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Zechariah 14 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Coming Day of the Lord

(cf. Eze 38; 39; Mar 13; Rev 20—22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:1 - Behold, a day is coming for the LORD, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:2 - For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:3 - Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:4 - On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:5 - And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:6 - On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:7 - And there shall be a unique[fn] day, which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:8 - On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea[fn] and half of them to the western sea.[fn] It shall continue in summer as in winter.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:9 - And the LORD will be king over all the earth. On that day the LORD will be one and his name one.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:10 - The whole land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem shall remain aloft on its site from the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:11 - And it shall be inhabited, for there shall never again be a decree of utter destruction.[fn] Jerusalem shall dwell in security.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:12 - And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:13 - And on that day a great panic from the LORD shall fall on them, so that each will seize the hand of another, and the hand of the one will be raised against the hand of the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:14 - Even Judah will fight at Jerusalem.[fn] And the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be collected, gold, silver, and garments in great abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:15 - And a plague like this plague shall fall on the horses, the mules, the camels, the donkeys, and whatever beasts may be in those camps.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:16 - Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:17 - And if any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:18 - And if the family of Egypt does not go up and present themselves, then on them there shall be no rain;[fn] there shall be the plague with which the LORD afflicts the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:19 - This shall be the punishment to Egypt and the punishment to all the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:20 - And on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “Holy to the LORD.” And the pots in the house of the LORD shall be as the bowls before the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:21 - And every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holy to the LORD of hosts, so that all who sacrifice may come and take of them and boil the meat of the sacrifice in them. And there shall no longer be a trader[fn] in the house of the LORD of hosts on that day.
ESV Footnotes
Other Hebrew manuscripts you
Compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, Targum; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
Hebrew one
That is, the Dead Sea
That is, the Mediterranean Sea
The Hebrew term rendered decree of utter destruction refers to things devoted (or set apart) to the Lord (or by the Lord) for destruction
Or against Jerusalem
Hebrew lacks rain
Or Canaanite

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