31). Latter day Israel to lift up an Ensign.
"All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye." (397); "ENSIGN: A flag or banner; specifically, a national flag." "Trumpet: To proclaim loudly." (398)
In this prophetic third verse we find the words "ensign" and "trumpet" which are in many cases symbols of war. Therefore, it would appear that, Isaiah saw America [The Israel that was to come] lift up its ensign on the mountains [Nations] blow the trumpet -- a declaration of war. Twice when America has "declared" war, many of the nations of the world "took heed" and became involved. And in each case the United States was not only the deciding factor; indeed, it was more powerful than all of the so-called allies combined, and took the leadership in making the terms and regulations for managing and adjusting the varied claims of the nations. Since the birth of America it won every war it was involved in -- Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Spanish-American War, Mexico-American War, World War I and World War II -- until 1948 when the American People replaced God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ and began worshipping the Jews -- Christ's enemies. Nevertheless the United States has also fulfilled an accompanying scripture, "The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the Lord of hosts is his name. Thou art my battle ax and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms." (399)
32). Israel to continue as a nation forever.
"And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever." (400); "For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, Lord, becamest their God." (401); "Thus saith the Lord which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord." (402)
33). Israel's home to be invincible to outside forces.
"Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; niether shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as before time." (403); "Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and conpounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel." (404)
34). Israel to be undefeatable while defended by God.
"God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows. He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee." (405); "And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles [nations] in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and tareth in pieces, and none can deliver. Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off." (406)
35). In that time the present will be brought unto the Lord: to the place of the name of the Lord of Hosts; the Mount Zion.
"In that time shall the present be brought unto the Lord of hosts... the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion." (407) Here we are shown the outcome of the cleansing. As in the parable of the wheat and the tares the removal of the wicked forces is shown to precede the time that the people return to their God. Also we find that this [Christian] land is the "place of the name of the Lord of Hosts." It is as the passage states "the Mount Zion."
36). Israel to be God's instrument in destroying evil.
"The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the Lord of hosts is his name. Thou art my Battle Ax and weapons of war: For with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms; And with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider; with thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will break in pieces the young man and the maid. I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers." (408); "Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing-floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them; and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole Earth." (409)
37). Israel to have a land of great mineral wealth.
"Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who will bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb: The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of them everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren." (410)
38). Israel to have a land of great agricultural wealth.
"Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine." (411); "For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into A GOOD LAND, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass." (412)
39). Israel to be rich through trade.
"Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee. And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought." (413); "...ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves." (414)
40). Israel to be envied and feared by all nations.
"This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee." (415); "And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?" (416); "Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life." (417); "And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted." (418); "And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honor before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it." (419); "The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf. They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear because of thee." (420)
41). Israel to lend to other nations borrowing from none.
"For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and THOU SHALT LEND UNTO MANY NATIONS, but THOU SHALT NOT BORROW; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee." (421) "The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and THOU SHALT LEND UNTO MANY NATIONS, and THOU SHALT NOT BORROW." (422)
42). Israel to have a new name.
"And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and THOU SHALT BE CALLED BY A NEW NAME, which the mouth of the Lord shall name." (423); "And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and CALL HIS SERVANTS BY ANOTHER NAME." (424); "For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and THEY SHALL NO MORE BE REMEMBERED BY THEIR NAME." (425)
43). Israel to have a new language.
"For with stammering lips and ANOTHER TONGUE will he speak to this people." (426)
Many opponents of our identity as Israel say we cannot be Israelites because we do not speak Hebrew and because we write from left to right, whereas Hebrew is written from right to left. Many add a further claim that English has no similarity to Hebrew. Pastor Curtis Clair Ewing, in a cassette tape lecture on this subject, destroys all their arguments with the facts of history. His lecture is titled The Hebraic Origin of the English Language, and the following are a few of his deductions:
FIRST: If we can't be Israelites because we don't speak Hebrew, then the Jews can't be Israelites because they don't speak Hebrew either! Many ministers mistakenly think they do, but most European Jews speak Yiddish, which is a corrupted combination of Russian, Polish, and German. They do use the Hebrew alphabet, but that no more proves they are Hebrews than the Norwegian's use of the Roman alphabet proves they are Italians. The Jews in Palestine are attempting to teach Hebrew, but with little success.
SECOND: The argument that writing from left to right proves we are not Hebrews is specious. Some claim no nation ever changed its writing that way; but if they would took up the term "boustrophedo" in the Encyclopedia or any large dictionary, they would find it means a style of writing where the lines alternate, right to left, then left to right, and that the Greeks used that style in ancient times, as did the Egyptians, and at one time, even the Irish and the Norsemen. Now they have all changed, although opponents of our Israel identity continue to insist no nation ever changed its style of writing!
THIRD: Most mistakenly believe there was only one Hebrew language, but there were three. The first was known as Sinai Hebrew; then came the Phoenician Hebrew; and then after the Babylonian Captivity, the Tribe of Judah used what is now called Assyrian Hebrew. Form early examples, it appears the earliest was written from left to right, and later from right to left!
So, early in their Palestine sojourn, they changed their language and style of writing; and every Bible translator knows that at the time of Christ, the Israelites in Jerusalem spoke Aramaic - a THIRD change in less than 2,000 years! To insist the English-speaking peoples cannot be Israelites because they do not speak the ancient Hebrew or write from right to left is an utterly nonsensical argument.
FINALLY: The English language is still similar enough to the ancient Hebrew that it must be the ancestor tongue of English! Here are a few testimonies given in Pastor Ewing's lecture:
Rev. Jacob Tomlin of England, in A Comparative Vocabulary of 48 Languages, wrote there was a close affinity between Hebrew and English, not only in words, but in the arrangement of ideas and the structure of sentences.
William Tyndale, one of the great Reformers and a translator of the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts into the English Language, said the Hebrew agreed more closely with the English than it did with the Latin.
Ferrar Fenton, who translated the Fenton Bible, once wrote a letter to the famous Professor Totten in which Fenton stated that while he was yet an unbeliever, his thorough studies of the ancient languages, including Hebrew, had convinced him the Welsh language was closely aligned with Hebrew and that the English- speaking peoples must be racially aligned with the Hebrews!
Pastor Ewing gave much more information to prove the amazing similarity between Hebrew and English and then concluded his lecture with the statement that since English was rapidly becoming the official trade and political language of all nations, the English language may well be the fulfilling of the promise of God to Israel in Zephaniah 3:9, For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one consent. If it is God's purpose to make English the universal language, that would explain the desperate attempts of the enemies of God and America to make our nation bi-lingual by bringing in Spanish, French (in Canada), even Indian languages, and Swahili for the Blacks. They are attempting to frustrate God's purpose, but they will not be successful, just as their attempts to destroy America SHALL FAIL.
One final comment on language. Some years ago the American networks televised the investiture of Prince Charles of England as the Prince of Wales. At one point a TV commentator asked Sir Richard Burton of Wales a question about the Welsh people and in his answer Sir Richard included this phrase, "the ancient Welsh language is almost pure Hebrew." Millions of Americans heard that - further testimony to God's Saxon Race of their Hebrew ancestry.
ENGLISH WAS DERIVED FROM HEBREW
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - DERIVED FROM THE HEBREW, so says R. Govett in an old manuscript. From this point on the writings presented will be presented from his own words: Professor Max Muller, in his lectures on language, having shown that several of our common English words are derived from the Sanscirit, it struck me to inquire, What would be the result of tracing the obligations of the English language to the Hebrew? And, having gone into this matter to some extent, I now believe that English is derived from the Hebrew.
Dean Alford supposes that the Celtic, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, and Spanish jointly contribute some five percent of words to our native tongue. As the result of my inquiry I should be inclined to say that there are NOT MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT OF SAXON WORDS WHICH CANNOT BE TRACED TO HEBREW.
I wish, however, not to theorize, but to present the reader with examples, from which he can deduce his own conclusions. In this first part I do not write for the learned; being assured that the question can be easily understood, and will prove interesting to every English reader. Hence I gave not the Hebrew letters, but the correspondent Roman ones.
SECTION 1: I propose to give specimens of the derivation of our names of Animals from the sacred language.
What is the Hebrew name for the Hare? ARNHBit. (I give the letters simply; not according to the Masoretic pointing; adding in smaller type the vowels supplied). Now may not these letters at once hint to us, whence our name of an allied animal is derived? Reverse the order of the A and the R, and you have RANBIT, whence our word RABBIT evidently comes. What is the Hebrew for the terrible serpent, deceiver of our race? NaHHaS. Change the last letter to the foremost place, and you have our SNAKe. Hence too, by A prefixed, we get the Latin Anguis, and the Greek Echis, the letter N being dropped, as it is very often in Hebrew. If the Scripture be true, we might expect this word to be retained; and so it is. The Greek word for the viper is Aspis, whence our word Asp. It comes from the Hebrew ZP'A transposed; which also signifies a viper.
BOA, familiar to us as the name of the destroying Boa. The letters B, P, and F, are perpetually interchanged in their passage from one language to another. From the same Hebrew word comes our English "Eft," a small creature of the lizard kind. And probably the Latin VIPERA comes from the same root; the F or V being prefixed to the commening vowel.
The Adder proceeds from 'ATaR, "to encircle," and is derived from its coiling itself into a series of circles. The Lion in Hebrew is LeBIAW. The B is dropped in English, Latin, and Greek. And we have Leo in Latin. Perhaps we might say that the B is transferred to the end, and becomes N. KITTEN? From the Hebrew QuiToN, which signifies "a little one." That which the Hebrews applied generally, we have, singularly enough, appropriated to the young of the cat alone. CAMEL? From the Hebrew GeMeL, which signifies the same animal. Here the G of the Hebrew becomes changed into the C or K of the English, Latin, and Greek.
What is the derivation of the word ELEPHANT? It comes from the Hebrew ELePH, which means an ox. But how is an elephant like an ox? I answer, the termination "ant" carries with it, most probably, the word which denoted the difference between it and the common ox. We naturally, on seeing a new creature, associate it with one familiar to us.
Some of the South Sea Islanders, as Williams has informed us, had never beheld a European, or the animals with which we are familiar. Hence, as he observes, "On seeing the goats, they called to their companions to come and look at the wonderful birds with great teeth upon their heads." So with us, "the cock of the woods" and "the wood-cock" are very different birds from the common barn-door cock. This same Hebrew word was the origin of the Greek Elaphos, 'a stag.' And it is very remarkable that we find the same combination of "ant," and "elaph" in the ANTELOPE. I am not clear what is the meaning of "ant."
The Hebrew SHOOR, and the Chaldee TOOR signify an ox; whence we obtain our English STEER. The name of the Jerboa arises from the Hebrew ZHeB'O, which means a hyena. The Chaldee adds the R. Our word BADGER is derived from the Hebrew 'ACBaR, which means a mouse. By transposition we have BACaR, whence "Badger" easily springs. GIRAFFE? From the Hebrew GaRaPH, which signifies "the neck;" and every one who has seen that creature, knows that its great peculiarity is the enormous elongation of its neck. GOAT and KID? From two different pronunciations of the Hebrew GiDI, which signifies that animal in the sacred tongue. Our expression "the giddy heights" perhaps springs from the remembrance of the lofty pinnacles of rock to which these creatures climb. The heights to which the mountain goats climb, produce in us the sensation of "giddiness." ZEBRA?
From the Hebrew ZeBI, which signifies a roe-buck. The "R" in the midst, and the "A" at the end come from the Chaldee, which frequently adds these letters. Indeed, the R occurs so often in English, where it is not found in the Hebrew, as to make it most probable that the Hebrew came to us through the Chaldee. The DOE clearly is traceable to the TOA, or antelope.
SECTION 2: Now turn to some examples of BIRDS. We have two names of birds spelt differently, but of the same radical base. COOT and KITE, These are off-shoots, I doubt not, from the Hebrew QuAT. (I retain the English letter Q to represent the Hebrew Koph or Quoph, though I suppose it was generally pronounced K). Probably also our CAT is derived therefrom, though whence the confusion arose, it would be difficult to determine, without the history of Genesis XI. The meaning of the Hebrew word is "the pelican," or cormorant.
The Hebrew speaks of a bird called INSOP. This is supposed to be a water-fowl of some kind. The Septuagint renders the word, ibis: our translators, "the great owl." But whatever its original signification, it is the parent of our word SNIPE, a bird fond of marshy places. This is an instance of the Saxon love of brevity. Two syllables in the Hebrew are contracted into on in English. This principle appears often.
DOVE? From the Hebrew DOoB; which signifies to murmur. The B was frequently pronounced V. Sometimes also it was changed into P and PH, as I have noted above. The SARROW is found in most parts of the old world. What is its Hebrew name? ZaPPOR. The Saxon word has manifestly spring from this.
The Z and P combine, the vowel is inserted after them, and the long O, which is Hebrew precedes the R, is set last: 'Sparrow.' The Latin name is another variation of the same letters: PASSER. Hence too the Greek Peristera, 'a dove.' PELICAN? From the Hebrew PeLeG, which signifies a stream or channel. it indicates, then, a water-bird: and it is well known, the Pelican obtains its food from the water. RAVEN derived? From the Hebrew 'ARaB. (I denote the Hebrew letter Ayin by an A or E or O with a comma, thus: 'A, 'E, or 'O). Transpose the two first letters, and add an N, which addition at the close is common in Hebrew, and you have RAVEN. Thence, too, our ROBIN.
The CROW (or Rook) takes his name from his perpetual "Caw-caw." His appellation is derived from the Hebrew QRAW, with a broad A, which means to call. The name "Rook" comes from the same letters transposed. Hence also come our words "cry," and "crew," a number of men whose names are called over, and who must answer to the call. A bird's "craw" comes from the Hebrew GeRaH, which signifies "the cud." We may often hear at nightfall, especially in the spring a harsh, reedy call of a single note, proceeding from the midst of the corn. This cry is uttered by the corn-CRAIN. Its name is derived from the Hebrew HRaiQ, which means the unpleasant sound produced by grinding or gnashing the teeth.
Now, as the genius of our language will not admit of "H" immediately preceding "R," the H is turned into its sister letter C, and it becomes the parent of words descriptive of unpleasant sounds, as creak, croak. This is also the origin of the Greek word for "CROW" KORAX. Hence Keerux, a herald. The HAWK was formerly called HAFOC by the Saxons. It is still in Danish Havik; in German Habicht. It derives its name from the Hebrew HaFoC, which means "the Destroyer." We still retain the word "HAVOC," AS MEANING DESTRUCTION. DAW? From DAH, which probably means a kite. Our Chough from SeHOUPH, a 'sea-gull.'
What shall we say is the origin of our word EGRET? It comes from the word 'EGORT, a crane. The word CRANE is derived from the Hebrew GaRaN, a throat. It is related of one of the epicures among the ancients, that, believing the throat to be the organ of taste, he wished his throat were as long as a crane's. From this word is derived the Greek Geranos, and the Latin Grus; each of which signifies "the crane." Our word GULL, to move in a circuit: which is quite characteristic of the sea-gull. The name of the CONDOR comes from the Hebrew QoDoR, which means to be dark; the N being inserted by way of strengthening in the root. From the same base is derived the brook KEDRON. The name TOUCAN is probably obtained from the Hebrew TooQuaN, to be straight; from the remarkably long bill of the bird.
Hebrew is traceable in the Latin and Greek names also. The Latin name of the Nightingale is Luscinia, which is derived from the Hebrew LuSHeN, the tongue. Its melodious voice could but give it its distinguishing title, "the bird with the tongue of melody." So the ASS is in Latin Asinus, which is derived from the Hebrew AZiN, an ear. Its long ears gave it the name of 'the beast with the prominent ears.' The Greeks called the SWALLOW, Chelidon. This comes from the Hebrew HheLID, which signifies "transient." It took its name as being "the bird of passage." Our word SWALLOW comes from the Hebrew SaLO, which we translate "quail" in the history of Israel in the wilderness; but which Forster has shown to mean a red-legged goose.
The Greek Actos signifies an eagle. It takes it origin from the Hebrew AiT, which means, a bird or beast of prey. The Latin Aquila, which also signifies an eagle, comes from the Hebrew AKuL, a devourer. Our Osprey derives from PeRoS, a kind of eagle.
SECTION 3: Shall we look to some specimens among the FISHES? Where do we obtain the word FISH? From the Hebrew NePHeSH, which generally signifies a living creature; but fishes are the first to which it is applies: Genesis 1:21. But we, after dropping the first letter N, (which is a very unstable one in that language), have appropriated it to one class of animals in the sea. Thence, too, spring the Latin Piscis, and the French Poisson. Hence also probably our Puss.
What is the Hebrew for SCORPION? 'AQRaB. 'But we have no scorpions! How then should that name be naturalized among us?' It is true that we have no scorpions; and let us be thankful for it! But when our ancestors travelled from the east to our shores, they saw a creature in the sea possessed of great claws, moving about like a scorpion; and they cried, "Acrab! 'Acrab!"
The first A was mistaken for the English indefinite article; and our love of monosyllables soon cut it short into CRAB. This is also the parent of the Greek and Latin Scorpio. The S is added by the Chaldee. The 'A and Q change places, and become "Sco." The B becomes a P, and so we have Scorpio.
Hence also the Latin Crabro, 'a hornet.' The Latin word for CRAB, Cancer, (the second C being hard), springs from the Hebrew CaCaR, a circle, with the strengthening N. The fish's body is CIRCULAR. The WHELK is a shell-fish which sticks to the rocks. It comes from the Hebrew 'ELQ, to adhere. The Elk comes from this root. Probably too our LEECH is derived from the same root by transposition. The Hebrew HaDDoQ signifies a thorn. The name probably originally signified some fish with a thorny back. But the English HADDOCK clearly derives thence its name. Our PERCH takes its name, from the Hebrew PeRaHH, which signifies to break out, to shoot out; and it refers probably to its power of erecting the prickles on its back.
SECTION 4: Shall we now take a glance at INSECTS? The spider in Hebrew is 'ECVIS. With the Chaldee R added, it becomes the French Ecrevisse; which we have turned into CRAYFISH. (Max Muller noticed the two cognate words in French and English, but not its Hebrew origin). Here is a curious change of meaning. The WASP takes its name from its sting. The Hebrew root is 'AZB, the meaning of which is "pain." The peculiar Hebrew letter with which it begins, is often expressed in English by an initial W, as we have seen above in the case of WHELK. Hence, too, the Latin Vespa, 'a wasp.' The FLEA in Hebrew is FR'AS. But philologists are agreed, that the "L" and "R" are constantly interchanged. A lisping pronunciation of "R" makes "L." The "S" was dropped as being in our language a sign of the plural. Thence we have FLEA.
There is a singular worm which surrounds itself with stones and sticks, well known to anglers, and called the CADDIS-WORM. This name is derived from the Hebrew QuaDeSH, which signifies "Holy." Jerusalem in our day is called 'EL KUDS, "the Holy." From this I should gather, that the creature was once regarded as holy. Nor would it be difficult to guess whence its title was derived. The English word BEETLE may be derived from the Hebrew FLaT, by transposition. It is the original of our words FLAT; PLATE; FLEET; FLOAT; FLIT; PETAL; and others.
The word EMMET takes its origin from the Hebrew 'EMiH, "to associate together," "a people" owing to the creature's social propensities. The English MOTH is derived from the Hebrew M'OT, "little," "small" -- whence also our "MOTE," and "MITE." The word WORM springs, I believe, from the Hebrew 'ORM, "to be naked," "to be slippery." Here again the peculiar letter with which the Hebrew word begins, is expressed in English by "W." Hence too the Latin Vermis and the Greek Helmins. The destructive LOCUST takes its name from the Hebrew LoQueSH, "to pluck," "to consume." The GNAT takes its name from NaD, "to fly."
SECTION 5: I will now give instances in which our names for members of the VEGETABLE KINGDOM are from the Hebrew. Let us notice first the word Shrub, which is derived from the Hebrew ZhRuB, signifying to be straitened; the Shrub being smaller than the tree.
The Latin word for Leaf is Folium; the Greek, Fullon; the French, Feuille. We have ourselves adopted the word TRE-FOIL, or "the three-leaved plant." This word is derived from the Hebrew 'OLI. The Hebrew letter Oin is very peculiar, and, when transferred into other languages, often takes before it what grammarians call "the digamma," or F, in place of aspiration. This, then, gives us the Latin Folium, together with the Greek and French forms.
Leaf is derived from the same letters transposed -- FOIL, Leaf. From the same root we may conclude that the word Loaf arises. The bread made in early times, and in eastern lands, was in the form of a broad thin cake, like Scotch oatmeal cakes. These cakes were stuck against the side of the oven, and so baked. From their thin leaf-like form came the word Loaf. This gives us also, I believe, the derivation of the word Brend. It comes from Broad. In German, the word Brod signifies both Loaf and Bread. The botanic word Frond, taken from the Lain, is derived from the Hebrew FRoD, to spread; N being added, as frequently is the case, to strengthen the root.
The English Berry has its origin in the Hebrew PeRi, which means "Fruit in general." Our word fruit, in the French represented by the same letters, in Spanish Fruto; in the Italian, Frutto, is derived, through the Latin Fructus, from the Hebrew FRuCH, which means "to bud or blossom." The Greek Opora is evidently the offspring of the first of the two words. It signifies "tree fruits," as pears, apples, grapes and etc. Observe the "O" at the commencement; a not uncommon addition in Greek.
Our word Branch takes its rise from BRaCH, "to reach across -- a bar, a cross beam": N being added, as in former instances, to strengthen the root. Bark is derived from BOOK, "to roll round." The R is added by the Chaldee. Hence comes our Book, which was formerly a roll or scroll. Sap owes its origin to the Hebrew ZaB, "to flow;" Gum to the Hebrew GaM, "to join together." Hence the Greek 'Gamos,' marriage. The old English Wort; in German, Wurz; in Swedish, Ort; in French, Vert, verd; in Latin, Viridis, is derived from the Hebrew YROK, "to be green." The first letter here is generally rendered into English by "W." Then the vowel "O" is taken out of its place in order to follow the "W." Here is another example of a word of two syllables in Hebrew being shortened into one in English. The term "wort" is familiar to botanists, as forming an association with many names of plants. Star-wort, mug-wort, spleen-wort. The final K has apparently become T in English, to distinguish it from work. We could go on and on, but we believe this will suffice to prove that THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAME FROM THE HEBREW!
44). Israel to possess the gates of his enemies.
"That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and THY SEED SHALL POSSESS THE GATE OF HIS ENEMIES." (427); "And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and LET THY SEED POSSESS THE GATE OF THOSE WHICH HATE THEM." (428)
45). Israel to find its enemies diminishing before them.
"His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: WITH THEM HE SHALL PUSH THE PEOPLE TOGETHER TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh." (429); "But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant, I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I WILL STRENGTHEN THEE; YEA, I WILL HELP THEE; YEA, I WILL UPHOLD THEE WITH THE RIGHT HAND OF MY RIGHTEOUSNESS. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: THEY SHALL BE AS NOTHING; AND THEY THAT STRIVE WITH THEE SHALL PERISH. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even from them that contended with thee: THEY THAT WAR AGAINST THEE SHALL BE AS NOTHING, AND AS A THING OF NOUGHT. For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel." (430); "For the NATION AND KINGDOM THAT WILL NOT SERVE THEE SHALL PERISH; yea, THOSE NATIONS SHALL BE UTTERLY WASTED." (431); "For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob and SHOUT AMONG THE CHIEF OF THE NATIONS: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn." (432)
46). Israel to have control of the seas.
"They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: FOR THEY SHALL SUCK OF THE ABUNDANCE OF THE SEAS, and of treasures hid in the sand." (433); "He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and HIS SEED SHALL BE IN MANY WATERS, and his king shall be higher than agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted." (434); "I WILL SET HIS HAND ALSO IN THE SEA, and his right hand in the rivers." (435); "Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; BECAUSE THE ABUNDANCE OF THE SEA SHALL BE CONVERTED UNTO THEE..." (436)
47). Israel to have a new religion - a New Covenant.
"These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor script for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meal." (437); "To give KNOWLEDGE OF SALVATION UNTO HIS PEOPLE by the remission of their sins." (438); "A light to lighten the Gentiles [nations], and the glory of THY PEOPLE ISRAEL." (439); "Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup IS THE NEW TESTAMENT IN MY BLOOD, WHICH IS SHED FOR YOU [Israelites]." (440); "And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for US [Jews], that one man should die for the people [Jews], and that the whole [Jewish] nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for THAT [Jewish] NATION; And not for that nation only, BUT THAT ALSO HE [Christ] SHOULD GATHER TOGETHER IN ONE THE CHILDREN OF GOD [Israelites -- Do you see the Chief Priest of the Jews was AFRAID that Jesus would gather together WHAT? THE CHILDREN OF GOD -- THE TRUE ISRAELITES. ecause if He did they would destroy the Jewish Nation!!!] that were scattered abroad." (441); "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree." (442); "By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the BODY OF JESUS CHRIST ONCE FOR ALL. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, SAT DOWN ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD; From henceforth expecting till HIS ENEMIES BE MADE HIS FOOTSTOOL." (443)
48). Israel to lose all trace of her identity or lineage.
"And I will bring the blind BY A WAY THAT THEY KNEW NOT; I WILL LEAD THEM IN PATHS THAT THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and NOT FORSAKE THEM. They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, and that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods. Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant?" (444); "Even unto them [Israel] will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and A NAME BETTER THAN OF SONS AND OF DAUGHTERS: I WILL GIVE THEM AN EVERLASTING NAME, that shall not be cut off." (445); "And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: AND THOU [Israel] SHALT BE CALLED BY A NEW NAME, WHICH THE MOUTH OF THE LORD [Christ] SHALL NAME." (446); "Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God. Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, YE ARE THE SONS OF THE LIVING GOD." (447); "Therefore, behold, I WILL HEDGE UP THY WAY WITH THORNS, AND MAKE A WALL, THAT SHE [Israel] SHALL NOT FIND HER PATHS [In other words God is saying that He WILL NOT ALLOW ISRAEL TO RETURN TO PALESTINE!]... For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, AND THEY [Israel] SHALL NO MORE BE REMEMBERED BY THEIR NAME." (448); "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that BLINDNESS IN PART IS HAPPENED TO ISRAEL, until the fullness of the Gentiles [Nations] be come in." (449)
49). Israel would "NEVER" return to Palestine.
"And I will bring the blind BY A WAY THAT THEY KNEW NOT; I WILL LEAD THEM IN PATHS THAT THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and NOT FORSAKE THEM. They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, and that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods. Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant?" (450); "Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God. Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, YE ARE THE SONS OF THE LIVING GOD." (451); "Therefore, behold, I WILL HEDGE UP THY WAY WITH THORNS, AND MAKE A WALL, THAT SHE [Israel] SHALL NOT FIND HER PATHS ...For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, AND THEY [Israel] SHALL NO MORE BE REMEMBERED BY THEIR NAME." (452); "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that BLINDNESS IN PART IS HAPPENED TO ISRAEL, until the fullness of the Gentiles [Nations] be come in." (453)
50). Israel to keep the sabbath forever.
"Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death; for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed." (454); "If thou turn away thy foot from the SABBATH, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and CALL THE SABBATH A DELIGHT, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words; Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." (455)
51). Israel to be called the sons of God - accept CHRIST - ianity.
"Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my [God's] people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God. Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel." (456)
52). Israel to be a people saved by the Lord.
"The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew. Happy art thou, O Israel, who is like unto thee O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places." (457); "But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant, I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shall not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel." (458); "But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou was precious in my sight, thou has been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even Every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears." (459); "Yet not hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen: Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessings upon thine offspring." (460); "But thus saith the Lord, even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children. And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh: and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob." (461); "Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody. Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people. My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust. Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. For the Moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation. Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon? Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away. I, even I, am he that comforeth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass." (462); "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrow, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our face from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. He shall see the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." (463); "But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished." (464); "Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: But I will destroy the fat and the strong, I will feed them with judgment." (465); "And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God." (466); "O Israel, thou has destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help. I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes? I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath. The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid. The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children. I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes." (467); "I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for min anger is turned away from him. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon." (468); "But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (469); "But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." (470)
53). Israel to be custodians of the oracles - Scriptures - of God.
"He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. HE [God] HATH NOT DEALT SO WITH ANY NATION: and as for his judgments, THEY [The other nations] HAVE NOT KNOWN THEM. Praise ye the Lord." (471); "AS FOR ME, THIS IS MY COVENANT WITH THEM [Israel], saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever." (472)
54). Israel to carry the Gospel to all the world.
"And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and IN THEE AND IN THY SEED SHALL ALL THE FAMILIES [Nations] OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED." (473); "YE ARE MY WITNESSES, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore YE ARE MY WITNESSES, saith the Lord, that I am God." (474) "This people have I formed for myself; THEY SHALL SHEW FORTH MY PRAISE." (475); "And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, THAT TARRIETH NOT FOR MAN, NOR WAITETH FOR THE SONS OF MEN." (476)
55). Israel to be kind to the poor and to set slaves free.
"If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: But THOU SHALT OPEN THINE HAND WIDE UNTO HIM, AND SHALT SURELY LEND HIM SUFFICIENT FOR HIS NEED, in that which he wanteth. Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought: and he cry unto the Lord against thee, and it be sin unto thee. Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land." (477); "He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor." (478); "To open the blind eyes, TO BRING OUT THE PRISONERS FROM THE PRISON, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house." (479); "THAT THOU MAYEST SAY TO THE PRISONERS, GO FORTH; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places." (480); "Is not this the fast that I have chosen? TO LOOSE THE BANDS OF WICKEDNESS, to undo the heavy burdens, AND TO LET THE OPPRESSED GO FREE, and that ye break every yoke?" (481)
56). Israel to be the heir of the world.
"For the promise, THAT HE SHOULD BE THE HEIR OF THE WORLD, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, BUT THROUGH THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF FAITH." (482)
57). Israel to be God's glory.
"I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I WILL PLACE SALVATION IN ZION FOR ISRAEL MY GLORY." (483); "And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O ISRAEL, IN WHOM I WILL BE GLORIFIED." (484) "The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I WILL MAKE THE PLACE OF MY FEET GLORIOUS." (485)
58). Israel to possess God's Holy Spirit as well as His Word.
"For I WILL POUR WATER [The Word] UPON HIM THAT IS THIRSTY [He who desires God's Word], and floods upon the dry ground: I WILL POUR MY SPIRIT UPON THY SEED, and my blessing upon thine offspring." (486); "As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; MY SPIRIT THAT IS UPON THEE, and MY WORDS WHICH I HAVE PUT IN THY MOUTH, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the WORD that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, SO MY SPIRIT REMAINETH AMONG YOU: fear ye not."mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever." (487); "According to THE WORD, that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, SO MY SPIRIT REMAINETH AMONG YOU: fear ye not." (488)
59). Israel to be God's Heritage.
"But the Lord hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, TO BE UNTO HIM A PEOPLE OF INHERITANCE, as ye are this day." (489); "For THOU ART AN HOLY PEOPLE UNTO THE LORD THY GOD: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth." (490); "For THOU ART AN HOLY PEOPLE UNTO THE LORD THY GOD, and the Lord hath chosen thee TO BE A PECULIAR PEOPLE UNTO HIMSELF, above all the nations that are upon the earth." (491); "And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom GOD WENT TO REDEEM FOR A PEOPLE TO HIMSELF, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?" (492); "For they be thy people, and THINE INHERITANCE, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron: That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee. For THOU DIDST SEPARATE THEM FROM AMONG ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH, TO BE THINE INHERITANCE, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God." (493); "THIS PEOPLE HAVE I FORMED FOR MYSELF; they shall shew forth my praise." (494); "But he wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers to dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for THE TRANSGRESSION OF MY [God's] PEOPLE [Israel] WAS HE [Christ] STRICKEN. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he that put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his see, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand." (495); "...I WILL BETROTH THEE [Israel] UNTO ME [Christ] FOR EVER; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. Will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord. And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the Lord, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth; And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel. And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God." (496); "And YE SHALL KNOW THAT I [Christ] AM IN THE MIDST OF ISRAEL, and that I am the Lord your God and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed." (497); "Feed thy people with thy rod, THE FLOCK OF THINE HERITAGE, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel... According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvelous things. The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf. They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear because of thee. Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression OF THE REMNANT OF HIS HERITAGE? He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy." (498)
397. Isaiah 18:3.
398. The New World Dictionary, Second College Edition, p. 466 & 1527.
399. Jeremiah 51:19-20.
400. 2 Samuel 7:16.
401. 1 Chronicles 17:22.
402. Jeremiah 31:35-37.
403. 2 Samuel 7:10; 1 Chronicles 17:9.
404. Isaiah 41:11-14.
405. Numbers 24:8-9.
406. Micah 5:8-9.
407. Isaiah 18:7.
408. Jeremiah 51:19-23.
409. Daniel 2:34-35.
410. Genesis 49:25-26.
411. Genesis 27:28.
412. Deuteronomy 8:7-9.
413. Isaiah 60:5-11.
414. Isaiah 61:6.
415. Deuteronomy 2:25.
416. Deuteronomy 4:8.
417. Isaiah 43:4.
418. Isaiah 60:10-12.
419. Jeremiah 33:9.
420. Micah 7:16-17.
421. Deuteronomy 15:6.
422. Deuteronomy 28:12.
423. Isaiah 62:2.
424. Isaiah 65:15.
425. Hosea 2:17.
426. Isaiah 28:11.
427. Genesis 22:17.
428. Genesis 24:60.
429. Deuteronomy 33:17.
430. Isaiah 41:8-14.
431. Isaiah 60:12.
432. Jeremiah 31:7-10.
433. Deuteronomy 33:19.
434. Numbers 24:7.
435. Psalm 89:25.
436. Isaiah 60:5.
437. Matthew 10:5-7.
438. Luke 1:77.
439. Luke 2:32.
440. Luke 22:20
441. John 11:49-52.
442. Galatians 3:13.
443. Hebrews 10:10-13.
444. Isaiah 42:16-19.
445. Isaiah 56:5.
446. Isaiah 62:2.
447. Hosea 1:9-10.
448. Hosea 2:6, 17.
449. Romans 11:25.
450. Isaiah 42:16-19.
451. Hosea 1:9-10.
452. Hosea 2:6, 17.
453. Romans 11:25.
454. Exodus 31:13-17.
455. Isaiah 58:13-14.
456. Hosea 1:10-11.
457. Deuteronomy 33:27-29.
458. Isaiah 41:8-14.
459. Isaiah 43:1-8.
460. Isaiah 44:1-3.
461. Isaiah 49:25-26.
462. Isaiah 51:1-12.
463. Isaiah 53:3-13.
464. Jeremiah 46:27-28.
465. Ezekiel 34:10-16.
466. Hosea 2:23.
467. Hosea 13:9-14.
468. Hosea 14:4-6.
469. Matthew 15:23.
470. John 10:26-28.
471. Psalms 147:19-20.
472. Isaiah 59:21.
473. Genesis 28:14.
474. Isaiah 43:10-12.
475. Isaiah 43:21.
476. Micah 5:7.
477. Deuteronomy 15:7-11.
478. Psalm 72:4.
479. Isaiah 42:7.
480. Isaiah 49:9.
481. Isaiah 58:6.
482. Romans 4:13.
483. Isaiah 46:13.
484. Isaiah 49:3.
485. Isaiah 60:13.
486. Isaiah 44:3.
487. Isaiah 59:21.
488. Haggai 2:5.
489. Deuteronomy 4:20.
490. Deuteronomy 7:6.
491. Deuteronomy 4:2.
492. 2 Samuel 7:23.
493. 1 Kings 8:51-53.
494. Isaiah 43:21.
495. Isaiah 53:5-10.
496. Hosea 2:19-23.
497. Joel 2:27.
498. Micah 7:14-18.
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