And have not you also been astonished at his long suffering in bearing with you, and his wondrous mercy in again restoring your soul?
All synonyms and antonyms for astonishment Spanish Central: Day after day you will be oppressed and plundered, with no one to save you. Never be satisfied with the naked letter of truth; never rest short of the truth applied to your heart in the love and by the power of God. Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, and I will stretch out my hand against you, and I will make you a desolation and an astonishment.
This, then, is our banner—the banner which God gives to those that fear his name. Did you not insensibly fall into a state of coldness, carnality, and death; got entangled, it may be, in some of Satan's snares, so as to bring great guilt and trouble upon your conscience? A man may have learned something of the holiness and justice of God in a broken law, and something also of his own helplessness and inability either to obey, to repent, or to believe, and yet not have the sovereignty of God revealed to his conscience.
But let the wind blow—then how the folds are raised; the flag floats boldly forth in all its breadth and length, and the inscription can be read by every eye.
See JPS Zechariah 12: Merriam-Webster unabridged. But the convinced conscience finds itself unable to render this obedience.
We are always complaining, murmuring, or repining. From ek and plesso; to strike with astonishment -- amaze, astonish.
More Definitions for astonishment. Thanks for your vote! World English Bible Yahweh will strike you with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart; Young's Literal Translation 'Jehovah doth smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart;.
Related words. Secondly, the Church's grateful acknowledgment of a distinctive blessing —"You have given a banner to those who fear you. This is being made "to drink the wine of astonishment;" for is it not astonishing that a holy law, given by a holy God, should only stir up nature's corruption; that that which is meant to produce obedience should rather stir up disobedience; and that life put into the commandment should work a sentence of death in the soul?
Our natural idea about religion , is that it is something very easy and very pleasant; that all we have to do is to repent of our sins some time or other before we die, if we have not been quite so good as we ought to be; to attend with all due regularity our church or chapel; to do our duty in that station of life to which we are called; be honest and upright, kind and amiable, moral and virtuous, truthful and sincere, and then all will be well at last.
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See NIV. Taunt 38 Occurrences. President Cristina Fernandez: The conscience made tender in the fear of God would obey every demand of God's righteous law, and tries hard at obedience; but is every way baffled. From shamem; stupefaction -- astonishment.