VERSES OF REVOLUTION AND OF THE WRATH OF THE LAMB
1 On your way now, rich ones — weep, howling, for your miseries that are coming!
2 Your riches are deteriorated and your garments are moth-eaten;
3 Your gold and silver are corroded and their poison shall be a witness against you and shall consume your flesh like fire — that is what you have treasured up — in the last days.
4 Behold, the pay due to the workers who have reaped your lands, which has been retained by you, calls out; and the cries of the harvesters have entered into the ears of the Lord of hosts.
5 You have lived in luxury and self-indulgence on the earth; you have pampered yourselves in the day of slaughter;
6 You have condemned, you have murdered, the righteous people when they weren’t even opposing you.
51 “He shall perform might with His arm; He shall scatter those who are arrogant in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 “He shall drag the mighty down from the thrones and shall raise up the lowly;
53 “He shall fill the hungry with good things, but the rich shall He send away empty.”
5 Let the saints rejoice in glory; let them sing even upon their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand
7 To execute vengeance among the nations, chastisements among the peoples --
8 Even to bind their kings with chains and their honorable ones with bands of iron
9 To execute upon them the judgment written. This is an honor for all His saints. Praise the LORD!
4 And I heard another voice out of Heaven saying, “Come out of her, My people, so that you do not share in her sins and do not receive any of her plagues;
5 “Because her sins have become joined together reaching to Heaven, and God has remembered her unrighteousness.
6 “Give her back what she has herself given and pay back double according to her works; in the same cup that she
has herself mixed mix for her a double portion;
7 “To the same degree that she has arrogated to herself glory and luxury give her that much torment and grief!”
10 And they cried out with a loud voice saying, “Until when, O Lord, O holy and true one, will You not judge and exact vengeance for our blood from those who dwell on the earth?”
20 “Rejoice over her, O Heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, for God has exacted vengeance from her for you!”
MATTHEW 13:24-30, 36-43
24 He set another parable before them saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25 “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.
26 “But when the blades sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds appeared also.
27 “The servants of the householder approached and said to him. ‘Lord, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? Where then did it acquire weeds from?’
28 “He said to them, ‘An enemy did this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Would you want us then to go and gather them?’
29 “He said, ‘No, because while gathering the weeds you might uproot the wheat together with them.
30 “ ‘Let them both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of the harvest I will say to the harvesters: “Gather the weeds first and tie them into bundles in order to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ”
36 Then, having dismissed the crowds, He came into the house. And His disciples approached Him saying, “Clarify the parable of the weeds of the field for us.”
37 And He answered saying, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.
38 “The field is the world. The good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the weeds are the children of the evil one.
39 “The enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the conclusion of the age; and the harvesters are messengers.
40 “Therefore, just as the weeds are gathered and burned in the fire, so will it occur at the conclusion of the age.
41 “The Son of Man will send His messengers, and they will gather out of His Kingdom all who function as stumbling blocks and who are the cause of unrighteousness;
42 “And they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.
43 “Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let him listen to this.”
A Psalm of David
1 The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand until I have placed Your enemies as a footstool for Your feet.”
2 The LORD will send the rod of Your strength out of Zion — rule in the midst of Your enemies;
3 For Your people will offer themselves willingly on the day Your army is to form. Through the majesties of the Holy One and from the sought for womb was Your youth begun for You.
4 The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, “You shall be a priest forever after the type of Melchizedek.”
5 The Lord who is at Your right hand will crush the kings in the day of His wrath.
6 He will execute judgment among the nations; they shall be filled with corpses; He will crush the rulers over the
multitude of lands.
7 He has assigned Him as Heir through the Way — therefore let Him raise up His head.
13 Behold, My servant shall succeed; he shall be raised up and shall be lifted up and shall be very high.
14 Just as many shall be amazed at you — just as his appearance was destroyed more so than that of any other man and his form more so than that of any of the other sons of man,
15 So shall he sprinkle the blood of many nations — so shall kings close their mouths because of him; for what had never been declared to them shall they see, and what they had never heard of shall they contemplate.
1 “Who would have believed our report, for upon whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 “For he rose up like a sprout before Him and like a root from a dry land; he had no form and no majesty, and we saw him that he had no appearance that we might be pleased with him.
3 “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of pains and one who knew affliction; and he was like one who hid his face from us: he was despised, and we did not account him as anything.
4 “However, they were our afflictions that he carried and our pains that he bore; but we accounted him as one stricken and smitten by God and afflicted by Him.
5 “But he was afflicted through our trespasses, he was crushed through our iniquities; the ethical instruction intended for our peace was directed against him, that through him being whipped we would be strengthened.
6 “All of us have gone astray like sheep, each man among us has turned aside to his own path; and the LORD has caused the iniquity of all of us to light upon him.
7 “He was oppressed and he was afflicted, but he did not open his mouth; like a lamb brought to the slaughter and like a ewe dumb before her shearers, so he did not open his mouth.
8 “He was taken away from the place of rulership and of judgment, and who could describe his contemporaries? for he was cut off out of the land of the living, even through the trespass of my people to whom the stroke thus became due."
9 And one assigned him his grave to be with the wicked — even with the rich — in his death, because he had done no violence and because there was no guile in his mouth.
10 But the LORD desired to appease his wound: though you account him guilty, yet he shall see seed, his days shall be prolonged, and the desire of the LORD shall succeed through his agency.
11 Through the grief of his spirit shall he see seed and be filled with days. Through his knowledge shall My righteous servant render many righteous, but he shall bear the iniquities of the remainder.
12 Therefore I shall divide him his portion over the great, and he shall divide the mighty as spoil; because he exposed himself to death and was numbered with the trespassers, even because he was forced to bear the sin of the great and to plead with the trespassers.
— Translated by Barry I. Hyman
CHRISTIAN REVOLUTIONARY BROTHERHOOD