And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war. Come let us walk in the light of the LORD.
The traditional explanation that a burning rubbish heap in the Valley of Hinnom (lamentations) south of Jerusalem gave rise to the idea of a fiery Gehenna of judgment is attributed to Rabbi David Kimhi’s commentary on Psalm 27:13 (ca. 1200 CE). He maintained that in this loathsome valley fires were kept burning perpetually to consume the filth and cadavers thrown into it on which account, by analogy, the judgment of the wicked is called, “Gehenna.” Hinnom is unto the south side of Jerusalem. Borders went up to the top of the mountain that lay before the valley of Hinnom westward which is at the end of the valley of the giants. The Book of Isaiah does not mention Gehenna by name, but the “burning place” 30:33 in which the Assyrian army is to be destroyed, may be read “Topheth”, and the final verse of Isaiah which concerns of those that have rebelled against God.
Lyrics:You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,Who abide in His shadow for life,Say to the Lord, “My Refuge,My Rock in Whom I trust.” And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings,Bear you on the breath of dawn,Make you to shine like the sun,And hold you in the palm of His Hand.The snare of the fowler will never capture you,And famine will bring you no fear;Under His Wings your refuge,His faithfulness your shield.You need not fear the terror of the night,Nor the arrow that flies by day,Though thousands fall about you,Near you it shall not come.For to His angels He’s given a command,To guard you in all of your ways,Upon their hands they will bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. And hold you in the palm of His Hand .