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Numbers 13:1-2; 17-33
...(1)And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (2)Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them...
...(17)And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain: (18)And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many; (19)And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds; (20)And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.
(21)So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath. (22)And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) (23)And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs. (24)The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
(25)And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
(26)And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
(27)And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. (28)Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. (29)The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
(30)And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
(31)But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. (32)And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
(33)And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight...
...(1)And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. (2)And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds.
(3)And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them. (4)And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass. (5)For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.
(6)And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD. (7)And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD because of the Midianites, (8)That the LORD sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage; (9)And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before you, and gave you their land; (10)And I said unto you, I am the LORD your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice...
I Samuel 23:7-29
...(7)And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that hath gates and bars. (8)And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
(9)And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod. (10)Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake. (11)Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the LORD said, He will come down.
(12)Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver thee up. (13)Then David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he forbare to go forth.
(14)And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.
(15)And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood. (16)And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God. (17)And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth. (18)And they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.
(19)Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon? (20)Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand. (21)And Saul said, Blessed ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me. (22)Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who hath seen him there: for it is told me he that dealeth very subtilly. (23)See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah.
(24)And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon. (25)Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David: wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon. (26)And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them. (27)But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land. (28)Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.
(29)And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at Engedi...
II Samuel 5:6-12
...(6)And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.
(7)Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
(8)And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house. (9)So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.
(10)And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.
(11)And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house. (12)And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake...
II Samuel 24:1-10
...(1)And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah. (2)For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.
(3)And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?
(4)Notwithstanding the king's word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel. (5)And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the river of Gad, and toward Jazer: (6)Then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tahtimhodshi; and they came to Danjaan, and about to Zidon, (7)And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba.
(8)So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days. (9)And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah five hundred thousand men.
(10)And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly...
II Kings 8:7-15
...(7)And Elisha came to Damascus; and Benhadad the king of Syria was sick; and it was told him, saying, The man of God is come hither. (8)And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
(9)So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease? (10)And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the LORD hath shewed me that he shall surely die.
(11)And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.
(12)And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child. (13)And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.
(14)So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master; who said to him, What said Elisha to thee? And he answered, He told me that thou shouldest surely recover.
(15)And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead...
II Chronicles 11:1-17
...(1)And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.
(2)But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying, (3)Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying, (4)Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and returned from going against Jeroboam.
(5)And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah. (6)He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa, (7)And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam, (8)And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph, (9)And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah, (10)And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities. (11)And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine. (12)And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.
(13)And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.
(14)For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD: (15)And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made. (16)And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.
(17)So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon...
...(35)Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. (36)His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. (37)It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
(38)But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed. (39)Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. (40)Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. (41)All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours. (42)Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. (43)Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
(44)Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
(45)The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
(46)How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire? (47)Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? (48)What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah. (49)Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
(50)Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people; (51)Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
(52)Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen...
...(6)Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle. (7)Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn. (8)Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth? (9)The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
(10)Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.
(11)He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof. (12)And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.
(13)Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin. (14)Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste. (15)And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
(16)Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered. (17)And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth. (18)And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing...
...(1)Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD! (2)Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
(3)Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
(4)For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof. (5)As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve.
(6)Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted. (7)For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin. (8)Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
(9)And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem...
Jeremiah 48:11-18; 40-47
...(11)Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed. (12)Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles. (13)And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence.
(14)How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?
(15)Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name the LORD of hosts. (16)The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast. (17)All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod! (18)Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, he shall destroy thy strong holds...
...(40)For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.
(41)Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. (42)And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.
(43)Fear, and the pit, and the snare shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD. (44)He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of their visitation, saith the LORD. (45)They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.
(46)Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sons are taken captives, and thy daughters captives. (47)Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab...
...(1)How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!
(2)The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof. (3)He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about. (4)He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire.
(5)The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation. (6)And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest...
Daniel 11:1-4; 20-45
...(1)Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I stood to confirm and to strengthen him.
(2)And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia. (3)And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. (4)And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those...
(20)Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle. (21)And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. (22)And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. (23)And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people. (24)He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
(25)And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him. (26)Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain. (27)And both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed. (28)Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land.
(29)At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter. (30)For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. (31)And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. (32)And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. (33)And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
(34)Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. (35)And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.
(36)And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. (37)Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. (38)But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. (39)Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. (40)And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. (41)He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. (42)He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. (43)But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
(44)But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. (45)And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him...
...(1)But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. (2)And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. (3)And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
(4)But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken. (5)For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.
(6)In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; (7)And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever. (8)And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
(9)Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counseller perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail. (10)Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.
(11)Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. (12)But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. (13)Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth...
...(7)And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. (8)And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. (9)Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.
(10)And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: (11)And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: (12)And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: (13)Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands. (14)And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.
(15)And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard...
...(1)The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
(2)God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth for his enemies. (3)The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds the dust of his feet. (4)He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. (5)The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
(6)Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
(7)The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. (8)But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
(9)What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. (10)For while folden they be together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
(11)There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counseller.
(12)Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more. (13)For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder. (14)And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.
(15)Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off...
...(5)Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. (6)And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock. (7)And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
(8)Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall from the sea?
(9)Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers. (10)Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.
(11)Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy. (12)All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
(13)Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.
(14)Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln. (15)There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts. (16)Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away. (17)Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
(18)Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth. (19)There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?
(1)The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.
(2)O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! (3)Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
(4)Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
(5)Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told. (6)For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
(7)They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. (8)Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat. (9)They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand. (10)And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.
(11)Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.
(12)thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction. (13)Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he? (14)And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
(15)They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad. (16)Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.
(17)Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?...
...(1)The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD. (2)And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise. (3)And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.
(4)Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire. (5)Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. (6)And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. (7)And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite. (8)And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes. (9)Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. (10)And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
(11)As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water. (12)Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee; (13)When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man. (14)And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south. (15)The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar. (16)And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.
(17)For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids...
II Corinthians 10:1-12
...(1)Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: (2)But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
(3)For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (4)(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) (5)Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (6)And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
(7)Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's. (8)For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: (9)That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters. (10)For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible. (11)Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.
(12)For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise...