Thus says the LORD of hosts,
They shall thoroughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: turn back your hand as a grape gatherer into the baskets.
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Clement Of Alexandria
God invites us to knowledge also, when he says by Jeremiah, “If you had walked in the way of God, you would have dwelled forever in peace.” … God grants pardon to those who have erred. He says, “Turn, turn, as a grape gatherer returns to his basket.” Do you see the goodness of justice in that it advises us to repent? And through Jeremiah, he provides further enlightenment in the truth for those who have erred” “Thus says the Lord, stand in the roads, and look. Ask for the eternal paths of the Lord. Look for the good path, and walk in it, and you shall find purification for your souls.” He leads us to repentance in order to promote our salvation. - "Christ the Educator 1.10"
It was that you may learn that God silently and noiselessly observes the affairs of people and watches the course of each one’s life, and so it is written, “The paths of a person are before the eyes of God, and God looks at all his tracks.” And as he is good and wills that all people should be saved, he often purifies those who are entangled in sins by inflicting sickness on their body. He somewhere says by the voice of Jeremiah, “You shall be taught, O Jerusalem, by labor and the scourge.” - "Commentary on Luke, Chapter 5.18"
And another prophet, Jeremiah, says, “Turn to the Lord your God, as a grape gatherer to his basket, and you shall find mercy.” The sayings in the Holy Scriptures regarding repentance are many, yes, countless. God always desires that the human race turn from all its sins. To - "Autolycus 3.11"