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Psalm 98

PSALM 98.

O SING to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have wrought salvation for Him. The Lord has made known His salvation ; His righteousness has He openly shown in the sight of the nations. He has  [ earnestly ] remembered His mercy and loving- kindness, His truth and His faithfulness toward the house of Israel ; all the ends of the earth have witnessed the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise to the Lord , all the earth ; break forth and sing for joy, yes, sing praises ! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the voice of melody. With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord ! Let the sea roar, and all that fills it , the world, and those who dwell in it ! Let the rivers clap their hands ; together let the hills sing for joy (vs9.last verse.note: no end punctuation before start of last verse) BEFORE the Lord, for He is coming to judge [ and rule ] the earth ; with righteousness will He judge [ and rule ] the world, and the peoples with equity.

Thank You, God, for lighting the pathway for those who are uncompromisingly righteous and for giving irrepressible joy to those who are upright in heart.” prayer, bottom of Bible from Psalm 97:11.

“Light is sown for the [ uncompromisingly ] righteous and strewn along their pathway, and joy for the upright in heart [ the irrepressible joy which comes from consciousness of His favor and protection ].” Psalm 97:11

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I have done as You have commanded me..

EZEKIEL 9.

” [ THE SPIRIT ] cried in my ears [ in the vision ] with a loud voice, saying, Cause those to draw near who have charge over the city [ as executioners ], every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. And behold, six men came from the direction of the Upper Gate, which faces north, every man with his battle-ax in his hand ; and one man among them was clothed in linen, with a writer’s ink bottle at his side. And they went in and stood beside the bronze altar. vs3. And the glory of the God of Israel [ the Shekinah, cloud ] had gone up from the cherubim upon which it had rested to [ stand above ] the threshold of the [ Lord’s ] house. And [ the Lord ] called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer’s ink bottle at his side. And the Lord said to him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in the midst of it. And to the others He said in my hearing, Follow [ the man with the ink bottle ] through the city and smite; let not your eyes spare, neither have any pity. Slay outright the elderly, the young man and the virgin, the infant and the women ; but do not touch or go near anyone on whom is the mark. Begin at My sanctuary. So they began with the old men who were in the front of the temple [ who did not have the Lord’s mark on their foreheads ]. And He said to [ the executioners ], Defile the temple and fill it’s courts with the slain. Go forth ! And they went forth and slew in the city. And while they were slaying them and I was left, I fell upon my face and cried, Ah, Lord God ! Will You destroy all that is left of Israel in Your pouring out of Your wrath and indignation upon Jerusalem ? Then said He to me ; The iniquity and guilt of the house of Israel and Judah are exceedingly great ; the land is full of blood and the city full of injustice and perverseness ; for they say, The Lord has forsaken the land ; the Lord does not see [ what we are doing ] . And as for Me, My eye will not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their wicked doings upon their own heads. And behold, the man clothed in linen, who had the ink bottle at his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as You have commanded me.