The Remedy for a jealous Husband

I don’t know why this never occurred to me before, but in hindsight it appears to be so obvious:

the cup of the “wine of the wrath of her fornication“, described in the hand of the harlot in Revelation chapter 18, is remarkably similar to  the remedy for the jealous husband outlined in Numbers chapter 5:

“And [the priest] shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter her [to become] bitter.

And, of course, it has been obvious for some time that the harlot, with whom the “merchants of the earth have waxed rich” through the “abundance of her luxury”, but that eventually “no one buys their merchandise” any more, is Amerika.

Even though that particular water seems to have become wine in the Book of Revelation, the penalty is still for her adultery/idolatry.  “For her sins have reached to heaven, and YHVH has remembered her [lawlessness].  Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.” It gets worse for her, of course, because those plagues are followed by fire.

But the first question seems to become, ‘What does it look like when her thigh rots and her belly swells?”

It sounds like yet another good reason to “come out of her“.

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4 Responses to “The Remedy for a jealous Husband”

  1. Joel says:

    Beautiful correlation Mark. I’ve never seen that or thought about how those two passages line up. Thanks and appreciate your insight. Blessings.

  2. JP says:

    Thats an interesting parallel, I’ll have to reference it when I go through Revelation again.

  3. Dolores Mleczewski says:

    Shalom Mark…….you mentioned in one of your articles that we should buy gold and silver coins.what about silver rounds? Do you have an e-mail address where one can ask you questions?I listen to you on Shabbat/paltalk, Longmont,Colo Thank you and many blessings

  4. mark says:

    I like silver in many forms, Dolores. When you can buy rounds at a reasonable premium over the price for the silver they contain, they are a great option. (The more well-known the mint, or the better the design, the more acceptable they will be when the time comes to trade or otherwise use them, of course. For all-round value, I generally think that bags of so-called “junk silver”, the common-date pre-1964 90% silver US dimes and quarters, are hard to beat, however.)

    As for email, I’ll have to do a better job on the page here! It’s on the “About Mark” page, but here it is:

    mark@markniwot.com

    Blessings,
    Mark