Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Trumpets Blaring edition)

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The trumpet vines are exploding right on schedule.

I am reminded of some verses in Sacred Scripture. When you are interested in a topic in the Bible you can use a concordance, printed or online. In the now defunct BibleWorks program, the search “.trump*” comes up with the following verses. Wow. Lots of mentions of angels! I love that. Meanwhile, Jesus’ good mom is watching this panorama of human history:

  • Exodus 19:16 On the morning of the third day there were peals of thunder and lightning, and a heavy cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled.
  • Exodus 19:19 The trumpet blast grew louder and louder, while Moses was speaking and God answering him with thunder.
  • Exodus 20:18 When the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the trumpet blast and the mountain smoking, they all feared and trembled. So they took up a position much farther away
  • Leviticus 23:24 “Tell the Israelites: On the first day of the seventh month you shall keep a sabbath rest, with a sacred assembly and with the trumpet blasts as a reminder;
  • Leviticus 25:9 Then, on the tenth day of the seventh month let the trumpet resound; on this, the Day of Atonement, the trumpet blast shall re-echo throughout your land.
  • Numbers 10:2 “Make two trumpets of beaten silver, which you shall use in assembling the community and in breaking camp.
  • Numbers 10:8 “It is the sons of Aaron, the priests, who shall blow the trumpets; and the use of them is prescribed by perpetual statute for you and your descendants.
  • Numbers 10:9 When in your own land you go to war against an enemy that is attacking you, you shall sound the alarm on the trumpets, and the LORD, your God, will remember you and save you from your foes.
  • Numbers 10:10 On your days of celebration, your festivals, and your new-moon feasts, you shall blow the trumpets over your holocausts and your peace offerings; this will serve as a reminder of you before your God. I, the LORD, am your God.”
  • Numbers 29:1 “On the first day of the seventh month you shall hold a sacred assembly, and do no sort of work; it shall be a day on which you sound the trumpet.
  • Numbers 31:6 Moses sent them out on the campaign, a thousand from each tribe, with Phinehas, son of Eleazar, the priest for the campaign, who had with him the sacred vessels and the trumpets for sounding the alarm.
  • 2 Kings 9:13 At once each took his garment, spread it under Jehu on the bare steps, blew the trumpet, and cried out, “Jehu is king!”
  • 2 Kings 11:14 When she saw the king standing by the pillar, as was the custom, and the captains and trumpeters near him, with all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets, she tore her garments and cried out, “Treason, treason!”
  • 2 Kings 12:14 None of the funds brought to the temple of the LORD were used there to make silver cups, snuffers, basins, trumpets, or any gold or silver article.
  • 1 Chronicles 13:8 while David and all Israel danced before God with great enthusiasm, amid songs and music on lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets.
  • 1 Chronicles 15:24 The priests, Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer, sounded the trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-edom and Jeiel were also gatekeepers before the ark.
  • 1 Chronicles 15:28 Thus all Israel brought back the ark of the covenant of the LORD with joyful shouting, to the sound of horns, trumpets, and cymbals, and the music of harps and lyres.
  • 1 Chronicles 16:6 and the priests Benaiah and Jahaziel were to be the regular trumpeters before the ark of the covenant of God.
  • 1 Chronicles 16:42 with trumpets and cymbals for accompaniment, and instruments for the sacred chant. The sons of Jeduthun kept the gate.
  • 2 Chronicles 5:12 the Levites who were singers, all who belonged to Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and brothers, clothed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps and lyres, stood east of the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests blowing trumpets.
  • 2 Chronicles 5:13 When the trumpeters and singers were heard as a single voice praising and giving thanks to the LORD, and when they raised the sound of the trumpets, cymbals and other musical instruments to “give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever,” the building of the LORD’S temple was filled with a cloud.
  • 2 Chronicles 7:6 Thus the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. The priests were standing at their stations, as were the Levites, with the musical instruments of the LORD which King David had made for “praising the LORD, for his mercy endures forever,” when David used them to accompany the hymns. Across from them the priests blew the trumpets and all Israel stood.
  • 2 Chronicles 13:12 See, God is with us, at our head, and his priests are here with trumpets to sound the attack against you. Do not battle against the LORD, the God of your fathers, O Israelites, for you will not succeed!”
  • 2 Chronicles 13:14 When Judah turned and saw that they had to battle on both fronts, they cried out to the LORD and the priests sounded the trumpets.
  • 2 Chronicles 15:14 They swore to the LORD with a loud voice, with shouting and with trumpets and horns.
  • 2 Chronicles 20:28 They came to Jerusalem, to the house of the LORD, with harps, lyres and trumpets.
  • 2 Chronicles 23:13 She looked, and there was the king standing beside his pillar at the entrance, the officers and the trumpeters around him, and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets, while the singers with their musical instruments were leading the acclaim. Athaliah tore her garments and cried out, “Treason! treason!”
  • 2 Chronicles 29:26 The Levites were stationed with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.
  • 2 Chronicles 29:27 Then Hezekiah ordered the holocaust to be sacrificed on the altar, and in the same instant that the holocaust began, they also began the song of the LORD, to the accompaniment of the trumpets and the instruments of David, king of Israel.
  • 2 Chronicles 29:28 The entire assembly prostrated itself, and they continued to sing the song and to sound the trumpets until the holocaust had been completed.
  • Ezra 3:10 When the builders had laid the foundation of the LORD’S temple, the vested priests with the trumpets and the Levites, sons of Asaph, were stationed there with the cymbals to praise the LORD in the manner laid down by David, king of Israel.
  • Nehemiah 4:12 Every builder, while he worked, had his sword girt at his side. Also, a trumpeter stood beside me,
  • Nehemiah 4:14 wherever you hear the trumpet sound, join us there; our God will fight with us.”
  • Nehemiah 12:35 priests with the trumpets, and also Zechariah, son of Jonathan, son of Shemaiah, son of Mattaniah, son of Micaiah, son of Zaccur, son of Asaph,
  • Nehemiah 12:41 the priests Eliakim, Maaseiah, Minjamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, Hananiah, with the trumpets,
  • Job 39:24 Frenzied and trembling he devours the ground; he holds not back at the sound of the trumpet,
  • Psalm 47:6 God mounts the throne amid shouts of joy; the LORD, amid trumpet blasts.
  • Psalm 81:4 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our solemn feast.
  • Psalm 98:6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout with joy to the King, the LORD.
  • Isaiah 18:3 All you who inhabit the world, who dwell on earth, When the signal is raised on the mountain, look! When the trumpet blows, listen!
  • Isaiah 27:13 On that day, A great trumpet shall blow, and the lost in the land of Assyria and the outcasts in the land of Egypt Shall come and worship the LORD on the holy mountain, in Jerusalem.
  • Isaiah 58:1 Cry out full-throated and unsparingly, lift up your voice like a trumpet blast; Tell my people their wickedness, and the house of Jacob their sins.
  • Jeremiah 4:5 Proclaim it in Judah, make it heard in Jerusalem; Blow the trumpet through the land, summon the recruits! Say, “Fall in, let us march to the fortified cities.”
  • Jeremiah 4:19 My breast! my breast! how I suffer! The walls of my heart! My heart beats wildly, I cannot be still; For I have heard the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
  • Jeremiah 4:21 How long must I see that signal, hear that trumpet sound!
  • Jeremiah 6:1 Flee, sons of Benjamin, out of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa, raise a signal over Beth-haccherem; For evil threatens from the north, and mighty destruction.
  • Jeremiah 6:17 When I raised up watchmen for them: “Hearken to the sound of the trumpet!” they said, “We will not hearken.”
  • Jeremiah 42:14 saying, “No, we will go to Egypt, where we will see no more of war, hear the trumpet alarm no longer, nor hunger for bread; there we will live”;
  • Jeremiah 51:27 Raise a signal on the earth, blow the trumpet among the nations; Dedicate peoples to war against her, summon against her the kingdoms, Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz; Appoint recruiting officers against her, send up horses like bristling locusts.
  • Ezekiel 7:14 They shall sound the trumpet and make everything ready, yet no one shall go to war, for my wrath is upon all the throng.
  • Ezekiel 33:3 and the watchman, seeing the sword coming against the country, blows the trumpet to warn the people,
  • Ezekiel 33:4 anyone hearing but not heeding the warning of the trumpet and therefore slain by the sword that comes against him, shall be responsible for his own death.
  • Ezekiel 33:5 He heard the trumpet blast yet refused to take warning; he is responsible for his own death, for had he taken warning he would have escaped with his life.
  • Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and fails to blow the warning trumpet, so that the sword comes and takes anyone, I will hold the watchman responsible for that person’s death, even though that person is taken because of his own sin.
  • Daniel 3:4 A herald cried out: “Nations and peoples of every language, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe, and all the other musical instruments,
  • Daniel 3:7 Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the trumpet, flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe, and all the other musical instruments, the nations and peoples of every language all fell down and worshiped the golden statue which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
  • Daniel 3:10 O king, you issued a decree that everyone who heard the sound of the trumpet, flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe, and all the other musical instruments should fall down and worship the golden statue;
  • Daniel 3:15 Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made, whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet, flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe, and all the other musical instruments; otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace; and who is the God that can deliver you out of my hands?”
  • Hosea 5:8 Blow the horn in Gibeah, the trumpet in Ramah! Sound the alarm in Beth-aven: “Look behind you, O Benjamin!”
  • Hosea 8:1 A trumpet to your lips, You who watch over the house of the LORD! Since they have violated my covenant, and sinned against my law,
  • Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all who dwell in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming;
  • Joel 2:15 Blow the trumpet in Zion! proclaim a fast, call an assembly;
  • Amos 2:2 I will send fire upon Moab, to devour the castles of Kerioth; Moab shall meet death amid uproar and shouts and trumpet blasts.
  • Amos 3:6 If the trumpet sounds in a city, will the people not be frightened? If evil befalls a city, has not the LORD caused it?
  • Zephaniah 1:16 a day of trumpet blasts and battle alarm Against fortified cities, against battlements on high.
  • Zechariah 9:14 The LORD shall appear over them, and his arrow shall shoot forth as lightning; The LORD God shall sound the trumpet, and come in a storm from the south.
  • Matthew 6:2 When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
  • Matthew 24:31 And he will send out his angels with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:52 in an instant, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself, with a word of command, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God, will come down from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
  • Hebrews 12:19 and a trumpet blast and a voice speaking words such that those who heard begged that no message be further addressed to them,
  • Revelation 1:10 I was caught up in spirit on the Lord’s day and heard behind me a voice as loud as a trumpet,
  • Revelation 4:1 After this I had a vision of an open door to heaven, and I heard the trumpetlike voice that had spoken to me before, saying, “Come up here and I will show you what must happen afterwards.”
  • Revelation 8:2 And I saw that the seven angels who stood before God were given seven trumpets.
  • Revelation 8:6 The seven angels who were holding the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.
  • Revelation 8:7 When the first one blew his trumpet, there came hail and fire mixed with blood, which was hurled down to the earth. A third of the land was burned up, along with a third of the trees and all green grass.
  • Revelation 8:8 When the second angel blew his trumpet, something like a large burning mountain was hurled into the sea. A third of the sea turned to blood,
  • Revelation 8:10 When the third angel blew his trumpet, a large star burning like a torch fell from the sky. It fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
  • Revelation 8:12 When the fourth angel blew his trumpet, a third of the sun, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them became dark. The day lost its light for a third of the time, as did the night.
  • Revelation 8:13 Then I looked again and heard an eagle flying high overhead cry out in a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth from the rest of the trumpet blasts that the three angels are about to blow!”
  • Revelation 9:1 Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. It was given the key for the passage to the abyss.
  • Revelation 9:13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the (four) horns of the gold altar before God,
  • Revelation 9:14 telling the sixth angel who held the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the banks of the great river Euphrates.”
  • Revelation 10:7 At the time when you hear the seventh angel blow his trumpet, the mysterious plan of God shall be fulfilled, as he promised to his servants the prophets.”
  • Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet. There were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world now belongs to our Lord and to his Anointed, and he will reign forever and ever.”
  • Revelation 18:22 No melodies of harpists and musicians, flutists and trumpeters, will ever be heard in you again. No craftsmen in any trade will ever be found in you again. No sound of the millstone will ever be heard in you again.
  • 1 Maccabees 3:54 Then they blew the trumpets and cried out loudly.
  • 1 Maccabees 4:13 they came out of their camp for battle, and the men with Judas blew the trumpet.
  • 1 Maccabees 4:40 and fell with their faces to the ground. And when the signal was given with trumpets, they cried out to Heaven.
  • 1 Maccabees 5:31 When Judas perceived that the struggle had begun and that the noise of the battle was resounding to heaven with trumpet blasts and loud shouting,
  • 1 Maccabees 5:33 He came up behind them with three columns blowing their trumpets and shouting in prayer.
  • 1 Maccabees 6:33 The king, rising before dawn, moved his force hastily along the road to Beth-zechariah; and the armies prepared for battle, while the trumpets sounded.
  • 1 Maccabees 7:45 The Jews pursued them a day’s journey, from Adasa to near Gazara, blowing the trumpets behind them as signals.
  • 1 Maccabees 9:12 Bacchides was on the right wing. Flanked by the two squadrons, the phalanx attacked as they blew their trumpets. Those who were on Judas’ side also blew their trumpets.
  • 1 Maccabees 16:8 They blew the trumpets, and Cendebeus and his army were put to flight; many of them fell wounded, and the rest fled toward the stronghold.
  • 2 Maccabees 15:25 Nicanor and his men advanced to the sound of trumpets and battle songs.
  • Sirach 6:26 Stoop your shoulders and carry her and be not irked at her bonds. “A wife’s complaint should be made in meekness, and show itself in a slight flush; But a loud-mouthed, scolding wife is a trumpet signaling for battle: Any human being who answers that challenge will spend his life amid the turbulence of war.”
  • Sirach 50:16 The sons of Aaron would sound a blast, the priests, on their trumpets of beaten metal; A blast to resound mightily as a reminder before the Most High.

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2 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Trumpets Blaring edition)

  1. nancyv

    Those trumpet vines are relentless too! Wow. All those verses made me tremble. Isaiah 58:1
    Thanks for sounding the alarm.

  2. sanfelipe007

    You so bad, Father.(;–)

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