..... The Maker's understanding is awesome, intricate, massive, infinite
................By comparison, human wisdom is small-time
.............................................................And we're in dire need of
................................................................................ Wisdom, Fair Dealing, Stability
..................................................................................................... just to get on through
.................................................................................So where can Righteous Judgement be gotten?
God The Maker - Judge
.... got more going for them .....................................................................Topic 0.34 Last modified March 2013
The uestion is -
God The Maker - Judge
question God The Maker's judgment, law and words?
Can I be glad when I see God The Maker's devastating judgments?
God The Maker - Judge
Is God The
Maker loving and kind as well as just?
How can I
get justice when something important needs to be recorded and honored
for all time?
If I have committed a wrong that cannot be corrected, can I seek judgment from God the Maker?
Can I claim that I'm worthy to receive God The Maker's gifts and graces?
Does God The Maker's judgement extend to individuals?
is the essence and effect of God The Maker's justice?
laws related to God The Maker's laws?
apply to God The MakerI when the odds are stacked against me?
Are God The Maker's laws and judgments always just, right and fair to all?
Does God The Maker judge and act according to my doings and those of my family?
When God The Maker judges what I've done, will He find me devoted to Good or to Bad? Does the judgment of Bad take into account the benefits gotten or stolen in my lifetime?
The Maker judge and act as it were from a distance and misty?
Is there any way I can explain God The Maker's judgements and wisdom?
apply to God The Maker for judicial protection when I am in conflict
judgment of God The Maker good, permanent and comprehensive?
What can I do when the enemy is banging away at God The Maker's very moral structures?
Do I have to give and sarifice to God The Maker?
Does God The Maker's Law extend to outsiders?
judgment of God The Maker deal with the basic and practical?
judgment of God The Maker extend to strangers and enemies?
Does God The Maker allow strangers and enemies to carry out punishments against me when I have done wrong? Can I ask for remission?
Is God The Maker disappointed in and ashamed of my generation?
In His exalted position as the God of all gods, good and bad, does God The Maker carry ultimate universal authority and appeal?
In my absolute extremity - when I can do nothing except trust God The Maker - Is this actually the best - the only - hope of His intervention I have?
It breaks my heart to hear baddies mock God The Maker and His people. How long must I wait for God The Judge to act against them?
What's the best way to pass the time of waiting on God The Maker for His judgment?.
Why is it necessary to listen to and act upon what I know of God The Maker and His judgment?.
How does God The Maker's judicial office regard the nature of Man?
The Maker's judicial decisions differ from those of Men?
will the End of Time and God The Maker's judjment be like?
The Maker's judicial power overrule bad and false law?
Is God The Maker seen to be more powerful when He is angry than when He is giving favor?
in law are words and expressions ?
Who or what carries out the sentence in God The Maker's judgements?
Does God The Maker ever get tired of my badness and continual refusal to turn back to Him?
In God The Maker's kingdom what goes for law and justice? How is a king judged? How are poor people judged?
Does the judgment of God The Maker's kingdom extend to other cultures and peoples?
Does the judgment justice and recompense of God The Maker reach to every individual?
How does my appeal to God The Maker as my judge-advocate carry weight against the persistence of my persecutors?
The Maker a powerful leader? Is it not best to get behind Him?
Does God The Maker have total authority over surrounding nations and peoples who do not own Him as Sovereign?
Does God The Maker care about how other folks treat me? Will He sort things out if I complain to Him? How will He treat me if I'm the one in the wrong?
Will God The Maker carry out judgment and punishment on His enemies as well as on His own special people? What is Jis reason for judging the nations?
The Maker's judicial decisions demand my conformity to His rule?
down on a nation that rejects God The Maker's rule and authority?
I be a good judge between men?
What are the qualifications to judge under God The Maker's Law?
Does God The Maker give judgment for Good against Bad for me?
What comes down when God The Maker pronounces judgment against Bad?
What principal good comes under the kingship of God The Maker
Why does joy and gladness figure so much under the rule of God The Maker ?
How does God The Maker react towards people who rebel against His Law ? How does He feel when punishment time is over?
Where does retribution of God The Maker start when it is time for judgment?
Does God The Maker always come up with justice for me, my people, my nation?
Is judgment under God The Maker's law diametrically opposed to the 'law' systems of the idols? Where does this put me?
Is judgment under God The Maker's law different from law made by clever and powerful men? How does God view such 'law'?
Does God The Maker allow human strength to prevail in His family?
How does God The maker's judgment fit in with His Family, other nations - even with myself? What is to come down?
Does God The Maker's judgment grant special privileges to His own family?
How does God The Maker's judgment deal with the enemies of His own family?
At the Final Reckoning how will God The Maker distribute power around His Holy City, Jerusalem?
What is the aspect for those falling under the justice of God The Maker?
How does God The Maker use world powers and established civil justice to judge and punish those who reject His government?
God The Maker Knows Everything
Man has sussed
out the secrets of the universe - sent men to the moon. How do I know
that God The Maker's wisdom is practical and superior?
How does God The Maker's wisdom control the earth and its creatures?
Can I do or think anything without God The Maker knowing?
A - What The Maker's Manual says -
God The Maker - Judge
Matthew 27 : 11 (Mark 15 : 1, Luke 23 : 2, John 18 : 29 ) - And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, You say. And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate to him, Hear you not how many things they witness against you? And he gave him no answer, not even to one word: insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
Revelation 15 : 4 - And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are your ways, you King of the ages. Who shall not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? foryou only are holy; for all the nations shall come and worship before you; for your righteous acts have been made manifest.
Revelation 16 : 1 - And I heard a great voice out of the temple, saying to the seven angels, Go ye, and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God into the earth. And the first went, and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a noisome and grievous sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and that worshipped his image. And the second poured out his bowl into the sea; and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living soul died, even the things that were in the sea. And the third poured out his bowl into the rivers and the fountains of the waters; and it became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying, Righteous are you, who is and who was, you Holy One, because you did thus judge: for they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and blood have you given them to drink: they are worthy. And I heard the altar saying, Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.Re 16:5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying, Righteous art thou, who art and who wast, thou Holy One, because thou didst thus judge:
Revelation 19 : 1 - After these things I heard as it were a great voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Hallelujah; Salvation, and glory, and power, belong to our God: for true and righteous are his judgments; for he has judged the great harlot, her that corrupted the earth with her fornication, and he has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And a second time they say, Hallelujah. And her smoke goes up for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God that sits on the throne, saying, Amen; Hallelujah.
God The Maker - Judge (Old Testament)
Genesis 18 : 16 - And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do; seeing that Abraham had surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him. And Jehovah said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come to me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before Jehovah. And Abraham drew near, and said, Will you consume the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there are fifty righteous within the city: will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that so the righteous should be as the wicked; that be far from you: shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
31 : 53 - These twenty years have I been
in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and
six years for your flock: and you have changed my wages ten times. Except
the God of my father, the God of Abraham,
and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now had you sent me away
empty. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked
you yesternight. And Laban answered and said to Jacob, The daughters are
my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my
flocks, and all that you see is mine: and what can I do this day to these
my daughters, or to their children whom they have borne? And now come,
let us make a covenant, I and you; and let
it be for a witness between me and you. And Jacob took a stone, and set
it up for a pillar. And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones; and
they took stones, and made a heap: and they did eat there by the heap.
And Laban called it Jegar-saha-dutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. And
Laban said, This heap is witness between me and you this day. Therefore
was the name of it called Galeed: and Mizpah, for he said, Jehovah watch
between me and you, when we are absent one from another. If you shall
afflict my daughters, and if you shall take wives besides my daughters,
no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and you. And Laban said
to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold the pillar, which I have set betwixt
me and you. This heap be witness, and the pillar be witness, that I will
not pass over this heap to you, and that you shall not pass over this
heap and this pillar to me, for harm. The God of Abraham, and the God
of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob swore by
the Fear of his father Isaac. And Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain,
and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried
all night in the mountain. And early in the morning
Numbers 27 : 1 - Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons. Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he has no son? Give to us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father. And Moses brought their cause before the LORD. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: you shall surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and you shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them. And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter. And if he have no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brethren. And if he have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brethren. And if his father have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance to his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be to the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses. And the LORD said to Moses, Get you up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel. And when you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered. For you rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin. And Moses spoke to the LORD, saying, Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd. And the LORD said to Moses, Take you Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand upon him; And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight. ( 20 ) And you shall put some of your honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient. And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation. And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation: And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.
Deuteronomy 9 : 1 - Hear, O Israel: You are to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fenced up to heaven, A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom you know, and of whom you have heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak! Understand therefore this day, that the LORD your God is he which goes over before you; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before your face: so shall you drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD has said to you. Speak not you in your heart, after that the LORD your God has cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD does drive them out from before you. Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God does drive them out from before you, and that he may perform the word which the LORD swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. ( 6 ) Understand therefore, that the LORD your God gives you not this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiffnecked people.
Deuteronomy 17 : 6 - At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put the evil away from among you.
Deuteronomy 32 : 36 - Vengeance is mine, and recompense, At the time when their foot shall slide: For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things that are to come upon them shall make haste. For Jehovah will judge his people, And repent himself for his servants; When he sees that their power is gone, And there is none remaining, shut up or left at large.
Judges 1 : 4 - And Judah went up; and Jehovah delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they smote of them in Bezek ten thousand men. And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek; and they fought against him, and they smote the Canaanites and the Perizzites. But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their food under my table: as I have done, so God has requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
Judges 11 : 27 - I therefore have not sinned against you, but you do me wrong to war against me: Jehovah, the Judge, be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon.
1 Samuel 2 : 10 - They that strive with Jehovah shall be broken to pieces; Against them will he thunder in heaven: Jehovah will judge the ends of the earth; And he will give strength to his king, And exalt the horn of his anointed.
1 Samuel 8 : 5 - and they said to him, Behold, you are old, and your sons walk not in your ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed to Jehovah.
1 Samuel 12 : 1 - And Samuel said to all Israel, Behold, I have hearkened to your voice in all that you said to me, and have made a king over you. And now, behold, the king walks before you; and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before you from my youth to this day. Here I am: witness against me before Jehovah, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I taken a ransom to blind my eyes therewith? and I will restore it you. And they said, You have not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither have you taken aught of any man’s hand. And he said to them, Jehovah is witness against you, and his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found aught in my hand. And they said, He is witness. And Samuel said to the people, It is Jehovah that appointed Moses and Aaron, and that brought your fathers up out of the land of Egypt. Now therefore stand still, that I may plead with you before Jehovah concerning all the righteous acts of Jehovah, which he did to you and to your fathers. When Jacob was come into Egypt, and your fathers cried to Jehovah, then Jehovah sent Moses and Aaron, who brought forth your fathers out of Egypt, and made them to dwell in this place. But they forgot Jehovah their God; and he sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab; and they fought against them .And they cried to Jehovah, and said, We have sinned, because we have forsaken Jehovah, and have served the Baalim and the Ashtaroth: but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve you. And Jehovah sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side; and you dwelt in safety ( 11 ).
1 Kings 8 : 32 ( 2 Chronicles 6 : 23 ) .... then hear you in heaven, and do, and judge your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his own head, and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
2 Kings 17: 1 - In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel, and reigned nine years. And he did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, yet not as the kings of Israel that were before him. Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and brought him tribute. And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea; for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and offered no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison. Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. And it was so, because the children of Israel had sinned against Jehovah their God, who brought them up out of the land of Egypt from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, and walked in the statutes of the nations, whom Jehovah cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they made. And the children of Israel did secretly things that were not right against Jehovah their God: and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city; and they set them up pillars and Asherim upon every high hill, and under every green tree; and there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the nations whom Jehovah carried away before them; and they wrought wicked things to provoke Jehovah to anger; and they served idols, whereof Jehovah had said to them, You shall not do this thing. Yet Jehovah testified to Israel, and to Judah, by every prophet, and every seer, saying, Turn you from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their neck, like to the neck of their fathers, who believed not in Jehovah their God. And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified to them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the nations that were round about them, concerning whom Jehovah had charged them that they should not do like them. And they forsook all the commandments of Jehovah their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made an Asherah, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger. Therefore Jehovah was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only. Also Judah kept not the commandments of Jehovah their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made ( 20 ). And Jehovah rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight. For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drove Israel from following Jehovah, and made them sin a great sin. And the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them; until Jehovah removed Israel out of his sight, as he spoke by all his servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away out of their own land to Assyria to this day. And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Avva, and from Hamath and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel; and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof. And so it was, at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not Jehovah: therefore Jehovah sent lions among them, which killed some of them. Wherefore they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which you have carried away, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the law of the god of the land: therefore he has sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the law of the god of the land. Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom you brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the law of the god of the land. So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Beth-el, and taught them how they should fear Jehovah. Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt. ( 30 ) And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima, and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burnt their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. So they feared Jehovah, and made to them from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.They feared Jehovah, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away. Unto this day they do after the former manner: they fear not Jehovah, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law or after the commandment which Jehovah commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel; with whom Jehovah had made a covenant, and charged them, saying, You shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them: but Jehovah, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm, him shall you fear, and to him shall you bow yourselves, and to him shall you sacrifice: and the statutes and the ordinances, and the law and the commandment, which he wrote for you, you shall observe to do for evermore; and you shall not fear other gods: and the covenant that I have made with you you shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods: but Jehovah your God shall you fear; and he will deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies. Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner. ( 41 End ) So these nations feared Jehovah, and served their graven images; their children likewise, and their children’s children, as did their fathers, so do they to this day.
Chronicles 16 : 36 - Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And all the people said, Amen, and praised Jehovah. So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day’s work required; and Obed-edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be doorkeepers; and Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of Jehovah in the high place that was at Gibeon, to offer burnt-offerings to Jehovah upon the altar of burnt-offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of Jehovah, which he commanded to Israel; and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were mentioned by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, because his lovingkindness endures for ever; and with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud, and with instruments for the songs of God; and the sons of Jeduthun to be at the gate.
2 Chronicles 19 : 5 - And he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city, and said to the judges, Consider what you do: for you judge not for man, but for Jehovah; and he is with you in the judgment. Now therefore let the fear of Jehovah be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with Jehovah our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes. Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites and the priests, and of the heads of the fathers’ houses of Israel, for the judgment of Jehovah, and for controversies. And they returned to Jerusalem. And he charged them, saying, Thus shall you do in the fear of Jehovah, faithfully, and with a perfect heart. And whenever any controversy shall come to you from your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them, that they be not guilty towards Jehovah, and so wrath come upon you and upon your brethren: this do, and you shall not be guilty.And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of Jehovah; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, in all the king’s matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and Jehovah be with the good. ( 11 End )
2 Chronicles 20 : 12 - O our God, will you not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither know we what to do: but out eyes are upon you. And all Judah stood before Jehovah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, the Levite, of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of Jehovah in the midst of the assembly; and he said, Hearken you, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphat: Thus says Jehovah to you, Fear not you, neither be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. ( 16 ) To-morrow go you down against them: behold, they come up by the ascent of Ziz; and you shall find them at the end of the valley, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
7 : 25 - And you, Ezra, after the wisdom of your God that is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges, who
may judge all the people that are beyond the River, all such as know the
laws of your God; and teach you him that knows them not. And whoever will not do the law of your God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed upon him with all diligence, whether it be to death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
Esther 8 : 1 - On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews’ enemy to Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was to her. And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman. And Esther spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews. Then the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre. So Esther arose, and stood before the king. And she said, If it please the king, and if I have found favor in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews that are in all the king’s provinces: for how can I endure to see the evil that shall come to my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred? Then the king Ahasuerus said to Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews. Write you also to the Jews, as it pleases you, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s ring; for the writing which is written in the king’s name, and sealed with the king’s ring, may no man reverse. Then were the king’s scribes called at that time, in the third month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded to the Jews, and to the satraps, and the governors and princes of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, a hundred twenty and seven provinces, to every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language. And he wrote the name of king Ahasuerus, and sealed it with the king’s ring, and sent letters by post on horseback, riding on swift steeds that were used in the king’s service, bred of the stud: wherein the king granted the Jews that were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, their little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey, upon one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus, namely, upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar. A copy of the writing, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published to all the peoples, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies. So the posts that rode upon swift steeds that were used in the king’s service went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king’s commandment; and the decree was given out in Shushan the palace. And Mordecai went forth from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a robe of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan shouted and was glad. The Jews had light and gladness, and joy and honor. And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had gladness and joy, a feast and a good day. And many from among the peoples of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews was fallen upon them.
Job 8 : 1 - Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, How long will you speak these things? And how long shall the words of your mouth be like a mighty wind? Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness? If your children have sinned against him, And he has delivered them into the hand of their transgression; If you would seek diligently to God, And make your supplication to the Almighty; If you were pure and upright: Surely now he would awake for you, And make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous. And though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would greatly increase.
Job 20 : 1 - Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste. I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer. Know you not this of old, since man was placed upon earth, That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds; Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he? He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yes, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night. The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him. His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods. His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust. Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue; Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth: Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him. He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly. He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper’s tongue shall slay him. He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter. That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein. Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away an house which he builded not; Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired. ( 21 ) There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods. In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him. When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating. He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through. It is drawn, and comes out of the body; yes, the glittering sword comes out of his gall: terrors are upon him. All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle. The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him. The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath. This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God.
22 : 13 - And you say, What does God know?
Can he judge through the thick darkness. Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he sees not; and he walks in the circuit of heaven. Have you marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood: Which said to God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them? Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me. The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn. Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumes. Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come to you. Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up, you shall put away iniquity far from your tabernacles. Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. Yes, the Almighty shall be your defence, and you shall have plenty of silver. For then shall you have your delight in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face to God. You shall make your prayer to him, and he shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.
Job 34 : 1 - Moreover Elihu answered and said, Hear my words, you wise men; And give ear to me, you that have knowledge. For the ear tries words, As the palate tastes food. Let us choose for us that which is right: Let us know among ourselves what is good. For Job has said, I am righteous, And God has taken away my right: Notwithstanding my right I am accounted a liar; My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression. What man is like Job, Who drinks up scoffing like water, Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men? For he has said, It profits a man nothing That he should delight himself with God. Therefore hearken to me, you men of understanding: Far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, And from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity. For the work of a man will he render to him, And cause every man to find according to his ways. Yes, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice. Who gave him a charge over the earth? Or who has disposed the whole world? If he set his heart upon himself, If he gather to himself his spirit and his breath; All flesh shall perish together, And man shall turn again to dust. If now you have understanding, hear this: Hearken to the voice of my words. Shall even one that hates justice govern? And will uou condemn him that is righteous and mighty?-- Him that says to a king, You are vile, Or to nobles, You are wicked; That respects not the persons of princes, Nor regards the rich more than the poor; For they all are the work of his hands. In a moment they die, even at midnight; The people are shaken and pass away, And the mighty are taken away without hand. For his eyes are upon the ways of a man, And he sees all his goings. There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. For he needs not further to consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment. He breaks in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, And sets others in their stead. Therefore he takes knowledge of their works; And he overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed. He strikes them as wicked men In the open sight of others; Because they turned aside from following him, And would not have regard in any of his ways: So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, And he heard the cry of the afflicted. When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hides his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether it be done to a nation, or to a man: That the godless man reign not, That there be none to ensnare the people. For has any said to God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more: That which I see not teach you me: If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more? Shall his recompense be as you will, that you refuse it? For you must choose, and not I: Therefore speak what you know. Men of understanding will say to me, Yes, every wise man that hears me: Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom. Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men. For he adds rebellion to his sin; He claps his hands among us, And multiplies his words against God.
Psalm 7 : 1 - O Jehovah my God, in you do I take refuge: Save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me, Lest they tear my soul like a lion, Rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver. O Jehovah my God, if I have done this; If there be iniquity in my hands; If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (Yes, I have delivered him that without cause was my adversary; ) Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it; Yes, let him tread my life down to the earth, And lay my glory in the dust. Selah Arise, O Jehovah, in your anger; Lift up yourself against the rage of my adversaries, And awake for me; you have commanded judgment. And let the congregation of the peoples compass you about; And over them return you on high. Jehovah ministers judgment to the peoples: Judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and to mine integrity that is in me. O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish you the righteous: For the righteous God tries the minds and hearts. My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge, Yes, a God that has indignation every day. If a man turn not, he will whet his sword; He has bent his bow, and made it ready. He has also prepared for him the instruments of death; He makes his arrows fiery shafts. Behold, he travails with iniquity; Yes, he has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. He has made a pit, and digged it, And is fallen into the ditch which he made. His mischief shall return upon his own head, And his violence shall come down upon his own pate. I will give thanks to Jehovah according to his righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of Jehovah Most High.
Psalm 9 : 3 - When my enemies turn back, They stumble and perish at your presence. For you have maintained my right and my cause; You sit in the throne judging righteously. You have rebuked the nations, you have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name for ever and ever. The enemy are come to an end, they are desolate for ever; And the cities which you have overthrown, The very remembrance of them is perished. But Jehovah sits as king for ever: He has prepared his throne for judgment; And he will judge the world in righteousness, He will minister judgment to the peoples in uprightness. Jehovah also will be a high tower for the oppressed, A high tower in times of trouble;
Psalm 11 : 1 - In Jehovah do I take refuge: How say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain; For, lo, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string, That they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart; If the foundations be destroyed, What can the righteous do? Jehovah is in his holy temple; Jehovah, his throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
Psalm 50 : 3 - Our God comes, and does not keep silence: A fire devours before him, And it is very tempestuous round about him. He calls to the heavens above, And to the earth, that he may judge his people: Gather my saints together to me, Those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness; For God is judge himself. [Selah] Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify to you: I am God, even your God. I will not reprove you for your sacrifices; And your burnt-offerings are continually before me. I will take no bullock out of your house, Nor he-goats out of your folds.
Psalm 50 : 16 - But to the wicked God says, What havet you to do to declare my statutes, And that you have taken my covenant in your mouth, Seeing you hate instruction, And caste my words behind you? When you saw a thief, you consented with him, And have been partaker with adulterers. You give your mouth to evil, And your tongue frames deceit.You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother’s son. These things have you done, and I kept silence; You thoughtt that I was altogether such a one as yourself: But I will reprove you, and set them in order before your eyes. Now consider this, you that forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver: Whoso offers the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me; And to him that orders his way aright Will I show the salvation of God.
Psalm 68 : 1 - Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; Let them also that hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God. But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God: Yes, let them rejoice with gladness. Sing to God, sing praises to his name: Cast up a highway for him that rides through the deserts; His name is Jehovah; and exult you before him. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families: He brings out the prisoners into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a parched land. O God, when you went forth before your people, When you did march through the wilderness; Selah The earth trembled, The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God: Yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel. You, O God, did send a plentiful rain, You did confirm your inheritance, when it was weary. Your congregation dwelt therein: You, O God, did prepare of your goodness for the poor.
Psalm 68 : 13 - When you lie among the sheepfolds, It is as the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her pinions with yellow gold. When the Almighty scattered kings therein, It was as when it snows in Zalmon. A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A high mountain is the mountain of Bashan. Why look you askance, you high mountains, At the mountain which God has desired for his abode? Yes, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever. The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the sanctuary. You have ascended on high, you have led away captives; You have received gifts among men, Yes, among the rebellious also, that Jehovah God might dwell with them. Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, Even the God who is our salvation. God is to us a God of deliverances; And to Jehovah the Lord belongs escape from death.
Psalm 74 : 1 - O God, why have you cast us off for ever? Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture? Remember your congregation, which you have gotten of old, Which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance; And mount Zion, wherein you have dwelt. Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins, All the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary. Your adversaries have roared in the midst of your assembly; They have set up their ensigns for signs. They seemed as men that lifted up Axes upon a thicket of trees. And now all the carved work thereof They break down with hatchet and hammers. They have set your sanctuary on fire; They have profaned the dwelling-place of your name by casting it to the ground. They said in their heart, Let us make havoc of them altogether: They have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land..(10)...How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme your name for ever? Why draw you back your hand, even your right hand? Pluck it out of your bosom and consume them.
Psalm 78 : 8 -That the generation to come might know them, even the children that should be born; Who should arise and tell them to their children, That they might set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep his commandments, And might not be as their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that set not their heart aright, And whose spirit was not stedfast with God. The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, Turned back in the day of battle. They kept not the covenant of God, And refused to walk in his law; And they forgot his doings, And his wondrous works that he had showed them.
Psalm 82 : 1 - God stands in the congregation of God; He judges among the gods.How long will you judge unjustly, And respect the persons of the wicked? [Selah] Judge the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the poor and needy: Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither do they understand; They walk to and fro in darkness: All the foundations of the earth are shaken. I said, You are gods, And all of you sons of the Most High. Nevertheless you shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes. Arise, O God, judge the earth; For you shall inherit all the nations.
Psalm 88 : 1 - A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; for the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath Leannoth. Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. O Jehovah, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you. Let my prayer enter into your presence; Incline your ear to my cry. For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draws nigh to Sheol. I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that has no help, Cast off among the dead, Like the slain that lie in the grave, Whom you remember no more, And they are cut off from your hand. You have laid me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the deeps. Your wrath lies hard upon me, And you have afflicted me with all your waves. [Selah] You have put my acquaintance far from me; You have made me an abomination to them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. My eye wastes away by reason of affliction: I have called daily upon you, O Jehovah; I have spread forth my hands to you. Will you show wonders to the dead? Shall they that are deceased arise and praise you? [Selah] Shall your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or your faithfulness in Destruction? Shall your wonders be known in the dark? And your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? But to you, O Jehovah, have I cried; And in the morning shall my prayer come before you. Jehovah, why cast you off my soul? Why hide you your face from me? I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: While I suffer your terrors I am distracted.
Psalm 94 : 1 - O Jehovah, you God to whom vengeance belongs, You God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth. Lift up yourself, you judge of the earth: Render to the proud their desert. Jehovah, how long shall the wicked, How long shall the wicked triumph? They prate, they speak arrogantly: All the workers of iniquity boast themselves. They break in pieces your people, O Jehovah, And afflict your heritage. They slay the widow and the sojourner, And murder the fatherless. And they say, Jehovah will not see, Neither will the God of Jacob consider.
Psalm 96 : 10 - Say among the nations, Jehovah reigns: The world also is established that it cannot be moved: He will judge the peoples with equity. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; Let the field exult, and all that is therein; Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy Before Jehovah; For he comes, For he comes to judge the earth: He will judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with his truth.
Psalm 106 : 32 - They angered him also at the waters of Meribah, So that it went ill with Moses for their sakes; Because they were rebellious against his spirit, And he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.They did not destroy the peoples, As Jehovah commanded them, But mingled themselves with the nations, And learned their works, And served their idols, Which became a snare to them. Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, And shed innocent blood, Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with blood. Thus were they defiled with their works, And played the harlot in their doings. Therefore was the wrath of Jehovah kindled against his people, And he abhorred his inheritance. And he gave them into the hand of the nations; And they that hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, And they were brought into subjection under their hand. Many times did he deliver them; But they were rebellious in their counsel, And were brought low in their iniquity. (42)
Ecclesiastes 4 : 18 - I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are but as beasts. For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yes, they have all one breath; and man has no preeminence above the beasts: for all is vanity. All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast, whether it goes downward to the earth? Wherefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him back to see what shall be after him? ( 22 )
Isaiah 11 : 1 - And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah. And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears; but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins. And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea.
Isaiah 13 : 9 - Behold, the day of Jehovah comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger; to make the land a desolation, and to destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not cause its light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity: and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more rare than fine gold, even a man than the pure gold of Ophir. Therefore I will make the heavens to tremble, and the earth shall be shaken out of its place, in the wrath of Jehovah of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. And it shall come to pass, that as the chased roe, and as sheep that no man gathers, they shall turn every man to his own people, and shall flee every man to his own land. Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is taken shall fall by the sword. Their infants also shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be rifled, and their wives ravished. Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not regard silver, and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. And their bows shall dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
Isaiah 28 : 16 - Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come to us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner -stone of sure foundation: he that believes shall not be in haste. And I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place. And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it. As often as it passes though, it shall take you; for morning by morning shall it pass through, by day and by night: and it shall be nought but terror to understand the message. For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it; and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it. For Jehovah will rise up as in mount Perazim, he will be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon; that he may do his work, his strange work, and bring to pass his act, his strange act. Now therefore be you not scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for a decree of destruction have I heard from the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, upon the whole earth ( 22 ).
Isaiah 30 : 27 - Behold, the name of Jehovah comes from far, burning with his anger, and in thick rising smoke: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue is as a devouring fire; and his breath is as an overflowing stream, that reaches even to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction: and a bridle that causes to err shall be in the jaws of the peoples. You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goes with a pipe to come to the mountain of Jehovah, to the Rock of Israel. And Jehovah will cause his glorious voice to be heard, and will show the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and the flame of a devouring fire, with a blast, and tempest, and hailstones. For through the voice of Jehovah shall the Assyrian be dismayed; with his rod will he smite him. And every stroke of the appointed staff, which Jehovah shall lay upon him, shall be with the sound of tabrets and harps; and in battles with the brandishing of his arm will he fight with them. For a Topheth is prepared of old; yes, for the king it is made ready; he has made it deep and large; the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of Jehovah, like a stream of brimstone, does kindle it.
Isaiah 32 : 1 - Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice. And a man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a great rock in a weary land. And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken. And the heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly. The fool shall be no more called noble, nor the churl said to be bountiful. For the fool will speak folly, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise profaneness, and to utter error against Jehovah, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. And the instruments of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the meek with lying words, even when the needy speaks right. But the noble devises noble things; and in noble things shall he continue.
Isaiah 50 : 1 - Thus says Jehovah, Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement, wherewith I have put her away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were you sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away. Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
Jeremiah 15 : 1 - Then said Jehovah to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind would not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth. And it shall come to pass, when they say to you, Whither shall we go forth? then you shall tell them, Thus says Jehovah: Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for captivity, to captivity. And I will appoint over them four kinds, says Jehovah: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the birds of the heavens, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and to destroy. And I will cause them to be tossed to and fro among all the kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem. For who will have pity upon you, O Jerusalem? or who will bemoan you? or who will turn aside to ask of your welfare? You have rejected me, says Jehovah, you are gone backward: therefore have I stretched out my hand against you, and destroyed you; I am weary with repenting. And I have winnowed them with a fan in the gates of the land; I have bereaved them of children, I have destroyed my people; they returned not from their ways. Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas; I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a destroyer at noonday: I have caused anguish and terrors to fall upon her suddenly. She that has borne seven languishes; she has given up the ghost; her sun is gone down while it was yet day; she has been put to shame and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, says Jehovah. Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have not lent, neither have men lent to me; yet every one of them does curse me. Jehovah said, Verily I will strengthen you for good; verily I will cause the enemy to make supplication to you in the time of evil and in the time of affliction. Can one break iron, even iron from the north, and brass? Your substance and your treasures will I give for a spoil without price, and that for all your sins, even in all your borders. And I will make them to pass with your enemies into a land which you know not; for a fire is kindled in my anger, which shall burn upon you. ( 14 See 'Jesus' Names and Titles - My Privilege Undeserved' for continuation of this text. )
Jeremiah 22 : 10 - Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him; but weep sore for him that goes away; for he shall return no more, nor see his native country. For thus says Jehovah touching Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father, and who went forth out of this place: He shall not return thither any more. But in the place whither they have led him captive, there shall he die, and he shall see this land no more. Woe to him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by injustice; that uses his neighbor’s service without wages, and gives him not his hire; that says, I will build me a wide house and spacious chambers, and cuts him out windows; and it is ceiled with cedar, and painted with vermilion. Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him. He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not this to know me? says Jehovah. But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it. Therefore thus says Jehovah concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! They shall not lament for him, saying Ah lord! or, Ah his glory! ( 19 ) He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 25 : 15 - For thus says Jehovah, the God of Israel, to me: take this cup of the wine of wrath at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it. And they shall drink, and reel to and fro, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them. Then took I the cup at Jehovah’s hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom Jehovah had sent me: to wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, a hissing, and a curse, as it is this day; Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people; and all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of the Uz, and all the kings of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod; Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon; and all the kings of Tyre, and all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the isle which is beyond the sea; Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that have the corners of their hair cut off; and all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the wilderness; and all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes; and all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them. And you shall say to them, Thus says Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Drink you, and be drunk, and spew, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you. And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at your hand to drink, then shall you say to them, Thus says Jehovah of hosts: You shall surely drink. ( 29 ) For, lo, I begin to work evil at the city which is called by my name; and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished; for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, says Jehovah of hosts.
Jeremiah 51 : 54 - The sound of a cry from Babylon, and of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans! For Jehovah lays Babylon waste, and destroys out of her the great voice; and their waves roar like many waters; the noise of their voice is uttered: for the destroyer is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces; for Jehovah is a God of recompenses, he will surely requite. And I will make drunk her princes and her wise men, her governors and her deputies, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts. Thus says Jehovah of hosts: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly overthrown, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the peoples shall labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they shall be weary. The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Now Seraiah was chief chamberlain. And Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written concerning Babylon. And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words, and say, O Jehovah, you have spoken concerning this place, to cut it off, that none shall dwell therein, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever. And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates: and you shall say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise again because of the evil that I will bring upon her; and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
Lamentations 3 : 59 - O Lord, you have pleaded the causes of my soul; you have redeemed my life. O Jehovah, you have seen my wrong; judge you my cause. You have seen all their vengeance and all their devices against me. You have heard their reproach, O Jehovah, and all their devices against me, The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day. Behold you their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their song. You will render to them a recompense, O Jehovah, according to the work of their hands.You will give them hardness of heart, your curse to them. ( 66 ) You will pursue them in anger, and destroy them from under the heavens of Jehovah.
Ezekiel 20 : 30 - As I live, says the Lord Jehovah, surely with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out, will I be king over you: and I will bring you out from the peoples, and will gather you out of the countries wherein you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out; and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I enter into judgment with you face to face. Like as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I enter into judgment with you, says the Lord Jehovah. Wherefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD; Are you polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit you whoredom after their abominations? For when you offer your gifts, when you make your sons to pass through the fire, you pollute yourselves with all your idols, even to this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, says the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you. ( 32 ) And that which comes into your mind shall not be at all, that you say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.
Ezekiel 25 : 1 - The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them; And say to the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus says the Lord GOD; Because you said, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity; Behold, therefore I will deliver you to the men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in you, and make their dwellings in you: they shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk. And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks: and you shall know that I am the LORD. For thus says the Lord GOD; Because you have clapped your hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all your despite against the land of Israel; Behold, therefore I will stretch out my hand upon you, and will deliver you for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut you off from the people, and I will cause you to perish out of the countries: I will destroy you; and you shall know that I am the LORD. Thus says the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like to all the heathen; Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim, Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations. And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD. Thus says the Lord GOD; Because that Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them; Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out my hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword. And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord GOD. Thus says the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred; Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out my hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast. And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.
Ezekiel 34 : 17 - And as for you, O my flock, thus says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, the rams and the he-goats.Seems it a small thing to you to have fed upon the good pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture? and to have drunk of the clear waters, but you must foul the residue with your feet? And as for my sheep, they eat that which you have trodden with your feet, and they drink that which you have fouled with your feet. Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah to them: Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you thrust with side and with shoulder, and push all the diseased with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad; therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. ( 24 ) And I, Jehovah, will be their God, and my servant David prince among them; I, Jehovah, have spoken it.
Ezekiel 39 : 1 - And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal: and I will turn you about, and will lead you on, and will cause you to come up from the uttermost parts of the north; and I will bring you upon the mountains of Israel; and I will smite your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand. You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you, and all your hordes, and the peoples that are with you: I will give you to the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. You shall fall upon the open field; for I have spoken it, says the Lord Jehovah. And I will send a fire on Magog, and on them that dwell securely in the isles; and they shall know that I am Jehovah. And my holy name will I make known in the midst of my people Israel; neither will I suffer my holy name to be profaned any more: and the nations shall know that I am Jehovah, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it comes, and it shall be done, says the Lord Jehovah; this is the day whereof I have spoken. And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall make fires of the weapons and burn them, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall make fires of them seven years; so that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall make fires of the weapons; and they shall plunder those that plundered them, and rob those that robbed them, says the Lord Jehovah. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give to Gog a place for burial in Israel, the valley of them that pass through on the east of the sea; and it shall stop them that pass through: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude; and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog. And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land. Yes, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown in the day that I shall be glorified, says the Lord Jehovah. And they shall set apart men of continual employment, that shall pass through the land, and, with them that pass through, those that bury them that remain upon the face of the land, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. And they that pass through the land shall pass through; and when any sees 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. And Hamonah shall also be the name of a city. Thus shall they cleanse the land. And you, son of man, thus says the Lord Jehovah: Speak to the birds of every sort, 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 you may eat flesh and drink blood. You 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. And you shall eat fat till you be full, and drink blood till you be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. ( 20 ) And you shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, says the Lord Jehovah. And I will set my glory among the nations; and all the nations shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them. So the house of Israel shall know that I am Jehovah their God, from that day and forward. And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they trespassed against me, and I hid my face from them: so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they fell all of them by the sword. ( 24 ) According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions did I to them; and I hid my face from them.
Daniel 1 : 1 - In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God; and he carried them into the land of Shinar to the house of his god: and he brought the vessels into the treasure-house of his god. And the king spoke to Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring in certain of the children of Israel, even of the seed royal and of the nobles; youths in whom was no blemish, but well-favored, and skilful in all wisdom, and endued with knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability to stand in the king's palace; and that he should teach them the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. And the king appointed for them a daily portion of the king's dainties, and of the wine which he drank, and that they should be nourished three years; that at the end thereof they should stand before the king. Now among these were, of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. And the prince of the eunuchs gave names to them: to Daniel he gave the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego. But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Now God made Daniel to find kindness and compassion in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs. And the prince of the eunuchs said to Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse looking than the youths that are of your own age? so would you endanger my head with the king. Then said Daniel to the steward whom the prince of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: Prove your servants, I beseech you, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. Then let our countenances be looked upon before you, and the countenance of the youths that eat of the king's dainties; and as you see, deal with your servants. So he hearkened to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer, and they were fatter in flesh, than all the youths that did eat of the king's dainties. So the steward took away their dainties, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse. Now as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. And at the end of the days which the king had appointed for bringing them in, the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. And in every matter of wisdom and understanding, concerning which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his realm. And Daniel continued even to the first year of king Cyrus.
Hosea 10 : 1 - Israel is a luxuriant vine, that puts forth his fruit: according to the abundance of his fruit he has multiplied his altars; according to the goodness of their land they have made goodly pillars. Their heart is divided; now shall they be found guilty: he will smite their altars, he will destroy their pillars. Surely now shall they say, We have no king; for we fear not Jehovah; and the king, what can he do for us? They speak vain words, swearing falsely in making covenants: therefore judgment springs up as hemlock in the furrows of the field. The inhabitants of Samaria shall be in terror for the calves of Beth-aven; for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced over it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it. It also shall be carried to Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel. As for Samaria, her king is cut off, as foam upon the water. The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us. O Israel, you have sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood; the battle against the children of iniquity does not overtake them in Gibeah. When it is my desire, I will chastise them; and the peoples shall be gathered against them, when they are bound to their two transgressions. And Ephraim is a heifer that is taught, that loves to tread out the grain; but I have passed over upon her fair neck: I will set a rider on Ephraim; Judah shall plow, Jacob shall break his clods.
Judgment : Right v. Wrong (New Testament)
James 4 : 11 - Speak not one against another, brethren. He that speaks against a brother, or judges his brother, speaks against the law, and judges the law: but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge. One only is the lawgiver and judge, even he who is able to save and to destroy: but who are you that judges your neighbor? Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that you be not judged: behold, the judge stands before the doors.
Romans 2 : 17 - Behold, you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, and make your boast of God, And knowhis will, and approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which has the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. You therefore which teach another, teach you not yourself? you that preach a man should not steal, do you steal? You that say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You that abhor idols, do you commit sacrilege? You that make your boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonour you God?
Judgment : Right v. Wrong (Old Testament )
2 Chronicles 6 : 22 - If a man sin against his neighbor, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and he come and swear before your altar in this house; then hear you from heaven, and do, and judge your servants, requiting the wicked, to bring his way upon his own head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness. And if your people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against you, and shall turn again and confess your name, and pray and make supplication before you in this house; then hear you from heaven, and forgive the sin of your people Israel, and bring them again to the land which you gave to them and to their fathers. When the heavens are shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; if they pray toward this place, and confess your name, and turn from their sin, when you do afflict them: then hear you in heaven, and forgive the sin of your servants, and of your people Israel, when you teach them the good way wherein they should walk; and send rain upon your land, which uou have given to your people for an inheritance. If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting or mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities; whatever plague or whatever sickness there be; what prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all your people Israel, who shall know every man his own plague and his own sorrow, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house: ( 30 ) then hear you from heaven your dwelling-place and forgive, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart you know; (for you, even you only, know the hearts of the children of men;) that they may fear you, to walk in your ways, so long as they live in the land which you gave to our fathers. Moreover concerning the foreigner, that is not of your people Israel, when he shall come from a far country for your great name’s sake, and your mighty hand, and your outstretched arm; when they shall come and pray toward this house: then hear you from heaven, even from your dwelling-place, and do according to all that the foreigner calls to thee for; that all the peoples of the earth may know your name, and fear you, as do your people Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by your name. If your people go out to battle against their enemies, by whatever way you shall send them, and they pray to you toward this city which you have chosen, and the house which I have built for your name; then hear you from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. If they sin against you (for there is no man that sins not), and you be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captive to a land far off or near; yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to you in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done perversely, and have dealt wickedly; if they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captive, and pray toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, and the city which you have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for your name: ( 39 ) then hear you from heaven, even from your dwelling-place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive your people who have sinned against you. Now, O my God, let, I beseech you, your eyes be open, and let your ears be attent, to the prayer that is made in this place. Now therefore arise, O Jehovah God, into your resting-place, you, and the ark of your strength: let your priests, O Jehovah God, be clothed with salvation, and let your saints rejoice in goodness. ( 42 End ) O Jehovah God, turn not away the face of your anointed: remember your lovingkindnesses to David your servant.
1 Samuel 4 : 11 - And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain. And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day, with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head. And when he came, lo, Eli was sitting upon his seat by the wayside watching; for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out. And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What means the noise of this tumult? And the man hasted, and came and told Eli. Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were set, so that he could not see. And the man said to Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to-day out of the army. And he said, How went the matter, my son? And he that brought the tidings answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there has been also a great slaughter among the people, and your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken. And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that Eli fell from off his seat backward by the side of the gate; and his neck broke, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years. And his daughter-in-law, Phinehas’ wife, was with child, near to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and brought forth; for her pains came upon her. And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said to her, Fear not; for you have brought forth a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it. And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel; because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father-in-law and her husband. And she said, The glory is departed from Israel; for the ark of God is taken.
Psalm 72 : 1 - Give the king your judgments, O God, And your righteousness to the king’s son. He will judge your people with righteousness, And your poor with justice. The mountains shall bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness. He will judge the poor of the people, He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor. They shall fear you while the sun endures, And so long as the moon, throughout all generations. He will come down like rain upon the mown grass, As showers that water the earth. In his days shall the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.
Psalm 97 : 8 - Zion heard and was glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoiced, Because of your judgments, O Jehovah. For you, Jehovah, are most high above all the earth: You are exalted far above all gods. O you that love Jehovah, hate evil: He preserves the souls of his saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart. Be glad in Jehovah, you righteous; And give thanks to his holy memorial name.
Ezekiel 5 : 1 - And you, son of man, take you a sharp sword; as a barber’s razor shall you take it to you, and shall cause it to pass upon your head and upon your beard: then take you balances to weigh, and divide the hair. A third part shall you burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and you shall take a third part, and smite with the sword round about it; and a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them. And you shall take thereof a few in number, and bind them in your skirts. And of these again shall you take, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; therefrom shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel. Thus says the Lord Jehovah: This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the midst of the nations, and countries are round about her. And she has rebelled against my ordinances in doing wickedness more than the nations, and against my statutes more than the countries that are round about her; for they have rejected my ordinances, and as for my statutes, they have not walked in them. Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah: Because you are turbulent more than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my ordinances, neither have done after the ordinances of the nations that are round about you; therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I, even I, am against you; and I will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations. And I will do in you that which I have not done, and whereto I will not do any more the like, because of all your abominations. Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of you, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments on you; and the whole remnant of you will I scatter to all the winds. Wherefore, as I live, says the Lord Jehovah, surely, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable things, and with all your abominations, therefore will I also diminish you; neither shall my eye spare, and I also will have no pity. A third part of you shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of you; and a third part shall fall by the sword round about you; and a third part I will scatter to all the winds, and will draw out a sword after them. Thus shall my anger be accomplished, and I will cause my wrath toward them to rest, and I shall be comforted; and they shall know that I, Jehovah, have spoken in my zeal, when I have accomplished my wrath upon them. Moreover I will make you a desolation and a reproach among the nations that are round about you, in the sight of all that pass by. So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment, to the nations that are round about you, when I shall execute judgments on you in anger and in wrath, and in wrathful rebukes; (I, Jehovah, have spoken it;) when I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, that are for destruction, which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread; ( 17 ) and I will send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave you; and pestilence and blood shall pass through you; and I will bring the sword upon you: I, Jehovah, have spoken it.
Ezekiel 9 : 1 - Then he cried in my ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause you them that have charge over the city to draw near, every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. And behold, six men came from the way of the upper gate, which lies toward the north, every man with his slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man in the midst of them clothed in linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side. And they went in, and stood beside the brazen altar. And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon it was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writer’s inkhorn by his side. And Jehovah said to him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry over all the abominations that are done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you through the city after him, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have you pity; Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
Daniel 5 : 26 - This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting. PERES; Your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom. In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.
Hosea 5 : 1 - Hear this, O you priests, and hearken, O house of Israel, and give ear, O house of the king; for to you pertain the judgment; for you have been a snare at Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor. And the revolters are gone deep in making slaughter; but I am a rebuker of them all. I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me; for now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel is defiled. Their doings will not suffer them to turn to their God; for the spirit of whoredom is within them, and they know not Jehovah. And the pride of Israel does testify to his face: therefore Israel and Ephraim shall stumble in their iniquity; Judah also shall stumble with them. They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek Jehovah; but they shall not find him: he has withdrawn himself from them. They have dealt treacherously against Jehovah; for they have borne strange children: now shall the new moon devour them with their fields ( 7 ).
Hosea 10 : 14 - You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity; you have eaten the fruit of lies: because you did trust in your way, in the multitude of your mighty men. Therefore shall a tumult arise among your people, and all your fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children. So shall Bethel do to you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.
Hosea 12 : 1 ( Incl Hosea 11 : 12 ) - Ephraim compasseth me about with falsehood, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the Holy One.
Joel 3 : 1 - For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 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. 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.Yes, and what have you to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will you render me a recompence? and if you recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have you sold to the Grecians, that you might remove them far from their border. Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither you have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head: 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 has spoken it. Proclaim you this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all you heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause your mighty ones to come down, O LORD. 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. Put you 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. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
Amos 9 : 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, says the LORD. 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. All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
Obadiah 1 : 1 - 16 - The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise you, and let us rise up against her in battle. Behold, I have made you small among the heathen: you are greatly despised. The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwellin the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that says in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, thence will I bring you down, says the LORD. If thieves came to you, if robbers by night, (how are you cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to you, would they not leave some grapes? How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up! All the men of your confederacy have brought you even to the border: the men that were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you; they that eat yourr bread have laid a wound under you: there is none understanding in him. Shall I not in that day, says the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? And your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. For your violence against your brother Jacob shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off for ever. In the day that you stood 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 you were as one of them. But you should not have looked on the day of your brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither should you have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
Obadiah 1 : 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 burn among them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining to the house of Esau; for Jehovah has spoken it. And they of the South shall possess the mount of Esau, and they of the lowland the Philistines; and they shall possess the field of Ephraim, and the field of Samaria; and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.And the captives of this host of the children of Israel, that are among the Canaanites, shall possess even to Zarephath; and the captives of Jerusalem, that are in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the South. And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be Jehovah’s.
Nahum 2 : 1 - The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings. He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved. And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering upon their breasts. But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.Take you the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant furniture. She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melts, and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them all gather blackness. Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feedingplace of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, a for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin. Behold, I am against you, says the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions: and I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall no more be heard.(13 All )
Nahum 3 : 5 - Behold, I am against you, says Jehovah of hosts, and I will uncover your skirts upon your face; and I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon you, and make you vile, and will set you as a gazing-stock. And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon you shall flee from you, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for you? Are you better than No-amon, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about her; whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was of the sea? Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were your helpers. Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity; her young children also were dashed in pieces at the head of all the streets; and they cast lots for her honorable men, and all her great men were bound in chains. You also shall be drunk; you shall be hid; you also shall seek a stronghold because of the enemy. All tyour fortresses shall be like fig-trees with the first-ripe figs: if they be shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater. Behold, your people in the midst of you are women; the gates of your land are set wide open to your enemies: the fire has devoured your bars. Draw you water for the siege; strengthen your fortresses; go into the clay, and tread the mortar; make strong the brickkiln.There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off; it shall devour you like the canker-worm: make yourself many as the canker-worm; make yourself many as the locust. You have multiplied your merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm ravages, and flees away. Your princes are as the locusts, and your marshals as the swarms of grasshoppers, which encamp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun arises they flee away, and their place is not known where they are. Your shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria; your nobles are at rest; your people are scattered upon the mountains, and there is none to gather them. There is no assuaging of your hurt: your wound is grievous: all that hear the report of you clap their hands over you; for upon whom has not your wickedness passed continually? (19 All )
God The Maker Knows Everything (Old Testament )
1 Samuel 2 : 1 - And Hannah prayed, and said: My heart exults in Jehovah; My horn is exalted in Jehovah; My mouth is enlarged over my enemies; Because I rejoice in your salvation. There is none holy as Jehovah; For there is none besides you, Neither is there any rock like our God. Talk no more so exceeding proudly; Let not arrogancy come out of your mouth; For Jehovah is a God of knowledge, And by him actions are weighed.
Job 12 : 13 - With God is wisdom and might; He has counsel and understanding. Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again; He shuts up a man, and there can be no opening. Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up; Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth. With him is strength and wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are his. He leads counsellors away stripped, And judges makes he fools. He looses the bond of kings, And he binds their loins with a girdle. He leads priests away stripped, And overthrows the mighty. He removes the speech of the trusty, And takes away the understanding of the elders. He pours contempt upon princes, And looses the belt of the strong. He uncovers deep things out of darkness, And brings out to light the shadow of death. He increases the nations, and he destroys them: He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive. He takets away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, And causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. They grope in the dark without light; And he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.
The Maker - Our Father, God is so kind, loving and totally for us, it is hard to think of Him having to disapprove of something I do....
It is then that we realise that, if love and kindness is to prevail, He must act against Wrong.
Death sentence is not allowed in most western societies. Deuteronomy 17 : 6
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