The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

The above is Solomon writing of the Shulamite speaking of seeing the LORD’s coming, hearing his voice bringing down the high place (mountains) of the earth, making them small (into hills) and shutting their mouths. Shulamite means the peaceful and perfect: speaking of the LORD’s army, His people joined in His ONE BODY, who receive Him at His coming.

Song of Solomon 2
8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart [upon the mountains and hills]: behold, he stands behind our wall, he looks forth at the windows, shows himself through the lattice.
10 My beloved spoke, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
11 For, lo, the winter is past [the time of darkness: ignorance], the rain is over [God’s word has come from heaven] and gone [halak – walked in its way];
12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds [who soar in heaven] is come, and the voice of the turtle [the dove – the sign of the end reached] is heard in our land [‘erets – in the earth];
13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs [Matthew 24:32 “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh:” and “the winter is past”], and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
14 O my dove [as Jonah, whose rising from the belly of hell is the sign of the end], that are in the clefts of the rock [the place where I have hidden and protected you], in the secret places of the stairs [into heaven, this place of full understanding], let me see your countenance, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is comely.
15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes [the wise of this world], that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feeds among the lilies.
17 Until the daybreak [the new heaven and earth appear], and the shadows [of ignorance and death] flee away, turn, my beloved, and be you like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether [in the cleft of the Rock, where the LORD reigns as a man of war who is protector and deliverer].

Matthew 24
27 For as the lightning [understanding] comes out of the east [at the rising of a new day], and shineth [upon all] even unto the west [into the darkness that remains]; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcass [the dead {sleeping} body of Christ] is, there will the eagles [who have been strengthened by the LORD] be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened [when the corrupt {fully leavened by the false doctrines of men} church is realized to no longer have any understanding], and the moon [civil governments] shall not give her light [darkened by the same darkness], and the stars [God’s sleeping people at large] shall fall from heaven [fallen away {in apostasy} from the fixed positions of understanding], and the powers of the [the old and new] heavens shall be shaken [“that the wicked might be shaken out of it” – see Job 38:13 and Hebrews 12:27, saying, “signifying the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.”]:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven [coming with the understanding held there]: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven [where the elements of understanding are held when removed from the earth] with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet [calling His army to gather in His ONE BODY], and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds [where they have been scattered], from one end [the old and corrupt] of heaven to the other [beginning they new].
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise you, when you shall see [understand, as now] all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Truly I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 [The old and corrupt] Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only [as only I know the time is now because He that is in me told me].
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark [protecting us from the words of men that cover the earth in the insanity that destroys them],
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken [away with the flood], and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken [away with the flood], and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your LORD does come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up [by the flood – see Matthew 7:27, saying “the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”].
44 Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his LORD has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his LORD when he comes shall find so doing.
47 Truly I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

Matthew 7
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing [as the goodman of the house], but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 You shall know them by their fruits [that come after the word {rain} from heaven has come]. Do men gather grapes of thorns [misleaders], or figs of thistles [deceivers]?
17 Even so every good [fig] tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
21 Not every one that says unto me, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, LORD, LORD, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me [be taken away by the flood of your own words in which you trust], you that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine [calling all to gather into ONE BODY], and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock [putting your trust in the one from who the word of God’s understanding flows]:
25 And the rain descended [from the heavens, old and new], and the floods came, and the winds blew [the spirit of God and the spirit of Satan resisting and opposing God], and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

When Song of Solomon 2:9, speaking to the Shunamite seeing the LORD at His coming, says “behold [see], he stands behind our wall,” the word “wall” is the one time used Hebrew word kothel, meaning “to compact; a wall (as gathering inmates).” It is speaking of the prison holding God’s people from Him. This is an aspect seen (alluded to) in His coming “leaping” on the mountains, from the 5 times used word dalag, meaning “to spring:–leap.” This (dalag) is the word used twice by David, in 2 Samuel 22:30 and Psalms 18:29, speaking of the war to rescue (save) the afflicted people, saying, by God he has “leaped” over the wall.

2 Samuel 22
28 And the afflicted people you will save: but your eyes are upon the haughty [the proud], that you mayest bring them down.
29 For you are my [burning] lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten [give me understanding] my darkness [of the things hidden in ignorance].
30 For by you [by Your revelation] I have run through a troop [the army of deceivers arrayed against us]: by my God have I leaped [dalag] over a wall [of lies upon lies holding the world in prison].
31 As for God, his way [His word] is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler [protector and deliverer] to all them that trust in him.
32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?
33 God is my strength and power: and he makes my way perfect.
34 He makes my feet like hinds’ feet: and sets me upon my high places.
35 He teaches my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
36 You have also given me the shield of your salvation: and your gentleness has made me great.

The title, after telling of leaping over the wall of wickedness in high places, taking it out of the way and thereby bringing them down (making mountains hills), the word rendered “skipping” is the seven times used word qaphats, meaning “to draw together, i.e. close; by implication, to leap (by contracting the limbs); specifically, to die (from gathering up the feet):–shut (up), skip, stop, take out of the way.”

The word (qaphats) is used by Isaiah, In Isaiah 52:15, when telling of the “form” of the LORD, at which many are astonished. The pattern is of the LORD dying on a hill, the blood of His sacrifice sprinkled on many, and kings “shall shut” their mouths at Him.

Isaiah 52
10 The LORD has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth [ending the old and beginning the new] shall see the salvation of our God.
11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the midst of
12 For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.
13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut [qaphats] their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Isaiah 53
1 Who has believed our report? and to who is the arm of the LORD revealed?
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Friends, I am the one the LORD describes above. I am the one He is with, and there is no other. As He foretold, I expect to be despised and rejected, which is itself proof of God’s truth. The reasons for this (rejection) are delineated above, as many are “astonished” at me, from the Hebrew word shamem, meaning “to stun (or intransitively, grow numb), i.e. devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense).”

The word (shamem) speaks of an inability to comprehend what is seen, therefore, there is no “form,” because the “visage” is “marred.” These words (the Hebrew word they are from) lead us to understand that the one seen and not comprehended is the separated king in the reestablished line of Joseph, Joshua, and David.

The word “form,” above in Isaiah 52:14 & 53:2, is from to’ar, meaning “outline, i.e. figure or appearance.” We know from this word’s use in Judges 8:18, it describes the “resemblance” of the children of the kings, as was Gideon: “feller (i.e. warrior),” the hewer of the king causing strife among God’s people.

Judges 8
18 Then said he [Gideon] unto Zebah and Zalmunna [the slaughter or those not protected when the day comes], What manner of men were they whom you slew at Tabor [tbar – fragile, when God’s people are “partly broken”]? And they answered, As you are, so were they; each one resembled [to’ar – the form is of] the children of a king.

Genesis 39
6 And he [the Egyptian] left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly [to’ar – the prototypical form of God’s chosen king] person, and well-favored.

1 Samuel 16
18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse [David] the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely [to’ar – has the form of God’s chosen king] person, and the LORD is with him [as He was with Joseph].

Genesis 39
2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

The final two times this form is spoken of are , in Jeremiah 11:16, describing the “goodly” fruit ended as a branch broken off, and, in Lamentation 4:8, as the “visage” of those separated for the work of God, now covered by ignorance.

Jeremiah 11
9 And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
10 They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
11 Therefore thus says the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
12 Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble.
13 For according to the number of your cities were your gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have you set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal.
14 Therefore pray not you for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.
15 What has my beloved to do in mine house, seeing she has wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from you? when you do evil, then you rejoicest.
16 The LORD called your name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly [to’ar – the good form of the shepherd kings, as stones to be trusted, from who flows the word of God, because He is with him manifesting His presence in his rule as God rules] fruit: with the noise [qowl – the voice] of a great tumult [the confusion of Babylon] he has kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
17 For the LORD of hosts, that planted you [the king line], has pronounced evil against you, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.
18 And the LORD has given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then you showed me their doings.
19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree [the king line] with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
20 But, O LORD of hosts [O man of war], that judges righteously, that tries the reins and the heart, let me see your vengeance on them: for unto you have I revealed my cause.
21 Therefore thus says the LORD of the men of Anathoth [‘anah – referring to Exodus 24:4 when all the people answered the LORD, saying they would obey His voice: Moses speaking], that seek your life, saying [to Jeremiah, Jehovah, the LORD, rising in him to raise His people], Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that you die not by our hand:
22 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:
23 And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth [who reject this word and instead choose the words {qowl} of tumult], even the year of their visitation [pquddah].

Lamentations 4
1 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
3 Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.
4 The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.
5 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
6 For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.
7 Her Nazarites [who are separated for the work of God] were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:
8 Their visage [to’ar] is blacker [chashak – hidden in ignorance] than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaves to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick [like a branch broken off].
9 They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
10 The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
11 The LORD has accomplished his fury; he has poured out his fierce anger, and has kindled a fire in Zion, and it has devoured the foundations thereof.
12 The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.
13 For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,
14 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.
15 They cried unto them, Depart you; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not: when they fled away and wandered, they said among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there.
16 The anger of the LORD has divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the elders.
17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.
19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed [king] of the LORD, was taken in their pits [where His visage was imprisoned], of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen.
21 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom [enemies mixed among us], that dwellest in the land of Uz [whose counsel/advice my people take]; the cup also shall pass through unto you: you shall be drunken, and shall make yourself naked.
22 The punishment of your iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry you away into captivity [with their counsel]: he will visit [paqad] your iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover your sins.

The word rendered “visage” in Isaiah 52:14, also rendered “beauty” in Isaiah 53:2, is mar’eh, meaning “a view (the act of seeing); also an appearance (the thing seen), whether (real) a shape (especially if handsome, comeliness; often plural the looks), or (mental) a vision.”

Isaiah only uses the word one other time, in Isaiah 11:3, rendered “after the sight,” speaking of the Branch returned, who the LORD teaches understanding, so he doesn’t listen to voices causing strife and tumult; instead seeing the unseen and hearing what hasn’t been heard.

From the previous post: Isaiah 42
18 Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see.
19 Who is blind, but my servant [who I now awaken to My presence]? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD’s servant?
20 Seeing many things, but you observe not; opening the ears, but he hears not [who is blind and deft to those {not looking or listening to the false gods} who put themselves in God’s place].

Isaiah 11
1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots [into David]:
2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight [mar’eh] of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

This (mar’eh) is the word used by Eliphaz the Temanite (the so-call wise men of the world, whose god is wealth), in Job 4:16, as he speaks of seeing God, but not understanding it is Him.

Job 4
8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.
10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
11 The old lion perishes for lack of prey, and the stout lion’s whelps are scattered abroad.
12 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.
13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, [now] when deep sleep falls on men,
14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:
16 It stood still, but I could not discern the form [mar’eh] thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,
17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

The word, in Isaiah 53:14, rendered “marred” is the twice used word mishchath, meaning “disfigurement:–corruption, marred,” which describes what blinds people to the LORD’s presence. The one other time it appears, in Levitcus 22:25, it tells that the bread of strangers (who don’t know, see, or hear God) is “their corruption.”

It (mishchath) is from the word shachath, meaning “to decay, i.e. (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively).” It’s the word in Jeremiah 11:19 rendered “Let us destroy,” speaking of the king line and the king.

Jeremiah 11
18 And the LORD has given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then you showed me their doings.
19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy [shachath] the tree [the king line] with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.

In this context understand the riddle that follows.

Ezekiel 17
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;
3 And say, Thus says the LORD God; A great eagle with great wings, long-winged, full of feathers, which had divers colours [Joseph in His coat], came unto Lebanon [He was purity seen on high, the first king in the king line], and took the highest branch of the cedar:
4 He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffic [in Egypt]; he set it in a city of merchants.
5 He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.
6 And it grew, and [in Egypt God’s people] became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.
7 There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers [whose name is David]: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.
8 It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine.
9 Say you, Thus says the LORD God; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of her spring, even without great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots thereof.
10 Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind touches it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew. [Matthew 21: 19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on you henceforward forever. And presently the fig tree withered away. 20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!]
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12 Say now to the rebellious house, Know you not what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon [confusion] is come to Jerusalem, and has taken the king thereof, and the princes thereof, and led them with him to Babylon [confusion];
13 And has taken of the king’s seed, and made a covenant with him, and has taken an oath of him: he has also taken the mighty of the land:
14 That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping of his covenant [hearing this voice of sanity and good advice] it might stand.
15 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt [to those oppressing them], that they might give him horses [strength] and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that does such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?
16 As I live, says the LORD God, surely in the place where the king dwells that made him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon [in confusion now turned delusion and insanity] he shall die.
17 Neither shall Pharaoh [the powers, tyrants, of the oppression] with his mighty army and great company make for him in the war, by casting up mounts, and building forts, to cut off many persons:
18 Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, and has done all these things, he shall not escape.
19 Therefore thus says the LORD God; As I live, surely mine oath that he has despised, and my covenant that he has broken [not listening to My voice], even it will I recompense upon his own head.
20 And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon [into confusion, delusion, and insanity], and will plead with him there for his trespass that he has trespassed against me.
21 And all his fugitives with all his bands shall fall by the sword, and they that remain shall be scattered toward all winds: and you shall know that I the LORD have spoken it.
22 Thus says the LORD God; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon a high mountain and eminent:
23 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it.

Matthew 13
31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
33 Another parable spoke he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven [corruption], which a woman [the unfaithful] took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened [was corrupt].
34 All these things spoke Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke he not unto them:
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

1 Chronicles 5
1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.
2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s:)

Genesis 49
8 Judah [the leaders God chose], you are he whom your brethren shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you.
9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10 The scepter [shebet] shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet [speaking of the Davidic king line], until Shiloh come [meaning peace and tranquility – the one {Joseph’s seed – the one separated} from who it will again flow – see Ezekiel 21:27, and the overturning]; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine [this speaks of the lowly {Zechariah 9:9}, God’s elect remnant, outside the established sects, bound until Shiloh comes, when they are loosed]; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

18 (I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.)

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well [a tree of life by these waters of God]; whose branches run over the wall [the wall of lies men have created and teach]:
23 The archers [ba’al – the gods of this world whose teaching has blinded all form seeing the Father, in the son, the seed of the women who brings forth the man child – see Revelation 12:17] have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
25 Even by the God of your father, who shall help [‘azar – as in Eleazar] you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies under [the deep meaning that lies below the surface], blessings of the breasts, and of the womb [seed, the son]:
26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors [all those who have come before us, and were only blessed with part of what is perfected in our return to the LORD] unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

Proverbs 1
5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto your head, and chains about your neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not.
11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
14 Cast in your lot among us; let us all have one purse:
15 My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
19 So are the ways of everyone that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
20 Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets:
21 She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she utters her words, saying,
22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But you have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;
27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Psalms 49
1 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world:
2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?
6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases forever:)
9 That he should still live forever, and not see corruption.
10 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue forever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
12 Nevertheless man being in honor abides not: he is like the beasts that perish.
13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
16 Be not you afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
17 For when he dies he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you do well to yourself.
19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
20 Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.

Psalms 11
1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
5 The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hates.
6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance does behold the upright.