Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
Take a spoil, and to take a prey
Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord Yahweh, Behold me! giving to Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, the land of Egypt, - And he shall carry off her multitude And capture her spoil And seize her prey, So shall she become pay for his army.
Therefore, all who devour thee, shall be devoured, And, all thine adversaries - all of them, into captivity, shall depart, - So shall they who plundered thee, be plundered, And all who preyed upon thee, will I deliver up as a prey.
Therefore, Declareth the Lord Yahweh of hosts, The Mighty One of Israel, - Alas! I must appease me on mine adversaries, I must avenge me on mine enemies
And I will cut off the inhabitant out of Ashdod, and the holder of the sceptre out of Ashkelon, - and will turn my hand against Ekron, So shall perish the remnant of the Philistines, saith My Lord, Yahweh.
O Sword! awake against my shepherd, even against the man that is my companion, urgeth Yahweh of hosts, - Smite the shepherd, and let the flock, be scattered, Howbeit I will turn back my hand over the little ones.
Thus saith My Lord, Yahweh, In the day when I cleanse you, from all your iniquities, Then will I cause the cities to be inhabited, And the waste places shall be but;
Therefore shall fields be bought in this land, - whereof ye are saying, It is, a desolation, Without man or beast, It hath been given into the hand of the Chaldeans:
Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Again, shall there be in this place - Which is deserted without man or even beast - And all the cities thereof, - The home of shepherds, causing flocks to lie down.
Then the messenger of Yahweh responded, and said, O Yahweh of hosts! How long wilt, thou, not have compassion upon Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, - against which thou hast had indignation these seventy years?
After many days, shalt thou muster thy forces, In the after part of the years, shalt thou enter Into the land of the remnant brought back froth the sword. Gathered from among many peoples, Upon the mountains of Israel which have been waste continually, - But the same! from among the peoples, hath been brought forth, And they shall dwell in security, all of them.
I will signal for them, and will gather them, because I have ransomed them, - and they shall multiply, according as they have multiplied;