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Peace and joy will then reign on Earth, for men will understand and share His will. And all nature, animate and inanimate, which today suffers from the follies and violence of humans whose hearts are far from God, will join in the song of joy:
"...the Lord reigneth:
the world also shall be established
that it shall not be moved:
He shall judge the people righteously.
Let the heavens rejoice,
and let the earth be glad,
let the sea roar,
and the fullness thereof.
Let the field be joyful,
and all that is therein:
then shall the trees of the wood rejoice
before the Lord..." (Ps.96:10-12)
"Sing unto the Lord a new song;
for He has done marvelous things;
His right hand, and His holy arm,
have gotten Him the victory.
The Lord has made known His salvation
His righteousness has He openly shown
in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered His grace and His faithfulness
towards the House of Israel:
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord,
all the earth;
make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Sing unto the Lord with the harp
and the voice of a psalm.
With trumpets and the sound of cornet
make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof;
the world, and they that dwell therein.
Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the hills be joyful together
before the Lord..."
Then, also..."the Lord shall rejoice in his work"
The harmony and peace made possible by men's better insight and new understanding of the law of the Prophets, symbolized by the Star of David, will become reality. Franz Rosenzweig speaks of this star rightly as the Star of Redemption.