Psalm 18 - overcomer - The Lord's 2nd Coming
The 10th psalm to the overcomer. This Psalm is one of my favorites. It brings me out of myself, lifting me up to the heavens, yet still meets me right where I am at. I wrote some of this song in Sedona, Arizona looking up at the red rock mountains. My wife and I went there for our 25th wedding anniversary. However, I was not making progress in finishing the Psalm because it is so long. I needed to spend a concentrated block of time on it, but I didn't have a continuous block of time, nor did I realize that that was what was needed. Then one day my radiator hose blew on the way to work. I wanted to take my car to my regular mechanic near my house, but he couldn't take the car right away, so I went with the tow truck driver's recommendation because he told me I could be on my way in only 1 hr. Actually there were other cars ahead of me, and my car wasn't fixed until 3 pm. While I waited there 6 hrs, I walked around the neighborhood composing and singing this Psalm, and I finished it.
This is David's longest psalm, and the 3rd longest psalm in the Bible by number of words. (The 2 longest are Ps 119 & 78. Psalm 89 has more verses, but less words.)
This is the only psalm repeated twice in its entirety in the Bible. I believe that David sung these psalms on many occasions, and when he sung them, he sometimes sung some words differently. 2 Sam 22 and Psalm 18 versions are both inspired. Comparisons between Ps 18 & 2 Sam 22 will be in black text. For a full detailed comparison
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This is the 10th psalm to the overcomer. I believe it tells of the Lord coming down from the 3rd heavens to the clouds(v9
-11), the rapture of the overcomers (v16
, the judgment seat of Christ (v20-26; 2Cor 5:10)
, the battle of Armageddon (v29-42
), and the salvation of the gentiles (v.43-4
Besides being "to the overcomer", this psalm is also "to the servant of the Lord". There are only 2 psalms to the servant of the Lord, this and Psalm 36. To attain to the rapture of the overcomers, we must be a servant of the Lord, not of men nor of a work (Acts 13:2; Ezek 44:10-16
) . This psalm helps us to be a servant of the Lord as well as an overcomer. This Psalm is about the Lord's 2nd coming, like the book of Revelation. Revelation is also written to the servants of the Lord (Rev 1:1
The only way to be strong enough to be an overcomer is for the Lord to be our strength. Just as no one can fulfill the sermon on the mount unless by the Lord's life.
Ps 18:1 uses two different words for hand in "hand of all his enemies" and "hand of Saul". The 1st "hand" is caph
, "open palm", and the 2nd is yad
, the more general and common word for hand. 2 Sam 22:1
for both. I think “open palm” in 2 Sam 22 means that David was in the open palm of his enemies. They could scare him but never really had power over him. In Psalm 18, the Holy Spirit changed the last caph
, to apply to the time of the great tribulation, when antichrist will have power to overcome the saints (Rev 13:7
2 Sam 22:1
does not include David's first words, "I love You compassionately, O Lord, my Strength." I think that when David first sung this Psalm, he thought this sentence in his heart, but did not say it out loud. After singing the psalm some times, it overflowed into the written word.
- "Horn of salvation" is only used in this Psalm (and the copy in 2 Sam 22.)
2 Sam 22:3
adds "and my Refuge, my Savior; You save me from violence" to the end of 18:2.
- 2 Sam 22:8
has "and heaven's foundations trembled and shook" instead of "mountain's foundations". This shows that mountains symbolize the heavens. When both the heavens and the earth are shaken, that will be the Lord's 2nd
coming. (Heb 12:26-27).
This is not a common earthquake, but a shaking of the foundations, both of heaven and of earth.
2 Sam 22:11
says "He was seen on the wings of the wind" instead of "He flew on the wings of the wind" in Ps 18:10. Ps 18:10-11 corresponds with Rev 10:1
, where the Lord is clothed with a cloud. 2 Sam 22:11 matches Rev 14:14
& Matt 24:30
, when the Lord is on top of the cloud. At this time the Lord will be visible to all the people on earth.
2 Sam 22:16
says "channels of the sea" instead of "channels of waters". The most striking supernatural event here will be the drying up of the tongue of the Red Sea. But other bodies of water will be dried up also, which is covered by the more general "waters" in Psalm 18.
- I believe this is the rapture of the manchild in Rev 12:1-
6. The dragon trying to devour the manchild corresponds to the great waters (Rev 12:15
), strong foes and extreme calamity. However, the rapture of the manchild is to God's throne, but here the Lord has already descended to the clouds in v9
. It may be that God's throne descended with Him from the 3rd heavens to the clouds. The manchild is raptured before the start of the 1260 days, which is the great tribulation (Mt 24:21-22; Mk 13:19-2
0), but the rest of God's people, signified by the woman, remain. A few Christians will be raptured before the great tribulation (Rev 3:10; 14:1-5
), but most of us will be raptured at the end (Rev 7:13-17
; 1 Thes 4:16-17
). Those overcomers who are raptured at the beginning of the tribulation are the manchild in Rev 12:5
, who was caught up to God's throne We should pray that we be counted worthy to escape the great tribulation and to stand before the Son of Man. (Luke 21:34-36
- I think this refers to the great tribulation when antichrist and his followers will be stronger than the saints. (Rev 13:7
- 2 Sam 22:19 says that the Lord already was David's stay. In Ps 18, the Lord became David's stay. both are true. Because the Lord was David's stay throughout his daily life, in the day of his extreme calamity, the Lord became his stay.
- I think the large place is our transfigured, spiritual body, which is not subject to all the limitations of our earthly body (Phil 3:20-21; 1 Cor 15:45-54
). The Lord will rapture those whom He delights in. We must individually be delightful to Him in order to be raptured (Heb 11:5-6
). This is not by accomplishing great things, but only by the personal exercise of living faith (Heb 10:37-39; Ps 37:23-24
- The Lord will reward us according to our works (2Cor 5:10
;1 Cor 3:8, 13-15; Rev 22:12). The rapture before the great tribulation is a reward. We cannot be justified before God by our works, but after being justified we are rewarded according to what we have done.
- 2 Sam 22:24 says "blameless unto Him", while Ps 18:23 says "blameless with Him."
To be blameless unto Him is to live unto Him (2 Cor 5:9
). This is deeper than to live "for Him". To be perfect with Him, is to not do things apart from Him, but to abide in Him (John 15:4-8
- 2 Sam 22:25 says "according to my cleanness before His eyes" instead of "my hands' cleanness". Our person, motives, thoughts and our doings must be clean before God's eyes.
- This verse literally says, "the perfect mighty man". The perfect mighty man is one who does not shrink back, but lives by faith as in v23
; Ps 37:23). The Lord upholds him.
- "afflicted" could be translated as "poor" or "meek" or "humble". Those who are religiously proud will be humbled when they see those whom they despised exalted by the Lord. When we are raptured, we will see things clearly (1 Cor 13:12
2 Sam 22:29
says, "For You are my lamp, O Lord" instead of "For You will cause my lamp to shine". When the Lord causes our lamp to shine, that shining is the Lord Himself shining out of us.
- When we are free from our darkness we can do the impossible (v19
- God's way is perfect. All our trials are ordered by His hand for our perfection. We can say this because we put our trust in the Lord's word and were tried by it (Rev 3:10
; Ps 12:6-7
; Heb 4:1-3
"He waits in His patience till we can look in His face and say - not with a sigh, but with a song - 'As for God, His way is perfect.' This is victory; nothing less can be called by that shining name." - Amy Carmichael
- v 27a, 30b-31 are the only parts of this Psalm which are corporate rather than individual. I believe this word is to encourage the majority of us who are left on earth during the great tribulation. To be left during the great tribulation is not that bad. It is not like not being not admitted into the kingdom (Lk 13:28
). That will be a terrible loss! During the great tribulation our Lord will still be our shield and our rock, and we will still have His presence to trust in Him.
- "my high places" indicates we are raptured to the heavens. We will each have our own particular rewards (1 Cor 15:41-42; Rev 2:17
- I love this verse "Your lowliness makes me great." The Lord made Himself lowly that we might share His blessed place (2Cor 8:9
; Matt 11:29).
I believe these verses refer to the Lord Himself (Matt 13:40-43
; 1 Cor 15:25). Verses 37-39a could apply to the manchild who return with the Lord, but 39b-40 seem to only apply to the Lord.
Since these cried upon (and looked unto 2 Sam 22:42
) the Lord, these are tares, false Christians (Matt 13:40-43
). Possibly they may include jihadic Moslems attacking Jerusalem, who when they see the Lord coming to fight against them, call on the name of Jesus as they heard to do from Christians that they killed, but it will be too late. They have already seen many miracles during the great tribulation.
These are the nations that attack Israel (Zech 12:8-9
). The Lord is the stone of stumbling to the unbelieving Jews, and He is the smiting stone to the nations who fight against Him to His face (Matt 21:44; Luke 20:18; Dan 2:34-35
). He will crush those nations to powder.
v43 - "The people" whose contentions God saved Jesus from is Israel. This is proved by 2 Sam 22:44
, which says "My people".
After the apostles passed away ("men slept") the nature of the church was changed: many false believers entered the church, the church was leavened with pagan teachings, and became a giant tree instead of sojourners of faith (Matt 13:24-43
2 Sam 22:45
has the order reversed: Gentiles falsely profess obedience to Christ, then when they hear about Him, they obey. I believe this predicts that at the end of the age many more Gentiles will hear the gospel and become true believers. (see Zech 6:1-8 on the chariots that go north.
This verse is quoted in Rom 15:9
referring to the Gentile believers in Christ. Christ within the believers praises and thanks the Father and trusts the Lord in the church (Heb 2:12-13
). This proves that Psalm 18:43-49 speaks of the Gentile believers in the church age, not the millennium gentiles, who are in Zech 14:16-19
to the overcome
r, to the servant of the LORD, through David who spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said,
1 I'm in love with You, LORD, my Strength.
The LORD is my Rock and Fortress
and `tis He who delivers me,
my God, my Rock, in whom I trust,
my Shield, and Horn of salvation,
my High Tow'r, 3 who's to be extolled.
The LORD's name I will call upon,
so shall I be saved from my foes.
The cords of death encompassed me,
and the floods of the ungodly
make me afraid. 5 The cords of hell
and snares of death confronted me. (5.1)
6 In my distress, upon the LORD
I call and to my God I cry.
From His temple, my voice He hears,
and to His ears my cry comes nigh. (6.1)
Then the earth did shake and quiver,
and mountain's foundations tremble
and shook because He had anger.
There went up smoke from His nostrils.
And fire out of His mouth devours.
Coals burst into flames from the heat.
He bowed the heavens and came down.
Thick darkness was under His feet.
He rode on a cherub and flew.
He soared on the wings of the wind.
He makes darkness His secret place,
His canopy round about Him,
dark waters, thick clouds of the skies.
Out of the brightness before Him,
His clouds passed. Hail and coals of fire,
the LORD thundered in the heavens.
5 The Highest gives His voice to shout,
hail and coals of fire falling.
14 His arrows He sent forth to rout;
destroyed them with many lightnings.
The channels of waters were seen,
and the foundations of the world
were discovered at Thy rebuke,
from the breath of Thy nostrils, LORD.
He'll send from above, He'll take me.
He will draw me from waters great.
From my strong foes deliver me,
and from those that view me with hate
for they were mightier than me.
They will confront me in the day
of my extreme calamity,
but the LORD, He became my stay.
Into a large place He brought me.
He delivers me from the world
because He delighted in me.
The LORD will give me my reward
according to my righteousness.
According to my hands' cleanness,
The Lord will my soul recompense,
for the ways of the LORD I've kept.
8 And I have not done wickedly
from my dear God to go astray,
for all His judgments before me,
His statutes, I won't put away. (22.1)
I was also blameless with Him,
self from my iniquity kept.
And the LORD has recompensed me
according to my righteousness,
9 according to my hands' cleanness,
before His eyes, before His face.
With the one who is
You will show Your mercy and grace.
With the pure, You'll show Yourself pure,
perfect with the perfect and brave. (26.1)
With perverse, You'll be contrary
for afflicted people You'll save.
10 The haughty eyes, You'll cause to fall
28 for You will cause my lamp to shine.
The LORD my God will enlighten,
illumine this darkness of mine.
For by Thee I run through a troop.
By my God I leap o'er a wall.
30 As for
God, His way is perfect.
The LORD's word is tried above all.
11 He will be a shield to all those
who trust in Him, 31
for who is God
besides the LORD? And there is none
who's a rock except for our God.
32 It is God that with strength girds me.
And makes my way perfect does He.
He makes my feet just
like hinds' feet
and on my high places sets me.
He teaches my hands to battle,
and my arms to bend a brass bow.
And the shield of Your salvation
You have given to me also.
And Your right hand will hold me up.
And Your lowliness makes me great.
36 Under me You enlarge my steps,
and my ankles, they did not shake.
I will pursue my enemies,
and I have overtaken them.
And I will not return again
Until I'd consumed all of
38 I'll smite them so they can not rise.
They'll fall wounded under my feet,
39 and You have girded me with strength
for the battle. They met defeat.
14 You will subdue under me those
people who against me have rose.
40 You have also given to me
the necks of these my enemies.
As to those who are hating me,
I will destroy them utterly.
They cry, but there is none to save;
Upon the LORD, He answered nay.
I beat them as small as the dust,
as dust on the face of the wind.
I will cast them out as the dirt
in the streets to be trampled in.
You'll save me from the contentions,
from the strivings of the people.
You'll make me Head of the nations,
a people whom I had not known.
16 They shall serve me and will come near
upon the hearing of the ear.
They shall obey, submit to me,
sons of strangers to me falsely.
Sons of the stranger disappear,
and within their borders they fear.
46 The LORD lives, and bless'd be my Rock.
Exalted be God my Savior.
17 47 It is God that avenges me
and subdues peoples under me,
48 delivering me from my foes.
Yea, You lift me up above those
that raise up themselves against me.
From the violent man You'll save me.
Therefore to Thee, LORD, thanks I give
in the midst of all the nations.
18 Unto Your name psalms I will sing:
50 Great the salvations of His King,
and through His Messiah making
mercy through David and his Seed.
Great the salvations of His King,
and through His Messiah making
mercy through David and his Seed
now and unto eternity.
- lit. The cords of Sheol compassed me about. The snares of death confronted me.
- lit. In the distress that was upon me ... and my cry came before Him into His ears.
- lit. put away from me
- lit. With the perfect mighty man You will show Yourself perfect
- lit. until they were consumed
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His servants
the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John,
Because you have kept the word of My endurance, I also will keep you out of the hour of trial, which is about to come on the whole inhabited earth, to try them who dwell on the earth.
14:1 And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him a hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice out of heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harp-singers playing on their harps. 3 And they sing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the hundred and forty-four thousand, who have been purchased from the earth. 4 These are they who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are they who follow the Lamb wherever He may go. These were purchased from among men as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth no lie was found; they are without blemish.
2 Corinthians 5:9
Therefore also we are determined, whether at home or abroad, to gain the honor of being well pleasing to Him.
10 For we must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done through the body according to what he has practiced, whether good or bad.
11 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; yet I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
1 Corinthians 3:8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
13 The work of each will become manifest; for the day will declare it, because it is revealed by fire, and the fire itself will prove each one's work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone's work which he has built upon the foundation remains, he will receive a reward ; 15 If anyone's work is consumed, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
Revelation 22:12 Behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with Me to render to each one as his work is.
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and there was given to him authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation.
whose voice then shook the earth: but now He has promised, saying, Yet once more will I make to tremble not the earth only, but also the heaven.
27 And this word
, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have
been made, that those things which are not shaken may remain.
And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood;
13 and the stars of the heaven fell unto the earth, as a fig tree casts her unripe figs when she is shaken of a great wind.
14 And the heaven was removed as a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and the chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 for the great day of Their wrath is come; and who is able to stand?
And the angel takes the censer; and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and cast it upon the earth: and there followed thunders, and voices, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
6 And the seven angels that had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
7 And the first sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9 and there died the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, even they that had life; and the third part of the ships was destroyed.
10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell from heaven a great star, burning as a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of the waters;
Revelation 11:13 And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell; and there were killed in the earthquake seven thousand persons: and the rest were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of
And there was opened the temple of God that is in heaven; and there was seen in His temple the ark of His covenant; and there followed lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.
16:18 and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since there were men upon the earth, so great an earthquake, so mighty.
And when he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they were looking steadfastly into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 who also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye looking into heaven? this Jesus, who was received up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven.
Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, Jehovah rides upon a swift cloud, and cometh to Egypt; and the idols of
Egypt are moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt melts in the midst of it.
Matthew 24:30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
26:64 Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.
Mark 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.
Luke 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Behold, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they that pierced him; and all the tribes of t
he earth shall mourn over him. Even so, Amen.
And I saw another strong Angel coming down out of the heaven, clothed with a cloud, and the rainbow uponhis head, and his countenance as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire,
And I saw, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud one sitting like the
Son of man, having upon his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, Send forth Your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come because the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And He who sat on the cloud thrust His sickle upon the earth, and the earth was reaped.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 Because the Lord Himself, with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are living, who are left remaining, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and thus we will be always with the Lord.
But take heed to yourselves lest perhaps your hearts be weighed down with debauchery and drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day come upon you suddenly as a snare. 35 For it will come in upon all those dwelling on the face of all the earth. 36 But be watchful at every time, beseeching that you would prevail to escape all these things which are about to happen and stand before the Son of Man.
2 Samuel 22:1
And David spoke to Jehovah the words of this song in the day that Jehovah had delivered him out of
the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul.
3 God is my rock, in him will I trust-My shield, and the horn of my salvation, My high tower, and my refuge, My Savior: Thou wilt save me from violence.
Then the earth shook, and quaked; The foundations of the heavens
trembled And shook because he was wroth.
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; And he was seen
upon the wings of the wind.
And the beds of the sea
were seen, The foundations of the world were uncovered At the rebuke of Jehovah, At
the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
They encountered me in the day of my calamity; But Jehovah was
29 For You are
my lamp, O LORD, and the LORD will enlighten my darkness.
42 They looked
, but there was
none to save; even unto
the LORD, but he answered them not.
44 And thou hast delivered me from the strivings of my
people, Thou hast kept me to be head of the nations: A
people I knew not doth serve me:
45 Sons of the stranger feign obedience to me, At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me.
46 Sons of the stranger disappear, And they gird themselves from their borders.
And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keeps covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
10:12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him , and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou may live.
20 That thou may love the LORD thy God, [and] that thou may obey his voice, and that thou may cleave unto him: for he [is] thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou may dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them
Judges 5:31 So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but [let] them that love him [be] as the sun when he goes forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.
Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keeps covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:
Ps 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defend them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: [for] the LORD preserves the faithful, and plentifully rewards the proud doer.
69:36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: He preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
116:1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice [and] my supplications. 2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon [him] as long as I live.
119:132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou used to do unto those that love thy name.
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
145:20 The LORD preserves all them that love him : but all the wicked will he destroy.
Isa 56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keeps the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; 7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices [shall be] accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.
64:4 For since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, [what] he hath prepared for him that waits for him.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, "Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard and which have not come up in man's heart; things which God has prepared for those who love Him .''
Daniel 9:4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him , and to them that keep his commandments;
John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, he is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him . 22 Judas, not Iscariot, said to Him , Lord, and what has happened that You are to manifest Yourself to us and not to the world? 23 Jesus answered and said to him , If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him , and We will come to him and make an abode with him . 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me.
21:15 Then when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You. He said to him, Feed My lambs. 16 He said to him again a second time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You. He said to him, Shepherd My sheep. 17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me? Peter was grieved that He said to him the third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You. Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
1 Corinthians 8:1 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 2 If anyone thinks that he knows anything, he has not yet come to know as he ought to know; 3 But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.
14:1 Pursue love , and desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
2 Corinthians 5:13
For whether we were beside ourselves, it was to God; or whether we are sober-minded, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ constrains us because we have judged this, that One died for all, therefore all died; 15 And He died for all that those who live may no longer live to themselves but to Him who died for them and has been raised.
Ephesians 5:23 Peace to the brothers and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the endurance of Christ.
2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, with which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will recompense me in that day, and not only me but also all those who have loved His appearing .
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another so as to incite one another to love and good works,
1 Peter 1:7 So that the proving of your faith, much more precious than of gold which perishes though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 Whom having not seen, you love; into whom though not seeing Him at present, yet believing, you exult with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory, 9 Receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures trial, because when he has become approved by testing, he will receive the crown of life, which He promised to those who love Him.
2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers: Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which He promised to those who love Him?
1 John 2:5 But whoever keeps His word, truly in this one the love of God has been perfected. In this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.
15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him;
And we know and have believed the love which God has in us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God and God abides in him. 17 In this has love been perfected with us, that we have boldness in the day of the judgment because even as He is, so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear because fear has punishment, and he who fears has not been perfected in love . 19 We love because He first loved us. 20 If anyone says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from Him, that he who loves God love his brother also. 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been begotten of God, and everyone who loves Him who has begotten loves him also who has been begotten of Him. 2 In this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and do His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, awaiting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Revelation 2:4 But I have one thing against you, that you have left your first love . 5 Remember therefore where you have fallen from and repent and do the first works; but if not, I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent.
Isaiah 11: 15
And Jehovah will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind will he shake his hand over the river, and will smite it into seven streams, and make men
go over dryshod.
Revelation 16:12 And the sixth poured out his bowl upon the great river Euphrates; and its water was dried up that the way of the kings from the rising of the sun might be prepared.
Exodus 43:16 Thus saith Jehovah, who maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters,
17 who brings forth chariot and horse, army and power-they lie down together, they shall not rise; they are extinct, they are quenched as tow:
Isaiah 51:10 Is it not thou that dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; that made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?
For our commonwealth exists in the heavens, from which also we eagerly await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 Who will transfigure the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of His glory, according to His operation by which He is able even to subject all things to Himself.
1 Corinthians 15:45 45 So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul''; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit. 46 But the spiritual is not first but the soulish, then the spiritual: 47 The first man is out of the earth, earthy; the second man is out of heaven. 48 As the earthy is, such are they also that are earthy; and as the heavenly is, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And even as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, neither does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed , 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed . 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 And when this corruptible will put on incorruption and this mortal will put on immortality, then the word which is written will come to pass, "Death has been swallowed up unto victory.''
By faith Enoch was translated so that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had translated him. For before his translation he obtained the testimony that he had been well pleasing to God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to Him, for he who comes forward to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
"For in yet a very little while the Coming One will come and will not delay. 38 But My righteous one shall live by faith; and if he shrinks back, My soul does not delight in him.'' 39 But we are not of those who shrink back to ruin but of them who have faith to the gaining of the soul.
The steps of a mighty man are ordered from the Lord, and He delights in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not utterly be cast down for the LORD upholds him by
For at that time there will be great tribulation , such as has not occurred from the beginning of the world until now, nor shall by any means ever occur. 22 And unless those days had been cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen, those days will be cut short.
Mark 13:19 For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, nor shall by any means ever occur. 20 And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
And one of the elders answered, saying to me, These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where did they come from? 14 And I said to him, My lord, you know. And he said to me, These are those who come out of the great tribulation , and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Because of this they are before the throne of God and serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits upon the throne will tabernacle over them. 16 They will not hunger any more, neither will they thirst any more, neither will the sun beat upon them, nor any heat; 17 For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and guide them to springs of waters of life; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
And a great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon underneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 And she was with child, and she cried out, travailing in birth and being in pain to bring forth. 3 And another sign was seen in heaven; and behold, there was a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. 4 And his tail drags away the third part of the stars of heaven, and he cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bring forth, so that when she brings forth he might devour her child. 5 And she brought forth a son, a man-child, who is to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place there prepared by God so that they might nourish her there a thousand two hundred and sixty days.
15 And the serpent cast water as a river out of his mouth after the woman that he might cause her to be carried away by its current.
Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6 If one does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is dried up; and they gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. 8 In this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and so you will become My disciples.
1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee fornication. Every sin which a man may do is outside the body, but he who commits fornication sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price. So then glorify God in your body.
10:12 So then let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has taken you except that which is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow that you be tempted beyond what you are able, but will, with the temptation, also make the way out, that you may be able to endure it. 14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
1 Tim 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all evils, because of which some, aspiring after money, have been led away from the faith and pierced themselves through with many pains. 11 But you, O man of God, flee these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, meekness
2 Timothy 2:22 But flee youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
You therefore shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, even as your Father also is merciful.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
9:13 But go ye and learn what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
12:7 But if ye had known what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone.
James 2:13 For the judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Set apart for Me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
Ezekiel 44:10 But the Levites who went away far from me, when Israel went astray, going astray from me after their idols, they shall even bear their iniquity; 11 but they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having oversight at the gates of the house, and doing the service of the house: they shall slaughter the burnt-offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them. 12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and were unto the house of Israel a stumbling-block of iniquity; therefore have I lifted up my hand against them, saith the Lord Jehovah, that they shall bear their iniquity. 13 And they shall not draw near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to draw near to any of my holy things, even to the most holy; but they shall bear their confusion, and their abominations which they have committed. 14 And I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.
15 But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall approach unto me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to present unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord Jehovah. 16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall approach unto my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see in a mirror obscurely, but at that time face to face; now I know in part, but at that time I will fully know even as also I was fully known.
The words of Jehovah are pure words, silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7 Thou, Jehovah, wilt keep them, thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us
of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For indeed, we have had good news announced to us, even as they also, but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it
. 3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as He said, As I have sworn in My wrath, if they shall enter into My rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
1 Corinthians 15:41
There is another glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption;
Revelation 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna, and to him I will give a white stone , and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knows except he who receives it.
Zechariah 14:3 And Jehovah will go forth and fight with those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
5 And ye shall flee [to] the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, [and] all the saints with thee.
Revelation 17:14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and they who are with Him, the called and chosen and faithful, will also overcome them.
19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sits on it called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 And His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems, and He has a name written which no one knows but Himself. 13 And He is clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and His name is called the Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven followed Him on white horses, dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of His mouth proceeds a sharp sword, that with it He might smite the nations; and He will shepherd them with an iron rod; and He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 And He has on His garment and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war with Him who sits on the horse and with His army.
1 Thessalonians 3:13 So that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints .
Jude 14 And Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied also of these, saying, Behold, the Lord came with myriads of His saints 15 To execute judgment against all and to convict all the ungodly concerning all their ungodly works which they have done in ungodliness, and concerning all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
Finally, be empowered in the Lord and in the might of His strength. 11 Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil, 12 For our wrestling is not against blood and flesh but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlies. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth and having put on the breastplate of righteousness 15 And having shod your feet with the firm foundation of the gospel of peace; 16 Besides all these, having taken up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. 17 And receive the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which Spirit is the word of God, 18 By means of all prayer and petition, praying at every time in spirit and watching unto this in all perseverance and petition concerning all the saints,
2 Thessalonians 2:1
Now we ask you, brothers, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2 That you be not quickly shaken in mind nor alarmed, neither by a spirit nor by word nor by a letter as if by us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one deceive you in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or an object of worship, so that he sits in the temple of God, setting himself forth, saying that he is God. 5 Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I said these things to you?
6 And now you know that which restrains , so that he might be revealed in his own time. 7 For it is the mystery of lawlessness that is now operating, but only until the one now restraining goes out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed (whom the Lord Jesus will slay by the breath of His mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of His coming), 9 The coming of whom is according to Satan's operation in all power and signs and wonders of a lie 10 And in all deceit of unrighteousness among those who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved. 11 And because of this God sends to them an operation of error that they might believe the lie, 12 So that all who have not believed the truth but have taken pleasure in unrighteousness might be judged.
Then I turned, and lifted up my eyes, and looked, and behold a flying scroll. 2 And the angel said to me, What do you see? And I answered, I see a flying scroll; the length is twenty cubits, and the breadth is ten cubits. 3 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth: every one who steals shall be cut off according to it; and every one that swears shall be cut off according to it. 4 I will cause it to go forth, says the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him who swears falsely by My name; and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof. (notes
And even as it happened in the days of Noah, so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day in which Noah entered into the ark and the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; 29 But on the day in which Lot went out from Sodom , it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 It will be in the same way on the day in which the Son of Man is revealed.
Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said [again], This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, [even] Lot, and came near to break the door.
Isaiah 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom , they hide [it] not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. 10 Say ye to the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with him]: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. 11 Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. 12 [As for] my people, children [are] their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause [thee] to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom , and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
2 Peter 2:6 And having reduced to ashes the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, condemned them to ruin, having set them as an example to those who intend to live an ungodly life, 7 And rescued righteous Lot, who had been oppressed by the licentious manner of life of the lawless 8 (For that righteous man, who settled down among them, in seeing and hearing tormented his righteous soul day after day with their lawless works); 9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of trial and how to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 And especially those who go after the flesh in the lust for defilement and despise lordship. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble while reviling dignities;
Jude 7 How Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, who in like manner with these gave themselves over to fornication and went after different flesh, are set forth as an example, undergoing the penalty of eternal fire.
But concerning that day and hour, no one knows, not even the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as they were in those days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day in which Noah entered into the ark, 39 And they did not know that judgment was coming until the flood came and took all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 At that time two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord comes. 43 But know this, that if the householder had known in which watch the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44 For this reason you also be ready, because at an hour when you do not expect it, the Son of Man is coming.
Genesis 6:6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown. 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. 9 These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth there when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you being cast outside.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich.
Matthew 11:29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me , for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Therefore just as the tares are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the consummation of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send His angels, and they will collect out of His kingdom all the stumblingblocks and those who practice lawlessness, 42 And will cast them into the furnace of fire. In that place there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
1 Corinthians 15:25 For He must reign until God puts all His enemies under His feet.
In that day will Jehovah defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that stumbles among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David as God, as the Angel of Jehovah before them. (note
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures, "The stone which the builders rejected, this has become the head of the corner. This was from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes''? 43 Therefore I say to you that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation producing its fruit. 44 And he who falls on this stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it shall crush him to powder and scatter him like chaff. 45 And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking concerning them.
Luke 20:17 But He looked at them, and said, What then is this that is written, ``The stone which the builders rejected, this has become the head of the corner''? 18 Everyone who falls on that stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it shall crush him to powder and scatter him like chaff. 19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on Him in that hour; yet they feared the people, for they perceived that it was with them in view that He spoke this parable.
Daniel 2:34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet [that were] of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Hear this word that Jehovah hath spoken against you, children of Israel, against the whole family that I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, 2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities. 3 Shall two walk together except they be agreed?
And they [that are] far off shall come and build in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. And [this] shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.
Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, Repent and each one of you be baptized upon the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For to you is the promise and to your children, and to all who are far off , as many as the Lord our God calls to Himself.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand in order that we would walk in them. 11 Therefore remember that once you, the Gentiles in the flesh, those who are called uncircumcision by that which is called circumcision in the flesh made by hands, 12 That you were at that time apart from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who were once far off have become near in the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our peace, He who has made both one and has broken down the middle wall of partition, the enmity, 15 Abolishing in His flesh the law of the commandments in ordinances, that He might create the two in Himself into one new man, so making peace, 16 And might reconcile both in one Body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity by it. 17 And coming, He announced peace as the gospel to you who were far off , and peace to those who were near, 18 For through Him we both have access in one Spirit unto the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers
and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
1 Kings 8:41
Moreover concerning a stranger, that [is] not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake; 42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house; 43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as [do] thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
2 Chronicles 6:32 Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this house; 33 Then hear thou from the heavens, [even] from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as [doth] thy people Israel, and
may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name.
Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who followed, Truly I say to you, With no one in Israel have I found such great faith. 11 But I say to you that many will come from the east and the west and will recline at table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens, 12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness. In that place there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
Luke 13:28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth there when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you being cast outside. 29 And they will come from the east and the west , and from the north and the south, and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.
And when much discussion had taken place, Peter rose up and said to them, Men, brothers, you know that from the early days God chose from among you that through my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe .
Romans 1011 For the Scripture says, ``Everyone who believes on Him shall not be put to shame.'' 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all and rich to all who call upon Him; 13 For ``whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'' 14 How then shall they call upon Him into whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe into Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without one who proclaims Him? 15 And how shall they proclaim Him unless they are sent? As it is written, ``How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the news of good things!'' 16 But not all have obeyed the gospel, for Isaiah says, ``Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?'' 17 So faith comes out of hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Another parable He set before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man sowing good seed in his field. 25 But while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares in the midst of the wheat and went away. 26 And when the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the tares appeared also. 27 And the slaves of the master of the house came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where then did the tares come from? 28 And he said to them, An enemy has done this. And the slaves said to him, Do you want us then to go and collect them? 29 But he said, No, lest while collecting the tares , you uproot the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Collect first the tares and bind them into bundles to burn them up, but the wheat gather into my barn. 31 Another parable He set before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, 32 And which is smaller than all the seeds; but when it has grown, it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and roost in its branches. 33 Another parable He spoke to them: The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened. 34 All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the crowds, and apart from a parable He spoke nothing to them, 35 So that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, ``I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.'' 36 Then, leaving the crowds, He went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, Make the parable of the tares of the field clear to us. 37 And He answered and said, He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38 And the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 And the enemy who sowed them is the devil; and the harvest is the consummation of the age; and the reapers are angels. 40 Therefore just as the tares are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the consummation of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send His angels, and they will collect out of His kingdom all the stumblingblocks and those who practice lawlessness, 42 And will cast them into the furnace of fire. In that place there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the Gentiles also walk in the vanity of their mind, 18 Being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance which is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 19 Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lasciviousness to work all uncleanness in greediness. 20 But you did not so learn Christ, 21 If indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him as the reality is in Jesus, 22 That you put off , as regards your former manner of life, the old man, which is being corrupted according to the lusts of the deceit, 23 And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind 24 And put on the new man, which was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of the reality. 25 Therefore having put off the lie, speak truth each one with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
Colossians 3:5 Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and greediness, which is idolatry; 6 Because of which things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience; 7 In which you also once walked, when you lived in these things. 8 But now, you also, put away all these things: wrath, anger, malice, blasphemy, foul abusive language out of your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his practices 10 And have put on the new man, which is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11 Where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, inward parts of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, long-suffering; 13 Bearing one another and forgiving one another, if anyone should have a complaint against anyone; even as the Lord forgave you, so also should you forgive. 14 And over all these things put on love, which is the uniting bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of Christ arbitrate in your hearts, to which also you were called in one Body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do in word or in deed, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Romans 12:2 And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and well pleasing and perfect.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit.
5:15 And He died for all that those who live may no longer live to themselves but to Him who died for them and has been raised. 16 So then we, from now on, know no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him so no longer. 17 So then if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation . The old things have passed away; behold, they have become new .
John 3:30 He must increase , but I must decrease.
Put them in fear , O LORD: [that] the nations may know themselves [to be but] men. Selah.
19:9 The fear of the LORD [is] clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD [are] true [and] righteous altogether.
25:12 What man [is] he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14 The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
31:19 [Oh] how great [is] thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; [which] thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD [is] upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he [is] our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 8 O taste and see that the LORD [is] good: blessed [is] the man [that] trusteth in him. 9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for [there is] no want to them that fear him. 10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good [thing]. 11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 12 What man [is he that] desireth life, [and] loveth [many] days, that he may see good? 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
86:9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. 10 For thou [art] great, and doest wondrous things: thou [art] God alone. 11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. 12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 13 For great [is] thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13 Like as a father pitieth [his] children, [so] the LORD pitieth them that fear him. 14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we [are] dust. 15 [As for] man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. 16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. 17 But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; 18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
111:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
115:11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he [is] their help and their shield. 12 The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless [us]; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. 13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, [both] small and great. 14 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children. 15 Ye [are] blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth. 16 The heaven, [even] the heavens, [are] the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. 17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. 18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.
119:38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who [is devoted] to thy fear .
63 I [am] a companion of all [them] that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. 75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments [are] right, and [that] thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. 76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. 77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law [is] my delight. 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: [but] I will meditate in thy precepts. 79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
145:18 The LORD [is] nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. 19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. 20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Proverbs 14:26 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.
15:16 Better [is] little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
22:4 By humility [and] the fear of the LORD [are] riches, and honour, and life.
23:17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but [be thou] in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
Eccl 8:12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his [days] be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong [his] days, [which are] as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
Isaiah 8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and [let] him [be] your fear , and [let] him [be] your dread. 14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 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 of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, [and] strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD [is] His treasure.
59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. 20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. 21 As for me, this [is] my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that [is] upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever. 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. 4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at [thy] side. 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear , and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do [this], saith the LORD of hosts.
Acts 19:17 And this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 18 And many of those who had believed came, confessing and making known their practices. 19 And a considerable number of those who practiced magic brought their books together and burned them before all; and they counted up the price of them and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 Thus, the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.
Romans 11:13 But I am speaking to you, the Gentiles. Inasmuch therefore as I am an apostle of the Gentiles, I glorify my ministry, 14 If perhaps I may provoke those of my flesh to jealousy and save some of them. 15 For if their being cast aside is the reconciliation of the world, what will their being received back be, if not life from the dead? 16 Now if the dough offered as the firstfruits is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are also. 17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a fellow partaker of the root of fatness of the olive tree, 18 Do not boast against the branches; but if you boast, remember that it is not you who bear the root, but the root you. 19 You will say then, Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in. 20 Rightly said: they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be high-minded, but fear ; 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you. 22 Behold then the kindness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but on you, the kindness of God, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. 23 And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree and were grafted contrary to nature into the cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree! 25 For I do not want you, brothers, to be ignorant of this mystery (lest you be wise in yourselves), that hardness has come upon Israel in part, until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in;
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done through the body according to what he has practiced, whether good or bad. 11 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; yet I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
6:14 Do not become dissimilarly yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? 15 And what concord does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, even as God said, "I will dwell among them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.'' 17 Therefore "come out from their midst and be separated, says the Lord, and do not touch what is unclean; and I will welcome you''; 18 "And I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.'' 7:1 Therefore since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and of spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Ephesians 5:21 Being subject to one another in the fear of Christ:
Philippians 2:12 So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only but now much rather in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 For it is God who operates in you both the willing and the working for His good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and reasonings 15 That you may be blameless and guileless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as luminaries in the world, 16 Holding forth the word of life, so that I may have a boast in the day of Christ that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.
Hebrews 4:1 Let us fear therefore, lest, a promise being left of entering into His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed we have had the good news announced to us, even as they also; but the word heard did not profit them, not being mixed together with faith in those who heard.
12:25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks, for if those did not escape who refused Him who warned them upon the earth, much more we shall not escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven, 26 Whose voice at that time shook the earth but now has promised, saying, ``Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also heaven.'' 27 And this word, ``Yet once more,'' shows clearly the removal of the things being shaken as being of things having been made, that the things which are not shaken may remain. 28 Therefore receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us have grace, through which we may serve God well-pleasingly with piety and fear ; 29 For our God is also a consuming fire.
1Peter 1:17 And if you call as Father the One who without respect of persons judges according to each one's work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear,
2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
3:15 But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, being always ready for a defense to everyone who asks of you an account concerning the hope which is in you, 16 Yet with meekness and fear , having a good conscience, so that in the matter in which you are spoken against, those who revile your good manner of life in Christ may be put to shame.
Revelation 11:18 And the nations became angry, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to give the reward to Your slaves the prophets and to the saints and to those who fear Your name, to the small and to the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.
19:5 And a voice came out from the throne, saying, Praise our God, all His slaves and those who fear Him, the small and the great.
1 Peter 1:13
Wherefore, having girded up the loins of your mind, be
hope with perfect stedfastness in the grace which will be
brought to you at the
revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as children of obedience, not conformed to your
former lusts in your ignorance; 15 but as he who has called you is holy, be ye also holy in all your
conversation; 16 because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy. 17 And if ye invoke as Father him who, without regard of persons, judges according to the work of each, pass your time of sojourn in fear,
5:5 In like manner, younger men, be subject to elders; and all of you gird yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.
For I say that Christ has become a servant of the circumcision for the sake of God's truthfulness, to confirm the promises given to the fathers, 9 And that the Gentiles should glorify God for His mercy, as it is written, "Therefore I will extol You among the Gentiles, and I will sing praise to Your name.'' 10 And again he says, "Rejoice, Gentiles, with His people.'' 11 And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples speak praise to Him.'' 12 And again, Isaiah says, "There shall be the root of Jesse, even He who rises to rule the Gentiles; on Him will the Gentiles hope.''
Hebrews 2:12 Saying, "I will declare Your name to My brothers; in the midst of the church I will sing hymns of praise to You.'' 13 And again, "I will trust in Him.'' And again, "Behold, I and the children whom God has given to Me.''
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall arise to rule over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust, and his rest shall be glorious. (LXX)
And it shall come to pass, that all that are left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Jehovah of hosts, and to celebrate the feast of tabernacles. 17 And it shall be, that whoso goeth not up of the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, Jehovah of hosts, upon them shall be no rain. 18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, neither shall it be
upon them; there
shall be the plague, wherewith Jehovah will smite the nations that go not up to celebrate the feast of tabernacles. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that go not up to celebrate the feast of tabernacles.