Seals, a flying scroll, a statue and blessings


In the third year of Koresh sovereign of Persia a word was revealed to Dani’ĕl, whose name was called  Bĕlteshatstsar. And the word was true, and the conflict great. And he understood the word, and had understanding of the vision. (Daniel 10:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

And he said to me, “O Dani’ĕl, man greatly appreciated, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” And while he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling. (Daniel 10:11 The Scriptures 1998+)

So she ran and came to Shimʽon Kĕpha, and to the other taught one whom יהושע  {Jeshua)  loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Master out of the tomb, and we do not know where they laid Him.”
(John 20:2 The Scriptures 1998+)
“But you, Dani’ĕl, hide the words, and seal the book until the time of the end1. Many shall diligently search and knowledge shall increase.” {Footnote: 1See v. 9. }
(Daniel 12:4 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, having been sealed with seven seals.
(Revelation 5:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

“You, O sovereign, were looking on, and saw a great image! This great image, and its brightness excellent, was standing before you, and its form was awesome. “This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. “You were looking on, until a stone was cut out without hands, and it smote the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. “Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing-floors. And the wind took them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that smote the image became a great mountain and filled all the earth. “This is the dream, and its interpretation we declare before the sovereign. “You, O sovereign, are a sovereign of sovereigns. For the Elah of the heavens has given you a reign, power, and strength, and preciousness, and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all. You are the head of gold. “And after you rises up another reign lower than yours, and another third reign of bronze that rules over all the earth. “And the fourth reign is as strong as iron, because iron crushes and shatters all. So, like iron that breaks in pieces, it crushes and breaks all these. “Yet, as you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the reign is to be divided. But some of the strength of the iron is to be in it, because you saw the iron mixed with muddy clay. “And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the reign is partly strong and partly brittle. “And as you saw iron mixed with muddy clay, they are mixing themselves with the seed of men, but they are not clinging to each other, even as iron does not mix with clay. “And in the days of these sovereigns the Elah of the heavens shall set up a reign which shall never be destroyed, nor the reign pass on to other people – it crushes and puts to an end all these reigns, and it shall stand forever1. Footnote: 1Dan. 7, Ps. 22:28, Jer. 30:11, Joel 3:16, Obad. 15-17, Hab. 3:12-13, Zeph. 3:8, Hag. 2:22, Rev. 11:15. “Because you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold, the great Elah has made known to the sovereign what shall be after this. And the dream is true, and its interpretation is trustworthy.”
(Daniel 2:31-45 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I looked and saw a hand stretched out to me. And see, a scroll of a book was in it, and He spread it before me, and it was written on the inside and on the outside. And written on it were lamentations and mourning and woe.
(Ezekiel 2:9-10 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I lifted up my eyes again, and looked and saw a flying scroll. And he said to me, “What do you see?” And I answered, “I see a flying scroll, twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide.” And he said to me, “This is the curse that goes forth over the face of all the earth: ‘everyone who is stealing shall go unpunished,’ on the one side, according to it, and, ‘everyone who has sworn falsely shall go unpunished,’ on the other side, according to it.”
(Zechariah 5:1-3 The Scriptures 1998+)

and shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus said יהוה  {Jehovah} of hosts, saying, “See, the Man whose name is the Branch1! And from His place He shall branch out, and He shall build the Hof יהוה . Footnote 1See 3:8.
(Zechariah 6:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

And the messenger who was speaking with me came out and said to me, “Lift up your eyes now, and see what this is that is going forth.” And I said, “What is it?” And he said, “It is  an ĕphah that is going forth.” Again he said, “This is their appearance throughout the earth: “And see, a lead cover lifted up, and this: a woman sitting inside theĕphah-measure!” And he said, “This is Wrongness!” And he threw her down into the ĕphah-measure, and threw the lead weight over its mouth. And I lifted up my eyes, and looked and saw two women, coming with the wind in their wings. And they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the between earth and the heavens. Then I said to the messenger who was speaking to me, “Where are they taking the ĕphah-measure?” And he said to me, “To build a house for it in the land of Shinʽar. And it shall be established and set there on its own base.”
(Zechariah 5:5-11 The Scriptures 1998+)

Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and guard what is written in it, for the time is near.
(Revelation 1:3 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I heard a voice out of the heaven saying to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Master from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “in order that they rest from their labours, and their works follow with them.”
(Revelation 14:13 The Scriptures 1998+)

“See, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who is staying awake and guarding his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”
(Revelation 16:15 The Scriptures 1998+)

And he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who have been called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true words of Elohim.”
(Revelation 19:9 The Scriptures 1998+)

Blessed and set-apart is the one having part in the first resurrection. The second death possesses no authority over these, but they shall be priests of Elohim and of Messiah, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
(Revelation 20:6 The Scriptures 1998+)

“See, I am coming speedily! Blessed is he who guards the words of the prophecy of this book.”
(Revelation 22:7 The Scriptures 1998+)

“And see, I am coming speedily, and My reward is with Me, to give to each according to his work.1 Footnote: 1See Mt. 16:27, John 5:29. “I am the ‘Aleph’ and the ‘Taw’, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. “Blessed are those1 doing His commands,2 so that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life, and to enter through the gates into the city. Footnotes: 1See Mt. 19:17. 2Long before the books were compiled to form “The New Testament,” Rev. 22:14 was quoted, as it is here given, by Tertullian (CE 208), and by Cyprian (CE 251) – see the well-known Antenicene Fathers. “But outside are the dogs and those who enchant with drugs, and those who whore, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and all who love and do falsehood.1 Footnote: 1See 21:27, 2 Thess. 2:11.
(Revelation 22:12-15 The Scriptures 1998+)

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