tasted the good word of God and the miracles of the coming age,
“Son of man, wail
For in those days there will be suffering
None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul,
God saw the earth, and indeed
Give thanks to the Lord! Call on his name! Make known his accomplishments among the nations!
Give the king long life! Make his lifetime span several generations!
Sing to the Lord, for he has done magnificent things, let this be known
This is the plan I have devised for the whole earth; my hand is ready to strike all the nations.”
He is the one who reduces rulers to nothing; he makes the earth’s leaders insignificant.
The people of the earth will quake when they hear Babylon has been captured. Her cries of anguish will be heard by the other nations.”
I will give it to foreigners as loot, to the world’s wicked ones as plunder, and they will desecrate it.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
and his clothes became radiantly white, more so than any launderer in the world could bleach them.
as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from long ago,
and not for the Jewish nation