Trust is the GigaGuysnGals word for Faith and Belief
......................It's God The Maker's bedrock basis
......................dealings between People and People
..............................And between God The Maker and People
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modified July 2013- Topic 6.2
The uestion is -
Trust, Faith, Belief
What's the antidote to fear and anxiety?
I've been hurt, let down; been had, till I'm black and blue. I'm through with the lot
When I ask for something in simple trust that The Maker will grant it, will He?
Is my faith, expressed in my words, absolutely necessary?
Can I get away with anything less than 100% commitment to Jesus and The
Does my trust in God The
Maker strenghten as I go on?
Is this big issue of trust in God The Maker the key to everyone coming under His care?
Will God the Maker help if I offer just my little grain of faith?
Can the Maker
do anything about my impossible situation?
Why am I well advised to respond with faith when spoken to by God The Maker`/
If I follow and pbey Jesus the King, will He look after me in all respects?
How do I get to follow Jesus?
How do I qualify for gifting to do Jesus works?
What comes down if I reject Jesus?
Can I believe and trust Jersus just on the evidence of the things He does?
Is there any proof that Jesus is who He says He is?
Should my actions bear out my trust?
How does Trust work as an effective force, even in adverse conditions?
Is trust the only cure for my being lost and lonely?
Can I admit my low level of trust?
Will God The Maker back me up if I get into hassle for Him?
Do I have to trust the Maker, whom I can't see,?
Trust, Faith, Belief
Does it follow that my faith in God The Maker brings His help automatically or do I have to go on seeking Him carefully?
Can I trust God The Maker to look after and prosper my country and its people?
Faith to Live by
Can I trust the direction of others when God The Maker has obviously shown the way?
Can I trust God The Maker to hear and answer my prayers? Can I trust my buddies to do their bit?
Is trust the only key to success when asking the Maker for help?
If I've got God The Maker's promises that I'm on the right road,what comes down if I get scared and don't act on it?
If I've got God The Maker's promises that I'm on the right road,what comes down if I refuse to go on it, demanding more proofs?
What comes down if I get scared and don't maintain my trust in God The Maker?
What possibilities come up when a good man trusts God The Maker? What challenges naturally follow on any statement of faith or act of goodness?
Can I confidently expect God The Maker to come up with help and guidance if I truly and trustfully call for His help?
What is the number one requirement of God The Maker when I fully and faithtfully call for His help?
Can I rely on the testimony of men who lived before me that trust in God The Maker will meet my needs of a place and permanency?
Why must I be sure of whom and what in which I trust?
If I put my faith and trust in God The Maker how will my thoughts and acctions follow them through?
When God The Maker seems not to be around, what's going on? What can I do?
How can I maintain a quiet confidence in God The Maker when I seem to be losing the battle?
When God The Maker seems not to intervene in the course of justice - what can I do?
When Mankind seems not to help in the course of justice - what can I do? And God The Maker....?
How does Faith to Live by affect my inner self?
Should I boldly declare my trust in God The Maker and take the consequences?
Why should I watch over and protect God The Maker's Name, People and Interests when I have declared my absolute trust in Him?
In war, why is it necessary to obey and trust rightful leadership exactly?
Does my confidence in the abilities of my fellow-men affect my trust in God The Maker?
What stops me getting going on the Maker's plan for me?
How do I come into, feel and know real, practical reliance on God The Maker's support?
What comes down when there is open conflict between God The Maker and tangible, available human help?
How does God The Maker act when His people put their trust in people, treaties and transactions instead of in Him?
What does God The Maker do when His people put their trust in magic, sorcery and enchantments, instead of in Him?
What reward is there in trusting God The Maker?
What comes down for failure to trust God The Maker? Is this fair? Why does God The Maker take care to warn my neighbors and friends of their complicity in failing to trust in the way I have shown them? Is pride and arrogance one of the main reasons my friends and neighbors do not trust in God The Maker? When my friends and neighbors have undergone all their punishments, is there hope for their future still?
Trust, Faith, Belief
What stops the Maker doing great things among people?
) What stops the Maker doing great things among people?
Is my faith vital?
Can I begin by believing a little and expecting my faith to grow?
What's the major issue in my getting God's abundant life?
Why is listening, hearing, seeing and understanding so important to my getting into safety?
What's the Maker's Manual key for reviving dead situations?
How do I get safe under God The Maker's control?
Is it necessary to do things openly and honestly to display trust?
Do faith and trust help me fight against wrong?
If faith and trust make good foundatiions for life, do they help me build against the storms and get me through?
What's the pay-off for trusting in Jesus, God The Maker's son?
If I trust people, will I lose out?
Justification by Faith
Do I have to become a jew if I want to be under the Kingship of Jesus?
Does keeping the Maker's rules and laws get me right with Him?
Do I have to become a jew if I want to be under the Kingship of Jesus?
Does keeping the Maker's rules and laws get me right with Him?
Betrayal of Trust
Can rebellion and betrayal lurk in me?
If Jesus trusts me, what if I'm too weak to stand up for Him?
Does Jesus know what's going on inside of me?
Does Jesus trust me, even if He knows I'm not trustworthy?
Does Jesus trust me, even if He knows I'm not trustworthy?
What comes down as a result of betrayal?
What comes down when trust breaks down and I go seeking revenge?
How ungrateful, forgetful and plain rebellious can you get?
is trust and the breaking of trust a really seriious matter to me?
A - What The Maker's Manual says -
Trust, Faith, Belief - (New Testament)
Matthew 6 : 24 - Therefore I say to you, be not anxious for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment? Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you of much more value then they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to the measure of his life? And why are you anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God does so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek you first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof.Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof.
Matthew 8 : 23 - And when he was entered into a boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Save, Lord; we perish. And he said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?
Matthew 9 : 1 - And he entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city. And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven.
Matthew 9 : 18 ( Mark 5 : 21, Luke 8 : 41 ) - While he spoke these things to them, behold, there came a ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay your hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. And behold, a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: for she said within herself, If I do but touch his garment, I shall be made whole. But Jesus turning and seeing her said, Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith hath made you whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.While he yet spoke, they came from the ruler of the synagogue's house saying, Your daughter is dead: why trouble you the Teacher any further? But Jesus, not heeding the word spoken, said to the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe. And he suffered no man to follow with him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. And they come to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he beheld a tumult, and many weeping and wailing greatly. And when he was entered in, he said to them, Why make you a tumult, and weep? the child is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn. But he, having put them all forth, took the father of the child and her mother and them that were with him, and went in where the child was. And taking the child by the hand, he said to her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say to you, Arise. And straightway the damsel rose up, and walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were amazed straightway with a great amazement. And he charged them much that no man should know this: and he commanded that something should be given her to eat. And the fame hereof went forth into all that land.
Matthew 9 : 27 - And as Jesus passed by from thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, you son of David. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said to them, Believe you that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yes, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it done to you. And their eyes were opened. And Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. But they went forth, and spread abroad his fame in all that land.
Matthew 14 : 22 ( Mark 6 : 45, John 6 : 15 ) - And straightway he constrained the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him to the other side, till he should send the multitudes away. And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up to the mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there alone. But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spoke to them, saying Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be you, bid me come to you on the waters. And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and said to him, O you of little faith, wherefore did you doubt? And when they were gone up into the boat, the wind ceased. And they that were in the boat worshipped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God.
Matthew 17 : 20 - If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
Mark 6 : 45 - And straightway he constrained his disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him to the other side to Bethsaida, while he himself sent the multitude away. And after he had taken leave of them, he departed into the mountain to pray. And when even was come, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. And seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea; and he would have passed by them: but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw him, and were troubled. But he straightway spoke with them, and said to them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. And he went up to them into the boat; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves; for they understood not concerning the loaves, but their heart was hardened. And when they had crossed over, they came to the land to Gennesaret, and moored to the shore. And when they were come out of the boat, straightway the people knew him, and ran round about that whole region, and began to carry about on their beds those that were sick, where they heard he was. And wheresoever he entered, into villages, or into cities, or into the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
Mark.9 : 23 - All things are possible to him that believes. Straightway the father of the child cried out, and said, I believe; help my unbelief.
Mark 10 : 27 - Jesus looking upon them said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for all things are possible with God.
Luke 1 : 18 - And Zacharias said to the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you these good tidings. And behold, you shallbe silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall come to pass, because you believed not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. And the people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marvelled while he tarried in the temple. And when he came out, he could not speak to them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: and he continued making signs to them, and remained dumb. And it came to pass, when the days of his ministration were fulfilled, he departed to his house.
Luke 5 : 1 - Now it came to pass, while the multitude pressed upon him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret; and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the multitudes out of the boat. And when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answered and said, Master, we toiled all night, and took nothing: but at your word I will let down the nets. And when they had done this, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes; and their nets were breaking; and they beckoned to their partners in the other boat, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was amazed, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken; and so were also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from henceforth you shall catch men. And when they had brought their boats to land, they left all, and followed him.
John 6 : 28 - They said therefore to him, What must we do, that we may work the works of God? Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent.
John 6 : 63 - It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it was that should betray him. And he said, For this cause have I said to you, that no man can come to me, except it be given to him of the Father. Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
John 9 : 18 - The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight, and asked them, saying, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see? His parents answered and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: but how he now sees, we know not; or who opened his eyes, we know not: ask him; he is of age; he shall speak for himself. These things said his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man should confess him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. So they called a second time the man that was blind, and said to him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is a sinner. He therefore answered, Whether he is a sinner, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
John 10 : 19 - There arose a division again among the Jews because of these words. And many of them said, He has a demon, and is mad; why hear you him? Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind? And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem: it was winter; and Jesus was walking in the temple in Solomon's porch. The Jews therefore came round about him, and said to him, How long do you hold us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believe not: the works that I do in my Father's name, these bear witness of me. But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep.
John 11 : 28 - And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is here, and calls you. And she, when she heard it, arose quickly, and went to him. (Now Jesus was not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha met him.) The Jews then who were with her in the house, and were consoling her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up quickly and went out, followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. Mary therefore, when she came where Jesus was, and saw him, fell down at his feet, saying to him, Lord, if you had been here, my brother had not died.
John 12 : 9 - The common people therefore of the Jews learned that he was there: and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death; because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
John 16 : 28 - I came out from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples say, Lo, now speak you plainly, and speak no dark saying. Now know we that you know all things, and need not that any man should ask you: by this we believe that you came forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do you now believe? Behold, the hour comes, yes, is come, that you shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me
John 20 : 24 - But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, We have seen the Lord. But he said to them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be to you. Then said he to Thomas, Reach hither your finger, and see my hands; and reach hither your hand, and put it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. Thomas answered and said to him, My Lord and my God.
1 Corinthians 10 : 13 - There has no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.(14) Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
1 Thessalonians 5 : 8 - But let us, since we are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God appointed us not to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
Hebrews 11 : 1 - Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen. For therein the elders had witness borne to them.
Trust, Faith, Belief - (Old Testament)
2 Chronicles 26 : 1 - And all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah. He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers. Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign; and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem: and his mother’s name was Jechiliah, of Jerusalem. And he did that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that his father Amaziah had done. And he set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the vision of God: and as long as he sought Jehovah, God made him to prosper. And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities in the country of Ashdod, and among the Philistines. And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gur-baal, and the Meunim. And the Ammonites gave tribute to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad even to the entrance of Egypt; for he waxed exceeding strong. Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified them. And he built towers in the wilderness, and hewed out many cisterns, for he had much cattle; in the lowland also, and in the plain: and he had husbandmen and vinedressers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved husbandry. Moreover Uzziah had an army of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their reckoning made by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the officer, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king’s captains. The whole number of the heads of fathers’ houses, even the mighty men of valor, was two thousand and six hundred. And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy. And Uzziah prepared for them, even for all the host, shields, and spears, and helmets, and coats of mail, and bows, and stones for slinging. ( 15 ) And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by skilful men, to be on the towers and upon the battlements, wherewith to shoot arrows and great stones. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
Psalm 115 : 9 - O Israel, trust you in Jehovah: He is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust you in Jehovah: He is their help and their shield. You that fear Jehovah, trust in Jehovah: He is their help and their shield. Jehovah has been mindful of us; He will bless us: He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless them that fear Jehovah, Both small and great. Jehovah increase you more and more, You and your children.
Faith to Live by (Old Testament)
Genesis 24 : 49 -Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from Jehovah: we cannot speak to you bad or good. Behold, Rebekah is before you, take her, and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as Jehovah has spoken. And it came to pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth to Jehovah. And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things. And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night
Exodus 17 : 8 - Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to-morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. And Jehovah said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi; and he said, Jehovah has sworn: Jehovah will have war with Amalek from generation to generation
Leviticus 18 : 1 - And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, I am the LORD your God. After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelt, shall you not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall you not do: neither shall you walk in their ordinances. You shall do my judgments, and keep my ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my ordinances; which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am Jehovah.( 5 )
Numbers 13 : 26 - And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word to them, and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. And they told him, and said, We came to the land whither you sentus; and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. Howbeit the people that dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. Amalek dwells in the land of the South: and the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in the hill-country; and the Canaanite dwells by the sea, and along by the side of the Jordan.And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out to the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature. And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Deuteronomy 1 : 19 - And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which you saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea. And I said to you, You are come to the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our God does give to us. Behold, the LORD your God has set the land before you: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of your fathers has said to you; fear not, neither be discouraged. And you came near to me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come. And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe: And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came to the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out. And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down to us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which the LORD our God does give us.( 25 End )
1 Samuel 13 : 1 - Saul was forty years old when he began to reign; and when he had reigned two years over Israel, Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel, whereof two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in the mount of Beth-el, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his tent. And Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba: and the Philistines heard of it. And Saul blew the trumpet throughout all the land, saying, Let the Hebrews hear. And all Israel heard say that Saul had smitten the garrison of the Philistines, and also that Israel was had in abomination with the Philistines. And the people were gathered together after Saul to Gilgal. And the Philistines assembled themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which is on the sea-shore in multitude: and they came up, and encamped in Michmash, eastward of Beth-aven. When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were distressed), then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in coverts, and in pits. Now some of the Hebrews had gone over the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead; but as for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling ( 7 ).
2 Kings 18 : 1 - Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem: and his mother’s name was Abi the daughter of Zechariah. And he did that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that David his father had done. He removed the high places, and broke the pillars, and cut down the Asherah: and he broke in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made; for to those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it; and he called it Nehushtan. He trusted in Jehovah, the God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among them that were before him. For he clave to Jehovah; he departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which Jehovah commanded Moses. And Jehovah was with him; wherever he went forth he prospered: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not. He smote the Philistines to Gaza and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city. And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it. And at the end of three years they took it: in the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken. And the king of Assyria carried Israel away unto Assyria, and put them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes, because they obeyed not the voice of Jehovah their God, but transgressed his covenant, even all that Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded, and would not hear it, nor do it. Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fortified cities of Judah, and took them. And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which you put on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed to Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of Jehovah, and in the treasures of the king’s house. At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of Jehovah, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria ( 16 ) .
1 Chronicles 5 : 18 - The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were forty and four thousand seven hundred and threescore, that were able to go forth to war. And they made war with the Hagrites, with Jetur, and Naphish, and Nodab. And they were helped against them, and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them; for they cried to God in the battle, and he was entreated of them, because they put their trust in him. And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men a hundred thousand. For there fell many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their stead until the captivity. And the children of the half-tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land: they increased from Bashan unto Baal-hermon and Senir and mount Hermon. And these were the heads of their fathers’ houses: even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men, heads of their fathers’ houses. And they trespassed against the God of their fathers, and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them. And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river of Gozan, to this day.
2 Chronicles 14 : 8 - And Asa had an army that bore bucklers and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these were mighty men of valor. And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an army of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and he came to Mareshah. Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. And Asa cried to Jehovah his God, and said, Jehovah, there is none besides you to help, between the mighty and him that has no strength: help us, O Jehovah our God; for we rely on you, and in your name are we come against this multitude. O Jehovah, you are our God; let not man prevail against you. So Jehovah smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled. And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them to Gerar: and there fell of the Ethiopians so many that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before Jehovah, and before his host; and they carried away very much booty. And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of Jehovah came upon them: and they despoiled all the cities; for there was much spoil in them.( 15 End ) They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep in abundance, and camels, and returned to Jerusalem.
Job 8 : 8 - For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, And apply yourself to that which their fathers have searched out: (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow); Shall not they teach you, and tell you, And utter words out of their heart? Can the rush grow up without mire? Can the flag grow without water? Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, It withers before any other herb. So are the paths of all that forget God; And the hope of the godless man shall perish: Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider’s web. He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: He shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure. He is green before the sun, And his shoots go forth over his garden. His roots are wrapped about the stone-heap, He beholds the place of stones. If he be destroyed from his place, Then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen you. Behold, this is the joy of his way; And out of the earth shall others spring. Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers. He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, And your lips with shouting. They that hate you shall be clothed with shame; And the tent of the wicked shall be no more.
Job 15 : 1 - Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said, Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind? Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good? Yes, you cast off fear, and restrainest prayer before God. For your mouth utters your iniquity, and you choose the tongue of the crafty. Your own mouth condemns you, and not I : yes, your own lips testify against you. Are you the first man that was born? or were you made before the hills? Have you heard the secret of God? and do you restrain wisdom to yourself? What know you, that we know not? what understand you, which is not in us? With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than your father. Are the consolations of God small with you? is there any secret thing with you? Why does your heart carry you away? and what do your eyes wink at, that you turn your spirit against God, and let such words go out of your mouth? What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? Behold, he puts no trust in his saints; yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water? I will shew you, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare; Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it: Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them. The wicked man travails with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor. A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him. He believes not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword. He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand. Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. For he stretches out his hand against God, and strengthens himself against the Almighty. He runs upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers: Because he covers his face with his fatness, and makes collops of fat on his flanks. And he dwells in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabits, which are ready to become heaps. He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth. He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away. Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence. It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green. He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive. For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery. They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepares deceit.Then a
Psalm 9 : 10 - And they that know your name will put their trust in you; For you, Jehovah, have not forsaken them that seek you. Sing praises to Jehovah, who dwell in Zion: Declare among the people his doings. For he that makes inquisition for blood remembers them; He forgets not the cry of the poor. Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; Behold my affliction which I suffer of them that hate me, You that lift me up from the gates of death; That I may show forth all your praise. In the gates of the daughter of Zion I will rejoice in your salvation. The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made: In the net which they hid is their own foot taken. Jehovah has made himself known, he has executed judgment: The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. [Higgaion. Selah] The wicked shall be turned back to Sheol, Even all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, Nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever. Arise, O Jehovah; Let not man prevail: Let the nations be judged in your sight. Put them in fear, O Jehovah: Let the nations know themselves to be but men. [Selah]
Psalm 13 : 1 - How long, O Jehovah? will you forget me for ever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O Jehovah my God: Lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; Lest my enemy say, I have prevailed against him; Lest my adversaries rejoice when I am moved. But I have trusted in your lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to Jehovah, Because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Psalm 25 : 1 - To you, O Jehovah, do I lift up my soul. O my God, in you have I trusted, Let me not be put to shame; Let not my enemies triumph over me. Yes, none that wait for you shall be put to shame: They shall be put to shame that deal treacherously without cause.
Psalm 49 : 1 - Hear this, all you peoples; Give ear, all you inhabitants of the world, Both low and high, Rich and poor together. My mouth shall speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp. Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, When iniquity at my heels compasses me about? They that trust in their wealth, And boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him; (For the redemption of their life is costly, And it fails for ever;) That he should still live alway, That he should not see corruption. For he shall see it. Wise men die; The fool and the brutish alike perish, And leave their wealth to others. Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, And their dwelling-places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names. But man being in honor abides not: He is like the beasts that perish. This their way is their folly: Yet after them men approve their sayings. [Selah]
Psalm 146 : 1 - Praise you Jehovah. Praise Jehovah, O my soul. While I live will I praise Jehovah: I will sing praises to my God while I have any being. Put not your trust in princes, Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth; In that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in Jehovah his God: Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that in them is; Who keeps truth for ever; Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. Jehovah looses the prisoners; Jehovah opens the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raises up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loves the righteous;
Proverbs 14 : 30 - A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But envy is the rottenness of the bones. He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker; But he that has mercy on the needy honors him. The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing; But the righteous has a refuge in his death. Wisdom rests in the heart of him that has understanding; But that which is in the inward part of fools is made known.
Joshua 2 : 8 - And before they were laid down, she came up to them upon the roof; and she said to the men, I know that Jehovah has given you the land, and that the fear of you is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you. For we have heard how Jehovah dried up the water of the Red Sea before you, when you came out of Egypt; and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites, that were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and to Og, whom you utterly destroyed. And as soon as we had heard it, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more spirit in any man, because of you: for Jehovah your God, he is God in heaven above, and on earth beneath. Now therefore, I pray you, swear to me by Jehovah, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father’s house, and give me a true token; and that you will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and will deliver our lives from death.
Joshua 6 : 17 - And the city shall be devoted, even it and all that is therein, to Jehovah: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. But as for you, only keep yourselves from the devoted thing, lest when you have devoted it, you take of the devoted thing; so would you make the camp of Israel accursed, and trouble it. But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are holy to Jehovah: they shall come into the treasury of Jehovah. So the people shouted, and the priests blew the trumpets; and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, both young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword. And Joshua said to the two men that had spied out the land, Go into the harlot’s house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she has, as you swore to her. And the young men the spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; all her kindred also they brought out; and they set them without the camp of Israel. And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein; only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of Jehovah. But Rahab the harlot, and her father’s household, and all that she had, did Joshua save alive; and she dwelt in the midst of Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers, whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. And Joshua charged them with an oath at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before Jehovah, that rises up and builds this city Jericho: with the loss of his first-born shall he lay the foundation thereof, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it. So Jehovah was with Joshua; and his fame was in all the land.
Joshua 11 : 1 - .( Narrative continued from 'Fight for Right) - And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor heard thereof, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph, and to the kings that were on the north, in the hill-country, and in the Arabah south of Chinneroth, and in the lowland, and in the heights of Dor on the west, to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the hill-country, and the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpah.And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that is upon the sea-shore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many. And all these kings met together; and they came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel. And Jehovah said to Joshua, Be not afraid because of them; for to-morrow at this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: you shall hock their horses, and burn their chariots with fire. So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and fell upon them. And Jehovah delivered them into the hand of Israel, and they smote them, and chased them to great Sidon, and to Misrephoth-maim, and to the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they left them none remaining ( 8 ). And Joshua did to them as Jehovah bade him: he hocked their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire. And Joshua turned back at that time, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms. And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them; there was none left that breathed: and he burnt Hazor with fire.And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua take, and he smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed them; as Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded. But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn. And all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel took for a prey to themselves; but every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any that breathed.( 14 - Narrative continued at 'Obedience Wins')
Isaiah 2 : 17 - And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; and Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols shall utterly pass away. And men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake mightily the earth. In that day men shall cast away their idols of silver, and their idols of gold, which have been made for them to worship, to the moles and to the bats; to go into the caverns of the rocks, and into the clefts of the ragged rocks, from before the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake mightily the earth. Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Isaiah 7 . 9 - If you will not believe, surely you shall not be established.
Isaiah 10 : 20 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and they that are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again lean upon him that smote them, but shall lean upon Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. A remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. For though your people, Israel, be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them shall return: a destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness. For a full end, and that determined, will the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, make in the midst of all the earth. Therefore thus says the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, O my people that dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian, though he smite you with the rod, and lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Egypt. For yet a very little while, and the indignation against you shall be accomplished, and my anger shall be directed to his destruction. And Jehovah of hosts will stir up against him a scourge, as in the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and his rod will be over the sea, and he will lift it up after the manner of Egypt. And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall depart from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed by reason of fatness. He is come to Aiath, he is passed through Migron; at Michmash he lays up his baggage; they are gone over the pass; they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah trembles; Gibeah of Saul is fled. Cry aloud with your voice, O daughter of Gallim! hearken, O Laishah! O you poor Anathoth! Madmenah is a fugitive; the inhabitants of Gebim flee for safety. This very day shall he halt at Nob: he shakes his hand at the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem. Behold, the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, will lop the boughs with terror: and the high of stature shall be hewn down, and the lofty shall be brought low. And he will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
Isaiah 30 ; 12 - Wherefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rely thereon; therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking come suddenly in an instant.And he shall break it as a potter’s vessel is broken, breaking it in pieces without sparing; so that there shall not be found among the pieces thereof a sherd wherewith to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water out of the cistern.For thus said the Lord Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. And you would not: but you said, No, for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall you flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift. One thousand shall flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five shall you flee: till you be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on a hill. And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for Jehovah is a God of justice; blessed are all they that wait for him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; you shall weep no more; he will surely be gracious to you at the voice of tyour cry; when he shall hear, he will answer you.
Isaiah 31 : 1 - Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but they look not to the Holy One of Israel, neither seek Jehovah! Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evil-doers, and against the help of them that work iniquity. Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit: and when Jehovah shall stretch out his hand, both he that helps shall stumble, and he that is helped shall fall, and they all shall be consumed together.
Isaiah 36 : 1 - Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah, and took them. And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller’s field. Then came forth to him Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder. And Rabshakeh said to them, Say you now to Hezekiah, Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein you trust? I say, your counsel and strength for the war are but vain words: now on whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me? Behold, you trust upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust on him. But if you say to me, We trust in Jehovah our God: is not that he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, You shall worship before this altar? Now therefore, I pray you, give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you be able on your part to set riders upon them. How then can you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master’s servants, and put your trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? And am I now come up without Jehovah against this land to destroy it? Jehovah said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it ( 10 ).
Isaiah 47 : 1 - Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called tender and delicate. Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover your locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet you as a man. As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel. Sit you silent, and get you into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called, The lady of kingdoms. I was wroth with my people, I have polluted my inheritance, and given them into your hand: you did shew them no mercy; upon the ancient have you very heavily laid your yoke. And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, you that are given to pleasures, that dwell carelessly, that say in your heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon you in their perfection for the multitude of your sorceries, and for the great abundance of your enchantments. For you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, None sees me. Your wisdom and yoiur knowledge, it has perverted you; and you have said in your heart, I am, and none else beside me. Therefore shall evil come upon you; you shall not know from whence it rises: and mischief shall fall upon you; you shall not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon you suddenly, which you shall not know.
Jeremiah 39 : 15 - Now the word of Jehovah came to Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the guard, saying, Go, and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus says Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished before you in that day. But I will deliver you in that day, says Jehovah; and you shall not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid. For I will surely save you, and you shall not fall by the sword, but your life shall be for a prey to you; because you have put your trust in me, says Jehovah ( 18 ).
Jeremiah 48 : 1 - Of Moab. Thus says Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Woe to Nebo! for it is laid waste; Kiriathaim is put to shame, it is taken; Misgab is put to shame and broken down. The praise of Moab is no more; in Heshbon they have devised evil against her: Come, and let us cut her off from being a nation. You also, O Madmen, shall be brought to silence: the sword shall pursue you. The sound of a cry from Horonaim, desolation and great destruction! Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard. For by the ascent of Luhith with continual weeping shall they go up; for at the descent of Horonaim they have heard the distress of the cry of destruction. Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness. For, because you have trusted in your works and in your treasures, you also shall be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity, his priests and his princes together ( 8 ). And the destroyer shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape; the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed; as Jehovah has spoken. Give wings to Moab, that she may fly and get her away: and her cities shall become a desolation, without any to dwell therein.Cursed be he that does the work of Jehovah negligently; and cursed be he that keeps back his sword from blood. Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither has he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remains in him, and his scent is not changed. Therefore, behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will send to him them that pour off, and they shall pour him off; and they shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles in pieces.And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Beth-el their confidence. How say you, We are mighty men, and valiant men for the war? Moab is laid waste, and they are gone up into his cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, says the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts. The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hastes fast. All you that are round about him, bemoan him, and all you that know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod! O you daughter that dwells in Dibon, come down from your glory, and sit in thirst; for the destroyer of Moab is come up against you, he has destroyed your strongholds. O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and watch: ask him that flees, and her that escapes; say, What has been done? Moab is put to shame; for it is broken down: wail and cry; tell you it by the Arnon, that Moab is laid waste. And judgment is come upon the plain country, upon Holon, and upon Jahzah, and upon Mephaath, and upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Beth-diblathaim, and upon Kiriathaim, and upon Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon, and upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near. ( 25 ) The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, says Jehovah. Make you him drunk; for he magnified himself against Jehovah: and Moab shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision. For was not Israel a derision to you? was he found among thieves? for as often as you speak of him, you wag the head. O you inhabitants of Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock; and be like the dove that makes her nest over the mouth of the abyss. We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; his loftiness, and his pride, and his arrogancy, and the haughtiness of his heart. I know his wrath, says Jehovah, that it is nought; his boastings have wrought nothing. Therefore will I wail for Moab; yes, I will cry out for all Moab: for the men of Kir-heres shall they mourn. With more than the weeping of Jazer will I weep for you, O vine of Sibmah: your branches passed over the sea, they reached even to the sea of Jazer: upon your summer fruits and upon your vintage the destroyer is fallen. And gladness and joy is taken away from the fruitful field and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to cease from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; the shouting shall be no shouting. From the cry of Heshbon even to Elealeh, even to Jahaz have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even to Horonaim, to Eglath-shelishiyah: for the waters of Nimrim also shall become desolate. Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, says Jehovah, him that offers in the high place, and him that burns incense to his gods. Therefore my heart sounds for Moab like pipes, and my heart sounds like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: therefore the abundance that he has gotten is perished. For every head is bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands are cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth. On all the housetops of Moab and in the streets thereof there is lamentation every where; for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein none delights, says Jehovah. How is it broken down! how do they wail! how has Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab become a derision and a terror to all that are round about him. ( 40 ) For thus says Jehovah: Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread out his wings against Moab. Kerioth is taken, and the strongholds are seized, and the heart of the mighty men of Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he has magnified himself against Jehovah. Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon you, O inhabitant of Moab, says Jehovah. He that flees from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that gets up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon him, even upon Moab, the year of their visitation, says Jehovah. They that fled stand without strength under the shadow of Heshbon; for a fire is gone forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and has devoured the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones. Woe to you, O Moab! the people of Chemosh is undone; for your sons are taken away captive, and your daughters into captivity.( 47 End ) Yet will I bring back the captivity of Moab in the latter days, says Jehovah. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.
Habakkuk 2 . 4 - the righteous shall live by his faith.
Trust, Faith, Belief
Mark 4 : 35 ( Matt 8 : 18, Luke 8 : 22 ) - And on that day, when even was come, he said to them, Let us go over to the other side. And leaving the multitude, they take him with them, even as he was, in the boat. And other boats were with him. And there arise a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the boat, insomuch that the boat was now filling. And he himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion: and they awake him, and say to him, Teacher, care you not that we perish? And he awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said to them, Why are you fearful? have you not yet faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Mark 6 : 4 ( Matthew 13 : 53 ) - And he went out from thence; and he comes into his own country; and his disciples follow him. And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, Whence has this man these things? and, What is the wisdom that is given to this man, and what mean such mighty works wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended in him. And Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages teaching.
Mark 8 : 14 - And they forgot to take bread; and they had not in the boat with them more than one loaf. And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod. And they reasoned one with another, saying, We have no bread. And Jesus perceiving it said to them, Why reason you, because you have no bread? do you not yet perceive, neither understand? have you your heart hardened? Having eyes, see you not? and having ears, hear you not? and do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces took you up? They say to him, Twelve. And when the seven among the four thousand, how many basketfuls of broken pieces took you up? And they say to him, Seven. And he said to them, Do you not yet understand?
Luke 7 : 50 - And he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace - Trust (Fqith)
Luke 17 : 5 - And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you would say to this sycamine tree, Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea; and it would obey you.
John 3: 14 - as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up; that whosoever believes may in him have eternal life
Acts 28 : 23 - And when they had appointed him a day, they came to him to his lodging in great number; to whom he expounded the matter, testifying the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning till evening. And some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spoke the Holy Spirit through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers, saying, Go you unto this people, and say, By hearing you shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; And seeing you shall see, and shall in no wise perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, And their ears are dull of hearing, And their eyes they have closed; Lest, haply they should perceive with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And should turn again, And I should heal them. Be it known therefore to you, that this salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles: they will also hear. And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, having much disputing among themselves.
Romans 10 : 4 - For Christ is the end of the law to righteousness to every one that believes. For Moses writes that the man that does the righteousness which is of the law shall live thereby. But the righteousness which is of faith says thus, Say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down:) or, Who shall descend into the abyss? (That is, to bring Christ up from the dead.) But what says it? The word is nigh you, in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach: because if you shall confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and shall believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved:
2 Corinthians 8 : 16 - But thanks be to God, who puts the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus. For he accepted indeed our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth to you of his own accord. And we have sent together with him the brother whose praise in the gospel is spread through all the churches; and not only so, but who was also appointed by the churches to travel with us in the matter of this grace, which is ministered by us to the glory of the Lord, and to show our readiness: Avoiding this, that any man should blame us in the matter of this bounty which is ministered by us: for we take thought for things honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. and we have sent with them our brother, whom we have many times proved earnest in many things, but now much more earnest, by reason of the great confidence which he has in you. Whether any inquire about Titus, he is my partner and my fellow-worker to you-ward, or our brethren, they are the messengers of the churches, they are the glory of Christ. Show you therefore to them in the face of the churches the proof of your love, and of our glorying on your behalf.
Ephesians 6 : 16 - withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.
1 Peter 1 : 5 .... who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been put to grief in manifold trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold that perishes though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ: whom not having seen you love; on whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory: receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
42 : 37 - And Reuben spoke to his father,
saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to you: deliver him into
my hand, and I will bring him to you again. And he said, My son shall
not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left: if
harm befall him by the way in which you go, then will you bring down my
gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.
Justification by Faith (New Testament)
Acts 13 : 38 - Be it known to you therefore, brethren, that through this man is proclaimed to you remission of sins: and by him every one that believes is justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Romans 3 : 24 - Now we know that what things soever the law says, it speaks to them that are under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be brought under the judgment of God: because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified in his sight; for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.But now apart from the law a righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all them that believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God; for the showing, I say, of his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that has faith in Jesus.
Galatians 2 : 13 - And the rest of the Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that even Barnabas was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, If you, being a Jew, live as do the Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, how compel you the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? We being Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law:
Galatians 3 : 9 .... no man is justified by the law before God, is evident: for, The righteous shall live by faith; and the law is not of faith; but, He that does them shall live in them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us
Betrayal of Trust (New Testament)
Mark 14 : 10 ( Luke 22 : 1 ) - Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death; for they feared the people. And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went away, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver him to them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he consented, and sought opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of the multitude.
Luke 23 : 54 - And they seized him, and led him away, and brought him into the high priest’s house. But Peter followed afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and had sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them. And a certain maid seeing him as he sat in the light of the fire, and looking stedfastly upon him, said, This man also was with him. But he denied, saying, Woman, I know him not. And after a little while another saw him, and said, You also are one of them. But Peter said, Man, I am not. And after the space of about one hour another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this man also was with him; for he is a Galilaean. But Peter said, Man, I know not what you say. And immediately, while he yet spoke, the cock crew. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how that he said to him, Before the cock crow this day you shall deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
John 6 : 70 - Jesus answered them, Did not I choose you the twelve, and one of you is a devil? Now he spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
John 13 : 18 - I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled: He that eats my bread lifted up his heel against me. From henceforth I tell you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, you may believe that I am he. Verily, verily, I say to you, he that receives whomever I send receives me; and he that receives me receives him that sent me. When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in the spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say to you, that one of you shall betray me. The disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spoke. There was at the table reclining in Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, and said to him, Tell us who it is of whom he speaks. He leaning back, as he was, on Jesus' breast said to him, Lord, who is it? Jesus therefore answered, He it is, for whom I shall dip the sop, and give it him. So when he had dipped the sop, he took and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. And after the sop, then entered Satan into him. Jesus therefore said to him, What you do, do quickly. Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spoke this to him. For some thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus said to him, Buy what things we have need of for the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. He then having received the sop went out straightway: and it was night.
John 18 : 16 - but Peter was standing at the door without. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. The maid therefore that kept the door said to Peter, Are you also one of this man’s disciples? He said, I am not. Now the servants and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of coals; for it was cold; and they were warming themselves: and Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his teaching. Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the world; I ever taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and in secret spoke I nothing. Why ask you me? Ask them that have heard me, what I spoke to them: behold, these know the things which I said. And when he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, Answer you the high priest so? Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smite you me? Annas therefore sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him, Are you also one of his disciples? He denied, and said, I am not. One of the servants of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, Did not I see you in the garden with him? Peter therefore denied again: and straightway the cock crew.
Acts 1 : 13 - And in these days Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren, and said (and there was a multitude of persons gathered together, about a hundred and twenty), Brethren, it was needful that the Scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was numbered among us, and received his portion in this ministry. (Now this man obtained a field with the reward of his iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it became known to all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch that in their language that field was called Akeldama, that is, The field of blood.) For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be made desolate, And let no man dwell therein: and, His office let another take. Of the men therefore that have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and went out among us, beginning from the baptism of John, to the day that he was received up from us, of these must one become a witness with us of his resurrection. And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show of these two the one whom you have chosen, to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas fell away, that he might go to his own place. And they gave lots for them; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Betrayal of Trust (Old Testament)
Judges 15 : 1 - But it came to pass after a while, in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a kid; and he said, I will go in to my wife into the chamber. But her father would not suffer him to go in. And her father said, I verily thought that you hadutterly hated her; therefore I gave her to your companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray you, instead of her. And Samson said to them, This time shall I be blameless in regard of the Philistines, when I do them a mischief. And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between every two tails. And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing grain of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks and the standing grain, and also the oliveyards. Then the Philistines said, Who has done this? And they said, Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he has taken his wife, and given her to his companion. And the Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire. And Samson said to them, If you do after this manner, surely I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease. And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelt in the cleft of the rock of Etam.( 9 ) Then the Philistines went up, and encamped in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi. And the men of Judah said, Why are you come up against us? And they said, To bind Samson are we come up, to do to him as he has done to us. Then three thousand men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam, and said to Samson, Know you not that the Philistines are rulers over us? what then is this that you have done to us? And he said to them, As they did to me, so have I done to them. And they said to him, We are come down to bind you, that we may deliver you into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson said to them, Swear to me, that you will not fall upon me. And they spoke to him, saying, No; but we will bind you fast, and deliver you into their hand: but surely we will not kill you. And they bound him with two new ropes, and brought him up from the rock.
Psalm 78 : 17 - Yet went they on still to sin against him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert. And they tempted God in their heart By asking food according to their desire. Yes, they spoke against God; They said, Can God prepare a table in the wilderness? Behold, he smote the rock, so that waters gushed out, And streams overflowed; Can he give bread also? Will he provide flesh for his people? Therefore Jehovah heard, and was wroth; And a fire was kindled against Jacob, And anger also went up against Israel; Because they believed not in God, And trusted not in his salvation. Yet he commanded the skies above, And opened the doors of heaven; And he rained down manna upon them to eat, And gave them food from heaven. Man did eat the bread of the mighty: He sent them food to the full. He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens; And by his power he guided the south wind. He rained flesh also upon them as the dust, And winged birds as the sand of the seas: And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, Round about their habitations. So they did eat, and were well filled; And he gave them their own desire. They were not estranged from that which they desired, Their food was yet in their mouths, When the anger of God went up against them, And slew of the fattest of them, And smote down the young men of Israel.
Zechariah 11 : 12 - And I took my staff Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples. And it was broken in that day; and thus the poor of the flock that gave heed to me knew that it was the word of Jehovah. And I said to them, If you think good, give me my hire; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my hire thirty pieces of silver. And Jehovah said to me, Cast it to the potter, the goodly price that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter, in the house of Jehovah.Then I cut asunder my other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. And Jehovah said to me, Take to you yet again the instruments of a foolish shepherd. For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit those that are cut off, neither will seek those that are scattered, nor heal that which is broken, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat sheep, and will tear their hoofs in pieces. Woe to the worthless shepherd that leaves the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
.... Your relationships on earth and your help from your Maker Father in heaven depend on trust.
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