Zechariah 9


Judgment against Israel's Enemies

1The concern of the word of the  lord against the land of Hadrach, and [2of Damascus 1his sacrifice]. For the  lord inspects men, and all the tribes of Israel; 2and Hamath among her limits, Tyre and Sidon, for they thought exceedingly. 3And Tyre built a fortress to herself, and treasured up silver as dust, and gathered gold as mud of streets. 4On account of this, the  lord will inherit her, and he shall strike [2in 3the sea 1her power]; and she [2by 3fire 1shall be consumed]. 5Ashkelon shall see, and shall fear; and Gaza, even she shall grieve exceedingly; and Ekron, for she shall be ashamed over her transgression; and [2shall perish 1the king] from Gaza; and Ashkelon in no way should be inhabited. 6And foreigners shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will demolish the insolence of the Philistines. 7And I will lift away their blood from out of their mouth, and their abominations from between their teeth. And they shall leave behind also these to our God; and they will be as under a commander of a thousand in Judah; and Ekron will be as the Jebusite. 8And I will stand my house on a height, so as to not travel through nor return. And in no way should there come upon them any longer ones launching an expedition, because now I have seen with my eyes.

The Coming King of Zion

9Rejoice exceedingly, O daughter of Zion! Proclaim, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king comes to you, righteous and delivering. He is gentle and mounted upon a beast of burden, even [2foal 1a young]. 10And he shall utterly destroy chariots from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; [3shall be utterly destroyed 1the bow 2of warfare], and abundance and peace out of nations. And he shall rule waters unto the sea, and from rivers of the passes of the earth. 11And you, by the blood of your covenant, sent out your prisoners from the pit not having water. 12You shall settle [4in 5fortresses 1prisoners 2of the 3congregation]; and for one day of your sojourning [3double 1I will recompense 2to you]. 13For I stretched you tight to myself, O Judah, as a bow. I filled Ephraim, and I will awaken your children, O Zion, against the children of the Greeks. And I will handle you as the broadsword of a warrior. 14And the  lord [2over 3them 1shall be seen], and [2shall go forth 3as 4lightning 1his arrow]. And the  lord God by a trumpet shall trump, and [2goes 3for 4tossing about 1his intimidation]. 15The  lord almighty shall shield them; and they shall consume them, and shall heap upon them with stones of a sling; and they shall drink their blood as wine, and shall fill the bowls as an altar basin. 16And [3shall deliver 4them 1the  lord 2their God] in that day as the sheep of his people. For [2stones 1holy] shall roll upon his land. 17For if anything be good of his, and if any be fair of his, the grain will be for the young men, and wine being fragrant for the virgins.
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