Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
But I (the Lord says) will be a wall of fire surrounding Jerusalem and the source of glory in her midst.'"
Then I will surround my temple to protect it like a guard from anyone crossing back and forth; so no one will cross over against them anymore as an oppressor, for now I myself have seen it.
The Lord roars from Zion; from Jerusalem his voice bellows out. The heavens and the earth shake. But the Lord is a refuge for his people; he is a stronghold for the citizens of Israel.
The light of the full moon will be like the sun's glare and the sun's glare will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, when the Lord binds up his people's fractured bones and heals their severe wound.
Out of those places you will hear songs of thanksgiving and the sounds of laughter and merriment. I will increase their number and they will not dwindle away. I will bring them honor and they will no longer be despised.
I will set one shepherd over them, and he will feed them -- namely, my servant David. He will feed them and will be their shepherd.
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears! Let the weak say, 'I too am a warrior!'
Those survivors from Jacob will live among the nations, in the midst of many peoples. They will be like a lion among the animals of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, which attacks when it passes through; it rips its prey and there is no one to stop it.
Nations will see this and be disappointed by all their strength, they will put their hands over their mouths, and act as if they were deaf.
quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength in weakness, became mighty in battle, put foreign armies to flight,
"I myself have installed my king on Zion, my holy hill."
Your throne, O God, is permanent. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
A psalm of David. Here is the Lord's proclamation to my lord: "Sit down at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool!"
So Isaiah replied, "Pay attention, family of David. Do you consider it too insignificant to try the patience of men? Is that why you are also trying the patience of my God?
For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us. He shoulders responsibility and is called: Extraordinary Strategist, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
"I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, a descendant of David. He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land.
In those days and at that time I will raise up for them a righteous descendant of David. "'He will do what is just and right in the land.
"'My servant David will be king over them; there will be one shepherd for all of them. They will follow my regulations and carefully observe my statutes.
But I will have pity on the nation of Judah. I will deliver them by the Lord their God; I will not deliver them by the warrior's bow, by sword, by military victory, by chariot horses, or by chariots."
Afterward, the Israelites will turn and seek the Lord their God and their Davidic king. Then they will submit to the Lord in fear and receive his blessings in the future.
As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah -- from you a king will emerge who will rule over Israel on my behalf, one whose origins are in the distant past.
"Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Emmanuel," which means "God with us."
that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me.
concerning his Son who was a descendant of David with reference to the flesh,
To them belong the patriarchs, and from them, by human descent, came the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever! Amen.
1 Timothy 3:16
And we all agree, our religion contains amazing revelation: He was revealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end!)
Next I saw Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, with Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
The Lord's angel called to Abraham a second time from heaven
Then he blessed Joseph and said, "May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked -- the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day,
"I am going to send an angel before you to protect you as you journey and to bring you into the place that I have prepared.
When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him holding a drawn sword. Joshua approached him and asked him, "Are you on our side or allied with our enemies?"
2 Samuel 14:17
So your servant said, 'May the word of my lord the king be my security, for my lord the king is like the angel of God when it comes to deciding between right and wrong! May the Lord your God be with you!'"
Through all that they suffered, he suffered too. The messenger sent from his very presence delivered them. In his love and mercy he protected them; he lifted them up and carried them throughout ancient times.
In the womb he attacked his brother; in his manly vigor he struggled with God.
"I am about to send my messenger, who will clear the way before me. Indeed, the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, whom you long for, is certainly coming," says the Lord who rules over all.
"After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the desert of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning bush.
I will give you an eternal dynasty and establish your throne throughout future generations.'" (Selah)