I will send you Elijah the prophet
before the coming of the great and
dreadful day of the LORD: And he
shall turn the heart of the fathers to
the children, and the heart of the
children to their fathers, lest I come
and smite the earth with a curse."
|"For all the prophets and the law |
prophesied until John.
And if ye will receive it,
this is Elias, which was for to come.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."
|I will declare the decree: |
the LORD hath said unto me,
Thou art my Son;
this day have I begotten thee.
Who hath ascended up into heaven,
who hath gathered the wind
in his fists?
who hath bound the waters
in a garment?
who hath established
all the ends of the earth?
what is his name,
and what is his son's name,
if thou canst tell?
|It seemed good to me also, |
having had perfect understanding
of all things from the very first,
to write unto thee in order,
most excellent Theophilus,
And lo a voice from heaven, saying,
This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.
|Nevertheless the dimness |
shall not be such
as was in her vexation,
when at the first he lightly afflicted
the land of Zebulun
and the land of Naphtali,
and afterward did more grievously
afflict her by the way of the sea,
in Galilee of the nations.
The people that walked in darkness
have seen a great light:
they that dwell
in the land of the shadow of death,
upon them hath the light shined.
|And leaving Nazareth, |
he came and dwelt in Capernaum,
which is upon the sea coast,
in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
That it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by Esaias the prophet,
saying, The land of Zabulon,
and the land of Nephthalim
by the way of the sea,
beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
The people which sat in darkness
saw great light;
and to them which sat in the region
and shadow of death light is sprung up.
|I will open my mouth in a parable: |
I will utter dark sayings of old:
Which we have heard and known,
and our fathers have told us.
We will not hide them
from their children,
shewing to the generation
to come the praises of the LORD,
and his strength,
and his wonderful works
that he hath done.
|All these things spake Jesus |
unto the multitude in parables;
and without a parable spake he not
unto them: That it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by the prophet,
saying, I will open my mouth in parables;
I will utter things
which have been kept secret
from the foundation of the world.
|Even them will I bring to |
my holy mountain,
and make them joyful
in my house of prayer:
their burnt offerings
and their sacrifices
shall be accepted upon mine altar;
for mine house shall be called
an house of prayer for all people.
Is this house,
which is called by my name,
become a den of robbers
in your eyes?
Behold, even I have seen it,
saith the LORD.
|The Temple |
a House of
a House of Prayer
|And Jesus went into the temple of God, |
and cast out all them
that sold and bought in the temple,
the tables of the moneychangers,
and the seats of them that sold doves,
And said unto them, It is written,
My house shall be called
the house of prayer;
but ye have made it a den of thieves.
|The LORD thy God will raise up |
unto thee a Prophet
from the midst of thee,
of thy brethren, like unto me;
unto him ye shall hearken;
|And he shall send Jesus Christ, |
which before was preached unto you:
Whom the heaven must receive
until the times of restitution of all things,
which God hath spoken by the mouth of all
his holy prophets since the world began.
For Moses truly said unto the fathers,
A prophet shall the Lord your God
raise up unto you of your brethren,
like unto me;
him shall ye hear in all things
whatsoever he shall say unto you.
And it shall come to pass,
that every soul,
which will not hear that prophet,
shall be destroyed
from among the people.