• All 35 Scriptural Citations (w/ 5x Leviathan)
• 1 Historical Writing
Deuteronomy 32:1; 30-36
...(1)Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth...
...(30)How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up? (31)For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. (32)For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: (33)Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps. (34)Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
(35)To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. (36)For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and their is none shut up, or left...
...(11)So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.
(12)And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon. (13)And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire. (14)Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass. (15)Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.
(16)And the rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work.
(17)Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach. (18)Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work...
...(20)I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.
(21)Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me. (22)Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance. (23)For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living. (24)Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.
(25)Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor? (26)When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness. (27)My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me. (28)I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.
(29)I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
(30)My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
(31)My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep...
...(1)Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? (2)Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
(3)Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? (4)Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? (5)Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
(6)Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
(7)Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears? (8)Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more. (9)Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
(10)None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
(11)Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine. (12)I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. (13)Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? (14)Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
(15)His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. (16)One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. (17)They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
(18)By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. (19)Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. (20)Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. (21)His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth. (22)In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. (23)The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
(24)His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
(25)When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves. (26)The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. (27)He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. (28)The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble. (29)Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. (30)Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
(31)He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. (32)He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary. (33)Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear. (34)He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride...
...(15)My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me, (16)For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger. (17)All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant. (18)Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way; (19)Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.
(20)If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; (21)Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
(22)Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
(23)Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever. (24)Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression? (25)For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth. (26)Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake...
...(10)O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever? (11)Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck out of thy bosom.
(12)For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
(13)Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. (14)Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness. (15)Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.
(16)The day is thine, the night also thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun. (17)Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter...
...(1)He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
(2)I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
(3)Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. (4)He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. (5)Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; (6)for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. (7)A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
(8)Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. (9)Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, the most High, thy habitation; (10)There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
(11)For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. (12)They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. (13)Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. (14)Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. (15)He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
(16)With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation...
...(19)He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. (20)Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. (21)The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
(22)The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. (23)Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
(24)O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. (25)So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. (26)There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. (27)These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. (28)That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. (29)Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
(30)Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth...
...(1)Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
(2)Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
(3)Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
(4)Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that above the heavens.
(5)Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created. (6)He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
(7)Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: (8)Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word. (9)Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: (10)Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl: (11)Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: (12)Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: (13)Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
(14)He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD...
...(9)Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. (10)For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. (11)And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
(12)I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
(13)Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. (14)And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land. (15)Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. (16)Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. (17)Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. (18)Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children. (19)And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
(20)It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. (21)But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. (22)And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in pleasant palaces: and her time near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged...
...(1)In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
(2)In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine. (3)I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day. (4)Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. (5)Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
(6)He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit. (7)Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him? (8)In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
(9)By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up...
...(9)And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. (10)It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
(11)But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
(12)They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing. (13)And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls. (14)The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. (15)There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
(16)Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
(17)And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
(1)The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. (2)It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
(3)Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. (4)Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. (5)Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. (6)Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. (7)And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. (8)And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
(9)No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: (10)And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away...
...(11)I even, I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
(12)I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God. (13)Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it? (14)Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships. (15)I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. (16)Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; (17)Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.
(18)Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. (19)Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (20)The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. (21)This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise...
...(7)Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. (8)For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
(9)Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon? (10)Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? (11)Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
(12)I even, I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made grass; (13)And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor? (14)The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail. (15)But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts his name.
(16)And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people...
...(4)Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. (5)And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. (6)Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. (7)Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? (8)Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
(9)Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
(10)For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; they are gone. (11)And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
(12)Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through?
(13)And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; (14)But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them: (15)Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. (16)I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them...
...(17)Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress. (18)For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that they may find it so.
(19)Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it.
(20)My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains. (21)For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.
(22)Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.
(23)O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
(24)O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
(25)Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate...
...(1)The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.
(2)Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up. (3)And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.
(4)Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads. (5)Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass.
(6)And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.
(7)O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. (8)O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night? (9)Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.
(10)Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins. (11)Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for good. (12)When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence...
...(28)Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the LORD; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east. (29)Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every side.
(30)Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.
(31)Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith the LORD, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone. (32)And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the LORD. (33)And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.
(34)The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, (35)Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might...
...(34)Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out. (35)The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
(36)Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry. (37)And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant. (38)They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps. (39)In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.
(40)I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.
(41)How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations! (42)The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof. (43)Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby. (44)And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.
(45)My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD. (46)And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler...
...(1)In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, (2)Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt: (3)Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
(4)But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.
(5)And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven. (6)And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel. (7)When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.
(8)Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee. (9)And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it. (10)Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia. (11)No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years...
...(1)The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
(2)Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord GOD be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple. (3)For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth. (4)And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.
(5)For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?
(6)Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof. (7)And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.
(8)Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls. (9)For her wound incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, to Jerusalem...
...(1)The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
(2)I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, (3)And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. (4)Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever. (5)And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel.
(6)A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
(7)Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. (8)And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts...
...(1)And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (2)And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
(3)And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. (4)And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
(5)And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. (6)And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
(7)And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, (8)And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
(9)And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (10)And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. (11)And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
(12)Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
(13)And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man. (14)And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. (15)And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. (16)And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
(17)And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ...
...(1)And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (2)And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
(3)And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. (4)And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (5)And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. (6)And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
(7)And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (8)And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
(9)If any man have an ear, let him hear.
(10)He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
(11)And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (12)And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (13)And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (14)And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15)And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
(16)And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: (17)And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
(18)Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six...
...(12)And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
(13)And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (14)For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
(15)Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (16)And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
(17)And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. (18)And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. (19)And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. (20)And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
(21)And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great...
...(1)And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. (2)And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, (3)And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
(4)And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (5)But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
(6)Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
(7)And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, (8)And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom as the sand of the sea. (9)And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
(10)And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
(11)And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. (12)And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (13)And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
(14)And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
(15)And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire...
Marco Polo "The Travels of Marco Polo" (1300 A.D.) Book II: Chapter 49 "Concerning a Further Part of the Province of Carajan
After leaving that city of Yachi of which I have been speaking, and travelling ten days towards the west, you come to another capital city which is still in the province of Carajan, and is itself called Carajan. The people are Idolaters and subject to the Great Kaan; and the King is COGACHIN, who is a son of the Great Kaan.
In this country gold-dust is found in great quantities; that is to say in the rivers and lakes, whilst in the mountains gold is also found in pieces of larger size. Gold is indeed so abundant that they give one saggio of gold for only six of the same weight in silver. And for small change they use porcelain shells as I mentioned before. These are not found in the country, however, but are brought from India.
In this province are found snakes and great serpents of such vast size as to strike fear into those who see them, and so hideous that the very account of them must excite the wonder of those to hear it. I will tell you how long and big they are.
You may be assured that some of them are ten paces in length; some are more and some less. And in bulk they are equal to a great cask, for the bigger ones are about ten palms in girth. They have two forelegs near the head, but for foot nothing but a claw like the claw of a hawk or that of a lion. The head is very big, and the eyes are bigger than a great loaf of bread. The mouth is large enough to swallow a man whole, and is garnished with great [pointed] teeth. And in short they are so fierce-looking and so hideously ugly, that every man and beast must stand in fear and trembling of them. There are also smaller ones, such as of eight paces long, and of five, and of one pace only.
The way in which they are caught is this. You must know that by day they live underground because of the great heat, and in the night they go out to feed, and devour every animal they can catch. They go also to drink at the rivers and lakes and springs. And their weight is so great that when they travel in search of food or drink, as they do by night, the tail makes a great furrow in the soil as if a full ton of liquor had been dragged along. Now the huntsmen who go after them take them by certain gyn which they set in the track over which the serpent has past, knowing that the beast will come back the same way. They plant a stake deep in the ground and fix on the head of this a sharp blade of steel made like a razor or a lance-point, and then they cover the whole with sand so that the serpent cannot see it. Indeed the huntsman plants several such stakes and blades on the track. On coming to the spot the beast strikes against the iron blade with such force that it enters his breast and rives him up to the navel, so that he dies on the spot [and the crows on seeing the brute dead begin to caw, and then the huntsmen know that the serpent is dead and come in search of him].
This then is the way these beasts are taken. Those who take them proceed to extract the gall from the inside, and this sells at a great price; for you must know it furnishes the material for a most precious medicine. Thus if a person is bitten by a mad dog, and they give him but a small pennyweight of this medicine to drink, he is cured in a moment. Again if a woman is hard in labour they give her just such another dose and she is delivered at once. Yet again if one has any disease like the itch, or it may be worse, and applies a small quantity of this gall he shall speedily be cured. So you see why it sells at such a high price.
They also sell the flesh of this serpent, for it is excellent eating, and the people are very fond of it. And when these serpents are very hungry, sometimes they will seek out the lairs of lions or bears or other large wild beasts, and devour their cubs, without the sire and dam being able to prevent it. Indeed if they catch the big ones themselves they devour them too; they can make no resistance.
In this province also are bred large and excellent horses which are taken to India for sale. And you must know that the people dock two or three joints of the tail from their horses, to prevent them from flipping their riders, a thing which they consider very unseemly. They ride long like Frenchmen, and wear armour of boiled leather, and carry spears and shields and arblasts, and all their quarrels are poisoned. [And I was told as a fact that many persons, especially those meditating mischief, constantly carry this poison about with them, so that if by any chance they should be taken, and be threatened with torture, to avoid this they swallow the poison and so die speedily. But princes who are aware of this keep ready dog's dung, which they cause the criminal instantly to swallow, to make him vomit the poison. And thus they manage to cure those scoundrels.]
I will tell you of a wicked thing they used to do before the Great Kaan conquered them. If it chanced that a man of fine person or noble birth, or some other quality that recommended him, came to lodge with those people, then they would murder him by poison, or otherwise. And this they did, not for the sake of plunder, but because they believed that in this way the goodly favour and wisdom and repute of the murdered man would cleave to the house where he was slain. And in this manner many were murdered before the country was conquered by the Great Kaan. But since his conquest, some 35 years ago, these crimes and this evil practice have prevailed no more; and this through dread of the Great Kaan who will not permit such things.