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Zechariah 12 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Jerusalem’s Enemies to Be Destroyed

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:1 - A prophecy: The word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares:

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:2 - “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:3 - On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:4 - On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness,” declares the LORD. “I will keep a watchful eye over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:5 - Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the LORD Almighty is their God.’

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:6 - “On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume all the surrounding peoples right and left, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:7 - “The LORD will save the dwellings of Judah first, so that the honor of the house of David and of Jerusalem’s inhabitants may not be greater than that of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:8 - On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD going before them.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:9 - On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.

Mourning for the One They Pierced

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:10 - “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit[fn] of grace and supplication. They will look on[fn] me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:12 - The land will mourn, each clan by itself, with their wives by themselves: the clan of the house of David and their wives, the clan of the house of Nathan and their wives,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:13 - the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:14 - and all the rest of the clans and their wives.
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