His dominion will be vast 1 and he will bring immeasurable prosperity. 2 He will rule on David’s throne and over David’s kingdom, 3 establishing it 4 and strengthening it by promoting justice and fairness, 5 from this time forward and forevermore. The Lord’s intense devotion to his people 6 will accomplish this.
Sheol 1 below is stirred up about you, ready to meet you when you arrive. It rouses 2 the spirits of the dead for you, all the former leaders of the earth; 3 it makes all the former kings of the nations rise from their thrones. 4
He is the one who sits on the earth’s horizon; 1 its inhabitants are like grasshoppers before him. 2 He is the one who stretches out the sky like a thin curtain, 3 and spreads it out 4 like a pitched tent. 5
For I will soon summon all the peoples of the kingdoms of the north,” says the Lord. “They will come and their kings will set up their thrones 1 near the entrances of the gates of Jerusalem. 2 They will attack all the walls surrounding it, and all the towns in Judah. 3
I took both copies of the deed of purchase 1 and gave them to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah. I gave them to him in the presence 2 of my cousin 3 Hanamel, the witnesses who had signed the deed of purchase, and all the Judeans who were housed in the courtyard of the guardhouse.
could my covenant with my servant David and my covenant with the Levites ever be broken. So David will by all means always have a descendant to occupy his throne as king and the Levites will by all means always have priests who will minister before me. 1
א (Alef) 1 2 Alas! 3 The city once full of people 4 now sits all alone! 5 The prominent 6 lady among the nations has become a widow! 7 The princess 8 who once ruled the provinces 9 has become
Only the prince may sit in it to eat a sacrificial meal 1 before the Lord; he will enter by way of the porch of the gate and will go out by the same way.”
What he will honor is a god of fortresses – a god his fathers did not acknowledge he will honor with gold, silver, valuable stones, and treasured commodities.
I will break the bar 1 on the gate of Damascus. I will remove 2 the ruler 3 from Wicked Valley, 4 the one who holds the royal scepter from Beth Eden. 5 The people of Aram will be deported to Kir.” 6 The Lord has spoken!
This is what the Lord says: “Just as a shepherd salvages from the lion’s mouth a couple of leg bones or a piece of an ear, so the Israelites who live in Samaria will be salvaged. 1 They will be left with just a corner of a bed, 2 and a part 3 of a couch.”