THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Israel shall be gathered and enjoy Millennial rest—Lucifer cast out of heaven for rebellion—Israel shall triumph over Babylon (the world)—Compare 2 Nephi 24
will have bmercy
on Jacob, and will yet cchoose
Israel, and set them in their own dland
: and the estrangers
shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
And the apeople
shall take them, and bbring
them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord
for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them ccaptives
, whose captives they were; and they shall drule
over their oppressors.
And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
¶ That thou shalt take up this aproverb
against the king of bBabylon
, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the cgolden
hath broken the astaff
of the bwicked
the sceptre of the rulers.
He who smote the people in wrath with aa
continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and
The whole earth is at arest
is quiet: they break forth into singing.
Yea, the afir
trees rejoice at thee, and
the cedars of Lebanon, saying,
Since thou art blaid
feller is come up against us.
from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee
at thy coming: it stirreth up the bdead
for thee, even
all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
Thy pomp is brought down to athe
the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
How art thou afallen
, O cLucifer
, son of the morning! how
art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the dnations
For thou hast said in thine aheart
will ascend into heaven, I will cexalt
above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the enorth
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the amost
Yet thou shalt be brought down to ahell
, to the sides of the pit.
They that see athee
look upon thee, and
consider thee, saying, Is
this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
All the kings of the nations, even
all of them, lie in aglory
, every one in bhis
But thou art cast out of thy grave like aan
abominable branch, and as
the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to bthe
stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
Thou shalt not be ajoined
with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and
slain thy people: the bseed
shall never be renowned.
Prepare slaughter for his achildren
for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord
of hosts, and acut
off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the Lord
I will also make it a possession for the abittern
, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the bbesom
of destruction, saith the Lord
¶ The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
That I will break the aAssyrian
in my land, and upon bmy
mountains tread him under foot: then shall his cyoke
depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
the purpose that is purposed upon the whole aearth
: and this is
the hand that is stretched out upon ball
For the Lord
of hosts hath apurposed
, and who shall disannul it?
and his hand is
stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
¶ Rejoice not thou, whole aPalestina
, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be
a fiery flying serpent.
And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole bPalestina
dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be
alone in his appointed times.
What shall one
then answer the messengers of the anation
? That the Lord
hath founded bZion
, and the cpoor
of his people shall dtrust