Zacarias 9

1 The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and Damascus {shall be} the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, {shall be} toward the LORD.

2 And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise.

3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

4 Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.

5 Ashkelon shall see {it}, and fear; Gaza also {shall see it}, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.

6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

7 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, {shall be} for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite. {blood: Heb. bloods}

8 And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes.

9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he {is} just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. {having...: or, saving himself}

10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion {shall be} from sea {even} to sea, and from the river {even} to the ends of the earth.

11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein {is} no water. {by...: or, whose covenant is by blood}

12 Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare {that} I will render double unto thee;

13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.

14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.

15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, {and} make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, {and} as the corners of the altar. {with...: or, the stones of the sling} {be...: or, fill both the bowls, etc}

16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they {shall be as} the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.

17 For how great {is} his goodness, and how great {is} his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids. {cheerful: or, grow, or, speak}

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