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Joel 2:32

Discussion in 'Eschatology & Prophecy Forum' started by guysmith, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. daq

    daq HSN#1851

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    Retro, Adonay or Adonai is not the same as Adon or Adoni-Adoniy, ("my Lord"). Also, concerning HSN#4422 malat, this word concerns a different kind of delivery, as in a birth into the kingdom, as in the following passages:

    Isaiah 66:7-8 KJV
    7. Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered [HSN#4422 malat] of a man child.
    8. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

    Original Strong's Ref. #4422
    Romanized malat
    Pronounced maw-lat'
    a primitive root; properly, to be smooth, i.e. (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively, to release or rescue; specifically, to bring forth young, emit sparks:
    KJV--deliver (self), escape, lay, leap out, let alone, let go, preserve, save, X speedily, X surely.


    This same word "malat" is employed concerning Edom, Moab, and the chief, (crowned locust) sons of Ammon which are birthed by "the hand" or power of the final willful king of Daniel 11.

    Daniel 11:41 ~ And he shall enter into Erets ha-Tsebiy, (the Beautiful Land) and many shall be overthrown: and these from his yad-power-hand are malat-birthed: Edom, and Moab, and the re'shiyt bney Ammon.

    2 Samuel 1:17-19 ~ And David lamented with this lamentation over Sha'ul and over Yonatan his son: Also he bade them teach the children of Yehudah the use of the bow; behold, it is written in the book of Yasher, (the Upright). Ha-Tsebiy of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

    Again the man is the Land with both the 'adamah "soil of the heart" and the 'erets "outer precincts" or "commons" . . . :)
     
  2. Retrobyter

    Retrobyter Well-Known Member

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    Shalom, daq.

    Regarding "Adonay vs. Adoniy," I know they are technically different in meaning, particularly in how they are used and pronounced. However, if one drops the vowel pointing as in an Isra'eliy newspaper, show me the difference when reading them. The only way one would know which is which is CONTEXT.

    And, you KNOW that there are root words to any family of words in Hebrew - the base, 3-letter, root word from which all the rest spring. And, the root word for "Adonay" and "Adoniy" and even "Adown" IS "Adon" or "Eden" (not "`Eden"), spelled "alef-dalet-nun (sofit)." Thus, its meaning is FUNDAMENTAL to the meanings of the others, even "Adonay"!

    Secondly, "adamah" is simply the "dirt." "Erets" is the "ground" or the "field" or the "land" or the "Land." One doesn't have to go all "spiritually silly" to see the difference.

    Oh, and I understand "malaT," too. It's the word Isra'elis use for a hen laying an egg and it was used so in Isaiah 34:15:


    Isaiah 34:15
    15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay (Hebrew: malaT), and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
    KJV

    I've done enough farming and been on my grandfather's farm enough to know how chicken eggs are laid. Initially, they don't have that hard of shells until they've dried out a little after being laid. When the hen is ready to lay the egg, they slip right out (usually with a loud cluck). In fact, that is a good word to use in translation, "to slip," because it is also used for "escaping" such as when the messengers came to `Iyov (Job) to tell him about his losses, it is the word they used for their escape; they alone "slipped away." It could even be the word used when popping the seeds out of a pomegranate.

    I long for the day I can make aliyah, but right now, the only way I could make aliyah is if the Messiah calls me home to Isra'el.
     
  3. veteran

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    I speak English, so Jesus Christ is JUST FINE! He won't hear you any more or less than me because of what language is spoken. He knows how we each... hear and speak even in our own Dialect of birth (i.e., slang). The cloven tongue of Pentecost proved that.

    Christ Jesus definitley was born of the tribe of Judah, of the house of David, but He was not a 'Jew'. Been there, done that argument already here. The time of His first coming to be a 'Jew' meant to be a follower of the "Jews' religion". NO evidence anywhere in Scripture that He ever did such a thing. Lot of Scripture evidence though of His ticking the Jews off constantly BECAUSE He and His Apostles did NOT follow the Jew's man-made traditions!

    You will NEVER JUSTIFY ANY form of Judaism with belief on Jesus Christ as God's Promised Saviour, period. ALL forms of Judaism REJECT Jesus of Nazareth as The Christ! Conversation over.
     
  4. guysmith

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    Shalom Retrobyter,

    I agree. Accepting Christ's sacrifice on the cross is one thing. Joel 2:32 is describing a NATIONAL RESCUE.

    Can you provide more details on this NATIONAL RESCUE?

    In Yehoshua,
    Guy Smith
     
  5. Guestman

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    Joel 2:32 reads more accurately (than most Bibles present): "And it must occur that everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will get away safe; for in Mount Zion and Jerusalem there will prove to be the escaped ones, just as Jehovah has said, and in among the survivors, whom Jehovah is calling."(New World Translation)


    The apostle Peter quotes Joel 2:28-32 when he was speaking to the Jews on the day of Pentecost concerning Jehovah pouring out his holy spirit and those there speaking in different tongues for the benefit of visiting Jews from distinct nations: "These people are, in fact, not drunk, as you suppose, for it is the third hour of the day. On the contrary, this is what was said through the prophet Joel, ' "And in the last days, " God says, "I shall pour out some of my spirit upon every sort of flesh.....And I will give portents in heaven above and signs on earth below, blood, and fire and smoke mist; the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and illustrious day of Jehovah. And everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved."(Acts 2:15-17, 19-21)


    And the apostle Paul also quotes Joel 2:32, saying: "For the Scripture says: "None that rests his faith on him will be disappointed." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for there is the same Lord over all, who is rich to all calling upon him. For "everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved." However, how will they call on him in whom they have not put faith ? How, in turn, will they put faith in him of whom they have not heard ? How, in turn, will they hear without someone to preach ?"(Rom 10:11-14)


    Hence, for a person to be saved and gain everlasting life on an earthly paradise requires that they ' call on the name of Jehovah ', by exercising faith in him, being part of "a people peculiarly his own, zealous for fine works."(Titus 2:14)

    Proverbs 18:10 says: "The name of Jehovah is a strong tower. Into it the righteous run and is given protection." Thus, those who are righteous 'run to Jehovah ' and "is given protection" from the "world", such as greedy commercialism as well as from the political arena by being "no part of the world" (John 15:19), as well as from the false religious teachings and practices and blood guiltiness that are a dominate part of Babylon the Great.(Rev 18:4, 5, 23, 24)
     
  6. Retrobyter

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    Shabbat shalom, Chayaal Meshuwchrar (It's Hebrew for "Released Soldier" aka "Veteran").

    That's what I'll call you from now on, okay? After all, when I speak Hebrew, "Chayaal Meshuwchrar" is JUST FINE!

    Yeshua` ALSO knows how we each THINK and FEEL! "There's nothing quite so sweet as the sound of one's own name." If one's name was William, but he prefers people call him "Bill" and his beloved mother called him "Billy," to which name do you think he would respond most favorably?

    As a "chayaal meshuwchrar," how would you feel most comfortable addressing the United States' Commander In Chief when introduced to him DIRECTLY in a public forum? So, how will YOU address the World Emperor (King of kings) when you are introduced to HIM?! Have you given it much thought? He will not only be the King of the Jews, the King of Isra'el, and the King of kings, but He will also be the VERY ANOINTED OF GOD! GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE WORLD!!!

    Here's a couple of passages in Scripture upon which one should meditate. They may not be DIRECTLY applicable, but the SPIRIT of the passage should carry into this conversation:


    Luke 19:20-23
    20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
    21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
    22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
    23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
    KJV


    Romans 14:1-15:7
    14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
    2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
    3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
    4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
    5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
    6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
    7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
    8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
    9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
    10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
    11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
    12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
    13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
    14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
    15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
    16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
    17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
    18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
    19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
    20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
    21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
    22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
    23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
    15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
    2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
    3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
    4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
    5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
    6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
    KJV

    Romans 2:1-16
    1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
    2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
    3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
    4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
    5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
    6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
    7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
    8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
    9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
    10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
    11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
    12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
    13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
    14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
    15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean (the norm) while accusing or else excusing one another;)
    16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
    KJV

    So, my admonition to you is simply this: Don't be too quick to judge the Jews by YOUR standards when you stand or fall by the standards of One who is a Jew and CLAIMED TO BE A JEW before a non-Jew!


    John 4:5-26
    5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
    6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
    7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
    8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
    9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
    10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
    11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
    12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
    13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
    14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
    15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
    16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
    17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
    18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
    19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
    20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
    21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
    22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
    23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
    24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
    25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias (Greek transliteration of the Hebrew word Mashiyach, meaning "anointed; rubbed; painted") cometh, which is called Christ (English transliteration of the Greek word Christos that translated the Hebrew word Mashiyach and also meant "anointed; rubbed; painted"): when he is come, he will tell us all things.
    26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
    KJV


    THINK before you speak (or write)!
     
  7. veteran

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    Christian brethren, if you're ignorant enough to believe what Guestman said there, then you deserve the deception you'll gain from heeding that.

    The unbelieving Jews in the state of Israel today are preparing to build another temple and start up the Old Covenant ceremonial worship and sacrifices again. THAT's what is getting ready to happen in Jerusalem for the end of this world.

    Jerusalem for the end is also where the prophesied Antichrist is coming to reign. This is why God gives comparison of Jerusalem for the end to the Babylon harlot (Rev.11 thru 18).

    This is also why Jesus answered His disciples about the one taken and other left, when they asked Him "Where, Lord"?, and He said wheresoever the dead carcase is, that's where the eagles (vultures) will be gathered together (Luke 17; Matt.24:28).


    So WHEN is... there gonna' be DELIVERANCE UPON MOUNT ZION for those in Christ Jesus???

    It will be ONLY.. when Jesus comes, AFTER... the great tribulation He warned us about.
    It figures why you hate U.S. military veterans, there are many, many Communists among the Jewish people.
     
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    Are you saying that accurately quoting the Bible is a deception ? Are you saying that accurately placing God's name of Jehovah where it rightly belongs (instead of using the common inaccurate expression of "the Lord" in almost 7,000 places in most Bible) is a deception ? Are you saying that both the apostles Peter and Paul were deceived because they quoted accurately using God's name of Jehovah ? On the night before he died, Jesus said in prayer to his Father: "I have made your name manifest to the men (his genuine disciples) you gave me out of the world."(John 17:6)


    While still praying to his Father, he says: "Righteous Father, the world (Jesus recognized that the Jews as a nation were "part of the world"[John 15:19] unlike his genuine disciples who were "no part of the world") has, indeed, not come to know you (having hid or refrained from using his personal name of Jehovah among other things); but I have come to know you, and these (his genuine disciples) have come to know that you sent me forth. And I have made your name known to them (Jesus did not hide it behind titles of "the Lord" or of "God") and will make it known (Jesus did not hold back just because it was unpopular), in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them (how can anyone have an intimate relationship or feel deep love toward anyone without knowing their personal name ?)"(John 17:25, 26)


    At Isaiah 42:8, God says: "I am Jehovah. That is my name." And almost 800 years earlier ( in 1513 B.C.E.), Moses was told by God: "This is what you are to say to the sons of Israel, ' Jehovah the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is my name to time indefinite, and this is the memorial of me to generation after generation."(Ex 3:15)
     
  9. veteran

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    Your quote:

    "Joel 2:32 reads more accurately (than most Bibles present): "And it must occur that everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will get away safe; for in Mount Zion and Jerusalem there will prove to be the escaped ones, just as Jehovah has said, and in among the survivors, whom Jehovah is calling."(New World Translation)"

    Problem is, that translation is NOT... even close, and you put your stamp of approval on it, and then began to use Scripture to try infer an idea those Scriptures aren't really about.

    One must be very... careful on how they use the Joel 2:32 Scripture, particularly that part of, "... for in Mount Zion and Jerusalem there will prove to be the escaped ones, just as Jehovah has said, and in among the survivors..."


    Joel 2:30-32
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
    31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
    32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
    (KJV)

    Not sure if it was you or not, but that Scripture has been well worn out here by Jews that are falsey being taught to flee to Jerusalem for the tribulation for safety. Your Scripture comparisons point... to that wrong idea.

    And the idea there is not escape, but deliverance. For example, the Rev.3 idea of Christ keeping His elect from the "hour of temptation" (tribulation event of the coming pseudo-Christ) does NOT mean physical escape. It means spiritual deliverance from it, not being made subject to the temptation itself, even while others on earth fall to it.

    Furthermore, that Joel 2 Scripture of which Peter only... quoted a small portion of on Pentecost, was only as an 'example' for the very end. It was in fact NOT fulfilled on Pentecost, simply because it is for the very end of this world for the tribulation timing.

    The KJV "And it shall come to pass" is a more accurate rendering than your New World "And it must occur...".

    The idea of "And it shall come to pass" reveals the events just prior to that verse have to occur first, and then having passed. In other words, the Joel 2:32 verse is pointing to Christ's coming to gather His Church that remained faithful by calling on The Name of The LORD. And their deliverance is then TO... Mount Zion in Jerusalem when He brings them there to destroy His enemies on that "great and the terrible day of the LORD".

    NO deliverance in... Jerusalem, PRIOR to that timing for Christ's saints.
     
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    Shalom, Guy.

    Sure! Happy to oblige!


    Isaiah 62:1-12:19
    62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
    2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
    3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
    4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
    5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
    6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,
    7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
    8 The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:
    9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the Lord; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
    10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
    11 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
    12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
    63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
    2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
    3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
    4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
    5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
    6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
    7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
    8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
    9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
    10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
    11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
    12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
    13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
    14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the Lord caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
    15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?
    16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
    17 O Lord, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
    18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
    19 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.
    KJV

    Jeremiah 31:1-40
    1 At the same time, saith the Lord, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
    2 Thus saith the Lord, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
    3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
    4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
    5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.
    6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God.
    7 For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
    8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
    9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
    10 Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
    11 For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
    12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the Lord, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
    13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
    14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.
    15 Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
    16 Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
    17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border.
    18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the Lord my God.
    19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
    20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord.
    21 Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.
    22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
    23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The Lord bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
    24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.
    25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
    26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
    27 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
    28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the Lord.
    29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.
    30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
    31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
    32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:
    33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
    35 Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name:
    36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
    37 Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord.
    38 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the city shall be built to the Lord from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.
    39 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.
    40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the Lord; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.
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    Ezekiel 11:16-25
    16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.
    17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
    18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.
    19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
    20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
    21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord God.
    22 Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
    23 And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
    24 Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.
    25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the Lord had shewed me.
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    Ezekiel 20:40-44
    40 For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.
    41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.
    42 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.
    43 And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.
    44 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have wrought with you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord God.
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    Ezekiel 36:1-38
    1 Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord:
    2 Thus saith the Lord God; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:
    3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:
    4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;
    5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
    6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen:
    7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.
    8 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.
    9 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:
    10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded:
    11 And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
    12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel; and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of men.
    13 Thus saith the Lord God; Because they say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations;
    14 Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith the Lord God.
    15 Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the heathen any more, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the people any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall any more, saith the Lord God.
    16 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
    17 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.
    18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:
    19 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.
    20 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the Lord, and are gone forth out of his land.
    21 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
    22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.
    23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
    24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
    25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
    26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
    27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
    28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
    29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
    30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.
    31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
    32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord God, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
    33 Thus saith the Lord God; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.
    34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
    35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
    36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it.
    37 Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet for this be inquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
    38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the Lord.
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    Ezekiel 37:1-28
    1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
    2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
    3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
    4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
    5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
    6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
    7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
    8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
    9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
    10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
    11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
    12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
    13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
    14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.
    15 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,
    16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
    17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
    18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?
    19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
    20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
    21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
    22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
    23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
    24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
    25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
    26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
    27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    28 And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
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    Ezekiel 39:1-29
    1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
    2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
    3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
    4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
    5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.
    6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.
    7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.
    8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
    9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
    10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord God.
    11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog.
    12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
    13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord God.
    14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
    15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog.
    16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
    17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
    18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
    19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
    20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord God.
    21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
    22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day and forward.
    23 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
    24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.
    25 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;
    26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.
    27 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;
    28 Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, which cause them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
    29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God.
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    Hosea 14:1-9
    1 O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
    2 Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
    3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
    4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
    5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
    6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
    7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
    8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
    9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
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    Joel 2:15-3:21
    15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
    16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
    17 Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
    18 Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
    19 Yea, the Lord will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:
    20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.
    21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.
    22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.
    23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
    24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.
    25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
    26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
    27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
    28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
    29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
    31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.
    32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
    3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
    2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
    3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.
    4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompence me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;
    5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:
    6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.
    7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head:
    8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the Lord hath spoken it.
    9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
    10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
    11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord.
    12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
    13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
    14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
    15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
    16 The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
    17 So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
    18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
    19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
    20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
    21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion.
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    Amos 9:8-15
    8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord.
    9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
    10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
    11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
    12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the Lord that doeth this.
    13 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
    14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
    15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.
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    Obadiah 11-21
    11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
    12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
    13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
    14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
    15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
    16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
    17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
    18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the Lord hath spoken it.
    19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
    20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
    21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord's.
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    Micah 4:1-5:15
    4:1 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 it.
    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 counsellor 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.
    5:1 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
    2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
    3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
    4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
    5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
    6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.
    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.
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    Micah 7:16-20
    16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
    17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear because of thee.
    18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
    19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
    20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
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    Zephaniah 3:8-20
    8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
    9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent.
    10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
    11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.
    12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord.
    13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
    14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
    15 The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.
    16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
    17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
    18 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.
    19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.
    20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord.
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    Zechariah 8:1-23
    1 Again the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying,
    2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.
    3 Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain.
    4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age.
    5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.
    6 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the Lord of hosts.
    7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
    8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.
    9 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.
    10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbour.
    11 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the Lord of hosts.
    12 For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.
    13 And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.
    14 For thus saith the Lord of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the Lord of hosts, and I repented not:
    15 So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.
    16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
    17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord.
    18 And the word of the Lord of hosts came unto me, saying,
    19 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.
    20 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
    21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts: I will go also.
    22 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord.
    23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
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    Zechariah 12:1-14
    1 The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
    2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
    3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
    4 In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
    5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the Lord of hosts their God.
    6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
    7 The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
    8 In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.
    9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
    10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
    11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
    12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
    13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
    14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
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    Zechariah 14:1-21
    1 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
    2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
    3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
    4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
    5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
    6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
    7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
    8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
    9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.
    10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.
    11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
    13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
    14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
    15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
    16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
    17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
    18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
    19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
    20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE Lord; and the pots in the Lord's house shall be like the bowl's before the altar.
    21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.
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    Malachi 4:1-6
    1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
    2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
    3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.
    4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
    5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:
    6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
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    Hallelu-et-YAHUWH! For YHWH Eloheinu Shadday (the LORD our God the Almighty) reigns!!!
    Shalom, Chayaal Meshuwchrar (It's Hebrew for "Released Soldier" aka "Veteran").

    LOL!!! ROFL!!! What a little man you have become! Fortunately, or rather PROVIDENTIALLY, God is FAR BIGGER than your petty hatred!
     
  11. laid renard

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    That. Is. By. Far. The. Longest. Post. I. Have. Ever. Seen. In. My. Entire. Life. :lol:

    No disrespect, just a casual observation. :)

    Continue brothers and sisters. :wub:

    God Bless. B)
     
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    The American Standard Version reads of Joel 2:32: "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those that escape, as Jehovah hath said, and among the remnant those whom Jehovah doth call."

    Young's Bible reads: "And it hath come to pass, Every one who calleth in the name of Jehovah is delivered, For in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there is an escape, As Jehovah hath said, And among the remnants whom Jehovah is calling! "

    Darby' s Bible reads: "And it shall be that whosoever shall call upon the name of Jehovah shall be saved: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as Jehovah hath said, and for the residue whom Jehovah shall call." The King James Bible is noted for having supplanted God's name of Jehovah with "the Lord" or "God" in all but 4 places.

    Hence, many Bibles have taken a wrong liberty of replacing Jehovah with titles. And you are apparently in agreement with this rather than searching out what is really accurate, what is in agreement with Jesus. In the original Hebrew ("Old Testament"), the Tetragrammaton (Greek meaning "four letters", YHWH) is there, as well as 6, 972 other times within the Hebrew Scriptures. But most Bibles have followed the path of the superstitious Jews, hiding the name Jehovah behind the titles of "the Lord" and "God".

    In 1569, Casiodoro del Reina (Spanish monk), in the preface of his Spanish Bible translation concerning the use of God's name, Jehovah, explained his reasons with typical directness: "We have preserved the name (Iehoua), not without the most weighty reasons. First, because wherever it may be found in our version, it is likewise found in the Hebrew text, and it seemed to us that we could not omit it or change it without committing unfaithfulness and sacrilege toward God’s law, which commands that nothing be removed or added. . . . The custom [of omitting the name], perpetrated by the Devil, arose from a superstition of modern rabbis who, although claiming to revere it, in fact buried His holy name, making God’s people forget that by which he wished to be distinguished from all other . . . gods.”

    And the translators of the American Standard Version (1901) said in the foreword, that "the American Revisers, after a careful consideration, were brought to the unanimous conviction that a Jewish superstition, which regarded the Divine Name as too sacred to be uttered, ought no longer to dominate in the English or any other version of the Old Testament, as it fortunately does not in the numerous versions made by modern missionaries. This Memorial Name, explained in Ex. iii. 14, 15, and emphasized as such over and over in the original text of the Old Testament, designates God as the personal God, as the covenant God, the God of revelation, the Deliverer, the Friend of his people;—not merely the abstractly ‘Eternal One’ of many French translations, but the ever living Helper of those who are in trouble. This personal name [Jehovah], with its wealth of sacred associations, is now restored to the place in the sacred text to which it has an unquestionable claim.”

    In the online interlinear Scripture4all (based on the Leningrad Codex B 19A of 1004 C.E.), it reads literally: "and he becomes everyone who he shall call in name of Yahweh (Jehovah) he shall escape that in mountain of Zion and in Jerusalem she shall become deliverance as which he says Yahweh (Jehovah) and in the survivors who Yahweh (Jehovah) calling."

    Removal of Jehovah's name from the Bible is a violation of God's law, whereby translators seek to hide his personal name, as you obviously want also to do. Moses (speaking for Jehovah) told the nations of Israel in 1473 B.C.E.: "You must not add to the word that I am commanding you, neither must you take away from it, so as to keep the commandments of Jehovah your God that I am commanding you."(Deut 4:2)
     
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    Shalom Retrobyter,

    I am familiar with this passages. I would like to hear your take on it.

    In Yehoshua,
    Guy Smith
     
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    Shalom, laid renard.

    LOL! Sorry about that! However, the Scriptures are REPLETE (JAMMED PACK) with such promises to the Isra'elites. That was my point in quoting so much. It may not seem like it to folks like Chayaal Meshuwchrar (veteran), but that doesn't lessen the promises, and that's the beauty of Romans 11:22-29:


    Romans 11:22-29
    22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
    23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
    24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
    25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
    26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
    27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
    28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
    29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. (i.e., God doesn't renig on His promises!)
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    Yahaveh's Name there is NOT the subject I'm talking about, and I think you well know what I've said. But you can go ahead and try... to push your go to Jerusalem for the tribulation message for safety, and even bow to the coming false messiah there if you want. Appears that's what you're determined to do anyway, bow to an idol in false worship and be found by Christ when He comes as a spiritual harlot!
     
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    The issue you raised was that the name Jehovah did not appear in the later part of Joel 2:32, quoting from the King James Bible as saying "whom the Lord shall call" and underlining it. In this case, this has nothing to do with the literal city of Jerusalem, but rather with God's name of Jehovah being there in Joel, which it rightly does.(Joel 2:28-32 had a minor fulfillment in the 1st century with the outpouring of holy spirit and the arrival of the "day of Jehovah" when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Roman armies in 70 C.E., but has a major fulfillment in our time period)


    Why does those who feel that they are "Christian" want to shove aside the name Jehovah ? Because what was started as a Jewish superstition has grown to also infect the churches of Christendom, with the Vatican commanding the Catholic bishops conferences: "In recent years the practice has crept in of pronouncing the God of Israel’s proper name.”


    The letter gives this pointed direction: “The name of God . . . is neither to be used or pronounced.” Furthermore, “for the translation of the Biblical text in modern languages, . . . the divine tetragrammaton is to be rendered by the equivalent of Adonai/Kyrios: ‘Lord.’” Clearly, this Vatican directive is aimed at eliminating the use of God’s name.


    Many have grown up as being called "Christian" but remain unaware of the name of our Creator, Jehovah or has never been taught the meaning of it, its full intensity. Thus has continued the saga of "the Lord says this or that" rather than what the loyal prophets of old said, such as in the book of Jeremiah: "This is what Jehovah, the Giver of the sun for light by day, the statutes of the moon and the stars for light by night, the One stirring up the sea that its waves become boisterous, the One whose name is Jehovah of armies."(Jer 31:35)


    Many feel that Jehovah is just "the God of the Jews". Paul though said: "Is he the God of the Jews only ? Is he not also of people of the nations ? Yes, of people of the nations."(Rom 3:29) Those who shy away from knowing the personal name Jehovah (and using it freely) can never come to have an intimate relationship with him.
     
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    Retrobyter Well-Known Member

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    Shalom, Guy.

    Oh, okay! Based on ALL those passages and more, Yeshua` (who is YHWH'S Mashiach L-Malakh, Anointed To Reign) will return first to Botsrah (Bozrah) in Edowm because He has a "controversy" with the inhabitants of Edowm. This is where He "stomps them like so many grapes in a wine vat." No other nations join Him in His fight there, and He is disappointed and fights them alone!

    Then, He will continue into Y'hudah and visit all the towns of Y'hudah first as He drives out His adversaries who will be in the process of raping and plundering His people, chasing his enemies out of Y'hudah. Then, He will set foot on Har HaZeitiym (the Mount of Olives) and "split" the mountain to form an escape route out of Yerushalayim. In the process, He also resurrects His people, the Isra'elites, from their graves, and they mourn for Him when they see the wounds in His hands, feet and side. They mourn for Him as an only son or as a firstborn son because He IS the descendant of their only son or their firstborn son! (The specific families listed in Zechariah 12 are also listed in Luke 3. They're Yeshua`s ancestors - His KIN!)

    In the event of splitting the mountain (or causing a landslide) with the earthquake, He also splits apart the Muslim graveyard planted before the Eastern Gate to provide the escape route. The split in the ground will extend THROUGH the graveyard and open the buried Golden Gate UNDER the current wall which was added later. Wikipedia gives us this information:

    More can be seen at Wikipedia's article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Gate_(Jerusalem).

    This split also forms a path THROUGH the remains of Har HaZeitiym for the river that Yechezk'el (Ezekiel) saw, which is the eastern river that Z'kharyahu (Zechariah) saw flowing to the "former sea," or the sea in front of Yerushalayim, the Dead Sea (i.e., to the east). There will also be a river flowing from Yerushalayim to the "hinder sea" or the "sea behind" Yerushalayim (i.e., to the west), which is the Mediterranean Sea.

    Yeshua` will then begin His campaign to route all of the intruders out of Yerushalayim and chase them out of the Northern Gate or the Damascus Gate. According to Yechezk'el's prophecy to the Mountains of Isra'el (which is called the "West Bank" today), the intruders will be driven north and west across the mountains, falling as they flee from the Messiah's onslaught.

    Once they cross the Carmel Ridge and the intersection of modern highways 65 and 66 near Tel Megiddo (32° 35′ 4.64″ N, 35° 11′ 0.58″ E) or "Har Megiddow", the "Mountain of Megiddow," or "Armageddon" in a Greek transliteration, the enemies of Isra'el will attempt to regroup and form ranks to fight on the open fields of the Plain of Yizr`e'l (Jezreel Valley) southeast of Haifa. This will be their "Waterloo." It is on this plain that the Messenger calls for the birds to come and feast on the remains.

    Yeshua` told us (in Matthew 25) that the survivors of this battle, being the representatives for the nations that came to this "World War," will be judged according to how they treated God's people. That will be the war tribunal after the battle is fought. Those who treated Isra'el (as well as any of God's people) kindly would become tributary to the Kingdom over which the Messiah Yeshua` will rule. Those who mistreated Isra'el (or any of God's people) will be shunned by the new King of Isra'el, left to their own doom as God's enemies. They will not THEN be consigned to the Lake of Fire, but they are slated for it! Each "goat" country's people will have to fend for themselves individually if they are going to become part of God's Kingdom, unlike those of a "sheep" country.

    Anyway, that's how I see these prophecies being harmonized and fulfilled.
     
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    Shalom Retrobyter,

    Basically I see the same.

    I am sure the you have pointers, but did you find any credence in my last PM?

    In Yehoshua,
    Guy Smith
     
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    Shalom, Guy.

    Yes, and I replied; however, I'm thinking that my reply might do this thread some good. What do you think? If so, feel free to quote it here. Or, I'll do it if you'd rather.
     
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    Shalom Retrobyter,

    I have no problem with you posting your reply. However, before you do, I ask that read my latest PM first.

    I think in broad terms a respond in generalizations. You, however, are more detailed and intricate in your thought process and responses. I respect you for that.

    In Yehoshua,
    Guy Smith
     
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