7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; (KJV Heb 4:14-16)
Experiencing Thus Saith the Lord as a project of "social reimagining" rather than as social commentary requires taking Chikumbutso's vision seriously.
By contrast, Thus Saith the Lord suggests that the era of Facebook is also the era of Saith Holdings, when incompatible worldviews coexist in ways that cannot be simply dismissed as false consciousness or fake news.
In Exodus 32:27 we read, "Thus saith the Lord
God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour." In Psalm 46:8 we read, "Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth." Sounds eerily like what happened at Columbine High School.
And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the Lord
, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession?
'Thus saith the Lord
, ye shall not go up and fight against your brethren..., First Kings 12:24,'" she said as she started to walk away.
Go down, Moses, Way down in Egyptland Tell old Pharaoh "Let my people go." "Thus saith the Lord
," bold Moses said, "Let my people go; If not I'll smite your first-born dead Let my people go." Go down, Moses, Way down in Egyptland, Tell old Pharaoh, "Let my people go!"
"THUS saith the Lord
that created thee - Fear not, for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine."
Further, Seow argues, the wisdom tradition's is a "theology from below (starting with the plight of humanity)" and thereby provides a "necessary counterpoint to the dominant 'theology from above'" which is often accompanied by a "thus saith the Lord
." This means, Seow asserts, that "Wisdom literature is thus a persistent reminder to us that we should not be too sure that we speak for God and too slow to admit that we stand with the rest of humanity before the mysteries of God and in the face of life's contradictions." (3)
THUS saith the Lord
God of hosts, I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.
THUs saith the Lord
, "As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you."Isaiah 66,13 GOD is seeking to calm us as a parent soothes a child in a nightmare.