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the earthquake in the days of Uzziah • king of Judah; and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. Zech. xiv. 3–6.
God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of bis hands, and there was the hiding of his power. Before bim went the pestilence and burning coals went forth at bis feet. He stood, and measured the earth : he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow : his ways are everlasting. 1 saw the tents of Cushan in afflction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. Was the Lord displeased against the rivers ? was thine anger against the rivers ? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation ? Tby bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. The mountains saw thee and they trembled : the overflowing of the waters passed by; the deep uttered his voice,
* This Earthquake in the days of king Uzziah, bappened two years after the date of the prophecy of Amos. See Amos j. 1. and about 787 years before Christ's first Advent: But as Zechariah wrote about 200 years subsequent to the prophet Amos, that earthquake is only historically referred to by bim, in the passage before us.
and lifted up his hands on high. The sun and
moon stood still in their habitation; at the light of tbine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear. Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thon didst thresh the heathen in anger. Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou wound. edst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah. Thou didst strike through with his staves the bead of his villages; they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was to devour the poor secretly. Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters. When I heard, my belly trembled ; my lips quivered at the voice : rottenness entered into my bones, and and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble; when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.
Habakkuk iii. 3,-16. He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet. And He rode upon a cherub, and did fly; yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. There went up a smoke out of bis nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devour. ed : coals were kindled by it. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds
passed : bail stones and coals of fire. " Yea, He sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings and discomfited them. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wrath. Then tbe chanDels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
Psalm xviii. 7, -15. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me, and being turned, I saw one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow ; and his eyes were as a flame of fire ; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.....and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged swords and his countenance was as the Sun shineth in his strength. Rev i. 12–16.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse ; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were
* The robes of the High Priest Aaron were made after the same fashion, and designed by Moses to resemble the garb of Messiah the everlasting High Priest, as he was privi. ledged to see him in the Mount. For see saith he that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the Mount. Heb. viii. 5. Exod. xxv. 40.
as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns : apd He had a name written, that no man knew, but He himself. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called, The Word of God.
Kev. xix. 11, 12, 13. Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength ? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thinë apparel, and thy garments like him that treadelh in the winejal ? I have trodden the winepress alone: and of the people there was none with me : for I will tread them in my anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. And I looked, and there was none to help, and I wondered that there was none to uphold ; therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. And I will tread down the people in mine auger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
Isaiah lxiii. 1-6. And the armies which were in heaven fol. lowed him upon white horses, clotbed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
Rev. xix. 14, 15, 16. Behold the name of the Lord cometh from far, burning with bisanger and the burden thereof is heavy; his lips are full of indigoation, and his tongue as a devouring fire; And his breath, as an overflowing stream shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity ; and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err, Ye shall have a song, as in the vight when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel. And the Lord shall cause bis glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. For through ihe voice of the Lord shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the Lord shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps; and in battles of shaking will he fight with it. For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large; the pile thereof is fire and much wood;