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The Reign and Indignation of God

14 When you see this, your heart shall rejoice,

And nyour bones shall flourish like grass;

The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants,

And His indignation to His enemies.

15 oFor behold, the Lord will come with fire

And with His chariots, like a whirlwind,

To render His anger with fury,

And His rebuke with flames of fire.

16 For by fire and by pHis sword

The Lord will judge all flesh;

And the slain of the Lord shall be qmany.

17 “Those rwho sanctify themselves and purify themselves,

To go to the gardens

1After an idol in the midst,

Eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse,

Shall 2be consumed together,” says the Lord.

18 “For I know their works and their sthoughts. It shall be that I will tgather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see My glory. 19 uI will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations: to Tarshish and 3Pul and Lud, who draw the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. vAnd they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles. 20 Then they shall wbring all your brethren xfor an offering to the Lord out of all nations, on horses and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem,” says the Lord, “as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. 21 And I will also take some of them for ypriests and Levites,” says the Lord.

22 “For as zthe new heavens and the new earth

Which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the Lord,

“So shall your descendants and your name remain.

23 And ait shall come to pass

That from one New Moon to another,

And from one Sabbath to another,

bAll flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the Lord.

24 “And they shall go forth and look

Upon the corpses of the men

Who have transgressed against Me.

For their cworm does not die,

And their fire is not quenched.

They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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