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shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants; when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up or left. And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted: which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink-offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection. See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. I will make mine arrows drunk with blood (and my sword shall devour flesh), and that with the blood of the slain, and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy. Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people; for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.— Deut. xxxii. 1-4, 7-9, 20-43.
3, 4. Ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the rock, his work is perfect for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth, and without iniquity; just and right is He.
7-9. Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee; when the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. For the Lord's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. -(In thee (Jacob), and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Gen. xxviii. 14).
20. And He said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be. 29. O that they were wise, that they
Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy.
For all nations shall come and worship before thee. xv. 3, 4. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matt. xxv. 34. Abraham was the heir of the world through faith. Rom. iv. 13. And I saw a new heaven, and a new earth. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven.-And had twelve gates—and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. xxi. 1, 2, 12.
The day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; who will render to every man according to his deeds-to the Jew
understood this, that they would consider their latter end! 36. For the Lord shall judge his people.
20. For they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
their lees that say in their neither will He do evil. Zeph. 21. They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities.
first. As many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law-in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my Gospel. Rom. ii. 5-16.
And I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
They rebelled, and vexed his Holy Spirit: therefore He was turned to be their enemy, and He fought against them. Isa. lxiii. 10. I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; a people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face. lxv. 2, 3.
And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on heart, The Lord will not do good, i. 12.
22. For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell,
Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years
that I would bring thee against them? Ezek. xxxviii. 17.—Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen; let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Joel iii. 11, And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Rev. xvi. 16.
A fiery stream issued and came forth before him. Dan. vii. 10. For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots, like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire-will the Lord plead with all flesh. Their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched. Isa. Ixvi. 15, 16, 24.-The day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God: who will render-unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth-indignanation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile. Rom. ii. 5-9. But the fearful, and unbelieving, &c., shall have their part in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Rev. xxi. 8; xiv. 10, 11; xviii. 8, 9; xix. 3, 20; xx. 13, 14.
And shall consume the earth with her increase,
I will utterly consume all things from off the land. I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked.-All the earth shall be devoured
with the fire of my jealousy. Zeph. i. 2, 3; iii. 8. The earth
Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might
flow down at thy presence, as when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence! When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for-the mountains flowed down at thy presence. Isa. lxiv. 1-3. Every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Rev. vi. 14. 23. I will heap mischief upon Behold it is written before me: them; I will spend mine arrows I will not keep silence, but will upon them. recompense, even recompense into their bosom, your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the Lord. Isa. lxv. 6, 7. I will punish the men that are settled on their lees.- That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, &c. Zeph. i. 12, 15.
And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
24, 25. They shall be burned with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction; I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling, with the man of gray hairs.
When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning. Isa. iv. 4. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish-gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills. Zeph. i. 10. Behold the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken, &c. Zech. xiv. 1, 2. And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Rev. xvi. 16.
26, 27. I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the Lord hath not done all this.
-Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people. Joel ii. 17, 18. And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and
gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword. According to their uncleanness, and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them. Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon. the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name. Ezek. xxxix. 23-25. The Lord Jesus Christ shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom-the Jew first, and also the Gentilefor there is no respect of persons with God. 2 Tim. iv. 1; Rom. ii. 9, 11.
29, 30. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them and the Lord had shut them up?
31. Their rock is not as our Rock, our enemies themselves (being) judges.
32, 33, 34. For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps. Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
35. To me belongeth vengeance and recompense.
For the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
Thy people also shall be all righteous; they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation. Isa. lx. 21, 22.
36. For the Lord shall judge
The kings of the earth, and the mighty men-shall say-Hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. Rev. vi. 15, 16.
It is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Rom. xii. 19. We know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. Heb. x. 30. It is the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion. Isa. xxxiv. 8. Behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; He will come, and save you. xxxv. 4. Their foot shall slide in due time:
The tares are the children of the wicked one. The enemy that sowed them is the devil. Matt. xiii. 38, 39. Gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth. Rev. xiv. 18, 19.
The great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Rev. vi. 17.
I the Lord will hasten it in his time. Isa. lx. 22. The time is come for thee to reap.-Gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. xiv. 15, 18. -Behold I come as a thief. xvi. 15. I looked, and there was none to
his people (v. 20), and repent him for his servants, where He seeth that power is gone, and that there is none shut up or left.
37-39. And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, which did eat the flesh of their sacrifices, and drink the wine of their burnt offerings? let them arise and help you. See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god with me.
found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. lxv. 8.-I will refine them as silver is refined, and try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them. Zech. xiii. 9.
help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold; therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me. Isa. lxiii. 5. Thus saith the Lord, As the new wine is
39. See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no God with me: I kill, and I make alive.
In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which he made for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats: to go into the clefts of the rockfor fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty. Isa. ii. 20, 21. He will famish all the gods of the earth, and men shall worplace, even all the isles of the
ship him, every one from his
-The Lord shall punish the kings of the earth. The Lord shall reign in Mount Zion. He will swallow up death in victory. Awake and sing ye that dwell in the dust. Behold, the Lord cometh out of his place, to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. Isa. xxiv. 21, 23; xxv. 8; xxvi. 19, 21. All that burden themselves with it (Jerusalem) shall be cut in pieces. The Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. And it shall come to pass in that day that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem. Zech. xii. 3; xiv. 5, 8. The time of the dead that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward-to the saints-and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. Rev. xi. 18. The remnant were slain. And I saw thrones, and they sat on them. And the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, &c. xix. 21; xx. 4. I wound, and I heal. Hath He smitten him, as He smote those that smote him? is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him? By this shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this all the fruit to take his sin. Isa. xxvii. 7, 9. They rebelled and vexed his Holy Spirit: therefore was He turned to be their enemy and fought against them. Then He remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people. Isa. lxiii. 10, 11. (I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they shall seek me early. Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and he will bind us up. Hos. v. 15; vi. 1.)