"But now listen, O Jacob, my servant, Israel, whom I have chosen
This is what the Lord says — he who made you, who formed you in the womb
And who will help you
Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants
They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams
One will say, 'I belong to the Lord '; another will call himself by the name of Jacob
Still another will write on his hand, 'The Lord 's,' and will take the name Israel
"This is what the Lord says — Israel's King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty
I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God
Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me
What has happened since I established my ancient people
And what is yet to come — yes, let him foretell what will come
Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago?
You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me?
No, there is no other Rock; I know not one I can see
All who make idols are nothing, And the things they treasure are worthless things
Those who would speak up for them are blind
They are ignorant, and will be shamed in time
Who shapes a god and casts an idol in a temple king
What can profit him but nothing?
He and his kind will be put to shame
Crafting idols with man-made names
Let them all come together and take their stand
They will be brought down to terror and infamy who worship idol hands
The blacksmith takes a tool and works with it in the coals
He shapes an idol with hammers, and he forges it with the might of his arm
He gets hungry and loses his strength; he drinks no water and grows faint
The carpenter measures with a line and makes an outline with a marker
He roughs it out with chisels and marks it with compasses
He shapes it in the form of man, of man in all his glory
That it may dwell in a shrine of his man-made god
He cut down cedars, or perhaps takes a cypress or an oak
He lets it grow among the trees of the forest, and the rain makes it grow
It becomes man's fuel for burning; so he can warm himself
He kindles a fire and bakes bread
But he also fashions a god and worships it
he makes an idol and bows down to it
Half of the wood he burns in the fire; over it he prepares his meal
He roasts his meat and eats his fill
He also warms himself and says, "Ah! I am warm; I see the fire"
From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships
He prays to it and says, "Save me; you are my god"
They know nothing, they understand nothing
Their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see
And their minds closed so they cannot understand
No one stops to think, no one has the knowledge or understanding to say
"Half of it I used for fuel; I even baked bread over its coals
I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make a detestable thing from what is left?
Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"
He feeds on ashes, a deluded heart misleads him
he cannot save himself, or say, "Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?"
"Remember these things, O Jacob
For you are my servant, O Israel.
I have made you, you are my servant
O Israel, I will not forget you
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist
Return to me, for I have redeemed you"
Sing for joy, O heavens, for the Lord has done this
Shout aloud, O earth beneath
Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel
I am a New Order, New Age and New Covenant Gospel Rock and Roller preaching the Gospel to the world in the tradition of Dylan and Springsteen. My songs metaphorically interpret the Bible and book of Revelation, helping to shine a light upon Bob Dylan’s lyrical clues. I serve the Spirit of the Lord, and dedicate my eternal Star to serving my King the Holy Spirit of Truth (Isaiah chapter 11 and 2 Corinthians 3:17) and proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, the day of God’s Salvation and the New Covenant (Luke 4:18-19, Isaiah chapter 61, 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 8:7-13) by measuring the temple, unsealing the scroll in the book of Revelation and preaching the true metaphoric interpretation of the Gospel to the world inspired by Mt 13:35 and Ps 78:2 that states “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world." Visit my home pages to view my complete lyrics, Gospel references, notes and sketches. Thank-you to all my friends who visit my pages, listen to my songs, and read my notes. Your friend and brother, Leslie aka Jesse Hughes
Gospel references for these songs and spoken words are the same as my recent song and spoken word posts:
(Please note also that a Jew and Israelite in a metaphoric interpretation of the Gospel is not a person of Jewish heritage, it is a metaphor for a part of all of us that is a Jew within and another part of us that is a Gentile within -see Romans 2:28-29- and how these two parts become one in Ephesians 2:14-22, Ezekiel 37:15-17 and Romans 3:27-31, also how there are those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars- see Revelations 3:9)
• Acts 23:1-3 Paul struck down
• Acts 12: 1-3 James slain and Peter seized
• Ge 42:24 Simeon bound
• Ge 42:36, Ge 44:2, Ge 47:21, Ge 46:4, Ex 6:2-4, Jacob and Benjamin deceived
• Mt 14:1-12, Mk 6:14-29, Lk 3:19-20 John beheaded
• Ge 41:41-43 Joseph rides a chariot in front of Pharaoh
• Acts 4:36-5:1-11 Joseph’s property stolen by the devil
• Jn 8:31-58 children of the devil and father of lies
• 2Co 11:12-15 Satan masquerades as an angel of light
• Acts 8:30-31, 2Ti 3:15, Philip’s who never had Bible since infancy
• Acts 22:12, Ro 2:13 Devout observers and those who obey the law
• 2Ti 3:8 Jannes and Jambres oppose Moses and the truth
• Ro 1:18 The wicked men who suppress the truth
• Isa 32:1-8 Scoundrels no longer respected
• Ge 9:25, Ex 6:2-4 Noah curses Canaan
• 1Co 10:1-5, Heb 3:1 to 4:16, Heb 11:13-16 God displeased with the disobedient images of God’s word in the human ancestry of Christ that do not return like Enoch to the city of God
• The Books of Romans, Galatians, and Jude, 2Pe Chpt 2, Titus 1:10-16, Isa 14:1-27
Revelation Timeline references that inspired this song include:
God Almighty and Son of God Revelation timeline references: Rev 1:8, Rev 12:10, Rev 16:5, Rev 21:6 and Rev 22:13.
John and Son of Man Revelation timeline references: Rev 1:4, Rev 1:17, Rev 4:8, Rev 11:17, Rev 17:8, Rev 17:11, Rev 19:10, Rev 22:8-9.
Gospel References that inspired this song include: Ezekiel Chapters 29-32, Isaiah Chapters 11, 14, 28, 44 and 61, Jeremiah Chapter 46, and Jer 31:31-34, Heb 8:7-13, Rev 6:1-9, Rev 6:9-11, Rev 7:2-8, Rev 7:13-17, Rev 12:1-12, Rev 13, Mt 19:28, Rev 4 & 5, Rev 16:4-16, Rev 17:1-18, Rev 19:11-21 Rev 21 & 22, Dt 32:15-17, Jn 16:5-15, Lk 10:18, Mt 16:23, Mk 8:33, Mt 24:27, Lk 17:22-24, Rev 4:5, Rev 19:10, Rev 22:8-9, 2Th 2:4, Rev 15:7 to Rev 16:16, Rev 12:1 to Rev 13:18, Mt 14:1-12, Mk 6:14-12, Lk 3:19-20, Heb 3:1 to Heb 5:10, Heb 9:9-10, Zec chapter 3, Heb 8:7-13, Jer 31:31-34, Heb 10:15-18, Gal 5:14, 2Co chapter 3, the book of Jude, Tit 1:10-16, 2Pe chapter 2, Mt chapter 23, Heb 11:13-16, Ex 6:2-4, Jn 3:27-31, Jn chapter 1, 2Cor 4:4, Col 1:15, 1Co 11:3, Ro 1:18-23, Ro 10:6-9, Ro 9:5, Acts 23:1-3, Acts 24:24, Acts 5:1-10, Isa 14:3-23, 2Co 11:13-15, 1Sa 8:4-18, Isa 28:9-22, Mk 7:1-23, Ro 14:1-4, Col 2:8-23, 1Ti 4:1-7, Mt 21:24-27, Mk 11:27-33, Lk 20:1-8, Phm1:1, Phm 1:9, Phm 1:23, Acts 8:29-31, Jn 14:8-16, 1Jn 2:22-27, 2Co 3:17, Lk 4:19, 2Co 6:2, Lk 20:41-47, Mt 22:41-46, Mk 12:35-37, Gal 3:16-20, Jn 8:31-58, Rev 3:9, Ro 2:17-29, Heb 10:1-9, Heb chapter 7, Gal 5:2-14, Acts 13:20-23 and most importantly by the Holy Spirit 2Co 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”, and as Gal 5:14 says “The entire law is summed in a single command “Love your neighbor as yourself”.