Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
My servants shall eat
Even young lions sometimes lack food and are hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
They will not be ashamed when hard times come; when famine comes they will have enough to eat.
Then once more you will see that I make a distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who does not.
So the master said to his slave, 'Go out to the highways and country roads and urge people to come in, so that my house will be filled.
So he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in this fire.'
My servants shall rejoice
Instead of shame, you will get a double portion; instead of humiliation, they will rejoice over the land they receive. Yes, they will possess a double portion in their land and experience lasting joy.
Hear the word of the Lord, you who respect what he has to say! Your countrymen, who hate you and exclude you, supposedly for the sake of my name, say, "May the Lord be glorified, then we will witness your joy." But they will be put to shame.
Many of those who sleep in the dusty ground will awake -- some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence.
But the Lord will distinguish between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, and nothing will die of all that the Israelites have."'"
May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you! May those who love to experience your deliverance say continually, "May God be praised!"
For you, O Lord, have made me happy by your work. I will sing for joy because of what you have done.
This is what the sovereign Lord says: While the whole earth rejoices, I will turn you into a desolation.
For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen.