The writer .../b/blasting.htm - 10k, Noisome (7 Occurrences)... of "evil," "hurtful," not of "offensive" or "loathsome." lest you strike your foot against a stone. But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the heathen whither they come; and they shall know that I am the LORD. XIV. But, along with this terrifying judgment of the Law, we also see the Gospel expressed in an Intercessor who stands between us and the plagues. “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. IN this monastery, at that time ... /.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xiv how a pestilence.htm, The Pestilence which came Upon Them. ... "And hath not sat in the seat of pestilence." But now, O Lord, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.” 11 And when David arose in the morning, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, 12 “Go and say to David, ‘Thus says the Lord, Three things I offer[e] you. I the LORD have spoken it. Now therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place whither ye desire to go and to sojourn. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV), Jeremiah 21:7Afterward, says Yahweh, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, even such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those who seek their life: and he shall strike them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. Or shall there be three days' pestilence in your land? and who produced an evil report about the land, died of pestilence in the LORD's presence. Not only as His punishment but as signs–that is, as symbols–of His eternal anger against sin. Herodotus vii0.171. I will protect him, because he knows my name. Plagues are also a sign, along with hostility to Christians, that we are and have been in the End Times, as Jesus Himself says: 10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men. "The Pestilence which came upon them. deadly, death. The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. And David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. 25 And David built there an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. But such an interpretation, Jesus points out, would be to put God to the test, violating Deuteronomy 6:16. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV), Jeremiah 43:11He shall come, and shall strike the land of Egypt; such as are for death shall be given to death, and such as are for captivity to captivity, and such as are for the sword to the sword. The Great Reset Is Coming! for having found this man a pestilence, and moving a dissension to all the Jews through the world -- a ringleader also of the sect of the Nazarenes --. (DBY RSV NIV), 2 Samuel 24:13So Gad came to David, and told him, and said to him, "Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? | GotQuestions.org, Who was Araunah the Jebusite? This is … And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence. In the dedication prayer of Solomon, a special value is besought for such petitions against pestilence as may be presented toward the temple (2 Chronicles 6:28). But these sheep, what have they done? And he put on the incense and made atonement for the people. 46 And Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer, and put fire on it from off the altar and lay incense on it and carry it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone out from the Lord; the plague has begun.” 47 So Aaron took it as Moses said and ran into the midst of the assembly. He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them. So the Lord responded to the plea for the land, and the plague was averted from Israel. Sometimes this wind is a double pestilence, when it brings with it a cloud of locusts (2 Chronicles 6:28). . Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast: For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast? The assonance of loimos and limos in these passages (loimos is omitted in the Revised Version (British and American) passage for Mt) occurs in several classical passages, e.g. Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! In the fourteenth century it overran Europe, Asia, and Africa, and 25,000,000 are estimated to have died of it within three years. | GotQuestions.org, Pestilence: Dictionary and Thesaurus | Clyx.com. In August, 1664, when the pestilence raged in Holland, as she felt herself very ill, she broke forth in these words, "If thy law were not my delight, I ... /.../stories of boys and girls who loved the saviour/jacobs sister susannah.htm, That when David had Numbered the People, they were Punished; and ... ... three months by his enemies? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV), Jeremiah 38:2Thus says Yahweh, He who remains in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence; but he who goes forth to the Chaldeans shall live, and his life shall be to him for a prey, and he shall live. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me. Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the LORD hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon? ... ... BOOK IV CHAP. For those unsettled by the coronavirus and are self-quarantining at home, those whose churches have shut down, and those pastors feeling a need to preach on the subject perhaps in an online service, I offer this survey of what the Bible says about plagues and pestilence and what they mean. "Noisome" is used by Tyndale where the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) have "hurtful" in 1 Timothy 6:9. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV), Ezekiel 38:22With pestilence and with blood will I enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him, and on his hordes, and on the many peoples who are with him, an overflowing shower, and great hailstones, fire, and sulfur. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation. Or PLAGUE, in the Hebrew tongue, as in most others, expresses all sorts of distempers and calamitites. In Matthew 24:6, Jesus Christ prophesied that one of the factors that would characterize the imminence of his Second Coming would be “pestilences” on the earth. And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. Exodus 5:3 Exo 5:3. (WEY NAS RSV), Revelation 18:8Therefore in one day her plagues will come: death, mourning, and famine; and she will be utterly burned with fire; for the Lord God who has judged her is strong. Satan used this Psalm in his temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:5-7), trying to get him to invoke its promise that angels “will bear you up” by throwing himself off from the pinnacle of the Temple.