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Zechariah 12 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Coming Deliverance of Judah
Mourning for the Pierced Son

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:1 - The burden[fn] of the word of the LORD against Israel. Thus says the LORD, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him:

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:2 - “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:3 - “And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered 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 open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:5 - “And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in the LORD of hosts, their God.’

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:6 - “In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:7 - “The LORD will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:8 - “In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the LORD before them.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:9 - “It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Mourning for the Pierced One

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:10 - “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:11 - “In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:12 - “And the land shall 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 Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves;

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:14 - “all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.
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Hebrew Megiddon
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