"This is what the Lord GOD says, "This is Jerusalem. I placed her in the center of nations, with many nations surrounding her.
because nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
From one man he made every nation of humanity to live all over the earth, fixing the seasons of the year and the national boundaries within which they live,
and Joshua told all of the people, "This is what the LORD God of Israel has to say:
1 Samuel 9:9
(Previously in Israel, a person would say when he went to inquire of God, "Come on! Let's go to the seer!" because the person known as a prophet today was formerly called a seer.)
1 Samuel 27:8
David and his men went up and raided the descendants of Geshur, the descendants of Girzi, and the Amalekites, for they had been living in the land since ancient times, from the entrance of Shur all the way to the land of Egypt.
Is this your exciting city, that was founded long ago, whose feet carried her to settle in far-off lands?
Jerusalem remembers her time of affliction and misery; all her valued belongings of days gone by, when her people fell into enemy hands, with no one to help her, and her enemies stared at her, mocking her downfall.
"Inquire of the previous generation, won't you please? Consider what their forefathers searched out.
Restore us to yourself, LORD, so that we may return. Renew our days as before,
Their children will be as they were before, and their congregation will be established before me. I'll punish all who oppress them.
Use your rod to shepherd your people, the flock that belongs to you, that lives alone in the forest of Carmel. Let them find pasture in Bashan and Gilead, as they did long ago.
"The glory of this present house will be greater than was the former," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "And in this place I will grant peace," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies."
""But now I will not treat the survivors of this people as I did formerly,' declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.