Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.
I have put
Command them to go to their masters, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, thus you shall say to your masters,
But now, behold, I am
freeing you today from the chains which are on your hands. If you would prefer to come with me to Babylon, come along, and I will look after you; but if you would prefer not to come with me to Babylon, never mind. Look, the whole land is before you; go wherever it seems good and right for you to go.”
But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of
the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own possession, as today.
therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you,
in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.
that you will
take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say,
the oppressor has ceased,
fury has ceased!
behold, I will
send and take all the families of the north,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them and make them a horror and a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.
ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.
have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and I have given him also the wild animals of the field to serve him.
and wherever the sons of men dwell, or the
beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold.
Take again another scroll and write on it all the former words that were on the first scroll which Jehoiakim the king of Judah burned.