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1, 2. A prayer of Habukkuk He shall judge the people with the prophet upon Shigionoth. Orighteousness. — The mountains Lord, I have heard ihy speech, shall bring forth peace to the and was afraid : 0 Lord (Jeho- people, and the little hills by vah), revive thy work in the midst righteousness. - He shall come of the years, in the midst of the down like rain upon the mown years make known; in wrath re- grass ; as showers water the member mercy.
earth. In his days shall the
righteous flourish. Ps. Ixxii. 2, 3, 6, 7. Wilt thou be angry for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations ? Wilt thou not revive us again ; that thy people may rejoice in thee? Show us thy salvation. Ps. lxxxv. 5-7. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness more than the womb of the morning : thou hast the dew of thy youth. cx. 3. Look down from heaven—where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me?-Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. Isa. Ixiii. 15, 17. I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face. After two days he will revive us.His coming is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain upon the earth. Hos. v. 15; vi. 1-3. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord ; and He shall send Jesus Christ--whom the heavens must receive until the times of resti. tution of all things, &c. Acts iii. 19-21. What shall the receiv
ing of them be but life from the dead ? Rom. xi. 15. In the midst of the years make O that thou wouldest rend the kenown, in wrath remember mercy. heavens, that thou wouldest come
down-to make thy name known to thine adversaries, &c. Isa. Ixiv. 1, 2. So will I make my name known in the midst of my people Israel.–And the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. Ezek. xxxix. 7. Who shall not glorify thy name for thy judgments
are made manifest. Rev. xv. 4. In wrath remember mercy.
I kill, and I make alive; I
wound, and I heal.--Rejoice 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 to his land, and to his people. Deut. xxxii. 39, 43. His right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. The Lord God hath made known his salvation : his righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel : all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Ps. xcvii. 1-3. When thou didst terrible things we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence. For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath eye seen, O God, besides thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. Isa. Ixiv. 3, 4.-The time that thou shouldest give reward to thy seryants the prophets, and to the saints, and to them that fear thy name small and great ; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth, Rev. xi. 18. He gathered them to a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.-He treadeth the wine-press without the city.-- John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,
coming down from God, out of heaven. 3. God came from Teman (in This is the blessing, wherewith Edom) and the holy one from Moses the man of God, blessed Mount Paran. Selah. His glory the children of Israel before his covered the earth, &c.
death, And he said, The Lord
came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; He shined forth from Mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a law of fire for them. Yea, he loved the people. Deut. xxxiii. 1-3. (And Enoch alsoprophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judga ment upon all. Jude 14.) Who shall bring me into Edom? Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst not gone forth with our armies ?He it is that shall tread down our enemies. Ps. Ix. 9-12; cviii. 10-13. The indignation of the Lord is upon all nations.--For my sword shall be bathed in heaven, it shall come down upon Idumea. For the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. Isa. xxxiv. 2, 5, 6. Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold his reward is with him, and his work before him.--Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah. This that is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength, &c. Isa. lxii. 11; lxiii. 1. The wine. press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the wine-press--by the space of a thousand six hundred furlongs. Rev. xiv. 20. His glory covered the heavens, They shall see the Son of man and the earth was full of his coming in the clouds of heaven praise. 4. And his brightness with power and great glory. Matt. was as the light; he had horns xxiv. 30. On his head were out of his hand and there was many crowns.-And He hath on the hiding of his power.
his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS. Rev. xix. 12, 16. The earth was full of his Make a joyful noise unto the praise.
Lord all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise -before the Lord; for Ho com eth to judge the earth, &o. Ps.
xcviii, 4, &c. His brightness was as the At the brightness that was belight.
fore him his thick clouds passed away. Ps., xviii. 12. His eyes were, as. ar flame of fire., Rev. xix. 12.
And there was the hiding of Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, his power.
and ye perish from the way, when
his wrath is kindled but a little. Ps. ii. 12. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. Ps. xviii. 11. Except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved : but for the elect's sake those days
shall be shortened. Matt. xxiv. 22. 5. Before him went the pesti- A fiery stream issued and came lence, and burning coals went forth from before him. Dan. vii. forth at his feet.
10. I will plead against him with pestilence. I will rain upon him-fire and brimstone. Ezek.
Xxxviii, 22. 6. He stood and measured the Let God arise, let his enemies earth: He beheld and drove asun- be scattered-as smoke is driven der the nations :
away, so drive (them) away. Ps.
lxviii. 1, 2. At the listing up of thyself the nations were scattered. Isa. xxxiii. 3. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, &c., hid themselves in
the dens and in the rocks of the mountainsAnd the everlasting mountains And said to the mountains, Fall were scattered, the perpetual hills on us, &c. Rev. vi. 15, 16. And did bow
every mountain and island were moved out of their places. vi. 14,
&c. His ways are everlasting. And He said unto me, It is done.
I am Alpha and Omega, the be
ginning and the end. xxi. 6. 7. I saw the tents of Cushan in Rebuke the company of spear. affliction: and the curtains of the men-scatter thou the people that land of Midian tremble.
delight in war- Ethiopia (Heb. Cush) shall soon stretch out her
hands unto God. Ps. Ixviii. 30, 31. 8. Was the Lord displeased And the Lord shall utterly deagainst the rivers ? was thine an- stroy the tongue of the Egyptian ger against the rivers ? was thy sea : and with his mighty wind wrath against the sea, that thou shall he shake his hand over the didst ride upon thine horses, thy river, and shall smite it in the chariots of salvation.
seven streams, and make men go
over dry shod. And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt. And in that day, thou shalt sayBehold, God is my salvation. Isa. xi. 15, 16, xii. 1, 2. According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I show ful and True-His name is called the Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses. Rev. xix. 11-14. Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands
unto him marvelous things. Mic. vii. 15. Thou didst ride upon thine hors- And I saw heaven opened, and, es, (and) chariots of salvation. behold, a white horse; and He
that sat on him was called Faith
of his saints. Jude 14. Thou didst ride upon thy horses,
And I saw when the Lamb open(and) the chariots of salvation. 9. ed one of the seals—and I saw, Thy bow was made quite naked. and, behold, a white horse : and
He that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given him;
and He went forth conquering, and to conquer. Rev. vi. 1, 2. They that are with him (the Lamb) are called, and chosen, and faithful. xvii. 14. Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints to execute judgment upon all. Jude 14.- I' will heap mischiefs upon them, I will spend mine arrows upon them. Deut. xxxii. 23. He hath bent his bow, and made it ready.—He ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. Ps. vii. 12, 13. Thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things; Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies, whereby the people fall under thee. Ps. xlv
9. Thy bow was made quite In the same day the Lord made naked, according to the oaths of a covenant with Abram, saying, the tribes (“or, rather, to thy Unto thy seed have I given this tribes”), even thy word. 6. He land, from the river of Egypt unto beheld, and drove asunder the na- the great river, the river Euphrations. 12, 13. Thou didst march tes. Gen. xv. 18. And I will esthrough the land in indignation, tablish my covenant between me thou didst thresh the heathen in and thee, and thy seed after thee, anger. Thou wentest forth for in their generations for an everthe salvation of thy people, even lasting covenant, to be a God unto for salvation with thine anointed. thee, and to thy seed after thee.
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. Gen. xvii. 7, 8. And Abraham said–The Lord God of heaven_sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land. Gen. xxiv. 6, 7. Unto thee and thy seed I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father. xxvi. 3 ; xxviii. 13–15. The number of thy days I will fulfill. I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee. Ex. xxiii. 26, 27. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the few. est of all people. But because the Lord loved you, and because He would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations. Deut. vii. 7-9. Ye stand this day all of you before the Lord your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel - that thou shouldest enter into covenant with the Lord thy God, and into his oath, which the Lord thy God maketh with thee this day, that He may establish thee to-day for a people unto himself, and that He may be unto thee a God, as He hath said unto thee, and as He hath sworn unto thy fathers-to Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob, &c. Deut. xxix. 10-13. And it shall come to pass, when all those things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee, and shalt return unto the Lord thy God.-And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. And the Lord thy God will put all those curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee, &c. Deut. xxx. 1-7.-He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth. He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant He made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac, and confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant : saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance. Ps. cy. 7-11. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land.—The people 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. I the Lord will hasten it in his (its) time. Isa. Ix. 18, 21, 22.Thus saith the Lord God-Ye (the twelve tribes of Israel) shall inherit it, one as well as another : concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers, &c. Ezek. xlvii. 13,
As touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Rom. xi. 28, 29. 10. The mountains saw thee, and My cry came before him, even they trembled: the overflowing of into his ears. Then the earth the water passed by: the deep us shook and trembled; the foundatered his voice, and lifted up kis tions also of the hills moved and hands on high.
were shaken, because He was
wroth.-Then the channels of waters were seen. Ps. xviii. 6, 7, 15. We are (thine): thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name. Oh, that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, &c. Isa. Ixiii. 19; Ixiv. 1. The seas and waves roaring. Luke xxi. 25.-Every mountain and island were moved out of their
places. Rev. vi. 14. The overflowing of the water His breath, as an overflowing passed by.
stream, shall reach to the midst
of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity. Isa. xxx. 28. But now saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by