Wednesday, August 20, 2014

65 And it came to pass that Enoch saw the day of the coming of the Son of Man, in the last days, to dwell on the earth in righteousness for the space of a thousand years;

 66 But before that day he saw great tribulations among the wicked; and he also saw the sea, that it was troubled, and men’s hearts failing them, looking forth with fear for the judgments of the Almighty God, which should come upon the wicked. (Moses 7)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

19 For by a hail shall forests be felled,
cities utterly leveled.
(Isaiah 32)
2 yet will I distress Ariel:
there shall be mourning and sorrow
when she becomes as my altar hearth.
3 I will encamp against you round about,
and beleaguer you with assault posts,
and erect siege installations against you.
4 And when you have been laid low,
you will speak from the ground,
your words uttering out of the dust:
your voice from the ground
shall be like that of a medium;
your sayings shall whisper out of the dust.
5 Suddenly, in an instant,
your crowds of evildoers shall become as fine dust,
your violent mobs like flying chaff.
6 She shall be chastened by Jehovah of Hosts
with thunderous quakings,
resounding booms, tempestuous blasts
and conflagrations of devouring flame.
(Isaiah 29)
17 I will make justice the measure,
righteousness the weight;
a hail shall sweep away your false refuge
and waters flood the hiding place.
18 Your covenant with Death shall prove void,
your understanding with Sheol have no effect:
when the flooding scourge sweeps through,
you shall be overrun by it.
19 As often as it sweeps through,
you shall be seized by it:
morning after morning it shall sweep through,
by day and by night it shall seize you;
it shall cause terror merely to hear word of it.
20 Then shall come to pass the proverb:
The couch is too short to stretch out on,
the covering too narrow to wrap oneself in.
(Isaiah 28)
4 Hark! A tumult on the mountains,
as of a vast multitude.
Hark! An uproar among kingdoms,
as of nations assembling:
Jehovah of Hosts is marshaling an army for war.
5 They come from a distant land beyond the horizon—
Jehovah and the instruments of his wrath—
to cause destruction throughout the earth.
6 Lament, for the Day of Jehovah is near;
it shall come as a violent blow from the Almighty.
7 Then shall every hand grow weak
and the hearts of all men melt.
8 They shall be terrified, in throes of agony,
seized with trembling like a woman in labor.
Men will look at one another aghast,
their faces set aflame.
9 The Day of Jehovah shall come
as a cruel outburst of anger and wrath
to make the earth a desolation,
that sinners may be annihilated from it.
10 The stars and constellations of the heavens
will not shine.
When the sun rises, it shall be obscured;
nor will the moon give its light.
11 I have decreed calamity for the world,
punishment for the wicked;
I will put an end to the arrogance of insolent men
and humble the pride of tyrants.
12 I will make mankind scarcer than fine gold,
men more rare than gold of Ophir.
13 I will cause disturbance in the heavens
when the earth is jolted out of place
by the anger of Jehovah of Hosts
in the day of his blazing wrath.
14 Then, like a deer that is chased,
or a flock of sheep that no one rounds up,
each will return to his own people
and everyone flee to his homeland.
15 Whoever is found shall be thrust through;
all who are caught shall fall by the sword.
16 Their infants shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes,
their homes plundered, their wives ravished.
17 See, I stir up against them the Medes,
who do nor value silver, nor covet gold.
18 Their bows shall tear apart the young.
They will show no mercy to the newborn;
their eye will not look with compassion on children.
19 And Babylon, the most splendid of kingdoms,
the glory and pride of Chaldeans, shall be thrown down
as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 Never shall it be reinhabited;
it shall not be resettled through all generations.
Nomads will not pitch their tents there,
nor will shepherds rest their flocks in it.
21 But wild animals will infest it,
and its buildings overflow with weasels;
birds of prey will find lodging there
and demonic creatures prance about in it.
22 Jackals will cry out from its palaces,
howling creatures from its amusement halls.
Her time draws near;
Babylon’s days shall not be prolonged.
(Isaiah 13)
5 Hail the Assyrian, the rod of my anger!
He is a staff—my wrath in their hand.
6 I will commission him against a godless nation,
appoint him over the people
deserving of my vengeance,
to pillage for plunder, to spoliate for spoil,
to tread underfoot like mud in the streets.
7 Nevertheless, it shall not seem so to him;
this shall not be what he has in mind.
His purpose shall be to annihilate
and to exterminate nations not a few.
(Isaiah 10)
18 Wickedness shall be set ablaze like a fire,
and briars and thorns shall it consume;
it shall ignite the jungle forests,
and they shall billow upward
in mushrooming clouds of smoke.
19 At the wrath of Jehovah of Hosts
the earth is scorched,
and people are but fuel for the fire.
Men will have no compassion for one another.
20 They will snatch on the right, yet remain hungry;
they will devour on the left, but not be satisfied:
men will eat the flesh of their own offspring.
21 Manasseh will turn against Ephraim
and Ephraim against Manasseh,
and both will combine against Judah.
Yet for all this his anger is not abated;
his hand is upraised still.
(Isaiah 9)