Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Surely, no one knows his appointed time! Like fish that are caught in a deadly net, and like birds that are caught in a snare -- just like them, all people are ensnared at an unfortunate time that falls upon them suddenly.
"This is what Hezekiah says: 'This is a day of distress, insults, and humiliation, as when a baby is ready to leave the birth canal, but the mother lacks the strength to push it through.
Therefore the Lord says this: "Look, I am devising disaster for this nation! It will be like a yoke from which you cannot free your neck. You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of catastrophe.
I listened and my stomach churned; the sound made my lips quiver. My frame went limp, as if my bones were decaying, and I shook as I tried to walk. I long for the day of distress to come upon the people who attack us.
before God's decree becomes reality and the day of opportunity disappears like windblown chaff, before the Lord's raging anger overtakes you -- before the day of the Lord's angry judgment overtakes you!
Therefore be very careful how you live -- not as unwise but as wise,
For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand.
2 Timothy 3:1
But understand this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
And I have waited. But because they do not speak, because they stand there and answer no more,
A fool lets fly with all his temper, but a wise person keeps it back.
They were silent and did not respond, for the king had ordered, "Don't respond to him."