Psalm 68 - overcomer - The Lord's 2nd Coming
This Psalm is generally acknowledged to be the most difficult to understand.
"The Psalm is at once surpassingly excellent and difficult. Its darkness in some stanzas is utterly impenetrable. Well does a German critic speak of it as a Titan very hard to master. Our slender scholarship has utterly failed us and we have had to follow a surer Guide. We trust our thoughts may not however prove unprofitable." - C. H. Spurgeon
The remarkable character of the Psalm is indicated by the fact that there are no fewer than thirteen words in it which are not found elsewhere. The Pentecostal Gift of Tongues seems needed for its full exposition. - William Kay.
Hebrew words are defined by how they are used in the Bible. When a word is used in only once (called a hapax) it is a guess on what it means. Except in the book of Job, hapaxes are rare. Here are the 13 hapaxes that Kay is referring to:
prosperity - could be read as the feminine plural participle of the verb kosher.
being made fit for use,
is a common word meaning 2 lips, or borders. In this verse it is usually translated "sheepfolds", which it never means anywhere else.
usually translated green, yellow or shining is used elsewhere only in Leviticus for the color of leprosy.
is the name of a mountain (Jdg 9:48
) and the name of one of David's mighty men (2Sa 23:28
means "image". Tzal
means shadow. The mon
ending is common for proper names (i.e. Simeon, Ammon, Amon, Hesbon, Hermon, Jeshimon, Rimon, Salmon, etc).
was translated by LXX and Vulgate as "curdled". Most modern translations translate it as "many peaked" which is just a guess. It seems to be a plural of the word gavon
, only used in Lev 21:20
where it is translated "hunchbacked" and disqualifies a person, through no fault of his own, from serving as a priest.
is translated "look with envy", which seems to be the best guess. LXX translated it as "suppose" and Vulgate as "suspect". It is not used anywhere else in the Bible, but is used in the apocryphal book of Sirach
, where LXX translated it "lie in wait".
is understood by most translaters to mean "doubled" from the verb shanan
, meaning "repeat over and over" only used in Deut 6:7
. This is the only occurrance of the word. LXX translated it as "thriving ones", apparently seeing a different Hebrew word, shaanan
, which means "at ease".
It must be confessed that in this Psalm there are as many precipices, and as many labyrinths, as there are verses, or even words. It has not inappropriately been designated the cross of critics, the reproach of interpreters. - Simon de Muis.
Names of God in this Psalm:
- Elohim (God) 26x vv1-7, 8x3, 9-10, 15-18, 21, 24, 26, 28x2, 31-32, 34, 35x2
- Jah 2x vv 4, 18
- Adonai (Lord) 6x vv 11, 17, 19, 20, 22, 32
- Shadai v14
- Jehovah 3x vv 16, 20, 26
- El (God) 5x - vv19, 20x2, 24, 35
v 1 -
This is a quote of Numbers 10:35
, which Moses spoke when the Ark of the Covenant set forward. Moses spoke of God in the 2nd person, but David speaks of Him in the 3rd person.
The ark would have been a poor leader if the Lord had not been present with the symbol. Before we move, we should always desire to see the Lord lead the way. The words suppose the Lord to have been passive for awhile, suffering his enemies to rage, but restraining his power. Israel beseeches him to "arise, "as elsewhere to "awake, ""gird on his sword, "and other similar expressions. We, also, may thus importunately cry unto the Lord, that he would be pleased to make bare his arm, and plead his own cause. ... How fitting a prayer is this for the commencement of a revival! How it suggests the true mode of conducting one:—the Lord leads the way, his people follow, the enemies flee. - Spurgeon
- lit. Like the driving away of smoke, you will drive them away. Like the melting of wax due to the presence of fire, wicked will perish due to the coming of God.
- We preach the gospel with this spirit of rejoicing.
What does it mean to cast up a way for Him in the deserts?
I think it means to hasten the coming day of God as in 2Pet 3:12
. It is like John the Baptist prepared the way in the people before the Lord's first coming. I think this refers to the church preparing the way before the Lord's 2nd coming. (Isa 40:3; etc
Take the stumbling-blocks out of the way of God's people (Isa 57:14
; Heb 12:13
). There are many stumbling blocks in the way of God's people growing.
Where do we cast up the way for God to move? In the deserts or wildernesses. That is not in the mainstream. that is where revival begins. There is too much resistance in the mainstream. Cast up a way in the wilderness, and if it is fruitful, that will be a testimony so it can spread to the mainstream.
The verb "cast up" is not very neat, but kind of quick and dirty, functional and practical.
So far, the steps for revival are:
1. Prayer for God to arise and move.vv 1-2
2. Rejoice vv 3-4
3. Cast up a way for God in the wildernesses v4
- We know our God as this in this present age.
We present God as this in the gospel that we preach.
God does this in and through His holy dwelling, the church. ref. James 1:27
This gives another step for revival:
4. Be the means for God to care for the widows, orphans and lonely. vv4-5
The Hebrew word kosharot usually translated "prosperity" is only used here. It is spelled as the feminine plural participle of the verb kosher, which means to be fit for use.
- Lit. in Your stepping through the wilderness
This goes back to the Exodus and Mt. Sinai.
It is unusual to have a Selah in the middle of a sentence. Pay special attention to the 1st part of the sentence, God went forth before His people.
- Lit. at the coming of God, this Sinai, at the coming of God, the God of Israel.
This is quoted from Deborah's song (Jdg 5:4-5
) after Israel's miraculous victory over Jabin, king of Canaan, who had been oppressing them. Deborah refers back to how God had fought for Israel at the end of their wilderness journey. God is still the same.
- This is God blessing Israel in the land of Israel.
When we sow the seed of God's gospel, we can do nothing without God providing the rain for the seed to grow. He pours rain plentifully when we sow.
- I want to be part of this great army publishing the glad tidings. The word for "publishers" is feminine. As publishers of the glad tidings, we are like women publishing the news. The Lord already won the victory.
The word that the Lord gives is what He prepared in His goodness for the meek in the previous verse.
The ten thousand maids of Israel, like good handmaids of the Lord, aroused the sleepers, called in the wanderers, and bade the valiant men to hasten to the fray. O for the like zeal in the church of today, that, when the gospel is published, both men and women may eagerly spread the glad tidings of great joy. - Spurgeon
The Lord did give his word at his ascension, and there were a multitude of them that published it, and by this means kings of armies were put to flight: they conquered by the word: there is not such another way to rout kings and their armies. - William Strong.
The Hebrew verb for "publishing" means to publish glad tidings (Isa 52:7; etc
) with "good tidings" built into the word. Out of 24 uses of the word, 23 are for good tidings. The only exception is 1Sam 4:17, where it refers to the messenger, who normally brought good news.
There are many enemies in the world and heavenlies opposing the gospel.Do not fear them. They will flee when we preach the gospel.
The word flee is repeated twice identically. This is very unusual.
In order to "divide the spoil" of the saved souls, we need to be abiding in a house, a local church so that the saved ones can be taken out of the world and grow.
This gives another requirement for revival:
5. Be a member of a local church
When the Lord gives success to his gospel, the very best of his saints are made glad and feel themselves partakers in the blessing. - Spurgeon
I have been giving out gospel tract dispensers to businesses around my church. Chain stores will not accept them, but every local business that I have asked has said yes. Right now I have them in 10 businesses: 1 Bowling Alley, 2 Health Care, 2 Liquor stores, 1 Hookah lounge, 1 coin laundry, 1 body piercing, 1 Chiropractor, 1 Vietnamese restaurant. But there are also enemies of the gospel. I placed one at a video game store with the manager's permission, but an enemy of the gospel stole it. I put another one there in a different location, but that was stolen again. I pray for the theif to repent and be saved. Also I had placed one in another liquor store, but the owner said that some customers started arguing loudly about it, so he took it away.The kings of enemy armies will flee, they will flee, so long as we go out by faith.
- This is where this Psalm becomes mysterious. It is mysterious because there is so much meaning packed into this verse.
It is a hard passage, a nut for the learned to crack. If we knew all that was known when this ancient hymn was composed, the allusion would no doubt strike us as being beautifully appropriate, but as we do not, we will let it rest among the unriddled things. - Spurgeon
Most literally the verse says: If you (masculine plural) will lay between 2 lips, wings of a dove covered in silver, and her pinions in leprous-green gold. Selah
The Hebrew word shiphataim
means "2 lips" or, by extension, "2 borders", as the lips are the border of the mouth. Most translate it here as "sheepfolds" guessing that this word is a mispelling of mishptaim
in Jdg 5:16
. LXX, Vulgate, YLT and Goldingay translate it as something like "boundaries".
The adjective which I translated as leprous-green is only used here and in Lev 13:49 & 14:37
where it refers to leprosy in a garment or house and in Leviticus is translated "greenish".
Selah comes from LXX.
if - adds a 2nd condition to the promise in the previous verse to divide the spoil. The first condition was to abide in a house, a local church. This second condition is to lay between 2 lips.
- "she within a house abiding" in the previous verse is "you" (masculine plural) in this verse. This makes it clear that the "she within a house abiding" applies to us, the
- not just "walk", nor even just "abide", but restfully "lay". Meditate in the Lord's word day and night. (Ps 1:2
). At times in my life I feel I have been laying between the Lord's lips. This has been when I memorize and sing Psalms and when I am meditating on the portion of the word that we are covering in church or in Bible Study group. At 68 years old, it is much harder to memorize verses. Psalms are easier for me to
memorize after I make them rhyme.
between 2 lips
- For us to lay between 2 lips means to abide intimately in God's word night and day. The Lord's word to us should be the "word of Your lips" (Psalm 17:4
). They are like the Lord's kiss. It is easy to be related to the Word like the Pharisees who searched the Scriptures yet did not have the Word abiding in them (John 5:38-40
). Abiding in the Lord's Word enables us to pray according to God's mind so that we can bear much fruit (John 15:7-8
The word of the Lord's lips restricts our thoughts and conduct, especially from doing unto others as they have done to us (Psalm 17:4
). The Lord's Word should be to us like 2 lips tenderly restricting us on 2 sides: mercy and truth (Ps 25:10; etc
), faith and works (1Thes 1:3;et
. We need to share both sides of the truth (Ps 40:10
wings of a dove - The 2 lips of the Lord's Word are also wings of a dove covered with silver. The dove is the symbol of:
The Spirit and the Word are one (Eph 6:17;etc
). We need the 2 wings, the Word and the Spirit, in order to follow the Lord wherever He goes to preach the gospel (Joh 3:8
; etc). We should never think that the Spirit and the Word are rivals. They are 2 wings, without both we will not fly but crash.
The dove is the symbol of being in love with the Lord (SoS 1:15;etc
) with our eyes on Him (Mat 6.22
). We preach the gospel while in love with our Lord. We can have nothing between the Lord and us.See hymn "Nothing Between
I am glad that the dove is the symbol of guiless simplicity (Mat 10:16
). We do not need to be very smart to be fruitful in the gospel, but completely guileless.
Charles Colson in his great autobiography, Born Again
, (which you can borrow as an audiobook from Hoopla
), was being charged with crimes he did not have knowledge of. When speaking at a prayer breakfast in Owosso, MI, Colson said, "I am not guilty of most of the crimes they accuse me of." Colson was surprised at the words "most
of the crimes" that came out of his mouth. Why not all
? He did not feel he could say that he was not guilty of all
of the crimes. So he changed his plea from "not guilty" to "guilty" because he was guilty of smearing Daniel Ellsberg who had illegally released the Pentagon Papers. Colson did this so that nothing would inhibit his witness for the gospel. His lawyer was furious with him and thought he was a silly dove.
covered with silver - Our speech needs to be purified as silver as the Lord's word is purified (Ps 12:6).
It is easy for the Lord's word among us to become mixed with myths. It is good to ask eachother, does the Lord's word really say that? The important truths we believe and stake our life upon must be founded directly upon the Word, not upon the trust in the understanding of a servant of the Lord, no matter how greatly that servant has been used by God. We should appreciate the Lord's servant for helping us see the truth in the Word, but we believe it because the Word says it.
But we still bear the signs of having been a sinner. This attracts people. Do not hide the scars of leprosy.
Men cry when they hear the gospel.
- lit. scattered kings in it
This goes back to v12. When the Lord causes the rulers of this age to flee, there is revival in the strongest place of darkness.
Whatever may be the precise meaning, it was intended to pourtray the glory and completeness of the divine triumph over the greatest foes. In this let all believers rejoice. - Spurgeon
- I don't know what this means. The kings could be world rulers that oppose the gospel or it could be evil rulers in the heavenlies. Eph 2:2; etc
Zion certainly was not a high hill comparatively; and it is here conceded that Bashan is a greater mount, but not so glorious, for the Lord in choosing Zion had exalted it above the loftier hills. The loftiness of nature is made as nothing before the Lord. He chooses as pleases him, and, according to the counsel of his own will, he selects Zion, and passes by the proud, uplifted peaks of Bashan; thus doth he make the base things of this world, and things that are despised, to become monuments of his grace and sovereignty. - Spurgeon
- lit. the LORD will dwell there to the end
Why are the gentile nations jealous of Israel?
What were Carmel and Sirion, with all their height, compared to Zion, the joy of the whole earth! God's election is a patent of nobility. They are choice men whom God has chosen, and that place is superlatively honoured which he honours with his presence. - Spurgeon
- The Lord had come down to earth at Mt. Sinai.
The presence of God is the strength of the church; all power is ours when God is ours. Twenty thousand chariots shall bear the gospel to the ends of the earth; and myriads of agencies shall work for its success. Providence is on our side, and it "has servants everywhere." There is no room for a shade of doubt or discouragement, but every reason for exultation and confidence. - Spurgeon
- Through Sinai the Jewish people were established. Through them God was incarnated and ascended. Eph 4:8-12
. After ascending, Christ let captives free to be captivated by Him. He gave these ones who are captivated by Him to be gifts to men. To be gifts to men we need to be captivated by Christ.
The gifts are for the church, the dwelling place of God.
The gifts are for the sharing of the gospel and the discipling of those that believe. "Rebellious" goes back to "leprous green" in verse 13. This includes the rebellious in Mt. Bashan and other envious mountains.
- God puts burdens on us day by day. Bearing these daily burdens enlarges us to become gifts to the church.
Happy nation, to be subdued by a King whose yoke is easy, and who secures his people from all fear of foreign burdens which their foes might try to force upon them. - Spurgeon
- The Lord will resurrect everyone, good and bad.
- This seems to be the battle of Armageddon.
Though his foes should endeavour to escape, they should not be able. Amos
describes the Lord as saying, "Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: and though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them." As there is no resisting Israel's God, so is there no escape from him, neither the heights of Bashan nor the depths of the great sea can shelter from his eye of detection, and his hand of justice. The powers of evil may flee to the utmost ends of the earth, but the Lord will arrest them, and lead them back in chains to adorn his triumph. - Spurgeon
- To us, except in a spiritual sense, the verse sounds harshly; but read it with an inner sense, and we also desire the utter and crushing defeat of all evil, and that wrong and sin may be the objects of profound contempt. Terrible is the God of Israel when he cometh forth as a man of war, and dreadful is even the Christ of God when he bares his arm to smite his enemies. Contemplate Revelation 19
. - Spurgeon
- God's goings forth in the sanctuary are His goings forth in the church.
- The singing goes back to v4. Here are more details. We need to be undefiled by the lust that is in the world like the 1440,000 Christians in Rev 14
- This seems to go back to the church to prepare us to be the 144,000 Christians.
- This seems to be the 144,000 Jews in Revelation 7. It may be that among these 144,000 faithful Jews who serve our God, the leader will be from the tribe of Benjamin.
The north sent a representative contingent as well as the south, and so the long procession set forth the hearty loyalty of all the tribes to their Lord and King. O happy day, when all believers shall be one around the ark of the Lord; striving for nothing but the glory of the God of grace. - Spurgeon
- lit. Your temple over Jerusalem
This may be gentiles consecrating themselves to the Lord in His church.
- This goes back to the rebellious mountains in vv15-16.
Till every one submit himself with pieces of silver. The Lord is asked to subdue the enemies of Israel, till they rendered tribute in silver ingots. Blessed is that rebuke, which does not break but bend; for subjection to the Lord of hosts is liberty, and tribute to him enriches him that pays it. The taxation of sin is infinitely more exacting than the tribute of religion. The little finger of lust is heavier than the loins of the law. Pieces of silver given to God are replaced with pieces of gold. - Spurgeon
- Old foes shall be new friends. - Spurgeon
Our knowledge reaches but to a small fragment of the life of God, whose "goings forth were of old, even from everlasting." (Mic 5:2
To this hour, the voice of God is power. This gospel, which utters and reveals his word, is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. - Spurgeon (Rom 1:16
- Let us never by our doubts or our daring defiances appear to deny power unto God; on the contrary, by yielding to him and trusting in him, let our hearts acknowledge his might. When we are reconciled to God, his omnipotence is an attribute of which we sing with delight. - Spurgeon
- God's strength today comes out of His church. Ps 110.
to the overcome
r, through David, a Psalm-Song
Let God arise, His foes scatter,
those that hate Him flee His coming.
You will drive them away as smoke
as wax before fire melting.
Wicked perish at God's coming,
3 but the righteous, they shall rejoice.
They shall exalt for God's coming,
and they shall be glad in much joy.
Sing to God. Psalm His name. Cast up
a highway for Him Who does ride
in the deserts in His name, Jah.
And exult for His coming nigh.
A father of the fatherless
and a judge of helpless widows
is God in His holy dwelling
for His people's trials He does own.
God brings the lonely to a home,
brings those bound to be fit for use,
but rebels dwell in a parched land,
where they are thirsty and confused.
God, when You went forth before Your
people through wilderness, selah,
the earth trembled, the heavens dropped,
at the coming of Israel's God.
You, O God, poured plentiful rain
on Your chosen inheritance.
It was weary, it You strengthened.
10 Your living things have dwelt therein.
You have prepared in Your goodness
O God, for the meek and lowly.
The Lord gives tidings in
Great is the army publishing.
Kings of armies flee, they do flee.
She within a house abiding
divides the spoil 13
if you will lay
between two lips which are dove's wings
covered with purified silver,
and her pinions covered with gold
that still has leprous green nature.
To speak the good news they are bold. <Selah>
When the Almighty scattered kings,
it snowed upon the dark mountain.
A mount of God is mount Bashan.
A hunchbacked mount is mount Bashan.
Why is it you look with envy,
you hunchbacked mounts at the mountain
that God desired for His abode?
Yeah, God will dwell there to the end.
Twenty thousand thousand thousands,
the chariots of God repeating.
Lord was among them in Sinai
in the holy sanctuary.
You have ascended to the height.
Captivity captive You led.
You have taken gifts among man,
indeed from the rebellious men
for the dwelling place of Jah God.
Blessed be the Lord over all.
Day by Day He puts loads on us,
God of our salvation. Selah.
Our God's the God of salvation.
Goings forth from death are the LORD's.
Those that continue in their sin,
God will smite His foes' head for sure.
The Lord said, I'll bring from Bashan,
bring again from depth of the sea,
that you may smash your foot in blood
your dogs' tongue from the enemies.
They have seen, O God, Thy goings
The goings of My God, my King,
in the sanctuary,
singers went before Him singing,
the players on stringed instruments
in midst of virgins' tambourines.
In assemblies bless ye God Jah
from fountain of Israel's blessing
There is Benjamin who was
now is their leader that we see
Princes of Judah's company
Zebulun's Princes, Naphtali.
Thy God has commanded your strength.
Strengthen, God, for us Your working
from Your temple o'er Your city
shall kings bring presents unto Thee.
Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds,
a company of raging bulls
submitting pieces of silver
Along with calves of the peoples.
Scatter the peoples that love war,
fat ones that come out of Egypt.
Eth'opia shall hasten his hands
Unto God quickly to submit.
32 Kingdoms of the earth, sing to God
Sing psalms of the Lord God, Selah,
of Him that rides on the heavens,
Heaven of the heavens of old.
Behold, He utters His strong voice.
Give strength to our God excellent,
excellency over Israel,
and in the clouds is His great strength.
Fearsome art Thou, O Lord our
from Your dwelling places holy.
He it is that gives strength and might
to the people. Blessed be He!
Numbers 10:35 And it came to pass when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, Jehovah, and let thine enemies be scattered; And let them that hate thee flee before thy face. (Num. 10:35 DBY)
James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
2Peter 3:11 All these things then being to be dissolved, what ought ye to be in holy conversation and godliness,
12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements, burning with heat, shall melt?
Ephesians 2:2 in which ye once walked according to the age of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience:
6:12 because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against principalities, against authorities, against the universal lords of this darkness, against spiritual power of wickedness in the heavenlies. (Eph. 6:12 DBY)
Colossians 2:15 having spoiled principalities and authorities, he made a show of them publicly, leading them in triumph by it.
Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he says, Having ascended up on high, he has led captivity captive, and has given gifts to men.
9 But that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same who has also ascended up above all the heavens, that he might fill all things;
11 and *he* has given some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some shepherds and teachers,
12 for the perfecting of the saints; with a view to the work of the ministry, with a view to the edifying of the body of Christ;
13 until we all arrive at the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, at the full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of the fulness of the Christ;
14 in order that we may be no longer babes, tossed and carried about by every wind of *that* teaching which is in the sleight of men, in unprincipled cunning with a view to systematized error;
Isaiah 40:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of Jehovah, make straight in the desert a highway for our God!
4 Every valley shall be raised up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places a plain.
And the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken.
57:14 And it shall be said, Cast up, cast up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-blocks out of the way of my people.
15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, and whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a banner for the peoples.
11 Behold, Jehovah hath proclaimed unto the end of the earth, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompence before Him.
12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of Jehovah; and thou shalt be called, The sought out, The city not forsaken.
Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful is as a hedge of briers, but the path of the upright is raised up.
For My people hath forgotten Me: they burn incense to vanity; and they have caused them to stumble in
their ways, the ancient paths, to walk in by-paths of a way not cast up
Hebrews 12:13 and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame be not turned aside; but that rather it may be healed.
Amos 9:1 I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said: "Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people; and those who are left of them I will kill with the sword; not one of them shall flee away; not one of them shall escape.
2 "If they dig into Sheol, from there shall my hand take them; if they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down.
3 If they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, from there I will search them out and take them; and if they hide from my sight at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent, and it shall bite them.
4 And if they go into captivity before their enemies, there I will command the sword, and it shall kill them; and I will fix my eyes upon them for evil and not for good."
Micah 5:2 (And thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall he come forth unto me who is to be Ruler in Israel: whose goings forth are from of old, from the days of eternity.)
Revelation 14:1 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps,
3 and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.
4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb,
5 and in their mouth no guile was found, for they are blameless.
Revelation 19:11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.
13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, "Come, gather for the great supper of God,
18 to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great."
19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army.
20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
21 And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh. (Rev. 19:11-21 ESV)
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the glad tidings; for it is God's power to salvation, to every one that believes, both to Jew first and to Greek:
17 for righteousness of God is revealed therein, on the principle of faith, to faith: according as it is written, But the just shall live by faith. (Rom. 1:16-17 DBY)
Judges 5:4 Jehovah, when thou wentest forth from Seir, When thou marchedst out of the fields of Edom, The earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, Yea, the clouds dropped water.
5 The mountains quaked before the face of Jehovah, That Sinai, from before Jehovah the God of Israel.
Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that announceth glad tidings, that publisheth peace; that announceth glad tidings of good, that publisheth salvation, that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Nahum 1:15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth glad tidings, that publisheth peace! Celebrate thy feasts, Judah, perform thy vows: for the wicked one shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.
Isaiah 40:9 O Zion, that bringest glad tidings, get thee up into a high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest glad tidings, lift up thy voice with strength: lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
41:27 The first, I said to Zion, Behold, behold them! and to Jerusalem, I will give one that bringeth glad tidings.
60:6 A multitude of camels shall cover thee, young camels of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall publish the praises of Jehovah.
61:1 The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me, because Jehovah hath anointed me to announce glad tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and opening of the prison to them that are bound;1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth; Publish his salvation from day to day.
Psalm 40:9 I have published righteousness in the great congregation: behold, I have not withheld my lips, Jehovah, *thou* knowest.
96:2 Sing unto Jehovah, bless his name; publish his salvation from day to day.
Jeremiah 20:15 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad!
1 Samuel 4:17 And the messenger answered and said, Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.
Judges 5:16 Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, To hear the bleating of the flocks? In the divisions of Reuben there were great deliberations of heart!
Psalm 17:4 As for men's works, by the word of Your lips,
I'm kept from the paths of the violent. ...
8 Keep me as the apple, as the daughter, of the eye.
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings
9 from wicked who oppress such as I. ...
15 As for me, I am beholding Your face, in righteousness.
I will be satisfied when I awake having Your likeness.
John 5:38 and ye have not His word abiding in you; for whom He hath sent, Him ye do not believe.
39 Ye search the scriptures, for ye think that in them ye have life eternal, and they it is which bear witness concerning Me;
40 and ye will not come to Me that ye might have life.
8:31 Jesus therefore said to the Jews who believed Him, If ye abide in My word, ye are truly My disciples;
32 and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
15:7 If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall come to pass to you.
8 In this is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, and ye shall become My disciples.
Psalm 25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth for such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
26:3 For Your mercy is before my eyes, and I have walked habitually in Your truth.
11 Withhold not Your tender pity,
O LORD, from Me continually.
Thy truth and Thy mercy,
always cause these to preserve Me
61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: bestow mercy and truth, that they may preserve him.
69:13 But as for me, my prayer is unto You, LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the abundance of Your mercy answer me, according to the truth of Your salvation:
85:9 Surely His deliv'rance is near
to them that Him fear
that in our land may dwell glory,
10 mercy and truth in harmony.
Righteousness here and peace have kissed.
11 Truth from the earth upright springeth,
and righteousness from heav'n looked down,
12 and the LORD gives what's good to crown,
89:14 Righteousness and judgment are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face.
Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck, write them upon the tablet of thy heart:
14:22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth are for those that devise good.
16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.
20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king; and he upholdeth his throne by mercy.
Isaiah 16:5 And a throne shall be established in mercy: and in the tent of David there shall sit upon it, in truth, one judging and seeking justice and hastening righteousness.
Zechariah 7:9 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions one to another,
Psalm 40:10 I have not hid Your righteousness
within My heart. Your faithfulness
and salvation I have declared.
Your mercy and Your truth I've unconcealed unto the great congregation.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 remembering unceasingly your work of faith, and labour of love, and enduring constancy of hope, of our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father;
2 Thessalonians 1:11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,
James 2:14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,
16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?
17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe-- and shudder!
20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?
22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works;
23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness"-- and he was called a friend of God.
24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?
26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
But we believe that we shall be saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus
, in the same manner as they also.
Romans 3:24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;
4:16 Therefore [righteousness] is on the principle of faith, that it might be according to grace, in order to the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of Abraham's faith, who is father of us all,
5:15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.
11:6 But if by grace, no longer of works: since otherwise grace is no more grace.
Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
2:5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ-- by grace you have been saved--
7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
2 Timothy 1:9 who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,
Titus 3:7 that, having been justified by his grace, we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Hebrews 2:9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Acts 14:3 They stayed therefore a good while, speaking boldly, confiding in the Lord, who gave witness to the word of his grace, giving signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
20:24 But I make no account of my life as dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.
32 And now I commit you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and give to you an inheritance among all the sanctified.
2Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.
Colossians 1:6 [The gospel] has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing-- as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,
1Peter 1:10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully,
13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Acts 4:33 and with great power did the apostles give witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
11:23 who, having arrived and seeing the grace of God, rejoiced, and exhorted all with purpose of heart to abide with the Lord;
13:43 And the congregation of the synagogue having broken up, many of the Jews and of the worshipping proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
14:26 and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had fulfilled.
Romans 5:2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
17 For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
20 But law came in, in order that the offence might abound; but where sin abounded grace has overabounded,
21 in order that, even as sin has reigned in the power of death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
2Corinthians 1:12 For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.
9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
12:9 And he said to me, My grace suffices thee; for my power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of the Christ may dwell upon me.
Ephesians 4:7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
2 Thessalonians 1:12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2Timothy 2:1 Thou therefore, my child, be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,
12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
1Peter 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered
4:10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under law but under grace.
2Corinthians 6:1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
Galatians 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness is by law, then Christ has died for nothing.
5:4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.
Hebrews 12:15 Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.
Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments
and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
14:28 And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water."
15:3 He answered them, "And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
4 For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.'
19:17 And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments."
28:20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
14:15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him."
15:10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.
17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
Acts 10:42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.
48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.
Romans 13:9 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet," and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Ephesians 6:2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise),
3 "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land."
2Thessalonians 3:4 And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command.
6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
11 For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.
12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
1Timothy 4:11 Command and teach these things.
5:7 Command these things as well, so that they may be without reproach.
6:14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
2Peter 2:21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
3:2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,
1John 2:3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 Whoever says "I know him" but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,
5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:
6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
7 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.
8 At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
3:22 and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
23 And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
24 Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
4:21 And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
2John 4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.
5 And now I ask you, dear lady-- not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning-- that we love one another.
6 And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
8 Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.
Revelation 12:17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
14:12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
John 1:32 And John bore witness, saying, I beheld the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it abode upon him.
Song of Songs 1:15
Behold, thou art fair, my love; Behold, thou art fair: thine eyes are doves
2:14 O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the crannies of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
4:1 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; Thine eyes are doves behind thy veil; Thy hair is as a flock of goats, On the slopes of mount Gilead.
5:2 I slept, but my heart was awake. A sound! My beloved is knocking. "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one, for my head is wet with dew, my locks with the drops of the night."
12 His eyes are like doves by the water-brooks, Washed with milk, fitly set;
6:9 My dove, my perfect one, is the only one, the only one of her mother, pure to her who bore her. The young women saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines also, and they praised her.
Psalm 74:19 Do not deliver the soul of your dove to the wild beasts; do not forget the life of your poor forever.
Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore prudent as the serpents, and guileless as the doves
Hosea 7:11 And Ephraim is become like a silly dove without understanding: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of him, Behold one truly an Israelite, in whom there is no guile.
1 Peter 2:1 Laying aside therefore all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envyings and all evil speakings,
2 as newborn babes desire earnestly the pure mental milk of the word, that by it ye may grow up to salvation,
3 if indeed ye have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 To whom coming, a living stone, cast away indeed as worthless by men, but with God chosen, precious,
5 yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
21 For to this have ye been called; for Christ also has suffered for you, leaving you a model that ye should follow in his steps:
22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth;
23 who, when reviled, reviled not again; when suffering, threatened not; but gave himself over into the hands of him who judges righteously;
1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life and see good days, let him cause his tongue to cease from evil and his lips that they speak no guile.
Revelation 14:5 and in their mouths was no guile found; for they are blameless.
Like a swallow or a crane I chirp; I moan like a dove
. My eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety!
59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn grievously like doves: we look for judgment, and there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.
Ezekiel 7:16 And they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one for his iniquity.
Nahum 2:7 And it is decreed: she (Nineveh) shall be uncovered, she shall be led away, and her maids shall moan as with the voice of doves, drumming upon their breasts.
and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
1 Thessalonians 1:5 because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
John 3:34 "For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.
6:63 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke the word of God with boldness.
10:44 While Peter was yet speaking these words the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were hearing the word.
1 Corinthians 2:4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
Ephesians 1:13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.
Revelation 14:4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb,
5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.
Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders,
31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
6:10 But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.
8:29 And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot."
30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" ...
35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. ...
39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.
40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.
The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body will be ligh
23 but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!
24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and will love the other, or he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 For this cause I say unto you, Do not be careful about your life, what ye should eat and what ye should drink; nor for your body what ye should put on. Is not the life more than food, and the body than raiment?
26 Look at the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, nor reap, nor gather into granaries, and your heavenly Father nourishes them. Are *ye* not much more excellent than they?
because delights he in the law of the LORD, and on His Law he meditates day and night.
and the sore is greenish
or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin, it is the sore of leprosy, and shall be shewn unto the priest.
14:34 When ye come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put a leprous plague in a house of the land of your possession,
35 then he whose house it is shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seemeth to me like a plague in the house;
36 and the priest shall command that they empty the house before the priest go into it to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made unclean; and afterwards the priest shall go in to see the house.
37 And when he looketh on the plague, and behold, the plague is in the walls of the house, greenish or reddish hollows, and their look is deeper than the surface of the wall,
Psalm 12:6 Pure words are the words of the LORD,
tried as silver is tried,
tested in a furnace for earth,
seven times purified.
Malachi 3:2 But who shall endure the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? For he will be like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' lye.
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he will purify the children of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah an oblation in righteousness.
Judges 9:48 Then Abimelech went up to mount Zalmon, he and all the people that were with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it up and laid it on his shoulder, and said to the people that was with him, What ye have seen me do, make haste, do as I have done.
2Samuel 23:28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite,
Romans 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Genesis 3:15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel."
Leviticus 21:17 Speak unto Aaron, saying, Any of thy seed throughout their generations that hath any defect, shall not approach to present the bread of his God;
18 for whatever man hath a defect, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or one limb longer than the other,
19 or a man that is broken-footed, or broken-handed,
20 or hump-backed, or withered, or that hath a spot in his eye, or hath the itch, or scabs, or his testicles broken.
21 No man of the seed of Aaron the priest that hath defect shall come near to present Jehovah's offerings by fire: he hath a defect; he shall not come near to present the bread of his God.
22 The bread of his God, of the most holy and of the holy, shall he eat;
23 only he shall not come in unto the veil, nor shall he draw near unto the altar; for he hath a defect: that he profane not my sanctuaries; for I am Jehovah who do hallow them.
Sirach 14:21 He that considereth her [wisdom's] ways in his heart shall also have understanding in her secrets. 22 Go after her as one that traceth, and lie in wait in her ways.
Deuteronomy 6:7 You shall repeat them over and over to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.