Tuesday, January 24, 2023

GOD's battle FLAG

 

Isaiah 31:9

King James Version

9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, 

and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, 

saith the Lord, 

whose fire is in Zion, 

and his furnace in Jerusalem.


What an intriguing verse, about GOD's "ensign".

How Israel's enemies fled in fear.

But what does "ensign" mean?

We turn to other Bible versions:


Isaiah 31:9

Amplified Bible

9 “His rock [his stronghold] will pass away because of panic,

And his princes will be terrified at the [sight of the battle] standard,”

Declares the Lord, whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

Christian Standard Bible

9 His rock[a] will pass away because of fear,

and his officers will be afraid because of the signal flag.

This is the Lord’s declaration—whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

Common English Bible

9 In horror they will flee from their stronghold;

    their officers will be terrified at the signal,

        says the Lord, whose fire is in Zion

        and whose oven is in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

Darby Translation

9 and for fear, he shall pass over to his rock, and his princes shall be afraid of the banner, saith Jehovah, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

Expanded Bible

9 ·They will panic, and [From terror] their ·protection [or strong ones; rock] will be destroyed.

    Their ·commanders [officers; princes] will be terrified when they see ·God’s battle flag [L the standard/flag],”

says the Lord,

    whose fire is in ·Jerusalem [L Zion; 1:27]

and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

1599 Geneva Bible

9 And he shall go for fear to his [a]tower, and his princes shall be afraid of the standard, saith the Lord, whose [b]fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

GOD’S WORD Translation

9 In terror they will run to their stronghold,

and their officers will be frightened at ⌞the sight of⌟ the battle flag.

The Lord declares this. His fire is in Zion and his furnace is in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

International Children’s Bible

9 They will panic, and their place of safety will be destroyed.

    Their commanders will be terrified when they see God’s battle flag.”

The Lord said all these things.

    The Lord’s fire is in Jerusalem.

    His furnace is in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

International Standard Version

9 Their stronghold will vanish by reason of terror,

    and their commanders will be filled with alarm

        because of the battle standard,”

declares the Lord, whose fire is in Zion

    and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

Lexham English Bible

9 And his rock will pass over because of terror,

    and his officers will be terrified because of the flag,”

    declares[a] Yahweh,

who has a fire in Zion

    and has a furnace in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

Living Bible

9 Even their generals will quake with terror and flee when they see the battle flags of Israel, says the Lord. For the flame of God burns brightly in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

New English Translation

9 They will surrender their stronghold[a] because of fear;[b]

their officers will be afraid of the Lord’s battle flag.”[c]

This is what the Lord says—

the one whose fire is in Zion,

whose firepot is in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

New International Reader's Version

9 Their hiding places will be destroyed

    when terror strikes them.

Their commanders will see their enemy’s battle flags.

    Then they will be filled with panic,”

    announces the Lord.

His fire blazes out from Mount Zion.

    His furnace burns in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

New Life Version

9 “His safe place will pass away because of fear. And his rulers will be afraid of the flags lifted up,” says the Lord, Whose fire is in Zion and Whose place of burning is in Jerusalem.


Isaiah 31:9

New Living Translation

9 Even the strongest will quake with terror,

    and princes will flee when they see your battle flags,”

says the Lord, whose fire burns in Zion,

    whose flame blazes from Jerusalem.


In SUMMARY, GOD's "ensign" means:

the [sight of the battle] standard

the signal flag

the signal

the banner

God’s battle flag [L the standard/flag]

the standard

the battle flag

God's battle flag

the battle standard

the flag

the battle flags of Israel

the Lord’s battle flag

their enemy’s battle flags

the flags lifted up

your battle flags


A battle flag is described here:

"A war flag, also known as a military flag, battle flag, or standard,[1] is a variant of a national flag for use by a country's military forces when on land. The nautical equivalent is a naval ensign. Under the strictest sense of the term, few countries today currently have proper war flags, most preferring to use instead their state flag or standard national flag for this purpose."

   -- Wikipedia


That's what the LORD will do for Israel.

He will defend His chosen nation,

Isaiah 31:5

King James Version

5 As birds flying, 

so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; 

defending also he will deliver it; 

and passing over he will preserve it.


from the Assyrians.

Isaiah 31:8

King James Version

8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, 

not of a mighty man;

 and the sword, not of a mean man, 

shall devour him: 

but he shall flee from the sword, 

and his young men shall be discomfited.


GOD's wrath falls upon all enemies of Israel.

The LORD declared that, early on:

Genesis 12:3

King James Version

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, 

and curse him that curseth thee: 

and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.


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Israel's FAITHFUL GOD

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

On repentant ISRAEL

 

2 Chronicles 7:14

King James Version

14 If my people, 

which are called by my name, 

shall humble themselves, 

and pray, 

and seek my face, 

and turn from their wicked ways; 

then will I hear from heaven, 

and will forgive their sin, 

and will heal their land.


The previous post spoke of backsliding Israel.

GOD punishes, accordingly.

What happens when His people turn back to Him?

What does GOD do?

Here's what we found:

Judges 2:16

King James Version

16 Nevertheless the Lord raised up judges, 

which delivered them 

out of the hand of those that spoiled them.


Judges 2:18

King James Version

18 And when the Lord raised them up judges, 

then the Lord was with the judge, 

and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies 

all the days of the judge: 

for it repented the Lord because of their groanings 

by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.


Judges 6:6-14

King James Version

6 And Israel was greatly impoverished 

because of the Midianites; 

and the children of Israel cried unto the Lord.

7 And it came to pass, 

when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord 

because of the Midianites,

8 That the Lord sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, 

which said unto them, 

Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, 

I brought you up from Egypt, 

and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;

9 And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, 

and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, 

and drave them out from before you, 

and gave you their land;

10 And I said unto you, 

I am the Lord your God; 

fear not the gods of the Amorites, 

in whose land ye dwell: 

but ye have not obeyed my voice.

11 And there came an angel of the Lord, 

and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, 

that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: 

and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, 

to hide it from the Midianites.

12 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, 

and said unto him, 

The Lord is with thee, 

thou mighty man of valour.

13 And Gideon said unto him, 

Oh my Lord, if the Lord be with us, 

why then is all this befallen us? 

and where be all his miracles 

which our fathers told us of, 

saying, 

Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? 

but now the Lord hath forsaken us, 

and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

14 And the Lord looked upon him, 

and said, 

Go in this thy might, 

and thou shalt save Israel 

from the hand of the Midianites: 

have not I sent thee?


Judges 10:10-12

King James Version

10 And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, 

saying, 

We have sinned against thee, 

both because we have forsaken our God, 

and also served Baalim.

11 And the Lord said unto the children of Israel, 

Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, 

and from the Amorites, 

from the children of Ammon, 

and from the Philistines?

12 The Zidonians also, 

and the Amalekites, 

and the Maonites, did oppress you;

and ye cried to me, 

and I delivered you out of their hand.


Judges 13:1-5

King James Version

13 And the children of Israel did evil again 

in the sight of the Lord; 

and the Lord delivered them 

into the hand of the Philistines forty years.

2 And there was a certain man of Zorah,

of the family of the Danites, 

whose name was Manoah; 

and his wife was barren, and bare not.

3 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, 

and said unto her, 

Behold now, 

thou art barren, and bearest not: 

but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.

4 Now therefore beware, 

I pray thee, 

and drink not wine nor strong drink, 

and eat not any unclean thing:

5 For, lo, 

thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; 

and no razor shall come on his head: 

for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God 

from the womb: 

and he shall begin to deliver Israel 

out of the hand of the Philistines.


Note what GOD did for repentant Israel:

then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

the Lord raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them

the Lord was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge

the Lord sent a prophet unto the children of Israel

the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?

I delivered you out of their hand

the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son...he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines


More on Israel's FAITHFUL GOD here.


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On backsliding ISRAEL

Israel's FAITHFUL GOD

GOD's LOVE

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GOD's MERCY

REPENTANCE

SALVATION 

JUDGMENT

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On backsliding ISRAEL

 

Psalm 106:40-41

King James Version

40 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord 

kindled against his people, 

insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; 

and they that hated them ruled over them.


Man's heart is really corrupt.

It's always been a cycle of sin.

Of obedience, and disobedience.

Of sinning, and repentance.

Of repentance, and backsliding.

Of gratitude, and ingratitude.

Of humility, and pride.

But GOD would have none of such unfaithfulness, and nonsense.

In His GREAT wrath, here's what the LORD did to backsliding Israel:

Judges 2:11-14

King James Version

11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, 

and served Baalim:

12 And they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, 

which brought them out of the land of Egypt, 

and followed other gods, 

of the gods of the people that were round about them, 

and bowed themselves unto them, 

and provoked the Lord to anger.

13 And they forsook the Lord, 

and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

14 And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, 

and he delivered them 

into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, 

and he sold them 

into the hands of their enemies round about, 

so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.


Judges 3:7-8

King James Version

7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, 

and forgat the Lord their God, 

and served Baalim and the groves.

8 Therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, 

and he sold them 

into the hand of  Chushanrishathaim 

king of Mesopotamia: 

and the children of Israel 

served Chushanrishathaim eight years.


Judges 4:1-2

King James Version

4 And the children of Israel 

again did evil in the sight of the Lord, 

when Ehud was dead.

2 And the Lord sold them 

into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, 

that reigned in Hazor; 

the captain of whose host was Sisera, 

which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.


Judges 6:1

King James Version

6 And the children of Israel 

did evil in the sight of the Lord: 

and the Lord delivered them 

into the hand of Midian seven years.


Judges 10:6-7

King James Version

6 And the children of Israel 

did evil again in the sight of the Lord, 

and served Baalim, 

and Ashtaroth, 

and the gods of Syria, 

and the gods of Zidon, 

and the gods of Moab, 

and the gods of the children of Ammon, 

and the gods of the Philistines, 

and forsook the Lord, and served not him.

7 And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, 

and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines, 

and into the hands of the children of Ammon.


Judges 10:11-14

King James Version

11 And the Lord said unto the children of Israel, 

Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, 

and from the Amorites, 

from the children of Ammon, 

and from the Philistines?

12 The Zidonians also, 

and the Amalekites, 

and the Maonites, did oppress you; 

and ye cried to me, 

and I delivered you out of their hand.

13 Yet ye have forsaken me,

 and served other gods: 

wherefore I will deliver you no more.

14 Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; 

let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.


Judges 13:1

King James Version

13 And the children of Israel 

did evil again in the sight of the Lord; 

and the Lord delivered them 

into the hand of the Philistines forty years.


1 Samuel 12:9

King James Version

9 And when they forgat the Lord their God, 

he sold them into the hand of Sisera,

captain of the host of Hazor, 

and into the hand of the Philistines,

 and into the hand of the king of Moab, 

and they fought against them.


2 Kings 13:1-3

King James Version

13 In the three and twentieth year of Joash 

the son of Ahaziah king of Judah 

Jehoahaz the son of Jehu 

began to reign over Israel in Samaria, 

and reigned seventeen years.

2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, 

and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, 

which made Israel to sin; 

he departed not therefrom.

3 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, 

and he delivered them 

into the hand of Hazael king of Syria,

and into the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael, 

all their days.


Jeremiah 29:21

King James Version

21 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, 

the God of Israel, 

of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, 

and of Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, 

which prophesy a lie unto you in my name; 

Behold, I will deliver them 

into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; 

and he shall slay them before your eyes;


Jeremiah 34:21

King James Version

21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes 

will I give into the hand of their enemies, 

and into the hand of them that seek their life, 

and into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, 

which are gone up from you.


Note where backsliding Israel ended up:

into the hand of the heathen

into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them

into the hands of their enemies round about

into the hand of  Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia

into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan

into the hand of Midian seven years

into the hands of the Philistines

into the hands of the children of Ammon

into the hand of the Philistines forty years

into the hand of the Philistines

into the hand of the king of Moab

into the hand of Hazael king of Syria

into the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael, all their days

into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon

into the hand of their enemies

into the hand of them that seek their life

into the hand of the king of Babylon's army

I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.


They were either "given", "delivered", or "sold" to their enemies.

That's over a period of seven, 40, and a lifetime of years.

We surely don't anger our GOD, with our idolatry, and unfaithfulness.

The next post reveals how GOD responded to repentant Israel.


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Saturday, December 17, 2022

NATIONS under GOD

 

Exodus 20:1-6

King James Version

20 And God spake all these words, saying,

2 I am the Lord thy God, 

which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, 

out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, 

or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, 

or that is in the earth beneath, 

or that is in the water under the earth.

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, 

nor serve them: 

for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, 

visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children 

unto the third and fourth generation 

of them that hate me;

6 And shewing mercy 

unto thousands of them that love me, 

and keep my commandments.


Why are most nations in crisis?

Tell me the state of a nation, and I can only look to the president, and his cabinet.

Tell me the state of a nation, and I can only look to its citizens, at the matters of their heart.

Tell me the state of a nation, and I can tell you if its citizens believe in GOD.

Tell me the state of a nation, and I can tell you if it is the same GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Tell me the state of a nation, and I can tell you if they believe, and love, JESUS.

Only through JESUS, can there be peace.

Are the people enjoying abundance?

Or are they suffering from war, poverty, and hunger?

Is the nation being run by GOD?

Or are they running away from GOD?

Look to how the world is today:

Presidents come, presidents go.

Before they can even warm their seat, they are unseated.

There seems to be a wave of unseated presidents these days.

Doesn't that create chaos in their citizens, and the programs these leaders want to implement, or have been implementing?

Isn't it a waste of time, money, and resources for the nation?

Doesn't it make people sad, and bereft of hope?

One would think, that soon as you've elected a new president, people's hopes would run high.

That change would come

But has change really come?

Are nations under the mercy of presidents?

For a godless nation, I must say yes.

For, if a nation was under GOD, there would be love for the LORD, and for people.

If a president truly loved GOD, he would read the Bible.

He would live by the Bible.

He would be a true born again.

He would obey the will of the LORD.

He would worship GOD.

He would believe in JESUS.

He would be guided by the HOLY SPIRIT.

His policies would be sound, just, and GOD-fearing.

Proverbs 8:13-16

King James Version

13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: 

pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, 

and the froward mouth, do I hate.

14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom:

 I am understanding; I have strength.

15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

16 By me princes rule, and nobles, 

even all the judges of the earth.


Proverbs 14:26-27

King James Version

26 In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: 

and his children shall have a place of refuge.

27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, 

to depart from the snares of death.


The believer would be turly wide awake.

He would know the world for what it is:

1 John 5:19

King James Version

19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.


And he would take measures that he is not sucked into it.

He would meditate upon GOD each day.

Psalm 119:97

King James Version

97 O how love I thy law! 

it is my meditation all the day.


Psalm 119:174

King James Version

174 I have longed for thy salvation, 

O Lord; 

and thy law is my delight.


Every decision, is sanctioned by GOD.

Every thought, word, or deed, obeys GOD's will.

If nations don't exhibit peace, we know that nations have followed the enemy.

But there will be peace.

According to GOD's plan.

For the RAPTURE will occur.

Where the faithful will meet JESUS up in the air.

After which, great hardship will come.

And you will want to have been part of the Rapture.

It's really all preparation now.


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Saturday, December 3, 2022

GOD and nations

 


Psalm 117:1

King James Version

117 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: 

praise him, all ye people.


When you've become born again, and child-like before the LORD, His laws are stunningly simple.

There is no debate around it.

There is only a delight in knowing His laws, and eagerness to obey whatever pleases the LORD.

That's what differentiates the unbeliever, the occasional Christian, from the true born again.

That's what differentiates those who have bought into the world, from the true believer in JESUS.

But man refuses to listen, his ego does the thinking, he shuts out GOD's invitation, thus, the world is the way it is.

But listen to what Scripture says about GOD and nations:

Genesis 17:1-9

King James Version

17 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, 

the Lord appeared to Abram, 

and said unto him, 

I am the Almighty God; 

walk before me, and be thou perfect.

2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, 

and will multiply thee exceedingly.

3 And Abram fell on his face: 

and God talked with him, saying,

4 As for me, 

behold, my covenant is with thee, 

and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, 

but thy name shall be Abraham; 

for a father of many nations have I made thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, 

and I will make nations of thee, 

and kings shall come out of thee.

7 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 God unto thee, 

and to thy seed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, 

and to thy seed after thee, 

the land wherein thou art a stranger, 

all the land of Canaan, 

for an everlasting possession; 

and I will be their God.

9 And God said unto Abraham, 

Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, 

thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.


Deuteronomy 32:7-9

King James Version

7 Remember the days of old, 

consider the years of many generations:

 ask thy father, and he will shew thee; 

thy elders, and they will tell thee.

8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, 

when he separated the sons of Adam, 

he set the bounds of the people 

according to the number of the children of Israel.

9 For the Lord's portion is his people; 

Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.


2 Kings 17:18

King James Version

18 Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, 

and removed them out of his sight: 

there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.


2 Chronicles 36:11-17

King James Version

11 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old 

when he began to reign, 

and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

12 And he did that which was evil 

in the sight of the Lord his God, 

and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet 

speaking from the mouth of the Lord.

13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, 

who had made him swear by God: 

but he stiffened his neck, 

and hardened his heart 

from turning unto the Lord God of Israel.

14 Moreover all the chief of the priests,

 and the people, 

transgressed very much 

after all the abominations of the heathen; 

and polluted the house of the Lord 

which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.

15 And the Lord God of their fathers 

sent to them by his messengers, 

rising up betimes, and sending; 

because he had compassion on his people, 

and on his dwelling place:

16 But they mocked the messengers of God, 

and despised his words, 

and misused his prophets, 

until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, 

till there was no remedy.

17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, 

who slew their young men with the sword 

in the house of their sanctuary, 

and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, 

old man, or him that stooped for age: 

he gave them all into his hand.


2 Chronicles 7:14

King James Version

14 If my people, 

which are called by my name, 

shall humble themselves, 

and pray, 

and seek my face, 

and turn from their wicked ways; 

then will I hear from heaven, 

and will forgive their sin, 

and will heal their land.


2 Chronicles 36:22-23

King James Version

22 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, 

that the word of the Lord 

spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, 

the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, 

that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, 

and put it also in writing, saying,

23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, 

All the kingdoms of the earth 

hath the Lord God of heaven given me; 

and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, 

which is in Judah. 

Who is there among you of all his people? 

The Lord his God be with him, 

and let him go up.


Job 12:21

King James Version

21 He poureth contempt upon princes, 

and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.


Job 12:23

King James Version

23 He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: 

he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.


Job 12:24-25

King James Version

24 He taketh away the heart 

of the chief of the people of the earth, 

and causeth them to wander in a wilderness 

where there is no way.

25 They grope in the dark without light, 

and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.


Psalm 22:28

King James Version

28 For the kingdom is the Lord's: 

and he is the governor among the nations.


Psalm 33:12

King James Version

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; 

and the people whom he hath chosen 

for his own inheritance.


Psalm 46:8-10

King James Version

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, 

what desolations he hath made in the earth.

9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; 

he breaketh the bow, 

and cutteth the spear in sunder; 

he burneth the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, 

and know that I am God: 

I will be exalted among the heathen, 

I will be exalted in the earth.


Psalm 66:5-7

King James Version

5 Come and see the works of God: 

he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

6 He turned the sea into dry land: 

they went through the flood on foot: 

there did we rejoice in him.

7 He ruleth by his power for ever; 

his eyes behold the nations: 

let not the rebellious exalt themselves. 

Selah.


Psalm 145:21

King James Version

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: 

and let all flesh bless his holy name 

for ever and ever.


Isaiah 9:6

King James Version

6 For unto us a child is born, 

unto us a son is given: 

and the government shall be upon his shoulder: 

and his name shall be called Wonderful, 

Counsellor, 

The mighty God, 

The everlasting Father, 

The Prince of Peace.


Isaiah 40:21-25

King James Version

21 Have ye not known? 

have ye not heard? 

hath it not been told you from the beginning? 

have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, 

and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; 

that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, 

and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; 

he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

24 Yea, they shall not be planted; 

yea, they shall not be sown: 

yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: 

and he shall also blow upon them, 

and they shall wither, 

and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

25 To whom then will ye liken me, 

or shall I be equal? 

saith the Holy One.


Isaiah 41:1-4

King James Version

41 Keep silence before me, O islands; 

and let the people renew their strength: 

let them come near; 

then let them speak: 

let us come near together to judgment.

2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, 

called him to his foot, 

gave the nations before him, 

and made him rule over kings? 

he gave them as the dust to his sword, 

and as driven stubble to his bow.

3 He pursued them, and passed safely; 

even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.

4 Who hath wrought and done it, 

calling the generations from the beginning? 

I the Lord, 

the first, and with the last; 

I am he.


Matthew 28:18-19

King James Version

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, 

saying, 

All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, 

and teach all nations, 

baptizing them in the name of the Father, 

and of the Son, 

and of the Holy Ghost:


Acts 17:24-28

King James Version

24 God that made the world and all things therein, 

seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, 

dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, 

as though he needed any thing, 

seeing he giveth to all life, 

and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men 

for to dwell on all the face of the earth, 

and hath determined the times before appointed, 

and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, 

if haply they might feel after him, 

and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, 

and move, 

and have our being; 

as certain also of your own poets have said, 

For we are also his offspring.


Philippians 2:9-11

King James Version

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, 

and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, 

of things in heaven, 

and things in earth, 

and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess 

that Jesus Christ is Lord, 

to the glory of God the Father.


Revelation 1:7

King James Version

7 Behold, 

he cometh with clouds;

 and every eye shall see him, 

and they also which pierced him: 

and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. 

Even so, Amen.


Revelation 22:2

King James Version

2 In the midst of the street of it, 

and on either side of the river, 

was there the tree of life, 

which bare twelve manner of fruits, 

and yielded her fruit every month: 

and the leaves of the tree 

were for the healing of the nations.


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