Houses of Israel
Who are the houses of Israel?
Where are the houses of Israel?
Godsplan for the houses of Israel
http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm Edited by JE Bradburn
The apostle James in his epistle, which begins with these words, which gives a cryptic introduction:
James 1:1 (KJV)"James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greetings."
WHO OR WHAT ARE THESE TWELVE TRIBES?
Adding to the mystery, we find that the Apostle Peter in the introduction to his own first epistle also used a similar expression:
1 Peter 1:1 (KJV) "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers (margin, 'sojourners of the dispersion') scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia..."
· Thus, James and Peter address their epistles to these mysterious 'strangers' who were 'scattered abroad' from Palestine. Were these just a handful of Jewish traders who had settled along trade routes, as some commentators suggest?
· Why then would a few lone individuals be referred to as 'the twelve tribes'?
This is very intriguing, because a careful study of God’s Word, The Holy Scriptures, reveals fully; the truth that has been made available through the Holy Ghost. We know Judah and Benjamin are still south of Israel today.
The twelve tribe’s occupied Israel which was given to them with the blessing of God, so what happened to them, and where are they now?
EPHRAIM (UK) – JUDAH --MANASSEH (USA)
The response of Israel was one of rebellion and a desire for independence. Since the king had refused to look out for their interests, they would now look out for their own interests. Accordingly, they chose for themselves Jeroboam to be their king. Only the tribe of Judah and Benjamin would remain under the rulership of the house of David. The (other 10 tribes) Israelites then went north of Judah to Samaria where they would visit Judah to celebrate the Holy Day statutes. http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm
Jeroboam was afraid of these visits lest his people failed to return from Judah, and so Jeroboam ordered two calves of gold be made. Go, tell Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel, “Forasmuch as I exalted you from among the People, and made you prince over My People Israel, And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it you: yet you have not been as My servant David, who kept My commandments, and who followed Me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes; But has done evil above all that is before you: for you have gone and made other gods, and molten images, to provoke Me to anger, and has cast Me behind your back: Therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisses against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man takes away dung until it be all gone.
(Shut up and left: The commentators speak of the text being obscure or corrupt. But ‘āzab is a Homonym, meaning:
· To leave As in Gen 2:24. 2 To restore, repair, fortify Nehemiah 3:8. But here it means “strengthened and fortified”: i.e. they will not escape
1 Kings 12:28 (KJV) Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”
These golden calves were not gods, but even worse than that, it was a blatant lie by Jeroboam to prevent Israel returning to the house of David by claiming it was the two calves which brought them up out of the land of Egypt; instead of the True Living GOD, Our Father. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
15. For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and He shall root up Israel out of this good land, which He gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.
16. And He shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and made Israel sin. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage8.htm
Long before the Israelites were taken into captivity, they divided into two nations: Israel [which is Samaria] in the north and Judah in the south [which is Jerusalem] of Israel http://www.godsplan.org.uk/israelcivilwar.htm. This occurred more than 900 years before the time of Christ. These two nations were not conquered at the same time and not even by the same enemy. We must look at them separately.
THE BABYLONIANS TOOK JUDAH CAPTIVE.
The accepted year for the destruction of Jerusalem is 586BC. They were taken captive by the Babylonians, though some were left in the land and others fled to Egypt. Seventy years later, many of the Jews taken captive into Babylon returned to the land of Israel, rebuilt the temple, and eventually rebuilt the city walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah & Ezra).
These Jews have a long history of being scattered, and being driven or moving willingly from country to country all over the world. These are the Jews that have retained their identity over the centuries.
Nebuchadnezzar engaged in several military campaigns designed to increase Babylonian influence in Syria and Judah. An attempted invasion of Egypt in 601 BC was met with setbacks, however, leading to numerous rebellions among the states of the Levant, including Judah. Nebuchadnezzar soon dealt with these rebellions, capturing Jerusalem in 597 BC and deposing King Jehoiakim, then in 587 BC due to rebellion, destroying both the city and the temple, and deporting many of the prominent citizens along with a sizable portion of the Jewish population of Judea to Babylon. These events are described in the Prophets (Nevi'im) and Writings (Ketuvim), sections of the Hebrew Bible (in the books 2 Kings and Jeremiah, and 2 Chronicles, respectively). After the destruction of Jerusalem, Nebuchadnezzar engaged in a thirteen year siege of Tyre (585–572 BC), which ended in a compromise, with the Tyrians accepting Babylonian authority.
THE JEWS RETURNED TO JUDAH (ACCOMPANIED BY THE KENITES) MORE ON THIS LATER.
The Assyrians took northern Israel [Samaria] captive. After Tiglath-Pileser I died in 1076 BC, Assyria was in comparative decline for the next 150 years. The period from 1200 BC to 900 BC was a dark age for the entire Near East, North Africa, Caucasus, Mediterranean and Balkan regions, with great upheavals and mass movements of people.
Despite the apparent weakness of Assyria, at heart it in fact remained a solid, well defended nation whose warriors were the best in the world. Assyria, with its stable monarchy and secure borders were in a stronger position during this time than potential rivals such as Egypt, Babylonia, Elam, Phrygia, Urartu, Persia and Media Kings such as Ashur-bel-kala, Eriba-Adad II, Ashur-rabi II, Ashurnasirpal I, Tiglath-Pileser II and Ashur-Dan II successfully defended Assyria's borders and upheld stability during this tumultuous time. Ashur-Dan II is recorded as having made punitive raids outside the borders of Assyria to clear Aramean and other tribal peoples from the regions surrounding Assyria; this appears to have been the policy of Assyrian kings during this period. This long period of isolation ended with the accession in 911 BC of Adad-nirari II.
2 Kings 17:6 (KJV) In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and carried Israel away into exile to Assyria. and settled them in Halah and Habor, on the river of Gozarx and in the cities of the Medes.
2 Kings 17:7-8 (KJV)
7. For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, Which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared (reverenced) other Gods.
8. And walked in the statutes of the heathen whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.
Kings: THIS IS A WARNING TO TODAY’S BELIEVERS.
We must never allow the teachings of the Bible to pass through our minds without allowing them to change our lives (for the better). Otherwise, if we permit these teachings to hit against our hearts but not to change our lives, we develop spiritual calluses. The end would be as inevitable as Israel's. Our enemy — Satan — would soon sweep into our lives and entangle us in the chains of this world. As was true for Israel, we have a way of escape. It is through repentance and the applying of God's Word to our lives. http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Ezra 6:21-22 (KJV)
21. And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat,
22. And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
Unleavened bread represents the absence of yeast and by observing the feast and physically, (eating unleavened bread) symbolically represents the spiritual absence of sin.
Ancient Dispersions of Israel (Through the Caucasus Mountains to Europe, UK (commonwealth), and North America (Caucasus)
Centuries before, upon the death of Solomon about 926BC, God's chosen nation had become divided into two kingdoms:
1. The northern ten-tribe kingdom (Samaria) of the House of Israel,
2. The southern two-tribe Kingdom of Judah & Ben
Then, in four invasions between 762 and 676BC, the Assyrians conquered and deported the ten tribes and most of the cities of the southern kingdom. (Jerusalem itself was spared due to the prayers and repentance of King Hezekiah, as related in:
2 Kings 19 PLEASE READ THIS CHAPTER (KJV) COMPANION BIBLE.
2 Kings 19 (KJV)
01 And it came to pass, when King Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.
02 And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
03 And they said unto him, “Thus saith Hezekiah, this day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring [them] forth.”
04 It may be the Lord thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore [why] lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.
05 So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
06 And Isaiah said unto them, “Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.”
07 “Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.”
08 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
09 And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,
10 “Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, ‘Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.;”
11 “Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?”
12 “Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?”
13 “Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?”
14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.”
15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, “O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
16 “Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.”
17 “Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,”
18 “And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.”
19 “Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.”
20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.”
21 “This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.”
22 “Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? ‘And against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? Even against the Holy One of Israel.’”
23 “By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, ‘With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.’”
24 “I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of My feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.”
25 “Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? ‘now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.’”
26 “Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the house tops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.”
27 “But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against Me.”
28 “Because thy rage against Me and thy tumult is come up into Mine ears, therefore I will put My hook in thy nose, and My bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.”
29 “And this shall be a sign unto thee, ‘Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.”
30 “And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward [south], and bear fruit upward.”
31 “For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.”
32 “Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria,’ ‘He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.’”
33 “By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city,” saith the Lord.
34 “For I will defend this city, to save it, for Mine own sake, and for My servant David's sake.”
35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
These captive Israelites were transported hundreds of miles away northeast to the land of Media on the shores of the Caspian Sea, in northern Mesopotamia. They never returned, becoming lost to history, as the International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia relates:"
The northern ten tribes had been taken into captivity by the Assyrians and have become known as the lost tribes of Israel.
The sole surviving identifiable tribe was Judah, and when Nebuchadrezzar a century later in 587BC conquered Judah, the captives became known as Jews - a word that developed from 'Judeans'. The returning exiles were henceforth known as Jews, and the name Judah was loosely used to refer to the region they occupied."
The map on the left indicates the wanderings of Israel from Samaria (North) of Israel.
These lost tribes are referred to in the apocryphal Second Book of Maccabees, written between 50-100BC, long before the New Testament fall of Jerusalem and modern Jewish 'Diaspora'. In chapter one, verse 27, we read, "Gather together our scattered people..." The word 'scattered' is rendered in the Septuagint version by the Greek word, 'Diaspora' In the New Testament.
2 Maccabees 1:2 “Gather those together that are scattered from us, deliver them that serve among the heathen, look upon them that are despised and abhorred, and let the heathen know that thou art our God.”
John 7:35 Then said the Jews among themselves; “Whither will He go that we shall not find Him? Will He go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?” http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm
Gentiles are so called from the Latin Gentes which mean nations (as distinguished by race); hence, used of nations, as distinct from the one nation Israel.
Genesis 12:2 (KJV) And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
In N.T. days, Greece was the great dominating nation in arms, literature, and language, the word Hellēnes became the N.T. word for all non- Jews, Hellēn, the son of Deucalion, being the legendary ancestor of the Greek nation (Homer, Iliad). Hellēnes in the N.T. never means Jews, but is always distinguished from them. On the other hand, the Greek word Hellēnistēs that means Hellenised, and speaking Greek, is used of those who were Jews by birth, but spoke Greek.
The N.T. also recognises Israel as being 'dispersed', (again from the Greek word, Diaspora) long before the Roman conquest of AD70. Thus the dispersion of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel is the real 'Diaspora' spoken of in both the Old and New Testaments. Hence the word 'Jew' was derived from the name of the tribe and kingdom of Judah, which suffered in the seventy year Babylonian captivity. But historians relate that the ten-tribe House of Israel did not return to Palestine from their earlier Assyrian dispersion, but became lost to history.
THEN WHERE ARE THE HOUSES OF ISRAEL?
The origin of the Caucasian Race is shrouded in antiquity, but this much is certain: The name itself (Caucasian) indicates that many of these people streamed into Europe through the Caucasus Mountain region of Eastern Europe, just north of Assyria and Palestine. Historians still debate whether these tribes originated in northern Europe and later travelled south to the Caucasus region, or conversely, originated down in Mesopotamia and migrated north through the Caucasus into Europe.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica, while professing no final
opinion on this, makes this revealing admission,
"It has been observed with truth that so many populous nations can hardly have sprung from the Scandinavian Peninsula. These are the Ten Tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanesar, the king of Assyria, led away captive, and he led them over the waters, and so came they into another land.
But they took this counsel among themselves that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt... And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow passages of the river... For through that country there was a great way to go, namely of a year and a half; and the same region is called Arsareth."
Ar is the Chaldean word for river, and Biblical archaeologist, Dr. E. Raymond Capt believes that this may refer to Eastern Europe, in the region of modern Rumania, where a River Sareth (Ar-Sareth exists to this day).
WHAT NEW NAME WAS PROPHESIED FOR ISRAEL?
Hosea said it was 'Sons of the Living God', or Christians! Historians record the arrival of millions of dispersed tribes, known to us today as Cimmerians, Angles, Saxons, Scythians, and similar names, who flooded into Europe from Asia Minor in the early pre-Christian centuries. They poured through the Caucasus Mountain region (whence the name, 'Caucasian') into south Eastern Europe at the very same time and place as six million lost Israelites disappeared from history. Surely the Disciples of Christ also knew this fact, for they not only went straight to Europe to spread the gospel, but James and Peter addressed their epistles to this same people,
'THE TWELVE TRIBES SCATTERED ABROAD' TO EUROPE. THESE ARE THE PROPHESIED ISRAEL 'COMPANY OF NATIONS.'
Genesis 35: 11 (KJV) And God said unto him, “I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;”
Now 'thousands of millions' strong, whose colonising descendants long ago began to 'possess the gate of those which hate them'
Genesis.24: 60 (KJV) 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.”
The prophetic marks are certain: the lost and scattered tribes of the Diaspora have been found!
13. Sanctify the LORD of hosts Himself; and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread.
14. And He shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin (Trap) and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15. And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm
5. 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.
6. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Jesus told His disciples not to go to the Gentiles, nor to go into the city of Samaria, because since the Assyrian took the previous inhabitants captive, the Gentiles and Samaritans who inhabited these places were not the “House of Israel.”
“I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, because they, being without a shepherd (and still are today).” Therefore it was still represented by those in the land.
Jeremiah 3:14-15 (KJV)
14. “Turn, O backsliding children,’ saith the LORD; ‘for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:’
15. ‘And I will give you pastors according to Mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.’” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/knowledgeandwisdom.htm
Hosea 2:16 (KJV) “And it shall be at that day,’ saith the LORD, ‘that thou shalt call Me Ishi; (My husband) and shalt call Me no more Baali. (My lord).’”
· The children of Cain http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
· A Canaanite tribe whose country was given to Abraham see Gen. 15:18-21 http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
It is very interesting here that I should stop and point out a few things, because it all refers to today and why the world is in a state of flux. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/bibleprophecytheend.htm The world today, or more importantly the Christian element, and Jews, who are unaware of our links should carry on regardless, even if history to both has shown such great folly.
· The Jews today do not trust the New Testament!
· The Christians hardly know what day it is, let alone the Old Testament.
So allow me to explain; both believe in Jehovah or God, but both have their own beliefs believing the human trait that both of them are right in their understanding. However; these are still Biblical days, and to some extent the beliefs of the Jews and Christians are quite selfish, believing in their own beliefs rather than believing historical facts no matter how many years have gone bye. Let me tell you we have not got much time left before once again Jehovah has to intervene and allow Jews and Christians to become one of two sticks in the hand of Ezekiel 37: 15—28 KJV. Then place your trust and faith in the only ONE who matters. These Rephaim are still here today as part of God’s negative plan which He has put into place. Gen 19—21 KJV is indicative of what everyone on this fallen earth is up against, and if you love God keep His commandments. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Decalogueinscripture.htm
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm
20 And the Hittites, and the Perezzites and the Rephaims, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/paganism.htm
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites http://www.godsplan.org.uk/system.htm
John 14:15 (KJV) “If ye love Me, keep My commandments.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
Rephaim: Another link in the chain from Gen 6:4, vv 19, 20, 21, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm Ten (10) Denotes ordinal perfection: Another new first, after the ninth digit (judgement) when numeration commences anew. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thenumbernine.htm
Genesis 6:4 (KJV) There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Numbers 14:43 (KJV) For there the Amalekite and the Canaanite are before you, and you shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
Once again the Israelites have turned away from God, and God has withdrawn His protection, and favours at the very time He is needed badly. The same turning away occurs throughout God’s word, the Holy Bible, and even today that same turning away is prevalent. Will we ever learn? apparently not, Just look around you today. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/state.htm
The descendants of Jethro who was a Midianite and the father-in-law of Moses joined the Israelites and lived at Jericho, then later in the wilderness of Judah. Jael, (Yael) a heroin who betrays and kills Sisera (who was the captain of the Canaanite army of King Jabin)
The following is the definition of the English words Cain and Kenite as taken from the Strong's concordance.
· Strong's # 7017 Qeyniy (kay-nee'); or Qiyniy (1 Chron. 2:55) (kee-nee'); patronymic from 7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin: KJV-- Kenite. (DIC)
· Strong's # 7014 Qayin (kah'-yin); the same as 7013 (with a play upon the affinity to 7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: KJV-- Cain, Kenite (-s). (DIC)
· Strong's # 7013 qayin (kah'-yin); from 6969 in the original sense of fixity; a lance (as striking fast): KJV-- spear. (DIC)
· Strong's # 7069 qanah (kaw-naw'); a primitive root; to erect, i.e. create; by extension, to procure, especially by purchase (causatively, sell); by implication to own: KJV-- attain, buy (-er), teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possess (-or), purchase, recover, redeem, X surely, X verily. (DIC)
When Moses was bringing the children out of Egypt, the Kenites were already telling him how to do GOD's work. Please read Exodus 18 at this point.
Exodus 18 (KJV)
01 When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt;
02 Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,
03 And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, “I have been an alien in a strange land:”
04 And the name of the other was Eliezer; “for the God of my father”, said he, ‘was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:’”
05 And Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:
06 And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.
07 And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
08 And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.
09 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
12 And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in law before God.
13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
14 And when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?
15 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire of God:
16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.
17 And Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.
18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.
19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.
21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.
25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
27 And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.
Now Moses was so impressed that he BEGGED them to join with ISRAEL!
“Surely the hand [lifted up] upon the banner of Jah (Jah is Jehovah in a special sense and relation. Jehovah as having BECOME our Salvation (first occ. Ex. 15:2), He Who IS, and WAS, and IS TO COME http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm) https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html Jah [is to swear]: for the war of Jehovah against Amalek is to be from Generation to Generation. So it was.
Read Wheat & Tares Parable. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
Num 10:29 (KJV) And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses’ father in law, “We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said, ‘I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.’”
And of course, these Kenites were with Israel when Baalam was hired to curse the children. We know this prophet-for-hire was not allowed to curse Israel,
BUT LOOK AT HIS DESCRIPTION OF THE FUTURE OF THE KENITES THAT ACCOMPANIED THEM!
21. And he looked on the Kenites, and took up His parable, and said, “Strong is thy dwelling place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.”
22. “Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted; Until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.”
23. And He took up His parable, and said, “Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!”
FRIEND, VERSE 23 IS FOR THE LAST DAYS!
Judges 1:16 (KJV) And the children of the Kenite, Moses’ father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the People.
Judges 4:11 (KJV) Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh.
1 Chronicles 2:55 (KJV) And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
Thus the Kenites were absorbed into Israel and served as SCRIBES in the temple and are there to this day, claiming to be of Judah. One of the last descriptions of these Kenites is given in Jer. chapter 35. Most do not perceive that Jeremiah had been instructed by God to offer to these Kenites of the house of Rechab, (1 Chr. 2:55 above, where this house of Rachab is mentioned as being Kenite) the blessings of the true God by offering them the wine, which would become symbolic of the shed blood of the Messiah, JESUS!
Matt. 26:27-29 (KJV)
Some so called bible scholars even look on,
Jer. 35:19 (KJV) Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; “Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before Me forever.”
As a blessing on the Kenites for their obedience to their father.
JESUS REMINDS THEM THAT THIS IS NOT THE CASE AT ALL IN,
John 8:38 (KJV) “I speak that which I have seen with My Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.”
There were other Canaanite tribes of the same stock,
18. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,” Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:”
19. The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20. And the Hittites, and the Perezzites and the Rephaims,
21. And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites
Which began to attach themselves to the Rock, [Israel] (as Baalam predicted) and became the religious leaders. For example: GIBEONITES
The Gibeonites of Joshua Chapter 9 eventually became the Nethinim. The name given to the hereditary temple servants in all the post-Exilian books of Scripture. The word means given, i.e., "those set apart", viz., to the menial work of the sanctuary for the Levites. The name occurs seventeen times, and in each case in the Authorized Version incorrectly terminates in "s", "Nethinims;" in the Revised Version, correctly without the "s" (Ezra 2:70 ; Ezra 7:7 Ezra 7:24 ; 8:20 , etc.). The tradition is that the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:27 ) were the original caste, afterwards called Nethinim. Their numbers were added to afterwards from captives taken in battle; and they were formally given by David to the Levites (Ezra 8:20 ), and so were called Nethinim, i.e., the given ones, given to the Levites to be their servants. Only 612 Nethinim returned from Babylon (Ezra 2:58 ; 8:20 ). They were under the control of a chief from among themselves (2:43 ; Nehemiah 7:46 ). No reference to them appears in the New Testament, because it is probable that they became merged in the general body of the Jewish people.
Please read Joshua 9 at this time.
Joshua 9:26-27 (KJV)
26 And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of the children of Israel, that they slew them not.
27 And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of the Lord, even unto this day, in the place which he should choose.
Our people have always been sloppy when it comes to carrying out GOD's instructions. If you do not take care of the treasures given to you, Satan's people will and gladly. Moses was warned that the Levites should always and only occupy the Temple.
Exodus 28:41 (KJV) “And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto Me in the priests office.”
Ezra 8:20 (KJV) Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.
Ezra 2:70 (KJV) So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
By the time of the return from Babylonian captivity, There was not ONE Levitical Priest that came back at first, but they (Ezra and Nehemiah) were surrounded with these Nethinims! Note what Ezra did:
Ezra 8:17 (KJV) “And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia, and I told them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Nethinims, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.”
Nehemiah 7:73 (KJV) So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities; and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.
Nehemiah 11:3 (KJV) Now these are the chief of the province that dwelt in Jerusalem: but in the cities of Judah dwelt everyone in his possession in their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants.
Nehemiah 11:21 (KJV) But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.
By the time of JESUS these Nethinim became the Scribes, Saducees, Pharisees, and Herodians and had taken over the Temple completely. Jesus points them out to those who will notice:
John 8:36 – 45 (KJV)
36. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37. I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill Me, because My word hath no place in you.
38. “I speak that which I have seen with My Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father [Satan].”
39. They answered and said unto Him, “ Abraham is our father.” Jesus said unto them, “If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the work of Abraham.”
40. But now ye seek to kill Me, a Man that hath told you the TRUTH, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.”
41. Ye do the deeds of your father.” Then said they to Him, “We be not born of fornication; we have one Father even God.”
42. Jesus said unto them, “If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceedeth forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me.
43. Why do ye not understand My speech? Even because ye cannot hear My word.
44. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it
45. And because I tell you the TRUTH, ye believe me not.
WHO WAS A MURDERER IN THE BEGINNING?
None other than Cain!! . http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm Now, all this should not be interpreted to mean that the Kenite is not eligible for Salvation. They surely are. After all, Cain himself was offered the chance from God in Gen 4. Cain refused, and preferred to do the will of his father Satan. Knowledge of the history of the Kenite as an enemy of God's people will open your eyes to many truths in God’s Word that you have never seen before. Spiritual understanding of the Parables of Jesus is impossible without this knowledge. This knowledge is worth a special blessing from Our Father.
For example, did you realize that in these final days that only two of the seven last times churches received praise from JESUS? [Read REVELATION; chapters 2&3]. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/revelation_%20revealed.htm these two churches were Smyrna and Philadelphia.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY HAD IN COMMON?
· They taught who these were that came from the synagogue of Satan and yet claimed to be of Judah! http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
· Today it is these ones that teach the doctrine of men for the words of GOD. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/doctrineofdemons.htm
· It is the ones that spout false doctrine, which most Christians are eager to accept as truth rather than look it up in the WORD for themselves. http://www.heavendwellers.com/hd_complete_companion_bible.htm
DOES YOUR CHURCH TEACH WHO THESE FALSE ONES WERE AND NOW ARE? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE WORD KENITE BEFORE?
Revelation 2:9 (KJV) “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”
Revelation 3:9 (KJV) “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”
I believe it is certain that the wheat and tares are within the same person. The word even proves it (at least to me). I will give you some examples to elucidate what I mean.
First, a statement.
It is true that the 'kenites' are a race, literally, the "children of Cain". I believe they have, as all Adamic peoples, so intermingled that there are as few pure Kenites as there are pure Shemites. Hence, the Kenites are not numerous. I think they are 'the small people' referred to in
Daniel 11:23 (KJV) “And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.”
BUT; in any case, their RACE does not doom them to a life of evil. Their mind does. Thus, when a Kenite has the actions of the first Kenite, WHICH dooms them to evil. It is the evil deeds that doom them, the same as evil deeds will doom a child of Israel.
Remember that Cain himself was half Adamic. Only one of his parents was slew foot. (Ole Slew foot, is a reference to the devil from earlier colonial times)
When a Kenite (or a member of any other race, for that matter) accepts and strives to follow Christ, they are no longer a doer of evil, but a child of the King. Now, think a minute about the passage in Genesis 4, God's conversation with Cain after his offering was rejected. God offered Cain forgiveness "if he would do right." Cain did wrong, and though he murdered Abel, it was the act that condemned him, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm not his race.
John 8.37 (KJV) I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill Me, because My word hath no place in you.
Yeshua was not telling them that they were not the PHYSICAL offspring of Abraham, for they were. He was telling them that they were of mixed blood, and as a matter of fact; indeed part Kenite, and that according to the law,
Study the word "mamzer" which means bastard. (A child born out of wedlock) They had no business doing service in God's priesthood. NOT because of RACE, but because of deeds The key to tracing these people to the Kenite-mixed Canaanites lies not only in Joshua 9 (the Gibeonites), but we must put together some more of the Word, for the descendants of Midian as a Canaanite tribe figures heavily in the priesthood, as well. Now we know Midian was a son of Abraham by Keturah. BUT; Midian was not a worshipper of YAHWEH.
Numbers 22:7 (KJV) And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Baalam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.
Incidentally, Moses' Father in law, a priest of Midian, was also not necessarily a worshipper of YAHWEH. For example, the story in Numbers 25 about Cozbi (the Baal temple prostitute), indicates the sort of worship the Midianites did.
13. “Would ye tarry for them till they were full grown? Would ye stay for them having husbands? Nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me.”
14. “And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.”
Saul just about wiped them out altogether. But, we find them alive and working in the 'Levitical' Priesthood in
Nehemiah 3:7 (KJV) And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor on this side the river.
John 8:33 (KJV) They answered Him, “We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest Thou, Ye shall be made free.?”
Thus, they admit they were not of Israel, for all know Israel was certainly in bondage in Egypt at one time. Something strange here, THEY knew they were not of Israel, so they must also have known why they were doing what they were doing to Yeshua!!
Nehemiah 3: 14 (KJV) But the dung gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
No, it is not race that dooms you; it is your actions without Yeshua. Apparently, the sort of Cozbi-style Baal-worship was going strong in Midian, and Jethro put up with it. A Midianite Priest is one thing, but there is no evidence he was a priest of Yahweh. We have lots of priests nowadays, reverends too. They are not all of the same father.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT
· Who are the houses of Israel? The lost ten tribes http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm
· Where are the houses of Israel? All western, Caucasian, English speaking countries.
PARABLE OF THE WHEAT AND TARES
Matthew 13:24 – 30 (KJV)
24. Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27. So the servants of the household came and said unto him, `Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?’
28. He said unto them, `An enemy hath done this.’ The servants said unto him, `Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?’
29. But he said, `Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, `gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.’’”
EXPLANATION OF THE WHEAT AND TARES PARABLE
(Although not by Matthew these verses have some pertinence).
Matthew 13: 36 – 43 (KJV)
36. Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto Him saying, “Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.”
37. He answered and said unto them, “ He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38. The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; (Kenites)
39. The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41. The son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. WHO HATH EARS TO HEAR, LET HIM HEAR
The bowls of God’s wrath will be poured out specifically and personally upon the heads of the wicked. There are many who shake their fist at the righteous and sovereign God of Israel and His coming Messiah. But unless they repent they will be burnt in a sea of fire. Incidentally; God so loved His children, and rather than leave the unrepentant out in the cold and darkness forever, He will destroy them body and soul. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Ezekiel 37:16 (KJV) Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions
Godsplan has finally taken its intended course; coming to fruition after six one thousand years of our Fathers longsuffering, and after six thousand years of Satan’s despicable attempts to thwart the plan. Ezekiel 37 is bringing us back home after this final dispensation of Revelation, which will purge us of our rebellious characters and sins, and make us ready for the millennium. http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
Joining the two sticks together symbolises that Judah and Joseph will finally be brought together again, and led once more into the land of our fathers. This is going to happen friends, regardless of what you or anyone in this fallen earth believes, and very shortly too. Our Father does not make idle threats.
Ezekiel 37:18 (KJV) And when the children of thy People shall speak unto thee saying, “Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?”
God is explicitly saying here that just as the sticks are joined together and become one in Ezekiel’s hand, so will the two tribes of Israel become one again in GOD our Father’s hand. What an extremely exiting TRUTH, which is being revealed to us here in Ezekiel, which is the culmination of the whole of the Bible, and a new start without Satan and his cronies. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
When the wheat and the tares have been separated the followers of Satan will be destroyed, and only God’s people will progress to the new millennium, and then finally to reside here on earth, in peace, with our Lord Jesus Christ, and our Father, both of who at this time reside in heaven.
Ezekiel 37:21 (KJV) And say unto them, “Thus saith the Lord God; `behold I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:’”
Ezekiel 37:22 (KJV) “And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: (Christ) and they shall no more be two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms anymore at all:”
Ezekiel 37:23 (KJV) “Neither shall they defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be My People, and I will be their God.”
Ezekiel 37:24 “And David My servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in My judgements, and observe My statutes, and do them.
Ezekiel 37:25 “And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever:
And My servant David shall be their prince forever.”
Ezekiel 37:26 “Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and set My sanctuary in the midst of them forever.”
Ezekiel 37:27 “My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be My People.”
Ezekiel 37:28 “And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.”
Revelation 21:27 (KJV) “And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.”
Ezek 37 21-28 Needs no commentary from anyone: All is self-explanatory what God Himself reveals to us all through Ezekiel for a wonderful future to come, not only for us; but also for our families. How can anyone refuse such an impassioned plea from our Father, and those that do refuse deserve all the fury, wrath, anger, and punishment, that is attributed to him or her.
Satan’s rebellion ends here. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
There is no more commentary, only the Psalm of David who so lovingly and elegantly puts into words what is to come; and very soon. A New World where peace and tranquility will be all in all, but not just for the few but to everyone and their families whose names is in the book of life. (Revelation 21:27 KJV above) says it all, putting our mind at rest as to what has become the norm on this fallen earth which we have to put up with.
Once again though; we look unto our Father for further guidance until that wonderful day arrives and we shall be transformed, living and worshipping our real Father who we owe everything to for His love, perseverance, and persistence, over six thousand years of rebellion and apostasy, showing to us all who love Him who we would rather be with.
A Psalm of David: Psalm 37 (KJV)
1. Fret not thyself because of evildoers,
Neither be thou envious against the
workers of iniquity.
and whither as the green herb
3.Trust in the LORD, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land, and
verily thou shalt be fed.
4. Delight thyself also in the LORD;
5. Commit thy way unto the LORD;
trust also in Him; and He shall bring
It to pass.
6. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness
as the light
and thy judgement as the noonday.
7. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently
Fret not thyself because of him who
prospereth in his way.
Because of the man who bringeth
Wicked devices to pass.
8. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:
Fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9. For evil doers shall be cut off:
But those that wait upon the LORD, they
shall inherit the earth.
10. For yet a little while, and the wicked
shall not be:
place, and it shall not be:
11. But the meek shall inherit the earth;
and shall delight themselves in the
abundance of peace.
12. The wicked plotteth against the just,
and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13. The LORD shall laugh at him:
For He seeth that his day is coming.
14. The wicked have drawn out the
sword, and have bent their bow,
to cast down the poor and needy,
and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
15. Their sword shall enter into their own
and their bows shall be broken.
16. A little that a righteous man hath is
than the riches of many wicked.
17. For the arms of the wicked shall be
But the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
18. The LORD knoweth the days of the
and their inheritance shall be forever.
19. They shall not be ashamed in the evil
and in the days of famine they shall be
20. But the wicked shall perish,
and the enemies of the LORD be
as the fat of lambs:
They shall consume; into smoke shall
they consume away.
21. The wicked borroweth, and payeth
But the righteous showeth mercy, and
22. For such as be blessed of Him shall inherit
and they that be cursed of Him shall be
23. The steps of a good man are ordered
by the LORD:
and He delighteth in his way.
24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly
For the LORD upholdeth him with His
25. I have been young, and now am old;
yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,
nor his seed begging bread.
26. He is ever merciful, and lendeth;
and his seed is blessed.
27. Depart from evil and do good;
and dwell forever more.
28. For the LORD loveth judgement,
and forsaketh not His saints;
they are preserved for ever:
But the seed of the wicked shall be
29. The righteous shall inherit the land,
and dwell therein forever.
30. The mouth of the righteous speaketh
and his tongue talketh of judgement.
31. The law of his God is in his heart;
none of his steps shall slide.
32. The wicked watcheth the righteous,
and seeketh to slay him.
33. The LORD will not leave him in his hand,
nor condemn him when he is judged.
34. Wait on the LORD, and keep His way,
and He shalt exalt thee to inherit the
When the wicked are cut off, thou
shall see it.
35. I have seen the wicked in great
and spreading himself like a great bay
36. Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not:
Yea, I sought him, but he could not be
37. Mark the perfect man, and behold the
For the end of that man is peace.
38. But the transgressors shall be destroyed
The end of the wicked shall be cut off.
39. But the salvation of the righteous is
of the LORD:
He is their strength in the time of trouble.
40. And the LORD shall help them, and
He shall deliver them from the wicked,
and save them,
because they trust in Him.