Rabbi Yehoshua replied, But is it not already said, Ye have been sold for naught, and not with silver shall ye be redeemed (isai. Hi. Ye have been sold for naught — this means for your idolatry; And not with silver shall ye be redeemed; — this means not with repentance and good works. Rabbi Eliezer said to Rabbi Yehoshua, But has it not already been said, Return unto Me that I may return unto you (zech. I. And Mal. R. Yehoshua replied, And has it not already been said, I have mastered you and I will take you one from a city, and two from a family, and will bring you to Zion (jer. Iii. R. Eliezer said to him, But is it not also said, By repentance and rest shall ye be saved (is. Xxx. 15) R. Yehoshua replied to R. Eliezer, And is it not also said, Thus saith the Eternal, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to the utterly despised by every creature and abominated by nations, to the slave of tyrants: Kings shall see and arise, princes shall prostrate themselves, &c. (is. Xlix. R. Eliezer replied, And is it not also said, If thou wilt return, 0 Israel, saith the Eternal, unto Me thou shalt return (jer. Iv.