Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
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The people of thy holiness have possessed the promised land but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it because it will surely come; wait for it.
For thus hath the LORD of the hosts said: Yet even once, and I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land;
For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come and will not tarry.
until the spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness is turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is counted for a forest.
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the lily.
I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together:
And now, saith the LORD, he that formed me from the womb to be his slave, so that Jacob might be converted unto him. But if Israel will not be gathered, even so, yet I shall be esteemed in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an eternal sign that shall not be cut off.
I also will destine you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter because when I called, ye did not respond; I spoke, and ye did not hear, but did evil before my eyes and did choose that which displeased me.
Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.
But many that are first shall be last, and many of the last shall be first.
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a people bringing forth the fruits thereof.
I say then, Have they stumbled in such a manner that they should fall completely? No, in no wise; but rather through their fall, saving health is come unto the Gentiles to provoke them unto jealousy.
And I will lay it waste; it shall not be pruned, nor hoed; but briers and thorns shall come up there; I will even command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
Son of man, set thy face toward the south and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;
For the sons of Israel shall abide many days without king and without Lord and without sacrifice and without image, and without ephod and without teraphim;
Therefore for your sake Zion shall be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps of ruins and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.
But this people who do not know the law are cursed.