“And you shall keep guard over the sanctuary and over the altar, that there may never again be wrath on the people of Israel.”
And you shall keep guard over the sanctuary and over the altar,
“And say to the rebellious house, to the house of Israel, Thus says the LORD God: O house of Israel, enough of all your abominations, in admitting foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and flesh, to be in my sanctuary, profaning my temple, when you offer to me my food, the fat and the blood. You have broken my covenant, in addition to all your abominations. And you have not kept charge of my holy things, but you have set others to keep my charge for you in my sanctuary.”
That there may never again be
“What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.”
Wrath H7110: A splinter (as chipped off); rage or strife.
“Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, ‘Because you despise this word and trust in oppression and perverseness and rely on them, therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach in a high wall, bulging out and about to collapse, whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant; and its breaking is like that of a potter’s vessel that is smashed so ruthlessly that among its fragments not a shard is found with which to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water out of the cistern.’”
On the people of Israel.
“For, ‘Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay.’”
“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”
“Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by. For behold, the LORD is coming out from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it, and will no more cover its slain.”