But the LORD sits enthroned forever; He has established His throne for judgment.
He judges the world with righteousness; He executes judgment on the peoples with fairness.
making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday.
[A psalm of Asaph.] God, the LORD God speaks; He summons the earth from east to west.
From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God appears in radiance.
Our God is coming; He will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes Him, and a storm rages around Him.
On high, He summons heaven and earth in order to judge His people.
"Gather My faithful ones to Me, those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
The heavens proclaim His righteousness, for God is the judge. Selah
before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world righteously and the peoples fairly.
carrying out the judgment decreed against them. This honor is for all His godly people. Hallelujah!
Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth. And walk in the ways of your heart and in the sights of your eyes; but know that for all of these things God will bring you to judgment.
For God will bring every act to judgment, including every hidden thing, whether good or evil.
The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,
so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
And He has granted Him the right to pass judgment, because He is the Son of Man.
because He has set a day on which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by the Man He has appointed. He has provided proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead."
on the day when God judges what people have kept secret, according to my gospel through Christ Jesus.
But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.
Therefore don't judge anything prematurely, before the Lord comes, who will both bring to light what is hidden in darkness and reveal the intentions of the hearts. And then praise will come to each one from God.
But God judges outsiders. Put away the evil person from among yourselves.
"Look! I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me to repay each person according to what he has done.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
"Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.
Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
But because of your hardness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath, when God's righteous judgment is revealed.
Now we know that whatever the law says speaks to those who are subject to the law, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God's judgment.
For no flesh will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, for through the law [comes] the knowledge of sin.
and of all
These people are discontented grumblers, walking according to their desires; their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage.
Moses continued, "The LORD will give you meat to eat this evening and abundant bread in the morning, for He has heard the complaints that you are raising against Him. Who are we? Your complaints are not against us but against the LORD."
Do not boast so proudly, or let arrogant [words] come out of your mouth, for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and actions are weighed by Him.
Let lying lips be quieted; they speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt.
They set their mouths against heaven, and their tongues strut across the earth.
They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers boast.
this is the word the LORD has spoken against him: The young woman, Daughter Zion, despises you and scorns you: Daughter Jerusalem shakes [her] head behind your back.
Who is it you have mocked and blasphemed? Who have you raised [your] voice against and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel!
You have mocked the LORD through your servants. You have said: With my many chariots I have gone up to the heights of the mountains, to the far recesses of Lebanon. I cut down its tallest cedars, its choice cypress trees. I came to its remotest heights, its densest forest.
I dug [wells] and drank water. I dried up all the streams of Egypt with the soles of my feet.
Have you not heard? I designed it long ago; I planned it in days gone by. I have now brought it to pass, and you have crushed fortified cities into piles of rubble.
Their inhabitants have become powerless, dismayed, and ashamed. They are plants of the field, tender grass, grass on the rooftops, blasted by the east wind.
But I know your sitting down, your going out and your coming in, and your raging against Me.
Because your raging against Me and your arrogance has reached My ears, I will put My hook in your nose and My bit in your mouth; I will make you go back the way you came.
" 'This will be the sign for you: This year you will eat what grows on its own, and in the second year what grows from that. But in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
The surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root downward and bear fruit upward.
For a remnant will go out from Jerusalem, and survivors from Mount Zion. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.'
" 'Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the king of Assyria: He will not enter this city or shoot an arrow there or come before it with a shield or build up an assault ramp against it.
He will go back on the road that he came and he will not enter this city. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
I will defend this city and rescue it, because of Me and because of My servant David.'"
Then the angel of the LORD went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians. When the people got up the [next] morning-- there were all the dead bodies!
[I also wanted to know] about the 10 horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three fell-- the horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spoke arrogantly, and that was more visible than the others.
"Then the king will do whatever he wants. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and he will say outrageous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, because what has been decreed will be accomplished.
"Your words against Me are harsh," says the LORD. Yet you ask: "What have we spoken against You?"
You have said: "It is useless to serve God. What have we gained by keeping His requirements and walking mournfully before the LORD of Hosts?
So now we consider the arrogant to be fortunate. Not only do those who commit wickedness prosper, they even test God and escape."
Because of this, I tell you, people will be forgiven every sin and blasphemy, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the one to come.
"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.
Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.
A good man produces good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil man produces evil things from his storeroom of evil.
I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."
A mouth was given to him to speak boasts and blasphemies. He was also given authority to act for 42 months.
He began to speak blasphemies against God: to blaspheme His name and His dwelling-- those who dwell in heaven.
Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; he had two horns like a lamb, but he sounded like a dragon.