Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
I will turn
If I whet my flashing sword, And my hand take bold on justice, I will return vengeance unto mine adversaries, And them who hate me, will I requite:
In that day, will Yahweh With his sword - the hard and the great and the strong, Bring punishment Upon Leviathan, the fleeing serpent, And upon Leviathan, the crooked serpent, - And will slay the monster which is in the sea.
Ah! thou sword of Yahweh, How long, wilt thou not be quiet? Withdraw into thy scabbard, Rest thyself and be still.
Because I have cut off from thee the righteous and the lawless, Therefore shall my sword go forth out of its sheath against all flesh from south to north:
Thus, saith Yahweh my God, - Tend thou the flock doomed to slaughter:
Like a shepherd, his flock, will he tend, In his own arm, will he take up the lambs, And in his own bosom, will he carry them , - Them which are with young, will he lead to a place of rest.
And I will raise up over them one shepherd And he shall tend them, Even my servant David, - Hell will tend them, And libel will become to them a shepherd;
And my servant David shall be king over them, And one shepherd, shall they all have, And in my regulations, shall they walk, And my statutes, shall they observe and do them.
Thou, therefore, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though, little, to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee, shall Mine come forth, to be ruler in Israel, - whose comings forth, have been from of old, from the days of age-past time.
The thief, cometh not, save that he may thieve and slay and destroy: I, came, that, life, they might have, and, above measure, might have.
But, the God of peace, He that led up from among the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep, with the blood of an age-abiding covenant, - our Lord Jesus,
1 Peter 5:4
And, when the Chief Shepherd is manifested, ye shall bear away, the unfading crown of glory.
Yet surely, our sicknesses, he, carried, And, as for our pains, he bare the burden of them, - But, we, accounted him stricken. Smitten of God and humbled,
Seventy weeks, have been divided concerning thy people and concerning thy holy city - to put an end to the transgression, and fill up the measure of sin, and put a propitiatory-covering over iniquity, and bring in the righteousness of ages, and affix a seal the vision and prophecy, and anoint the holy of holies.
On the morrow, he beholdeth Jesus, coming unto him, and saith - See! the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world.
And, just as, Moses, lifted up the serpent in the desert, so, must, the Son of Man, be lifted up, -
The same, by the marked out counsel and foreknowledge of God given up, through the hands of lawless men, suspending, ye slew,
The kings of the earth stationed themselves, and, the rulers, were gathered together, with one intent, against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Being declared righteous freely by his favour through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: -
Who was delivered up on account of our offences and was raised on account of the declaring us righteous.
Seeing that, Christ, we being weak as yet, seasonably, in behalf of such as were ungodly, died.
He, at least, who his own Son did not spare, but in behalf of us all delivered him up, how shall he not also, with him, all things upon us in favour bestow?
2 Corinthians 5:21
Him who knew not sin, in our behalf, he made to be, sin, that we might become God's righteousness in him.
Christ, hath redeemed, us, out of the curse of the law, having become, in our behalf, a curse; - because it is written - Cursed, is every one that hangeth upon a tree; -
Because, in him, was all the fullness well pleased to dwell,
Wherefore, coming into the world, he saith: Sacrifice and offering, thou willedst not, but, a body, hast thou fitted for me, -
1 Peter 1:18
Knowing that, Not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, have ye been redeemed from your unmeaning behaviour paternally handed down,
1 Peter 2:24
Who, our sins, himself, bare up, in his body, unto the tree, in order that we, from our sins getting away, in righteousness, might live, - by whose stripes, ye have been healed;
1 Peter 3:18
Because, Christ also, once for all, concerning sins, died, - Just in behalf of unjust, - in order that he might introduce us unto God; being put to death, indeed, in flesh, but made alive in spirit, -
1 John 2:2
And, he, is, a propitiation, concerning our sins, - and, not concerning our own only, but, also concerning those of the whole world.
1 John 4:9
Herein, hath the love of God in us, been made manifest, that, his only-begotten Son, God sent into the world, in order that we might live through him.
And all they who are dwelling upon the earth will do homage unto him, - every one whose name is not written in the scroll of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Then, Jesus saith unto them - All ye, will find cause of stumbling in me, during this night; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and, the sheep of the flock, will be scattered abroad;
And Jesus saith unto them - Ye, all, will find cause of stumbling, because it is written, - I will smite the shepherd, and, the sheep, will be scattered abroad;
Lo! there cometh an hour, and hath come, that ye should be scattered, each, unto his own home; and, me, alone, should leave; - And yet I am not, alone, but, the Father, is, with me!
I will turn
So I tended the flock doomed to slaughter, for the sheep-merchants, - and took unto me two staves, the one, I called Grace, and, the other, I called Union, thus I tended the sheep,
And, whosoever shall give to drink - unto one of these little ones - a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, Verily, I say unto you, in nowise, shall lose his reward!
Beware! do not despise one of these little ones; For I say unto you - that, their messengers in the heavens, do, continually, behold the face of my Father in the heavens.
Be not afraid, the dear little flock! for your Father delighteth to give you, the kingdom.
It profiteth him, if, a mill-stone, is hung about his neck, and he is cast into the sea, than that he cause, one, of these little ones, to stumble.
Jesus answered - I told you, I, am he. If, then, ye seek me, let these go their way: -
How then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that, thus, it must needs come to pass?
saying - The Son of Man must needs suffer, many things, and be rejected by the Elders and High priests and Scribes, and be slain, - and, on the third day, arise.
Was it not needful for the Christ, these very things, to suffer, and to enter into his glory?