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alternately and interchangeably, in his descriptions. Thus, for instance, he says (Psa. 50:3) : " Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence : a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him." In Psa. 97 : 2-6 : " Clouds and darkness are round about him : righteousness and justice are the support of his throne. A fire goeth before him and burneth up his enemies round about. His lightnings give light to the world; the earth seeth it and trembleth. The mountains melt away like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The [new] heavens [then] tell of his righteousness, and all the people see his glory." Psa. 46 : 6 :

  • ' The peoples raged, the kingdoms were moved : he uttered

his voice, the earth melted. 1 ' Again (Psa. 110:2-6), "Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. . . . The Lord at thy right hand shall crush kings in the day of his wrath. He will judge among the nations there shall be a fulness of corpses. He crusheth the heads [rulers] over many coun- tries." Again (46 : 1-5), " God is our protection; . . . therefore we will not fear when the earth [society] is trans- formed, and when the mountains [kingdoms] are swept into the midst of the sea [swallowed up by the turbulent masses], when the waters thereof roar and are troubled [in- furiated], when the mountains shake with the swellings there- of. ... God will help her [the Bride, the faithful "little flock' '] at the dawning of the morning. J ' And in the same Psalm, verses 6-10, the same story is re-stated in other sym- bols : " The peoples rage, kingdoms are displaced : he let- teth his voice be heard, the earth [society] melteth. Jehovah of hosts is with us 9 a Tower for us is the God of Jacob." Then, viewing the results of that time of trouble from be- yond it, he adds : " Come ye, behold the deeds of the Lord what desolations he hath made in the earth. . . . Daaist [from your former ways, O people] and know [come to the

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