'Thus Says the Lord' in the Bible
Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say, The time is not yet come that the Lord's house should be rebuilt [although Cyrus had ordered it done eighteen years before].
Now therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways and set your mind on what has come to you.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways (your previous and present conduct) and how you have fared.
For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land;