Reference: Judah, The Kingdom Of
On the separation of the ten tribes, Judah and Benjamin formed a kingdom under the name of Judah. Benjamin being but a small tribe, the kingdom of Judah is sometimes spoken of as one tribe. Doubtless the territory of Simeon was also attached to Judah
Accursed, be their anger, because fierce, And their wrath because cruel, - I divide them in Jacob, And I disperse them in Israel.
And this house was finished, by the third day of the month Adar, - the which was the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.
So shall all this land become a desolation, an astonishment, And these nations shall serve the king of Babylon, seventy years. And it shall some to pass - When the seventy years are fulfilled, I will visit upon the king of Babylon and upon that nation, Declareth Yahweh their iniquity, and upon the land of the Chaldeans, - and I will turn it into age-abiding desolations.
For, thus, saith Yahweh, - That as soon as there are fulfilled to Babylon seventy years, I will visit you, - and establish for you my good word, by causing you to return unto this place.
And, after the sixty-two weeks, shall the Anointed One, be cut off, and have, nothing, - and, the city and the sanctuary, will one destroy with the Prince, and so will his own end come with an overwhelming flood, howbeit, up to the full end of the war, are decreed astounding things.
And, thou, Bethlehem, land of Judah, by no means least, art thou, among the governors of Judah, - For, out of thee, shall one come forth to govern, Who shall shepherd my people Israel.
And, answering, Jesus said unto them - Be taking heed, lest anyone, deceive, you; For, many, will come upon my name, saying - I, am the Christ, - and will, deceive many. read more. Moreover ye will be sure to be hearing of wars, and rumours of wars: Mind! be not alarmed, for it must needs happen, - but, not yet, is, the end; For there will arise - nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, - and there will be famines and earthquakes, in places. But, all these things, are a beginning of birth-pangs. Then, will they deliver you up into tribulation, and will slay you, - and ye will be men hated by all the nations, because of my name And, then, will many be caused to stumble, and, one another, will deliver up, and will hate one another; And, many false prophets, will arise, and deceive, many; And, because of lawlessness being brought to the full, the love of the many, will grew cold. But, he that hath endured throughout, the same, shall be saved. And this glad message of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the inhabited earth, for a witness unto all the nations, - and, then, will have come, the end. Whensoever, therefore, ye shall see the abomination desolation, that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place, - he that readeth, let him think, Then, they who are in Judaea, let them flee into the mountains; And, he that is on the house-top, let him not come down, to take away the things out of his house; And, he that is in the field, let him not turn back, to take away his mantle. But alas! for the women with child, and for them that are giving suck, in those days; But be praying that your flight, may not happen in winter, nor on sabbath; For there will be then, Great tribulation, such as hath not happened, from the beginning of the world, until the present time, neither in any wise shall happen. And, except those days had been shortened, no flesh had been saved; but, for the sake of the chosen, those days shall be shortened. Then, if any, unto you, say - Lo! here, is the Christ, or, there, Do not believe it; For there will arise, false Christs, and false prophets, - and they will show great signs and wonders, so that, if possible, even the chosen, should be deceived: - Lo! I have foretold you. If therefore they should say unto you, Lo! in the desert, he is, Do not go forth; Lo! in the chambers, Do not believe it. For, just as the lightning goeth forth from the east, and shineth unto the west, so, shall be the presence of the Son of Man. Wheresoever, the corpse, shall be, there, shall be gathered, the vultures! But, straightway after the tribulation of those days, the sun, will be darkened, and, the moon, will not give her brightness, and, the stars, will fall from heaven, - and, the powers of the heavens, will be shaken; And, then, will be displayed - The sign of the Son of Man in heaven, and, then, will smite their breasts - all the tribes of the earth; and they will see the Son of Man - coming upon the clouds of heaven, with great power and glory. And he will send forth his messengers, with a great trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen - Out of the four winds, from heavens' bounds, unto their bounds. Now, from the fig-tree, learn ye, the parable: - When, already, her young branch, becometh tender, and the leaves, may be sprouting, ye observe, that, near, is, the summer: Thus, ye also, when ye shall see all these things, observe ye, that, near, he is, at the doors. Verily, I say unto you - In nowise, shall this generation, pass away, until all these things, shall happen: The heaven and the earth, shall pass away, but, my words, shall, in nowise, pass away.
And all the people, answering, said - His blood be upon us and upon our children!
And before, all these things, they will thrust upon you their hands, and persecute you, delivering you up into the synagogues and prisons, - when ye have been led away before kings and governors, for the sake of my name; But it shall turn out to you for a witness. read more. Settle, then, in your hearts, not to be studying beforehand, how to make defense; For, I, will give you a mouth and wisdom, which one-and-all who are setting themselves against, you shall be unable to withstand or gainsay. But ye will be delivered up, even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends, and they will put to death some from among you; And ye will be hated by all, because of my name: And, a hair of your head, in nowise shall perish, - By your endurance, shall ye gain your lives for a possession. But whensoever ye shall see Jerusalem, encompassed by armies, then, know, that her desolation hath drawn near. Then they who are in Judaea, let them flee into the mountains, and they who are in her midst, let them go forth, - and they who are in the fields, let them not enter into her; For, days of avenging, are, these, for all the things written to be fulfilled. Alas! for the women with child, and for them who are giving suck, in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land, and anger against this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be carried away captive into all the nations, and, Jerusalem, shall be trodden down by the nations, until the seasons of the nations shall be fulfilled and shall be.
For, finding fault with them, he saith - Lo! days are coming, saith the Lord, when I will conclude, for the house of Israel and the house of Judah, a covenant of a new sort: Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers, in the day when I took them by their hand, to lead them forth out of the land of Egypt, - because, they, abode not in my covenant, and, I, disregarded them, saith the Lord. read more. Because, this, is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel, after those days, saith the Lord: - giving my laws into their understanding, upon their hearts also, will I inscribe them: and I will become their God, and, they, shall become my people; And in nowise shall they teach - every one his fellow-citizen, and every one his brother, saying, - Get to know the Lord! Because, all, shall know me, from the least unto the greatest of them; Because, propitious, will I be as to their unrighteousnesses, and, of their sins, in nowise will I be mindful, any more.