Micah 5-7 New International Version (NIV)
A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem
5 [a]Marshal your troops now, city of troops,
2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned
4 He will stand and shepherd his flock
5 And he will be our peace
7 The remnant of Jacob will be
10 “In that day,” declares the Lord,
“I will destroy your horses from among you
The Lord’s Case Against Israel
6 Listen to what the Lord says:
“Stand up, plead my case before the mountains;
2 “Hear, you mountains, the Lord’s accusation;
3 “My people, what have I done to you?
6 With what shall I come before the Lord
Israel’s Guilt and Punishment
9 Listen! The Lord is calling to the city—
7 What misery is mine!
7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
Israel Will Rise
8 Do not gloat over me, my enemy!
11 The day for building your walls will come,
Prayer and Praise
14 Shepherd your people with your staff,
15 “As in the days when you came out of Egypt,
16 Nations will see and be ashamed,
Revelation 7 New International Version (NIV)
7 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3 “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” 4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
5 From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed,
from the tribe of Reuben 12,000,
from the tribe of Gad 12,000,
6 from the tribe of Asher 12,000,
from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000,
from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000,
7 from the tribe of Simeon 12,000,
from the tribe of Levi 12,000,
from the tribe of Issachar 12,000,
8 from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000,
from the tribe of Joseph 12,000,
from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000.
The Great Multitude in White Robes
9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God,
11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying:
13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”
14 I answered, “Sir, you know.”
And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore,
“they are before the throne of God
Psalm 135 New International Version (NIV)
1 Praise the Lord.[a]
Praise the name of the Lord;
3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
5 I know that the Lord is great,
8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
13 Your name, Lord, endures forever,
15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
19 All you Israelites, praise the Lord;
Praise the Lord.
Proverbs 30:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 “Every word of God is flawless;
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