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Zechariah 12 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:1 - The revelation of the word of the LORD concerning Israel: The LORD - he who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundations of the earth, who forms the human spirit within a person - says,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:2 - "I am about to make Jerusalem a cup that brings dizziness to all the surrounding nations; indeed, Judah will also be included when Jerusalem is besieged.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:3 - Moreover, on that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy burden for all the nations, and all who try to carry it will be seriously injured; yet all the peoples of the earth will be assembled against it.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:4 - In that day," says the LORD, "I will strike every horse with confusion and its rider with madness. I will pay close attention to the house of Judah, but will strike all the horses of the nations with blindness.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:5 - Then the leaders of Judah will say to themselves, 'The inhabitants of Jerusalem are a means of strength to us through their God, the LORD who rules over all.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:6 - On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like an igniter among sticks and a burning torch among sheaves, and they will burn up all the surrounding nations right and left. Then the people of Jerusalem will settle once more in their place, the city of Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:7 - The LORD also will deliver the homes of Judah first, so that the splendor of the kingship of David and of the people of Jerusalem may not exceed that of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:8 - On that day the LORD himself will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the weakest among them will be like mighty David, and the dynasty of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD before them.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:9 - So on that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem."

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:10 - "I will pour out on the kingship of David and the population of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication so that they will look to me, the one they have pierced. They will lament for him as one laments for an only son, and there will be a bitter cry for him like the bitter cry for a firstborn.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:11 - On that day the lamentation in Jerusalem will be as great as the lamentation at Hadad-Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:12 - The land will mourn, clan by clan - the clan of the royal household of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the clan of the family of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves;

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:13 - the clan of the descendants of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; and the clan of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves -

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:14 - all the clans that remain, each separately with their wives."
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