The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of
my son, as every tree.
EZE 21:11 And he hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled:
this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand
of the slayer.
EZE 21:12 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it
shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword
shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon thy thigh.
EZE 21:13 Because it is a trial, and what if the sword contemn even the
rod? it shall be no more, saith the Lord GOD.
EZE 21:14 Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands
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