Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
So he took up his parable and said, - From Aram, doth Balak conduct me, The king of Moab, from the mountains of the East, Come thou! curse me Jacob, Yea, come thou! rage on Israel.
that thou shalt take up this taunt over the king of Babylon, and shalt say: - How hath ceased the oppressor! Ceased the exactress!
So shall there be taken up - from them - a curse, by all of the captivity of Judah who are in Babylon saying, - Yahweh make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab, Whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire!
Because of the vexation of Yahweh, she shall not be inhabited, But Shall become a complete desolation, - Every one passing by Babylon, shall be astonished and hiss, over all her plagues.
The chiefs of the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hades, with his helpers,- They have descended They have lain down. The uncircumcised! Thrust through by the sword.
In that day, shall one take up against you a by-word, and lament a lamentable lamentation, saying - we are made, utterly desolate, the portion of my people, he passeth to others, - How doth he set me aside! To an apostate, our fields, doth he apportion.
Solely for violence, will he come, the intent of their faces, is - To the east! And he hath gathered, as the sand, a captive host;
Wealth, hath he swallowed, and hath vomited the same, Out of his belly, shall, GOD, drive it forth:
Surely then hast been wont to put thy brother in pledge, for nothing, and, the garments of the ill-clad, hast thou stripped off:
He that oppresseth the poor, to make increase for himself, giving to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon - Hath devoured me Hath vexed me, Hath set me down as an empty vessel, He hath swallowed me like a sea-monster, He hath filled his belly with my dainties, - He hath driven me away!
Come now! ye wealthy! Weep ye, howling, for your hardships which are coming upon you:
How long shall the lawless, O Yahweh, How long shall the lawless exult?
But God said unto him - Simple one! on this very night, they are asking, thy soul, from thee; The things, then, which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
1 Corinthians 7:29
But, this, I say - the opportunity is, contracted for what remaineth - in order that, they who have wives, may be, as though they had none,
1 Peter 4:7
But, the end of all things, hath drawn near: - be of sound mind, therefore, and be sober for prayers;
Lo! is it not from Yahweh of hosts - that peoples labour for fire, and, populations, for emptiness, weary themselves?
He is feeding on ashes, A deluded heart, hath turned him aside, - And he cannot deliver his own soul nor say, Is there not a falsehood in my right hand?
Wherefore should ye spend, Money, for that which is not bread? Or your labour, for that which, satisfieth not? Keep on hearkening unto me, And, so eat that which is good, And let your soul take exquisite delight in fatness:
For this cause, say the poets - Enter ye Heshbon, - Built and prepared be the city of Sihon;