among the nations
Ezek 48:31 the gates of the city will be named after
the tribes of Israel. NIV
Rev 21:12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels
at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of
Israel chosen to be the bearer of salvation
for the nations
John 4:22 You Samaritans worship what you do not
know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. NIV
Rom 11:17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a
wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in
the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not boast over those branches.
If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports
The land promised to the Jews
Gen 15:18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with
Abram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of
Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates-- 19 the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites,
Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, 21 Amorites, Canaanites,
Girgashites and Jebusites." NIV
Return to "Israel's
Daniel 9:27 And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination
that causes desolation NIV
Dan 12:11 "From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the
abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. NIV
Matt 24:15 "So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that
causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel-let the reader
2 Sam 24:18 On that day Gad went to David and said to him, "Go up and build
an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite." NIV
1 Chron 21:23 Araunah said to David, "Take it! Let my lord the king do whatever
pleases him. Look, I will give the oxen for the burnt offerings, the threshing
sledges for the wood, and the wheat for the grain offering. I will give all
2 Kings 6:27 The king replied, "If the LORD does not help you, where can
I get help for you? From the threshing floor? From the winepress?" 28 Then
he asked her, "What's the matter?" NIV
Isaiah 27:12 In that day the LORD will start His threshing
from the flowing stream of the Euphrates to the brook of Egypt, and you will
be gathered up one by one, O sons of Israel. NASU
to "the Euphrates to the brook of
Egypt" is almost certainly connected to the promise of this stretch
of land to Abraham and Moses -
Gen 15:18 On that day the LORD made a
covenant with Abram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from
the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates-- 19 the land of the
Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, 21 Amorites,
Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites." NIV
Deut 1:7 ...go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains,
in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of
the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates.
8 See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land
that the LORD swore he would give to your fathers--to Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob--and to their descendants after them." NIV
King David actually managed to conquer kingdoms
up to the Euphrates:
2 Sam 8:3 Moreover, David fought Hadadezer
son of Rehob, king of Zobah, when he went to restore his control along the
Euphrates River. NIV
Then God (of Israel) says about Israel in Isaiah 41:15-16:
You shall be a new and sharp-toothed
threshing instrument to tear all enemies apart, making chaff of mountains.
16 You shall toss them in the air; the wind shall blow them all away; whirlwinds
shall scatter them. And the joy of the Lord shall fill you full; you shall
glory in the God of Israel.TLB
"God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. They
devour hostile nations and break their bones in pieces; with their arrows
they pierce them. 9 Like a lion they crouch and lie down, like a lioness--who
dares to rouse them? "May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse
you be cursed!" Rav
Yochanan taught that this means, "Woe unto whichever nation is around when
G-d comes to redeem His children - for who would ever try to put his cloak
between a lion and a lioness?"
The nations of the world will help them to return, and those coming to live
in their land will serve them. Those enslaving Israel will be enslaved-Israel
shall rule her enemies! TLB
"`No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful
briars and sharp thorns. Then they will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.
(Neighbors will be destroyed - Isaiah 17)
Ezekiel 36:7 Therefore
this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I swear with uplifted hand that the
nations around you will also suffer scorn.
Jeremiah 12:14 This
is what the LORD says: "As for all my wicked neighbors who seize the inheritance
I gave my people Israel, I will uproot them from their lands and I will uproot
the house of Judah from among them.
Zechariah 10:10 I
will bring them back from Egypt and gather them from Assyria. I will bring
them to Gilead and Lebanon, and there will not be room enough for
them. 11 They will pass through the sea of trouble; the surging sea will
be subdued and all the depths of the Nile will dry up. Assyria's pride will
be brought down and Egypt's scepter will pass away. 12 I will strengthen
them in the LORD and in his name they will walk," declares the
LORD. Zechariah 11:1 Open your doors, O
Lebanon, so that
fire may devour your cedars
"Israel's standing among the nations"
2 Kings 13:7 Nothing had been left of the army of Jehoahaz except fifty horsemen,
ten chariots and ten thousand foot soldiers, for the king of Aram had destroyed
the rest and made them like the dust at threshing time. NIV
Joel 2:23 Rejoice, O people of Jerusalem, rejoice in the Lord your God! For
the rains he sends are tokens of forgiveness. Once more the autumn rains
will come, as well as those of spring. 24 The threshing floors will pile
high again with wheat, and the presses overflow with olive oil and wine.
reflects God's freedom to act as he pleases
Isaiah 28:21 The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse
himself as in the Valley of Gibeon--to do his work, his strange work, and
perform his task, his alien task. 22 Now stop your mocking, or your chains
will become heavier; the Lord, the LORD Almighty, has told me of the destruction
decreed against the whole land. 23 Listen and hear my voice; pay attention
and hear what I say. 24 When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow
continually? Does he keep on breaking up and harrowing the soil?
25 When he has leveled the surface, does he not sow caraway and scatter cummin?
Does he not plant wheat in its place, barley in its plot, and spelt in its
field? 26 His God instructs him and teaches him the right way. 27 Caraway
is not threshed with a sledge, nor is a cartwheel rolled over cummin; caraway
is beaten out with a rod, and cummin with a stick. 28 Grain must be ground
to make bread; so one does not go on threshing it forever. Though he drives
the wheels of his threshing cart over it, his horses do not grind it.
29 All this also comes from the LORD Almighty, wonderful in counsel and
magnificent in wisdom. NIV
Tied to God of Israel's
Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help you,"
declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. 15 "See, I will
make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will
thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff. Isa 41:14-15
Vulnerability to enemy aggression
Judges 6:11 The angel of the LORD came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah
that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing
wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. NIV
His undersides are
jagged, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. Job 41:30 NIV
Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight
is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He
is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
The term succah (plural=succot) actually means "hut" or "booth" in Hebrew.
The "Feast of Booths" (Succot), therefore serves to remind the Jews of the
time they had to live in succot enroute to the Promised Land from Egypt.
Whereas the shelters used to protect flour were densely covered so as to
keep out rain water, the succot for the Feast of Succot are sparsely covered
so that the stars can be seen through the roof.