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Zechariah 9 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Israel Defended Against Enemies
Zion’s Coming King

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:1 - The burden[fn] of the word of the LORD
Against the land of Hadrach,
And Damascus its resting place
(For the eyes of men
And all the tribes of Israel
Are on the LORD);

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:2 - Also against Hamath, which borders on it,
And against Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:3 - For Tyre built herself a tower,
Heaped up silver like the dust,
And gold like the mire of the streets.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:4 - Behold, the Lord will cast her out;
He will destroy her power in the sea,
And she will be devoured by fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:5 - Ashkelon shall see it and fear;
Gaza also shall be very sorrowful;
And Ekron, for He dried up her expectation.
The king shall perish from Gaza,
And Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:6 - “A mixed race shall settle in Ashdod,
And I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:7 - I will take away the blood from his mouth,
And the abominations from between his teeth.
But he who remains, even he shall be for our God,
And shall be like a leader in Judah,
And Ekron like a Jebusite.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:8 - I will camp around My house
Because of the army,
Because of him who passes by and him who returns.
No more shall an oppressor pass through them,
For now I have seen with My eyes.
The Coming King
(Matt. 21:5; John 12:14, 15 )

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:9 - “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:10 - I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
And the horse from Jerusalem;
The battle bow shall be cut off.
He shall speak peace to the nations;
His dominion shall be ‘from sea to sea,
And from the River to the ends of the earth.’[fn]
God Will Save His People

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:11 - “As for you also,
Because of the blood of your covenant,
I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:12 - Return to the stronghold,
You prisoners of hope.
Even today I declare
That I will restore double to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:13 - For I have bent Judah, My bow,
Fitted the bow with Ephraim,
And raised up your sons, O Zion,
Against your sons, O Greece,
And made you like the sword of a mighty man.”

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:14 - Then the LORD will be seen over them,
And His arrow will go forth like lightning.
The Lord GOD will blow the trumpet,
And go with whirlwinds from the south.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:15 - The LORD of hosts will defend them;
They shall devour and subdue with slingstones.
They shall drink and roar as if with wine;
They shall be filled with blood like basins,
Like the corners of the altar.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:16 - The LORD their God will save them in that day,
As the flock of His people.
For they shall be like the jewels of a crown,
Lifted like a banner over His land—

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:17 - For how great is its[fn] goodness
And how great its[fn] beauty!
Grain shall make the young men thrive,
And new wine the young women.
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Psalm 72:8
Or His
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