"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness - on them light has shined."
"You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder. For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken..."
"For all the boots of the tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire."
"For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
"His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his Kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this."
"The Lord sent a word against Jacob & it fell on Israel; & all the people knew it...but in pride & arrogance of heart they said 'The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place."
"So the Lord raised adversaries against them & stirred up their enemies, the Arameans on the east & the Philistines on the West [Syria/Palestine], & they devoured Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger has not turned away; his hand is stretched out still."
"The people did not turn to him who struck them, or seek the Lord of hosts. So the Lord cut off from Israel head & tail, palm branch & reed in one day - elders & dignitaries are the head, & prophets who teach lies are the tail..."
"That is why the Lord did not have pity on their young people, or compassion on their orphans and widows; for everyone was godless and an evildoer, and every mouth spoke folly. For all this his anger has not turned away; his hand is stretched out still."
For wickedness burned like a fire consuming briers & thorns; it kindled the thickets of the forest & they swirled upward in a column of smoke. Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts the land was burned& the people became like fuel for the fire; no one spared another
"They gorged on the right, but still they were hungry, and devoured on the left, but were not satisfied; they devoured the flesh of their own kindred; Manasseh devoured Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh, and together they were against Judah."
"For all this his anger has not turned away; his hand is stretched out still."
"Even the most refined & gentle of men among you will begrudge food to his own brother, to the wife whom he embraces & to the last of his remaining children, giving to none of them any of the flesh of his children WHOM HE IS EATING b/c nothing else remains to him"
"... giving to none of them any of the flesh of his children WHOM HE IS EATING, because nothing else remains to him, in the desperate straits to which the enemy siege will reduce you in all your towns."
#Cannibals are starving & eating their own.
"She who is the most refined and gentle among you, so gentle and refined that she does not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground, will begrudge food to the husband whom she embraces, to her own son, and to her own daughter..."
"...begrudging even the afterbirth that comes out from between her thighs, and the children that she bears, BECAUSE SHE IS EATING THEM IN SECRET for lack of anything else, in the desperate straits to which the enemy siege will reduce you in your towns." #HivitesGetLit
If you do not diligently observe all the words of this law that are written in this book fearing this glorious & awesome name the lord your God, then the Lord will overwhelm both you & your offspring with severe & lasting afflictions of grievous & lasting maladies.
"He will bring back upon you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were in dread, and they shall cling to you. Every other malady and affliction, even though not recorded in the book of this law, the Lord will inflict on you until you are destroyed."
Although once you were as numerous as the stars in heaven, you shall be left few in #, because you did not obey the Lord your God. And just as the Lord took delight in making you prosperous & numerous, so the Lord will take delight in bringing you to ruin&destruction
"...you shall be plucked off the land that you are entering to possess. The Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other; & there you shall serve other gods, of wood & stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known."
"Among those nations you shall find no ease, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and a languishing spirit."
Failing eyes, eh? @cronsell & I posit their eyes will fade in color & become sun burned.
"Your life shall hang in doubt before you; night & day you shall be in DREAD, with no assurance of your life."
"The Lord will bring you back in ships to Egypt, by a route that I promised you would never see again; & there you shall offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male & female slaves, but there will be no buyer."
AMEN. Praise God. The first shall be last #Covfefe