The Old Testament

Zechariah


 

1:1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word

of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the

prophet, saying, 1:2 The LORD hath been sore displeased with your

fathers.

 

1:3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn

ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith

the LORD of hosts.

 

1:4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have

cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your

evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor

hearken unto me, saith the LORD.

 

1:5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for

ever?  1:6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants

the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they

returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do unto us,

according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt

with us.

 

1:7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is

the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the

LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the

prophet, saying, 1:8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a

red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the

bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.

 

1:9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked

with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.

 

1:10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said,

These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the

earth.

 

1:11 And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the

myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth,

and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.

 

1:12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts,

how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of

Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and

ten years?  1:13 And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me

with good words and comfortable words.

 

1:14 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou,

saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and

for Zion with a great jealousy.

 

1:15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease:

for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the

affliction.

 

1:16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with

mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a

line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.

 

1:17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through

prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort

Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

 

1:18 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.

 

1:19 And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And

he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah,

Israel, and Jerusalem.

 

1:20 And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.

 

1:21 Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These

are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up

his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of

the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to

scatter it.

 

2:1 I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a

measuring line in his hand.

 

2:2 Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure

Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length

thereof.

 

2:3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another

angel went out to meet him, 2:4 And said unto him, Run, speak to this

young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls

for the multitude of men and cattle therein: 2:5 For I, saith the

LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the

glory in the midst of her.

 

2:6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the

LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven,

saith the LORD.

 

2:7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of

Babylon.

 

2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me

unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth

the apple of his eye.

 

2:9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a

spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath

sent me.

 

2:10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will

dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.

 

2:11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and

shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou

shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

 

2:12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land,

and shall choose Jerusalem again.

 

2:13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out

of his holy habitation.

 

3:1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel

of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

 

3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even

the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand

plucked out of the fire?  3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy

garments, and stood before the angel.

 

3:4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him,

saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said,

Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will

clothe thee with change of raiment.

 

3:5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a

fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel

of the LORD stood by.

 

3:6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying, 3:7 Thus

saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou

wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt

also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these

that stand by.

 

3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit

before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring

forth my servant the BRANCH.

 

3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one

stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof,

saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land

in one day.

 

3:10 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his

neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.

 

4:1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a

man that is wakened out of his sleep.

 

4:2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and

behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and

his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are

upon the top thereof: 4:3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the

right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.

 

4:4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying,

What are these, my lord?  4:5 Then the angel that talked with me

answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said,

No, my lord.

 

4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of

the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by

my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

4:7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt

become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with

shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

 

4:8 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 4:9 The hands

of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall

also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent

me unto you.

 

4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall

rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with

those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro

through the whole earth.

 

4:11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive

trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side

thereof?  4:12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these

two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden

oil out of themselves?  4:13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou

not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

 

4:14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the

LORD of the whole earth.

 

5:1 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a

flying roll.

 

5:2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a

flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth

thereof ten cubits.

 

5:3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the

face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off

as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be

cut off as on that side according to it.

 

5:4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter

into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth

falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and

shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

 

5:5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me,

Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.

 

5:6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth

forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the

earth.

 

5:7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a

woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

 

5:8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of

the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

 

5:9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came

out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings

like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the

earth and the heaven.

 

5:10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these

bear the ephah?  5:11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the

land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her

own base.

 

6:1 And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold,

there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the

mountains were mountains of brass.

 

6:2 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot

black horses; 6:3 And in the third chariot white horses; and in the

fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.

 

6:4 Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What

are these, my lord?  6:5 And the angel answered and said unto me,

These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from

standing before the LORD of all the earth.

 

6:6 The black horses which are therein go forth into the north

country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth

toward the south country.

 

6:7 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to

and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro

through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth.

 

6:8 Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these

that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north

country.

 

6:9 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 6:10 Take of them

of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which

are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the

house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah; 6:11 Then take silver and gold,

and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of

Josedech, the high priest; 6:12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus

speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The

BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the

temple of the LORD: 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD;

and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne;

and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace

shall be between them both.

 

6:14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah,

and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the

LORD.

 

6:15 And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of

the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto

you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice

of the LORD your God.

 

7:1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the

word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth

month, even in Chisleu; 7:2 When they had sent unto the house of God

Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD, 7:3

And to speak unto the priests which were in the house of the LORD of

hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month,

separating myself, as I have done these so many years?  7:4 Then came

the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying, 7:5 Speak unto all the

people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and

mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did

ye at all fast unto me, even to me?  7:6 And when ye did eat, and when

ye did drink, did not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

7:7 Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried by the

former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and

the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south and

the plain?  7:8 And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying,

7:9 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment,

and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: 7:10 And

oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor;

and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

 

7:11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and

stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

 

7:12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should

hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his

spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the

LORD of hosts.

 

7:13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would

not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of

hosts: 7:14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the

nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them,

that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant

land desolate.

 

8:1 Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, 8:2 Thus

saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy,

and I was jealous for her with great fury.

 

8:3 Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in

the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth;

and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.

 

8:4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old

women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff

in his hand for very age.

 

8:5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls

playing in the streets thereof.

 

8:6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of

the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous

in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.

 

8:7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from

the east country, and from the west country; 8:8 And I will bring

them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall

be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

 

8:9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that

hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which

were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts

was laid, that the temple might be built.

 

8:10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for

beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in

because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his

neighbour.

 

8:11 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the

former days, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

8:12 For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit,

and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give

their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all

these things.

 

8:13 And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the

heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you,

and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.

 

8:14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you,

when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and I

repented not: 8:15 So again have I thought in these days to do well

unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.

 

8:16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the

truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in

your gates: 8:17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts

against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are

things that I hate, saith the LORD.

 

8:18 And the word of the LORD of hosts came unto me, saying, 8:19 Thus

saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of

the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth,

shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts;

therefore love the truth and peace.

 

8:20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that

there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: 8:21 And

the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go

speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I

will go also.

 

8:22 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD

of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

 

8:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to

pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the

nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew,

saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

 

9:1 The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and

Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all

the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD.

 

9:2 And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it

be very wise.

 

9:3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as

the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

 

9:4 Behold, the LORD will cast her out, and he will smite her power in

the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.

 

9:5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be

very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and

the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.

 

9:6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride

of the Philistines.

 

9:7 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his

abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he,

shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and

Ekron as a Jebusite.

 

9:8 And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of

him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no

oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with

mine eyes.

 

9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of

Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having

salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of

an ass.

 

9:10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from

Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak

peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to

sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.

 

9:11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth

thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.

 

9:12 Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do

I declare that I will render double unto thee; 9:13 When I have bent

Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O

Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a

mighty man.

 

9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go

forth as the lightning: and the LORD God shall blow the trumpet, and

shall go with whirlwinds of the south.

 

9:15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and

subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as

through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners

of the altar.

 

9:16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock

of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up

as an ensign upon his land.

 

9:17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn

shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.

 

10:1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the

LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every

one grass in the field.

 

10:2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a

lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they

went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no

shepherd.

 

10:3 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the

goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of

Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle.

 

10:4 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him

the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.

 

10:5 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies

in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight,

because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be

confounded.

 

10:6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the

house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have

mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off:

for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.

 

10:7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart

shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and

be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.

 

10:8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them:

and they shall increase as they have increased.

 

10:9 And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me

in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn

again.

 

10:10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and

gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of

Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.

 

10:11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall

smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry

up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of

Egypt shall depart away.

 

10:12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up

and down in his name, saith the LORD.

 

11:1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

 

11:2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are

spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is

come down.

 

11:3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory

is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of

Jordan is spoiled.

 

11:4 Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter; 11:5

Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they

that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own

shepherds pity them not.

 

11:6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the

LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's

hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land,

and out of their hand I will not deliver them.

 

11:7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the

flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the

other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.

 

11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed

them, and their soul also abhorred me.

 

11:9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die;

and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest

eat every one the flesh of another.

 

11:10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I

might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

 

11:11 And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that

waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

 

11:12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if

not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

 

11:13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly

price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of

silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

 

11:14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might

break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

 

11:15 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of

a foolish shepherd.

 

11:16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not

visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor

heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he

shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.

 

11:17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall

be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried

up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

 

12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD,

which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the

earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

 

12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the

people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah

and against Jerusalem.

 

12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all

people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces,

though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

 

12:4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with

astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes

upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with

blindness.

 

12:5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The

inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts

their God.

 

12:6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of

fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they

shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the

left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in

Jerusalem.

 

12:7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory

of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do

not magnify themselves against Judah.

 

12:8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem;

and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and

the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before

them.

 

12:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to

destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

 

12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the

inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications:

and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall

mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in

bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

 

12:11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the

mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

 

12:12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the

house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house

of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; 12:13 The family of the house

of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and

their wives apart; 12:14 All the families that remain, every family

apart, and their wives apart.

 

13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of

David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

 

13:2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts,

that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they

shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and

the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.

 

13:3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then

his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou

shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and

his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when

he prophesieth.

 

13:4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be

ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither

shall they wear a rough garment to deceive: 13:5 But he shall say, I

am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle

from my youth.

 

13:6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands?

Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of

my friends.

 

13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is

my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep

shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

 

13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD,

two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be

left therein.

 

13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine

them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they

shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my

people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

 

14:1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be

divided in the midst of thee.

 

14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and

the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women

ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the

residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

 

14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as

when he fought in the day of battle.

 

14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives,

which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall

cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and

there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall

remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

 

14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley

of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye

fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah:

and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

 

14:6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not

be clear, nor dark: 14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known

to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at

evening time it shall be light.

 

14:8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from

Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward

the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

 

14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall

there be one LORD, and his name one.

 

14:10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon

south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her

place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the

corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's

winepresses.

 

14:11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter

destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.

 

14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all

the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall

consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall

consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in

their mouth.

 

14:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from

the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the

hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of

his neighbour.

 

14:14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all

the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver,

and apparel, in great abundance.

 

14:15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the

camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these

tents, as this plague.

 

14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all

the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to

year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of

tabernacles.

 

14:17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families

of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts,

even upon them shall be no rain.

 

14:18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no

rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the

heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

 

14:19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all

nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

 

14:20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses,

HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD's house shall be like

the bowls before the altar.

 

14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto

the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of

them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the

Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.