Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
"People cry out because of the excess of oppression; they cry out for help because of the power of the mighty.
When the fig tree does not bud, and there are no grapes on the vines; when the olive trees do not produce, and the fields yield no crops; when the sheep disappear from the pen, and there are no cattle in the stalls,
It will happen in all the land, says the Lord, that two-thirds of the people in it will be cut off and die, but one-third will be left in it.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the rest of the prisoners were listening to them.
1 Peter 1:7
Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold -- gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away -- and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 3:15
But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess.
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Then I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and his image and the number of his name. They were standing by the sea of glass, holding harps given to them by God.
At that time the sovereign master will again lift his hand to reclaim the remnant of his people from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the seacoasts.
The coastlands see and are afraid; the whole earth trembles; they approach and come.
He will not grow dim or be crushed before establishing justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait in anticipation for his decrees."
Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned me from birth; he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world.
I am ready to vindicate, I am ready to deliver, I will establish justice among the nations. The coastlands wait patiently for me; they wait in anticipation for the revelation of my power.
Indeed, the coastlands look eagerly for me, the large ships are in the lead, bringing your sons from far away, along with their silver and gold, to honor the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has bestowed honor on you.
The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim, and the Dodanim.
The Lord will terrify them, for he will weaken all the gods of the earth. All the distant nations will worship the Lord in their own lands.
Though I scatter them among the nations, they will remember in far-off places -- they and their children will sprout forth and return.
For from the east to the west my name will be great among the nations. Incense and pure offerings will be offered in my name everywhere, for my name will be great among the nations," says the Lord who rules over all.
At that time men will trust in their creator; they will depend on the Holy One of Israel.
Let them give the Lord the honor he deserves; let them praise his deeds in the coastlands.
And Mary said, "My soul exalts the Lord,
And again it says: "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people."