1. In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of
Jehovah unto Zechariah the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, the prophet,
2 Jehovah was sore displeased with your fathers.
3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Return unto
me, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I will return unto you, saith Jehovah of
4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets cried, saying,
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, Return ye now from your evil ways, and from
your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith
5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the
prophets, did they not overtake your fathers? and they turned and said,
Like as Jehovah of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and
according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.
7. Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the
month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Jehovah unto
Chapter the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, the prophet, saying,
8 I saw in the 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 there
were horses, red, sorrel, and white.
9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with
me said unto me, I will show thee what these are.
10 And the man that stood among the myrtle-trees answered and said, These
are they whom Jehovah hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.
11 And they answered the angel of Jehovah 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.
12 Then the angel of Jehovah answered and said, O Jehovah 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?
13 And Jehovah answered the angel that talked with me with good words,
[even] comfortable words.
14 So the angel that talked with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus
saith Jehovah of hosts: I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a
15 And I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease; for I
was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.
16 Therefore thus saith Jehovah: I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies;
my house shall be built in it, saith Jehovah of hosts, and a line shall be
stretched forth over Jerusalem.
17 Cry yet again, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: My cities shall
yet overflow with prosperity; and Jehovah shall yet comfort Zion, and shall
yet choose Jerusalem.
18. And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, four horns.
19 And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these? And he
answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and
20 And Jehovah showed me four smiths.
21 Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are
the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head; but
these are 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.
1. And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, a man with a measuring
line in his hand.
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
3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another
angel went out to meet him,
4 and said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem
shall be inhabited as villages without walls, by reason of the multitude of
men and cattle therein.
5 For I, saith Jehovah, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and
I will be the glory in the midst of her.
6. Ho, ho, flee from the land of the north, saith Jehovah; for I have
spread you abroad as the four winds of the heavens, saith Jehovah.
7 Ho Zion, escape, thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.
8 For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: After glory hath he sent me unto the
nations which plundered you; for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of
9 For, behold, I will shake my hand over them, and they shall be a spoil
to those that served them; and ye shall know that Jehovah of hosts hath
10. Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for, lo, I come, and I will
dwell in the midst of thee, saith Jehovah.
11 And many nations shall join themselves to Jehovah in that day, and
shall be my people; and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt
know that Jehovah of hosts has sent me unto thee.
12 And Jehovah shall inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and
shall yet choose Jerusalem.
13 Be silent, all flesh, before Jehovah; for he is waked up out of his
1. And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of
Jehovah, and Satan standing at his right hand to be his adversary.
2 And Jehovah said unto Satan, Jehovah rebuke thee, O Satan; yea, Jehovah
that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of
3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before
4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying,
Take the filthy garments from off him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have
caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with rich
5 And I said, Let them set a clean mitre upon his head. So they set a
clean mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments; and the angel of
Jehovah was standing by.
6 And the angel of Jehovah protested unto Joshua, saying,
7 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou
wilt keep my charge, then thou also shalt judge my house, and shalt also
keep my courts, and I will give thee a place of access among these that
8. Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou and thy fellows that sit
before thee; for they are men that are a sign: for, behold, I will bring
forth my servant the Branch.
9 For, behold, the stone that I have set before Joshua; upon one stone
are seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith Jehovah
of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
10 In that day, saith Jehovah of hosts, shall ye invite every man his
neighbor under the vine and under the fig-tree.
1. And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man
that is wakened out of his sleep.
2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have seen, and,
behold, a candlestick all of gold, with its bowl upon the top of it, and
its seven lamps thereon; there are seven pipes to each of the lamps, which
are upon the top thereof;
3 and two olive-trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the
other upon the left side thereof.
4 And I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What
are these, my lord?
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest
thou not what these are? And I said, No, my lord.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of Jehovah
unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,
saith Jehovah of hosts.
7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel [thou shalt become] a
plain; and he shall bring forth the top stone with shoutings of Grace,
grace, unto it.
8 Moreover the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his
hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that Jehovah of hosts hath
sent me unto you.
10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for these seven shall
rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel; [these are]
the eyes of Jehovah, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
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?
12 And I answered the second time, and said unto him, What are these two
olive-branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the
golden [oil] out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these are? And I
said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord
of the whole earth.
1. Then again I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, a flying roll.
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
3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face
of the whole land: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off on the one
side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off on the
other side according to it.
4 I will cause it to go forth, saith Jehovah 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 abide in the midst of his house, and shall
consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
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.
6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is the ephah that goeth
forth. He said moreover, This is their appearance in all the land
7 (and, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead); and this is a
woman sitting in the midst of the ephah.
8 And he said, This is Wickedness: and he cast her down into the midst of
the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there came forth 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 between earth and heaven.
10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear
11 And he said unto me, To build her a house in the land of Shinar: and
when it is prepared, she shall be set there in her own place.
1. And again I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there came four
chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains
2 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black
3 and in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot
grizzled strong horses.
4 Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are
these, my lord?
5 And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four winds of
heaven, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.
6 [The chariot] wherein are the black horses goeth forth toward the north
country; and the white went forth after them; and the grizzled went forth
toward the south country.
7 And the strong 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.
8 Then cried he to me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, they that go
toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.
9. And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of
Jedaiah; and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the
son of Zephaniah, whither they are come from Babylon;
11 yea, take [of them] silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them
upon the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest;
12 and speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh Jehovah 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 Jehovah;
13 even he shall build the temple of Jehovah; 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.
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 Jehovah.
15 And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of
Jehovah; and ye shall know that Jehovah of hosts hath sent me unto you. And
[this] shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of Jehovah
1. And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of
Jehovah came unto Zechariah in the fourth [day] of the ninth month, even in
2 Now [they of] Beth-el had sent Sharezer and Regem-melech, and their
men, to entreat the favor of Jehovah,
3 [and] to speak unto the priests of the house of Jehovah of hosts, and
to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating
myself, as I have done these so many years?
4 Then came the word of Jehovah of hosts unto me, saying,
5 Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When
ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh [month], even these
seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?
6 And when ye eat, and when ye drink, do not ye eat for yourselves, and
drink for yourselves?
7 [Should ye] not [hear] the words which Jehovah cried by the former
prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities
thereof round about her, and the South and the lowland were inhabited?
8. And the word of Jehovah came unto Zechariah, saying,
9 Thus hath Jehovah of hosts spoken, saying, Execute true judgment, and
show kindness and compassion every man to his brother;
10 and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the
poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.
11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped
their ears, that they might not hear.
12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear
the law, and the words which Jehovah of hosts had sent by his Spirit by the
former prophets: therefore there came great wrath from Jehovah of hosts.
13 And it is come to pass that, as he cried, and they would not hear, so
they shall cry, and I will not hear, said Jehovah of hosts;
14 but 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 laid the pleasant land desolate.
1. And the word of Jehovah of hosts came [to me], saying,
2 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy,
and I am jealous for her with great wrath.
3 Thus saith Jehovah: I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the
midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called The city of truth; and
the mountain of Jehovah of hosts, The holy mountain.
4 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: There shall yet old men and old women
dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, every man with his staff in his hand for
5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in
the streets thereof.
6 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: If it be marvellous in the eyes of the
remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvellous in mine
eyes? saith Jehovah of hosts.
7 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the
east country, and from the west country;
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
9. Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in
these days these words from the mouth of the prophets that were in the day
that the foundation of the house of Jehovah of hosts was laid, even the
temple, that it might be built.
10 For before those 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 adversary: for I set all men every one against his neighbor.
11 But now I will not be unto the remnant of this people as in the former
days, saith Jehovah of hosts.
12 For [there shall be] the seed of peace; the vine shall give its fruit,
and the ground shall give its increase, and the heavens shall give their
dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these
13 And it shall come to pass that, as ye were a curse among the nations,
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.
14 For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: As I thought to do evil unto you,
when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I
15 so again have I thought in these days to do good unto Jerusalem and to
the house of Judah: fear ye not.
16 These are the things that ye shall do: speak ye every man the truth
with his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates;
17 and 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, saith
18. And the word of Jehovah of hosts came unto me, saying,
19 Thus saith Jehovah 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 truth and peace.
20 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: [It shall] yet [come to pass], that there
shall come peoples, and the inhabitants of many cities;
21 and the inhabitants of one [city] shall go to another, saying, Let us
go speedily to entreat the favor of Jehovah, and to seek Jehovah of hosts:
I will go also.
22 Yea, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek Jehovah of
hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of Jehovah.
23 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: In those days [it shall come to pass],
that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, they
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.
1. The burden of the word of Jehovah upon the land of Hadrach, and
Damascus [shall be] its resting-place (for the eye of man and of all the
tribes of Israel is toward Jehovah);
2 and Hamath, also, which bordereth thereon; Tyre and Sidon, because they
are very wise.
3 And Tyre did build herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver as the
dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.
4 Behold, the Lord will dispossess her, and he will smite her power in
the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.
5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also, and shall be sore pained;
and Ekron, for her expectation shall be put to shame; and the king shall
perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of
7 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations
from between his teeth; and he also shall be a remnant for our God; and he
shall be as a chieftain in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
8 And I will encamp about my house against the army, that none pass
through or return; and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for
now have I seen with mine eyes.
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, even upon a colt the foal of an ass.
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 nations: and his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the
River to the ends of the earth.
11 As for thee also, because of the blood of thy covenant I have set free
thy prisoners from the pit wherein is no water.
12. Turn you to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope: even to-day do I
declare that I will render double unto thee.
13 For I have bent Judah for me, I have filled the bow with Ephraim; and
I will stir up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and will make
thee as the sword of a mighty man.
14 And Jehovah shall be seen over them; and his arrow shall go forth as
the lightning; and the Lord Jehovah will blow the trumpet, and will go with
whirlwinds of the south.
15 Jehovah of hosts will defend them; and they shall devour, and shall
tread down the sling-stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as
through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, like the corners of the
16 And Jehovah their God will save them in that day as the flock of his
people; for [they shall be as] the stones of a crown, lifted on high over
17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! grain
shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins.
1. Ask ye of Jehovah rain in the time of the latter rain, [even of]
Jehovah that maketh lightnings; and he will give them showers of rain, to
every one grass in the field.
2 For the teraphim have spoken vanity, 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 afflicted, because there is no shepherd.
3 Mine anger is kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the
he-goats; for Jehovah of hosts hath visited his flock, the house of Judah,
and will make them as his goodly horse in the battle.
4 From him shall come forth the corner-stone, from him the nail, from him
the battle bow, from him every ruler together.
5. And they shall be as mighty men, treading down [their enemies] in the
mire of the streets in the battle; and they shall fight, because Jehovah is
with them; and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
6 And I will strenghten the house of Judah, and I will save the house of
Joseph, and I will bring them back; for I have mercy upon them; and they
shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am Jehovah their God, and
I will hear them.
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 rejoice;
their heart shall be glad in Jehovah.
8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them; and
they shall increase as they have increased.
9 And I will sow them among the peoples; and they shall remember me in
far countries; and they shall live with their children, and shall return.
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.
11 And he will pass through the sea of affliction, and will smite the
waves in the sea, and all the depths of the Nile shall dry up; and the
pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall
12 And I will strengthen them in Jehovah; and they shall walk up and down
in his name, saith Jehovah.
1. Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
2 Wail, O fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen, because the goodly ones are
destroyed: wail, O ye oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest is come down.
3 A 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 laid
4. Thus said Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter;
5 whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty; and they
that sell them say, Blessed be Jehovah, for I am rich; and their own
shepherds pity them not.
6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith Jehovah;
but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbor'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.
7 So I fed the flock of slaughter, verily the 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.
8 And I cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary
of them, and their soul also loathed me.
9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that which dieth, let it die; and
that which is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let them that are left
eat every one the flesh of another.
10 And I took my staff Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my
covenant which I had made with all the peoples.
11 And it was broken in that day; and thus the poor of the flock that
gave heed unto me knew that it was the word of Jehovah.
12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my hire; and if not,
forbear. So they weighed for my hire thirty [pieces] of silver.
13 And Jehovah said unto me, Cast it unto the potter, the goodly price
that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty [pieces] of silver, and
cast them unto the potter, in the house of Jehovah.
14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break
the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
15. And Jehovah said unto me, Take unto thee yet again the instruments of
a foolish shepherd.
16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit
those that are cut off, neither will seek those that 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.
17 Woe to the worthless 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.
1. The burden of the word of Jehovah concerning Israel. [Thus] saith
Jehovah, who stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the
earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him:
2 behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of reeling unto all the peoples
round about, and upon Judah also shall it be in the siege against
3 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will make Jerusalem a
burdensome stone for all the peoples; all that burden themselves with it
shall be sore wounded; and all the nations of the earth shall be gathered
together against it.
4 In that day, saith Jehovah, I will smite every horse with terror, and
his rider with madness; and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah,
and will smite every horse of the peoples with blindness.
5 And the chieftains of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants
of Jerusalem are my strength in Jehovah of hosts their God.
6 In that day will I make the chieftains of Judah like a pan of fire
among wood, and like a flaming torch among sheaves; and they shall devour
all the peoples round about, on the right hand and on the left; and [they
of] Jerusalem shall yet again dwell in their own place, even in Jerusalem.
7 Jehovah also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the
house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem be not
magnified above Judah.
8 In that day shall Jehovah 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 Jehovah before them.
9. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all
the 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 supplication; and they shall look
unto 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 first-born.
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the
mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
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;
13 the family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the
family of the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart;
14 all the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives
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.
2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith Jehovah 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.
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 Jehovah; and his father and his
mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be
ashamed every one of his vision, when he prophesieth; neither shall they
wear a hairy mantle to deceive:
5 but he shall say, I am no prophet, I am a tiller of the ground; for I
have been made a bondman from my youth.
6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds between thine arms?
Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my
7. Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my
fellow, saith Jehovah of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be
scattered; and I will turn my hand upon the little ones.
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith Jehovah, two
parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left
9 And I will bring the third part into 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, Jehovah is my God.
1. Behold, a day of Jehovah cometh, when thy spoil shall be divided in the
midst of thee.
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.
3 Then shall Jehovah go forth, and fight against those nations, as when
he fought in the day of battle.
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 be cleft 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.
5 And ye shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the
mountains shall reach unto Azel; yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from
before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and Jehovah my
God shall come, and all the holy ones with thee.
6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall not be light;
the bright ones shall withdraw themselves:
7 but it shall be one day which is known unto Jehovah; not day, and not
night; but it shall come to pass, that at evening time there shall be
8. And it shall come to pass in that day, that living waters shall go out
from Jerusalem; half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them
toward the western sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
9 And Jehovah shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall Jehovah
be one, and his name one.
10 All the land shall be made like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south
of Jerusalem; and she shall be lifted up, and shall dwell in her place,
from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner
gate, and from the tower of Hananel unto the king's wine-presses.
11 And men shall dwell therein, and there shall be no more curse; but
Jerusalem shall dwell safely.
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith Jehovah will smite all the
peoples that have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away
while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in
their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from
Jehovah shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand
of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his
14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the
nations 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 shall be in those camps, as that
16. And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the
nations that came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to
worship the King, Jehovah of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
17 And it shall be, that whoso of [all] the families of the earth goeth
not up unto Jerusalem to worship the King, Jehovah of hosts, upon them
there shall be no rain.
18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, neither [shall it
be] upon them; there shall be the plague wherewith Jehovah will smite the
nations that go not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the
nations that go not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLY UNTO
JEHOVAH; and the pots in Jehovah's house shall be like the bowls before the
21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holy unto Jehovah of
hosts; and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and boil
therein: and in that day there shall be no more a Canaanite in the house of
Jehovah of hosts.
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