Psalms 11:6
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6  He will rain down upon the wicked blazing coals and sulfur; a scorching wind shall be their lot.

yam-TAYR al r’-sha-EEM pa-KHEEM AYSH v’-gof-REET v’-RU-akh zil-a-FOT m’-NAT ko-SAM

ו  יַמְטֵר עַל־רְשָׁעִים פַּחִים אֵשׁ וְגָפְרִית וְרוּחַ זִלְעָפוֹת מְנָת כּוֹסָם׃

 11:6   Blazing coals and sulfur

Dead Sea Works factory

The words aish v’gofreet (אש וגפרית), ‘blazing coals and sulfur,’ remind us of when the Lord rained down burning sulfuric coals on Sodom and Gomorrah in order to destroy them, as described in Sefer Bereishit (19:24) .  There, the Torah uses the expression gofreet va-aish (גפרית ואש), ‘sulfurous fire.’ In the Bible, Hashem sends down from the heavens rain to sustain, manna to nourish, and burning fires to eradicate evil from the land. While in Sefer Bereishit sulfuric fire is associated with death and destruction, in the modern State of Israel it represents life, rejuvenation and prosperity. In 1911, Moshe Novomeysky, a European industrialist, visited the Dead Sea for the first time and understood its potential as a treasure trove for minerals, phosphates, sulfurs and potash. He created the Palestine Potash Company which would later turn into Dead Sea Works, one of Israel’s most important export companies and one of the world’s largest producers of potash products.

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  • What God had used to destroy evil on a grand scale would turn around thousands of years later to benefit the people of his beloved Israel. i am just amazed that such a thing as this would be possible, and yet in a very strange but wonderful way not surprised at all. For our God indeed is a Wonderful and Amazing God. fire and brimstone, such a weapon of mass destruction. Yet a great benefit to the growth and national wealth of Israel. I love it. Only God could have the duel foresight. I read some where, that when Israel would be reborn as a nation that every year it would grow by a certain percentage in it's reclaiming land in farming and national growth. Israel must never be defied. In any ways and means. She must be allowed to grow and never be dictated by the UN or inter national entity to be split in two. I honestly feel if this happens God will be most upset. Carl


Psalms 11:6

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