1:1: In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius,
came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah,
the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
1:2: The LORD hath been sore displeased with your
1:3: Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the
LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I
will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.
1:4: Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former
prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn
ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they
did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.
1:5: Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets,
do they live for ever?
1:6: But my words and my statutes, which I commanded
my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers?
and they returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought
to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings,
so hath he dealt with us.
1:7: Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh
month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius,
came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah,
the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
1:8: I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon
a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in
the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and
1:9: Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And
the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what
1:10: And the man that stood among the myrtle trees
answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk
to and fro through the earth.
1:11: And they answered the angel of the LORD that
stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and
fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still,
and is at rest.
1:12: Then the angel of the LORD answered and said,
O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem
and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation
these threescore and ten years?
1:13: And the LORD answered the angel that talked
with me with good words and comfortable words.
1:14: So the angel that communed with me said unto
me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous
for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
1:15: And I am very sore displeased with the heathen
that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they
helped forward the affliction.
1:16: Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned
to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith
the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
1:17: Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the
LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
1:18: Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold
1:19: And I said unto the angel that talked with
me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which
have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
1:20: And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.
1:21: Then said I, What come these to do? And he
spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah,
so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray
them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their
horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.
2:1: I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and
behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.
2:2: Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said
unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof,
and what is the length thereof.
2:3: And, behold, the angel that talked with me went
forth, and another angel went out to meet him,
2:4: And said unto him, Run, speak to this young
man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls
for the multitude of men and cattle therein:
2:5: For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall
of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
2:6: Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of
the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the
four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD.
2:7: Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with
the daughter of Babylon.
2:8: For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the
glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for
he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
2:9: For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them,
and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know
that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.
2:10: Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for,
lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
2:11: And many nations shall be joined to the LORD
in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst
of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent
me unto thee.
2:12: And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion
in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.
2:13: Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for
he is raised up out of his holy habitation.
3:1: And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing
before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right
hand to resist him.
3:2: And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke
thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke
thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
3:3: Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments,
and stood before the angel.
3:4: And he answered and spake unto those that stood
before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And
unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass
from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
3:5: And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his
head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him
with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
3:6: And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua,
3:7: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk
in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also
judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give
thee places to walk among these that stand by.
3:8: Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and
thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at:
for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
3:9: For behold the stone that I have laid before
Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave
the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove
the iniquity of that land in one day.
3:10: In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall
ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig
4:1: And the angel that talked with me came again,
and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,
4:2: And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said,
I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl
upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes
to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
4:3: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right
side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
4:4: So I answered and spake to the angel that talked
with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
4:5: Then the angel that talked with me answered
and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said,
No, my lord.
4:6: Then he answered and spake unto me, saying,
This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might,
nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
4:7: Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel
thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone
thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
4:8: Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me,
4:9: The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation
of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt
know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.
4:10: For who hath despised the day of small things?
for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand
of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD,
which run to and fro through the whole earth.
4:11: Then answered I, and said unto him, What are
these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and
upon the left side thereof?
4:12: And I answered again, and said unto him, What
be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes
empty the golden oil out of themselves?
4:13: And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not
what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
4:14: Then said he, These are the two anointed ones,
that stand by the LORD of the whole earth.
5:1: Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and
looked, and behold a flying roll.
5:2: And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I
answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits,
and the breadth thereof ten cubits.
5:3: Then said he unto me, This is the curse that
goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that
stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and
every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according
5:4: I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts,
and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house
of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in
the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof
and the stones thereof.
5:5: Then the angel that talked with me went forth,
and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this
that goeth forth.
5:6: And I said, What is it? And he said, This is
an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance
through all the earth.
5:7: And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of
lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
5:8: And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast
it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead
upon the mouth thereof.
5:9: Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and,
behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings;
for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted
up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
5:10: Then said I to the angel that talked with me,
Whither do these bear the ephah?
5:11: And he said unto me, To build it an house in
the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there
upon her own base.
6:1: And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked,
and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains;
and the mountains were mountains of brass.
6:2: In the first chariot were red horses; and in
the second chariot black horses;
6:3: And in the third chariot white horses; and in
the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.
6:4: Then I answered and said unto the angel that
talked with me, What are these, my lord?
6:5: And the angel answered and said unto me, These
are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing
before the Lord of all the earth.
6:6: The black horses which are therein go forth
into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and
the grisled go forth toward the south country.
6:7: And the bay went forth, and sought to go that
they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get
you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked
to and fro through the earth.
6:8: Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying,
Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my
spirit in the north country.
6:9: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
6:10: Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai,
of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come
thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of
6:11: Then take silver and gold, and make crowns,
and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the
6:12: And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the
LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH;
and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the
temple of the LORD:
6:13: Even he shall build the temple of the LORD;
and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne;
and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace
shall be between them both.
6:14: And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah,
and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial
in the temple of the LORD.
6:15: And they that are far off shall come and build
in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of
hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if
ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.
7:1: And it came to pass in the fourth year of king
Darius, that the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth
day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu;
7:2: When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer
and Regem-melech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,
7:3: And to speak unto the priests which were in
the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should
I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these
so many years?
7:4: Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto
7:5: Speak unto all the people of the land, and to
the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and
seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto
me, even to me?
7:6: And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink,
did not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?
7:7: Should ye not hear the words which the LORD
hath cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited
and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when
men inhabited the south and the plain?
7:8: And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah,
7:9: Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute
true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his
7:10: And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless,
the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against
his brother in your heart.
7:11: But they refused to hearken, and pulled away
the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
7:12: Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone,
lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of
hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore
came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.
7:13: Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried,
and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear,
saith the LORD of hosts:
7:14: But I scattered them with a whirlwind among
all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate
after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they
laid the pleasant land desolate.
8:1: Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to
8:2: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous
for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great
8:3: Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion,
and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall
be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts
the holy mountain.
8:4: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet
old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every
man with his staff in his hand for very age.
8:5: And the streets of the city shall be full of
boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.
8:6: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous
in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should
it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.
8:7: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will
save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
8:8: And I will bring them, and they shall dwell
in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I
will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.
8:9: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands
be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth
of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of
the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might
8:10: For before these days there was no hire for
man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him
that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set
all men every one against his neighbour.
8:11: But now I will not be unto the residue of this
people as in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.
8:12: For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine
shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase,
and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant
of this people to possess all these things.
8:13: And it shall come to pass, that as ye were
a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel;
so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but
let your hands be strong.
8:14: For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought
to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the
LORD of hosts, and I repented not:
8:15: So again have I thought in these days to do
well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.
8:16: These are the things that ye shall do; Speak
ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment
of truth and peace in your gates:
8:17: And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts
against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are
things that I hate, saith the LORD.
8:18: And the word of the LORD of hosts came unto
8:19: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the
fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh,
and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy
and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and
8:20: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet
come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants
of many cities:
8:21: And the inhabitants of one city shall go to
another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and
to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also.
8:22: Yea, many people and strong nations shall come
to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the
8:23: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days
it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all
languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of
him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard
that God is with you.
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.
9:2: And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus,
and Zidon, though it be very wise.
9:3: And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and
heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the
9:4: Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will
smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.
9:5: 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.
9:6: And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will
cut off the pride of the Philistines.
9:7: 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.
9:8: 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.
9:9: 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.
9:10: 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 river even to the ends
of the earth.
9:11: As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant
I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
9:12: Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of
hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto
9:13: 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.
9:14: 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.
9:15: 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.
9:16: 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.
9:17: For how great is his goodness, and how great
is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new
wine the maids.
10:1: Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the
latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them
showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
10:2: For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners
have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain:
therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled,
because there was no shepherd.
10:3: Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds,
and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his
flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse
in the battle.
10:4: Out of him came forth the corner, out of him
the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor
10:5: And they shall be as mighty men, which tread
down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and
they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders
on horses shall be confounded.
10:6: And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and
I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to
place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though
I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will
10:7: And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty
man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their
children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice
in the LORD.
10:8: I will hiss for them, and gather them; for
I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.
10:9: And I will sow them among the people: and they
shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their
children, and turn again.
10:10: I will bring them again also out of the land
of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them
into the land of Gilead and Labanon; and place shall not be found
10:11: And he shall pass through the sea with affliction,
and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the
river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought
down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.
10:12: And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and
they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.
11:1: Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may
devour thy cedars.
11:2: Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because
the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest
of the vintage is come down.
11:3: There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds;
for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions;
for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.
11:4: Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock
of the slaughter;
11:5: Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves
not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD;
for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
11:6: For I will no more pity the inhabitants of
the land, saith the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every
one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king:
and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not
11:7: And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even
you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the
one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the
11:8: Three shepherds also I cut off in one month;
and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
11:9: Then said I, I will not feed you: that that
dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut
off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.
11:10: And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut
it assunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with
all the people.
11:11: And it was broken in that day: and so the
poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word
of the LORD.
11:12: And I said unto them, If ye think good, give
me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price
thirty pieces of silver.
11:13: And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the
potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took
the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the
house of the LORD.
11:14: Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even
Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
11:15: And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee
yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
11:16: For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the
land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall
seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that
that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and
tear their claws in pieces.
11:17: Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the
flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye:
his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly
12:1: The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel,
saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth
the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within
12:2: Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling
unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege
both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
12:3: And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome
stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall
be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered
together against it.
12:4: In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every
horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will
open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse
of the people with blindness.
12:5: And the governors of Judah shall say in their
heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the
LORD of hosts their God.
12:6: In that day will I make the governors of Judah
like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire
in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about,
on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited
again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
12:7: The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah
first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the
inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
12:8: In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants
of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall
be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel
of the LORD before them.
12:9: And it shall come to pass in that day, that
I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
12:10: And I will pour upon the house of David, and
upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of
supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced,
and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son,
and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness
for his firstborn.
12:11: In that day shall there be a great mourning
in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of
12:12: And the land shall mourn, every family apart;
the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart;
the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
12:13: The family of the house of Levi apart, and
their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives
12:14: All the families that remain, every family
apart, and their wives apart.
13:1: In that day there shall be a fountain opened
to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for
sin and for uncleanness.
13:2: And it shall come to pass in that day, saith
the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols
out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also
I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of
13:3: And it shall come to pass, that when any shall
yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall
say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the
name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him
shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.
13:4: And it shall come to pass in that day, that
the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he
hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
13:5: But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an
husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
13:6: And one shall say unto him, What are these
wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which
I was wounded in the house of my friends.
13:7: Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against
the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the
shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine
hand upon the little ones.
13:8: And it shall come to pass, that in all the
land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die;
but the third shall be left therein.
13:9: And I will bring the third part through the
fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try
them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will
hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The
LORD is my God.
14:1: Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy
spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
14:2: For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem
to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled,
and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into
captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off
from the city.
14:3: Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against
those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
14:4: And his feet shall stand in that day upon the
mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the
mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east
and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and
half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of
it toward the south.
14:5: And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains;
for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye
shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the
days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come,
and all the saints with thee.
14:6: And it shall come to pass in that day, that
the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
14:7: But it shall be one day which shall be known
to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that
at evening time it shall be light.
14:8: And it shall be in that day, that living waters
shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea,
and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter
shall it be.
14:9: And the LORD shall be king over all the earth:
in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
14:10: All the land shall be turned as a plain from
Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up,
and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place
of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of
Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.
14:11: And men shall dwell in it, and there shall
be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
14:12: And this shall be the plague wherewith the
LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem;
Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,
and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue
shall consume away in their mouth.
14:13: And it shall come to pass in that day, that
a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall
lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand
shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
14:14: And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and
the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together,
gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
14:15: And so shall be the plague of the horse, of
the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts
that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
14:16: And it shall come to pass, that every one
that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall
even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of
hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
14:17: And it shall be, that whoso will not come
up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship
the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
14:18: And if the family of Egypt go not up, and
come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith
the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast
14:19: This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and
the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast
14:20: In that day shall there be upon the bells
of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD's
house shall be like the bowl's before the altar.
14:21: Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall
be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice
shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day
there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD