Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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They chose new gods, then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
2 Kings 24:14
And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the rulers, and all the mighty men of valor, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and the blacksmiths. None remained except the poorest sort of the people of the land.
Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings forth a weapon for his work. And I have created the waster to destroy.
LORD showed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs set before the temple of LORD, after Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the rulers of Judah, with the craftsmen
The sojourner who is in the midst of thee shall mount up above thee higher and higher, and thou shall come down lower and lower.