News Letter 5855-009
The 3rd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 24th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 20th day of the 2nd month 5855 years after the creation of Adam
The 2nd Month in the Third year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 35th Day of Counting the Omer The 5th Sabbath
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Third Year Tithe for the Widows and Orphans and Levites
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
April 27, 2019
Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,
It is now 2 AM Friday morning. I have just gotten my computer back online. And I had not yet finished (started) the News Letter. I had to reboot it after going back in the time machine to find a safe place to start over from. Pauline too has had computer problems this week and James had his computer tank and he had to take it back to Apple.
Before James computer tanks he had taken on some sort of virus. The virus surfaced last with an email to Pauline with the headline “F__ You” fully written out. We were blessed to have caught it in house as it were. James was totally unaware of it when he sent out his email.
We advised him of what was going on and he thought it was fixed and removed.
Then this week we had problems with our store and James was working on it. A lady wrote to us asking for her order and I notified James about it as he was working on that section of the web site at this time. He sent her out her order and this was a brand new person and one who was eager to learn about the Sabbatical Years and the prophecies they reveal so she could share it with her ministry.
The virus came back and unbeknown to James he sent her the offensive headline.
I am telling you all this so that you know and understand that we may have been infected and for you to accept our apologies if this virus gets out and it is sent to any of you by mistake. We have told James not to send out any more emails which puts the load on me to take care of anything that comes in.
I just wanted to make you all aware of what we are dealing with here on our end. And we ask for your prayers on our behalf.
Apr 21, 2019 11:08 AM
Do you know what today is? I’m not speaking about Easter. I’m speaking about the calendar. Some are keeping Passover now. They have delayed the beginning of the year by a month.
Today is Wave Sheaf day for those keeping Passover now and not last month. Wave Sheaf is the first day of the general harvest on the Land of Israel. The day when the count for the omer is to begin to achieve the 50th day of Shavuot.Do you know what happened today on the day of Wave Sheaf in Israel? Flash flooding, thunder, lightning, and rain throughout the whole country and even hail this morning here in the Galilee.
When is rain not a blessing? On the day of a grain harvest:1 Sam 12:15 But if ye will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then shall the hand of the Lord be against you, as it was against your fathers. 16 Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the Lord will do before your eyes. 17 Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of the Lord, in asking you a king. 18 So Samuel called unto the Lord; and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day: and all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel.If you listen He still speaks in the same manner that He always has.
This was the post I got Sunday morning as I was about to head out and do my chores. For many of you, the counting of the Omer began this past Sunday. And for others, it is tomorrow Sunday, April 28, which will be day one of your counting of the Omer. OK, I understand. You decided that the barley was not Aviv in March and postponed the year by adding Adar Bet. I get it and I am not here to condemn you for your decision. Like you, I based my decision to keep Passover in March using the same information you all had. You believed the Barley must be Aviv and in sufficient amounts in the 12th month to begin the year while I believe the barley must be ripe enough to at least be roasted on wave sheaf day. So this Sabbath is day 35 and the 5th Sabbath of the counting of the Omer.
Yehovah is alive and watching us and was listening to our comments. This was a difficult year to decide. I admit it. And I am this year, the same as I was in 2016, never 100% sure although I was way past 90% when I made my decision and then 100% when the Barley was shown to be Aviv on wave sheaf day back in March.
Now Yehovah has stepped in and shown you something. Are you going to listen to Him? Or are you going to double down on your choice? What will tomorrow bring weather-wise in Israel? We fully expect to see reports of the wheat being harvested after May 12, 2019, which is when we believe Pentecost is to take place.
Are you listening to Yehovah or is this just a weather phenomenon?
I have the next two videos here about Ilhan Omar and her comments about some people who did something. And I also want you to know and understand who is sponsoring her as Glen Beck points out.
Four weeks ago now we wrote to you about the silencing of the Lambs. In that article, we showed you how the press and the west were at work to silence anyone who spoke up against Islamic fundamentalism. And then this past Sunday we had this horrific carnage in Sri Lanka where we do have brethren who follow this web site.
This past Sunday ISIS claimed responsibility for the horrendous attack in Sri Lanka. This was Sri Lanka’s 9/11. Last count 300 dead and 500 wounded. As of thursday it had been rolled back to over 250 dead and over 500 wounded.
What was amazing to me was how the western media was tripping over themselves in order not to say this was a Muslim Islamic attack or a Muslim jihadist attack.
They would eventually say it was a local militant group that conducted this coordinated attack on 8 targets. All of them Christian and places where westerners would be staying.
I was able to find all the information about this attack and the names of those involved from a Muslim Iman who was reporting on these events and he did not suffer from the same Islamaphobia that we in the west suffer from.
Our western liberal media wants to be so loving and inclusive that they have blinded themselves from the obvious.
That we are at war whether want to believe it or not.
We have been warning you of this since 2005. Our book The 2300 Days of Hell has been warning you of how this horror is going to take over and still many do not believe and refuse t repent. If you have no tyet gotten your copy of this book then you need to act now and start to read this and get ready for the horror that is already here and about to act.
The white horse of revelation is already riding. The white horse of false religion that is going to conquer the world. Think about it for just a moment.
Israel, all 12 tribes, has rejected Yehovah’s law and governance. She will soon be forced to submit to Islamic rule very very soon.
Peace peace when there is no peace. Convert or die. Women raped repeatedly whenever those who rule over you want.
So let me share with you what the western media would not share.
One of the alleged suicide bombers responsible for the terror in Sri Lanka previously made a video in which he stated “anyone who disagrees with Muslims should be killed.”
Imam Mohamad Tawhidi posted a video of Islamic extremist Zahran Hashim uttering the statement, which was made in front of a backdrop showing a knife and blood.
Imam Mohamad Tawhidi posted a video of Islamic extremist Zahran Hashim uttering the statement, which was made in front of a backdrop showing a knife and blood.
“We spend hours exposing extremists every day. This video & its background went unnoticed due to language barriers. If he was exposed & brought to the attention of the authorities, he could’ve been stopped,” tweeted Tawhidi, who in a separate tweet criticized YouTube for hosting Hashim’s radical content.
According to reports, Hashim was responsible for the suicide bombing at the Shangri La hotel.
As we previously reported, journalist Saif Khalid claimed that reporting the name of Hashim was “Islamophobic”.
This tweet was vulgar but not surprising given that Khalid works for Al-Jazeera, which is owned by the Islamist Qatari government.
Bizarre defense of radical Islam following horrific bombings.
4 days ago on
21 April, 2019
Paul Joseph Watson
Al-Jazeera journalist Saif Khalid claims that reporting the name of one of the alleged suicide bombers in Sri Lanka is “Islamophobic”.
Over 200 people have died after explosions rocked three luxury hotels in the nation’s largest city, Colombo, and three packed Catholic churches. Two additional attacks took place at other sites.
One of the alleged suicide bombers behind the attack on the Shangri La hotel has been identified as Islamic extremist Zahran Hashim.
However, Al-Jazeera journalist Saif Khalid suggested that even reporting Hashim’s name was “Islamophobic.”
Qatar state media is already calling accurate reporting on the #Srilanka attack “Islamophobia”.
In case it was unclear, “Islamophobia” is now simply a term used to shut down and shame any criticism of Islamic Supremacy.
“Indian media’s blatant Islamophobia at display,” tweeted Khalid.
Al-Jazeera is owned by the the government of Qatar and routinely promotes pro-Islamist perspectives, including the Muslim Brotherhood.
Hashim’s extremist lectures were also freely available on YouTube, leading Imam Mohamad Tawhidi to criticize the Google-owned video platform, which recently severely restricted Tommy Robinson’s presence.
“Makes you wonder why YT never banned him for his terrorist ideology,” remarked Tawhidi.
Imam Mohamad Tawhidi
The terrorist behind one of the bombings in Sri Lanka was an Islamist Extremist Imam and preacher by the name of Moulvi Zahran Hashim (with many lectures online and YouTube – makes you wonder why YT never banned him for his terrorist ideology). Anyway, here’s part of the report:
This picture was taken at Zion Church in Sri Lanka during Sunday School moments before the bombing happened in the main hall.
22 of these children died. Moments before the blast, the Sunday school teacher asked these kids if they are ready to die for Christ – they all raised their hands.
There is an Islamist Extremist war on Christians around the world.
When you saw flames roaring from the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, did you think, I wonder if this is an Islamist terrorist attack? I did. The Islamic State has pledged to attack Christian targets, churches in France are under attack, and terrorists have been caught trying to attack Notre Dame. Until it was announced that the fire was started by accident, I thought it was a reasonable question.
According to the Washington Post, you are racist if you thought that.
This is a narrative coming increasingly into the open: Anyone who believes there may be a clash of civilizations between Islam and the West is evidently racist.
Sadly, just a few days later, those of us who believed some Muslims might attack churches were proved right. Over 300 people died on April 21 when Islamists attacked people attending Easter church services in Sri Lanka.
But once again, the media’s bias was on full display. I wrote an article on the Easter Sunday attack shortly after it happened. When you see headlines about a massive attack, with hundreds dead, you have one burning question: Who did this? Basic journalistic standards dictate that this crucial fact will be one of the first things you tell your readers.
Yet in article after article, the who was conspicuously missing.
It wasn’t because we didn’t know yet. Associated Press quickly published strong circumstantial evidence that the Islamist group National Thowheeth Jama’ath was behind the attack. On Twitter, terrorism experts were already beginning to connect the dots with the Islamic State. But all this was either buried at the bottom of the articles or missing altogether.
I’m sure you’ve noticed this already. If someone commits a murderous atrocity at a hotel tomorrow, it will be portrayed one of two ways. If the perpetrator is a neo-Nazi, the headline will be “White Supremacist Murders Dozens.” But if the perpetrator is a Muslim, the headline will be more like “Hotel Explosion Kills Fifty”—as if the dead are victims of some form of spontaneous combustion.
But it is getting worse. Canadian columnist Mark Steyn wrote, “One senses that a line was crossed in yesterday’s [Sunday’s] coverage.”
There’s a deliberate agenda behind this. And it’s concealing one of the most important news events in modern times.
Talia Lavin’s piece last week in the Washington Post exposed the thinking of many in the media. She condemned “far-right pundit Ben Shapiro” for calling Notre Dame a “monument to Western civilization” and “Judeo-Christian heritage.” The “far-right” label is very questionable, but Lavin is a former fact-checker, who was fired for making stuff up.
“Given the already-raging rumors about potential Muslim involvement, these tweets evoked the specter of a war between Islam and the West that is already part of numerous far-right narratives,” she wrote.
Nothing that Shapiro said is untrue. But because it evokes some “specter,” he is far right.
“It is past time that those who stoke inflammatory rhetoric, knowing its potential to catalyze racist violence, were made to stop playing with fire,” Lavin concluded (emphasis added throughout). So if you think civilizations are clashing, not only are you wrong, and not only are you racist, but you must be “made” to shut up.
In the wake of the Sri Lanka attacks, the Washington Post is at it again. Yesterday it published its view of the attack with an article titled “Christianity Under Attack? Sri Lanka Church Bombings Stoke Far-right Anger in the West.” So after churches are attacked, there’s still a question mark on the first part—but the second part is sure.
The article stated that “after Sri Lankan officials blamed a local Muslim militant group, National Thowheed Jama’ath, for the attack on Monday, European far-right groups and activists began to describe the attacks in specifically religious terms.” A radical religious group attacks religious buildings on a religious holiday. But if you describe it in “religious terms,” then you are far right. The article continued in this vein, insinuating that anyone who sees this as part of a clash between Christian-based civilization and Muslim-based civilization is, you guessed it, racist.
So the media downplay attacks committed by Muslims. At the same time there is a huge level of persecution on Christians that is also underreported. The Catholic Herald noted earlier this month:
[I]n Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey, Christians (along with Jews) are the victims of a rising tide of Islamist and jihadist fervor. This is a political perversion of Islam and believed by a minority among Muslims, but it is a large social phenomenon that influences and overwhelms governments. Thus, sometimes governments persecute Christians directly as in Sudan; sometimes they try to restrain and punish mob attacks on Christians, as recently in Pakistan; sometimes they turn a blind eye to such crimes as religious murder and the burnings of churches (in which, indeed, police and soldiers take part) as in Egypt; and often they veer back and forth between these different responses depending on pressures from foreign governments and ngos. The end result is that some of the oldest Christian communities in the world are being driven from Iraq and Syria, and that the Copts in Egypt—5 percent of the population—live a half-life in the shadows between official protection, Islamist violence and emigration.
In Europe, two churches are attacked every day. It’s hard to get any information about who is behind these attacks, largely because the journalists in the mainstream news organizations with the resources to find out are declining to pursue the matter. It’s clear that some attacks are carried out by Muslims, and some are by radical secularists. But statistics are hard to come by. Still, we have enough to see the problem is real. For example, last year, in France alone, 1,063 Christian churches or symbols were attacked.
Yet many avoid mentioning the problem. It was this instinct that led former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama to tweet about attacks on “Easter worshipers” rather than use the “C” word.
Anything that gives any indication that there is a “clash of civilizations” must be avoided.
The term “clash of civilizations” was coined by political scientist Samuel Huntington. After the Soviet Union fell and the Cold War ended, many, especially on the left, saw the world slowly developing toward a single civilization. Values like democracy, free speech and the rule of law would ultimately spread through the Americas, Africa and Asia.
In 1996, Huntington put forward a very different view. In his original essay on the subject, he wrote, “[T]he fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural.” He forecast that “the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations.”
His book is excellent. At its heart is a view of human nature very close to what is described in the Bible. The human heart is “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked,” Jeremiah 17:9 states. Man is naturally selfish. He works hard to get and to exalt himself. One manifestation of this is “rivalry, factions, party-spirit” (Galatians 5:20; Moffatt translation). Humans naturally divide into factions and emphasize what makes their group different, and therefore superior, to others.
Man’s “love for, and sense of loyalty toward his group, whether small or large, means automatically a hostile attitude toward whatever or whoever is opposed,” wrote Herbert W. Armstrong. “So human nature automatically expresses resentment, jealousy, malice, spite, hatred, toward opposing parties, whether within or without his world.”
Much as we may hate to face it, hating and opposing others are key parts of human nature. This is where Huntington begins. “There can be no true friends without true enemies. Unless we hate what we are not, we cannot love what we are,” so says a character in Michael Dibdin’s novel Dead Lagoon—a quote Huntington uses to start his book.
“For people seeking identity and reinventing ethnicity, enemies are essential, and the potentially most dangerous enmities occur across the fault lines between the world’s major civilizations,” writes Huntington. “We know who we are only when we know who we are not and often only when we know whom we are against.”
This aspect of human nature ascribes significant meaning to everything that sets apart one civilization or culture from another. “In the post-Cold War world, flags count and so do other symbols of cultural identity, including crosses, crescents and even head coverings, because culture counts, and culture identity is what is most meaningful to most people,” he writes.
The most powerful of these is religion, because it is the most individual and important. “Millennia of human history have shown that religion is not a ‘small difference’ but possibly the most profound difference that can exist between people,” Huntington writes. He chronicles the meteoric rise of religion since the end of the Cold War.
In 1989, Central Asia had only 160 active mosques. Four years later, there were 10,000. Moscow had 50 churches in 1988. Four years later, it had 250. Around the same time, nearly a third of Russians under age 25 said they had switched from being atheistic to believing in God.
In the still officially atheistic state of China, the World Religion Database shows the total number of followers of all religions jumping from around 300 million in 1970 to around 700 million today. Despite government attempts to stop it, religion has spread much faster than Chinese population growth.
In South Korea in 1962, 2.6 percent of the population were Buddhist and 5 percent were Christian. Now 23 percent are Buddhist and more than 29 percent are Christian.
“In the modern world, religion is a central, perhaps the central, force that motivates and mobilizes people,” Huntington writes. “It is sheer hubris to think that because Soviet communism has collapsed, the West has won the world for all time and that Muslims, Chinese, Indians and others are going to rush to embrace Western liberalism as the only alternative.”
Time has proved Huntington dramatically correct. He wrote his book before 9/11, when radical Islam made itself a major concern to everyone in the world. He wrote it before head coverings became one of the major political issues in Europe, the bastion of liberal multiculturalism. He wrote it long before the migrant crisis led to a new crop of parties in Europe that emphasized Europe’s separate religious and cultural identity. He wrote it before it became obvious that China was not walking down the path to liberal democracy.
Yet Huntington also faced repeated accusations of being racist. Liberal professor Edward Said called Huntington’s ideas “the purest invidious racism, a sort of parody of Hitlerian science directed today against Arabs and Muslims.”
Evidence doesn’t matter. Perhaps it is because Huntington’s book is so well argued that critics have to hurl the “r” word at him.
But there’s a more important reason to watch for a clash of civilizations—and why the evidence is being covered up.
Daniel 11:40-45 describe an end-time confrontation between two power blocs called “the king of the north” and “the king of the south.” Our free booklet The King of the South proves that the king of the south refers to radical Islam led by Iran, and the king of the north refers to a German-led European power.
This passage reveals that there is a strong religious component to this clash—it is a clash of civilizations.
The passage notes that Libya, Ethiopia and Egypt are against the king of the north, and thus on the same side as the king of the south. Islam is the most powerful force that can reach beyond national borders and unite such a coalition. Although Ethiopia is a majority-Christian country, it has a strong Muslim minority and many Muslims in its neighboring countries.
This passage also tells us that this conflict revolves around Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The victorious king of the north “shall enter also into the glorious land” (verse 41). “[H]e shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain …” (verse 45). This power sets up a religious headquarters in Jerusalem.
Why all this fighting and focus on Jerusalem? It has some strategic value, but there are lots of other strategically important places in the Middle East. But Jerusalem has unrivaled religious importance. Both the king of the south and the king of the north are driven to conquer it because of religion.
“Notice, the religious leader will move his headquarters to Jerusalem—and not just for protection,” writes Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry in The King of the South. “He could go to many other cities that would be safer. But this will be a religious act of faith. This religious leader considers Jerusalem to be the most holy place on Earth—the ‘center of the universe.’”
Other Bible prophecies dovetail perfectly with this passage and confirm that this will be a religious clash of civilizations. Revelation 17 gives a different description of this king of the north. Here it is symbolized by a terrifying beast, ridden by a woman—a symbol of a church in Bible prophecy. Its actions are guided and led by religion.
Here is the real reason for the attack on the idea of a “clash of civilizations.” Your Bible says it will happen. Radical Islam, led by Iran, will “push” at Europe. It will attack Europe’s religion, Catholicism, just like we saw in Sri Lanka. And this European power will respond powerfully with a new crusade.
The coming clash of civilizations is real. In fact, the Bible lists it as a key event before the return of Jesus Christ—one of the events that Christ Himself said we must “watch” for (Matthew 24:42).
Yet the media, the supposed watchdogs of society, don’t want to report on it. So they underreport and underemphasize attacks on churches in Europe—and even Islamic suicide bombers mass-murdering 290 Christians on Easter Sunday. They make it sound preposterous to believe that radical Muslims might be behind the attacks.
They probably don’t understand why they want to hide the truth, but the evil human heart hates God and His Word (Romans 8:7). This world is ruled by Satan the devil, who does not want people watching events leading to the return of Christ and the end of his rule (Revelation 12:9). The last thing he wants is people following Christ’s command to watch and pray.
So the media hides this clash of civilizations. But they won’t be able to hide it much longer. Already their attempts to distort reality are becoming absurd. As this clash builds, it will be impossible to hide.
So you need to understand this clash and watch for it. I’ve only given the briefest overview of the Bible’s prophecies in this article, but our free booklet The King of the South will explain this subject much more thoroughly. It will provide the necessary background to understand these events, no matter how thick the media’s smokescreen is.
I strongly urge you to go and read this article by The Trumpet titled The Clash of Civilisations.
On Thursday this week The PBS News Hour had an interview with “New York Times” reporter Rukmini Callimachi, who has covered the ISIS group for years. They are by no means dead and defeated as President Trumps boasts.
This is a very insightful interview and I again urge you all to watch it.
We are today coming up to the halfway mark of 2019. We have been warning you now for 14 years about the Daniel 9 prophecy and how in the middle of this 70th Jubilee CYcle, Israel, all 12 tribes would be cut off and be as if they never were. That middle is 2020.
I had presumed or assumed that the European Union would take over the Middle East and North Africa by that time giving them time consolidate and organize.
But this week in light of all that has gone on and after reading the Trumpet articles again it occurred to me or I awoke to the thought that the 7 years of plenty of Josephs time for Egypt which today is the European Union started in the middle of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle. Not before as I imagined. These are the years in green below with the years-1607 BC to -1601 BC.
When we compare that to our Jubilee cycle now that is the same as from 2020 CE to 2026 CE. 2026 CE is when I expect the Two Witnesses to begin their mission and to rescue the remnant of Israel. The 2300 Days of Hell when Israel is to be hunted and killed around the world begins at Shavuot and ends again in 2026 at Trumpets when the Two Witnesses start to work. Trumpets 2026 to Passover 2030 is 3 1/2 years.
The 7 years of Famine for Egypt (Today the European Union) began in the red colours below which is the year -1600 BC to -1594 BC. And in our time now that is the years 2026 when the two witnesses begin to work until they are killed at Passover 2030 and to the end of the Great Tribulation which is to end when Satan is locked away at Atonement in 2033. And when you comapre the charts for the time of Noah and the time when Sodom was destroyed, they also match 2033 as well.
Luke 17:26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
Sodom was destroyed in the year -1790 BC as you can see in the chart below.
You can also see that the time of Noah which Luke is talking about matches the time of Sodom and in our time that same year is the year Satan is to be locked away on Atonement. Each of these years takes place in the 6th Sabatical Cycle in the 3rd and 4th year of that cycle. Below that year is 1656 after the creation of Adam or 2181 BC.
So it is quite possible that Europe will invade North Africa and the Middle East in 2020 and begin its climb in wealth or its 7 years of plenty. But this invasion of Israel could cause the USA to begin to rattle its sabre. President Trump will still be in office. Germany has said publicly they are not above a preemptive strike.
In this article, from 2017, The British have said they would use Nuclear strikes first.
Prime Minister Theresa May would be prepared to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against any enemies, even if Britain was not under attack, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has claimed.
“In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike,” Fallon told the BBC’s Today program.
IN 2002 President Bush said they were not above using a preemptive strike. and this is what was written about that then.
The United States has changed its Cold War strategic doctrine of deterrence and containments by declaring willingness to attack potential enemies before they strike. The new National Security Strategy could be put into practice against the so-called rogue states who sponsor terrorism or develop weapons for mass destruction.
Defence analysts warn that this preemptive strategy increases the danger of unexpected consequences and retaliation. It could also encourage other governments to bypass the United Nations and launch unilateral attacks against their enemies. There is also a possibility that countries fearing a preemptive strike would develop stronger deterrent weapons, such as nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
If Europe invades the Middle East and North Africa, and Israel, they may just turn on the USA and use a preemptive strike. However the end begins, it is looking more and more like everything is coming down to the wire in 2020. Are you ready and are you telling others to read The 2300 Days of Hell?
IN case some of you are overwhelmed by what is coming, I want you to know what Yehovah has in store for Islam. you can read it in Obadiah.
Edom’s Violence Against Jacob
Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob,
shame shall cover you,
and you shall be cut off forever.
On the day that you stood aloof,
on the day that strangers carried off his wealth
and foreigners entered his gates
and cast lots for Jerusalem,
you were like one of them.
But do not gloat over the day of your brother
in the day of his misfortune;
do not rejoice over the people of Judah
in the day of their ruin;
do not boast
in the day of distress.
Do not enter the gate of my people
in the day of their calamity;
do not gloat over his disaster
in the day of his calamity;
do not loot his wealth
in the day of his calamity.
Do not stand at the crossroads
to cut off his fugitives;
do not hand over his survivors
in the day of distress.
The Day of the Lord Is Near
For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations.
As you have done, it shall be done to you;
your deeds shall return on your own head.
For as you have drunk on my holy mountain,
so all the nations shall drink continually;
they shall drink and swallow,
and shall be as though they had never been.
But in Mount Zion there shall be those who escape,
and it shall be holy,
and the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions.
The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
and the house of Joseph a flame,
and the house of Esau stubble;
they shall burn them and consume them,
and there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau,
for the Lord has spoken.