Jerusalem to Be Attacked1 The ▼
▼ Or oracleburden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel. T hus declares the Lord who b stretches out the heavens, c lays the foundation of the earth, and d forms the spirit of man within him, 2 “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a e cup ▼
▼ Lit of reelingthat causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against g Judah. 3 “It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy h stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be i severely ▼
▼ Lit scratchedinjured. And all the k nations of the earth will be gathered against it. 4 “In that day,” declares the Lord, “I will strike every horse with bewilderment and his rider with madness. But I will ▼
▼ Lit open My eyeswatch over the house of Judah, while I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5 “Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘ ▼
▼ Lit My strength isA strong support for us are the inhabitants of Jerusalem through the Lord of hosts, their God.’ 6 “In that day I will make the clans of Judah like a n firepot among pieces of wood and a flaming torch among sheaves, so they will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples, while the o inhabitants of Jerusalem again dwell on their own sites in Jerusalem. 7 “The Lord also will p save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of q David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be magnified above Judah. 8 “In that day the Lord will r defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who ▼
▼ Or stumbles, t is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like u God, like the v angel of the Lord before them. 9 “And in that day I will ▼
▼ Lit seek to, x set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. 10 “I will y pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, ▼
▼ Or a spiritthe Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have aa pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one ab mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn. 11 “In that day there will be great ac mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the ▼
▼ I.e. broad valleyplain of ▼
▼ Heb MegiddonMegiddo. 12 “The land will mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves; 13 the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves; 14 all the families that remain, every family by itself and their wives by themselves.
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