Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
1 Samuel 4:3
And, when the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath Yahweh smitten us to-day, before the Philistines? Let us fetch unto us, out of Shiloh, the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, that, when it cometh into our midst, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.
For, a day of Yahweh of hosts, shall be - Upon every one who is high and lofty, - And upon every one who is lifted up, And he shall be brought low;
Should he spread forth his hands in the midst thereof, As a swimmer spreadeth forth to swim, Then would be laid low his pride, together with the devices of his hands.
For he hath brought down the inhabitants of the height the city exalted, - He layeth it low, Layeth it low even to the ground, Levelleth it, even to the dust:
Thus, saith Yahweh, - After this manner, will I spoil the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.
So then I will bring in the wicked ones of the nations, And they shall take possession of their houses, - And I will cause to cease the pomp of the strong ones, And their holy places shall be profaned.
Thus saith Yahweh, Then shall fall the supporters of Egypt, Then shall come down the pride of her strength, - From Migdol to Seweneh, by the sword shall they fall therein, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh.
Now, I, Nebuchadnezzar, am praising and extolling and honouring the King of the Heavens, all whose works, are truth, and, his ways, right; and, them who walk in pride, he is able to abase,
In that day, wilt thou not turn pale for all thy deeds, wherein thou hast transgressed against me? For, then, will I take away out of thy midst thy proudly exulting ones, and thou shalt not again be haughty any more in my holy mountain:
And thy heavens which are over thy head shall become bronze, - and the earth which is under thee iron.
1 Kings 17:1
Then said Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, unto Ahab, By the life of Yahweh, God of Israel, before whom I stand, there shall not, these two years, be either dew or rain, - save at the bidding of my word.
So much of the word of Yahweh as came unto Jeremiah, concerning the matter of the drought: -
And, of a truth, I say unto you - Many widows, were in the days of Elijah, in Israel, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine upon all the land;
Wherefore - on your account, have the heavens, held back, dew, - and, the earth, held back her fruit;