The Old Testament

The Old Testament is a collection of ancient religious Hebrew writings by the Israelites. The scriptures is the primarily text for moral life and also historical record of God’s promise to Abraham and the Jews as his chosen people. Old Testament consist of 39 books! Very Famous Psalms (poems, hymns, …

Malachi 4

The Great Day of God “For behold, the day is coming,Burning like an oven,And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”Says the Lord of hosts,“That will leave them neither root nor branch.2 But to you who fear My nameThe Sun of Righteousness shall ariseWith healing in …

Malachi 3

The Coming Messenger “Behold, I send My messenger,And he will prepare the way before Me.And the Lord, whom you seek,Will suddenly come to His temple,Even the Messenger of the covenant,In whom you delight.Behold, He is coming,”Says the Lord of hosts. 2 “But who can endure the day of His coming?And who can stand when He appears?For He is like a refiner’s …

Malachi 2

Corrupt Priests “And now, O priests, this commandment is for you.2 If you will not hear,And if you will not take it to heart,To give glory to My name,”Says the Lord of hosts,“I will send a curse upon you,And I will curse your blessings.Yes, I have cursed them already,Because you do not take it to heart. 3 “Behold, I will …

Malachi 1

Polluted Offerings to God The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. Israel Beloved of God 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord.“Yet you say, ‘In what way have You loved us?’Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?”Says the Lord.“Yet Jacob I have loved;3 But Esau I have hated,And laid waste his mountains and his heritageFor the jackals of …

Zechariah 14

The Day of the Lord Behold, the day of the Lord is coming,And your spoil will be divided in your midst.2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;The city shall be taken,The houses rifled,And the women ravished.Half of the city shall go into captivity,But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off …

Zechariah 13

Idolatry Cut Off “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness. 2 “It shall be in that day,” says the Lord of hosts, “that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be …

Zechariah 12

The Coming Deliverance of Judah The burden of the word of the Lord against Israel. Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: 2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and …

Zechariah 11

Desolation of Israel Open your doors, O Lebanon,That fire may devour your cedars.2 Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen,Because the mighty trees are ruined.Wail, O oaks of Bashan,For the thick forest has come down.3 There is the sound of wailing shepherds!For their glory is in ruins.There is the sound of roaring lions!For the pride of the Jordan is …

Zechariah 10

Restoration of Judah and Israel Ask the Lord for rainIn the time of the latter rain.The Lord will make flashing clouds;He will give them showers of rain,Grass in the field for everyone. 2 For the idols speak delusion;The diviners envision lies,And tell false dreams;They comfort in vain.Therefore the people wend their way like sheep;They are in trouble because there is no shepherd. 3 “My anger is kindled against the shepherds,And I will punish …