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The restoration CHAP. VIII of Jerusalem.
Spirit by the former prophets: thereof the affliction: for I set all men
fore cainc a great wrath from tli Lord ofyhosts.
13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; Fo they cried, and I would not bear, saith the Lord of hosts:
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.
AGAIN the word of the Lord of hosts came to vie, saying,
2 Thus sail!) the Lord of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.
3 Thus saith the Lord; 1 am returned unto Zion, and wilt 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.
•1 Thus saiih the Lord of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his stall' in his hand for very age.
5 And the streets of the city shall he full of hoys and girls playing in the' streets thereof.
6 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these day should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the Lord ofhosts.
7 Thus eaitli the Lord of hosts . Behold, 1 will save my people from the east country, and from the west
S Anil 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' righteousness.
9 tJ Thus saith the Lord of hosi Let your hands be strong, ye tliat hear; in these days the words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord ofhosts was laid, that the temple might be built.
10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for] beast; nei :hcr teas there any peace to him that writ out or came in because
y one against his neighbour.
11 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the Lord ofhosts.
12 For the seed shall be prosperous; he vine shall give her fruit, and the iround shall give her incease.aiid the icavens shall give their dew; audi vill cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.
"" And it shall come to pass,t/«Jf as vere a curse among the heathen, 0 house of Judah,and house of Israel: will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.
14 For thus saith the Lord of hosts; is I thought to punish you, when ■our fathers provoked me to wrath, nith theLoRD ofhosts, and 1 repent
15 So again have I thought in these lays to do well unto Jerusalem and to he hou^e of Judah: fear ye not.
16 TT These are the things that ye ihall do; Speak ye every man the :ru(h to his neighbour; execute the
^judgment of truth and peace in your
And let none of you imagine evil ... j our hearts against his neighbour; and love no false bath: for all these re things that I hate,saitli the Lord.
18 TT And the word of the Lord of hosts came unto me, saying,
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 leasts; therefore love the truth and peace.
20 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily in pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord ofhosts : I will go also.
22 Yen, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord.
23 Thus saith the LvRD ofhosts; In those clays it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all lan guages of the nations, even shall take
God's promises of ZECHARIAH. bold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you; for w«. have heard that God is with you.
CHAP. IX. nni-IE burden of the word of the X Lord in the land of Hadrach,| and D.un&scusshall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the 'tribes of Israel, shall be toward the
'2 And Hamath also shall border thereby: Tyrus, and Zidon, though it
3 AndTyrusdid build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust", and riiie gold as the mire of the street,
4 Behold,the Lord will cast herout, and he will smite her power in the sea; and sire shall be devoured with lire.
5 Askelon shall see it, and fear Gaza also shall see it, and be very 6or rowfu! and Ekrou; for her expecta tirn e-i all be ashamed; and the kin<^ shall perish from Gaza, and Aekelou shall not be inhabited.
6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut oft' the pride of the Philistines.
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 ,~udah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
8 And 1 will encamp about my house rec-aus* of the army, because of him that passelh by, and because of him that returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for nov have 1 seen with mine eyes.
9 Rejoice greatly,O daughter of Zion shout, 0 daughter of Jerusalem: be Jiold, thy King cometh unto thee: Ik fffjnst, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a| colt the foal of an ass.
10 And I will cut olf the chariot from jEphraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle-bow shall be cut oir: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the l iver even to the ends of the earth.
11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant 1 have sent forth thy orisoners out of the pit wherein is no
12 IT Turn you to the strong hold,ye briacuers of hope: even to-day do 1
victory and defence declare that I will render double unto thee.
13 When I have bent Juda.li for me, filled the bow with Ephraiin, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, 0 Greece, and made thee as the [sword of a mighty man.
M And the Lord shall be 6een 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.
15 The Lord of hosts 6hall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with slin^-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.
16 And the Lord their God shall save them in that day ns the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an en
ign upon his land.
17 For how great is his goodness,ami how great is his beauty! Corn shall make the young men cheerful, and
wine the maids.
I make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one ass in the held. For the idols have spoken vanity, d the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort o vain: therefore they went their vay as a flock, they were troubled,be:ause there was no shepherd.
3 TT Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds^ and I punished Hie ;oats: for the Lord of hosts hath 'isiteel his flock the house of Judah,
and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle.
4 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, onto!" him the batlle-bow, out of him every oppressor together.
5 Ami they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in ilie mire of the streets in the battle : and they shall fight, because the Lord w with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
6 And I wilPBlrenglhen 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 1
T/tcdestrucCtan CHAP bad not cast them off: for 1 am the Loao their God, and will hear them.
7 And iheyof Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; ificir heart shall rejoice in the Loud.
8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as (.hey have increased.
9 And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me m far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.
10 1 will bring them again also out of the land of Eg_\ pi, and gather them out of Assyria; and will bring them into the land of Gdead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.
H Andhe6hall pass ihrough the sea with affliction, and shall smite (he 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.
12 And 1 will strengthen them in the Lord; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord. CHAP. XI.
OPEN tli;- doors, O Lebanon, that the fire ma3' devour thy cedars.
2 How), fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of JBashan, lor the forest of the vintage is come down.
3 Tliere 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.
4 TT Thus saith the Lord my God, Feed the flock of the slaughter;
f> Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the Lord; fcr I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord: but, lo, 1 will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, ana into the hand of hia king; and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.
; 7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And 1 look unto me two staves; the oue I called Beauty, and the other 1 called Bauds; and, I fejl the flock.
5 Three shepherds also 1 cut oil' in
. XI, XIL of JeitaaUai.
one month; snd my soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
9 Then 6oid I, 1 will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cutoff, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.
10 TT And 1 took my staff, evert Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which 1 had made with all the people.
11 And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the (lock that waited upon me knew that it rvos the word of the Lord.
12 And 1 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.
13 And liie Lord faid unto me, Cast it unto the potter: '•> goodly price that 1 was prized at of them. Anil 1 took tiie thirtyjuicTcs of silver, nnd easttheiu to the potter in the house of the Lord
14 Then L cut asunder mine othei staff.evc>i Bands,that I might break (he brotherhood between J uclah and Israel.
15 IT And the Lord said unto nn> Take unto thee yet the instruments of a Ibolish shepherd':
16 For, lo, L will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek tiie 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.
17 Wo to the idol shepherd thatleaveth the flock! the sword shall he upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterlv darkened.
CHAP. XII. npHE burden of the word of the JL Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretched) forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth and formeth the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, Twill make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in tha siege both against Judali and against Jerusalem.
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 to gether against it.
The rcjjcntance ZECHARIAH. of Jerusalem.
4 In that day, saith the Lord, I will j to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin 6inite every horse with astonishment, and lor uncleanness. and his rider with madness; arid I 2 IT And it shall come to pass in that will open mine eyes upon the house of' —:"- *' ~ T — -"' Judah, and will smite every horse of Jjie people with blindness.
5 And the governors of Judah shall] say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my "strength in the Lohd of hosts their God. 61T In that day will 1 make the governors of Judah like a hearth of fire among the wooJ, and like a torch of Jire in a sheaf; and they shall d< all the people round about, on the hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again place, even in Jerusalem,
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 notma^ nify themselves against Judah.
8 In that clay shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among tliciu at that day shall be as David; and the house of| David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.
9 IT And it shall couie to pass in that clay, that 1 will seek to destroy all tin nations that come against Jerusalem
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and tliey shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they 6hall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitter ness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born.
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, aa the mourning of'Hadad-iiminon in the valley of IHegiddoi).
IL2 And the laud 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;
13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
M All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
TN that day there shall beafountai opened to the house of David and
lay, saith the Lord of hosts, thai 1 11 cut oft' the name of tlie idols out of tlie land, and they shall no more be ihered: and also I will cause the prophets and the uncleanspiritsto pass out of the land.
3 And it shall come to pass, that vhen any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him say unto him, Thou shalt not for thou spcakeet lies in the name o( the Lord: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesied).
And it shall come to pass in thai day,that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a 'i garment to deceive; ul he sliall say, I am no prophet, a husbandman; for man taught ine to keep cattle from my youth.
6 And one shall say unto him, What :rc these wounds in thy hands? 1 hen
he sliall answer, Those with which I vas wounded in the house of my Viends.
7 IT Awake, O sword, against my Shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts; smite the Shepherd, and the 6becr shall be scattered: and 1 will turn my band upon the little ones.
Ami it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall he cut oft* and die; but (he third shall be left therein. 9 And 1 will bring the third part through the Ine, and will refine thorn silvpr is refined, and will try them gold is tried: they shall call on my me, and 1 will hear them: 1 wiil y, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
BEHOLD, the day of the Lord Cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
2 For 1 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 tlie city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut |oil* from die city.
3 Then shall the Lord go forth, wiiu 5 when he
The plagues of fight against those nations, fought in the day of battle.
4 1T And his feet shall eland in that| day upon the mount of Oliv , is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave the midst thereoftoward the east and toward the west, and (here shall be a very great valley; and half of tin mountain shall remove toward tin north, and half of it toward the south
5 And ye shall flee to the valley ol the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: y ye shall tlee, like as ye fled from fore the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Loud my God shall come, and all the saints w"iih thee.
6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that ihe light shall not be clear, nor dark:
7 But it shall he one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, norl night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
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, bhall it be.
9 And the Lord shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall there he one Lord, and his name one.
10 All the land shall he turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: nnd 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 J'rom the lower of Hnoaneel unto the king's wine-presses.
11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
12 IT And this shall be the plague wherewith the Loud will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,
P. I. Jerusalem's aicrrnct.
and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
13 And it shall come to pass in thai 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 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all Ihe heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold,and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
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 ihall be in these tents, as this plague.
16 1f And it shall come to pass, that very one that is left of all the nations vhich came against Jerusalem, shall
even go up from year to year to worihip the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the least of tabernacles
17 And it shall be, that whoso will lot come up of nil the families of the jarth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon hem shall be no rain.
18 And if the family of Egypt go not ip, and come not, that have no rain; here shall be the plague, wherewith he Lord will smite the heathen that
come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
20 In that dav shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOL1NE8S UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the Lord's house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
21 Yea, every pot m Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto ihe 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 Canaanile in the house of the Lord of hosts.
THE burden of the word of the us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother?