The prophecies of encouragement centered on Christ
The prophecy concerning the nations around Judah in relation to Israel
Concerning the destruction carried out on the nations around Judah by Alexander the Great, the king of the Grecian empire (336-323 B.C., with the influence of his four successors extending to 44 B.C.)
burden of the word of Jehovah against the 2land
will be its resting place
(For Jehovah has an eye on man,
Especially on the tribes of Israel),
Hamath also, which
borders on it;
Tyre and Sidon, because they are very wise.
built herself a stronghold
And heaped up silver like dust
And gold like the mire of the streets.
Lord is about to take possession of her,
And He will strike her might in the sea,
And she will be consumed with fire.
will see it
and be afraid;
Gaza also, and it will writhe much in anguish;
And Ekron, for her expectation will have been confounded.
And the king will perish from Gaza,
And Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
a mixed race will dwell in Ashdod,
And I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
I will remove his blood from his mouth
And his detestable things from between his teeth;
And he also will remain unto our God;
And he will be like a leader in Judah,
And Ekron will be like a Jebusite.
The Lord protecting Jerusalem with its temple as His house
I will aencamp
around My 1house
because of an army,
Because of him who passes by and returns;
And no oppressor will pass over them any more;
For now I see with My eyes.
Christ temporarily welcomed as the King into Jerusalem in a lowly form
greatly, O adaughter
Shout, O bdaughter
Now your cKing
comes to you.
He is righteous and bears salvation,
Lowly and riding upon a donkey,
Even upon a dcolt
, the foal of a donkey,
I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
And the horse from Jerusalem,
And the battle bow will be cut off;
And He will speak peace unto the nations,
And His adominion
will be from sea to sea
And from the 2River
unto the ends of the earth.
Concerning the victory of the Jewish Maccabean heroes over Antiochus Epiphanes the king of Syria (175-164 B.C.)
for you also, because of the ablood
of your covenant,
I have breleased
your captives from the pit, where there is no water.
to the stronghold, O prisoners with hope.
This very day I am declaring that I will restore adouble
I will bend Judah for Myself,
And I will fill a bow with Ephraim;
And I will stir up your asons
, O Zion,
Against your sons, O 1Javan
And I will make you like a warrior’s sword.
Jehovah will appear above 1them
And His arrow will go forth like lightning;
And the Lord Jehovah will blow the atrumpet
And He will go in the whirlwinds of the south.
of hosts will adefend
And they will devour and trample the sling stones.
And they will drink; they will be noisy as if with wine;
And they will be filled like a sacrificial
Like the corners of the altar.
Jehovah their God will save them in 1that
day as the flock of His people,
For they will be like
the stones of a crown, sparkling in His land.
is their goodness, and how great their beauty!
Grain will make the young men flourish,
And new wine, the virgins.