29 And all their days they shall complete and live in peace and in joy, And there shall be no Satan nor any evil destroyer; For all their days shall be days of blessing and healing. 30 And at that time the Lord will heal His servants, And they shall rise up and see great peace, And drive out their adversaries. And the righteous shall see and be thankful, And rejoice with joy for ever and ever, And shall see all their judgments and all their curses on their enemies.
1QS 4Community Rule
2 These are the counsels of the spirit to the sons of truth in this world. And as for the visitation of all who walk in this spirit, it shall be healing, great peace in a long life, and fruitfulness, together with every everlasting blessing and eternal joy in life without end, a crown of glory and a garment of majesty in unending light. But the ways of the spirit of falsehood are these: greed, and slackness in the search for righteousness, wickedness and lies, haughtiness and pride, falseness and deceit, cruelty and abundant evil, ill-temper and much folly and brazen insolence, abominable deeds (committed) in a spirit of lust, and ways of lewdness in the service of uncleanness, a blaspheming tongue, blindness of eye and dullness of ear, stiffness of neck and heaviness of heart, so that man walks in all the ways of darkness and guile.
Notes and References
"... For the righteous, the eschatological era is marked by everlasting peace and great joy (Jubilees 23:29-30; 1QS 4:8; 1QM 17:6-8; Testmanet of Levi 18:4-5; 2 Baruch 73:1-6; Sibyllene Oracles 3:371-80) as well as eternal abundance and plenty ... The righteous will receive rewards in heaven ... (5:12; Luke 6:23; 10:41-2; Mark 9:41; 20:28; cf. also Luke 6:35; John 4:36; 1 Corinthians 3:8, 14; 9:17-18; 2 John 8; Revelation 11:18; 22:12) ... (Matthew 6:4, 6, 18). In 12:36, 16:27 and 20:8, this verb is used in the extended sense of payment or repayment, either reward or punishment, at the time of the eschaton (cf. Romans 2:6; 2 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 4:5; Revelation 22:12) ..."
Sim, David C. Apocalyptic Eschatology in the Gospel of Matthew (pp. 49-50; 141) Cambridge University Press, 1996
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