I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said: "Strike the tops of the pillars so that the thresholds shake. Topple them on the heads of all the people, and I will kill the rest with the sword. None of those who flee will get away; none of the fugitives will escape.
Cross ReferencesRevelation 8:3
Then another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne.
Surely God will crush the heads of His enemies, the hairy crowns of those who persist in guilty ways.
The Lord said, "I will retrieve them from Bashan, I will bring them up from the depths of the sea,
Therefore this is what the LORD says: I am about to bring upon them a disaster that they cannot escape. They will cry out to Me, but I will not listen to them.
then the sword you fear will overtake you there, and the famine you dread will follow on your heels into Egypt, and you will die there.
And I will set My face against them. Though they may have escaped the fire, yet another fire will consume them. And when I set My face against them, you will know that I am the LORD.
On the day I punish Israel for their transgressions, I will visit destruction on the altars of Bethel; the horns of the altar will be cut off, and they will fall to the ground.
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'Your wife will become a prostitute in the city, and your sons and daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be divided by a measuring line, and you yourself will die on pagan soil. And Israel will surely go into exile, away from her homeland.'"
You went forth for the salvation of Your people, to save Your anointed. You crushed the head of the house of the wicked and stripped him from head to foot. Selah
And at that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish the men settled in complacency, who say to themselves, 'The LORD will do nothing, either good or ill.'
Herds will lie down in her midst, creatures of every kind. Both the desert owl and screech owl will roost atop her pillars. Their calls will sound from the window, but desolation will lie on the threshold, for He will expose the beams of cedar.
Chapter Outline1. The certainty of the desolation.
11. The restoring of the tabernacle of David.
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2 Chronicles 18:18
John 1:18, 32
Isaiah 6:3, 4
Zechariah 11:1, 2
shall not flee.
Amos 2:14, 15
Isaiah 24:17, 18
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