Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But at once, do they become brutish and stupid, - An example of utmost vanity, is, a tree!
They who take heed to the vanities of falsehood, do, their own lovingkindness, forsake.
and saying - Men! Why, these things, are ye doing? We also, of like nature with you, are men, bringing you the good news, that from these vain things, ye should be turning unto a living God: - Who made heaven and the earth and the sea and all things therein;
So will I kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt, and he shall burn them and carry them away Captive, - and shall wrap the land of Egypt about him, just as a shepherd, wrappeth about, him his garment, and shall go forth from thence in peace;
Saith Yahweh of host God of Israel, - Behold me! bringing punishment - against Amon of No, and upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt, and upon her gods and upon her kings, - Even upon Pharaoh, and upon all that trust in him;
For seeing thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, Thou too, shalt be captured, - Then shall Chemosh go forth into captivity, His priests and his princes together.
Tell ye among the nations And let it be heard And lift ye up a standard, Let it be heard do not conceal: Say ye - Captured is Babylon, Confounded is Bel, Broken in pieces is Merodach, Confounded are her images, Broken down her manufactured gods;
I will pass along, therefore, throughout the land of Egypt this night, and will smite every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from man even to beast, - and against all the gods of Egypt, will I execute judgments - I, Yahweh.
The oracle on Egypt: Lo! Yahweh, riding upon a swift cloud, and he will enter Egypt, And the idols of Egypt shall shake at his presence, And, the heart of Egypt, shall melt within him;
Bel, hath crouched, Nebo, is cowering, Their images, are delivered up to beast and to cattle, - The things ye carried about, are become a load, A burden, to the weary!
Terrible will Yahweh be against them, for he hath caused to waste away all the gods of the earth, that men may bow down to him, every one from his place, all the coastlands of the nations: