Scriptures about Israel
The Lord’s covenant with Abraham
HASHEM (The Lord) said to Abram, “Go for yourself from your land, from your relatives, and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you. And make your name great. And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you. And he who curses you, I will curse. And all the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you” Genesis 12:1-3. (The Stone Edition, TSE translated from Hebrew to English)
God’s Covenant with the Children of Israel on Mount Sinai
Moses ascended to God, and HASHEM (the Lord) called to him from the mountain, saying, “So shall you say to the House of Jacob and relate to the Children of Israel. ‘You have seen what I did to Egypt, and that I have borne you on the wings of eagles and brought you to Me. And now, if you hearken well to My voice and observe My covenant, you shall be to Me the most beloved treasure of all peoples, for Mine is the entire world. You shall be to Me a kingdom of ministers [priests] and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the Children of Israel” Exodus 19:3-6 (TSE).
For HASHEM [the Lord] has chosen Zion [Jerusalem]. He has desired it for His habitation. This is My resting place forever and ever. Here I will dwell, for I have desired it Psalm 132:13-14 (TSE).
Thus said HASHEM [the Lord], who gives the sun as a light by day and the laws of the moon and the stars as a light by night; who agitates the sea so that its waves roar;
HASHEM, Master of Legions [Lord of hosts] is His Name. If these laws could be removed from before Me— the word of HASHEM —so could the seed of Israel cease from being a people before Me forever Jeremiah 31:35-36 (TSE).
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill, may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I fail to elevate Jerusalem above my chief joy Psalm 137:5-7 (TSE and NKJV).
“Comfort, comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak consolingly to Jerusalem and proclaim to her that her period [of exile] has been completed, that her iniquity has been forgiven; for she has received double for all her sins from the hand of HASHEM.”
A voice calls out, in the wilderness, “Clear the way of HASHEM. Make a straight path in the desert, a road for our God” Isaiah 40:1-3 (TSE).
He [the Lord HASHEM] said to me, “Son of Man, these bones—they are the whole House of Israel. Behold, they are saying, ‘Our bones are dried out and our hope is lost; we are doomed! Therefore, prophesy and say to them: “Thus said the Lord HASHEM/Elohim: ‘Behold, I am opening your graves raising you up from your graves, My people, and I will bring you to the soil of Israel. Then you will know that I am HASHEM, when I open your graves, My people, and when I put My spirit into you, and you come to life, and I set you on your soil. Then you shall know that I HASHEM have spoken and I have fulfilled—the word of HASHEM. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord’” Ezekiel 37:11-14 (TSE).
Ezekiel 37:11-14 were fulfilled in 1948 when after 2,000 years of exile, the Land of Israel became the State of Israel, homeland of the Jews. In December 2017, President Donald Trump declared that the United States of America recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The US Embassy was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018 in the 70th year of Israel’s modern nation.
“And it shall be on that day that I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone, all whose bearers become lacerated…; and all the nations of the world will gather against it Zechariah 12:3 (TSE).
This is the condition of Jerusalem today. As God’s chosen city where He chose to dwell, Jerusalem is a heavy weight upon the nations of the world. Many of the same nations that either expelled the Jews or conspired to massacre them are again railing against them in the United Nations or on Israel’s borders
When HASHEM (the Lord) will return the captivity of Zion, [which occurred in 1948],
we will be were like dreamers, then our mouth will be filled with laughter, and our tongue with glad song. Then will they declare among the nations, “HASHEM (the Lord) has done great things for us” Psalm 126:1-2 (TSE).
“However, behold—days are coming—the word of HASHEM (the Lord), “when it will no longer be said, ‘As the Lord lives, Who took out the Children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but rather. ‘As the Lord lives, Who took out the Children of Israel from the land of the North and from all the lands where He had scattered them.’ and I shall return them to their land which I gave to their forefathers…Therefore behold, I inform them at this time, I shall let them know of My hand and My strength; and they shall know that My Name is HASHEM (the Lord)” Jeremiah 16:14-15, 21 (TSE).
He [Jesus whose Hebrew name is Yeshua] said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law [Torah] of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning me.” And he opened their understanding that they might comprehend the [Hebrew] Scriptures Luke 24:44-45.
And they [the Children of Israel] will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled Luke 21:24 (NKJV).
Gordon Robertson (Christian Broadcasting Network) said in the introduction to the movie In our Hands, that the times of the Gentiles were fulfilled after the Six Day War when Jerusalem was recovered in 1967.