Thematic Bible

Thematic Bible

When I sharpen {my flashing sword}, and my hand takes hold [of it] in judgment, {I will take reprisals against my foes}, and my haters I will repay.

He draws [it] forth, and it comes out from [his] body, and [the] glittering point comes from his gall-bladder; terrors come upon him.

Furthermore, the light of [the] wicked is put out, and the flame of his fire will not shine. The light becomes dark in his tent, and his lamp above him is put out. "{His strong steps} are shortened, and his [own] schemes throw him down, read more.
for he is thrust into a net by his feet, and he walks into a pitfall. A trap seizes [him] by [the] heel; a snare takes hold of him. His rope is hidden in the ground, and his trap on [the] path. "Sudden terrors terrify him all around, and they chase him at his heels. His wealth will become hunger, and disaster is ready for his stumbling. It consumes parts of his skin; the firstborn of death consumes his limbs. He is torn from his tent {in which he trusted}, and it brought him to the king of terrors. "{Nothing} remains for him in his tent; sulfur is scattered upon his dwelling place. His roots dry up {below}, and its branches wither away above. His remembrance perishes from [the] earth, and [there is] not a name for him on [the] street. "They thrust him from light into darkness, and they drive him out from [the] world. [There is] no offspring for him nor a descendant among his people, and there is not a survivor in his abode. [Those of the] west are appalled over {his fate}, and [those of the] east {are seized with horror}. Surely these [are] the dwellings of [the] godless, and this [is] the dwelling place of him [who] knows not God."

Your iniquities have disturbed these, and your sins have kept away the good from you.

"This [is the] portion of [the] wicked human being with God, and they receive from Shaddai [the] inheritance of [the] ruthless. If their children multiply, [it is] for [the] sword, and his offspring {do not have enough to eat}. Their survivors are buried through the plague, and their widows do not weep. read more.
If he heaps up silver like the dust and fashions clothing like the clay, he makes [it] ready, and [the] righteous will wear [it], and [the] innocent will divide [the] silver. "He builds his house like the moth, and like a booth [that] a watchman has made. He goes to bed [with] wealth, but {he will do so no more}; he opens his eyes, and {it is gone}. Terrors overtake him like the water; a storm wind carries him off [in the] night. [The] east wind lifts him up, and he is gone, and it sweeps him away from his place. And it hurls at him, and it has no compassion; he will quickly flee from its power. It claps its hands over him, and it hisses at him from its place.

"All of the wicked [one's] days he is writhing, even [through] the number of years that are laid up for the tyrant. Sounds of terror [are] in his ears; in prosperity [the] destroyer will come [against] him. {He cannot trust that he will return} from darkness, and he himself is destined for [the] sword. read more.
"He is wandering for bread, [saying], 'Where [is it]?' He knows that a day of darkness [is] ready {at hand}. Anguish and distress terrify him; they overpower him like a king ready for the battle. Because he stretched out his hand against God, and he was arrogant to Shaddai; he {stubbornly} runs against him {with his thick-bossed shield}. "Because he has covered his face with his fat and has gathered fat upon [his] loins, {he will dwell} [in] desolate cities, in houses that they should not inhabit, which are destined for rubble. He will not become rich, and his wealth will not endure, and their possessions will not stretch across the earth. "He will not escape from darkness; a flame will dry up his new shoot, and by the wind of his mouth he shall be removed. Let him not trust in emptiness--he will be deceiving himself-- for worthlessness will be his recompense. It will be paid in full {before his time}, and his branch will not flourish. "He will shake off his unripe fruit like the vine, and he will cast off his blossom like the olive tree; for [the] company of [the] godless [is] barren, and fire consumes the tents of those who accept bribes. [They] conceive trouble and bring forth mischief, and their womb prepares deceit."

that [the] rejoicing of [the] wicked [is] {short}, and the joy of [the] godless {lasts only a moment}? Even though his stature mounts up to the heaven, and his head reaches to the clouds, he will perish forever like his dung; [those who] have seen him will say, 'Where [is] he?' read more.
He will fly away like a dream, and they will not find him, and he will be chased away like a vision of [the] night. [The] eye [that] saw him {will not see him again}, and his place will no longer behold him. His children will seek favors from [the] poor, and his hands will return his wealth. His bones were full of his vigor, but it will lie down with him on [the] dust. "Though wickedness tastes sweet in his mouth, [and] he hides it under his tongue, [though] he spares it and does not let it go [and] holds it back in the midst of his palate, in his bowels his food is turned, [the] venom of horned vipers [is] {within him}. He swallows riches, but he vomits them [up]; God drives them out from his stomach. He will suck [the] poison of horned vipers; [the] viper's tongue will kill him. {He will not enjoy the streams}, [the] torrents of honey and curds. Returning [the] products of [his] toil, he will not swallow; according to the profit of his trade, {he will not enjoy}, for he has oppressed; he has abandoned [the] poor; he has seized a house but did not build it. Because he has not known satisfaction in his stomach, {he lets nothing escape that he desires}. {There is nothing left after he has eaten}; therefore his prosperity will not endure. In the fullness of his excess {he will be in distress}; all of misery's power will come [upon] him. {When his stomach fills up}, [God] will send {his burning anger} upon him, and he will let [it] rain down upon him as his food. "He will flee from an iron weapon, [but] an arrow of bronze will pierce him. He draws [it] forth, and it comes out from [his] body, and [the] glittering point comes from his gall-bladder; terrors come upon him. {Total darkness} is hidden for his treasures; {an unfanned fire} will devour him; [the] remnant {will be consumed} in his tent. [The] heavens will reveal his guilt, and [the] earth will rise up against him. The products of his house will be carried away [like] gushing waters on the day of his wrath. This [is] a wicked human being's portion from God and the inheritance of his decree from God."

"Why do [the] wicked live, grow old, even grow mighty [in] power? With them their offspring [are] established {before them}, and their descendants before their eyes. Their houses [are] safe without fear, and the rod of God [is] not upon them. read more.
His bull breeds and does not fail; his cow calves and does not miscarry. They send out their little ones like the flock, and their children dance around. They {sing} to [the] tambourine and lyre, and they rejoice to [the] sound of [the] long flute. They spend their days in prosperity, and in peace they go down to Sheol. And they say to God, 'Turn away from us, for we do not desire to know your ways. Who [is] Shaddai that we should serve him, or what would we benefit when we plead with him?' Look, their prosperity [is] not in their hands; the schemes of [the] wicked are repugnant to me. "How often is [the] lamp of [the] wicked put out, and their disaster comes upon them? He distributes pains in his anger. [How often] are they like straw {before} the wind, and like chaff that [the] storm carries away? 'God stores up his iniquity for his children'? [Then] let him repay [it] to him that he may know. Let his eyes see his decay, and let him drink from the wrath of Shaddai, for what {does he care for} his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off? Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he himself judges high ones? This [one] dies {in full prosperity}, {completely} at ease and secure. His vats are full [with] milk and the marrow of his bones is moist. Yet another dies with a bitter inner self and has not tasted prosperity. They lie down together in [the] dust, and maggots cover them. "Look, I know your thoughts and [the] schemes you devise against me. For you say, 'Where is the nobleman's house, and where [are] {the tents in which the wicked dwell}?' Do you not ask [those] traveling [the] roads, and do you not take notice of their accounts? Indeed, [the] wicked is spared from [the] day of disaster; he is delivered from [the] day of wrath. Who denounces his way to his face? And who repays him [for what] he has done? When he is brought to [the] grave, then someone stands guard over [the] tomb. [The] clods of [the] valley are sweet to him; everyone will follow after him, and {before} him {they are innumerable}.

They remove border [stones]; they seize flocks, and they pasture [them]. They drive away [the] donkey of orphans; they take [the] widow's ox as a pledge. They thrust [the] poor off the road; [the] needy of [the] earth hide themselves together. read more.
"Look, [like] wild donkeys in the desert they go out to their labor [as] searchers for the prey; [the] wilderness [is] {their} food for the young. They reap their fodder in the field, and they glean [in the] vineyard of [the] wicked. They spend the night naked, {without} clothing, and [they] have no garment in the cold. They are wet from the rainstorm of the mountains, and they cling to the rock {without} refuge. "They snatch [the] orphan from [the] breast, and they take a pledge against [the] needy. They go about naked, without clothing, and hungry, they carry [the] sheaves. Between their terraces they press out oil; they tread [the] presses, but they are thirsty. From [the] city people groan, and [the] throat of [the] wounded cries for help; yet God does not {regard it as unseemly}. "Those are among [the ones] rebelling [against the] light; they do not recognize his ways, and they do not stay in his paths. {At dusk} the murderer rises; he kills [the] needy and [the] poor, and in the night he is like a thief. And [the] eye of [the] adulterer waits for dusk, saying, {'No eye will see me,'} and he places a covering [on his] face. He digs through houses in the darkness; by day they shut themselves in-- they do not know [the] light because morning likewise is to them deep darkness; indeed, they know about [the] terrors of deep darkness. "He himself [is] swift on [the] water's surface; their portion is cursed in the land. {No one turns toward the path of their vineyards}. Drought and heat snatch away [the] snow waters, [like] Sheol [snatches away] those [who have] sinned. [The] womb forgets him. [The] maggot feasts on him [until] he is no longer remembered, and wickedness is broken like a tree. [He] feeds on [the] barren, [who] does not have a child, and does no good to [the] widow. Yet he carries off [the] tyrants by his strength; [if] he rises up, then he cannot be certain of life. He gives security to him, and he is supported, but his eyes [are] upon their ways. They are exalted a little while, then {they are gone}. And they are brought low; they are cut off like all [others], and like [the] heads of grain they wither away.

By the sword you will fall at the border of Israel; I will judge you, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh.

And you must say to the people of the land, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh to the inhabitants of Jerusalem about the land of Israel: "They will eat their food with anxiety and their water they will drink with horror, because their land will be desolate from its fullness because of all the violence of {those who are dwelling in it}. And {the inhabited cites will be desolate}, and the land will be a desolation, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh." '"

{And then} whoever of the clans of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the king, Yahweh of hosts, it will not rain on them. And if the clan of Egypt will not go up and come in, on them will be that plague Yahweh inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths. This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.