1,1In the eighth month, in
the second year of Darius, the word of the L-rd came to
Zechariah the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, the prophet, saying,
1,2the L-rd was very
displeased with your fathers.
1,3Therefore tell them: Thus says
the L-rd of Hosts: 'Return to me,' says the L-rd of Hosts, 'and I will
return to you,' says the L-rd of Hosts.
1,4Don't you be like your fathers,
to whom the former prophets proclaimed, saying: Thus says the L-rd of
Hosts, 'Return now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings;'
but they did not hear, nor listen to me, says the L-rd.
1,5Your fathers, where are they? And
the prophets, do they live forever?
1,6But my words and my decrees, which
I commanded my servants the prophets, didn't they overtake your fathers?
Then they repented and said, 'Just as the L-rd of Hosts determined
to do to us, according to our ways, and according to our practices, so he
has dealt with us.'
1,7On the twenty-fourth day of the
eleventh month, which is the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius,
the word of the L-rd came to Zechariah the son of Berechiah, the son of
Iddo, the prophet, saying,
1,8I had a vision in the night,
and behold, a man riding on a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle
trees that were in a ravine; and behind him there were red, brown, and
white horses. 1,9Then I
asked, 'My lord, what are these?'
The angel who talked with me said to me, I will show you what these
1,10The man who stood
among the myrtle trees answered, They are the ones the L-rd has sent to
go back and forth through the earth.
1,11They reported to the
angel of the L-rd who stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have
walked back and forth through the earth, and behold, all the earth is at
rest and in peace.
1,12Then the angel of the L-rd
replied, O the L-rd of Hosts, how long will you not have mercy on
Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which you have had
indignation these seventy years?
1,13The L-rd answered the
angel who talked with me with kind and comforting words.
1,14So the angel who talked with me
said to me, Proclaim, saying, 'Thus says the L-rd of Hosts: I am
jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
1,15I am very angry with the nations
that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, but they added to the
thus says the L-rd: I have returned to Jerusalem with mercy. My house
shall be built in it, says the L-rd of Hosts, and a line shall be
stretched forth over Jerusalem.'
saying, 'Thus says the L-rd of Hosts: My cities will again overflow
with prosperity, and the L-rd will again comfort Zion, and will again choose
1,18I lifted up my eyes,
and saw, and behold, four horns.
1,19I asked the angel who talked with
me, What are these?
He answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah,
Israel, and Jerusalem.
1,20The L-rd showed me four
craftsmen. 1,21Then I asked,
What are these coming to do?
He said, These are the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man
lifted up his head; but these have come to terrify them, to cast down the
horns of the nations, which lifted up their horn against the land of Judah
to scatter it.
2,1I lifted up my eyes,
and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand.
2,2Then I asked, Where are you
He said to me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its breadth and
what is its length.
2,3Behold, the angel who
talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,
2,4and said to him, Run, speak to
this young man, saying, 'Jerusalem will be inhabited as villages without
walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it.
2,5For I,' says the L-rd, 'will be
to her a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory in the midst of
her. 2,6Come! Come! Flee from
the land of the north,' says the L-rd; 'for I have spread you abroad as
the four winds of the sky,' says the L-rd.
2,7'Come, Zion! Escape, you who
dwell with the daughter of Babylon.'
2,8For thus says the L-rd of Hosts:
'For honor he has sent me to the nations which plundered you; for he who
touches you touches the apple of his eye.
2,9For, behold, I will shake my hand
over them, and they will be a spoil to those who served them; and you will
know that the L-rd of Hosts has sent me.
2,10Sing and rejoice, daughter of
Zion; for, behold, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of you,' says
the L-rd. 2,11Many nations
shall join themselves to the L-rd in that day, and shall be my people; and I
will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that the L-rd of Hosts
has sent me to you.
2,12the L-rd will inherit Judah as his
portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.
2,13Be silent, all flesh, before
the L-rd; for he has roused himself from his holy habitation!
3,1He showed me Joshua the
high priest standing before the angel of the L-rd, and Satan standing at his
right hand to be his adversary.
3,2the L-rd said to Satan, the L-rd
rebuke you, Satan! Yes, the L-rd who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you!
Isn't this a burning stick plucked out of the fire?
3,3Now Joshua was clothed
with filthy garments, and was standing before the angel.
3,4He answered and spoke to those who
stood before him, saying, Take the filthy garments off of him. To
him he said, Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and
I will clothe you with rich clothing.
3,5I said, Let them set
a clean turban on his head.
So they set a clean turban on his head, and clothed him; and the angel
of the L-rd was standing by.
3,6The angel of the L-rd protested to
Joshua, saying, 3,7Thus
says the L-rd of Hosts: 'If you will walk in my ways, and if you will
follow my instructions, then you also shall judge my house, and shall also
keep my courts, and I will give you a place of access among these who
stand by. 3,8Hear now, Joshua
the high priest, you and your fellows who sit before you; for they are men
who are a sign: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant, the Branch.
3,9For, behold, the stone
that I have set before Joshua; on one stone are seven eyes: behold, I will
engrave its engraving, says the L-rd of Hosts, and I will remove the
iniquity of that land in one day.
3,10In that day, says the L-rd of
Hosts, you will invite every man his neighbor under the vine and under
the fig tree.
4,1The angel who talked
with me came again, and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his
sleep. 4,2He said to me,
What do you see?
I said, I have seen, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with its
bowl on the top of it, and its seven lamps thereon; there are seven pipes
to each of the lamps, which are on the top of it;
4,3and two olive trees by it, one on
the right side of the bowl, and the other on the left side of it.
4,4I answered and spoke to
the angel who talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
4,5Then the angel who
talked with me answered me, Don't you know what these are?
I said, No, my lord.
4,6Then he answered and
spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the L-rd to Zerubbabel, saying,
'Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the L-rd of Hosts.
4,7Who are you, great
mountain? Before Zerubbabel you are a plain; and he will bring out the
capstone with shouts of 'Grace, grace, to it!'
4,8Moreover the word of
the L-rd came to me, saying,
4,9The hands of Zerubbabel have
laid the foundation of this house. His hands shall also finish it; and you
will know that the L-rd of Hosts has sent me to you.
4,10Indeed, who despises the day of
small things? For these seven shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line
in the hand of Zerubbabel. These are the eyes of the L-rd, which run back
and forth through the whole earth.
4,11Then I asked him,
What are these two olive trees on the right side of the lampstand and
on the left side of it?
4,12I asked him the second
time, What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two
golden spouts, that pour the golden oil out of themselves?
4,13He answered me,
Don't you know what these are?
I said, No, my lord.
4,14Then he said, These
are the two anointed ones who stand by the L-rd of the
5,1Then again I lifted up
my eyes, and saw, and behold, a flying scroll.
5,2He said to me, What do you
I answered, I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits, and
its breadth ten cubits.
5,3Then he said to me,
This is the curse that goes out over the surface of the whole land; for
everyone who steals shall be cut off according to it on the one side; and
everyone who swears falsely shall be cut off according to it on the other
side. 5,4I will cause it to
go out, says the L-rd of Hosts, and it will enter into the house of
the thief, and into the house of him who swears falsely by my name; and it
will remain in the midst of his house, and will destroy it with its timber
and its stones.
5,5Then the angel who
talked with me came forward, and said to me, Lift up now your eyes, and
see what is this that is appearing.
5,6I said, What is
He said, This is the ephah basket that is
appearing. He said moreover, This is their appearance in all the
land 5,7And behold, a talent of lead was lifted up; and this is a woman sitting
in the midst of the ephah basket.
5,8He said, This is Wickedness;
and he threw her down into the midst of the ephah basket; and he threw the
weight of lead on its mouth.
5,9Then lifted I up my
eyes, and saw, and behold, there were two women, and the wind was in their
wings. Now they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up
the ephah basket between earth and the sky.
5,10Then I said to the angel who
talked with me, Where are these carrying the ephah basket?
5,11He said to me, To
build her a house in the land of Shinar. When it is prepared, she will be
set there in her own place.
6,1Again I lifted up my
eyes, and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two
mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.
6,2In the first chariot were red
horses; in the second chariot black horses;
6,3in the third chariot white horses;
and in the fourth chariot dappled horses, all of them powerful.
6,4Then I asked the angel who talked
with me, What are these, my lord?
6,5The angel answered me,
These are the four winds of the sky, which go forth from standing
before the L-rd of all the earth.
6,6The one with the black horses goes
out toward the north country; and the white went out after them; and the
dappled went forth toward the south country.
6,7The strong went out, and sought to
go that they might walk back and forth through the earth: and he said,
Go around and through the earth! So they walked back and forth
through the earth.
6,8Then he called to me,
and spoke to me, saying, Behold, those who go toward the north country
have quieted my spirit in the north country.
6,9The word of the L-rd came
to me, saying, 6,10Take of
them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah; and
come the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah,
where they have come from Babylon.
6,11Yes, take silver and gold, and
make crowns, and set them on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the
high priest; 6,12and speak to
him, saying, Thus says the L-rd of Hosts, 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 L-rd;
6,13even he shall build the temple of
the L-rd; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule on his throne;
and he shall be a priest on his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be
between them both. 6,14The
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 L-rd.
6,15Those who are far off shall come
and build in the temple of the L-rd; and you shall know that the L-rd of
Hosts has sent me to you. This will happen, if you will diligently obey
the voice of the L-rd your G-d.
7,1It happened in the
fourth year of king Darius that the word of the L-rd came to Zechariah in
the fourth day of the ninth month, the month of Chislev.
7,2The people of Bethel sent Sharezer
and Regem Melech, and their men, to entreat the L-rd's favor,
7,3and to speak to the priests of the
house of the L-rd of Hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep
in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many
7,4Then the word of the L-rd
of Hosts came to me, saying,
7,5Speak to all the people of the
land, and to the priests, saying, 'When you fasted and mourned in the
fifth and in the seventh month for these seventy years, did you at all
fast to me, really to me?
7,6When you eat, and when you drink,
don't you eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?
7,7Aren't these the words which
the L-rd proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and
in prosperity, and its cities around her, and the South and the lowland
7,8The word of the L-rd came
to Zechariah, saying,
7,9Thus has the L-rd of Hosts
spoken, saying, 'Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion
every man to his brother.
7,10Don't oppress the widow, nor
the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise
evil against his brother in your heart.'
7,11But they refused to listen, and
turned their backs, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.
7,12Yes, they made their
hearts as hard as flint, lest they might hear the law, and the words which
the L-rd of Hosts had sent by his Spirit by the former prophets. Therefore
great wrath came from the L-rd of Hosts.
7,13It has come to pass that, as he
called, and they refused to listen, so they will call, and I will not
listen, said the L-rd of Hosts;
7,14but I will scatter them with a
whirlwind among all the nations which they have not known. Thus the land
was desolate after them, so that no man passed through nor returned: for
they made the pleasant land desolate.
8,1The word of the L-rd of
Hosts came to me. 8,2Thus
says the L-rd of Hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I
am jealous for her with great wrath.
8,3Thus says the L-rd: I
have returned to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem
shall be called 'The City of Truth;' and the mountain of the L-rd of
Hosts, 'The Holy Mountain.'
8,4Thus says the L-rd of
Hosts: Old men and old women will again dwell in the streets of
Jerusalem, every man with his staff in his hand for very age.
8,5The streets of the city will be
full of boys and girls playing in its streets.
8,6Thus says the L-rd of
Hosts: If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in
those days, should it also be marvelous in my eyes? says the L-rd of
8,7Thus says the L-rd of
Hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from
the west country; 8,8and I
will bring them, and they will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they
will be my people, and I will be their G-d, in truth and in
8,9Thus says the L-rd of
Hosts: Let your hands be strong, you who hear in these days these
words from the mouth of the prophets who were in the day that the
foundation of the house of the L-rd of Hosts was laid, even the temple,
that it might be built.
8,10For before those days there was
no wages for man, nor any wages for an animal; neither was there any peace
to him who went out or came in, because of the adversary. For I set all
men everyone against his neighbor.
8,11But now I will not be to the
remnant of this people as in the former days, says the L-rd of Hosts.
8,12For the seed of peace
and the vine will yield its fruit, and the ground will give its increase,
and the heavens will give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this
people to inherit all these things.
8,13It shall come to pass that, as
you were a curse among the nations, house of Judah and house of Israel, so
will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Don't be afraid. Let your
hands be strong.
8,14For thus says the L-rd
of Hosts: As I thought to do evil to you, when your fathers provoked
me to wrath, says the L-rd of Hosts, and I didn't repent;
8,15so again have I thought in these
days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Don't be afraid.
8,16These are the things that
you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor. Execute the
judgment of truth and peace in your gates,
8,17and let none of you devise evil
in your hearts against his neighbor, and love no false oath: for all these
are things that I hate, says the L-rd.
8,18The word of the L-rd of
Hosts came to me. 8,19Thus
says the L-rd of Hosts: The fasts of the fourth fifth, seventh, and
tenth months shall be for the house of Judah joy and gladness, and
cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace.
8,20Thus says the L-rd of
Hosts: Many peoples, and the inhabitants of many cities will yet come;
8,21and the inhabitants of
one shall go to another, saying, 'Let us go speedily to entreat the
favor of the L-rd, and to seek the L-rd of Hosts. I will go also.'
8,22Yes, many peoples and strong
nations will come to seek the L-rd of Hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat
the favor of the L-rd.
8,23Thus says the L-rd of Hosts: In
those days, ten men will take hold, out of all the languages of the
nations, they will take hold of the skirt of him who is a Jew, saying,
'We will go with you, for we have heard that G-d is with you.'
The word of the L-rd is against the land of Hadrach,
and will rest upon Damascus;
for the eye of man
and of all the tribes of Israel is toward the L-rd;
9,2and Hamath, also,
which borders on it;
Tyre and Sidon, because they are very wise.
9,3Tyre built herself a
and heaped up silver like the dust,
and fine gold like the mire of the streets.
9,4Behold, the L-rd will
and he will strike her power in the sea;
and she will be devoured with fire.
9,5Ashkelon will see it,
Gaza also, and will writhe in agony;
as will Ekron, for her expectation will be disappointed;
and the king will perish from Gaza,
and Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
9,6Foreigners will dwell
and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
9,7I will take away his
blood out of his mouth,
and his abominations from between his teeth;
and he also will be a remnant for our G-d;
and he will be as a chieftain in Judah,
and Ekron as a Jebusite.
9,8I will encamp around
my house against the army,
that none pass through or return;
and no oppressor will pass through them any more:
for now I have seen with my eyes.
daughter of Zion!
Shout, daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King comes to you!
He is righteous, and having salvation;
lowly, and riding on a donkey,
even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
9,10I will cut off the
chariot from Ephraim,
and the horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow will be cut off;
and he will speak peace to the nations:
and his dominion will be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
9,11As for you also,
because of the blood of your covenant,
I have set free your prisoners from the pit in which is no water.
9,12Turn to the
stronghold, you prisoners of hope!
Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.
9,13For indeed I bend
Judah as a bow for me.
I have filled the bow with Ephraim;
and I will stir up your sons, Zion,
against your sons, Greece,
and will make you like the sword of a mighty man.
9,14The L-rd will be seen
and his arrow will go flash like lightning;
and the L-rd the L-rd will blow the trumpet,
and will go with whirlwinds of the south.
9,15The L-rd of Hosts will
and they will destroy and overcome with sling stones;
and they will drink, and roar as through wine;
and they will be filled like bowls,
like the corners of the altar.
9,16The L-rd their G-d will
save them in that day as the flock of his people;
for they are like the jewels of a crown,
lifted on high over his land.
9,17For how great is his
and how great is his beauty!
Grain will make the young men flourish,
and new wine the virgins.
10,1Ask of the L-rd rain in
the spring time,
the L-rd who makes storm clouds,
and he gives rain showers to everyone for the plants in the field.
10,2For the teraphim have
and the diviners have seen a lie;
and they have told false dreams.
They comfort in vain.
Therefore they go their way like sheep.
They are oppressed, because there is no shepherd.
10,3My anger is kindled
against the shepherds,
and I will punish the male goats;
For the L-rd of Hosts has visited his flock, the house of Judah,
and will make them as his majestic horse in the battle.
10,4From him will come
forth the cornerstone,
from him the nail,
from him the battle bow,
from him every ruler together.
10,5They shall be as
treading down muddy streets in the battle;
and they shall fight, because the L-rd is with them;
and the riders on horses will be confounded.
10,6I will strengthen
the house of Judah,
and I will save the house of Joseph,
and I will bring them back;
for I have mercy on them;
and they will be as though I had not cast them off:
for I am the L-rd their G-d, and I will hear them.
10,7Ephraim will be like
a mighty man,
and their heart will rejoice as through wine;
yes, their children will see it, and rejoice.
Their heart will be glad in the L-rd.
10,8I will signal for
them, and gather them;
for I have redeemed them;
and they will increase as they have increased.
10,9I will sow them among
and they will remember me in far countries;
and they will live with their children, and will return.
10,10I 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 there won't be room enough for them.
10,11He will pass through
the sea of affliction,
and will strike the waves in the sea,
and all the depths of the Nile will dry up;
and the pride of Assyria will be brought down,
and the scepter of Egypt will depart.
10,12I will strengthen
them in the L-rd;
and they will walk up and down in his name, says the L-rd.
11,1Open your doors,
that the fire may devour your cedars.
11,2Wail, fir tree, for
the cedar has fallen,
because the stately ones are destroyed.
Wail, you oaks of Bashan,
for the strong forest has come down.
11,3A voice of the
wailing of the shepherds!
For their glory is destroyed: a voice of the roaring of young lions!
For the pride of the Jordan is ruined.
11,4Thus says the L-rd my
G-d: Feed the flock of slaughter.
11,5Their buyers slaughter them, and
go unpunished. Those who sell them say, 'Blessed be the L-rd, for I am
rich;' and their own shepherds don't pity them.
11,6For I will no more pity the
inhabitants of the land, says the L-rd; but, behold, I will deliver
the men everyone into his neighbor's hand, and into the hand of his
king. They will strike the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver
11,7So I fed the flock of
slaughter, especially the oppressed of the flock. I took for myself two
staffs. The one I called Favor, and the other I called Union,
and I fed the flock. 11,8I
cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary of them,
and their soul also loathed me.
11,9Then I said, I will not feed
you. That which dies, let it die; and that which is to be cut off, let it
be cut off; and let those who are left eat each other's flesh.
11,10I took my staff Favor,
and cut it apart, that I might break my covenant that I had made with all
the peoples. 11,11It was
broken in that day; and thus the poor of the flock that listened to me
knew that it was the word of the L-rd.
11,12I said to them, If you think
it best, give me my wages; and if not, keep them. So they weighed for
my wages thirty pieces of silver.
11,13The L-rd said to me, Throw it
to the potter, the handsome price that I was valued at by them! I took
the thirty pieces of silver, and threw them to the potter, in the house of
the L-rd. 11,14Then I cut apart
my other staff, even Union, that I might break the brotherhood between
Judah and Israel.
11,15The L-rd said to me,
Take for yourself yet again the equipment of a foolish shepherd.
11,16For, behold, I will
raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit those who are cut off,
neither will seek those who are scattered, nor heal that which is broken,
nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat sheep,
and will tear their hoofs in pieces.
11,17Woe to the worthless shepherd
who leaves the flock! The sword will be on his arm, and on his right eye.
His arm will be completely withered, and his right eye will be totally
12,1An oracle. The word of
the L-rd concerning Israel. the L-rd, who stretches out the heavens, and lays
the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him says:
12,2Behold, I will make
Jerusalem a cup of reeling to all the surrounding peoples, and on Judah
also will it be in the siege against Jerusalem.
12,3It will happen in that day, that
I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples. All who
burden themselves with it will be severely wounded, and all the nations of
the earth will be gathered together against it.
12,4In that day, says the L-rd, I
will strike every horse with terror, and his rider with madness; and I
will open my eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of
the peoples with blindness.
12,5The chieftains of Judah will say
in their heart, 'The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in the L-rd
of Hosts their G-d.'
12,6In that day I will make the
chieftains of Judah like a pan of fire among wood, and like a flaming
torch among sheaves; and they will devour all the surrounding peoples, on
the right hand and on the left; and Jerusalem will yet again dwell in
their own place, even in Jerusalem.
12,7the L-rd also will save the tents
of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the
inhabitants of Jerusalem not be magnified above Judah.
12,8In that day the L-rd will defend
the inhabitants of Jerusalem. He who is feeble among them at that day will
be like David, and the house of David will be like G-d, like the angel of
the L-rd before them. 12,9It
will happen in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that
come against Jerusalem.
12,10I will pour on the house of
David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and
supplication; and they will look to Me whom they have
pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and
will grieve bitterly for him, as one grieves for his firstborn.
12,11In that day there will be a
great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the
valley of Megiddon. 12,12The
land will 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; 12,13the
family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of
the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart;
12,14all the families who remain,
every family apart, and their wives apart.
13,1In that day there
will be a spring opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness.
13,2It will come to pass in that day,
says the L-rd of Hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of
the land, and they will be remembered no more. I will also cause the
prophets and the spirit of impurity to pass out of the land.
13,3It will happen that, when anyone
still prophesies, then his father and his mother who bore him will tell
him, 'You must die, because you speak lies in the name of the L-rd;' and
his father and his mother who bore him will stab him when he prophesies.
13,4It will happen in that
day, that the prophets will each be ashamed of his vision, when he
prophesies; neither will they wear a hairy mantle to deceive:
13,5but he will say, 'I am no
prophet, I am a tiller of the ground; for I have been made a bondservant
from my youth.' 13,6One
will say to him, What are these wounds between your arms? Then he
will answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my
against my shepherd,
and against the man who is close to me, says the L-rd of Hosts.
Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;
and I will turn my hand against the little ones.
13,8It shall happen that
in all the land, says the L-rd,
two parts in it will be cut off and die;
but the third will be left in it.
13,9I will bring the
third part into the fire,
and will refine them as silver is refined,
and will test them like gold is tested.
They will call on my name, and I will hear them.
I will say, It is my people;
and they will say, The L-rd is my G-d!
14,1Behold, a day of
the L-rd comes, when your spoil will be divided in your midst.
14,2For I will gather all nations
against Jerusalem to battle; and the city will be taken, the houses
rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city will go out into
captivity, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.
14,3Then the L-rd will go out
and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
14,4His feet will stand in
that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east;
and the Mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west, making a
very great valley. Half of the mountain will move toward the north, and
half of it toward the south.
14,5You shall flee by the valley of
my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azel; yes,
you shall flee, just like you fled from before the earthquake in the days
of Uzziah king of Judah. the L-rd my G-d will come, and all the holy ones
with you. 14,6It will happen
in that day, that there will not be light, cold, or frost.
14,7It will be a unique day which is
known to the L-rd; not day, and not night; but it will come to pass, that at
evening time there will be light.
14,8It will happen in that
day, that living waters will go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward
the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea; in summer and in
winter will it be.
14,9the L-rd will be King
over all the earth. In that day the L-rd will be one, and his name one.
14,10All the land will be
made like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she will
be lifted up, and will dwell in her place, from Benjamin's gate to the
place of the first gate, to the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel
to the king's winepresses.
14,11Men will dwell therein, and
there will be no more curse; but Jerusalem will dwell safely.
14,12This will be the plague with
which the L-rd will strike all the peoples who have warred against
Jerusalem: their flesh will consume away while they stand on their feet,
and their eyes will consume away in their sockets, and their tongue will
consume away in their mouth.
14,13It will happen in that day, that
a great panic from the L-rd will be among them; and they will lay hold
everyone on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand will rise up against
the hand of his neighbor.
14,14Judah also will fight at
Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered
together: gold, and silver, and clothing, in great abundance.
14,15So will be the plague
of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the donkey, and of all the
animals that will be in those camps, as that plague.
14,16It will happen that everyone who
is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up from
year to year to worship the King, the L-rd of Hosts, and to keep the feast
of tents. 14,17It will be,
that whoever of all the families of the earth doesn't go up to Jerusalem
to worship the King, the L-rd of Hosts, on them there will be no rain.
14,18If the family of Egypt
doesn't go up, and doesn't come, neither will it rain on them. This
will be the plague with which the L-rd will strike the nations that don't
go up to keep the feast of tents.
14,19This will be the punishment of
Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that don't go up to keep
the feast of tents. 14,20In
that day there will be on the bells of the horses, 'Holy to the L-rd';
and the pots in the L-rd's house will be like the bowls before the altar.
14,21Every pot in
Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the L-rd of Hosts; and all those who
sacrifice will come and take of them, and cook in them. In that day there
will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the L-rd of Hosts.