It is not good that you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

It is not good that you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

The LORD begins today in Nehemiah 5 (the title is verse 9) a chapter we know deals with rebuilding Jerusalem, after the seventy years of desolation. We know what occurred is her wall was torn down, and the Chaldeans “burned the house of the LORD, and the king’s house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire”

This destruction is written of in Jeremiah 52, where we are also told of king Zedekiah’s sons all being killed before his eye, his eyes then put out, and he was cast into prison until his death. We know Zedekiah means the righteousness (correct understanding and thereby just rule) of Jehovah.

What destroyed Jerusalem (The LORD’s foundational teaching that results in peace) was Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, by the hand of Nebuzaradan his captain. We know these names mean the lies of the false prophets that caused mass confusion (ignorance reigned) that ruled over the world, and the destruction was judgment resulting from this void of reality (continuing lies creating mass delusion and fear – and the removal of brass, brazen courage in defense of truth).

The king and his sons, the defenders of the faith, were, sons killed, king blinded and imprisoned, by the Chaldeans. As we’ve seen, these men are magicians and astrologers from the east, who use their knowledge of (how the stars move) how to move the ignorant masses, to manipulate and control them into doing their will.

This is how we’ve arrived here, at this moment, the false prophets in church and state have worked their misleading over many years, claiming things are coming, which never come. They used this power (of lies) in ever-increasing magnitude, their hype causing fear, removing brass, and by it moved the masses at their will. They used their lies, their power, combined with false accusations to kill off our princes, just leaders who would stand to protect and defend us against them and their blinding misleading control. They are those they’ve blinded and imprisoned, just, righteous leadership, holding it in the darkness under their vilification and blasphemous demonizations.

The title verse above comes as God’s people are rebuilding from the same (patterns of) destruction, at the hand of men with identically evil spirits. I am God’s author and finisher, the captain of His rebuilding, sent to not only rebuild the city but also heaven and earth, wherein dwells righteousness. In the passage, in Nehemiah 5, there is one main point Nehemiah is making (the LORD in him – his name meaning Jehovah’s comforter – who leads us into all truth). It has nothing to do with rebuilding the city or the houses, but rather, rebuilding their wall of economic independence as individuals and a nation.

Based on the destruction at hand and the time it will take to fully recover, as individuals and nation, I am calling on all branches of government, through existing processes of law, to suspend (outlaw) interest paid or accrued on all (public and private) debt for the next seven years. All current principle would be paid during this time, but no interest on all public or private debt. (I don’t care what you think about it, it is the LORD saying it. Amen!)

Nehemiah 5
1 And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews.
2 For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.
3 Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.
4 There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king’s tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.
5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards.
6 And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.
7 Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, You exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.
8 And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will you even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.
9 Also I said, It is not good that you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?
10 I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.
11 Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their olive-yards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that you exact of them.
12 Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as you say. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise.
13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, that perform not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise.
14 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.
15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.
16 Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.
17 Moreover there were at my table an hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, beside those that came unto us from among the heathen that are about us.
18 Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.
19 Think upon me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.

The inclination of the of those in Congress will be to create many loopholes to protect those whose wealth or income comes from interest. Others will look to use this as the premise upon which they raise taxes (which should also be drastically lowered). These are the devils, the misleaders, in the details, who will seek to increase the burdens on people instead of decreasing them.

1 Kings 11
43 And Solomon slept with his fathers [wisdom died], and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam [the broad way that leads the nation into destruction] his son reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 12
1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem [the burden upon the people]: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam [the people will contend – against the burden] the son of Nebat [the people will see this aspect], who was yet in Egypt [the people in bondage, oppressed by the burden], heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;)
3 That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spoke unto Rehoboam, saying,
4 Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve you.
5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.
6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon [the wise] his father while he yet lived, and said, How do you advise that I may answer this people?
7 And they spoke unto him, saying, If you will be a servant unto this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.
8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:
9 And he said unto them, What counsel give you that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which your father did put upon us lighter?
10 And the young men that were grown up [who were taught misleading and ignorance] with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shall you speak unto this people that spoke unto you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter unto us; thus shall you say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins.
11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father has chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day [this day].
13 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men’s counsel that they gave him;
14 And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
16 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to your own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.
17 But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

The above is the breach in the house of David and describes when, how, it was created. As we know, the LORD told Jeroboam he would sever the ten tribes and he would rule them if he ruled in righteousness and followed His commandments. We know he didn’t, and instead set up calves in God’s place and made priests, devils (see 2 Chronicles 11:15), meaning misleaders, to keep the people from going to Jerusalem, where the LORD said he would meet with them.

1 Kings 12
18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
21 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
22 But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
23 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying,
24 Thus says the LORD, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.
25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel.
26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their LORD, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.
28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
31 And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.
32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.

From (two years before the earthquake {underlying cause of the greatest ever agitation of the masses, shaking the whole world as never before} the post of 19 January 2018 (followed by Psalms 71):

To pigeonhole – to categorize by mischaracterization and rejecting all actual complexities which contradict it. The attack/reporting method of the establishment, the fake news media, political parties, and religion, is to pigeonhole those they define as their enemies. They are the modern-day wizards and sorcerers, using words to alter and control people’s perceptions and actions; arousing in them the familiar spirits of their worst and more primitive nature: hate, jealousy, rage, and such.

In the prior posts, we discussed proper names being used to tell of the character and characteristics, seen in the people and events being described, coinciding with the definition of the translated names. Today’s discussion begins with a look at some of the names used in Amos 7, Amos (‘amas) itself speaking of one upon whom a burden/load is placed. This idea is seen as Amos describes himself in the later verses of the chapter, as he tells of the LORD taking him and sending him to speak His word to His people. “14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdsmen, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit: 15 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel. 16 Now therefore hear you the word of the LORD: You say, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not your word against the house of Isaac.”

The dynamic at work is, Amaziah the priest of Bethel (a devil, misleader), is going to king Jeroboam telling him Amos is speaking against him, and saying the land is not able to bear his (Amos’) words. The Hebrew word, translate “bear” in verse 9, is kuwl, literally meaning to keep in or measure, and in context meaning to comprehend. Kuwl is the word rendered as “comprehend” in Isaiah 40:12 as it describes the knowledge and understanding of the LORD, comprehending even the dust of the earth.

Isaiah 40
10 Behold, the LORD God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
13 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor has taught him?
14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?

Just prior to this, in Amos 7, Amos is shown the plumb-line, which is used to measure uprightness; from ‘anak, a word only used here, and actually meaning to be narrow. It is telling of what the LORD speaks of in Matthew 7, the narrow way found by those who seek, and find, as is demonstrated here, now as always, as we knock and the LORD opens. It is His Holy Spirit showing us the complexities, which the natural man will never finds, because he doesn’t have the unction, the Divine curiosity which compels us forward into/through these pearls of His kingdom.

The word unction is only used one time in the word of God, in 1 John 2:20, where it speaks of it as what prompts us into knowing all things. It is from the Greek word charism, meaning the endowment of the Holy Spirit, who we know is sent to lead us into all truth. This is the truth we are also told set us free, from those we are told are (katecho) holding us down (katapateo – trampling under their feet) in the rut of their corrupted ideas. It is the true anointing of the Holy Spirit. (Those studying along here know all of what has just been said are allusion to the word of God, and most if not all are direct references to specific points discussed in prior posts.)

1 John 2
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that says, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keeps his word, in him truly is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you have heard from the beginning.
8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines.
9 He that says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now.
10 He that loves his brother abides in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
11 But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not whither he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes.
12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.
13 I write unto you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because you have known the Father.
14 I have written unto you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides for ever.
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
20 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things.
21 I have not written unto you because you know not the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22 Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son.
23 Whosoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: he that acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
24 Let that therefore abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning. If that which you have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, you also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
25 And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.
26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
27 But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him.
28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does righteousness is born of him.

Amos 7 tells of the true burden not being in the word Amos speaks in the name of the LORD, but rather, is the burden of ignorance wrought by the religious leaders and the kings, the corrupted institutions of church and state, which they infest. They are the mowing and the locust the LORD shows Amos as the chapter begins, that cut down and devour the people under them, and when their institutions are measured by the plumb-line they are found to be crooked. These things are seen as the fire consumes their corrupted ideas, the means and source of the ignorance they teach and preach, and their true nature and character become apparent.

Amos 7
1 Thus has the LORD God shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings.
2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O LORD God, forgive, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
3 The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, says the LORD.
4 Thus has the LORD God shewed unto me: and, behold, the LORD God called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.
5 Then said I, O LORD God, cease, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
6 The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, says the LORD God.
7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the LORD stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.
8 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what see you? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the LORD, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:
9 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.
10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear [kuwl – comprehend] all his words.
11 For thus Amos says, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O you seer, go, flee you away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.
14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdsman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit:
15 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
16 Now therefore hear you the word of the LORD: You say, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not your word against the house of Isaac.
17 Therefore thus says the LORD; Your wife shall be an harlot in the city, and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be divided by line; and you shall die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land [as it is this day].

Here is some of the background, which is found in 1 Kings 11 & 12. God’s people have just separated into two kingdoms, after Solomon’s death, and Rehoboam is set to become king – until Jeroboam, returns from Egypt, where he had fled from Solomon. Earlier in Amos 2:13 we read of the LORD saying He is as a cart that has been fully loaded, which speaks of Rehoboam rejecting the advice of those who advised Solomon and deciding to increase the burden upon the people, which they had asked him to lighten. Because of this the ten tribes, which are then called Israel, separate themselves and make Jeroboam their king – thinking the burden would be lighter under him.

Reading 1 Kings 11 & 12 we are able to better understand the specific phrasing used in Amos. We read and understand that Jeroboam becomes worried the people will return to Jerusalem to worship in the temple, now part of what is called Judah, ruled by Rehoboam. He therefore makes calves and puts them in Bethel and Dan, and tells Israel they can worship there, instead of going to Jerusalem. We are told he made priests of the lowest of the people, and ordained a feast – to offer sacrifices to the calves.

Amaziah, the priest in Bethel, who is speaking against Amos, is one of the lowest, now a priests raised up by Jeroboam. What we see in Amos speaking of his own origin, being taken by the LORD and put into office, and his saying this to Amaziah is referring to his having actual authority (from God). It is Amos pointing out that if the king has power to raise Amaziah up, using nothing more than his own authority, then surely God, the higher authority, has power to raise Amos up to act in His name.

The breach we read of, God’s people separated into two kingdoms, is what is spoken of in Amos 9:11, when it says, “In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:” The verse before this tells of the people who are saying the evil will not overtake them, as the verses following this one tell of the plowman overtaking the reaper, and the treader of grapes the sower of seeds. This takes us to the name Amaziah, meaning the strength of Yah, from the word ‘amats, which is used in both Amos 2:14 and 1 Kings 12:18, the only time in each book. In 1 Kings it tells of when Rehoboam “made speed” as he fled from Israel after they revolted when he told them of his plan to increase their burden. In Amos 2 it tells of the strong who will not be able to “strengthen,” as it speaks of those who have pressed the people and the LORD under the full cart. It is speaking of Amaziah as the strong who will not be able to strengthen or deliver any who are thinking they will escape the coming consequences.

Amos 8
1 Thus has the LORD God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.
2 And he said, Amos, what see you? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
3 And the songs of the temple shall be howling in that day, says the LORD God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.
4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat? [These preachers, teachers and false prophets are asking when will this interruption end, so they can get back to their same old corrupted ways.]
7 The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwells therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, says the LORD God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
11 Behold, the days come, says the LORD God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Your god, O Dan, lives; and, The manner of Beersheba lives; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

Amos 9 [Speaking to these houses of separation – see 1 John 2:19 above.]
1 I saw the LORD standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that flees of them shall not flee away, and he that escapes of them shall not be delivered.
2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:
3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:
4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.
5 And the LORD God of hosts is he that touches the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
6 It is he that builds his stories in the heaven, and has founded his troop in the earth; he that calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name.
7 Are you not as children of the Ethiopians [covered in darkness – your ignorance] unto me, O children of Israel? says the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt [from your captivity]? and the Philistines from Caphtor [as strangers to my crown], and the Syrians from Kir [from those who exalted themselves, in who you put your trust]?
8 Behold, the eyes of the LORD God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, says the LORD.
9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, says the LORD that does this.
13 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that sows seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, says the LORD your God.

Psalms 71
1 In you, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in your righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline your ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be you my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: you have given commandment to save me; for you are my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For you are my hope, O LORD God: you are my trust from my youth.
6 By you have I been held up from the womb: you are he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of you.
7 I am as a wonder unto many; but you are my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with your praise and with your honor all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.
10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11 Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise you more and more.
15 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
16 I will go in the strength of the LORD God: I will make mention of your righteousness, even of your only.
17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared your wondrous works.
18 Now also when I am old and grey-headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed your strength unto this generation, and your power to everyone that is to come.
19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great things: O God, who is like unto you!
20 You, which have shewed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22 I will also praise you with the psaltery, even your truth, O my God: unto you will I sing with the harp, O you Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto you; and my soul, which you have redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall talk of your righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

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