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!
He took up his parable, and said, "From Aram has Balak brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me. Come, defy Israel.
that you will take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor has ceased! The golden city has ceased!"
and of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captives of Judah who are in Babylon, saying, Yahweh make you like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire;
Because of the wrath of Yahweh she shall not be inhabited, but she shall be wholly desolate: everyone who goes by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of Sheol with those who help him: they are gone down, they lie still, even the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
In that day they will take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, saying, 'We are utterly ruined! My people's possession is divided up. Indeed he takes it from me and assigns our fields to traitors!'"
All of them come for violence. Their hordes face the desert. He gathers prisoners like sand.
He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again. God will cast them out of his belly.
For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.
Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has, like a monster, swallowed me up, he has filled his maw with my delicacies; he has cast me out.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming on you.
Yahweh, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked triumph?
"But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared -- whose will they be?'
1 Corinthians 7:29
But I say this, brothers: the time is short, that from now on, both those who have wives may be as though they had none;
1 Peter 4:7
But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, self-controlled, and sober in prayer.
Behold, isn't it of Yahweh of Armies that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?
He feeds on ashes. A deceived heart has turned him aside; and he can't deliver his soul, nor say, "Isn't there a lie in my right hand?"
Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Therefore those who speak in proverbs say, "Come to Heshbon. Let the city of Sihon be built and established;