THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET|
Second Coming shall be a day of vengeance and also the year of the redeemed of the LordThen shall the saints praise the Lord and acknowledge him as their father.
WHO is this that acometh from bEdom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Wherefore art thou ared in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the bwinefat?
I have trodden the awinepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be bsprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
For the day of avengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my bredeemed is come.
And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought asalvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and amake them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
¶ I will mention the alovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great bgoodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their aSaviour.
In all their aaffliction he was afflicted, and the bangel of his cpresence saved them: in his dlove and in his pity he eredeemed them; and he bare them, and fcarried them all the days of old.
¶ But they arebelled, and bvexed his choly Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their denemy, and he fought against them.
Then ahe remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the bsea with the cshepherd of his dflock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within ehim?
That led them by the right hand of aMoses with his glorious arm, bdividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
aAs a beast goeth down into the valley, the bSpirit of the LORD caused chim to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious dname.
¶ aLook down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy bholiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, cthe sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?
Doubtless thou art our afather, though Abraham bbe ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from ceverlasting.
¶ O LORD, why hast thou amade us to err from thy ways, and bhardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
The apeople of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have btrodden down thy sanctuary.
We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy aname.