4. In confirmation of this, I shall in this first chapter merely adduce passages from the Word which contain the expressions "that day," "in that day," and "in that time;" in which, by "day," and "time," is meant the Lord's advent. In Isaiah:
It shall come to pass in the futurity of days that the mountain of the house of Jehovah shall be established in the top of the mountains. Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day. The day of Jehovah of Armiea shall be upon everyone that is proud and lofty. In that day a man shall cast away his idols of silver and of gold (Isa. 2:2, 11-12, 20).
In that day the Lord Jehovih will take away their ornament (Isa. 3:18).
In that day shall the branch of Jehovah be beautiful and glorious (Isa. 4:2).
In that day it shall roar against him, and he shall look unto the land, and behold darkness and distress, and the light shall be darkened in the ruins (Isa. 5:30).
It shall come to pass in that day that Jehovah shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt. In that day the Lord shall shave in the crossings of the river. In that day He shall vivify. In that day every place shall be for briers and thorns (7:18, 20, 21, 23).
What will ye do in the day of visitation, which shall come? In that day Israel shall stay upon Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, in truth (10:3, 20).
It shall come to pass in that day, that the Root of Jesse, which standeth for an ensign of the peoples, shall the nations seek, and His rest shall be glory. Chiefly in that day shall the Lord seek again the remnant of His people (11:10, 11).
In that day thou shalt say, I will confess unto Thee, O Jehovah. In that day shall ye say, Confess ye to Jehovah, call upon His name (12:1, 4).
The day of Jehovah is at hand, as a laying waste from Shaddai shall it come. Behold, the day of Jehovah cometh, cruel, and of indignation, and of wrath, and of anger. I will move the heaven, and the earth shall be shaken out of her place, in the day of the wrath of His anger. His time is near, and it cometh, and the days shall not be prolonged (13:6, 9, 13, 22).
It shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin. In that day shall a man look unto his Maker, and his eyes to the Holy One of Israel. In that day shall the cities of refuge be as the forsaken places of the forest (17:4, 7, 9).
In that day there shall be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak with the lip of Canaan. In that day there shall be an altar to Jehovah in the midst of Egypt. In that day there shall be a path from Egypt to Assyria, and Israel shall be in the midst of the land (19:18, 19, 23, 24).
The inhabitant of the island shall say in that day, Behold our expectation (20:6).
A day of tumult, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the Lord Jehovih of Armies (22:5).
In that day shall Jehovah visit upon the army of the height, and upon the kings of the earth. Alter a multitude of days shall they be visited; then shall the moon blush, and the sun be ashamed (24:21, 22, 23).
It shall be said* in that day, Lo, this is our God, for whom we have waited, that He may deliver us (25:9).
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah, We have a strong city (26:1).
In that day Jehovah shall visit with His sword. In that day ye shall answer to it, A vineyard of unmixed wine (27:1, 2, 12, 13).
In that day shall Jehovah of Armies be for a crown of ornament, and for a diadem (28:5).
In that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of darkness (29:18).
There shall be streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers shall fall; and the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, in the day that Jehovah shall bind up the hurt of His people (30:25, 26).
In that day they shall cast away every man his idols of silver and of gold (31:7).
The day of Jehovah's vengeance, the year of His recompenses (34:8).
These two things shall come to thee in one day, the loss of children and widowhood (47:9).
My people shall know My name, and in that day that I am He that doth speak; behold it is I (52:6).
Jehovah hath anointed Me to proclaim the acceptable year of Jehovah, and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all that mourn (61:1, 2).
The day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed come (63:4).
In those days ye shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of Jehovah. In that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of Jehovah. In those days the house of Judah shall walk to the house of Israel (Jer. 3:16-18).
In that day the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes, and the priests shall be amazed, and the prophets (Jer. 4:9).
Behold the days come in which the land shall become a waste (Jer. 7:32, 34).
They shall fall among them that fall, in the day of their visitation (Jer. 8:12).
Behold the days come that I will visit all that is circumcised with what is uncircumcised (Jer. 9:25).
In the time of their visitation they shall perish (Jer. 10:15).
There shall be no remains to them, I will bring evil upon them in the year of their visitation (Jer. 11:23).
Behold, the days come in which it shall no more be said (Jer. 16:14).
I will look upon them in the nape, and not the faces, in the day of their destruction (Jer. 18:17).
Behold, the days come in which I will give this place for a waste (Jer. 19:6).
Behold, the days come that I will raise unto David a righteous offshoot, who shall reign as king. In those days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely. Therefore, behold, the days come that they shall no more say . . . I will bring evil upon them in the year of their visitation. In the end of days ye shall understand intelligence (Jer. 23:5-7, 12, 20).
Behold, the days come in which I will turn again. Alas! for that day is great, and none shall be like it. It shall come to pass in that day that I will break the yoke, and burst the bonds (Jer. 30:3, 7-8).
There shall be a day that the watchman upon Mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, let us ascend Zion, unto Jehovah our God. Behold, the days come that I will make a new covenant. Behold, the days come that the city shall be built to Jehovah (Jer. 31:6, 31, 38).
The days come that I will establish the good word. In those days and at that time, will I make a righteous offshoot unto David. In those days shall Judah be saved (Jer. 33:14-16).
I will bring words against this city for evil in that day. But I will deliver thee in that day (Jer. 39:16-17).
That day is to the Lord Jehovih of Armies a day of vengeance, that He will take vengeance of His enemies. The day of destruction has come upon them, the time of their visitation (Jer. 46:10, 21).
Because of the day that cometh to lay waste (Jer. 47:4).
I will bring upon him the year of visitation. Yet I will bring again his captivity in the end of days (Jer. 48:44, 47).
I will bring destruction upon them in the time of their visitation. Her young men shall fall in the streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day. In the end of days I will bring again their captivity (Jer. 49:8, 26, 39).
In those days, and in that time, the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah shall come together, and shall seek Jehovah their God. In those days, and in that time, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none. Woe unto them, for their day is come, the time of their visitation (Jer. 50:4, 20, 27, 31).
They are vanity, a work of errors, in the time of their visitation they shall perish (Jer. 51:18).
An end is come, the end is come, the morning cometh upon thee; the time is come, the day of tumult is near. Behold the day, behold it cometh, the morning hath gone forth, the rod hath blossomed, violence hath budded. The day is come, the time is come upon all the multitude thereof. Their silver and gold shall not deliver them in the day of the anger of Jehovah (Ezek. 7:6, 7, 10, 12, 19).
They said of the prophet, The vision that he seeth shall come to pass after many days; he prophesieth for times that are far off (Ezek. 12:27).
They shall not stand in the war in the day of the anger of Jehovah (Ezek. 13:5).
Thou, O deadly wounded wicked one, the prince of Israel, whose day is done, in the time of the iniquity of the end (Ezek. 21:25).
A city that sheddeth blood in the midst of her, that her time may come; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, so that thou art come to thy years (Ezek. 22:3-4).
Shall it not be in the day when I take from them their strength? In that day he that escapeth shall come unto thee to the instructing of thine ears. In that day shall thy mouth be opened together with him that is escaped (Ezek. 24:25-27).
In that day will I cause a horn to grow unto the house of Israel (Ezek. 29:21).
Howl ye, Woe worth the day! for the day of Jehovah is near, the day of Jehovah is near, a day of cloud, it shall be the time of the nations. In that day shall messengers go forth from Me (Ezek. 30:2-3, 9).
In the day in which thou shalt go down into hell (Ezek. 31:15).
I will search for My flock in the day that he shall be in the midst of his flock; and I will deliver them out of all places whither they have been scattered, in the day of cloud and of thick darkness (Ezek. 34:11-12).
In the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities (Ezek. 36:33).
Prophesy and say, In that day when My people Israel shall sit securely, shalt thou not know it? In the futurity of days I will lead thee to My land. In that day, even the day when Gog shall come upon the land. In My zeal, in the fire of Mine indignation, if not in this day, there shall be a great earthquake upon the land of Israel (Ezek. 38:14, 16, 18-19).
Behold, it cometh, this day of which I have spoken. It shall come to pass in that day that I will give unto Gog a place for burial in the land of Israel, so that the house of Israel shall know that I am Jehovah their God, from that day and forward (Ezek. 39:8, 11, 22).
God in the heavens hath revealed secrets, what shall be in the futurity of days (Dan. 2:28).
The time came that the saints possessed the kingdom (Dan. 7:22).
Attend, for at the time of the end shall be the vision. And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the anger, for at the time appointed shall the end be. The vision of the evening and the morning is truth; shut thou up the vision, for it shall be for many days (Dan. 8:17, 19, 26).
I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the end of days; for the vision is yet for days (Dan. 10:14).
The intelligent shall be proved to purge and cleanse them, even to the time of the end, because it is yet for the time appointed (Dan. 11:35).
At that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince who standeth for the sons of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation. At that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book (Dan. 12:1).
Thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end. But from the time that the continual [burnt-offering] shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh waste be set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Thou shall arise into thy lot at the end of the days (Dan. 12:4, 11, 13).
I will make an end of the kingdom of the house of Israel. In that day I will break the bow of Israel. Great shall be the day of Jezreel (Hos. 1:4-5, 11).
In that day thou shalt call Me, my Husband. In that day I will make a covenant for them. In that day I will hear (Hos. 2:16, 18, 21).
The sons of Israel shall return, and seek Jehovah their God, and David their king, in the end of days (Hos. 3:5).
Come, and let us return unto Jehovah; after two days He will revive us; in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live before him (Hos. 6:1-2).
The days of visitation are come; the days of retribution are come (Hos. 9:7).
Alas for the day, for the day of Jehovah is at hand, and as a laying waste from Shaddai shall it come (Joel 1:15).
The day of Jehovah cometh, nigh is the day of darkness and of thick darkness, a day of cloud and of obscurity. The day of Jehovah is great and very terrible; and who can endure it? (Joel 2:1, 2, 11).
Upon the servants, and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My spirit. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah is come (Joel 2:29, 31).
Behold, in those days, and in that time, which I will bring back, I will gather all nations. The day of Jehovah is near. It shall come to pass in that day that the mountains shall drop new wine (Joel 3:1-2, 14, 18).
Shall I not in that day destroy the wise men out of Edom? Neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over them in the day of their destruction, in the day of their distress. For the day of Jehovah is near upon all the nations (Obad. 8, 12, 15).
He that is courageous in his heart shall flee away naked in that day (Amos 2:16).
In the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him (Amos 3:14).
Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! What to you is the day of Jehovah? it is one of darkness, and not of light. Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness, and not light? even thick darkness, and no brightness in it? (Amos 5:18, 20.)
The songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day. In that day I will cause the sun to go down at noon; and I will darken the earth in the day of light. In that day shall the beautiful virgins and the young men faint for thirst (Amos 8:3, 9, 13).
In that day I will raise up the tent of David that is fallen. Behold, the days come that the mountains shall drop new wine (Amos 9:11, 13).
In that day shall one lament, We be utterly laid waste (Micah 2:4).
In the end of days the mountain of the house of Jehovah shall be established at the head of the mountains. In that day will I gather her that halteth (Micah 4:1, 6).
In that day I will cut off thy horses and thy chariots (Micah 5:10).
The day of thy watchmen, and thy visitation, cometh. The day is at hand for building thy walls. In that day he shall come even to thee (Micah 7:4, 11-12).
The vision is yet for an appointed time, and at the end it shall speak; though it tarry, wait for it, because it will surely come, it will not delay (Hab. 2:3).
O Jehovah do Thy work in the midst of the years; in the midst of the years make known God cometh (Hab. 3:2, 3).
The day of Jehovah is at hand. In the day of Jehovah's sacrifice I will visit upon the princes, and upon the king's sons. In that day there shall be the voice of a cry. At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps. The great day of Jehovah is near. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and thick darkness, a day of cloud and overclouding, a day of the trumpet and of sounding. In the day of Jehovah's wrath the whole land shall be devoured, and He shall make a speedy end of all them that dwell in the land (Zeph. 1:7-8, 10, 12, 14-16, 18).
Before the day of Jehovah's anger has come upon us. It may be ye shall be hid in the day of Jehovah's anger (Zeph. 2:2-3).
Wait ye upon Me until the day that I rise up to the prey, for it is My judgment. In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy works. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not. At that time I will deal with thine oppressors. At that time will I bring you in, and at that time will I gather you; for I will make you a name, and a praise (Zeph. 3:8, 11, 16, 19-20).
Many nations shall cleave to Jehovah in that day (Zech. 2:11).
I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. In that day shall ye cry every man to his companion under the vine and under the fig tree (Zech. 3:9-10).
In those days ten men shall take hold of the skirt of a man that is a Jew (Zech. 8:23).
Jehovah their God shall serve them in that day, as the flock of His people (Zech. 9:16).
My covenant was broken in that day (Zech. 11:11).
In that day will I make Jerusalem a stone of burden for all peoples. In that day I will smite every horse with astonishment. In that day will I make the leaders of Judah like a furnace of fire among the wood. In that day shall Jehovah defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem. In that day I will seek to destroy all nations. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem (Zech. 12:3-4, 6, 8, 9, 11).
In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. It shall come to pass in that day I will cut off the names of the idols in the land. In that day the prophets shall be ashamed (Zech. 13:1-4).
Behold, the day of Jehovah cometh. His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives. In that day there shall not be light and brightness; but it shall be one day which shall be known unto Jehovah; not day, nor night, at evening time there shall be light. In that day living waters shall go out from Jerusalem. In that day there shall be one Jehovah, and His name one. In that day there shall be a great tumult from Jehovah. In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, Holiness unto Jehovah. In that day there shall be no more a Canaanite in the house of Jehovah (Zech. 14:1, 4, 6-9, 13, 20-21).
Who may abide the day of His coming, and who shall stand when He appeareth? They shall be Mine in the day wherein I do make a peculiar treasure. Behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven. Behold, I send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of Jehovah (Mal. 3:2, 17; 4:1, 5).
In His days shall the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace, and He shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth (Ps. 72:7-8, besides other places).
* The Latin has "Jehovah shall say."