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!
Then Balaam uttered his oracle, saying, "Balak, the king of Moab, brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, 'Come, pronounce a curse on Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.'
you will taunt the king of Babylon with these words: "Look how the oppressor has met his end! Hostility has ceased!
And all the exiles of Judah who are in Babylon will use them as examples when they put a curse on anyone. They will say, "May the Lord treat you like Zedekiah and Ahab whom the king of Babylon roasted to death in the fire!"
After I vent my wrath on it Babylon will be uninhabited. It will be totally desolate. All who pass by will be filled with horror and will hiss out their scorn because of all the disasters that have happened to it.
The bravest of the warriors will speak to him from the midst of Sheol along with his allies, saying: 'The uncircumcised have come down; they lie still, killed by the sword.'
In that day people will sing this taunt song to you -- they will mock you with this lament: 'We are completely destroyed; they sell off the property of my people. How they remove it from me! They assign our fields to the conqueror.'
All of them intend to do violence; every face is determined. They take prisoners as easily as one scoops up sand.
The wealth that he consumed he vomits up, God will make him throw it out of his stomach.
"For you took pledges from your brothers for no reason, and you stripped the clothing from the naked.
The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich -- both end up only in poverty.
"King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon devoured me and drove my people out. Like a monster from the deep he swallowed me. He filled his belly with my riches. He made me an empty dish. He completely cleaned me out."
Come now, you rich! Weep and cry aloud over the miseries that are coming on you.
O Lord, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked celebrate?
But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you, but who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
1 Corinthians 7:29
And I say this, brothers and sisters: The time is short. So then those who have wives should be as those who have none,
1 Peter 4:7
For the culmination of all things is near. So be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of prayer.
Be sure of this! The Lord who commands armies has decreed: The nations' efforts will go up in smoke; their exhausting work will be for nothing.
He feeds on ashes; his deceived mind misleads him. He cannot rescue himself, nor does he say, 'Is this not a false god I hold in my right hand?'
Why pay money for something that will not nourish you? Why spend your hard-earned money on something that will not satisfy? Listen carefully to me and eat what is nourishing! Enjoy fine food!
That is why those who speak in proverbs say, "Come to Heshbon, let it be built. Let the city of Sihon be established!