Saturday, March 04, 2017

Two Bible texts that look like they were written for today

  • "Alien let in is whirlwind let in, that shall alienate from thee all thou hast." (Ecclesiasticus 11:36, Knox translation)

  • "O God, why has thou cast us off unto the end? why is thy wrath enkindled against the sheep of thy pasture? ... see what things the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. And they that hate thee have made their boasts, in the midst of thy solemnity.... They have set fire to thy sanctuary: they have defiled the dwelling-place of thy name on the earth. They said in their heart, the whole kindred of them together: Let us abolish all the festival days of God from the land. Our signs we have not seen, there is now no prophet: and he will know us no more." (Psalm 73: 1, 3-4, 7-9, Douay-Rheims translation)
[Hat tip to ABS for Ps. 73 reference]

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