Other Story 5
‘On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
2 Samuel 7:12
“When your days are complete and you [David] lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom.
So He [the LORD] saved them from the hand of the one who hated them, And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
1 Samuel 2:10
“Those who contend with the Lord will be shattered;
Against them He will thunder in the heavens,
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king,
And will exalt the horn of His anointed.”
He has remembered His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac.
Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.
His goings forth are from long ago,
From the days of eternity.”
“Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,” says the Lord of hosts.
A voice is calling,
”Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness;
Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.
The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.