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If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. Exod 22:25.
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause. Exod 23:6.
But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat. Exod 23:11.
And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the Lord your God. Lev 19:10.
And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God. Lev 23:22.
If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold. Lev 25:25.
And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. Lev 25:35.
And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant. Lev 25:39.
If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in the 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. 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. Deut 15:7-8,10-11.
Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, etc. At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the Lord, and it be sin unto thee. Deut 24:14-15.
The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them. 1 Sam 2:7-8.
But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. So the poor hath hope, etc. Job 5:15-16.
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. Job 29:12-13,16.
If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep. Job 31:16,19-20.
The cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted. Job 34:28.
He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression. Job 36:15.
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. Ps 9:18.
The poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. Ps 10:14.
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. Ps 12:5.
Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge. Ps 14:6.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. Ps 34:6.
All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him? Ps 35:10.
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. Ps 37:25-26.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. Ps 41:1-3.
Thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor. Ps 68:10.
For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners. Ps 69:33.
He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. Ps 72:4,12-13.
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. Ps 82:3-4.
For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul. Ps 109:31.
A good man showeth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely, he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor: his righteousness endureth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour. Ps 112:5-6,9.
I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. Ps 132:15.
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor. Ps 140:12.
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry, etc. Ps 146:7.
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat; and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. He that diligently seeketh good, procureth favour. Prov 11:24-25,27.
But he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. Prov 14:21.
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. Prov 14:31.
Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker, etc. Prov 17:5.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Prov 19:17.
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. Prov 21:13.
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. Prov 22:9.
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want. Prov 22:16.
Rob not the poor because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For the
Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Prov 22:22-23.
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. Prov 28:8.
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. Prov 28:27.
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it. Prov 29:7.
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. Prov 29:14.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Prov 31:9.
Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. Eccles 11:1-2.
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, etc. Isa 11:4.
And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety, etc. Isa 14:30.
For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, etc. Isa 25:4.
The liberal deviseth liberal things, and by liberal things he shall stand. Isa 32:8.
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. Isa 41:17.
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward. Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity. And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday. And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. Isa 58:7-11.
Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evil doors. Jer 20:13.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him, etc. Jer 22:16.
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor, etc. Dan 4:27.
I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord. Zeph 3:12.
He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward: and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, He shall in no wise lose his reward. Matt 10:41-42.
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, etc. Matt 19:21.
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the king shall answer and say unto them, Verily, I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matt 25:35-40.
Go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. Mark 10:21.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom; for with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured unto you again. Luke 6:38.
Give alms of such things as ye have: and, behold, all things are clean unto you. Luke 11:41.
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. Luke 12:33.
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. Luke 14:13-14.
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. Luke 16:9.
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, etc. Luke 19:8.
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. Rom 15:26.
If there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that a man hath not. 2 Cor 8:12.
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness. 2 Cor 9:6-10.
Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do. Gal 2:10.
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate. Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. 1 Tim 6:17-19.
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Heb 13:16. Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, etc. James 2:5.
And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge. In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the Lord thy God. Deut 24:12-13.
With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful. Ps 18:25.
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart. So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Prov 3:3-4.
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. Prov 11:17.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matt 5:7.
LIBERALITY TO THE MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL.
And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands which thou doest. Deut 14:29.
Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Prov 3:9.
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts. Mal 3:10-12.
Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? Do ye not know, that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained, that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. 1 Cor 9.
Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Gal 6:6-9.
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil 4:17-19.
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn: And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. 1 Tim 5:18.
RELATING TO THE
Spread of the Gospel, shewing the duty and privilege of
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord; and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him. For the kingdom is the Lord’s, and he is the governor among the nations. Ps 22:27-28.
That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. Ps 67:2,7.
Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God. Ps 68:31.
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. Yea, all kings shall fall down before him; all nations shall serve him. His name shall endure for ever; his name shall be continued as long as the sun; and men shall be blessed in him; all nations shall call him blessed. Let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Ps 72:8-19.
All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord, and shall glorify thy name. Ps 86:9.
The heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. Ps 102:15-16.
Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning; thou hast the dew of thy youth. Ps 110:3. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Isa 2:2-3; Mic 4:1-2.
The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Isa 11:4.
In that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. Isa 11:10.
And the Lord shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and perform it. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt, and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land. Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt, my people, and Assyria the work of mine hands, and Israel mine inheritance. Isa 19:21.
And her (Tyre’s) merchandize and her hire shall be holiness unto the Lord: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandize shall be for them that dwell before the Lord, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing. Isa 23:18.
And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. Isa 25:6-7.
He shall cause them that come to Jacob to take root; Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit. Isa 27:6.
In that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness. They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding: and they that murmured shall learn doctrine. Isa 29:18,24.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. Isa 40:3-5.
I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah-tree, and the myrtle, and the oil-tree: I will set in the desert the fir-tree, and the pine, and the box-tree together. Isa 41:18-19; Isa 35:6-8.
Behold my servant, whom I uphold: mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not fail, nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law. I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light to the Gentiles. To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison-house. Isa 42:1,4,6-7.
I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Isa 45:23.
And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the ends of the earth. Behold these shall come from far, and lo, these from the north, and from the west, and these from the land of Sinim. Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee as a bride doeth. The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, the place is too straight for me: give place to me that I may dwell. Isa 49:6,12,18,20. See Isa 49:8-9,11,19,21-22 and Isa 60:4.
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. I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. Isa 51:4-5,16.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace, that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation, that saith unto Zion, thy God reigneth. Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice: with the voice together shall they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion. Isa 52:7-8.
The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. Isa 52:10.
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 of 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. Isa 53:10-12.
Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child; for more are the children of the desolate, than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord. Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitation; spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes. For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left, and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. Isa 54:1-3.
And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord. Isa 54:13.
Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people; a leader and commander to the people. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not; and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee, because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. Isa 55:4-5.
So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun: when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. Isa 59:19-20.
The Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. 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 unto the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee. And the dons of strangers shall build up thy walls, etc. Isa 60:3-10. See Isa 60:4-16.
Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Isa 65:17.
Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things: shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travaileth she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord. Shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God. It shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues: and they shall come and see my glory. And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory, and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles. And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord out of all nations. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord. Isa 66:8-23.
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Dan 2:44.
And I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him. And the kingdom, and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Dan 7:13-14,27.
Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Dan 12:4.
In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old. That they may possess the remnant of Edom, (or, that the residue of men might seek after the Lord, Acts 15:17), and of all the heathen which are called by name, saith the Lord, that doeth this. Amos 9:11-12.
Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord. And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people; and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee. Zech 2:10-11.
And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the Lord. Zech 6:15.
And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts? I will go also. Yea, many people, and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, in those days it shall come to pass that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you. Zech 8:21,23.
And the Lord shall be king over all the earth; in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one. Zech 14:9.
From the rising of the sun, even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles, and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. Mal 1:11.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron: thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Ps 2:8-9.
I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. Matt 8:11.
The gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Matt 24:14.
And the seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever. Rev 11:15. See Rev 7:9-10; and Rev 12:10.
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