Summary of passage: The Lord says to Israel that Israel’s enemies will carry their sons and daughters and the enemy kings and queens shall bow down before you and lick the dust at your feet. This will show He is Lord. Those who hope in Him will not be disappointed. The Lord will contend with those who contend with His people. He will save their children and make their oppressors eat their own flesh and be drunk on their own blood. Captives will be taken and plunder retrieved. He does all of this for His glory, so all will know He is the Lord, the Mighty One of Jacob.
11) Personal Question. My answer: That God does all of these things (have the enemy lick the dust of His people’s feet, kings and queens be humbled, enemy carry them, enemy eat their own flesh and blood) for His glory–to show He is the One, True God.
12) Personal Question. My answer: For me, hope and the promises of the Lord to prosper me is what gets me through my dark times. Knowing this is temporary and it does get better. Knowing God has something bigger for my life is comforting.
13) Personal Question. My answer: Yes. Acts 15:15-17 “The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, ‘After this I (Jesus) will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things that have been known for ages.” Same thing stated in Amos 9:11-15 just more detail. God plans to use Israel to extend His promises to the rest of the nations and mankind (Galatians 3:26-29: If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”).
Conclusions: All personal questions for a change. I particularly liked Questions 13 and would love to hear what verses you found. I had to search for a bit to find my verses. I knew the answer but I couldn’t back it up. I’d love to know if you found something else as well. I used the following website which is awesome in detail and backs up every conclusion with scripture: