Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant:

I have formed thee; thou art my servant:

O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. (Isaiah 44:21)

Remember these, O Jacob and Israel, i.e., Remember these abominable idolaters, and enjoy their madness: learn wisdom by their folly.

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Therefore hear now this, thou

  • that art given to pleasures,
  • that dwellest carelessly,
  • that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children. (Isaiah 47:8)

The daughter of pride is security, and pleasure is her niece.

 

Painting: The Hay Wain (1821), by John Constable
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