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Zechariah 12 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jerusalem to Be Attacked

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:1 -

The pronouncement of the word of the LORD concerning Israel:

The LORD who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of a person within him, declares:

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:2 - “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup [fn]that causes staggering to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:3 - “It will come about on that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will injure themselves severely. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:4 - “On that day,” declares the LORD, “I will strike every horse with confusion and its rider with insanity. But I will [fn]watch over the house of Judah, while I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:5 - “Then the [fn]clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are a [fn]strong support for us through the LORD of armies, their God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:6 -

“On that day I will make the [fn]clans of Judah like a firepot among pieces of wood and a flaming torch among sheaves, so they will consume on the right and on the left all the surrounding peoples, while [fn]the inhabitants of Jerusalem again live on their own sites in Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:7 - “The LORD also will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be greater than Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:8 - “On that day the LORD will protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who [fn]is feeble among them on that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:9 - “And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:10 -

“And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem [fn]the Spirit of grace and of pleading, so that they will look at Me whom they pierced; and they will mourn for Him, like one mourning for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:11 - “On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be great, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the [fn]plain of [fn]Megiddo.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:12 - “The land will mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves;
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:13 - the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves;
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:14 - all the families that are left, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit of reeling
Lit open My eyes
Or chiefs
Lit strength for me
Or chiefs
Lit again inhabited on its
Lit stumbles
Or a spirit
I.e., broad valley
Heb Megiddon

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