This is what the Lord says:They found favor in the wilderness—
the people who survived the sword.
When Israel went to find rest,
The Lord commanded us to follow all these statutes and to fear the Lord our God for our prosperity always and for our preservation, as it is today.
I sought the Lord, and He answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
If Your instruction had not been my delight,
I would have died in my affliction.
Without guidance, people fall,
but with many counselors there is deliverance.
They will fear the name of Yahweh in the west
and His glory in the east;
for He will come like a rushing stream
driven by the wind of the Lord.
Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know.
Unless those days were limited, no one would survive. But those days will be limited because of the elect.
In the whole land—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
two-thirds will be cut off and die,
but a third will be left in it.
“Now as for you, son of man, say to the house of Israel: You have said this, ‘Our transgressions and our sins are heavy on us, and we are wasting away because of them! How then can we survive?’
The Lord raises His voice
in the presence of His army.
His camp is very large;
Those who carry out His command are powerful.
Indeed, the Day of the Lord is terrible and dreadful—
who can endure it?