.
When Oholibah openly prostituted herself and exposed her nakedness, I turned away from her in disgust, just as I had turned away from her sister.
And in one month I dismissed three shepherds. My soul grew impatient with the flock, and their souls also detested me.
I will drive.
Hosea 9:3, 17
They will not remain in the land of the LORD; Ephraim will return to Egypt and eat unclean food in Assyria. . . .
Hosea 1:6, 9
Gomer again conceived and gave birth to a daughter, and the LORD said to Hosea, "Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have compassion on the house of Israel, that I should ever forgive them. . . .
For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or idol.
1 Kings 9:7-9
then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them, and this temple that I have sanctified for My name I will banish from My presence. Then Israel will become an object of scorn and ridicule among all peoples. . . .
2 Kings 17:17-20
They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire and practiced divination and soothsaying. They devoted themselves to doing evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger. . . .
He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent He had pitched among men.
Because faithless Israel had committed adultery, I gave her a certificate of divorce and sent her away. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear and prostituted herself as well.
What right has My beloved in My house, having carried out so many evil schemes? Can consecrated meat avert your doom, so that you can rejoice?
"Have you not noticed what these people are saying: 'The LORD has rejected the two families He had chosen'? So they despise My people and no longer regard them as a nation. . . .
Therefore, I will send you into exile beyond Damascus, " says the LORD, whose name is the God of Hosts.
Hosea 5:1, 2
Hear this, O priests! Take heed, O house of Israel! Give ear, O royal house! For the judgment is against you because you have been a snare at Mizpah and a net spread out on Tabor. . . .
Your rulers are rebels, friends of thieves. They all love bribes and chasing after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, and the plea of the widow never comes before them.
I will go to the powerful and speak to them. Surely they know the way of the LORD, the justice of their God. But they too, with one accord, had broken the yoke and torn off the chains.
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives for dishonest gain.
Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean upon the LORD, saying, "Is not the LORD among us? No disaster can come upon us."
Her princes are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves, leaving nothing for the morning.
Acts 4:5-7, 27
The next day the rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, . . .
At daybreak, the apostles entered the temple courts as they had been told and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associates arrived in the Council, they called together the full assembly of the elders of Israel, and sent to the jail for the apostles.
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