Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.
Though they fast, I am not going to hearken unto their loud cry, and Though they offer ascending-sacrifice and meal-offering, I am not going to accept them, - For with sword and with famine and with pestilence, am, I, about to consume them.
yea I will deliver them up, as a terror of calamity, to all the kingdoms of the earth, - as a reproach and as a byword, as a mockery and as a contempt, in every place whither I will drive them;
And when he entereth, then will he smite the land of Egypt and deliver Him who is for death to death and Him who is for captivity to captivity, and Him who is for the sword to the sword.
So shall it be - He that fleeth from the sound of the terror! shall fall into the pit, And I he that getteth up out of the midst of the pit, shall be captured in the snare, - For, the windows on high, have opened, And shaken are the foundations of earth.
A third part in the fire, shalt thou burn in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled, - and thou shalt take a third part, thou shalt smite it with the cuting instrument round about it, and a third part, shalt thou scatter to the wind, and sword, will I, make bare after then;
For thus, saith My Lord Yahweh, How much less should they avail when my four calamitous judgments, sword and famine and mischievous wild beast and pestilence I have sent against Jerusalem, - to cut off therefrom man and beast?
Thus hath he confirmed his words which he had spoken against us, and against our judges who had judged us, by bringing in upon us a great calamity, - as to which there had not been done, under all the heavens, as hath been done unto Jerusalem.
As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and there should meet him - a bear! or he should have entered the house, and leaned his hand upon the wall, and there should bite him - a serpent!
Then said I - l will not tend you, - the dying, may die, and, the disappearing, may disappear, and, the remainder, may devour one another.
And, when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature, saying - Go!
Yahweh will cause to cleave unto thee - the pestilence, - until he hath consumed thee from off the soil which thou art entering to possess.
and I will hurl thee out and thy mother who bare thee, upon another land where ye were not born, - and, there, shall ye die.
and I will send among them, sword famine and pestilence, - until they are consumed from off the soil which I gave to them and to their fathers.
The sword without, and Pestilence and famine within, - He that is in the field by the sword, shall die, and He that is in the city famine or pestilence shall devour him;