After the split of the Israel Kingdom at the time of King Solomon’s rule in the 10th century BCE, the Scriptures generally differentiate between “Judah” and “Israel“, as between “the House of Judah” (the Southern Kingdom of the Jews from their Capitol in Jerusalem) and “the House of Israel” (the Northern 10-Tribed Kingdom, with their Capitol in Shomron).
The latter is also commonly referred to as “the House of Ephraim” or “the House of Joseph“.
The “House of Jacob” refers to all the Tribes of Israel.
The “House of Israel“, in some instances, when it appears not paired with a reference to Judah, could also refer to all 12 Tribes. The context should confirm which is meant.
It is important to bear these terms in mind when reading the Tanach (‘Old Testament’) references to ‘Israel’, ‘Judah’, ‘Ephraim’. ‘Yoseph’, etc.
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Jeremiah 3:14-18 “Return, faithless people,” declares HaShem, “for I am your Husband. I will choose you – one from a town and two from a clan – and bring you to Zion. Then I will give you shepherds after My own Heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. In those days, when your numbers have increased greatly in the land,” declares HaShem, “men will no longer say, ‘The Ark of the Covenant of HaShem.’ It will never enter their minds or be remembered; it will not be missed, nor will another one be made. At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of HaShem, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of HaShem. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts. In those days the House of Judah will join the House of Israel, and together they will come from a northern land to the land I gave your forefathers as an inheritance..”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 37:15-19 “And the Word of HaShem came to me saying, ‘And you, son of man, take one stick to yourself and write on it, For Judah, and for his companions, the sons of Israel. And take another stick and write on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions. And draw them one to one for yourself, into one stick. And they shall become one in your hand. And when the sons of your people shall speak to you, saying, ‘Will you not declare to us what these mean to you?’ Say to them, ‘So says HaShem: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions. And I will put them with him, with the stick of Judah, and I will make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand.’
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 37:20-28 And the sticks shall be in your hand, the ones on which you write before their eyes. And say to them, ‘So says HaShem: Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations, there where they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and will bring them into their own land. And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel, and one King shall be for a king to all of them. And they shall not be two nations still. And they will not be split into two kingdoms any more. And they will not still be defiled with their idols, even with their filthy idols, nor with all of their transgressions. But I will save them out of all their dwelling places where they have sinned in them, and I will cleanse them. So they shall be for a people to Me and I will be their G-d. And My Servant, David, shall be King over them. And there shall be one Shepherd to all of them. And they shall walk in My judgments and keep My statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell on the land that I have given to my servant, to Jacob, there where your fathers dwelt in it. And they shall dwell on it, they and their sons, and the sons of their sons, forever. And My Servant David shall be a ruler to them forever. And I will cut a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant it shall be with them, And I will place them and multiply them, and I will put My sanctuary in their midst forever. And My tabernacle shall be with them, and I will be their G-d, and they shall be My people. And when My sanctuary shall be in their midst forever, the nations shall know that I, HaShem, sanctify Israel.'”
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Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 39:23-24 And the nations will know that the people of Israel went into exile for their sin, because they were unfaithful to Me. So I hid My Face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell by the sword. I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their offenses, and I hid My Face from them.
25-29 “Therefore this is what the Sovereign HaShem says: I will now bring Jacob back from captivity and will have compassion upon the whole House of Israel, and I will be zealous for My Holy Name. They will forget their shame and all the unfaithfulness they showed toward Me when they lived in safety in their land with no one to make them afraid. When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will show Myself holy through them in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am HaShem their G-d, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind. I will no longer hide My Face from them, for I will pour out My Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign HaShem.”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 36 “Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of HaShem. 2 This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: The enemy said of you, “Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession.” ‘ 3 Therefore prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: Because they ravaged and hounded you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people’s malicious talk and slander, 4 therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign HaShem : This is what the Sovereign HaShem says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and the deserted towns that have been plundered and ridiculed by the rest of the nations around you- 5 this is what the Sovereign HaShem says: In my burning zeal I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own possession so that they might plunder its pastureland.’ 6 Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: ‘This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of the nations. 7 Therefore this is what the Sovereign HaShem says: I swear with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn.
8 ” ‘But you, O mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home. 9 I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown, 10 and I will multiply the number of people upon you, even the whole house of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. 11 I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am HaShem. 12 I will cause people, my people Israel, to walk upon you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again deprive them of their children.
13 ” ‘This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: Because people say to you, “You [Mountains of Israel] devour men and deprive your nation of its children,” 14 therefore you will no longer devour men or make your nation childless, declares the Sovereign HaShem. 15 No longer will I make you hear the taunts of the nations, and no longer will you suffer the scorn of the peoples or cause your nation to fall, declares the Sovereign HaShem.’ ”
16 Again the word of HaShem came to me: 17 “Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman’s monthly uncleanness in my sight. 18 So I poured out my wrath on them because they had shed blood in the land and because they had defiled it with their idols. 19 I dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered through the countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions. 20 And wherever they went among the nations they profaned My Holy Name, for it was said of them, ‘These are HaShem’s people, and yet they had to leave His land.’ 21 I had concern for My Holy Name, which the House of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone.
22 “Therefore say to the House of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: It is not for your sake, O House of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of My Holy Name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. 23 I will show the holiness of My Great Name, which has been profaned among the nations, the Name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am HaShem, declares the Sovereign HaShem, when I show myself Holy through you before their eyes.
24 ” ‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put My Spirit in you and move you to follow My Decrees and be careful to keep My Laws. 28 You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be My People, and I will be your G-d. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign HaShem. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, O House of Israel!
33 ” ‘This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. 35 They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the Garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.” 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I HaShem have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I HaShem have spoken, and I will do it.’
37 “This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: Once again I will yield to the plea of the House of Israel and do this for them: I will make their people as numerous as sheep, 38 as numerous as the flocks for offerings at Jerusalem during her appointed Feasts. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am HaShem.”
B’reisheet (Genesis) 17:1-8 “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, HaShem appeared to Abram, and said unto him … ‘I will make my covenant between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly … As for Me, behold, My Covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations … And I will establish My Covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting Covenant, to be a G-d unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting Possession; and I will be their God.”
Bereisheet (Genesis) 28:14 “Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the West and to the East, to the North and to the South. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.”
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 4:27,29-31 “And HaShem shall scatter you among the peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the gentiles where HaShem drives you.”
29 “But from there you shall seek HaShem your G-d, and shall find, when you search for Him with all your heart and with all your being.
30 In all your distress, when all these words shall come upon you in the latter days, then you shall return to HaShem your G-d and shall obey His voice.
31 For HaShem your G-d is a compassionate G-d, He does not forsake you, nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.”
D’varim (Deuteronomy) 30:1-5 “When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever HaShem your G-d disperses you among the nations, and when you and your children return to HaShem your G-d and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, then HaShem your G-d will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where He scattered you. Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there HaShem your G-d will gather you and bring you back. He will bring you to the land that belonged to your fathers, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 10:20-22 “In that day the remnant of Israel,
the survivors of the house of Jacob,
will no longer rely on him
who struck them down
but will truly rely on HaShem
the Holy One of Israel.
21 A remnant will return, a remnant of Jacob
will return to the Mighty G-d.
22 Though your people, O Israel, be like the sand by the sea,
only a remnant will return.
A Destruction has been decreed, that will bring inexhaustible integrity (Jerusalem Bible) (alt. righteousness) (a decisive end, overflowing with righteousness – The Scriptures ISR) (Holocaust?)
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 11:10-16 “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that HaShem shall set His Hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And He shall set up an ensign (signal) for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. Then Ephraim’s jealousy will come to an end, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off, Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim … 16 There will be a highway for the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria, as there was for Israel when they came up from Egypt.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 14:1 “HaShem will have pity on Jacob, he will choose Israel once more and resettle them on their native soil. Foreigners will join them, attaching themselves to the House of Ya’acov. Nations will take them and escort them to their homeland and the House of Israel will adopt them in the land of HaShem as male and female slaves” (New Jerusalem Bible, David Stern)
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 25:6-8 “Then the great HaShem will make for all Tribes on this Hill, a feast rich with marrow and well-prepared dainties, and grape juice well thickened by age; And remove on this Hill the Veil veiling the Tribesmen, and the covering that covers it from all the Heathen; and HaShem Ever-Living destroy death for ever; and wipe tears from each face; and turn from the earth the reproach of His people; So the Living Life says!” (Ferrar Fenton translation).
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 27:2 “That day, sing of the splendid vineyard! I, HaShem, am its Guardian,”; from time to time I water it; so that no harm befall it, I guard it night and day.”
(New Jerusalem Bible)
6 “In days to come, Jacob will take root, Israel will bud and blossom and the surface of the world be one vast harvest.”
12 “When that day comes, HaShem will start his threshing from the course of the River Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt, and you will be gathered one by one, O children of Israel”!
13 “When that day comes, the great ram’s-horn will be sounded, and those lost in Assyria will come, and those banished to Egypt, and they will worship HaShem on the holy mountain, in Jerusalem.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 34:16,17 “Look in the scroll of HaShem and read:
None of these will be missing,
not one will lack her mate.
For it is His mouth that has given the order,
and His Spirit will gather them together.
17. He allots their portions;
His hand distributes them by measure.
They will possess it forever
and dwell there from generation to generation.
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 37:31,32 “The surviving remnant of the House of Judah shall bring forth new roots below and fruits above. For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of HaShem Almighty will accomplish this.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 43:1-21 “But now, this is what HaShem says – He Who created you, O Jacob, He Who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. 3 For I am HaShem, your G-d, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; …. 4 Since you are precious and honored in My sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. 5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the East and gather you from the West. 6 I will say to the North, ‘Give them up!’ and to the South, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth – 7 everyone who is called by My Name, whom I created for My Glory, whom I formed and made.” ….
9 “All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Which of them foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, “It is true.” 10 “You are my witnesses,” declares HaShem, “and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I Am He. Before Me no god was formed, nor will there be one after Me. 11 I, even I, am HaShem and apart from Me there is no Savior” …..
18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. 20 The wild animals honor Me, … the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to My people, My Chosen,
21 the people I formed for Myself that they may proclaim My Praise.” (Refer overall context as also in Yechezk’el (Ezek.) 20)
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 44:1-5 “Yet now hear, O Ya’akov (Jacob) My servant; and Yisrael, whom I have chosen: This says HaShem that made you, and formed you from the womb, ‘Who will help you? Fear not, O Ya’akov, My servant and you Yeshurun (meaning: ‘straight and upright one’), whom I have chosen. 3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon your seed (descendants), and My Blessings upon your offspring.’ 4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water streams. 5 One shall say, ‘I belong to HaShem; and another shall call himself by the Name of HaShem, another will call himself by Ya’acov’s name, on his hand another shall write HaShem’s Name and be surnamed ‘Israel.'” (Jerusalem Bible)
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 45: 17 “Yisrael shall be saved by HaShem with an everlasting deliverance. You are not to be ashamed nor hurt, forever and ever. 18 ‘Yes, thus’, says HaShem, Creator of the Heavens, Who is G-d, Who formed the earth and made it … 19 ‘I am HaShem unrivalled. I have not spoken in secret. …. I HaShem, speak with directness. I express Myself with clarity.'”
20 “Gather yourselves and come; draw near together, you who have escaped from the Gentiles. 21 Speak up, present your case …. Who foretold this and revealed it in the past? Am I not HaShem? There is no other god besides Me – a G-d of integrity and a Saviour. There is none apart from Me. 22 Turn to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am G-d, and there is none else. 25 …. To Him shall come ashamed, all who raged against Him. Victorious and glorious through HaShem shall be all the descendants of Yisrael.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 46: 3 “Listen to me, O house of Jacob,
all you who remain of the house of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since you were conceived,
and have carried since your birth.
9 Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am G-d, and there is no other;
I am G-d, and there is none like me.
10 I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say: My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.
11 ……. What I have said, that will I bring about;
what I have planned, that will I do.
12 Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted,
you who are far from righteousness.
13 I am bringing My Righteousness near,
it is not far away;
and My Salvation will not be delayed.
I will grant salvation to Zion,
My splendor to Israel.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 49:3 He said to me, “You are My servant, Israel, in whom I will display My splendor.” ….
5 And now HaShem says – He who formed me in the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob back to Him and gather Israel to Himself, for I am honored in the eyes of HaShem and my G-d has been my strength. 6 He says: ‘It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.”
7 This is what HaShem says – the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel – to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: “Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down, because of HaShem, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.” 8 This is what HaShem says: “In the time of My Favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, 9 to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’ “They will feed beside the roads and find pasture on every barren hill. 10 They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat upon them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water. 11 I will turn all my mountains into roads, and My highways will be raised up. 12 See, they will come from afar – some from the north, some from the west, some from the region of Aswan.”
13 Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For HaShem comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones. 14 But Zion said, “HaShem has forsaken me, HaShem has forgotten me.”
15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of My Hands; your walls are ever before Me. 17 Your sons hasten back, and those who laid you waste depart from you. 18 Lift up your eyes and look around; all your sons gather and come to you. As surely as I live,” declares HaShem, “you will wear them all as ornaments; you will put them on, like a bride. 19 “Though you were ruined and made desolate and your land laid waste, now you will be too small for your people, and those who devoured you will be far away. 20 The children born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.’
21 Then you will say in your heart, ‘Who bore me these? I was bereaved and barren; I was exiled and rejected. Who brought these up? I was left all alone, but these – where have they come from?'” 22 This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: “See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up My banner to the peoples; they will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. 23 Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am HaShem; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.”
24 Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives rescued from the fierce? 25 But this is what HaShem says: “Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save. 26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, HaShem, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 51:9-11
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of God
Awake as in the days of old, in the ancient generations.
Then the redeemed of HaShem shall return’
and come to Zion with singing, and everlasting joy on their heads;
They shall obtain joy and gladness, sorrow and sadness shall flee.
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 60:8 “Who are these?” (see connection to Bereshith (Genesis 48:8)
Bereshith 48:8 “And Israel saw Joseph’s sons, and said,
‘Who are these’ that fly along like doves to their nests?” (doves– see connection to Hoshea 7:11)
Hoshea 7:11 “Ephraim is like a dove,
easily deceived and senseless –
now calling to Egypt,
now turning to Assyria.”
Kol HaTor – ‘Voice of the Dove’ – a Biblical term for the Return (Refer Menu)
Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 60:9-10 Surely the islands look to Me;
in the lead are the ships of Tarshish,
bringing your sons from afar,
with their silver and gold,
to the honor of HaShem your G-d,
the Holy One of Israel,
for He has endowed you with splendor.
10 “Foreigners will rebuild your walls,
and their kings will serve you.
Though in anger I struck you,
in favor I will show you compassion.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 60:21-22 “Then will all your people be righteous
and they will possess the land forever.
They are the shoot I have planted,
the work of My Hands,
for the display of My Splendor.
22 The least of you will become a thousand,
the smallest a mighty nation.
I am HaShem;
in its time I will do this swiftly.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 61:7-9 “Instead of your shame and reproach, they rejoice a second time in their portion. Therefore they take possession a second time in their land, everlasting joy is theirs. For I, HaShem, love right-ruling; I hate robbery for burnt offering. And I shall give their reward in truth, and make an everlasting Covenant with them. And their seed shall be known among the gentiles, and their offspring in the midst of the peoples. All who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed HaShem has blessed.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 62:4 “No longer will they call you Deserted,
or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah,
and your land Beulah;
for HaShem will take delight in you,
and your land will be married.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 63:16-17 “For You are our Father, though Avraham does not know us, and Yisrael does not recognize us. You, O HaShem, are our Father, our Redeemer – Your Name is from of old. O HaShem, why do You make us stray from Your Ways, and harden our heart from Your Fear? Turn back, for the sake of Your servants, the Tribes of Your inheritance.”
Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 66:19-22 “And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard My Fame, neither have seen My Glory; and they shall declare My Glory among the Gentiles.
20 ‘And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto HaShem out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to My Holy Mountain Jerusalem,’ saith HaShem, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the House of HaShem.
21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith HaShem. For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me,’ saith HaShem, ‘so shall your seed and your name remain.'”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 6:9 “This is what HaShem Almighty says:
“Let them glean the remnant of Israel
as thoroughly as a vine;
pass your hand over the branches again,
like one gathering grapes.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 16:14-21 “However, the days are coming,” declares HaShem, “when men will no longer say, ‘As surely as HaShem lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ 15 but they will say, ‘As surely as HaShem lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where He had banished them.’ For I will restore them to the land I gave their forefathers.
16 “But now I will send for many fishermen,” declares HaShem, “and they will catch them. After that I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them down on every mountain and hill and from the crevices of the rocks. 17 My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from My eyes. 18 I will repay them double for their wickedness and their sin, because they have defiled My Land with the lifeless forms of their vile images and have filled My Inheritance with their detestable idols.”
19 O HaShem, my strength and my fortress,
my refuge in time of distress,
to you the nations will come
from the ends of the earth and say,
“Our fathers possessed nothing but false gods,
worthless idols that did them no good.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 23:3-6 “Therefore I shall gather the remnant of My flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and shall bring them back to their fold. And they shall bear and increase. And I shall raise up shepherds over them, and they shall feed them. And they shall fear no more, nor be discouraged, nor shall they be lacking,’ declares HaShem. ‘See, the days are coming,’ declares HaShem, ‘when I shall raise for David a Branch of Righteousness, and a Sovereign shall reign and act wisely, and shall do right-ruling and righteousness in the earth. In His days Yehudah shall be saved, and Israel dwell safely.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 23:7,8 “So, then the days are coming – it is HaShem Who speaks – when people will no longer say, ‘As HaShem lives Who brought the sons of Israel out of the Land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As HaShem lives, Who led back and brought home the descendants of the House of Israel out of the land of the North and from all the countries to which He had dispersed them, to live on their own soil.'” (Jer. 16:14,15 ” …. I will bring them back to the very soil I gave their ancestors.” rest of the text is identical)
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 24:5-7 “This is what HaShem, the G-d of Israel, says: ‘Like these good figs, I regard as good the exiles from Judah, whom I sent away from this place to the land of the Babylonians. 6 My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. 7 I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am HaShem. They will be My People, and I will be their G-d, for they will return to Me with all their heart.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 29:13-14 “And you shall seek Me, and shall find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. And I shall be found by you,’ declares HaShem, ‘and I shall turn back your captivity (return you from exile), and shall gather you from all the Gentiles and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares HaShem. ‘And I shall bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you.'”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 30:3-10 “The days are coming,’ declares HaShem, ‘when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivity and restore them to the land I gave their forefathers to possess,’ These are the words HaShem spoke concerning Israel and Judah.”:. …
9 “‘On that Day’ – it is HaShem Sabaoth Who speaks, ‘they will serve their G-d and David their King whom I will raise up for them. So do not be afraid My servant Jacob’ – it is HaShem Who speaks – ‘Israel do not be alarmed. Look, I will rescue you from distant countries and your descendants from the country where they are captive. Jacob will have quiet again and live at ease with no one to trouble him. For I am with you to save you. I will make an end of all the nations where I have scattered you; I will not make an end of you, only discipline you in moderation so as not to let you go unpunished./
10 “And you, do not fear, O Ya’akov My servant,’ declares HaShem, ‘nor be discouraged, O Israel. For look, I am saving you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity. And Ya’akov shall return, and have rest and be at ease, with no one to trouble him.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 30:17-24
17 ” But I will restore you to health
and heal your wounds,’
‘because you are called an outcast,
Zion for whom no one cares.’
18 “This is what HaShem says:
” ‘I will return back the captivity (exile) of Jacob’s tents
and have compassion on his dwellings;
the city will be rebuilt on her ruins,
and the palace will stand in its proper place.’
19 From them will come songs of thanksgiving
and the sound of rejoicing.
I will add to their numbers,
and they will not be decreased;
I will bring them honor,
and they will not be disdained.
20 Their children will be as in days of old,
and their community will be established before me;
I will punish all who oppress them.
21 Their leader will be one of their own;
their ruler will arise from among them.
I will bring him near and he will come close to me,
for who is he who will devote himself
to be close to me?’
. 22 ” ‘So you will be My People,
and I will be your G-d.’ ” ……
24 The fierce anger of HaShem will not turn back
until He fully accomplishes
the purposes of His heart.
In the latter days you shall understand it.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 31:1 “At that time,” declares HaShem “I will be the G-d of all the clans of Israel, and they will be my people.”
2 This is what HaShem says: “The people who survive the sword (in exile) will find favor in the desert; I will come to give rest to Israel.” 4 I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel. Again you will take up your tambourines and go out to dance with the joyful. 5 Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria; the farmers will plant them and enjoy their fruit. 6 There will be a day when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim, ‘Come, let us go up to Zion, to HaShem our G-d.’ ”
7 This is what HaShem says: “Sing with joy for Ya’acov; shout for the foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard, and say, HaShem, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’ 8 See, I will bring them from the land of the North and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
9 They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
10 “Hear the word of HaShem, O nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: ‘He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’ 11 For HaShem will ransom Ya’acov and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they. 12 They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of HaShem – the grain, the new wine and the oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more. 13 Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. 14 I will satisfy the priests with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty,” declares HaShem.
16 … “They will return from the land of the enemy. 17 So there is hope for your future,” declares HaShem. “Your children will return to their own land. ….. 20 Is not Ephraim My dear son, the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore My Heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him,” declares HaShem.
21 …… Return, O Virgin Israel, return to your towns. ……..
22 How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter? HaShem will create a new thing on earth – the Woman sets out to find her Husband again.”
23 This is what HaShem Almighty, the G-d of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity, the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: ‘HaShem bless you, O righteous dwelling, O sacred mountain.’ 24 People will live together in Judah and all its towns – farmers and those who move about with their flocks. 25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” ………..
27 “The days are coming,” declares HaShem, “when I will plant the House of Israel and the House of Judah with the offspring of men and of animals. 28 Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,” declares HaShem. ……….
35 This is what HaShem says, He who appoints the sun to shine by day, Who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar – HaShem Almighty is his name: 36 “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares HaShem, “will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me.” 37 This is what HaShem says: “Only if the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done,” declares HaShem.
38 “The days are coming,” declares HaShem, “when this city will be rebuilt for me from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate. 40 ….. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 32:37-44 “See, I am gathering them out of all the lands where I have driven them in My displeasure, and in My wrath, and in great rage. And I shall bring them back to this place, and shall let them dwell in safety. And they shall be My people, and I shall be their G-d. And I shall give them one heart and one way, to fear Me all the days, for the good of them and of their children after them. And I shall make an everlasting covenant with them, that I do not turn back from doing good to them. And I shall put My fear in their hearts so as not to turn aside from Me. And I shall rejoice over them to do good to them, and shall plant them in this land in truth, with all My heart and with all My being. For thus said HaShem, ‘As I have brought all this great evil on this people, so I am bringing on them all the good that I am speaking to them. And fields shall be bought in this land of which you are saying, ‘It is a wasteland, without man or beast. It has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans.’ Fields shall be bought for silver, and deeds signed and sealed, and witnesses be called, in the land of Binyamin, and in the places around Yerushalayim, and in the cities of Yehudah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the low country, and in the cities of the South. For I shall turn back their captivity (return them from exile),’ declares HaShem.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 33:6-9 ” … I will heal My people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. 7 I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity (return them from exile) and will rebuild them as they were before. 8 I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against Me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against Me. 9 Then this city (Jerusalem) will bring Me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it..”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 33:10-13 “This is what HaShem says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without men or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more 11 the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of HaShem, … ‘For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says HaShem. 12 This is what HaShem Almighty says: ‘In this place, desolate and without men or animals in all its towns there will again be pastures for shepherds to rest their flocks. 13 In the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem and in the towns of Judah, flocks will again pass under the hand of the One who counts them,’ says HaShem.
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 33:14-16 “See, the days are coming,’ declares HaShem, ‘when I shall establish the good word which I have promised to the House of Israel and to the House of Yehudah: In those days and at that time I cause a Branch of Righteousness to spring forth for David. And He shall do right-ruling and righteousness in the earth. In those days Yehudah shall be saved, and Jerusalem dwell in safety. And this is that which shall be proclaimed to her: HaShem our Righteousness.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 33:23-26 “The word of HaShem came to Jeremiah: 24 “Have you not noticed that these people are saying, ‘HaShem has rejected the two kingdoms He chose’? So they despise My people and no longer regard them as a nation. 25 This is what HaShem says: ‘If I have not established My Covenant with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth, 26 then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.‘ ”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 46:27-28 “But as for you, do not fear, O My servant Ya’akov, and do not be discouraged, O Israel! For look, I am saving you from afar, and your descendants from the land of their captivity. And Ya’akov shall return, and shall have rest and be at ease, with no one disturbing. Do not fear, O Ya’akov My servant,’ declares HaShem, ‘for I am with you. Though I make a complete end of all the gentiles to which I have driven you, yet I do not make a complete end of you. But I shall reprove you in right-ruling, and by no means leave you unpunished.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 50:4-5 “In those days and at that time,” declares HaShem, “the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, weeping as they come, and seek HaShem their G-d. They shall ask the way to Zion, their faces toward it, ‘Come and let us join ourselves to HaShem in an everlasting covenant, never to be forgotten. ‘”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 50:19-20 “And I shall bring back Israel to his pasture, and he shall feed on Karmel and Bashan. And his being shall be satisfied on Mount Ephraim and Gilead. In those days and at that time,” declares HaShem, “the crookedness of Israel shall be searched for, but there shall be none; and the sin of Judah, but none shall be found. For I shall pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.”
YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 51:5 “For neither Israel nor Judah is widowed by his G-d, HaShem Sabaoth, though their land has been filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 11:16-20 “Therefore say: ‘This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: Although I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a Sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.’ 17 “Therefore say: ‘This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: scattered I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.’ 18 “They will return to it and remove all its vile images and detestable idols. 19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. 20 so that they can keep My Laws and respect My Judgments and put them into practice. Then they will be My People and I shall be their G-d.”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 14:6-8 “So say to the House of Israel, ‘The Sovereign HaShem says this: Come back, turn away from your foul idols, turn your backs on all your loathsome practices, for if any member of the House of Israel or any foreigner living in Israel, deserts Me to enshrine his foul idols in his heart and places the cause of his sinning right before his eyes and then approaches a prophet to consult Me through him, he will get his answer from Me, HaShem. I shall set my face against that person; I shall make him an example and a byword. I shall rid My People of him and you will know that I am HaShem. ”
21-23 “The Sovereign HaShem says this, ‘Even if I send my four dreadful scourges on Jerusalem – sword, famine, wild beasts and plague – to denude it of human and animal, even so, there will be a remnant left, a few men and women who come through; when they come to you and you see their conduct and actions, you will take comfort in spite of the disaster which I have brought on Jerusalem, in spite of all I have brought on her, They will comfort you, when you see their conduct and actions, and so you will know that I have not done in vain all I have done to her’, declares the Sovereign HaShem.” (New Jerusalem Bible)
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 20:34-44 “I will bring you from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath. 35 I will bring you into the desert of the nations and there, face to face, I will execute judgment upon you. 36 As I judged your fathers in the desert of the land of Egypt, so I will judge you, declares the Sovereign HaShem. 37 I will take note of you as you pass under my rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the Covenant. 38 I will purge you of those who revolt and rebel against Me. Although I will bring them out of the land where they are living, yet they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am HaShem.”
39 “As for you, O house of Israel, this is what the Sovereign HaShem says: ‘Go and serve your idols, every one of you! But afterward you will surely listen to me and no longer profane My Holy Name with your gifts and idols. 40 For on my holy Mountain, the high mountain of Israel,’ declares the Sovereign HaShem, ‘there in the land the entire house of Israel will serve me, and there I will accept them. There I will require your offerings and your choice gifts (gifts of your firstfruits), along with all your holy sacrifices. 41 I will accept you as fragrant incense when I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will show myself holy among you in the sight of the nations. 42 Then you will know that I am HaShem, when I bring you into the land of Israel, the land I had sworn with uplifted hand to give to your fathers. 43 There you will remember your conduct and all the actions by which you have defiled yourselves, and you will loathe yourselves for all the evil you have done. 44 You will know that I am HaShem, when I deal with you for my name’s sake and not according to your evil ways and your corrupt practices, O house of Israel, declares the Sovereign HaShem.’ ”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 28:25-26 25 “This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: ‘When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered, I will show Myself Holy among them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to My servant Ja’acov. 26 They will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am HaShem their G-d.’ ”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 34:11-30 “For this is what the Sovereign HaShem says: ‘I Myself will search for My sheep and look after them. 12 As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after My sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. 13 I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land. 14 I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I Myself will tend My sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign HaShem. 16 I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.’ ”
17 “As for you, My flock, this is what the Sovereign HaShem says ‘I will judge between one sheep and another, and between rams and goats. 18 Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet? 19 Must My flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have muddied with your feet?”
20 “Therefore this is what the Sovereign HaShem says to them: ‘See, I Myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21 Because you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak sheep with your horns until you have driven them away, 22 I will save My flock, and they will no longer be plundered. I will judge between one sheep and another. 23 I will place over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd. 24 I HaShem will be their G-d, and My servant David will be prince among them. I HaShem have spoken.’ ”
25 “I will make a Covenant of peace with them and rid the land of wild beasts so that they may live in the desert and sleep in the forests in safety. 26 I will bless them and the places surrounding My hill. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing. 27 The trees of the field will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its crops; the people will be secure in their land. They will know that I am HaShem, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslaved them. 28 They will no longer be plundered by the nations, nor will wild animals devour them. They will live in safety, and no one will make them afraid. 29 I will provide for them a land renowned for its crops, and they will no longer be victims of famine in the land or bear the scorn of the nations. 30 Then they will know that I, HaShem their G-d, am with them and that they, the house of Israel, are My people, declares the Sovereign HaShem”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 35:1 “The Word of HaShem came to me: 2 ‘Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir; prophesy against it 3 and say: This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: ‘I am against you, Mount Seir, and I will stretch out My hand against you and make you a desolate waste. 4 I will turn your towns into ruins and you will be desolate. Then you will know that I am HaShem.’ ”
5 “Because you harbored an ancient hostility and delivered the Israelites over to the sword at the time of their calamity, the time their punishment reached its climax, 6 therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign HaShem, I will give you over to bloodshed and it will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you. 7 I will make Mount Seir a desolate waste and cut off from it all who come and go. 8 I will fill your mountains with the slain; those killed by the sword will fall on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines. 9 I will make you desolate forever; your towns will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am HaShem.”
10 “Because you have said, ‘These two nations (Northern and Southern Kingdom) and these two lands will be ours and we will take possession of them, even though I HaShem was there, 11 therefore as surely as I live,’ declares the Sovereign HaShem, ‘I will treat you in accordance with the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you. 12 Then you will know that I HaShem have heard all the contemptible things you have said against the mountains of Israel. You said, ‘They have been laid waste and have been given over to us to devour.’ 13 You boasted against Me and spoke against Me without restraint, and I heard it. 14 This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: ‘While the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate. 15 Because you rejoiced when the inheritance of the house of Israel became desolate, that is how I will treat you. You will be desolate, O Mount Seir, you and all of Edom. Then they will know that I am HaShem.’ ”
Yechezk’El 47 : 1-12 Vision of the New Temple with living waters flowing from it towards the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean.
13 “This is what the Sovereign HaShem says: “These are the boundaries by which you are to divide the land for an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel, with two portions for Joseph. 14 You are to divide it equally among them. Because I swore with uplifted hand to give it to your forefathers. This land will become your inheritance.
15 “This is to be the boundary of the Land:
“On the North side it will run from the Great Sea by the Hethlon road past Lebo Hamath to Zedad, 16 Berothah and Sibraim (which lies on the border between Damascus and Hamath), as far as Hazer Hatticon, which is on the border of Hauran. 17 The boundary will extend from the sea to Hazar Enan, along the northern border of Damascus, with the border of Hamath to the North. This will be the North boundary.
18 “On the East side the boundary will run between Hauran and Damascus, along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel, to the Eastern sea and as far as Tamar. This will be the East boundary.
19 “On the South side it will run from Tamar as far as the waters of Meribah Kadesh, then along the Wadi of Egypt to the Great Sea. This will be the South boundary.
20 “On the West side, the Great Sea will be the boundary to a point opposite Lebo Hamath. This will be the West boundary.
21 “You are to distribute this land among yourselves according to the Tribes of Israel. 22 You are to allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the aliens who have settled among you and who have children. You are to consider them as native-born Israelites; along with you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the Tribes of Israel. 23 In whatever Tribe the alien settles, there you are to give him his inheritance,” declares the Sovereign HaShem.”
Yechezk’El (Ezekiel) 48 Verses 1 – 28 deal with the apportionment of the Land (between the borders determined in ch. 47) amongst the 12 Tribes.
29 “This is the Land you are to allot as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel, and these will be their portions,” declares the Sovereign HaShem.
30 “These will be the exits of the city: Beginning on the North side, which is 4,500 cubits long, 31 the gates of the city will be named after the Tribes of Israel. The three gates on the North side will be the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah and the gate of Levi.
32 On the East side, which is 4,500 cubits long, will be three gates: the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin and the gate of Dan.
33 On the South side, which measures 4,500 cubits, will be three gates: the gate of Simeon, the gate of Issachar and the gate of Zebulun.
34 On the West side, which is 4,500 cubits long, will be three gates: the gate of Gad, the gate of Asher and the gate of Naphtali.
35 “The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits.
“And the name of the city from that time on will be:
HaShem is There .”
Dani’El (Daniel) 9. “In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom 2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of HaShem given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. 3 So I turned to the Lord G-d and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes,
4 I prayed to HaShem my G-d and confessed:
‘Lord, the great and awesome G-d, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 5 we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. 6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your Name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.
7 Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. 8 We and our kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, HaShem, because we have sinned against you. 9 The Lord our G-d is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; 10 we have not obeyed HaShem our G-d or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. 11 All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you.
Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of G-d, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you. 12 You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem. 13 Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of HaShem our G-d by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth. 14 HaShem did not hesitate to bring the disaster on us, for HaShem our G-d is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed Him.
15 Now, Lord our G-d, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. 16 Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us.
17 Now, our G-d, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. 18 Give ear, our G-d, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. 19 Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my G-d, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.
20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to HaShem my G-d for His holy hill 21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He instructed me and said to me, Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. 23 As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision:
24 Seventy sevens are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.
25 Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven sevens, and sixty-two sevens. It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two sevens, the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one seven. In the middle of the seven He will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the Temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on Him.”
Dani’El (Daniel) 12 1 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people – everyone whose name is found written in the book – will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank. 6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?” 7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.”
8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My Lord, what will the outcome of all this be?”
9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end ….. 13 As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”
Amos 5:1 ” Listen to this Oracle spoken against you, O House of Israel, this lament I take up concerning you: “The Virgin of Israel fell, and will never get up” …. 4 For HaShem says this to the House of israel: ‘Seek Me, and you shall live’.
Rabbi Eliezer explains the words “It will never get up?” as follows: “A possible explanation is that the House of Israel will not “get up” as an independent entity, but it will get up as an entity totally incumbent to the kingdom of Judah.”
Amos 9:8 – “Now My eyes are turned on the sinful Kingdom (‘the sons of Israel, verse 7) to wipe it off the face of the earth. Yet I am not going to destroy the House of Ya’acov completely”, it is HaShem Who speaks. 9 “For now I will issue orders and shake the House of Israel amongst all the nations, as you shake a sieve, so that not one pebble can fall on the ground. 10 All the sinners of My People are going to perish by the sword, all those who say ‘No misfortune will ever touch us, nor even come anywhere near us.’ 11 That Day I will re-erect the Fallen Succah (Tabernacle) of David, make good the gaps in it, restore it’s ruins and rebuild it as it was in the days of old, 12 so that they can conquer the remnant of Edom and all the nations bearing My Name. It is HaShem Who speaks, and He will carry this out …. 14 I mean to restore the fortunes of My People Israel. They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them, plant vineyards and drink their wine, dig gardens and eat their produce. 15 I will plant them in their own country, never to be rooted up again out of the Land I have given them‘, says HaShem your G-d.”
Tzefan’Yah 2:1-11 “Gather together, gather together, O shameful nation,
2 before the appointed time arrives
and that day sweeps on like chaff,
before the fierce anger of HaShem comes upon you,
before the day of HaShem’s wrath comes upon you.
3 Seek HaShem, all you humble of the land,
you who do what he commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you will be sheltered
on the day of HaShem’s anger.
4 Gaza will be abandoned
and Ashkelon left in ruins.
At midday Ashdod will be emptied
and Ekron uprooted.
5 Woe to you who live by the sea,
O Kerethite (Philistine tribe) people;
the word of HaShem is against you,
O Canaan, land of the Philistines.
“I will destroy you,
and none will be left.”
6 The land by the sea, where the Kerethites dwell,
will be a place for shepherds and sheep pens.
7 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah;
there they will find pasture.
In the evening they will lie down
in the houses of Ashkelon.
HaShem their G-d will care for them;
he will bring back their captives (the exiled ones)
8 “I have heard the insults of Moab
and the taunts of the Ammonites,
who insulted my people
and made threats against their land.
9 Therefore, as surely as I live,”
declares HaShem Almighty, the G-d of Israel,
“surely Moab will become like Sodom,
the Ammonites like Gomorrah –
a place of weeds and salt pits,
a wasteland forever.
The remnant of my people will plunder them;
the survivors of my nation will inherit their land.”
10 This is what they will get in return for their pride,
for insulting and mocking the people of HaShem Almighty.
11 HaShem will be awesome to them
when he destroys all the gods of the land.
The nations on every shore will worship him,
every one in its own land.”
Tzefan’Yah (Zephaniah) 3:12 – 20 “In your midst, I will leave a lowly and humble People. And those who are left in Israel, will seek refuge in the Name of HaShem. 13 The remnant of Israel will do no wrong; they will speak no lies, nor will deceit be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid.”
14 “Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. HaShem has taken away your judgments, He has cast out your enemy: HaShem, the King of Israel, is in the midst of you: you shall not see evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, ‘Fear not,’ and to Zion, ‘Let not your hands be slack. HaShem your G-d in in you midst, a victorious Warrior. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will renew you by His Love; He will dance with shouts of Joy for you.’ 18 I will gather those of yours who grieve over the appointed feasts and bear the burden of reproach (because they can not keep them).
19 When that time comes, I will deal with all those who oppress you. I will save her who is lame, gather her who was driven away and make them whose shame spread over the earth the object of praise and renown 20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes,’ says HaShem.” (David Stern translation)
Zechar’Yah (Zechariah) 2:1 (or 1:18) ”Then I looked up and saw four horns. 2 (1:19) I asked the angel who was speaking to me, “What are these?” He answered, “These are the horns that scattered Y’hudah, Isra’el and Yerushalayim.”
3 (1:20) Next, Adonai showed me four artisans. 4 (1:21) I asked, “What are these coming to do?” He said, “Those horns that scattered Y’hudah so completely that no one could even raise his head — well, these men have come to terrify them, to overthrow the nations that raised their horns against the land of Y’hudah to scatter it.”
5 (1) I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand. 6 (2) I asked, “Where are you going?” He said to me, “To measure Yerushalayim, to determine its width and length.”
7 (3) Here the angel who was speaking to me went forward, and another angel went out, met him 8 (4) and said to him, “Run and tell this young man, ‘Yerushalayim will be inhabited without walls, because there will be so many people and animals; 9 (5) “for,” says Adonai, “I will be for her a wall of fire surrounding her; and I will be the glory within her. 10 (6) Up!” says Adonai, “Move! Flee the land of the north! For I scattered you like the four winds of the sky,” says Adonai. 11 (7) “Move, Tziyon! You who are living with the daughter of Bavel, escape!” 12 (8) For Adonai-Tzva’ot has sent me on a glorious mission to the nations that plundered you, and this is what he says: “Anyone who injures you injures the very pupil of my eye. 13 (9) But I will shake my hand over them, and they will be plundered by those who were formerly their slaves.” Then you will know that Adonai-Tzva’ot sent me. 14 (10) “Sing, daughter of Tziyon; rejoice! For, here, I am coming; and I will live among you,” says Adonai. 15 (11) When that time comes, many nations will join themselves to Adonai. “They will be my people, and I will live among you.” Then you will know that it was Adonai-Tzva’ot who sent me to you. 16 (12) Adonai will take possession of Y’hudah as his portion in the holy land, and he will again make Yerushalayim his choice. 17 (13) Be silent, all humanity, before Adonai; for he has been roused from his holy dwelling.’”
Zechar’Yah (Zechariah) 8:2-14 “HaShem Tzva’ot (of Hosts) says this, ‘I am extremely jealous for Zion, with great fury for her sake. 3 HaShem Tzva’ot says this, ‘I am coming back to Zion and shall live in Jerusalem …..
6 “Thus said HaShem Tzva’ot, ‘If this (His Return) seems a Miracle in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be a Miracle in My eyes?’ …. 7 Thus said HaShem Tzva’ot, ‘See, I am saving My people from the countries of the East and from the countries of the West. And I shall bring them back, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. And they shall be My people, and I shall be their G-d, in truth and in righteousness.” ….. (Jerusalem Bible, David Stern).
11 “But from now on, I will not treat the remnant of this People as I did before, ‘ says HaShem Tzva’ot. 13 ‘Now they will sow in Peace, the vine will give its fruit, the ground will produce its yield, the sky will give its yield – and I will cause the remnant of this People to possess all these things. 14 House of Judah and House of Israel, just as you were formerly a curse amongst the nations, now I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear, but take courage.”
Zechar’Yah (Zechariah) 8:23 “Thus says HaShem of Hosts: ‘In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men (referring to Ten Tribes?) shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, they shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, ‘We will go with you, for we have heard that G-d is with you.'”
Zechar’Yah (Zechariah) 9:13-17 “For I have bent Judah as My bow, and made Ephraim its arrow, and I shall stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and I shall make you like the sword of a mighty man.” …. 16 “And HaShem their G-d shall save them in that day, as the flock of His people, for the y will be like gems in a crown sparkling over His Land. 17 What wealth is theirs, what beauty?'”
Zechar’Yah (Zechariah) 10:6-12 “And I will strengthen the House of Judah, and I will save the House of Joseph, and I will bring them back in My Compassion for them: and they shall be as though I had not driven them out for I am HaShem their G-d, and I will hear them.
7-10 And they of Ephraim shall be like warriors, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in HaShem. I will whistle for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: they shall be as numerous as they were before.
- And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember Me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and then return. I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; until there is no more room for them.
11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the scepter of Egypt shall depart away. And I will strengthen them in HaShem; and they shall travel here and there in His Name, says HaShem.”
Hoshea (Hosea) 2;1 (alt.1:10) “Nevertheless, the people of Israel will number as many as the grains of sand by the sea, which cannot be counted or measured, so that the time will come when, in stead of being told , “You are not My People,’ it will be said to them, “You are the children of the Living G-d”. 2:2 (alt. 1:11) Then the people of Judah and the people of Israel will be reunited, and they will appoint one leader and will come up out of the land, for that will be a great day, the day of Jezreel.” (the replanting of those who were scattered). (David Stern)
Hoshea (Hosea) 2:13-23 I will punish her for the days
she burned incense to the Baals;
she decked herself with rings and jewelry,
and went after her lovers,
but me she forgot,”
14 “Therefore I am now going to allure her;
I will lead her into the valley of Achor
and speak tenderly to her.
15 There I will give her back her vineyards,
and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
There she will sing as in the days of her youth,
as in the day she came up out of Egypt.
16 “In that day,” declares HaShem, “you will call me ‘my husband’;
you will no longer call me ‘my master.’
17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips;
no longer will their names be invoked.
18 In that day I will make a Covenant for them
with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air
and the creatures that move along the ground.
Bow and sword and battle
I will abolish from the land,
so that all may lie down in safety.
19 I will betroth you to me forever;
I will betroth you in righteousness and justice,
in love and compassion.
20 I will betroth you in faithfulness,
and you will acknowledge HaShem
21 “In that day I will respond,”
declares HaShem –
“I will respond to the skies,
and they will respond to the earth;
22 and the earth will respond to the grain,
the new wine and oil,
and they will respond to Jezreel. (HaShem plants)
23 I will plant her for myself in the land;
I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.
I will say to those called ‘Not my people,’ ‘You are my people’;
and they will say, ‘You are my G-d.’ “
Hoshea (Hosea) 3:1-5 “HaShem said to me, “Go a second time, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her just as HaShem loves the people of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes (offered to these gods).
2 So I bought her back for myself for fifteen pieces of silver and eight bushels of barley. 3 Then I told her, “You are to remain in seclusion for a long time and be mine; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will do the same for you.”
4 For the sons of Israel will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without standing stone, ritual vest or household gods. 5 Afterwards, the Israelites will repent and seek HaShem their G-d and David their king. They will come trembling to HaShem and to his blessings in the last days.” (D.Stern, Jerusalem Bible)
Hoshea (Hosea) 6:1-11 “Come, let us return to HaShem.
He has torn us to pieces
but He will heal us;
He has injured us
but He will bind up our wounds.
2 After two days He will revive us;
on the third day He will restore us,
that we may live in His Presence.
3 Let us acknowledge HaShem;
let us press on to acknowledge Him.
As surely as the sun rises,
He will appear;
He will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”
4 “What can I do with you, Ephraim?
What can I do with you, Judah?
Your love is like the morning mist,
like the early dew that disappears.
5 Therefore I cut you in pieces with My prophets,
I killed you with the words of My Mouth;
My judgments flashed like lightning upon you.
6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
and acknowledgment of G-d rather than burnt offerings.
7 Like Adam, they have broken the Covenant –
they were unfaithful to Me there.
8 Gilead is a city of wicked men,
stained with footprints of blood.
9 As marauders lie in ambush for a man,
so do bands of priests;
they murder on the road to Shechem,
committing shameful crimes.
10 I have seen a horrible thing
in the House of Israel.
There Ephraim is given to prostitution
and Israel is defiled.
11 “Also for you, Judah, (Note: Israel AND Judah)
a harvest is appointed.
“Whenever I would restore the exile of my people.”
Hoshea (Hosea) 11:7-12 “My people is unsure about returning to Me. It is summoned to the Most High One, but it does not rise in unity. Ephraim, how can I give you up, or surrender you Israel? …. My Heart recoils at the idea, as compassion warms within Me. I will not give vent to the fierceness of My Rage. I will nor return to destroy Ephraim. For I am G-d, not a human being; the Holy One amongst you, so I will not come in fury.
10. They will follow HaShem [when He calls] like a roaring lion, for when He roars, the children will hasten from the West. They will hasten like a bird from Egypt and like a dove from Assyria; and I shall resettle them in their homes.” (Stone Chumash translation and David Stern translation) (Note: Ref to ‘Dove’ Kol HaTor = Voice of the Dove)
Hoshea (Hosea) 14
1 Return, O Israel, to HaShem your G-d.
Your sins have been your downfall!
2 Take words with you
and return to HaShem.
Say to him:
“Forgive all our sins
and receive us graciously,
that we may offer the fruit of our lips.
3 Assyria cannot save us;
we will not mount war-horses.
We will never again say ‘Our g-ds’
to what our own hands have made,
for in you the fatherless find compassion.”
4 “I will heal their waywardness
and love them freely,
for my anger has turned away from them.
5 I will be like the dew to Israel;
he will blossom like a lily.
Like a cedar of Lebanon
he will send down his roots;
6 his young shoots will grow.
His splendor will be like an olive tree,
his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon.
7 Men will dwell again in his shade.
He will flourish like the grain.
He will blossom like a vine,
and his fame will be like the wine from Lebanon.
8 O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols?
I will answer him and care for him.
I am like a green pine tree;
your fruitfulness comes from me.“
9 Who is wise? He will realize these things.
Who is discerning? He will understand them.
The ways of HaShem are right;
the righteous walk in them,
but the rebellious stumble in them.”
Michah (Mica) 2:12 “I shall certainly gather all of you, O Ya’aqov (Jacob), I shall gather the remnant of Yisra’el (Israel), bring them together like sheep in the fold, like a flock in the midst of their pasture, it will be noisy with the sounds of people. 13 …. their King will go out if front of them – HaShem at their head”.
Michah (Mica) 4:1-7 “In the last days
the mountain of HaShem’s Temple will be established
as chief among the mountains;
it will be raised above the hills,
and nations will stream to it.
2 Many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of HaShem,
to the house of the G-d of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in His paths.”
The Law will go out from Zion,
the Word of HaShem from Jerusalem.
3 He will judge between many peoples
and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.
4 Every man will sit under his own vine
and under his own fig tree,
and no one will make them afraid,
for HaShem Almighty has spoken.
5 All the nations may walk
in the name of their gods;
we will walk in the Name of HaShem
our G-d for ever and ever.
6 “In that day,” declares HaShem
“I will gather the lame;
I will assemble the exiles
and those I have afflicted.
7 I will make the lame a remnant,
those driven away a strong nation.
HaShem will rule over them in Mount Zion
from that day and forever.”
Michah (Mica) 5:3-15 “Therefore Israel will be abandoned
until the time when she who is in labor gives birth
and the rest of his brothers return
to join the Israelites.
4 He will stand and shepherd his flock
in the strength of HaShem,
in the majesty of the name of HaShem his G-d.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
will reach to the ends of the earth. …..
7 The remnant of Jacob will be
in the midst of many nations
like dew from HaShem,
like showers on the grass,
which do not wait for man
or linger for mankind.
8 The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations,
in the midst of many peoples,
like a lion among the beasts of the forest,
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which mauls and mangles as it goes,
and no one can rescue.
9 Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies,
and all your foes will be destroyed.
10 “In that day,” declares HaShem
“I will destroy your horses from among you
and demolish your chariots.
11 I will destroy the cities of your land
and tear down all your strongholds.
12 I will destroy your witchcraft
and you will no longer cast spells.
13 I will destroy your carved images
and your sacred stones from among you;
you will no longer bow down
to the work of your hands.
14 I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles
and demolish your cities.
15 I will take vengeance in anger and wrath
upon the nations that have not obeyed me.”
Yo’El (Joel) 2:11-32 HaShem thunders
at the head of His army;
His forces are beyond number,
and mighty are those who obey His Command.
The day of HaShem is great;
it is dreadful.
Who can endure it?
12 “Even now,” declares HaShem,
“return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning.”
13 Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to HaShem your G-d,
for He is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and He relents from sending calamity. ,…..
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion,
declare a holy fast,
call a sacred assembly.
16 Gather the people,
consecrate the assembly;
bring together the elders,
gather the children,
those nursing at the breast.
Let the bridegroom leave his room
and the bride her chamber.
17 Let the priests, who minister before HaShem
weep between the Temple porch and the altar.
Let them say, “Spare your people, O HaShem
Do not make Your inheritance an object of scorn,
a byword among the nations.
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their G-d?’ ”
18 Then HaShem will be jealous for His Land
and take pity on His people.
19 HaShem will reply to them:
“I am sending you grain, new wine and oil,
enough to satisfy you fully;
never again will I make you
an object of scorn to the nations.
20 “I will drive the northern army far from you,
pushing it into a parched and barren land,
with its front columns going into the eastern sea (Dead Sea)
and those in the rear into the western sea. (The Mediterranian)
And its stench will go up;
its smell will rise.”
Surely H e has done great things.
21 Be not afraid, O land;
be glad and rejoice.
Surely HaShem has done great things…….
23 Be glad, O people of Zion,
rejoice in HaShem your G-d,
for He has given you
the autumn rains in righteousness.
He sends you abundant showers,
both autumn and spring rains, as before.
24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain;
the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.
25 ” I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten –
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm
My great army that I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of HaShem your G-d,
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will My people be shamed.
27 Then you will know that I am in Israel,
that I am HaShem your G-d,
and that there is no other;
never again will My people be shamed.
28 “And afterward,
I will pour out My Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
29 Even on My servants, both men and women,
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
30 I will show wonders in the heavens
and on the earth,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
31 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of HaShem.
32 And everyone who calls
on the Name of HaShem will be saved;
for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
there will be deliverance,
as HaShem has said,
among the survivors
whom HaShem calls.”
Yo’El (Joel) 4 (3 in some versions) “For then, at that time,
when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will gather all nations
and bring them down to the Valley of Yahu’shaphat. (HaShem judges)
There I will enter into judgment against them
concerning My Inheritance, My people Israel,
for they scattered My people among the nations
and divided up My Land.”
Yo’El (Joel) 3:16-17 “HaShem will roar from Zion
and thunder from Jerusalem;
the earth and the sky will tremble.
But HaShem will be a Refuge for His people,
a stronghold for the people of Israel.
17 “Then you will know that I, HaShem your G-d,
dwell in Zion, My holy hill.
Jerusalem will be holy;
never again will foreigners invade her.”
Ovad’Yah (Obadiah) : 1:17-21 “But on Mount Zion there will be a holy remnant who will escape, and the House of Ya’acov will repossess their rightful Inheritance. (David Stern translation)
it will be holy,
and the house of Jacob
will possess its inheritance.
18 The house of Jacob will be a fire
and the house of Joseph a flame;
the house of Esau will be stubble,
and they will set it on fire and consume it.
There will be no survivors
from the house of Esau.”
HaShem has spoken.
19 People from the Negev will occupy
the mountains of Esau,
and people from the foothills will possess
the land of the Philistines.
They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria,
and Benjamin will possess Gilead.
20 This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan
will possess the land as far as Zarephath (France and UK)
the exiles from Jerusalem who are in Sepharad (Spain)
will possess the towns of the Negev.
21 Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion
to govern the mountains of Esau.
And the Kingdom will be HaShem’s.”
Mal’achi (Malachi) 3:1-6 “See, I will send My Messenger, who will prepare the way before Me. Then suddenly HaShem you are seeking, will come to His Temple; the Messenger of the Covenant, Whom you desire, will come,” says HaShem Almighty.
2 But who can endure the day of His coming? Who can stand when He appears? For He will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. 3 He will sit as a Refiner and Purifier of silver; He will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then HaShem will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, 4 and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to HaShem, as in days gone by, as in former years.
5 “So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear Me,” says HaShem Almighty.
6 “I HaShem do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.”
Tehillim (Psalm) 2 “Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
and against his Anointed One.
3 “Let us break their chains,” they say,
“and throw off their fetters.”
4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
HaShem scoffs at them.
5 Then He rebukes them in His anger
and terrifies them in His wrath, saying,
6 “I have installed my King
on Zion, My holy hill.” …….
8 Ask of me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will rule them with an iron scepter;
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve HaShem with fear
and rejoice with trembling.
Tehillim (Psalm) 14:7 7 “Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When HaShem turns back the exile of his people, (alt. brings His people Home – Hebr; returns His people\s fortunes – D. Stern)
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!”
Tehillim (Psalm) 22:27-31 “Let all the ends of the earth remember and turn to HaShem, And all clans of the nations bow themselves before You. For the reign belongs to HaShem, and He is ruling over the nations. All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and bow themselves; all who go down to the dust bow before Him, even he who did not keep alive his own life. A seed shall serve Him. (Seed of Jacob) It is declared of HaShem to the coming generation. They shall come and declare His righteousness to a people yet to be born, For He shall do it!”
Tehillim (Psalm) 50:1-6 “The Mighty One, G-d, HaShem,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.
2 From Zion, perfect in beauty,
G-d shines forth.
3 Our G-d comes and will not be silent;
a fire devours before Him,
and around Him a tempest rages.
4 He summons the heavens above,
and the earth, that he may judge his people:
5 “Gather to me my consecrated ones,
who made a Covenant with Me by sacrifice.”
6 And the heavens proclaim His righteousness,
for G-d Himself is judge.
Tehillim (Psalm) 53:6 “Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When G-d returns the exiles of His people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!”
Tehillim (Psalm) 60:6-12 “G-d has spoken from His Sanctuary:
“In triumph I will portion out Shechem
and measure off the Valley of Succoth.
7 Gilead (part of Jordan) is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim is My Helmet,
Judah My Scepter.
8 Moab is My Washbasin,
upon Edom I toss My Sandal;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
9 Who will bring Me to the fortified city?
Who will lead Me to Edom?
10 Is it not you, O G-d, You Who have rejected us
and no longer go out with our armies?
11 Give us aid against the enemy,
for the help of man is worthless.
12 With G-d we will gain the victory,
and He will trample down our enemies.”
(Same content in Tehillim 108:6-13)
Tehillim (Psalm) 68:21-35 “Surely G- d will crush the heads of His enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
22 HaShem says, “I will bring them from Bashan;
I will bring them from the depths of the sea,
23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes,
while the tongues of your dogs have their share.”
24 Your procession has come into view, O G-d,
the procession of my G-d and King into the sanctuary.
25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians;
with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 Praise G-d in the great congregation;
praise HaShem in the assembly of Israel.
27 There is the little tribe of Benjamin, leading them,
there the great throng of Judah’s princes,
and there the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali.
28 Summon Your power, O G-d;
show us Your strength, O G-d, as you have done before.
29 Because of Your Temple at Jerusalem
kings will bring You gifts.
30 Rebuke the beast among the reeds,
the herd of bulls among the calves of the nations.
Humbled, may it bring bars of silver.
Scatter the nations who delight in war.
31 Envoys will come from Egypt;
Cush will submit herself to G-d.
32 Sing to G-d, O kingdoms of the earth,
sing praise to HaShem
33 to Him Who rides the ancient skies above,
Who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Proclaim the power of G-d,
whose majesty is over Israel,
whose power is in the skies.
35 You are awesome, O G-d, in Your sanctuary;
the G-d of Israel gives power and strength to His people.
Praise be to G-d!”
Tehillim (Psalm) 69:34-36 “Let heaven and earth praise Him,
the seas and all that move in them,
35 for G-d will save Zion
and rebuild the cities of Judah.
Then people will settle there and possess it;
36 the children of His servants will inherit it,
and those who love His Name will dwell there.”
Tehillim (Psalm) 78:1-10 “O My people, hear My Teaching;
listen to the Words of My Mouth.
2 I will open My Mouth in parables,
I will utter hidden things, things from of old–
3 what we have heard and known,
what our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children;
we will tell the next generation
the praiseworthy deeds of HaShem
His Power, and the wonders He has done.
5 He decreed Statutes for Jacob
and established the Law in Israel,
which He commanded our forefathers
to teach their children,
6 so the next generation would know them,
even the children yet to be born,
and they in turn would tell their children.
7 Then they would put their trust in G-d
and would not forget His Deeds
but would keep His Commands.
8 They would not be like their forefathers –
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
whose hearts were not loyal to G-d,
whose spirits were not faithful to Him.
9 The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows,
turned back on the day of battle;
10 they did not keep God’s Covenant
and refused to live by His Law……
67 Then He rejected the tents of Joseph,
He did not choose the Tribe of Ephraim;
68 but He chose the Tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion, which He loved.
69 He built His Sanctuary like the heights,
like the earth that He established forever.
70 He chose David His servant
and took him from the sheep pens;
71 from tending the sheep He brought him
to be the shepherd of His people Jacob,
of Israel His Inheritance.
72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
with skillful hands he led them.”
Tehillim (Psalm) 80 “Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel,
You Who lead Joseph like a flock;
You Who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth
2 before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Awaken Your Might;
come and save us.
3 Restore us, O G-d;
make Your Face shine upon us,
that we may be saved.
4 O HaShem, G-d Almighty,
how long will Your anger smolder
against the prayers of Your people?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears;
You have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
6 You have made us a source of contention to our neighbors,
and our enemies mock us.
7 Restore us, O G-d Almighty;
make Your Face shine upon us,
that we may be saved.
8 You brought a vine (Israel) (See connection to Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) 5 and it’s symbolism) out of Egypt;
You drove out the nations and planted it.
9 You cleared the ground for it,
and it took root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 It sent out its boughs to the Sea,
its shoots as far as the River.
12 Why have You broken down its walls
so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
13 Boars from the forest ravage it
and the creatures of the field feed on it.
14 Return to us, O G-d Almighty!
Look down from heaven and see!
Watch over this vine, (Israel)
15 the root Your right Hand has planted,
the son You have raised up for Yourself.
16 Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire;
at Your rebuke your people perish.
17 Let Your Hand rest on the man at Your right hand,
the son of man You have raised up for Yourself.
18 Then we will not turn away from You;
revive us, and we will call on Your Name.
19 Restore us, O HaShem G-d Almighty;
make Your Face shine upon us,
that we may be saved.”
Tehillim (Psalm) 85:1-4 “You showed favor to your land, O HaShem, You return back the exiles of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people
and covered all their sins.
3 You set aside all your wrath
and turned from your fierce anger.
4 Restore us again, O G-d our Savior,
and put away Your displeasure toward us.”
Tehillim (Psalm) 102:13-22 “You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her;
the appointed time has come.
14 For her stones are dear to our servants;
her very dust moves them to pity.
15 The nations will fear the Name of HaShem, all the kings of the earth will revere Your Gory.
16 For HaShem will rebuild Zion
and appear in His glory.
17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute;
He will not despise their plea.
18 Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise HaShem
19 “HaShem looked down from His Sanctuary on high,
from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 to hear the groans of the prisoners
and release those condemned to death.”
21 So the Name of HaShem will be declared in Zion
and His praise in Jerusalem
22 when the peoples and the kingdoms
assemble to worship HaShem.”
Tehillim (Psalm) 126 “When HaShem brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed.
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“HaShem has done great things for them.”
3 HaShem has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.
4 Return us back from exile O HaShem,
like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow in tears
will reap with songs of joy.
6 He who goes out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him.”
(Joy about the harvest of Israel in the Nations)
Tehilim (Psalm) 147 HalleluYah. How good it is to sing praises to our G-d!
How sweet, how fitting to praise Him!
2 Adonai is rebuilding Yerushalayim,
gathering the dispersed of Isra’el.
3 He heals the broknhearteed and binds up their wounds.
19 He reveals His Words to Ya‘akov,
His laws and rulings to Isra’el.
20 He has not done this for other nations;
they do not know His Rulings.
1 Divre ha Yamim (1 Chronicles) 5:2 “and though Judah was the strongest of his brothers and a ruler came from him, the rights of the firstborn belonged to Joseph”
1 Shmuel 12:7,8 (1 Samuel 12:7,8) “…. This is what HaShem, the G-d of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. 8 ….. I gave you the house of Israel and Judah.”
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