Updated: Sep 6, 2021
“But if the LORD creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised the LORD.”
Creates H1254: (absolutely) to create
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
“‘Ah, LORD God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”
“For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.”
something new H1278: feminine from H1254; a creation that is a novelty.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
“You have heard; now see all this; and will you not declare it? From this time forth I announce to you new things, hidden things that you have not known. They are created now, not long ago; before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, ‘Behold, I knew them.’”
and the ground opens its mouth
the ground H127: soil (from its general redness); earth; husband
opens H6475 open (especially the mouth); utter
its mouth H6310 the mouth (as means of blowing); adverbial according to
In the beginning the earth opened its mouth to blow a curse.
“And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.”
But the last Adam opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth.
“But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth.”
“For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, ‘The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.’”
“Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”
1 Corinthians 15:45
But if the LORD creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth
opens its mouth: by KJV: open her mouth
“How long will you waver, O faithless daughter? For the LORD has created a new thing on the earth: a woman encircles a man.”
“I declared them to you from of old, before they came to pass I announced them to you, lest you should say, ‘My idol did them, my carved image and my metal image commanded them.’”
“Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, ‘Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.’”
and swallows them up with all that belongs to them,
Like the last Adam, who swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth.
“When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.”
1 Peter 2:23
“And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
and they go down alive into Sheol,
alive H2416: alive, hence raw flesh; strong. (who did not share in the first death-resurrection, see Numbers 16:29)
“When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, ‘O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?’ Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.”
“Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. …Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.”
Revelation 14:1, 12
then you shall know that these men have despised the LORD.
“The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intents of his heart. In the latter days you will understand it clearly.”