Took/B’reishith/Genesis 2:15, 5:24. Taken/Jeremiah 3:14.
Matt 24: 40, 41. Luke 17: 34, 35, 36.
9 - 11. In
the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses.
"Return, faithless people," declares El Elohe Israel, "for I am
your Husband. I will take you—one from a town and two from a clan—and
bring you to Zion. Then I will give you shepherds after My own Heart, who
lead you with knowledge and understanding. In those days, when your
numbers have increased greatly in the land," declares El Elohe Israel, "men will no
longer say, 'The Ark of the Covenant of El Elohe Israel.' It will never enter their
minds or be remembered; it will not be missed, nor will another one be
made. At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of El Elohe Israel, and all
nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of El Elohe Israel. No longer
will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts. In those days the
House of Judah will join the House of Israel, and together they will come
from a northern land to the land I gave your forefathers as an
Yechezk'El (Ezekiel) 37:15-19 "And the Word of YHWH
came to me saying,
'And you, son of man, take one stick to yourself and write on it, For
Judah, and for his companions, the sons of Israel. And take another stick
and write on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of
Israel, his companions. And draw them one to one for yourself, into one
stick. And they shall become one in your hand. And when the sons of your
people shall speak to you, saying, 'Will you not declare to us what these
mean to you?' Say to them, 'So says YHWH : Behold, I will take the stick
of Joseph which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his
companions. And I will put them with him, with the stick of Judah, and I
will make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand.'
Yechezk'El (Ezekiel) 37:20-28 And the sticks shall be in your hand, the
ones on which you write before their eyes. And say to them, 'So says
YHWH : Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations,
there where they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and will
bring them into their own land. And I will make them one nation in the
land, on the mountains of Israel, and one King shall be for a king to all
of them. And they shall not be two nations still. And they will not be
split into two kingdoms any more. And they will not still be defiled with
their idols, even with their filthy idols, nor with all of their
transgressions. But I will save them out of all their dwelling places
where they have sinned in them, and I will cleanse them. So they shall be
for a people to Me and I will be their G-d. And My Servant, David, shall
be King over them. And there shall be one Shepherd to all of them. And
they shall walk in My judgments and keep My statutes, and do them. And
they shall dwell on the land that I have given to my servant, to Jacob,
there where your fathers dwelt in it. And they shall dwell on it, they and
their sons, and the sons of their sons, forever. And My Servant David
shall be a ruler to them forever. And I will cut a covenant of peace with
them, an everlasting covenant it shall be with them, And I will place them
and multiply them, and I will put My sanctuary in their midst forever.
And My tabernacle shall be with them, and I will be their G-d, and they
shall be My people. And when My sanctuary shall be in their midst
forever, the nations shall know that I, YHWH , sanctify Israel.'"
Yechezk'El (Ezekiel) 39:23-24 And the nations will know that the people of
Israel went into exile for their sin, because they were unfaithful to Me.
So I hid My Face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they
all fell by the sword. I dealt with them according to their uncleanness
and their offenses, and I hid My Face from them.
25-29 "Therefore this is what the Sovereign YHWH says: I will now bring
Jacob back from captivity and will have compassion upon the whole House
of Israel, and I will be zealous for My Holy Name. They will forget their
shame and all the unfaithfulness they showed toward Me when they lived in
safety in their land with no one to make them afraid. When I have brought
them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of
their enemies, I will show Myself holy through them in the sight of many
nations. Then they will know that I am YHWH their G-d, for though I sent
them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land,
not leaving any behind. I will no longer hide My Face from them, for I
will pour out My Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign
Yechezk'El (Ezekiel) 36 "Son of man, prophesy to the mountains
Israel and say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of YHWH . 2 This
is what the Sovereign YHWH says: The enemy said of you, "Aha! The
ancient heights have become our possession." ' 3 Therefore prophesy and
say, 'This is what the Sovereign YHWH says: Because they ravaged and
hounded you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest
of the nations and the object of people's malicious talk and slander, 4
therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign YHWH :
This is what the Sovereign YHWH says to the mountains and hills, to the
ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and the deserted towns that
have been plundered and ridiculed by the rest of the nations around you-
5 this is what the Sovereign YHWH says: In my burning zeal I have
spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with
glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own
possession so that they might plunder its pastureland.' 6 Therefore
prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and
hills, to the ravines and valleys: 'This is what the Sovereign YHWH
says: I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of
the nations. 7 Therefore this is what the Sovereign YHWH says: I swear
with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn.
8 " 'But you, O mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for
my people Israel, for they will soon come home. 9 I am concerned for you
and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown, 10 and I
will multiply the number of people upon you, even the whole house of
Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. 11 I will
increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be
fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past
and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am
YHWH . 12 I will cause people, my people Israel, to walk upon you. They
will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again
deprive them of their children.
13 " 'This is what the Sovereign YHWH says: Because people say to you,
"You [Mountains of Israel] devour men and deprive your nation of its
children," 14 therefore you will no longer devour men or make your nation
childless, declares the Sovereign YHWH . 15 No longer will I make you
hear the taunts of the nations, and no longer will you suffer the scorn
of the peoples or cause your nation to fall, declares the Sovereign
YHWH .' "
16 Again the word of YHWH came to me: 17 "Son of man, when the people
of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct
and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman's monthly uncleanness
in my sight. 18 So I poured out my wrath on them because they had shed
blood in the land and because they had defiled it with their idols. 19 I
dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered through the
countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions. 20
And wherever they went among the nations they profaned My Holy Name, for
it was said of them, 'These are YHWH 's people, and yet they had to
leave His land.' 21 I had concern for My Holy Name, which the House of
Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone.
22 "Therefore say to the House of Israel, 'This is what the Sovereign
YHWH says: It is not for your sake, O House of Israel, that I am going
to do these things, but for the sake of My Holy Name, which you have
profaned among the nations where you have gone. 23 I will show the
holiness of My Great Name, which has been profaned among the nations, the
Name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am
YHWH , declares the Sovereign YHWH , when I show myself Holy through
you before their eyes.
24 " 'For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all
the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle
clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all
your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart
and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone
and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put My Spirit in you and
move you to follow My Decrees and be careful to keep My Laws. 28 You will
live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be My People, and I
will be your G-d. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will
call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon
you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the
field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations
because of famine. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked
deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable
practices. 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake,
declares the Sovereign YHWH . Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct,
O House of Israel!
33 " 'This is what the Sovereign YHWH says: On the day I cleanse you
from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be
rebuilt. 34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying
desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. 35 They will say, "This
land that was laid waste has become like the Garden of Eden; the cities
that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and
inhabited." 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I
YHWH have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was
desolate. I YHWH have spoken, and I will do it.'
37 "This is what the Sovereign YHWH says: Once again I will yield to
the plea of the House of Israel and do this for them: I will make their
people as numerous as sheep, 38 as numerous as the flocks for offerings
at Jerusalem during her appointed Feasts. So will the ruined cities be
filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am YHWH ."
B'reisheet (Genesis) 17:1-8 "And when Abram was ninety years
nine, YHWH appeared to Abram, and said unto him …' I will make my
covenant between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly … As for
Me, behold, My Covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many
nations … And I will establish My Covenant between Me and thee and thy
seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting Covenant, to be a
G-d unto 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 YHWH."
B’reisheet (Genesis) 28:14 “Your descendants will be like the dust
the earth, and you will spread out to the West and to the East, to the
North and to the South. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you
and your offspring.”
D’varim (Deuteronomy) 4:27,29-31 “And YHWH shall scatter you among the
peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the gentiles where
YHWH drives you.”
29 “But from there you shall seek YHWH your G-d, and shall
you search for Him with all your heart and with all your being.
30 In all your distress, when all these words shall come upon
the latter days, then you shall return to YHWH your G-d and shall obey
31 For YHWH your G-d is a compassionate G-d, He does not
nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to
D'varim (Deuteronomy) 30:1-5 "When all these blessings and curses I have
set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever YHWH
your G-d disperses you among the nations, and when you and your children
return to YHWH your YHWH and obey him with all your heart and with all
your soul according to everything I command you today, then YHWH your
G-d will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you
again from all the nations where He scattered you. Even if you have
banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there YHWH
your G-d will gather you and bring you back. He will bring you to the
land that belonged to your fathers, and you will take possession of it. He
will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers."
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 10:20-22 "In that day the remnant of
the survivors of the house of Jacob,
will no longer rely on him
who struck them down
but will truly rely on YHWH
the Holy One of Israel.
21 A remnant will return, a remnant of Jacob
will return to the Mighty YHWH.
22 Though your people, O Israel, be like the sand by the sea,
only a remnant will return.
A Destruction has been decreed, that will
integrity (Jerusalem Bible) (alt. righteousness) (a decisive end,
overflowing with righteousness – ...... also see Rom. 9:27,28.
Yesha'Yahu (Isaiah) 11:10-16 "And in that day there shall be a root of
Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the
Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 11 And it shall come to
pass in that day, that YHWH shall set His Hand again the second time to
recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and
from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from
Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And He
shall set up an ensign
(signal) for the nations, and shall assemble the
outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the
four corners of the earth. Then Ephraim's jealousy will come to an end,
and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off, Ephraim shall not envy
Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim ... 16 There will be a highway
for the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria, as there was for
Israel when they came up from Egypt.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 14:1 “YHWH will have mercy on Jacob, and will again choose
Israel and set them in their own land, and Foreigners [who are proselytes] will
join them and will cleave to the house of Jacob (Israel). And the peoples [of
take them and bring them to their own country of Judea and aid in restoring
them; and the house of Israel will possess them in the land of YHWH
as male and female servants” Amp Bible.
Yesha'Yahu (Isaiah) 25:6-8 "Then the great YHWH will make
Tribes on this Hill, a feast rich with marrow and well-prepared dainties,
and grape juice well thickened by age; And remove on this Hill the Veil
veiling the Tribesmen, and the covering that covers it from all the
Heathen; and YHWH Ever-Living destroy death for ever; and wipe tears
from each face; and turn from the earth the reproach of His people; So
the Living Life says!" (Ferrar Fenton translation).
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 27:2 “That day, sing of the splendid vineyard! I,
YHWH , am its Guardian, from time to time I water it; so that no harm
befall it, I guard it night and day.”
(New Jerusalem Bible)
6 “In days to come, Jacob will
take root, Israel will bud and
blossom and the surface of the world be one vast harvest.”
12 “When that day comes, YHWH will
start his threshing from the
course of the River to the Torrent of Egypt, and you will be gathered
one by one, O children of Israel!”
13 “When that day comes, the great ram’s-horn will be sounded,
lost in Assyria will come, and those banished to Egypt, and they will
worship YHWH on the holy mountain, in Jerusalem.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 37:31,32 “The surviving remnant of the House of
Judah shall bring forth new roots below and fruits above. For out of
Jerusalem will come a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors.
The zeal of YHWH Almighty will accomplish this.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 43:1-21 ”But now, this is what YHWH says - He
created you, O Jacob, He Who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I
redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine. 2
pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass
the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the
fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am YHWH , your YHWH, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; ....
Since you are precious and honored in My sight, and because I love
I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your
life. 5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will
children from the East and gather you from the West. 6 I will
the North, 'Give them up!' and to the South, 'Do not hold them back.'
Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth - 7
everyone who is called by My Name, whom I created for My Glory, whom
formed and made." ....
9 All the nations gather
together and the peoples assemble. Which of
them foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring
in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear
say, "It is true." 10 "You are my witnesses," declares
servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and
understand that I Am He. Before Me no YHWH was formed, nor will there
one after Me. 11 I, even I, am YHWH and apart from Me
there is no
18 "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19
See, I am
doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am
making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. 20
animals honor Me, ... the jackals and the owls, because I provide water
in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to My people,
21 the people I formed for Myself that they may proclaim My Praise.”
(Refer overall context as also in Yechezk'el (Ezek.) 20)
Yesha'Yahu (Isaiah) 44:1-5 "Yet now hear, O Ya'akov (Jacob) My
and Yisrael, whom I have chosen: This says YHWH that made you, and
formed you from the womb, 'Who will help you? Fear not, O Ya'akov, My
servant and you Yeshurun (meaning: 'straight and upright one'), whom I
have chosen. 3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty,
floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon your seed
(descendants), and My Blessings upon your offspring.' 4 And
spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water streams. 5 One
shall say, 'I belong to YHWH ; and another shall call himself by the Name
of YHWH , another will call himself by Ya'acov's name, on his hand
another shall write YHWH 's Name and be surnamed 'Israel.'"
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 45: 17 “Yisra’el shall be saved by YHWH with an
everlasting deliverance. You are not to be ashamed nor hurt, forever and
ever. 18 'Yes, thus', says YHWH , Creator of the Heavens,
Who is G-d,
Who formed the earth and made it ... 19 I am YHWH
unrivalled. I have
not spoken in secret. .... I YHWH , speak with directness. I
Myself with clarity.”
20 “Gather yourselves and come; draw near together, you who have escaped
from the Gentiles. 21 Speak up, present your case ....
this and revealed it in the past? Am I not YHWH ? There is no other
besides Me - a G-d of integrity and a Saviour. There is none apart from
Me. 22 “Turn to Me and be saved, all you ends of the
earth! For I am
G-d, and there is none else.' 25 .... To Him shall come
who raged against Him. Victorious and glorious through YHWH shall be
all the descendants of Yisra’el.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 46: 3 "Listen to me, O house of Jacob,
all you who remain of the house of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since you were
and have carried since your birth.”
9 Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am G-d, and there is no other;
I am G-d, and there is none like me.
10 I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say: My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.
11 ....... What I have said, that will I bring about;
what I have planned, that will I do.
12 Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted,
you who are far from righteousness.
13 I am bringing My Righteousness near,
it is not far away;
and My Salvation will not be delayed.
I will grant salvation to Zion,
My splendor to Israel.”
Yesha'Yahu (Isaiah) 49:3 He said to me, "You are My servant, Israel,
whom I will display My splendor." ....
5 And now YHWH says - He who formed me in the womb to be His servant,
to bring Jacob back to Him and gather Israel to Himself, for I am
honored in the eyes of YHWH and my G-d has been my strength. 6
says: 'It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the
tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also
make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the
ends of the earth."
7 This is what YHWH says - the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel - to him
who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of
"Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down,
because of YHWH , who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has
chosen you." 8 This is what YHWH says: "In the time of My
will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will
keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore
the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, 9 to say to the
captives, 'Come out,' and to those in darkness, 'Be free!' "They will
feed beside the roads and find pasture on every barren hill. 10 They
will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat
upon them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them
beside springs of water. 11 I will turn all my mountains into
and My highways will be raised up. 12 See, they will come from afar
some from the north, some from the west, some from the region of
13 Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O
mountains! For YHWH comforts His people and will have compassion
His afflicted ones. 14 But Zion said, "YHWH has forsaken me,
has forgotten me."
15 "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on
the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget
16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of My Hands; your
ever before Me. 17 Your sons hasten back, and those who laid you waste
depart from you. 18 Lift up your eyes and look around; all your sons
gather and come to you. As surely as I live," declares YHWH , "you
wear them all as ornaments; you will put them on, like a bride.
"Though you were ruined and made desolate and your land laid waste, now
you will be too small for your people, and those who devoured you
be far away. 20 The children born during your bereavement will
in your hearing, 'This place is too small for us; give us more
21 Then you will say in your heart, 'Who bore me these? I was
and barren; I was exiled and rejected. Who brought these up?
left all alone, but these - where have they come from?' "
22 This is what the Sovereign YHWH says: "See, I will beckon to the
Gentiles, I will lift up My banner to the peoples; they will
sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. 23
Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers.
They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground;
lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am YHWH ;
who hope in me will not be disappointed."
24 Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives rescued from the
fierce [b] ? 25 But this is what YHWH says: "Yes,
captives will be
taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I
contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save.
26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be
on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know
YHWH , am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 51:9-11
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of YHWH
Awake as in the days of old, in the ancient generations.
Then the redeemed of YHWH shall return'
and come to Zion with singing, and everlasting joy on their heads;
They shall obtain joy and gladness, sorrow and sadness shall flee.
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 60:8 "Who are these (see connection to Bereshith
(Genesis 48:8) Bereshith 48:8 “And Israel saw Joseph’s
sons, and said,
“Who are these?” that fly along like doves to their nests? (doves- see connection to
Hoshea 7:11) Hoshea 7:11 "Ephraim is like a dove,
easily deceived and senseless —
now calling to Egypt, now turning to Assyria.”
Kol HaTor - 'Voice of the Dove' - a Biblical term for the Return !
Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 60:9-10 Surely the islands look to Me;
in the lead are the ships of Tarshish,
bringing your sons from afar,
with their silver and gold,
to the honor of YHWH your G-d,
the Holy One of Israel,
for He has endowed you with splendor.
10 "Foreigners will rebuild your walls,
and their kings will serve you.
Though in anger I struck you,
in favor I will show you compassion.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 60:21-22 “Then will all your people be
and they will possess the land forever.
They are the shoot I have planted,
the work of My Hands,
for the display of My Splendor.
22 The least of you will become a thousand,
the smallest a mighty nation.
I am YHWH ;
in its time I will do this swiftly."
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 61:7-9 “Instead of your shame and reproach, they
rejoice a second time in their portion. Therefore they take possession a
second time in their land, everlasting joy is theirs. For I, YHWH , love
right-ruling; I hate robbery for burnt offering. And I shall give their
reward in truth, and make an everlasting Covenant with them. And their
seed shall be known among the gentiles, and their offspring in the midst
of the peoples. All who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are
the seed YHWH has blessed.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 62:4 “No longer will they call you
or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah,
and your land Beulah;
for YHWH will take delight in you,
and your land will be married.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 63:16-17 “For You are our Father, though Avraham
does not know us, and Yisra’el does not recognize us. You, O YHWH , are
our Father, our Redeemer – Your Name is from of old. O YHWH , why do You
make us stray from Your Ways, and harden our heart from Your Fear? Turn
back, for the sake of Your servants, the Tribes of Your inheritance.”
Yesha'Yahu (Isaiah) 66:19-22 "And I will set a sign among them, and
will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul,
and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off,
that have not heard My Fame, neither have seen My Glory; and they shall
declare My Glory among the Gentiles.
20 'And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto YHWH out
of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon
mules, and upon swift beasts, to My Holy Mountain Jerusalem,' saith
YHWH , as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into
the House of YHWH .
21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith YHWH .
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain
before Me,' saith YHWH , 'so shall your seed and your name remain.'"
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 6:9 ”This is what YHWH Almighty says:
"Let them glean the remnant of Israel
as thoroughly as a vine;
pass your hand over the branches again,
like one gathering grapes."
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 16:14-21 "However, the days are coming," declares
YHWH , "when men will no longer say, 'As surely as YHWH lives, who
brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,' 15 but they will say, 'As surely
as YHWH lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the
north and out of all the countries where He had banished them.' For I will
restore them to the land I gave their forefathers.
16 "But now I will send for many fishermen," declares YHWH , "and they
will catch them. After that I will send for many hunters, and they will
hunt them down on every mountain and hill and from the crevices of the
rocks. 17 My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor
is their sin concealed from My eyes. 18 I will repay them double for
their wickedness and their sin, because they have defiled My Land with the
lifeless forms of their vile images and have filled My Inheritance with
their detestable idols."
19 O YHWH , my strength and my fortress,
my refuge in time of distress,
to you the nations will come
from the ends of the earth and say,
"Our fathers possessed nothing but false
worthless idols that did them no good."
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 23:3-6 “Therefore I shall gather the remnant of
flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and shall bring them
back to their fold. And they shall bear and increase. And I shall
up shepherds over them, and they shall feed them. And they shall fear no
more, nor be discouraged, nor shall they be lacking,” declares YHWH .”
See, the days are coming,” declares YHWH , when I shall raise for David a
Branch of Righteousness, and a Sovereign shall reign and act wisely, and
shall do right-ruling and righteousness in the earth. In His days Yehudah
shall be saved, and Israel dwell safely.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 23:7,8 "So, then the days are coming - it is YHWH
Who speaks - when people will no longer say, "As YHWH lives Who brought
the sons of Israel out of the Land of Egypt," but, "As YHWH lives, Who
led back and brought home the descendants of the House of Israel out of
the land of the North and from all the countries to which He had dispersed
them, to live on their own soil." (Jer. 16:14,15 " .... I will bring them
back to the very soil I gave their ancestors." rest of the text is
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 24:5-7 "This is what YHWH , the G-d of Israel,
says: 'Like these good figs, I regard as good the exiles from Judah, whom
I sent away from this place to the land of the Babylonians. 6 My eyes
will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this
land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and
not uproot them. 7 I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am
YHWH . They will be My People, and I will be their G-d, for they will
return to Me with all their heart.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 29:13-14 “And you shall seek Me, and shall find Me,
when you search for Me with all your heart. And I shall be found by you,’
declares YHWH , “and I shall turn back your captivity (return you from
exile), and shall gather you from all the Gentiles and from all the places
where I have driven you, declares YHWH . And I shall bring you back to
the place from which I have exiled you.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 30:3-10 "The days are coming,' declares YHWH ,
'when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivity and
restore them to the land I gave their forefathers to possess,' These are
the words YHWH spoke concerning Israel and Judah.":. ...
9 "'On that Day' - it is YHWH Sabaoth Who speaks, 'they will serve
their G-d and David their King whom I will raise up for them. So do not be
afraid My servant Jacob' - it is YHWH Who speaks - 'Israel do not be
alarmed. Look, I will rescue you from distant countries and your
descendants from the country where they are captive. Jacob will have quiet
again and live at ease with no one to trouble him. For I am with you to
save you. I will make an end of all the nations where I have scattered
you; I will not make an end of you, only discipline you in moderation so
as not to let you go unpunished.
10 “And you, do not fear, O Ya’akov My servant,’ declares YHWH , ‘nor be
discouraged, O Israel. For look, I am saving you from afar, and your seed
from the land of their captivity. And Ya’akov shall return, and have rest
and be at ease, with no one to trouble him.”'
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 30:17-24
17 “But I will restore you to health
and heal your wounds,'
declares YHWH ,
'because you are called an outcast,
Zion for whom no one cares.'
18 "This is what YHWH says:
" 'I will return back the captivity (exile)
of Jacob's tents
and have compassion on his dwellings;
the city will be rebuilt on her ruins,
and the palace will stand in its proper
19 From them will come songs of thanksgiving
and the sound of rejoicing.
I will add to their numbers,
and they will not be decreased;
I will bring them honor,
and they will not be disdained.
20 Their children will be as in days of old,
and their community will be established
I will punish all who oppress them.
21 Their leader will be one of their own;
their ruler will arise from among them.
I will bring him near and he will come
close to me,
for who is he who will devote himself
to be close to me?'
. 22 " 'So you will be My People,
and I will be your G-d.' " ......
24 The fierce anger of YHWH will not turn back
until He fully accomplishes
the purposes of His heart.
In the latter days you shall understand
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 31:1 "At that time," declares YHWH "I will be the
G-d of all the clans of Israel, and they will be my people."
2 This is what YHWH says: "The people who survive the sword (in
will find favor in the desert; I will come to give rest to Israel."
I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel.
Again you will take up your tambourines and go out to dance with the
joyful. 5 Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria;
farmers will plant them and enjoy their fruit. 6 There will be a day
when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim, 'Come, let us go up to
Zion, to YHWH our G-d.' "
7 This is what YHWH says: "Sing with joy for Ya'acov; shout for
foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard, and
say, YHWH ,
save your people, the remnant of Israel.' 8 See, I will bring
from the land of the North and gather them from the ends of the earth.
Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in
labor; a great throng will return.
9 They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I
will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will
not stumble, because I am Israel's father, and Ephraim is my firstborn
10 "Hear the word of YHWH , O nations; proclaim it in distant
coastlands: 'He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over
his flock like a shepherd.' 11 For YHWH will ransom Ya'acov
redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they. 12 They will come
and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the
bounty of YHWH - the grain, the new wine and the oil, the young of the
flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they
will sorrow no more. 13 Then maidens will dance and be glad, young
and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I
them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. 14 I will satisfy the
with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty," declares
16 ... "They will return from the land of the enemy. 17 So
hope for your future," declares YHWH . "Your children will return
their own land. ..... 20 Is not Ephraim My dear son, the
child in whom
I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him.
Therefore My Heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him,"
declares YHWH .
21 ...... Return, O Virgin Israel, return to your towns. ........
22 How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter?
YHWH will create
a new thing on earth - the Woman sets out to find her Husband again."
23 This is what YHWH Almighty, the G-d of Israel, says: "When I bring
them back from captivity, the people in the land of Judah and in its
towns will once again use these words: 'YHWH bless you, O righteous
dwelling, O sacred mountain.' 24 People will live together in Judah and
all its towns - farmers and those who move about with their flocks. 25 I
will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint." ...........
27 "The days are coming," declares YHWH , "when I will plant the House
of Israel and the House of Judah with the offspring of men and of
animals. 28 Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to
overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build
and to plant," declares YHWH . ..........
35 This is what YHWH says, He who appoints the sun to shine by
Who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, Who stirs up the sea
so that its waves roar - YHWH Almighty is his name: 36 "Only
these decrees vanish from my sight," declares YHWH , "will the
descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me." 37
what YHWH says: "Only if the heavens above can be measured and the
foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject all the
descendants of Israel because of all they have done," declares YHWH .
38 "The days are coming," declares YHWH , "when this city will be
rebuilt for me from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate. 40 ..... The
city will never again be uprooted or demolished."
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 32:37-44 “See, I am gathering them out of all
lands where I have driven them in My displeasure, and in My wrath, and in
great rage. And I shall bring them back to this place, and shall let them
dwell in safety. And they shall be My people, and I shall be their G-d.
And I shall give them one heart and one way, to fear Me all the days, for
the good of them and of their children after them. And I shall make an
everlasting covenant with them, that I do not turn back from doing good to
them. And I shall put My fear in their hearts so as not to turn aside
from Me. And I shall rejoice over them to do good to them, and shall
plant them in this land in truth, with all My heart and with all My being.
For thus said YHWH , ‘As I have brought all this great evil on this
people, so I am bringing on them all the good that I am speaking to them.
And fields shall be bought in this land of which you are saying, “It is a
wasteland, without man or beast. It has been given into the hand of the
Chaldeans.” ‘Fields shall be bought for silver, and deeds signed and
sealed, and witnesses be called, in the land of Binyamin, and in the
places around Yerushalayim, and in the cities of Yehudah, and in the
cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the low country, and in the
cities of the South. For I shall turn back their captivity (return them
from exile),’ declares YHWH .”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 33:6-9 “... I will heal My people and will let them
enjoy abundant peace and security. 7 I will bring Judah and Israel back
from captivity (return them from exile) and will rebuild them as they
were before. 8 I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed
against Me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against Me. 9
Then this city (Jerusalem) will bring Me renown, joy, praise and honor
before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it;
and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and
peace I provide for it..”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 33:10-13 "This is what YHWH says: 'You say about
this place, "It is a desolate waste, without men or animals." Yet in the
towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited
by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more 11 the sounds of
joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of
those who bring thank offerings to the house of YHWH , ... 'For I will
restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,' says YHWH . 12
This is what YHWH Almighty says: 'In this place, desolate and without
men or animals—in all its towns there will again be pastures for shepherds
to rest their flocks. 13 In the towns of the hill country, of the western
foothills and of the Negev, in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages
around Jerusalem and in the towns of Judah, flocks will again pass under
the hand of the One who counts them,' says YHWH .
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 33:14-16 “See, the days are coming,’ declares YHWH ,
‘when I shall establish the good word which I have promised to the House
of Israel and to the House of Yehudah: In those days and at that time I
cause a Branch of Righteousness to spring forth for David. And He shall do
right-ruling and righteousness in the earth. In those days Yehudah shall
be saved, and Jerusalem dwell in safety. And this is that which shall be
proclaimed to her: YHWH our Righteousness.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 33:23-26 "The word of YHWH came to Jeremiah: 24
"Have you not noticed that these people are saying, 'YHWH has rejected
the two kingdoms He chose'? So they despise My people and no longer regard
them as a nation. 25 This is what YHWH says: 'If I have not established
My Covenant with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth, 26
then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant and will
not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them."
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 46:27-28 “But as for you, do not fear, O My
Ya’akov, and do not be discouraged, O Israel! For look, I am saving you
from afar, and your descendants from the land of their captivity. And
Ya’akov shall return, and shall have rest and be at ease, with no one
disturbing. Do not fear, O Ya’akov My servant,” declares YHWH , “for I
am with you. Though I make a complete end of all the gentiles to which I
have driven you, yet I do not make a complete end of you. But I shall
reprove you in right-ruling, and by no means leave you unpunished.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 50:4-5 “In those days and at that time,” declares
YHWH , “the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah
together, weeping as they come, and seek YHWH their G-d. They shall ask
the way to Zion, their faces toward it, ‘Come and let us join ourselves to
YHWH in an everlasting covenant, never to be forgotten.
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 50:19-20 “And I shall bring back Israel to his
pasture, and he shall feed on Karmel and Bashan. And his being shall be
satisfied on Mount Ephraim and Gilead. In those days and at that time,”
declares YHWH , “the crookedness of Israel shall be searched for, but
there shall be none; and the sin of Judah, but none shall be found. For I
shall pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 51:5 “For neither Israel nor Judah is
his G-d, YHWH Sabaoth, though their land has been filled with sin
against the Holy One of Israel.”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 11:16-20 "Therefore say: 'This is what the
Sovereign YHWH says: Although I sent them far away among the nations and
scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a
Sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.' 17 "Therefore
say: 'This is what the Sovereign YHWH says: scattered I will gather you
from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have
been, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.' 18 "They will
return to it and remove all its vile images and detestable idols. 19 I
will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will
remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. 20
so that they can keep My Laws and respect My Judgments and put them into
practice. Then they will be My People and I shall be their G-d.”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 14:6-8 “So say to the House of Israel, “The
Sovereign YHWH says this: Come back, turn away from your foul idols,
turn your backs on all your loathsome practices; for if any member of the
House of Israel – or any foreigner living in Israel – deserts Me to
enshrine his foul idols in his heart and places the cause of his sinning
right before his eyes and then approaches a prophet to consult Me through
him, he will get his answer from Me, YHWH . I shall set my face against
that person; I shall make him an example and a byword; I shall rid My
People of him, and you will know that I am YHWH .
21-23 “The Sovereign YHWH says this, “Even if I send my four dreadful
scourges on Jerusalem – sword, famine, wild beasts and plague – to denude
it of human and animal, even so, there will be a remnant left, a few men
and women who come through; when they come to you and you see their
conduct and actions, you will take comfort in spite of the disaster which
I have brought on Jerusalem, in spite of all I have brought on her, They
will comfort you, when you see their conduct and actions, and so you will
know that I have not done in vain all I have done to her – declares the
Sovereign YHWH .” (New Jerusalem Bible)
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 20:34-44 “I will bring you from the nations and
gather you from the countries where you have been scattered—with a mighty
hand and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath. 35 I will bring
you into the desert of the nations and there, face to face, I will execute
judgment upon you. 36 As I judged your fathers in the desert of the land
of Egypt, so I will judge you, declares the Sovereign YHWH . 37 I will
take note of you as you pass under my rod, and I will bring you into the
bond of the Covenant. 38 I will purge you of those who revolt and rebel
against Me. Although I will bring them out of the land where they are
living, yet they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know
that I am YHWH .
39 " 'As for you, O house of Israel, this is what the Sovereign YHWH
says: Go and serve your idols, every one of you! But afterward you will
surely listen to me and no longer profane my holy name with your gifts
and idols. 40 For on my holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel,
declares the Sovereign YHWH , there in the land the entire house of
Israel will serve me, and there I will accept them. There I will require
your offerings and your choice gifts (gifts of your firstfruits), along
with all your holy sacrifices. 41 I will accept you as fragrant incense
when I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the countries
where you have been scattered, and I will show myself holy among you in
the sight of the nations. 42 Then you will know that I am YHWH , when I
bring you into the land of Israel, the land I had sworn with uplifted
hand to give to your fathers. 43 There you will remember your conduct and
all the actions by which you have defiled yourselves, and you will loathe
yourselves for all the evil you have done. 44 You will know that I am
YHWH , when I deal with you for my name's sake and not according to your
evil ways and your corrupt practices, O house of Israel, declares the
Sovereign YHWH ."
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 28:25-26 25 " 'This is what the Sovereign
says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have
been scattered, I will show Myself Holy among them in the sight of the
nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to My servant
Ja'acov. 26 They will live there in safety and will build houses and
plant vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment on all
their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am YHWH
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 34:11-30 " 'For this is what the
says: I Myself will search for My sheep and look after them. 12 As a
shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I
look after My sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they
were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. 13 I will bring them out
from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them
into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in
the ravines and in all the settlements in the land. 14 I will tend them in
a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing
land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will
feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I Myself will tend
My sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign YHWH . 16 I will
search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured
and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I
will shepherd the flock with justice.
17 " 'As for you, My flock, this is what the Sovereign YHWH says: I
will judge between one sheep and another, and between rams and goats. 18
Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also
trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for
you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet? 19
Must My flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have
muddied with your feet?
20 " 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign YHWH says to them: See, I
Myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21 Because
you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak sheep with your
horns until you have driven them away, 22 I will save My flock, and they
will no longer be plundered. I will judge between one sheep and another.
23 I will place over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will
tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd. 24 I YHWH will be
their G-d, and My servant David will be prince among them. I YHWH have
25 " 'I will make a Covenant of peace with them and rid the land of wild
beasts so that they may live in the desert and sleep in the forests in
safety. 26 I will bless them and the places surrounding My hill. I will
send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing. 27 The
trees of the field will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its
crops; the people will be secure in their land. They will know that I am
YHWH , when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the
hands of those who enslaved them. 28 They will no longer be plundered by
the nations, nor will wild animals devour them. They will live in safety,
and no one will make them afraid. 29 I will provide for them a land
renowned for its crops, and they will no longer be victims of famine in
the land or bear the scorn of the nations. 30 Then they will know that I,
YHWH their G-d, am with them and that they, the house of Israel, are My
people, declares the Sovereign YHWH ”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 35 1 “The Word of YHWH came to me: 2
man, set your face against Mount Seir; prophesy against it 3
'This is what the Sovereign YHWH says: I am against you, Mount Seir, and
I will stretch out My hand against you and make you a desolate waste. 4
I will turn your towns into ruins and you will be desolate. Then you will
know that I am YHWH .
5 " 'Because you harbored an ancient hostility and delivered the
Israelites over to the sword at the time of their calamity, the time
their punishment reached its climax, 6 therefore as surely as I
declares the Sovereign YHWH , I will give you over to bloodshed and it
will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue
you. 7 I will make Mount Seir a desolate waste and cut off from it all
who come and go. 8 I will fill your mountains with the slain; those
killed by the sword will fall on your hills and in your valleys and in
all your ravines. 9 I will make you desolate forever; your towns will
not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am YHWH .
10 " 'Because you have said, "These two nations (Northern and Southern
Kingdom) and these two lands will be ours and we will take possession of
them," even though I YHWH was there, 11 therefore as surely as I live,
declares the Sovereign YHWH , I will treat you in accordance with the
anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them and I will make
Myself known among them when I judge you. 12 Then you will know that I
YHWH have heard all the contemptible things you have said against the
mountains of Israel. You said, "They have been laid waste and have been
given over to us to devour." 13 You boasted against Me and spoke against
Me without restraint, and I heard it. 14 This is what the Sovereign
YHWH says: While the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate. 15
Because you rejoiced when the inheritance of the house of Israel became
desolate, that is how I will treat you. You will be desolate, O Mount
Seir, you and all of Edom. Then they will know that I am YHWH ."
Yechezk’El 47 : 1-12 Vision of the New Temple with living waters
from it towards the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean.
13 "This is what the Sovereign YHWH says: "These are the boundaries by
which you are to divide the land for an inheritance among the twelve
tribes of Israel, with two portions for Joseph. 14 You are to divide it
equally among them. Because I swore with uplifted hand to give it to your
forefathers. This land will become your inheritance.
15 "This is to be the boundary of the Land:
"On the North side it will run from the
Great Sea by the Hethlon
road past Lebo Hamath to Zedad, 16 Berothah and Sibraim (which lies
on the border between Damascus and Hamath), as far as Hazer
Hatticon, which is on the border of Hauran. 17 The boundary will
extend from the sea to Hazar Enan, along the northern border of
Damascus, with the border of Hamath to the North. This will be the
18 "On the East side the boundary will run between Hauran and Damascus,
along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel, to the Eastern
sea and as far as Tamar. This will be the East boundary.
19 "On the South side it will run from Tamar as far as the waters of
Meribah Kadesh, then along the Wadi of Egypt to the Great Sea. This will
be the South boundary.
20 "On the West side, the Great Sea will be the boundary to a point
opposite Lebo Hamath. This will be the West boundary.
21 "You are to distribute this land among yourselves according to the
Tribes of Israel. 22 You are to allot it as an inheritance for
yourselves and for the aliens who have settled among you and who have
children. You are to consider them as native-born Israelites; along with
you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the Tribes of Israel.
23 In whatever Tribe the alien settles, there you are to give him his
inheritance," declares the Sovereign YHWH .”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 48 Verses 1 - 28 deal with the
the Land (between the borders determined in ch. 47) amongst the 12
29 "This is the Land you are to allot as an inheritance to the tribes of
Israel, and these will be their portions," declares the Sovereign YHWH .
30 "These will be the exits of the city: Beginning on the North side,
which is 4,500 cubits long, 31 the gates of the city will be named after
the Tribes of Israel. The three gates on the North side will be the gate
of Reuben, the gate of Judah and the gate of Levi.
32 On the East side, which is 4,500 cubits long, will be three
the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin and the gate of Dan.
33 On the South side, which measures 4,500 cubits, will be three
the gate of Simeon, the gate of Issachar and the gate of Zebulun.
34 On the West side, which is 4,500 cubits long, will be three
the gate of Gad, the gate of Asher and the gate of Naphtali.
35 "The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits.
"And the name of the city from that time on will
YHWH is There ."
Dani’El (Daniel) 12 1 "At that time Michael, the great prince who
protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as
has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that
time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be
delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth
some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and
those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 4
But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the
time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge."
5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on
this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank. 6 One of them said to
the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long
will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?" 7 The man
clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right
hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who
lives forever, saying, "It will be for a time, times and half a time. When
the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things
will be completed."
8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My Lord, what will the
outcome of all this be?"
9 He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up
sealed until the time of the end ..... 13 As for you, go your way
the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to
receive your allotted inheritance."
Amos 5:1 " Listen to this Oracle spoken against you, O House of
this lament I take up concerning you: "The Virgin of Israel fell,
will never get up" .... 4 For YHWH says this to the House of
'Seek Me, and you shall live'.
Rabbi Eliezer explains the words "It will never get up?" as follows: "A
possible explanation is that the House of Israel will not "get up" as an
independent entity, but it will get up as an entity totally incumbent to
the kingdom of Judah."
Amos 9:8 - "Now My eyes are turned on the sinful Kingdom ('the sons
Israel, verse 7) to wipe it off the face of the earth. Yet I am not going
to destroy the House of Ya'acov completely", it is YHWH Who speaks. 9
"For now I will issue orders and shake the House of Israel amongst all the
nations, as you shake a sieve, so that not one pebble can fall on the
ground. 10 All the sinners of My People are going to perish by the
sword, all those who say 'No misfortune will ever touch us, nor even come
anywhere near us.' 11 That Day I will re-erect the Fallen Succah
(Tabernacle) of David, make good the gaps in it, restore it's ruins and
rebuild it as it was in the days of old, 12 so that they can conquer
remnant of Edom and all the nations bearing My Name. It is YHWH Who
speaks, and He will carry this out .... 14 I mean to restore the fortunes
of My People Israel. They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in
them, plant vineyards and drink their wine, dig gardens and eat their
produce. 15 I will plant them in their own country, never to be
up again out of the Land I have given them', says YHWH your G-d."
Tzefan’Yah 2:1-11 “Gather together, gather together, O
2 before the appointed time arrives
and that day sweeps on like chaff,
before the fierce anger of YHWH comes
before the day of YHWH ’s wrath comes upon
3 Seek YHWH , all you humble of the land,
you who do what he commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you will be sheltered
on the day of YHWH 's anger.
4 Gaza will be abandoned
and Ashkelon left in ruins.
At midday Ashdod will be emptied
and Ekron uprooted.
5 Woe to you who live by the sea,
O Kerethite (Philistine tribe) people;
the word of YHWH is against you,
O Canaan, land of the Philistines.
"I will destroy you,
and none will be left."
6 The land by the sea, where the Kerethites dwell,
will be a place for shepherds and sheep
7 “And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah;
there they will find pasture.
In the evening they will lie down
in the houses of Ashkelon.
YHWH their G-d will care for them;
he will bring back their captives (the
8 "I have heard the insults of Moab
and the taunts of the Ammonites,
who insulted my people
and made threats against their land.
9 Therefore, as surely as I live,"
declares YHWH Almighty, the G-d of
"surely Moab will become like Sodom,
the Ammonites like Gomorrah—
a place of weeds and salt pits,
a wasteland forever.
The remnant of my people will plunder them;
the survivors of my nation will inherit
10 This is what they will get in return for their pride,
for insulting and mocking the people of
11 YHWH will be awesome to them
when he destroys all the YHWHs of the land.
The nations on every shore will worship
every one in its own land.”
Tzefan”Yah (Zephaniah) 3:12 - 20 ”In your midst, I will leave a lowly and
humble People. And those who are left in Israel, will seek refuge in the
Name of YHWH . 13 The remnant of Israel will do no wrong; they will
speak no lies, nor will deceit be found in their mouths. They will
and lie down and no one will make them afraid."
14 "Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with
all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. YHWH has taken away your
judgments, He has cast out your enemy: YHWH , the King of Israel,
the midst of you: you shall not see evil any more. In that day it shall be
said to Jerusalem, 'Fear not,' and to Zion, 'Let not your
slack. YHWH your G-d in in you midst, a victorious Warrior. He will
rejoice over you with joy; He will renew you by His Love; He will
with shouts of Joy for you.' 18 I will gather those of yours who
over the appointed feasts and bear the burden of reproach (because they
can not keep them).
19 When that time comes, I will deal with all those who oppress you.
will save her who is lame, gather her who was driven away and make them
whose shame spread over the earth the object of praise and renown 20
that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for
I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I
turn back your captivity before your eyes,' says YHWH ." (David Stern
Zechar’Yah (Zechariah) 2:7-12 "Come, O Zion! Escape, you who live in
Daughter of Babylon!" 8 For this is what YHWH Almighty says: "After he
has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered
you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye. 9 I will
surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them.
Then you will know that YHWH Almighty has sent me.
10 "Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will
live among you," declares YHWH . 11 "Many nations will be joined with
YHWH in that day and will become My people. I will live among you and
you will know that YHWH Almighty has sent me to you. 12 YHWH will
inherit Judah as his portion in the Holy Land and will again choose
Zechar’Yah (Zechariah) 8:2-14 "YHWH Tzva'ot (of Hosts) says this, 'I am
extremely jealous for Zion, with great fury for her sake. 3
Tzva'ot says this, 'I am coming back to Zion and shall live in Jerusalem
6 “Thus said YHWH Tzva'ot, ‘If this (His Return) seems a Miracle
the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be a
Miracle in My eyes?’ .... 7 Thus said YHWH Tzva'ot, ‘See, I am
My people from the countries of the East and from the countries of the
West. And I shall bring them back, and they shall dwell in the midst of
Jerusalem. And they shall be My people, and I shall be their G-d, in
truth and in righteousness.” ..... (Jerusalem Bible, David Stern).
11 “But from now on, I will not treat the remnant of this People as I did
before, ' says YHWH Tzva'ot. 13 'Now they will sow in Peace,
will give its fruit, the ground will produce its yield, the sky will give
its yield - and I will cause the remnant of this People to possess all
these things. 14 House of Judah and House of Israel, just as you
formerly a curse amongst the nations, now I will save you, and you shall
be a blessing. Do not fear, but take courage."
Zechar'Yah (Zechariah) 8:23 "Thus says YHWH of Hosts: 'In those
it shall come to pass, that ten men (referring to Ten Tribes?) shall take
hold, out of all the languages of the nations, they shall take hold of the
skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, 'We will go with you, for we have
heard that G-d is with you.'"
Zechar’Yah (Zechariah) 9:13-17 “For I have bent Judah as My bow, and
made Ephraim its arrow, and I shall stir up your sons, O Zion, against
your sons, O Greece, and I shall make you like the sword of a mighty man.”
.... 16 “And YHWH their G-d shall save them in that day, as the
of His people, for the y will be like gems in a crown sparkling over His
Land. 17 What wealth is theirs, what beauty?'"
Zechar'Yah (Zechariah) 10:6-12 "And I will strengthen the
Judah, and I will save the House of Joseph, and I will bring them back in
My Compassion for them: and they shall be as though I had not driven
them out for I am YHWH their G-d, and I will hear them.
7-10 And they of Ephraim shall be like warriors, and their heart shall
rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad;
their heart shall rejoice in YHWH . I will whistle for them, and gather
them; for I have redeemed them: they shall be as numerous as they
9. And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember Me in
far countries; and they shall live with their children, and then return. I
will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out
of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon;
until there is no more room for them.
11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the
waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the
pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the scepter of Egypt shall
depart away. And I will strengthen them in YHWH ; and they shall travelhere and there in His Name, says
Hoshea (Hosea) 2;1 (alt.1:10) "Nevertheless, the people of
number as many as the grains of sand by the sea, which cannot be counted
or measured, so that the time will come when, in stead of being told ,
"You are not My People,' it will be said to them, "You are the children
of the Living G-d". 2:2 (alt. 1:11) Then the people of Judah and the
people of Israel will be reunited, and they will appoint one leader and
will come up out of the land, for that will be a great day, the day of
Jezreel.” (the replanting of those who were scattered). (David Stern)
Hoshea (Hosea) 2:13-23 I will punish her for the days
she burned incense to the Baals;
she decked herself with rings and jewelry,
and went after her lovers,
but me she forgot,"
declares YHWH .
14 "Therefore I am now going to allure her;
I will lead her into the valley of Achor
and speak tenderly to her.
15 There I will give her back her vineyards,
and will make the Valley of Achor a door of
There she will sing as in the days of her
as in the day she came up out of Egypt.
16 "In that day," declares YHWH , "you will call me 'my husband';
you will no longer call me 'my master.'
17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips;
no longer will their names be invoked.
18 In that day I will make a Covenant for them
with the beasts of the field and the birds
of the air
and the creatures that move along the
Bow and sword and battle
I will abolish from the land,
so that all may lie down in safety.
19 I will betroth you to me forever;
I will betroth you in righteousness and
in love and compassion.
20 I will betroth you in faithfulness,
and you will acknowledge YHWH
21 "In that day I will respond,"
declares YHWH —
"I will respond to the skies,
and they will respond to the earth;
22 and the earth will respond to the grain,
the new wine and oil,
and they will respond to Jezreel. (YHWH
23 I will plant her for myself in the land;
I will show my love to the one I called
'Not my loved one.
I will say to those called 'Not my people,'
'You are my people';
and they will say, 'You are my G-d.' "
Hoshea (Hosea) 3:1-5 "YHWH said to me, "Go a second time, show
love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an
adulteress. Love her just as YHWH loves the people of Israel, though
they turn to other YHWHs and love the sacred raisin cakes (offered to these
2 So I bought her back for myself for fifteen pieces of silver and
bushels of barley. 3 Then I told her, "You are to remain in
for a long time and be mine; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate
with any man, and I will do the same for you."
4 For the sons of Israel will live many days without king or prince,
without sacrifice or sacred stones, without standing stone, ritual vest
or household YHWHs. 5 Afterwards, the Israelites will repent and seek
YHWH their G-d and David their king. They will come trembling to
YHWH and to his blessings in the last days." (D.Stern, Jerusalem
Hoshea (Hosea) 6:1-11 "Come, let us return to YHWH .
He has torn us to pieces
but He will heal us;
He has injured us
but He will bind up our wounds.
2 After two days He will revive us;
on the third day He will restore us,
that we may live in His Presence.
3 Let us acknowledge YHWH ;
let us press on to acknowledge Him.
As surely as the sun rises,
He will appear;
He will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the
4 "What can I do with you, Ephraim?
What can I do with you, Judah?
Your love is like the morning mist,
like the early dew that disappears.
5 Therefore I cut you in pieces with My prophets,
I killed you with the words of My Mouth;
My judgments flashed like lightning upon
6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
and acknowledgment of G-d rather than burnt
7 Like Adam, they have broken the Covenant—
they were unfaithful to Me there.
8 Gilead is a city of wicked men,
stained with footprints of blood.
9 As marauders lie in ambush for a man,
so do bands of priests;
they murder on the road to Shechem,
committing shameful crimes.
10 I have seen a horrible thing
in the House of Israel.
There Ephraim is given to prostitution
and Israel is defiled.
11 "Also for you, Judah, (Note: Israel AND Judah)
a harvest is appointed.
"Whenever I would restore the exile of my
Hoshea (Hosea) 11:7-12 "My people is unsure about returning to Me. It is
summoned to the Most High One, but it does not rise in unity. Ephraim, how
can I give you up, or surrender you Israel? .... My Heart recoils at the
idea, as compassion warms within Me. I will not give vent to the
fierceness of My Rage. I will nor return to destroy Ephraim. For I am G-d,
not a human being; the Holy One amongst you, so I will not come in fury.
10. They will follow YHWH [when He calls] like a roaring lion, for when
He roars, the children will hasten from the West. They will hasten like a
bird from Egypt and like a dove from Assyria; and I shall resettle them in
their homes." (Stone Chumash translation and David Stern
(Note: Ref to 'Dove' Kol HaTor = Voice of the Dove)
Hoshea (Hosea) 14
1 Return, O Israel, to YHWH your G-d.
Your sins have been your downfall!
2 Take words with you
and return to YHWH .
Say to him:
"Forgive all our sins
and receive us graciously,
that we may offer the fruit of our lips.
3 Assyria cannot save us;
we will not mount war-horses.
We will never again say 'Our g-ds'
to what our own hands have made,
for in you the fatherless find compassion."
4 "I will heal their waywardness
and love them freely,
for my anger has turned away from them.
5 I will be like the dew to Israel;
he will blossom like a lily.
Like a cedar of Lebanon
he will send down his roots;
6 his young shoots will grow.
His splendor will be like an olive tree,
his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon.
7 Men will dwell again in his shade.
He will flourish like the grain.
He will blossom like a vine,
and his fame will be like the wine from
8 O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols?
I will answer him and care for him.
I am like a green pine tree;
your fruitfulness comes from me."
9 Who is wise? He will realize these things.
Who is discerning? He will understand them.
The ways of YHWH are right;
the righteous walk in them,
but the rebellious stumble in them.”
Michah (Mica) 2:12 "I shall certainly gather all of you, O Ya'aqov
(Jacob), I shall gather the remnant of Yisra'el (Israel), bring them
together like sheep in the fold, like a flock in the midst of their
pasture, it will be noisy with the sounds of people. 13 .... their
will go out if front of them - YHWH at their head".
Michah (Mica) 4:1-7 “In the last days
the mountain of YHWH ’s Temple will be
as chief among the mountains;
it will be raised above the hills,
and nations will stream to it.
2 Many nations will come and say,
"Come, let us go up to the mountain of
to the house of the G-d of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in His paths."
The Law will go out from Zion,
the Word of YHWH from Jerusalem.
3 He will judge between many peoples
and will settle disputes for strong nations
far and wide.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against
nor will they train for war anymore.
4 Every man will sit under his own vine
and under his own fig tree,
and no one will make them afraid,
for YHWH Almighty has spoken.
5 All the nations may walk
in the name of their YHWHs;
we will walk in the Name of YHWH
our G-d for ever and ever.
6 "In that day," declares YHWH
"I will gather the lame;
I will assemble the exiles
and those I have afflicted.
7 I will make the lame a remnant,
those driven away a strong nation.
YHWH will rule over them in Mount Zion
from that day and forever.”
Michah (Mica) 5:3-15 “Therefore Israel will be abandoned
until the time when she who is in labor
and the rest of his brothers return
to join the Israelites.
4 He will stand and shepherd his flock
in the strength of YHWH ,
in the majesty of the name of YHWH his
And they will live securely, for then his
will reach to the ends of the earth. .....
7 The remnant of Jacob will be
in the midst of many nations
like dew from YHWH ,
like showers on the grass,
which do not wait for man
or linger for mankind.
8 The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations,
in the midst of many peoples,
like a lion among the beasts of the forest,
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which mauls and mangles as it goes,
and no one can rescue.
9 Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies,
and all your foes will be destroyed.
10 "In that day," declares YHWH
"I will destroy your horses from among you
and demolish your chariots.
11 I will destroy the cities of your land
and tear down all your strongholds.
12 I will destroy your witchcraft
and you will no longer cast spells.
13 I will destroy your carved images
and your sacred stones from among you;
you will no longer bow down
to the work of your hands.
14 I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles
and demolish your cities.
15 I will take vengeance in anger and wrath
upon the nations that have not obeyed me."
Yo’El (Joel) 2:11-32 YHWH thunders
at the head of His army;
His forces are beyond number,
and mighty are those who obey His Command.
The day of YHWH is great;
it is dreadful.
Who can endure it?
12 "Even now," declares YHWH ,
"return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning."
13 Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to YHWH your G-d,
for He is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and He relents from sending calamity.
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion,
declare a holy fast,
call a sacred assembly.
16 Gather the people,
consecrate the assembly;
bring together the elders,
gather the children,
those nursing at the breast.
Let the bridegroom leave his room
and the bride her chamber.
17 Let the priests, who minister before YHWH
weep between the Temple porch and the
Let them say, "Spare your people, O
Do not make Your inheritance an object of
a byword among the nations.
Why should they say among the peoples,
'Where is their G-d?' "
18 Then YHWH will be jealous for His Land
and take pity on His people.
19 YHWH will reply to them:
"I am sending you grain, new wine and oil,
enough to satisfy you fully;
never again will I make you
an object of scorn to the nations.
20 "I will drive the northern army far from you,
pushing it into a parched and barren land,
with its front columns going into the
eastern sea (Dead Sea)
and those in the rear into the western sea.
And its stench will go up;
its smell will rise."
Surely H e has done great things.
21 Be not afraid, O land;
be glad and rejoice.
Surely YHWH has done great things.......
23 Be glad, O people of Zion,
rejoice in YHWH your G-d,
for He has given you
the autumn rains in righteousness.
He sends you abundant showers,
both autumn and spring rains, as before.
24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain;
the vats will overflow with new wine and
25 " I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm
My great army that I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of YHWH your
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will My people be shamed.
27 Then you will know that I am in Israel,
that I am YHWH your G-d,
and that there is no other;
never again will My people be shamed.
28 "And afterward,
I will pour out My Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
29 Even on My servants, both men and women,
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
30 I will show wonders in the heavens
and on the earth,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
31 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful
day of YHWH .
32 And everyone who calls
on the Name of YHWH will be saved;
for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
there will be deliverance,
as YHWH has said,
among the survivors
whom YHWH calls.”
Yo’El (Joel) 4 (3 in some versions) “For then, at
when I restore the fortunes of Judah
2 I will gather all nations
and bring them down to the Valley of
Yahu'shaphat. (YHWH judges)
There I will enter into judgment against
concerning My Inheritance, My people
for they scattered My people among the
and divided up My Land.”
Yo’El (Joel) 3:16-17 ”YHWH will roar from Zion
and thunder from Jerusalem;
the earth and the sky will tremble.
But YHWH will be a Refuge for His people,
a stronghold for the people of Israel.
17 "Then you will know that I, YHWH your G-d,
dwell in Zion, My holy hill.
Jerusalem will be holy;
never again will foreigners invade her.”
Ovad'Yah (Obadiah) : 1:17-21 “But on Mount Zion there will be a holy
remnant who will escape, and the House of Ya'acov will repossess their
rightful Inheritance. (David Stern translation)
it will be holy,
and the house of Jacob
will possess its inheritance.
18 The house of Jacob will be a fire
and the house of Joseph a flame;
the house of Esau will be stubble,
and they will set it on fire and consume
There will be no survivors
from the house of Esau."
YHWH has spoken.
19 People from the Negev will occupy
the mountains of Esau,
and people from the foothills will possess
the land of the Philistines.
They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and
and Benjamin will possess Gilead.
20 This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan
will possess the land as far as Zarephath
(France and UK)
the exiles from Jerusalem who are in
will possess the towns of the Negev.
21 Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion
to govern the mountains of Esau.
And the Kingdom will be YHWH ’s.”
Mal’achi (Malachi) 3:1-6 "See, I will send My Messenger,
prepare the way before Me. Then suddenly YHWH you are seeking, will
come to His Temple; the Messenger of the Covenant, Whom you desire, will
come," says YHWH Almighty.
2 But who can endure the day of His coming? Who can stand when He
appears? For He will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap.
He will sit as a Refiner and Purifier of silver; He will purify the
Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then YHWH will have men
who will bring offerings in righteousness, 4 and the offerings of Judah
and Jerusalem will be acceptable to YHWH , as in days gone by, as in
5 "So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify
against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud
laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and
deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear Me," says YHWH Almighty.
6 "I YHWH do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not
Tehillim (Psalm) 2 “Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
and against his Anointed One.
3 "Let us break their chains," they say,
"and throw off their fetters."
4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
YHWH scoffs at them.
5 Then He rebukes them in His anger
and terrifies them in His wrath, saying,
6 "I have installed my King
on Zion, My holy hill." .......
8 Ask of me,
and I will make the nations your
the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will rule them with an iron scepter;
you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve YHWH with fear
and rejoice with trembling.
Tehillim (Psalm) 14:7 7”Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of
When YHWH turns back the exile of his
people, (alt. brings His
people Home - Hebr; returns His people\s fortunes - D. Stern)
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!”
Tehillim (Psalm) 22:27-31 “Let all the ends of the earth remember and
turn to YHWH , And all clans of the nations bow themselves before You.
For the reign belongs to YHWH , and He is ruling over the nations. All
the fat ones of the earth shall eat and bow themselves; all who go down to
the dust bow before Him, even he who did not keep alive his own life. A
seed shall serve Him. (Seed of Jacob) It is declared of YHWH to the
coming generation. They shall come and declare His righteousness to a
people yet to be born, For He shall do it!”
Tehillim (Psalm) 50:1-6 ”The Mighty One, G-d, YHWH ,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to the place
where it sets.
2 From Zion, perfect in beauty,
G-d shines forth.
3 Our G-d comes and will not be silent;
a fire devours before Him,
and around Him a tempest rages.
4 He summons the heavens above,
and the earth, that he may judge his
5 "Gather to me my consecrated ones,
who made a Covenant with Me by sacrifice."
6 And the heavens proclaim His righteousness,
for G-d Himself is judge.
Tehillim (Psalm) 53:6 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of
When G-d returns the exiles of His people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
Tehillim (Psalm) 60:6-12 “G-d has spoken from His
"In triumph I will portion out Shechem
and measure off the Valley of Succoth.
7 Gilead (part of Jordan) is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim is My Helmet,
Judah My Scepter.
8 Moab is My Washbasin,
upon Edom I toss My Sandal;
over Philistia I shout in triumph."
9 Who will bring Me to the fortified city?
Who will lead Me to Edom?
10 Is it not you, O G-d, You Who have rejected us
and no longer go out with our armies?
11 Give us aid against the enemy,
for the help of man is worthless.
12 With G-d we will gain the victory,
and He will trample down our enemies.”
(Same content in Tehillim 108:6-13)
Tehillim (Psalm) 68:21-35 ”Surely G- d will crush the heads of His
the hairy crowns of those who go on in
22 YHWH says, "I will bring them from Bashan;
I will bring them from the depths of the
23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes,
while the tongues of your dogs have their
24 Your procession has come into view, O G-d,
the procession of my G-d and King into the
25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians;
with them are the maidens playing
26 Praise G-d in the great congregation;
praise YHWH in the assembly of Israel.
27 There is the little tribe of Benjamin, leading them,
there the great throng of Judah's princes,
and there the princes of Zebulun and of
28 Summon Your power, O G-d;
show us Your strength, O G-d, as you have
29 Because of Your Temple at Jerusalem
kings will bring You gifts.
30 Rebuke the beast among the reeds,
the herd of bulls among the calves of the
Humbled, may it bring bars of silver.
Scatter the nations who delight in war.
31 Envoys will come from Egypt;
Cush will submit herself to G-d.
32 Sing to G-d, O kingdoms of the earth,
sing praise to YHWH
33 to Him Who rides the ancient skies above,
Who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Proclaim the power of G-d,
whose majesty is over Israel,
whose power is in the skies.
35 You are awesome, O G-d, in Your sanctuary;
the G-d of Israel gives power and strength
to His people.
Praise be to G-d!”
Tehillim (Psalm) 69:34-36 “Let heaven and earth praise Him,
the seas and all that move in them,
35 for G-d will save Zion
and rebuild the cities of Judah.
Then people will settle there and possess
36 the children of His servants will inherit it,
and those who love His Name will dwell
Tehillim (Psalm) 78:1-10 "O My people, hear My Teaching;
listen to the Words of My Mouth.
2 I will open My Mouth in parables,
I will utter hidden things, things from of old-
3 what we have heard and known,
what our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children;
we will tell the next generation
the praiseworthy deeds of YHWH
His Power, and the wonders He has done.
5 He decreed Statutes for Jacob
and established the Law in Israel,
which He commanded our forefathers
to teach their children,
6 so the next generation would know them,
even the children yet to be born,
and they in turn would tell their children.
7 Then they would put their trust in G-d
and would not forget His Deeds
but would keep His Commands.
8 They would not be like their forefathers—
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
whose hearts were not loyal to G-d,
whose spirits were not faithful to Him.
9 The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows,
turned back on the day of battle;
10 they did not keep YHWH's Covenant
and refused to live by His Law......
67 Then He rejected the tents of Joseph,
He did not choose the Tribe of Ephraim;
68 but He chose the Tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion, which He loved.
69 He built His Sanctuary like the heights,
like the earth that He established forever.
70 He chose David His servant
and took him from the sheep pens;
71 from tending the sheep He brought him
to be the shepherd of His people Jacob,
of Israel His Inheritance.
72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
with skillful hands he led them.”
Tehillim (Psalm) 80 "Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel,
You Who lead Joseph like a flock;
You Who sit enthroned between the cherubim,
2 before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Awaken Your Might;
come and save us.
3 Restore us, O G-d;
make Your Face shine upon us,
that we may be saved.
4 O YHWH , G-d Almighty,
how long will Your anger smolder
against the prayers of Your people?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears;
You have made them drink tears by the
6 You have made us a source of contention to our neighbors,
and our enemies mock us.
7 Restore us, O G-d Almighty;
make Your Face shine upon us,
that we may be saved.
8 You brought a vine (Israel) (See connection to Yesha’Yahu
symbolism) out of Egypt;
You drove out the nations and planted it.
9 You cleared the ground for it,
and it took root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 It sent out its boughs to the Sea,
its shoots as far as the River.
12 Why have You broken down its walls
so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
13 Boars from the forest ravage it
and the creatures of the field feed on it.
14 Return to us, O G-d Almighty!
Look down from heaven and see!
Watch over this vine, (Israel)
15 the root Your right Hand has planted,
the son You have raised up for Yourself.
16 Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire;
at Your rebuke your people perish.
17 Let Your Hand rest on the man at Your right hand,
the son of man You have raised up for
18 Then we will not turn away from You;
revive us, and we will call on Your Name.
19 Restore us, O YHWH G-d Almighty;
make Your Face shine upon us,
that we may be saved.”
Tehillim (Psalm) 85:1-4 "You showed favor to your land, O YHWH ,
return back the exiles of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people
and covered all their sins.
3 You set aside all your wrath
and turned from your fierce anger.
4 Restore us again, O G-d our Savior,
and put away Your displeasure toward us.”
Tehillim (Psalm) 102:13-22 ”You will arise and have compassion on
for it is time to show favor to her;
the appointed time has come.
14 For her stones are dear to our servants;
her very dust moves them to pity.
15 The nations will fear the Name of YHWH , all the kings of the
will revere Your Gory.
16 For YHWH will rebuild Zion
and appear in His glory.
17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute;
He will not despise their plea.
18 Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise
19 "YHWH looked down from His Sanctuary on high,
from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 to hear the groans of the prisoners
and release those condemned to death."
21 So the Name of YHWH will be declared in Zion
and His praise in Jerusalem
22 when the peoples and the kingdoms
assemble to worship YHWH .”
Tehillim (Psalm) 126 ”When YHWH brought back the captives to
we were like men who dreamed.
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
"YHWH has done great things for them."
3 YHWH has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.
4 Return us back from exile O YHWH ,
like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow in tears
will reap with songs of joy.
6 He who goes out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him.”
(Joy about the harvest of Israel in the Nations)
1 Divre ha Yamim (1 Chronicles) 5:2 "and though Judah was the
of his brothers and a ruler came from him, the rights of the firstborn
belonged to Joseph”
1 Shmuel 12:7,8 (1 Samuel 12:7,8) ".... This is what YHWH ,
of Israel, says: 'I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you
from the hand of Saul. 8 ..... I gave you the house of Israel and Judah."
No prophecy of the scripture is of any private