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Zechariah 9 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Judgment on Israel’s Enemies

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:1 - The oracle of the word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach
and Damascus is its resting place.
For the LORD has an eye on mankind
and on all the tribes of Israel,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:2 - and on Hamath also, which borders on it,
Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:3 - Tyre has built herself a rampart
and heaped up silver like dust,
and fine gold like the mud of the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:4 - But behold, the Lord will strip her of her possessions
and strike down her power on the sea,
and she shall be devoured by fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:5 - Ashkelon shall see it, and be afraid;
Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish;
Ekron also, because its hopes are confounded.
The king shall perish from Gaza;
Ashkelon shall be uninhabited;
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:6 - a mixed people[fn] shall dwell in Ashdod,
and I will cut off the pride of Philistia.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:7 - I will take away its blood from its mouth,
and its abominations from between its teeth;
it too shall be a remnant for our God;
it shall be like a clan in Judah,
and Ekron shall be like the Jebusites.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:8 - Then I will encamp at my house as a guard,
so that none shall march to and fro;
no oppressor shall again march over them,
for now I see with my own eyes.

The Coming King of Zion

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:9 - Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:10 - I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
and he shall speak peace to the nations;
his rule shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River[fn] to the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:11 - As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:12 - Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
today I declare that I will restore to you double.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:13 - For I have bent Judah as my bow;
I have made Ephraim its arrow.
I will stir up your sons, O Zion,
against your sons, O Greece,
and wield you like a warrior’s sword.

The Lord Will Save His People

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:14 - Then the LORD will appear over them,
and his arrow will go forth like lightning;
the Lord GOD will sound the trumpet
and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:15 - The LORD of hosts will protect them,
and they shall devour, and tread down the sling stones,
and they shall drink and roar as if drunk with wine,
and be full like a bowl,
drenched like the corners of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:16 - On that day the LORD their God will save them,
as the flock of his people;
for like the jewels of a crown
they shall shine on his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:17 - For how great is his goodness, and how great his beauty!
Grain shall make the young men flourish,
and new wine the young women.
ESV Footnotes
Or For the eye of mankind, especially of all the tribes of Israel, is toward the LORD
Or a foreign people; Hebrew a bastard
That is, the Euphrates
ESV

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