their end shall be, for they are a very
froward generation, children in whom is no faith. have moved me to jealousy
with that which is not God... and I will move them to jealousy with those
which are not a people... and with a foolish nation." Isaiah 65:1.
That temporal goods are false, and that the true good is to be united to
God. Psalm 143:15.
That their feasts are displeasing to God. Amos 5:21.
That the sacrifices of the Jews displeased God. Isaiah 66:1-3; 1:11; Jer.
6:20; David, Miserere.105 Even on the part of the good, Expectavi.106 Psalm
49:8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.
That He has established them only for their hardness. Micah, admirably, 6; 1
Kings 15:22; Hosea 6:6.
That the sacrifices of the Gentiles will be accepted of God, and that God
will take no pleasure in the sacrifices of the Jews. Malachi 1:11.
That God will make a new covenant with the Messiah, and the old will be
annulled. Jer. 31:31. Mandata non bona.107
That the old things will be forgotten. Isaiah 43:18, 19; 65:17, 10
That the Ark will no longer be remembered. Jer. 3:15, 16
That the temple should be rejected. Jer 7:12, 13, 14.
That the sacrifices should be rejected, and other pure sacrifices