Mark:13:7-9 And when you have news of wars and talk of wars, do not be troubled; these things have to be, but it is still not the end.  Nation will go to war with nation, and kingdom with kingdom: there will be earth-shocks in different places; there will be times when there is no food; these things are the first of the troubles.  But take care: for they will give you up to the Sanhedrins; and in Synagogues you will be whipped; and you will be taken before rulers and kings because of me, for a sign to them.
See All...; Isaiah:45:7I am the giver of light and the maker of the dark; causing blessing, and sending troubles; I am the Lord, who does all these things. See All...; Isaiah:54:11O troubled one, storm-crushed, uncomforted! see, your stones will be framed in fair colours, and your bases will be sapphires. See All...; Job:1:8-22 And the Lord said to the Satan, Have you taken note of my servant Job, for there is no one like him on the earth, a man without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil?  And the Satan said in answer to the Lord, Is it for nothing that Job is a god-fearing man?  Have you yourself not put a wall round him and his house and all he has on every side, blessing the work of his hands, and increasing his cattle in the land?  But now, put out your hand against all he has, and he will be cursing you to your face.  And the Lord said to the Satan, See, I give all he has into your hands, only do not put a finger on the man himself. And the Satan went out from before the Lord.  And there was a day when his sons and daughters were feasting in the house of their oldest brother,  And a man came to Job, and said, The oxen were ploughing, and the asses were taking their food by their side:  And the men of Sheba came against them and took them away, putting the young men to the sword, and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news.  And this one was still talking when another came, and said, The fire of God came down from heaven, burning up the sheep and the goats and the young men completely, and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news.  And this one was still talking when another came, and said, The Chaldaeans made themselves into three bands, and came down on the camels and took them away, putting the young men to the sword, and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news.  And this one was still talking when another came, and said, Your sons and your daughters were feasting together in their oldest brother's house,  When a great wind came rushing from the waste land against the four sides of the house, and it came down on the young men, and they are dead; and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news.  Then Job got up, and after parting his clothing and cutting off his hair, he went down on his face to the earth, and gave worship, and said,  With nothing I came out of my mother's body, and with nothing I will go back there; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; let the Lord's name be praised.  In all this Job did no sin, and did not say that God's acts were foolish.
See All...; 1 Samuel:12:18So Samuel made prayer to the Lord; and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day: and all the people were in fear of the Lord and of Samuel. See All...; Psalm:1:1-20 Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.  But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night.  He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which gives its fruit at the right time, whose leaves will ever be green; and he will do well in all his undertakings.  The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away.  For this cause there will be no mercy for sinners when they are judged, and the evil-doers will have no place among the upright,  Because the Lord sees the way of the upright, but the end of the sinner is destruction.
See All...:9; Matthew:24:7For nation will be moved against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and men will be without food, and the earth will be shaking in different places; See All...; John:1:1-51 From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God.  This Word was from the first in relation with God.  All things came into existence through him, and without him nothing was.  What came into existence in him was life, and the life was the light of men.  And the light goes on shining in the dark; it is not overcome by the dark.  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  He came for witness, to give witness about the light, so that all men might have faith through him.  He himself was not the light: he was sent to give witness about the light.  The true light, which gives light to every man, was then coming into the world.  He was in the world, the world which came into being through him, but the world had no knowledge of him.  He came to the things which were his and his people did not take him to their hearts.  To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name:  Whose birth was from God and not from blood, or from an impulse of the flesh and man's desire.  And so the Word became flesh and took a place among us for a time; and we saw his glory--such glory as is given to an only son by his father--saw it to be true and full of grace.  John gave witness about him, crying, This is he of whom I said, He who is coming after me is put over me because he was in existence before me.  From his full measure we have all been given grace on grace.  For the law was given through Moses; grace and the true way of life are ours through Jesus Christ.  No man has seen God at any time; the only Son, who is on the breast of the Father, he has made clear what God is.  And this is the witness of John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to him with the question, Who are you?  He said quite openly and straightforwardly, I am not the Christ.  And they said to him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you the prophet? And his answer was, I am not.  So they said to him, Who are you then? We have to give some answer to those who sent us. What have you to say about yourself?  He said, I am the voice of one crying in the waste land, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.  Those who had been sent came from the Pharisees.  And they put this question to him, saying, Why then are you giving baptism if you are not the Christ, or Elijah, or the prophet?  John's answer was: I give baptism with water; but there is one among you of whom you have no knowledge;  It is he who is coming after me; I am not good enough to undo his shoes.  These things took place at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was giving baptism.  The day after, John sees Jesus coming to him and says, See, here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  This is he of whom I said, One is coming after me who is put over me because he was in existence before me.  I myself had no knowledge of him, but I came giving baptism with water so that he might be seen openly by Israel.  And John gave this witness, saying, I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove and resting on him.  I had no knowledge who he was, but he who sent me to give baptism with water said to me, The one on whom you see the Spirit coming down and resting, it is he who gives baptism with the Holy Spirit.  This I saw myself and my witness is that he is the Son of God.  The day after, John was there again with two of his disciples;  And looking at Jesus while he was walking he said, See, there is the Lamb of God!  Hearing what he said, the two disciples went after Jesus.  And Jesus, turning round, saw them coming after him and said to them, What are you looking for? They said to him, Rabbi (which is to say, Master), where are you living?  He said to them, Come and see. They went with him then and saw where he was living; and they were with him all that day: it was then about the tenth hour of the day.  Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two men who, hearing what John said, went after Jesus.  Early in the morning he came across his brother and said to him, We have made discovery! It is the Messiah! (which is to say, the Christ).  And he took him to Jesus. Looking at him fixedly Jesus said, You are Simon, the son of John; your name will be Cephas (which is to say, Peter).  The day after this, Jesus had a desire to go into Galilee. He came across Philip and said to him, Come and be my disciple.  Now Philip's town was Beth-saida, where Andrew and Peter came from.  Philip came across Nathanael and said to him, We have made a discovery! It is he of whom Moses, in the law, and the prophets were writing, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.  Nazareth! said Nathanael, Is it possible for any good to come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and see.  Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him and said of him, See, here is a true son of Israel in whom there is nothing false.  Nathanael said to him, Where did you get knowledge of me? In answer Jesus said, Before Philip was talking with you, while you were still under the fig-tree, I saw you.  Nathanael said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are King of Israel!  In answer Jesus said to him, You have faith because I said to you, I saw you under the fig-tree. You will see greater things than these.  And he said to him, Truly I say to you all, You will see heaven opening and God's angels going up and coming down on the Son of man.
See All...; Genesis:6:6-7 And the Lord had sorrow because he had made man on the earth, and grief was in his heart.  And the Lord said, I will take away man, whom I have made, from the face of the earth, even man and beast and that which goes on the earth and every bird of the air; for I have sorrow for having made them.
See All...; Revelation:2:1-12 To the angel of the church in Ephesus say: These things says he who has the seven stars in his right hand, who is walking in the middle of the seven gold lights:  I have knowledge of your doings, and of your hard work and long waiting, and that you will not put up with evil men, and have put to the test those who say they are Apostles and are not, and have seen that they are false;  And you have the power of waiting, and have undergone trouble because of my name, without weariness.  But I have this against you, that you are turned away from your first love.  So keep in mind where you were at first, and be changed in heart and do the first works; or I will come to you, and will take away your light from its place, if your hearts are not changed.  But at least you have the credit of hating the works of the Nicolaitans, as I do.  He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give of the fruit of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God.  And to the angel of the church in Smyrna say: These things says the first and the last, who was dead and is living:  I have knowledge of your troubles and how poor you are (but you have true wealth), and the evil words of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are a Synagogue of Satan.  Have no fear of the things which you will have to undergo: see, the Evil One will send some of you into prison, so that you may be put to the test; and you will have great trouble for ten days. Be true till death, and I will give you the crown of life.  He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not come under the power of the second death.  And to the angel of the church in Pergamos say: These things says he who has the sharp two-edged sword:
See All...; Romans:8:19-21 For the strong desire of every living thing is waiting for the revelation of the sons of God.  For every living thing was put under the power of change, not by its desire, but by him who made it so, in hope  That all living things will be made free from the power of death and will have a part with the free children of God in glory.
See All...; John:3:16For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life. See All...; Luke:1:1-80 As a number of attempts have been made to put together in order an account of those events which took place among us,  As they were handed down to us by those who saw them from the first and were preachers of the word,  It seemed good to me, having made observation, with great care, of the direction of events in their order, to put the facts in writing for you, most noble Theophilus;  So that you might have certain knowledge of those things about which you were given teaching.  In the days of Herod, king of Judaea, there was a certain priest, by name Zacharias, of the order of Abijah; and he had a wife of the family of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.  They were upright in the eyes of God, keeping all the rules and orders of God, and doing no wrong.  And they were without children, because Elisabeth had never given birth, and they were at that time very old.  Now it came about that in his turn he was acting as priest before God,  And as was the way of the priests, he had to go into the Temple to see to the burning of perfumes.  And all the people were offering prayers outside, at the time of the burning of perfumes.  And he saw an angel of the Lord in his place on the right side of the altar.  And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear came on him.  But the angel said, Have no fear, Zacharias, for your prayer has come to the ears of God, and your wife Elisabeth will have a son, and his name will be John.  And you will be glad and have great delight; and numbers of people will have joy at his birth.  For he will be great in the eyes of the Lord; he will not take wine or strong drink; and he will be full of the Spirit of God from his birth.  And through him great numbers of the children of Israel will be turned to the Lord their God.  And he will go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, turning the hearts of fathers to their children, and wrongdoers to the way of righteousness; to make ready a people whose hearts have been turned to the Lord.  And Zacharias said to the angel, How may I be certain of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is far on in years.  And the angel, answering, said, I am Gabriel, whose place is before God; I have been sent to say these words to you and to give you this good news.  Now, see, you will be without voice or language till the day when these things come about, because you had not faith in my words, which will have effect at the right time.  And the people were waiting for Zacharias and were surprised because he was in the Temple for such a long time.  And when he came out he was not able to say anything, and they saw that he had seen a vision in the Temple; and he was making signs to them without words.  And when the days of his work in the Temple were ended, he went back to his house.  After that time, Elisabeth, being certain that she was to become a mother, kept herself from men's eyes for five months, saying,  The Lord has done this to me, for his eyes were on me, to take away my shame in the eyes of men.  Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town in Galilee, named Nazareth,  To a virgin who was to be married to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary.  And the angel came in to her and said, Peace be with you, to whom special grace has been given; the Lord is with you.  But she was greatly troubled at his words, and said to herself, What may be the purpose of these words?  And the angel said to her, Have no fear, Mary, for you have God's approval.  And see, you will give birth to a son, and his name will be Jesus.  He will be great, and will be named the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God will give him the kingdom of David, his father:  He will have rule over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.  And Mary said to the angel, How may this be, because I have had no knowledge of a man?  And the angel in answer said to her, The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will come to rest on you, and so that which will come to birth will be named holy, Son of God.  Even now Elisabeth, who is of your family, is to be a mother, though she is old: and this is the sixth month with her who was without children.  For there is nothing which God is not able to do.  And Mary said: I am the servant of the Lord; may it be to me as you say. And the angel went away.  Then Mary got up and went quickly into the high lands, to a town of Judah;  And went into the house of Zacharias and took Elisabeth in her arms.  And when the voice of Mary came to the ears of Elisabeth, the baby made a sudden move inside her; then Elisabeth was full of the Holy Spirit,  And she said with a loud voice: May blessing be on you among women, and a blessing on the child of your body.  How is it that the mother of my Lord comes to me?  For, truly, when the sound of your voice came to my ears, the baby in my body made a sudden move for joy.  Happy will she be who had faith that the things which the Lord has said to her will be done.  And Mary said: My soul gives glory to God;  My spirit is glad in God my Saviour.  For he has had pity on his servant, though she is poor and lowly placed: and from this hour will all generations give witness to the blessing which has come to me.  For he who is strong has done great things for me; and holy is his name.  His mercy is for all generations in whom is the fear of him.  With his arm he has done acts of power; he has put to flight those who have pride in their hearts.  He has put down kings from their seats, lifting up on high the men of low degree.  Those who had no food he made full of good things; the men of wealth he sent away with nothing in their hands;  His help he has given to Israel, his servant, so that he might keep in mind his mercy to Abraham and his seed for ever,  As he gave his word to our fathers.  And Mary was with her for about three months and then went back to her house.  Now it was time for Elisabeth to give birth, and she had a son.  And it came to the ears of her neighbours and relations that the Lord had been very good to her, and they took part in her joy.  And on the eighth day they came to see to the circumcision of the child, and they would have given him the name of Zacharias, his father's name;  But his mother made answer and said, No, his name is John.  And they said, Not one of your relations has that name.  And they made signs to his father, to say what name was to be given to him.  And he sent for writing materials and put down: His name is John; and they were all surprised.  And straight away his mouth was open and his tongue was free and he gave praise to God.  And fear came on all those who were living round about them: and there was much talk about all these things in all the hill-country of Judaea.  And all who had word of them kept them in their minds and said, What will this child be? For the hand of the Lord was with him.  And his father, Zacharias, was full of the Holy Spirit, and with the voice of a prophet said these words:  Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has come to his people and made them free,  Lifting up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,  (As he said, by the mouth of his holy prophets, from the earliest times,)  Salvation from those who are against us, and from the hands of those who have hate for us;  To do acts of mercy to our fathers and to keep in mind his holy word,  The oath which he made to Abraham, our father,  That we, being made free from the fear of those who are against us, might give him worship,  In righteousness and holy living before him all our days.  And you, child, will be named the prophet of the Most High: you will go before the face of the Lord, to make ready his ways;  To give knowledge of salvation to his people, through the forgiveness of sins,  Because of the loving mercies of our God, by which the dawn from heaven has come to us,  To give light to those in dark places, and in the shade of death, so that our feet may be guided into the way of peace.  And the child became tall, and strong in spirit; and he was living in the waste land till the day when he came before the eyes of Israel.
See All...; Exodus:9:13-35 And the Lord said to Moses, Get up early in the morning and take your place before Pharaoh, and say to him, This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go so that they may give me worship.  For this time I will send all my punishments on yourself and on your servants and on your people; so that you may see that there is no other like me in all the earth.  For if I had put the full weight of my hand on you and your people, you would have been cut off from the earth:  But, for this very reason, I have kept you from destruction, to make clear to you my power, and so that my name may be honoured through all the earth.  Are you still uplifted in pride against my people so that you will not let them go?  Truly, tomorrow about this time I will send down an ice-storm, such as never was in Egypt from its earliest days till now.  Then send quickly and get in your cattle and all you have from the fields; for if any man or beast in the field has not been put under cover, the ice-storm will come down on them with destruction.  Then everyone among the servants of Pharaoh who had the fear of the Lord, made his servants and his cattle come quickly into the house:  And he who gave no attention to the word of the Lord, kept his servants and his cattle in the field.  And the Lord said to Moses, Now let your hand be stretched out to heaven so that there may be an ice-storm on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast and on every plant of the field through all the land of Egypt.  And Moses put out his rod to heaven: and the Lord sent thunder, and an ice-storm, and fire running down on the earth; the Lord sent an ice-storm on the land of Egypt.  So there was an ice-storm with fire running through it, coming down with great force, such as never was in all the land of Egypt from the time when it became a nation.  And through all the land of Egypt the ice-storm came down on everything which was in the fields, on man and on beast; and every green plant was crushed and every tree of the field broken.  Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no ice-storm.  Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have done evil this time: the Lord is upright, and I and my people are sinners.  Make prayer to the Lord; for there has been enough of these thunderings of God and this ice-storm; and I will let you go and will keep you no longer.  And Moses said, When I am gone outside the town, my hands will be stretched out to the Lord; the thunders and the ice-storm will come to an end, so that you may see that the earth is the Lord's.  But as for you and your servants, I am certain that even now the fear of the Lord God will not be in your hearts.  And the flax and the barley were damaged, for the barley was almost ready to be cut and the flax was in flower.  But the rest of the grain-plants were undamaged, for they had not come up.  So Moses went out of the town, and stretching out his hands made prayer to God: and the thunders and the ice-storm came to an end; and the fall of rain was stopped.  But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the ice-storm and the thunders were ended, he went on sinning, and made his heart hard, he and his servants.  And the heart of Pharaoh was hard, and he did not let the people go, as the Lord had said by the mouth of Moses.