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Zechariah 10 - 14


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Zechariah 10

1 Ask ye of Jehovah rain in the time of the latter rain, even of Jehovah that maketh lightnings; and he will give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

2 For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie; and they have told false dreams, they comfort in vain: therefore they go their way like sheep, they are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.

3 Mine anger is kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the he-goats; for Jehovah of hosts hath visited his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them as his goodly horse in the battle.

4 From him shall come forth the corner-stone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler together.

5 And they shall be as mighty men, treading down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle; and they shall fight, because Jehovah is with them; and the riders on horses shall be confounded.

6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them back; for I have mercy upon them; and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am Jehovah their God, and I will hear them.

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 rejoice; their heart shall be glad in Jehovah.

8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them; and they shall increase as they have increased.

9 And I will sow them among the peoples; and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and shall return.

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 Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.

11 And he will pass through the sea of affliction, and will smite the waves in the sea, and all the depths of the Nile shall dry up; and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart.

12 And I will strengthen them in Jehovah; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith Jehovah.

Zechariah 11

1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

2 Wail, O fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen, because the goodly ones are destroyed: wail, O ye oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest is come down.

3 A voice of the wailing of the shepherds! for their glory is destroyed: a voice of the roaring of young lions! for the pride of the Jordan is laid waste.

4 Thus said Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter;

5 whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty; and they that sell them say, Blessed be Jehovah, for I am rich; and their own shepherds pity them not.

6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith Jehovah; but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbor's hand, and into the hand of his king; and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.

7 So I fed the flock of slaughter, verily the 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 flock.

8 And I cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary of them, and their soul also loathed me.

9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that which dieth, let it die; and that which is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let them that are left eat every one the flesh of another.

10 And I took my staff Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

11 And it was broken in that day; and thus the poor of the flock that gave heed unto me knew that it was the word of Jehovah.

12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my hire; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my hire thirty pieces of silver.

13 And Jehovah said unto me, Cast it unto the potter, the goodly price that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them unto the potter, in the house of Jehovah.

14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 And Jehovah said unto me, Take unto thee yet again the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit those that are cut off, neither will seek those that are scattered, nor heal that which is broken, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat sheep, and will tear their hoofs in pieces.

17 Woe to the worthless 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 darkened.

Zechariah 12

1 The burden of the word of Jehovah concerning Israel. Thus saith Jehovah, who stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him:

2 behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of reeling unto all the peoples round about, and upon Judah also shall it be in the siege against Jerusalem.

3 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples; all that burden themselves with it shall be sore wounded; and all the nations of the earth shall be gathered together against it.

4 In that day, saith Jehovah, I will smite every horse with terror, and his rider with madness; and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the peoples with blindness.

5 And the chieftains of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in Jehovah of hosts their God.

6 In that day will I make the chieftains of Judah like a pan of fire among wood, and like a flaming torch among sheaves; and they shall devour all the peoples round about, on the right hand and on the left; and they of Jerusalem shall yet again dwell in their own place, even in Jerusalem.

7 Jehovah also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem be not magnified above Judah.

8 In that day shall Jehovah 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 Jehovah before them.

9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look unto 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 first-born.

11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

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;

13 the family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart;

14 all the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.

Zechariah 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.

2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith Jehovah 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 the land.

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 Jehovah; and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.

4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he prophesieth; neither shall they wear a hairy mantle to deceive:

5 but he shall say, I am no prophet, I am a tiller of the ground; for I have been made a bondman from my youth.

6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds between thine arms? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith Jehovah of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered; and I will turn my hand upon the little ones.

8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith Jehovah, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

9 And I will bring the third part into 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, Jehovah is my God.

Zechariah 14

1 Behold, a day of Jehovah cometh, when thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

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.

3 Then shall Jehovah go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

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 be cleft 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.

5 And ye shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azel; yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and Jehovah my God shall come, and all the holy ones with thee.

6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall not be light; the bright ones shall withdraw themselves:

7 but it shall be one day which is known unto Jehovah; not day, and not night; but it shall come to pass, that at evening time there shall be light.

8 And it shall come to pass in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

9 And Jehovah shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall Jehovah be one, and his name one.

10 All the land shall be made like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she shall be lifted up, and shall dwell in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel unto the king's wine-presses.

11 And men shall dwell therein, and there shall be no more curse; but Jerusalem shall dwell safely.

12 And this shall be the plague wherewith Jehovah will smite all the peoples that have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from Jehovah shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor.

14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the nations round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

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 those camps, as that plague.

16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Jehovah of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

17 And it shall be, that whoso of all the families of the earth goeth not up unto Jerusalem to worship the King, Jehovah of hosts, upon them there shall be no rain.

18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, neither shall it be upon them; there shall be the plague wherewith Jehovah will smite the nations that go not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that go not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLY UNTO JEHOVAH; and the pots in Jehovah's house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holy unto Jehovah of hosts; and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and boil therein: and in that day there shall be no more a Canaanite in the house of Jehovah of hosts.

Amplified

Zechariah 10

1 ASK OF the Lord rain in the time of the latter {or} spring rain. It is the Lord Who makes lightnings which usher in the rain {and} give men showers, and grass to everyone in the field.

2 For the teraphim (household idols) have spoken vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility) and the diviners have seen a lie and the dreamers have told false dreams; they comfort in vain. Therefore the people go their way like sheep; they are afflicted {and} hurt because there is no shepherd.

3 My anger is kindled against the shepherds +[who are not true shepherds+] and I will punish the goat leaders, for the Lord of hosts has visited His flock, the house of Judah, and will make them as His beautiful {and} majestic horse in the battle.

4 Out of him +[Judah+] shall come forth the Cornerstone, out of him the tent peg, out of him the battle bow; every ruler shall proceed from him.

5 And they shall be like mighty men treading down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle, and they shall fight because the Lord is with them, and the +[oppressor's+] riders on horses shall be confounded {and} put to shame.

6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah and I will save the house of Joseph +[Ephraim+]. I will bring them back {and} cause them to dwell securely, for I have mercy, loving-kindness, {and} compassion for them. They shall be as though I had not cast them off, for I am the Lord their God, and I will hear them.

7 Then Ephraim +[the ten tribes+] shall become like a mighty warrior, and their hearts shall rejoice as through wine; yes, their children shall see it and rejoice; their hearts shall feel great delight {and} glory triumphantly in the Lord!

8 I will hiss for them +[as the keeper does for his bees+] and gather them in, for I have redeemed them, and they shall increase +[again+] as they have increased +[before, in Egypt+].

9 And though I sow them among the nations, yet they shall +[earnestly+] remember Me in far countries, and with their children they shall live and shall return +[to God and the land He gave them+].

10 I will bring them +[all Israel+] home again from the land of Egypt and gather them out of Assyria, and I will bring them into the land +[on the east and on the west of the Jordan, into+] Gilead and Lebanon, and room enough shall not be found for them.

11 And +[the Lord+] will pass through the sea of distress {and} affliction +[at the head of His people, as He did at the Red Sea+]; and He will smite down the waves of the sea, and all the depths of the +[river+] Nile shall be dried up {and} put to shame; and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down and the scepter {or} rod +[of the taskmasters of Egypt+] shall pass away.

12 And I will strengthen +[Israel+] in the Lord, and they shall walk up and down {and} glory in His name, says the Lord.

Zechariah 11

1 OPEN YOUR doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars!

2 Wail, O fir tree {and} cypress, for the cedar has fallen, because the glorious {and} lofty trees are laid waste! Wail, O you oaks of Bashan, for the thick {and} inaccessible forest +[on the steep mountainside+] has in flames been felled!

3 A voice of the wailing of the shepherds, for their glory, the broad pasturage, is laid waste! A voice of the roaring of young lions, for the pride of the Jordan +[the jungle or thickets+] is ruined!

4 Thus says the Lord my God: Shepherd the flock +[destined+] for slaughter,

5 Whose buyers {or} possessors slay them and hold themselves not guilty; and they who sell them say, Blessed be the Lord, for I have become rich! And their own shepherds neither pity {nor} spare them +[from the wolves+].

6 For I will no more pity {or} spare the inhabitants of the land, says the Lord; but behold, I will deliver every man into his neighbor's hand and into the hand of his +[foreign+] king. And +[the enemy+] shall lay waste the land, and I will not deliver +[the people+] out of the hand +[of the foreign oppressor+].

7 So I +[Zechariah+] shepherded the flock of slaughter, truly +[as the name implies+] the most miserable of sheep. And I took two +[shepherd's+] staffs, the one I called Beauty {or} Grace and the other I called Bands {or} Union; and I fed {and} shepherded the flock.

8 And I cut off the three shepherds +[the civil authorities, the priests, and the prophets+] in one month, for I was weary {and} impatient with them, and they also loathed me.

9 So I +[Zechariah+] said, I will not be your shepherd. What is to die, let it die, and what is to be destroyed, let it be destroyed; and let the survivors devour one another's flesh.

10 And I took my staff, Beauty {or} Grace, and broke it in pieces to show that I was annulling the covenant {or} agreement which I had made with all the peoples +[not to molest them+].

11 So the covenant was annulled on that day, and thus the most wretched of the flock {and} the traffickers in the sheep who were watching me knew (recognized and understood) that it was truly the word of the Lord.

12 And I said to them, If it seems just {and} right to you, give me my wages; but if not, withhold them. So they weighed out for my price thirty pieces of silver.

13 And the Lord said to me, Cast it to the potter +[as if He said, To the dogs!+]--the munificently +[miserable+] sum at which I +[and My shepherd+] am priced by them! And I +[Zechariah+] took the thirty pieces of silver and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.

14 Then I broke into pieces my other staff, Bands {or} Union, indicating that I was annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 And the Lord said to me, Take up once more the implements +[the staff and rod of a shepherd, but this time+] of a worthless {and} wicked shepherd.

16 For behold, I will raise up a false shepherd in the land; the lost {and} perishing he will not miss {or} visit, the young {and} scattered he will not go to seek, the wounded {and} broken he will not heal, nor will he feed those that are sound {and} strong; but he will eat the flesh of the fat ones and break off their hoofs +[to consume all the flesh+].

17 Woe to the worthless {and} foolish shepherd who deserts the flock! The sword shall smite his arm and his right eye; his arm shall be utterly withered and his right eye utterly blinded.

Zechariah 12

1 THE BURDEN {or} oracle (the thing to be lifted up) of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him:

2 Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup {or} bowl of reeling to all the peoples round about, and in the siege against Jerusalem will there also be a siege against {and} upon Judah.

3 And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples; all who lift it {or} burden themselves with it shall be sorely wounded. And all the nations of the earth shall come {and} gather together against it.

4 In that day, says the Lord, I will smite every horse +[of the armies that contend against Jerusalem+] with terror {and} panic and his rider with madness; and I will open My eyes {and} regard with favor the house of Judah and will smite every horse of the opposing nations with blindness.

5 And the chiefs of Judah shall say in their hearts, The inhabitants of Jerusalem are our strength in the Lord of hosts, their God.

6 In that day will I make the chiefs of Judah like a big, blazing pot among +[sticks of+] wood and like a flaming torch among sheaves +[of grain+], and they shall devour all the peoples round about, on the right hand and on the left; and they of Jerusalem shall yet again dwell {and} sit securely in their own place, in Jerusalem.

7 And the Lord shall save {and} give victory to the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not be magnified {and} exalted above Judah.

8 In that day will the Lord guard {and} defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and he who is +[spiritually+] feeble {and} stumbles among them in that day +[of persecution+] shall become +[strong and noble+] like David; and the house of David +[shall maintain its supremacy+] like God, like the Angel of the Lord Who is before them.

9 And it shall be in that day that I will make it My aim to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

10 And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace {or} unmerited favor and supplication. And they shall look +[earnestly+] upon Me Whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him as one who is in bitterness for his firstborn.

11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of +[the city of+] Hadadrimmon in the Valley of Megiddo +[over beloved King Josiah+].

12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart: the +[kingly+] family of the house of David apart and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan +[David's son+] apart and their wives apart;

13 The +[priestly+] family of the house of Levi apart and their wives apart; the family of Shimei +[grandson of Levi+] apart and their wives apart;

14 All the families that are left, each by itself, and their wives by themselves +[each with an overwhelming individual sorrow over having blindly rejected their unrecognized Messiah+].

Zechariah 13

1 IN THAT day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem +[to cleanse them from+] sin and uncleanness.

2 And in that day, says the Lord of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no more be remembered; and also I will remove from the land the +[false+] prophets and the unclean spirit.

3 And if anyone again appears +[falsely+] as a prophet, then his father and his mother who bore him shall say to him, You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the Lord; and his father and his mother who bore him shall thrust him through when he prophesies.

4 And in that day the +[false+] prophets shall each be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies, nor will he wear a hairy {or} rough garment to deceive,

5 But he will +[deny his identity and+] say, I am no prophet. I am a tiller of the ground, for I have been made a bond servant from my youth.

6 And one shall say to him, What are these wounds on your breast {or} between your hands? Then he will answer, Those with which I was wounded +[when disciplined+] in the house of my +[loving+] friends.

7 Awake, O sword, against My shepherd and against the man who is My associate, says the Lord of hosts; smite the shepherd and the sheep +[of the flock+] shall be scattered, and I will turn back My hand {and} stretch it out again upon the little ones +[of the flock+].

8 And in all the land, says the Lord, two-thirds shall be cut off and perish, but one-third shall be left alive.

9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined and will test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will hear {and} answer them. I will say, It is My people; and they will say, The Lord is my God.

Zechariah 14

1 BEHOLD, A day of the Lord is coming when the spoil +[taken from you+] shall be divided +[among the victors+] in the midst of you.

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 into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3 Then shall the Lord go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle.

4 And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from the east to the west by a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north and half of it toward the south.

5 And you shall flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal, and you shall flee as you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and the Lord my +[Zechariah's+] God shall come, and all the holy ones +[saints and angels+] with {Him.}

6 And it shall come to pass in that day that there shall not be light; the glorious {and} bright ones +[the heavenly bodies+] shall be darkened.

7 But it shall be one continuous day, known to the Lord--not day and not night, but at evening time there shall be light.

8 And it shall be in that day that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern +[Dead+] Sea and half of them to the western +[Mediterranean+] Sea; in summer and in winter shall it be.

9 And the Lord shall be King over all the earth; in that day the Lord shall be one +[in the recognition and worship of men+] and His name one.

10 All the land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon, +[the Rimmon that is+] south of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem shall remain lifted up on its site and dwell in its place, from Benjamin's gate to the place of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses.

11 And it shall be inhabited, for there shall be no more curse {or} ban of utter destruction, but Jerusalem shall dwell securely.

12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the peoples that have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh shall rot away while they stand upon their feet and their eyes shall corrode away in their sockets and their tongue shall decay away in their mouth.

13 And in that day there shall be a great confusion, discomfiture, {and} panic among them from the Lord; and they shall seize each his neighbor's hand, and the hand of the one shall be raised against the hand of the other.

14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the nations round about shall be gathered together--gold and silver and apparel in great abundance.

15 And as that plague on men, so shall be the plague on the horse, on the mule, on the camel, on the donkey, and on all the livestock {and} beasts that may be in those camps.

16 And everyone who 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 {or} Booths.

17 And it shall be that whoso of the families of the earth shall not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, upon them there shall be no rain.

18 And if the family of Egypt does not go up to Jerusalem and present themselves, upon them there shall be no rain, but there shall be the plague with which the Lord will smite the nations that go not up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

19 This shall be the consequent punishment of the sin of Egypt and the consequent punishment of the sin of all the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

20 In that day there shall be +[written+] upon the +[little+] bells on the horses, HOLY TO THE LORD, and the pots in the Lord's house shall be holy to the Lord like the bowls before the altar.

21 Yes, every pot in all the houses of Jerusalem and in Judah shall be dedicated {and} holy to the Lord of hosts, and all who sacrifice may come and take of them and boil their sacrifices in them +[and traders in such wares will no longer be seen at the temple+]. And in that day there shall be no more a Canaanite +[that is, any godless or unclean person, whether Jew or Gentile+] in the house of the Lord of hosts.

Basic Bible

Zechariah 10

1 Make your request to the Lord for rain in the time of the spring rains, even to the Lord who makes the thunder-flames; and he will give them showers of rain, to every man grass in the field.

2 For the images have said what is not true, and the readers of signs have seen deceit; they have given accounts of false dreams, they give comfort to no purpose: so they go out of the way like sheep, they are troubled because they have no keeper.

3 My wrath is burning against the keepers of the flock, and I will send punishment on the he-goats: for the Lord of armies takes care of his flock, the people of Judah, and will make them like the horse of his pride in the fight.

4 From him will come the keystone, from him the nail, from him the bow of war, from him will come every ruler;

5 Together they will be like men of war, crushing down their haters into the earth of the streets in the fight; they will make war because the Lord is with them: and the horsemen will be shamed.

6 And I will make the children of Judah strong, and I will be the saviour of the children of Joseph, and I will make them come back again, for I have had mercy on them: they will be as if I had not given them up: for I am the Lord their God and I will give them an answer.

7 And Ephraim will be like a man of war, and their hearts will be glad as with wine; and their children will see it with joy; their hearts will be glad in the Lord.

8 With the sound of the pipe I will get them together; for I have given the price to make them free: and they will be increased as they were increased.

9 Though I had them planted among the peoples, they will keep me in mind in far countries: and they will take care of their children and will come back.

10 And I will make them come back out of the land of Egypt, and will get them together out of Assyria; and I will take them into the land of Gilead, and it will not be wide enough for them.

11 And they will go through the sea of Egypt, and all the deep waters of the Nile will become dry: and the pride of Assyria will be made low, and the power of Egypt will be taken away.

12 And their strength will be in the Lord; and their pride will be in his name, says the Lord.

Zechariah 11

1 Let your doors be open, O Lebanon, so that fire may be burning among your cedars.

2 Give a cry of grief, O fir-tree, for the fall of the cedar, because the great ones have been made low: give cries of grief, O you oaks of Bashan, for the strong trees of the wood have come down.

3 The sound of the crying of the keepers of the flock! for their glory is made waste: the sound of the loud crying of the young lions! for the pride of Jordan is made waste.

4 This is what the Lord my God has said: Take care of the flock of death;

5 Whose owners put them to death and have no sense of sin; and those who get a price for them say, May the Lord be praised for I have much wealth: and the keepers of the flock have no pity for them.

6 For I will have no more pity for the people of the land, says the Lord; but I will give up everyone into his neighbour's hand and into the hand of his king: and they will make the land waste, and I will not keep them safe from their hands.

7 So I took care of the flock of death, for those who made profit out of the flock; and I took for myself two rods, naming one Beautiful, and the other Bands; and I took care of the flock.

8 And in one month I put an end to the three keepers of the flock; for my soul was tired of them, and their souls were disgusted with me.

9 And I said, I will not take care of you: If death comes to any, let death be its fate; if any is cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest take one another's flesh for food.

10 And I took my rod Beautiful, cutting it in two, so that the Lord's agreement, which he had made with all the peoples, might be broken.

11 And it was broken on that day: and the sheep-traders, who were watching me, were certain that it was the word of the Lord.

12 And I said to them, If it seems good to you, give me my payment; and if not, do not give it. So they gave me my payment by weight, thirty shekels of silver.

13 And the Lord said to me, Put it into the store-house, the price at which I was valued by them. And I took the thirty shekels of silver and put them into the store-house in the house of the Lord.

14 Then I took my other rod, the one named Bands, cutting it in two, so that the relation of brothers between Judah and Israel might be broken.

15 And the Lord said to me, Take again the instruments of a foolish keeper of sheep.

16 For see, I will put a sheep-keeper over the land, who will have no care for that which is cut off, and will not go in search of the wanderers, or make well what is broken, and he will not give food to that which is ill, but he will take for his food the flesh of the fat, and let their feet be broken.

17 A curse on the foolish keeper who goes away from the flock! the sword will be on his arm and on his right eye: his arm will become quite dry and his eye will be made completely dark.

Zechariah 12

1 The word of the Lord about Israel. The Lord by whom the heavens are stretched out and the bases of the earth put in place, and the spirit of man formed inside him, has said:

2 See, I will make Jerusalem a cup of shaking fear to all the peoples round about, when Jerusalem is shut in.

3 And it will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a stone of great weight for all the peoples; all those who take it up will be badly wounded; and all the nations of the earth will come together against it.

4 In that day, says the Lord, I will put fear into every horse and make every horseman go off his head: and my eyes will be open on the people of Judah, and I will make every horse of the peoples blind.

5 And the families of Judah will say in their hearts, The people of Jerusalem have their strength in the Lord of armies, their God.

6 In that day I will make the families of Judah like a pot with fire in it among trees, and like a flaming stick among cut grain; they will send destruction on all the peoples round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem will be living again in the place which is hers, that is, in Jerusalem.

7 And the Lord will give salvation to the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the family of David and the glory of the people of Jerusalem may not be greater than that of Judah.

8 In that day the Lord will be a cover over the people of Jerusalem; and he who is feeble among them in that day will be as strong as David, and the family of David will be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.

9 And it will come about on that day that I will take in hand the destruction of all the nations who come against Jerusalem.

10 And I will send down on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and of prayer; and their eyes will be turned to the one who was wounded by their hands: and they will be weeping for him as for an only son, and their grief for him will be bitter, like the grief of one sorrowing for his oldest son.

11 In that day there will be a great weeping in Jerusalem, like the weeping of Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

12 And the land will give itself to weeping, every family separately; the family of David by themselves, and their wives by themselves; the family of Nathan by themselves, and their wives by themselves;

13 The family of Levi by themselves, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by themselves, and their wives by themselves;

14 And all the other families by themselves, and their wives by themselves.

Zechariah 13

1 In that day there will be a fountain open to the family of David and to the people of Jerusalem, for sin and for that which is unclean.

2 And it will come about on that day, says the Lord of armies, that I will have the names of the images cut off out of the land, and there will be no more memory of them: and I will send all the prophets and the unclean spirit away from the land.

3 And if anyone goes on acting as a prophet, then his father and his mother who gave him life will say to him, You may not go on living, for you are saying what is false in the name of the Lord; and his father and his mother will put a sword through him when he does so.

4 And it will come about in that day that the prophets will be shamed, every man on account of his vision, when he is talking as a prophet; and they will not put on a robe of hair for purposes of deceit:

5 But he will say, I am no prophet, but a worker on the land; for I have been an owner of land from the time when I was young.

6 And if anyone says to him, What are these wounds between your hands? then he will say, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

7 Awake! O sword, against the keeper of my flock, and against him who is with me, says the Lord of armies: put to death the keeper of the sheep, and the sheep will go in flight: and my hand will be turned against the little ones.

8 And it will come about that in all the land, says the Lord, two parts of it will be cut off and come to an end; but the third will be still living there.

9 And I will make the third part go through the fire, cleaning them as silver is made clean, and testing them as gold is tested: and they will make their prayer to me and I will give them an answer: I will say, It is my people; and they will say, The Lord is my God.

Zechariah 14

1 See, a day of the Lord is coming when they will make division of your goods taken by force before your eyes.

2 For I will get all the nations together to make war against Jerusalem; and the town will be overcome, and the goods taken from the houses, and the women taken by force: and half the town will go away as prisoners, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the town.

3 Then the Lord will go out and make war against those nations, as he did in the day of the fight.

4 And in that day his feet will be on the Mount of Olives, which is opposite Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives will be parted in the middle to the east and to the west, forming a very great valley; and half the mountain will be moved to the north and half of it to the south.

5 And the valley will be stopped... and you will go in flight as you went in flight from the earth-shock in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah: and the Lord my God will come, and all his holy ones with him.

6 And in that day there will be no heat or cold or ice;

7 And it will be unbroken day, such as the Lord has knowledge of, without change of day and night, and even at nightfall it will be light.

8 And on that day living waters will go out from Jerusalem; half of them flowing to the sea on the east and half to the sea on the west: in summer and in winter it will be so.

9 And the Lord will be King over all the earth: in that day there will be one Lord and his name one.

10 And all the land will become like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she will be lifted up and be living in her place; from the doorway of Benjamin to the place of the first doorway, to the doorway of the angle, and from the tower of Hananel to the king's wine-crushing places, men will be living in her.

11 And there will be no more curse; but Jerusalem will be living without fear of danger.

12 And this will be the disease which the Lord will send on all the peoples which have been warring against Jerusalem: their flesh will be wasted away while they are on their feet, their eyes will be wasted in their heads and their tongues in their mouths.

13 And it will be on that day that a great fear will be sent among them from the Lord; and everyone will take his neighbour's hand, and every man's hand will be lifted against his neighbour's.

14 And even Judah will be fighting against Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the nations round about will be massed together, a great store of gold and silver and clothing.

15 And the horses and the transport beasts, the camels and the asses and all the beasts in those tents will be attacked by the same disease.

16 And it will come about that everyone who is still living, of all those nations who came against Jerusalem, will go up from year to year to give worship to the King, the Lord of armies, and to keep the feast of tents.

17 And it will be that if any one of all the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to give worship to the King, the Lord of armies, on them there will be no rain.

18 And if the family of Egypt does not go up or come there, they will be attacked by the disease which the Lord will send on the nations:

19 This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to keep the feast of tents.

20 On that day all the bells of the horses will be holy to the Lord, and the pots in the Lord's house will be like the basins before the altar.

21 And every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the Lord of armies: and all those who make offerings will come and take them for boiling their offerings: in that day there will be no more traders in the house of the Lord of armies.

Darby

Zechariah 10

1 Ask of Jehovah rain in the time of the latter rain; Jehovah will make lightnings, and he will give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

2 For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams: they comfort in vain. Therefore they have gone away as a flock, they are in distress, because there is no shepherd.

3 Mine anger is kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the he-goats; for Jehovah of hosts visiteth his flock, the house of Judah, and maketh them as his majestic horse in the battle.

4 From him shall come forth the corner-stone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every exactor together.

5 And they shall be as mighty men, treading down the mire of the streets in the battle; and they shall fight, for Jehovah is with them, and the riders on horses shall be put to shame.

6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them back again; for I will have mercy upon them; and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am Jehovah their God, and I will answer them.

7 And [they of] Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their hearts shall rejoice as through wine; and their children shall see [it], and rejoice; their heart shall be joyful in Jehovah.

8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall multiply as they used to multiply.

9 And I will sow them among the peoples, and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children and return.

10 And I will bring them again out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and [place] shall not be found for them.

11 And he shall pass through the sea of affliction, and shall smite the billows in the sea, and all the depths of the Nile shall dry up; and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.

12 And I will strengthen them in Jehovah; and they shall walk in his name, saith Jehovah.

Zechariah 11

1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

2 Howl, cypress, for the cedar is fallen; because the noble ones are spoiled. Howl, ye oaks of Bashan; for the strong forest is come down.

3 A voice of howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.

4 Thus saith Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter,

5 whose possessors slay them without being held guilty; and they that sell them say, Blessed be Jehovah! for I am become rich; and their own shepherds pity them not.

6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith Jehovah, and behold, I will deliver men, every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king; and they shall smite the land, and I will not deliver out of their hand.

7 So I fed the flock of slaughter, truly the 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 flock.

8 And I destroyed three shepherds in one month; and my soul was vexed with them, and their soul also loathed me.

9 And I said, I will not feed you: that which dieth, let it die; and that which perisheth let it perish; and let them which are left eat every one the flesh of another.

10 And I took my staff, Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

11 And it was broken in that day; and so the poor of the flock that gave heed to me knew that it was the word of Jehovah.

12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give [me] my hire; and if not, forbear. And they weighed for my hire thirty silver-pieces.

13 And Jehovah said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty silver-pieces, and cast them to the potter in the house of Jehovah.

14 And I cut asunder mine other staff, Bands, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 And Jehovah said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

16 For behold, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who shall not visit those that are about to perish, neither shall seek that which is strayed away, nor heal that which is wounded, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their hoofs in pieces.

17 Woe to the worthless 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 utterly darkened.

Zechariah 12

1 The burden of the word of Jehovah concerning Israel. [Thus] saith Jehovah, who stretcheth out the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him:

2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of bewilderment unto all the peoples round about, and also against Judah shall it be in the siege against Jerusalem.

3 And it shall come to pass in that day [that] I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone unto all peoples: all that burden themselves with it shall certainly be wounded, and all the nations of the earth shall be assembled together against it.

4 In that day, saith Jehovah, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness; but I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the peoples with blindness.

5 And the leaders of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength through Jehovah of hosts their God.

6 In that day will I make the leaders of Judah like a hearth of fire among wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the peoples round about, on the right hand and on the left; and Jerusalem shall dwell again in her own place, in Jerusalem.

7 And Jehovah shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem be not magnified over Judah.

8 In that day will Jehovah defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that stumbleth among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David as God, as the Angel of Jehovah before them.

9 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

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 on me whom they pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for an only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn.

11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

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;

13 the family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;

14 all the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.

Zechariah 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.

2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith Jehovah 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 the land.

3 And it shall come to pass, if any shall yet prophesy, that his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of Jehovah; and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.

4 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he prophesieth; neither shall they wear a hairy mantle to deceive.

5 And he shall say, I am no prophet, I am a tiller of the ground; for man acquired me [as bondman] from my youth.

6 And one shall say unto him, What are those wounds in thy hands? And he will say, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, even against the man [that is] my fellow, saith Jehovah of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered, and I will turn my hand upon the little ones.

8 And it shall come to pass in all the land, saith Jehovah, two parts therein shall be cut off [and] die; but the third shall be left therein.

9 And I will bring the third part into 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 answer them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God.

Zechariah 14

1 Behold, the day cometh for Jehovah, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

2 And I will assemble all the 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 rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3 And Jehovah will go forth and fight with those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem toward the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, -- a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

5 And ye shall flee [by] the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: ye shall even flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. And Jehovah my God shall come, [and] all the holy ones with thee.

6 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] there shall not be light; the shining shall be obscured.

7 And it shall be one day which is known to Jehovah, not day, and not night; and it shall come to pass, at eventide it shall be light.

8 And it shall come to pass in that day [that] living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

9 And Jehovah shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Jehovah, and his name one.

10 All the land from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem shall be turned as the Arabah; and [Jerusalem] shall be lifted up, and shall dwell in her own 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.

11 And [men] shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; and Jerusalem shall dwell safely.

12 And this shall be the plague wherewith Jehovah will smite all the peoples that have warred 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.

13 And it shall come to pass in that day [that] a great panic from Jehovah 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 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the nations round about shall be gathered together -- gold, and silver, and garments, in great abundance.

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 those camps, as this plague.

16 And it shall come to pass, that all that are left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Jehovah of hosts, and to celebrate the feast of tabernacles.

17 And it shall be, that whoso goeth not up of the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, Jehovah of hosts, upon them shall be no rain.

18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, neither [shall it be] upon them; [there] shall be the plague, wherewith Jehovah will smite the nations that go not up to celebrate the feast of tabernacles.

19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that go not up to celebrate the feast of tabernacles.

20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO JEHOVAH; and the pots in Jehovah's house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

21 And every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto Jehovah 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 a Canaanite in the house of Jehovah of hosts.

King James Version

Zechariah 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.

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.

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.

4 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.

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.

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 hear them.

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.

8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.

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 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 Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.

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.

12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.

Zechariah 11

1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

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.

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.

4 Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;

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.

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 deliver them.

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 flock.

8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

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.

10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

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.

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.

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.

14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

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.

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 darkened.

Zechariah 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 him.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

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.

11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

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;

13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;

14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.

Zechariah 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.

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 the land.

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.

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:

5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zechariah 14

1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

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.

3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

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.

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.

6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:

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.

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.

9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

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.

11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 of tabernacles.

19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

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 bowls before the altar.

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 of hosts.

Latin Vulgate

Zechariah 10

1 petite a Domino pluviam in tempore serotino et Dominus faciet nives et pluviam imbris dabit eis singulis herbam in agro

2 quia simulacra locuta sunt inutile et divini viderunt mendacium et somniatores frustra locuti sunt vane consolabantur idcirco abducti sunt quasi grex adfligentur quia non est eis pastor

3 super pastores iratus est furor meus et super hircos visitabo quia visitavit Dominus exercituum gregem suum domum Iuda et posuit eos quasi equum gloriae suae in bello

4 ex ipso angulus ex ipso paxillus ex ipso arcus proelii ex ipso egredietur omnis exactor simul

5 et erunt quasi fortes conculcantes lutum viarum in proelio et bellabunt quia Dominus cum eis et confundentur ascensores equorum

6 et confortabo domum Iuda et domum Ioseph salvabo et convertam eos quia miserebor eorum et erunt sicut fuerunt quando non proieceram eos ego enim Dominus Deus eorum et exaudiam eos

7 et erunt quasi fortes Ephraim et laetabitur cor eorum quasi a vino et filii eorum videbunt et laetabuntur et exultabit cor eorum in Domino

8 sibilabo eis et congregabo illos quia redemi eos et multiplicabo eos sicut ante fuerant multiplicati

9 et seminabo eos in populis et de longe recordabuntur mei et vivent cum filiis suis et revertentur

10 et reducam eos de terra Aegypti et de Assyriis congregabo eos et ad terram Galaad et Libani adducam eos et non invenietur eis locus

11 et transibit in maris freto et percutiet in mari fluctus et confundentur omnia profunda Fluminis et humiliabitur superbia Assur et sceptrum Aegypti recedet

12 confortabo eos in Domino et in nomine eius ambulabunt dicit Dominus

Zechariah 11

1 aperi Libane portas tuas et comedat ignis cedros tuas

2 ulula abies quia cecidit cedrus quoniam magnifici vastati sunt ululate quercus Basan quoniam succisus est saltus munitus

3 vox ululatus pastorum quia vastata est magnificentia eorum vox rugitus leonum quoniam vastata est superbia Iordanis

4 haec dicit Dominus Deus meus pasce pecora occisionis

5 quae qui possederant occidebant et non dolebant et vendebant ea dicentes benedictus Dominus divites facti sumus et pastores eorum non parcebant eis

6 et ego non parcam ultra super habitantes terram dicit Dominus ecce ego tradam homines unumquemque in manu proximi sui et in manu regis sui et concident terram et non eruam de manu eorum

7 et pascam pecus occisionis propter hoc o pauperes gregis et adsumpsi mihi duas virgas unam vocavi Decorem et alteram vocavi Funiculos et pavi gregem

8 et succidi tres pastores in mense uno et contracta est anima mea in eis siquidem anima eorum variavit in me

9 et dixi non pascam vos quod moritur moriatur et quod succiditur succidatur et reliqui vorent unusquisque carnem proximi sui

10 et tuli virgam meam quae vocabatur Decus et abscidi eam ut irritum facerem foedus meum quod percussi cum omnibus populis

11 et in irritum deductum est in die illa et cognoverunt sic pauperes gregis qui custodiunt mihi quia verbum Domini est

12 et dixi ad eos si bonum est in oculis vestris adferte mercedem meam et si non quiescite et adpenderunt mercedem meam triginta argenteos

13 et dixit Dominus ad me proice illud ad statuarium decorum pretium quod adpretiatus sum ab eis et tuli triginta argenteos et proieci illos in domo Domini ad statuarium

14 et praecidi virgam meam secundam quae appellabatur Funiculus ut dissolverem germanitatem inter Iudam et inter Israhel

15 et dixit Dominus ad me adhuc sume tibi vasa pastoris stulti

16 quia ecce ego suscitabo pastorem in terra qui derelicta non visitabit dispersum non quaeret et contritum non sanabit et id quod stat non enutriet et carnes pinguium comedet et ungulas eorum dissolvet

17 o pastor et idolum derelinquens gregem gladius super brachium eius et super oculum dextrum eius brachium eius ariditate siccabitur et oculus dexter eius tenebrescens obscurabitur

Zechariah 12

1 onus verbi Domini super Israhel dixit Dominus extendens caelum et fundans terram et fingens spiritum hominis in eo

2 ecce ego ponam Hierusalem superliminare crapulae omnibus populis in circuitu sed et Iuda erit in obsidione contra Hierusalem

3 et erit in die illa ponam Hierusalem lapidem oneris cunctis populis omnes qui levabunt eam concisione lacerabuntur et colligentur adversum eam omnia regna terrae

4 in die illa dicit Dominus percutiam omnem equum in stuporem et ascensorem eius in amentiam et super domum Iuda aperiam oculos meos et omnem equum populorum percutiam in caecitate

5 et dicent duces Iuda in corde suo confortentur mihi habitatores Hierusalem in Domino exercituum Deo eorum

6 in die illo ponam duces Iuda sicut caminum ignis in lignis et sicut facem ignis in faeno et devorabunt ad dextram et ad sinistram omnes populos in circuitu et habitabitur Hierusalem rursum in loco suo in Hierusalem

7 et salvabit Dominus tabernacula Iuda sicut in principio ut non magnifice glorietur domus David et gloria habitantium Hierusalem contra Iudam

8 in die illo proteget Dominus habitatores Hierusalem et erit qui offenderit ex eis in die illa quasi David et domus David quasi Dei sicut angelus Domini in conspectu eius

9 et erit in die illa quaeram conterere omnes gentes quae veniunt contra Hierusalem

10 et effundam super domum David et super habitatores Hierusalem spiritum gratiae et precum et aspicient ad me quem confixerunt et plangent eum planctu quasi super unigenitum et dolebunt super eum ut doleri solet in morte primogeniti

11 in die illa magnus erit planctus in Hierusalem sicut planctus Adadremmon in campo Mageddon

12 et planget terra familiae et familiae seorsum familiae domus David seorsum et mulieres eorum seorsum

13 familiae domus Nathan seorsum et mulieres eorum seorsum familiae domus Levi seorsum et mulieres eorum seorsum familiae Semei seorsum et mulieres eorum seorsum

14 omnes familiae reliquae familiae et familiae seorsum et mulieres eorum seorsum

Zechariah 13

1 in die illa erit fons patens domus David et habitantibus Hierusalem in ablutionem peccatoris et menstruatae

2 et erit in die illa dicit Dominus exercituum disperdam nomina idolorum de terra et non memorabuntur ultra et prophetas et spiritum inmundum auferam de terra

3 et erit cum prophetaverit quispiam ultra dicent ei pater eius et mater eius qui genuerunt eum non vives quia mendacium locutus es in nomine Domini et configent eum pater eius et mater eius genitores eius cum prophetaverit

4 et erit in die illa confundentur prophetae unusquisque ex visione sua cum prophetaverit nec operientur pallio saccino ut mentiantur

5 sed dicet non sum propheta homo agricola ego sum quoniam Adam exemplum meum ab adulescentia mea

6 et dicetur ei quid sunt plagae istae in medio manuum tuarum et dicet his plagatus sum in domo eorum qui diligebant me

7 framea suscitare super pastorem meum et super virum coherentem mihi dicit Dominus exercituum percute pastorem et dispergantur oves et convertam manum meam ad parvulos

8 et erunt in omni terra dicit Dominus partes duae in ea disperdentur et deficient et tertia pars relinquetur in ea

9 et ducam tertiam partem per ignem et uram eas sicut uritur argentum et probabo eos sicut probatur aurum ipse vocabit nomen meum et ego exaudiam eum dicam populus meus es et ipse dicet Dominus Deus meus

Zechariah 14

4 et stabunt pedes eius in die illa super montem Olivarum qui est contra Hierusalem ad orientem et scindetur mons Olivarum ex media parte sui ad orientem et occidentem praerupto grandi valde et separabitur medium montis ad aquilonem et medium eius ad meridiem

5 et fugietis ad vallem montium meorum quoniam coniungetur vallis montium usque ad proximum et fugietis sicut fugistis a facie terraemotus in diebus Oziae regis Iuda et veniet Dominus Deus meus omnesque sancti cum eo

6 et erit in die illa non erit lux sed frigus et gelu

7 et erit dies una quae nota est Domino non dies neque nox et in tempore vesperae erit lux

8 et erit in die illa exibunt aquae vivae de Hierusalem medium earum ad mare orientale et medium earum ad mare novissimum in aestate et in hieme erunt

9 et erit Dominus rex super omnem terram in die illa erit Dominus unus et erit nomen eius unum

10 et revertetur omnis terra usque ad desertum de colle Remmon ad austrum Hierusalem et exaltabitur et habitabit in loco suo a porta Beniamin usque ad locum portae Prioris usque ad portam Angulorum et a turre Ananehel usque ad torcularia regis

11 et habitabunt in ea et anathema non erit amplius sed sedebit Hierusalem secura

12 et haec erit plaga qua percutiet Dominus omnes gentes quae pugnaverunt adversus Hierusalem tabescet caro uniuscuiusque stantis super pedes suos et oculi eius contabescent in foraminibus suis et lingua eorum contabescet in ore suo

13 in die illo erit tumultus Domini magnus in eis et adprehendet vir manum proximi sui et conseretur manus eius super manum proximi sui

14 sed et Iudas pugnabit adversus Hierusalem et congregabuntur divitiae omnium gentium in circuitu aurum et argentum et vestes multae satis

15 et sic erit ruina equi et muli cameli et asini et omnium iumentorum quae fuerint in castris illis sicut ruina haec

16 et omnes qui reliqui fuerint de universis gentibus quae venerint contra Hierusalem ascendent ab anno in annum ut adorent regem Dominum exercituum et celebrent festivitatem tabernaculorum

17 et erit qui non ascenderit de familiis terrae ad Hierusalem ut adoret regem Dominum exercituum non erit super eos imber

18 quod si et familia Aegypti non ascenderit et non venerit nec super eos erit sed erit ruina qua percutiet Dominus omnes gentes quae non ascenderint ad celebrandam festivitatem tabernaculorum

19 hoc erit peccatum Aegypti et hoc peccatum omnium gentium quae non ascenderint ad celebrandam festivitatem tabernaculorum

20 in die illo erit quod super frenum equi est sanctum Domino et erunt lebetes in domo Domini quasi fialae coram altari

21 et erit omnis lebes in Hierusalem et in Iuda sanctificatus Domino exercituum et venient omnes immolantes et sument ex eis et coquent in eis et non erit mercator ultra in domo Domini exercituum in die illo

NASB 1977

Zechariah 10

1 Ask rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain-- The LORD who makes the storm clouds; And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to {each} man.

2 For the teraphim speak iniquity, And the diviners see lying visions, And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain. Therefore {the people} wander like sheep, They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.

3 ``My anger is kindled against the shepherds, And I will punish the male goats; For the LORD of hosts has visited His flock, the house of Judah, And will make them like His majestic horse in battle.

4 ``From them will come the cornerstone, From them the tent peg, From them the bow of battle, From them every ruler, {all} of them together.

5 ``And they will be as mighty men, Treading down {the enemy} in the mire of the streets in battle; And they will fight, for the LORD {will be} with them; And the riders on horses will be put to shame.

6 ``And I shall strengthen the house of Judah, And I shall save the house of Joseph, And I shall bring them back, Because I have had compassion on them; And they will be as though I had not rejected them, For I am the LORD their God, and I will answer them.

7 ``And Ephraim will be like a mighty man, And their heart will be glad as if {from} wine; Indeed, their children will see {it} and be glad, Their heart will rejoice in the LORD.

8 ``I will whistle for them to gather them together, For I have redeemed them; And they will be as numerous as they were before.

9 ``When I scatter them among the peoples, They will remember Me in far countries, And they with their children will live and come back.

10 ``I will bring them back from the land of Egypt, And gather them from Assyria; And I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon, Until no {room} can be found for them.

11 ``And He will pass through the sea {of} distress, And strike the waves in the sea, So that all the depths of the Nile will dry up; And the pride of Assyria will be brought down, And the scepter of Egypt will depart.

12 ``And I shall strengthen them in the LORD, And in His name they will walk," declares the LORD.

Zechariah 11

1 Open your doors, O Lebanon, That a fire may feed on your cedars.

2 Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, Because the glorious {trees} have been destroyed; Wail, O oaks of Bashan, For the impenetrable forest has come down.

3 There is a sound of the shepherds' wail, For their glory is ruined; There is a sound of the young lions' roar, For the pride of the Jordan is ruined.

4 Thus says the LORD my God, ``Pasture the flock {doomed} to slaughter.

5 ``Those who buy them slay them and go unpunished, and {each of} those who sell them says, `Blessed be the LORD, for I have become rich!' And their own shepherds have no pity on them.

6 ``For I shall no longer have pity on the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD; ``but behold, I shall cause the men to fall, each into another's power and into the power of his king; and they will strike the land, and I shall not deliver {them} from their power."

7 So I pastured the flock {doomed} to slaughter, hence the afflicted of the flock. And I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Favor, and the other I called Union; so I pastured the flock.

8 Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soul also was weary of me.

9 Then I said, ``I will not pasture you. What is to die, let it die, and what is to be annihilated, let it be annihilated; and let those who are left eat one another's flesh."

10 And I took my staff, Favor, and cut it in pieces, to break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

11 So it was broken on that day, and thus the afflicted of the flock who were watching me realized that it was the word of the LORD.

12 And I said to them, ``If it is good in your sight, give {me} my wages; but if not, never mind!" So they weighed out thirty {shekels} of silver as my wages.

13 Then the LORD said to me, ``Throw it to the potter, {that} magnificent price at which I was valued by them." So I took the thirty {shekels} of silver and threw them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

14 Then I cut my second staff, Union, in pieces, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 And the LORD said to me, ``Take again for yourself the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

16 ``For behold, I am going to raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for the perishing, seek the scattered, heal the broken, or sustain the one standing, but will devour the flesh of the fat {sheep} and tear off their hoofs.

17 ``Woe to the worthless shepherd Who leaves the flock! A sword will be on his arm And on his right eye! His arm will be totally withered, And his right eye will be blind."

Zechariah 12

1 The burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel. {Thus} declares the LORD who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,

2 ``Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah.

3 ``And it will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.

4 ``In that day," declares the LORD, ``I will strike every horse with bewilderment, and his rider with madness. But I will watch over the house of Judah, while I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.

5 ``Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, `A strong support for us are the inhabitants of Jerusalem through the LORD of hosts, their God.'

6 ``In that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot among pieces of wood and a flaming torch among sheaves, so they will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples, while the inhabitants of Jerusalem again dwell on their own sites in Jerusalem.

7 ``The LORD also will save the tents of Judah first in order that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not be magnified above Judah.

8 ``In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David {will be} like God, like the angel of the LORD before them.

9 ``And it will come about in that day that I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

10 ``And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first-born.

11 ``In that day there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo.

12 ``And the land will 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;

13 the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself, and their wives by themselves;

14 all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.

Zechariah 13

1 ``In that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for impurity.

2 ``And it will come about in that day," declares the LORD of hosts, ``that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered; and I will also remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land.

3 ``And it will come about that if anyone still prophesies, then his father and mother who gave birth to him will say to him, `You shall not live, for you have spoken falsely in the name of the LORD'; and his father and mother who gave birth to him will pierce him through when he prophesies.

4 ``Also it will come about in that day that the prophets will each be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies, and they will not put on a hairy robe in order to deceive;

5 but he will say, `I am not a prophet; I am a tiller of the ground, for a man sold me as a slave in my youth.'

6 ``And one will say to him, `What are these wounds between your arms?' Then he will say, `{Those} with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'

7 ``Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate," Declares the LORD of hosts. ``Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones.

8 ``And it will come about in all the land," Declares the LORD, ``That two parts in it will be cut off {and} perish; But the third will be left in it.

9 ``And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, `They are My people,' And they will say, `The LORD is my God.'"

Zechariah 14

1 Behold, a day is coming for the LORD when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you.

2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished, and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.

3 Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle.

4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.

5 And you will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD, my God, will come, {and} all the holy ones with Him!

6 And it will come about in that day that there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle.

7 For it will be a unique day which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but it will come about that at evening time there will be light.

8 And it will come about in that day that living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.

9 And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be {the only} one, and His name {the only} one.

10 All the land will be changed into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem will rise and remain on its site from Benjamin's Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's wine presses.

11 And people will live in it, and there will be no more curse, for Jerusalem will dwell in security.

12 Now this will be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.

13 And it will come about in that day that a great panic from the LORD will fall on them; and they will seize one another's hand, and the hand of one will be lifted against the hand of another.

14 And Judah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold and silver and garments in great abundance.

15 So also like this plague, will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey, and all the cattle that will be in those camps.

16 Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

17 And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them.

18 And if the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no {rain will fall} on them; it will be the plague with which the LORD smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

19 This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

20 In that day there will {be inscribed} on the bells of the horses, ``HOLY TO THE LORD." And the cooking pots in the LORD 's house will be like the bowls before the altar.

21 And every cooking pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the LORD of hosts; and all who sacrifice will come and take of them and boil in them. And there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts in that day.

NASB 1995

Zechariah 10

1 Ask rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain-- The LORD who makes the storm clouds; And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to {each} man.

2 For the teraphim speak iniquity, And the diviners see lying visions And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain. Therefore {the people} wander like sheep, They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.

3 ``My anger is kindled against the shepherds, And I will punish the male goats; For the LORD of hosts has visited His flock, the house of Judah, And will make them like His majestic horse in battle.

4 ``From them will come the cornerstone, From them the tent peg, From them the bow of battle, From them every ruler, {all} of them together.

5 ``They will be as mighty men, Treading down {the enemy} in the mire of the streets in battle; And they will fight, for the LORD {will be} with them; And the riders on horses will be put to shame.

6 ``I will strengthen the house of Judah, And I will save the house of Joseph, And I will bring them back, Because I have had compassion on them; And they will be as though I had not rejected them, For I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.

7 ``Ephraim will be like a mighty man, And their heart will be glad as if {from} wine; Indeed, their children will see {it} and be glad, Their heart will rejoice in the LORD.

8 ``I will whistle for them to gather them together, For I have redeemed them; And they will be as numerous as they were before.

9 ``When I scatter them among the peoples, They will remember Me in far countries, And they with their children will live and come back.

10 ``I will bring them back from the land of Egypt And gather them from Assyria; And I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon Until no {room} can be found for them.

11 ``And they will pass through the sea {of} distress And He will strike the waves in the sea, So that all the depths of the Nile will dry up; And the pride of Assyria will be brought down And the scepter of Egypt will depart.

12 ``And I will strengthen them in the LORD, And in His name they will walk," declares the LORD.

Zechariah 11

1 Open your doors, O Lebanon, That a fire may feed on your cedars.

2 Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, Because the glorious {trees} have been destroyed; Wail, O oaks of Bashan, For the impenetrable forest has come down.

3 There is a sound of the shepherds' wail, For their glory is ruined; There is a sound of the young lions' roar, For the pride of the Jordan is ruined.

4 Thus says the LORD my God, ``Pasture the flock {doomed} to slaughter.

5 ``Those who buy them slay them and go unpunished, and {each of} those who sell them says, `Blessed be the LORD, for I have become rich!' And their own shepherds have no pity on them.

6 ``For I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD; ``but behold, I will cause the men to fall, each into another's power and into the power of his king; and they will strike the land, and I will not deliver {them} from their power."

7 So I pastured the flock {doomed} to slaughter, hence the afflicted of the flock. And I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Favor and the other I called Union; so I pastured the flock.

8 Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soul also was weary of me.

9 Then I said, ``I will not pasture you. What is to die, let it die, and what is to be annihilated, let it be annihilated; and let those who are left eat one another's flesh."

10 I took my staff Favor and cut it in pieces, to break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

11 So it was broken on that day, and thus the afflicted of the flock who were watching me realized that it was the word of the LORD.

12 I said to them, ``If it is good in your sight, give {me} my wages; but if not, never mind!" So they weighed out thirty {shekels} of silver as my wages.

13 Then the LORD said to me, ``Throw it to the potter, {that} magnificent price at which I was valued by them." So I took the thirty {shekels} of silver and threw them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

14 Then I cut in pieces my second staff Union, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 The LORD said to me, ``Take again for yourself the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

16 ``For behold, I am going to raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for the perishing, seek the scattered, heal the broken, or sustain the one standing, but will devour the flesh of the fat {sheep} and tear off their hoofs.

17 ``Woe to the worthless shepherd Who leaves the flock! A sword will be on his arm And on his right eye! His arm will be totally withered And his right eye will be blind."

Zechariah 12

1 The burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel. {Thus} declares the LORD who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,

2 ``Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah.

3 ``It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.

4 ``In that day," declares the LORD, ``I will strike every horse with bewilderment and his rider with madness. But I will watch over the house of Judah, while I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.

5 ``Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, `A strong support for us are the inhabitants of Jerusalem through the LORD of hosts, their God.'

6 ``In that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot among pieces of wood and a flaming torch among sheaves, so they will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples, while the inhabitants of Jerusalem again dwell on their own sites in Jerusalem.

7 ``The LORD also will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be magnified above Judah.

8 ``In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David {will be} like God, like the angel of the LORD before them.

9 ``And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

10 ``I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.

11 ``In that day there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo.

12 ``The land will 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;

13 the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves;

14 all the families that remain, every family by itself and their wives by themselves.

Zechariah 13

1 ``In that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for impurity.

2 ``It will come about in that day," declares the LORD of hosts, ``that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered; and I will also remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land.

3 ``And if anyone still prophesies, then his father and mother who gave birth to him will say to him, `You shall not live, for you have spoken falsely in the name of the LORD'; and his father and mother who gave birth to him will pierce him through when he prophesies.

4 ``Also it will come about in that day that the prophets will each be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies, and they will not put on a hairy robe in order to deceive;

5 but he will say, `I am not a prophet; I am a tiller of the ground, for a man sold me as a slave in my youth.'

6 ``And one will say to him, `What are these wounds between your arms?' Then he will say, `{Those} with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'

7 ``Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate," Declares the LORD of hosts. ``Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones.

8 ``It will come about in all the land," Declares the LORD, ``That two parts in it will be cut off {and} perish; But the third will be left in it.

9 ``And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, `They are My people,' And they will say, `The LORD is my God.'"

Zechariah 14

1 Behold, a day is coming for the LORD when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you.

2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.

3 Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle.

4 In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.

5 You will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD, my God, will come, {and} all the holy ones with Him!

6 In that day there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle.

7 For it will be a unique day which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but it will come about that at evening time there will be light.

8 And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.

9 And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be {the only} one, and His name {the only} one.

10 All the land will be changed into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem will rise and remain on its site from Benjamin's Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's wine presses.

11 People will live in it, and there will no longer be a curse, for Jerusalem will dwell in security.

12 Now this will be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.

13 It will come about in that day that a great panic from the LORD will fall on them; and they will seize one another's hand, and the hand of one will be lifted against the hand of another.

14 Judah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold and silver and garments in great abundance.

15 So also like this plague will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey and all the cattle that will be in those camps.

16 Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

17 And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them.

18 If the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no {rain will fall} on them; it will be the plague with which the LORD smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

19 This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

20 In that day there will {be inscribed} on the bells of the horses, ``HOLY TO THE LORD." And the cooking pots in the LORD'S house will be like the bowls before the altar.

21 Every cooking pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the LORD of hosts; and all who sacrifice will come and take of them and boil in them. And there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts in that day.

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Zechariah 10

1 Ask the LORD for rain in the season of the late spring rains – the LORD who causes thunderstorms – and he will give everyone showers of rain and green growth in the field.

2 For the household gods have spoken wickedness, the soothsayers have seen a lie, and as for the dreamers, they have disclosed emptiness and give comfort in vain. Therefore the people set out like sheep and become scattered because they have no shepherd.

3 I am enraged at the shepherds and will punish the lead-goats. For the LORD who rules over all has brought blessing to his flock, the house of Judah, and will transform them into his majestic warhorse.

4 From him will come the cornerstone, the wall peg, the battle bow, and every ruler.

5 And they will be like warriors trampling the mud of the streets in battle. They will fight, for the LORD will be with them, and will defeat the enemy cavalry.

6 “I (says the LORD) will strengthen the kingdom of Judah and deliver the people of Joseph and will bring them back because of my compassion for them. They will be as though I had never rejected them, for I am the LORD their God and therefore I will hear them.

7 The Ephraimites will be like warriors and will rejoice as if they had drunk wine. Their children will see it and rejoice; they will celebrate in the things of the LORD.

8 I will signal for them and gather them, for I have already redeemed them; then they will become as numerous as they were before.

9 Though I scatter them among the nations, they will remember in far-off places – they and their children will sprout forth and return.

10 I will bring them back from Egypt and gather them from Assyria. I will bring them to the lands of Gilead and Lebanon, for there will not be enough room for them in their own land.

11 The LORD will cross the sea of storms and will calm its turbulence. The depths of the Nile will dry up, the pride of Assyria will be humbled, and the domination of Egypt will be no more.

12 Thus I will strengthen them by my power, and they will walk about in my name,” says the LORD.

Zechariah 11

1 Open your gates, Lebanon, so that the fire may consume your cedars.

2 Howl, fir tree, because the cedar has fallen; the majestic trees have been destroyed. Howl, oaks of Bashan, because the impenetrable forest has fallen.

3 Listen to the howling of shepherds, because their magnificence has been destroyed. Listen to the roaring of young lions, because the thickets of the Jordan have been devastated.

4 The LORD my God says this: “Shepherd the flock set aside for slaughter.

5 Those who buy them slaughter them and are not held guilty; those who sell them say, ‘Blessed be the LORD, for I am rich.’ Their own shepherds have no compassion for them.

6 Indeed, I will no longer have compassion on the people of the land,” says the LORD, “but instead I will turn every last person over to his neighbor and his king. They will devastate the land, and I will not deliver it from them.”

7 So I began to shepherd the flock destined for slaughter, the most afflicted of all the flock. Then I took two staffs, calling one “Pleasantness” and the other “Binders,” and I tended the flock.

8 Next I eradicated the three shepherds in one month, for I ran out of patience with them and, indeed, they detested me as well.

9 I then said, “I will not shepherd you. What is to die, let it die, and what is to be eradicated, let it be eradicated. As for those who survive, let them eat each other’s flesh!”

10 Then I took my staff “Pleasantness” and cut it in two to annul my covenant that I had made with all the people.

11 So it was annulled that very day, and then the most afflicted of the flock who kept faith with me knew that that was the word of the LORD.

12 Then I said to them, “If it seems good to you, pay me my wages, but if not, forget it.” So they weighed out my payment – thirty pieces of silver.

13 The LORD then said to me, “Throw to the potter that exorbitant sum at which they valued me!” So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the temple of the LORD.

14 Then I cut the second staff “Binders” in two in order to annul the covenant of brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 Again the LORD said to me, “Take up once more the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

16 Indeed, I am about to raise up a shepherd in the land who will not take heed to the sheep headed to slaughter, will not seek the scattered, and will not heal the injured. Moreover, he will not nourish the one that is healthy but instead will eat the meat of the fat sheep and tear off their hooves.

17 Woe to the worthless shepherd who abandons the flock! May a sword fall on his arm and his right eye! May his arm wither completely away, and his right eye become completely blind!”

Zechariah 12

1 The revelation of the word of the LORD concerning Israel: The LORD – he who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundations of the earth, who forms the human spirit within a person – says,

2 “I am about to make Jerusalem a cup that brings dizziness to all the surrounding nations; indeed, Judah will also be included when Jerusalem is besieged.

3 Moreover, on that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy burden for all the nations, and all who try to carry it will be seriously injured; yet all the peoples of the earth will be assembled against it.

4 In that day,” says the LORD, “I will strike every horse with confusion and its rider with madness. I will pay close attention to the house of Judah, but will strike all the horses of the nations with blindness.

5 Then the leaders of Judah will say to themselves, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are a means of strength to us through their God, the LORD who rules over all.’

6 On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like an igniter among sticks and a burning torch among sheaves, and they will burn up all the surrounding nations right and left. Then the people of Jerusalem will settle once more in their place, the city of Jerusalem.

7 The LORD also will deliver the homes of Judah first, so that the splendor of the kingship of David and of the people of Jerusalem may not exceed that of Judah.

8 On that day the LORD himself will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the weakest among them will be like mighty David, and the dynasty of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD before them.

9 So on that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

10 “I will pour out on the kingship of David and the population of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication so that they will look to me, the one they have pierced. They will lament for him as one laments for an only son, and there will be a bitter cry for him like the bitter cry for a firstborn.

11 On that day the lamentation in Jerusalem will be as great as the lamentation at Hadad-Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.

12 The land will mourn, clan by clan – the clan of the royal household of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the clan of the family of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves;

13 the clan of the descendants of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; and the clan of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves –

14 all the clans that remain, each separately with their wives.”

Zechariah 13

1 “In that day there will be a fountain opened up for the dynasty of David and the people of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and impurity.

2 And also on that day,” says the LORD who rules over all, “I will remove the names of the idols from the land and they will never again be remembered. Moreover, I will remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land.

3 Then, if anyone prophesies in spite of this, his father and mother to whom he was born will say to him, ‘You cannot live, for you lie in the name of the LORD.’ Then his father and mother to whom he was born will run him through with a sword when he prophesies.

4 “Therefore, on that day each prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies and will no longer wear the hairy garment of a prophet to deceive the people.

5 Instead he will say, ‘I am no prophet – indeed, I am a farmer, for a man has made me his indentured servant since my youth.’

6 Then someone will ask him, ‘What are these wounds on your chest?’ and he will answer, ‘Some that I received in the house of my friends.’

7 “Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is my associate,” says the LORD who rules over all. Strike the shepherd that the flock may be scattered; I will turn my hand against the insignificant ones.

8 It will happen in all the land, says the LORD, that two-thirds of the people in it will be cut off and die, but one-third will be left in it.

9 Then I will bring the remaining third into the fire; I will refine them like silver is refined and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name and I will answer; I will say, ‘These are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.’”

Zechariah 14

1 A day of the LORD is about to come when your possessions will be divided as plunder in your midst.

2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to wage war; the city will be taken, its houses plundered, and the women raped. Then half of the city will go into exile, but the remainder of the people will not be taken away.

3 Then the LORD will go to battle and fight against those nations, just as he fought battles in ancient days.

4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives which lies to the east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in half from east to west, leaving a great valley. Half the mountain will move northward and the other half southward.

5 Then you will escape through my mountain valley, for the mountains will extend to Azal. Indeed, you will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of King Uzziah of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come with all his holy ones with him.

6 On that day there will be no light – the sources of light in the heavens will congeal.

7 It will happen in one day (a day known to the LORD); not in the day or the night, but in the evening there will be light.

8 Moreover, on that day living waters will flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea; it will happen both in summer and in winter.

9 The LORD will then be king over all the earth. In that day the LORD will be seen as one with a single name.

10 All the land will change and become like the Arabah from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem; and Jerusalem will be raised up and will stay in its own place from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate and on to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses.

11 And people will settle there, and there will no longer be the threat of divine extermination – Jerusalem will dwell in security.

12 But this will be the nature of the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that have fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will decay while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot away in their sockets, and their tongues will dissolve in their mouths.

13 On that day there will be great confusion from the LORD among them; they will seize each other and attack one another violently.

14 Moreover, Judah will fight at Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered up – gold, silver, and clothing in great abundance.

15 This is the kind of plague that will devastate horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and all the other animals in those camps.

16 Then all who survive from all the nations that came to attack Jerusalem will go up annually to worship the King, the LORD who rules over all, and to observe the Feast of Tabernacles.

17 But if any of the nations anywhere on earth refuse to go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD who rules over all, they will get no rain.

18 If the Egyptians will not do so, they will get no rain – instead there will be the kind of plague which the LORD inflicts on any nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and of all nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

20 On that day the bells of the horses will bear the inscription “HOLY TO THE LORD.” The cooking pots in the LORD’s temple will be as holy as the bowls in front of the altar.

21 Every cooking pot in Jerusalem and Judah will become holy in the sight of the LORD who rules over all, so that all who offer sacrifices may come and use some of them to boil their sacrifices in them. On that day there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the LORD who rules over all.

New International Version

Zechariah 10

1 Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone.

2 The idols speak deceit, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.

3 "My anger burns against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the LORD Almighty will care for his flock, the house of Judah, and make them like a proud horse in battle.

4 From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler.

5 Together they will be like mighty men trampling the muddy streets in battle. Because the LORD is with them, they will fight and overthrow the horsemen.

6 "I will strengthen the house of Judah and save the house of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.

7 The Ephraimites will become like mighty men, and their hearts will be glad as with wine. Their children will see it and be joyful; their hearts will rejoice in the LORD.

8 I will signal for them and gather them in. Surely I will redeem them; they will be as numerous as before.

9 Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands they will remember me. They and their children will survive, and they will return.

10 I will bring them back from Egypt and gather them from Assyria. I will bring them to Gilead and Lebanon, and there will not be room enough for them.

11 They will pass through the sea of trouble; the surging sea will be subdued and all the depths of the Nile will dry up. Assyria's pride will be brought down and Egypt's scepter will pass away.

12 I will strengthen them in the LORD and in his name they will walk," declares the LORD.

Zechariah 11

1 Open your doors, O Lebanon, so that fire may devour your cedars!

2 Wail, O pine tree, for the cedar has fallen; the stately trees are ruined! Wail, oaks of Bashan; the dense forest has been cut down!

3 Listen to the wail of the shepherds; their rich pastures are destroyed! Listen to the roar of the lions; the lush thicket of the Jordan is ruined!

4 This is what the LORD my God says: "Pasture the flock marked for slaughter.

5 Their buyers slaughter them and go unpunished. Those who sell them say, `Praise the LORD, I am rich!' Their own shepherds do not spare them.

6 For I will no longer have pity on the people of the land," declares the LORD. "I will hand everyone over to his neighbor and his king. They will oppress the land, and I will not rescue them from their hands."

7 So I pastured the flock marked for slaughter, particularly the oppressed of the flock. Then I took two staffs and called one Favor and the other Union, and I pastured the flock.

8 In one month I got rid of the three shepherds. The flock detested me, and I grew weary of them

9 and said, "I will not be your shepherd. Let the dying die, and the perishing perish. Let those who are left eat one another's flesh."

10 Then I took my staff called Favor and broke it, revoking the covenant I had made with all the nations.

11 It was revoked on that day, and so the afflicted of the flock who were watching me knew it was the word of the LORD.

12 I told them, "If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it." So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.

13 And the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter"--the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD to the potter.

14 Then I broke my second staff called Union, breaking the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 Then the LORD said to me, "Take again the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

16 For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the choice sheep, tearing off their hoofs.

17 "Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered, his right eye totally blinded!" An Oracle

Zechariah 12

1 This is 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 spirit of man within him, declares:

2 "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.

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.

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 the house of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations.

5 Then the leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, `The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the LORD Almighty is their God.'

6 "On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume right and left all the surrounding peoples, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.

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.

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.

9 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.

10 "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on 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.

11 On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be great, like the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.

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,

13 the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives,

14 and all the rest of the clans and their wives.

Zechariah 13

1 "On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.

2 "On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more," declares the LORD Almighty. "I will remove both the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land.

3 And if anyone still prophesies, his father and mother, to whom he was born, will say to him, `You must die, because you have told lies in the LORD's name.' When he prophesies, his own parents will stab him.

4 "On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his prophetic vision. He will not put on a prophet's garment of hair in order to deceive.

5 He will say, `I am not a prophet. I am a farmer; the land has been my livelihood since my youth. '

6 If someone asks him, `What are these wounds on your body ?' he will answer, `The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.'

7 "Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!" declares the LORD Almighty. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

8 In the whole land," declares the LORD, "two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it.

9 This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, `They are my people,' and they will say, `The LORD is our God.'"

Zechariah 14

1 A day of the LORD is coming when your plunder will be divided among you.

2 I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.

3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle.

4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.

5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

6 On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost.

7 It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime--a day known to the LORD. When evening comes, there will be light.

8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter.

9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

10 The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up and remain in its place, from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses.

11 It will be inhabited; never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.

12 This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

13 On that day men will be stricken by the LORD with great panic. Each man will seize the hand of another, and they will attack each other.

14 Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected--great quantities of gold and silver and clothing.

15 A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.

16 Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

17 If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain.

18 If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORD will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

20 On that day HOLY TO THE LORD will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the LORD's house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar.

21 Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the LORD Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some of the pots and cook in them. And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the LORD Almighty.

Original Hebrew

Zechariah 10

1 ¶Sha'aluw mee-Yahweh maaTaar bª`eet malqowsh. Yahweh `oseh chªziyziym. UwmTar-geshem yiteen laahem, lª'iysh `eeseb basaadeh.

2 Kiy hatªraapiym dibruw-'aawen. Wªhaqowcªmiym chaazuw sheqer. Wachªlomowt hashaaw' yªdabeeruw. Hebel yªnacheemuwn. `Al-keen, naacª`uw kªmow-tso'n. Ya`anuw kiy-'eeyn ro`eh.

3 ¶`Al-haaro`iym chaaraah 'apiy! Wª`al-haa`atuwdiym 'epqowd! Kiy-paaqad Yahweh tsªbaa'owt 'et-`edrow, 'et-beeyt Yªhuwdaah. Wªsaam 'owtaam kªcuwc howdow bamilchaamaah.

4 Mimenuw pinaah. Mimenuw yaateed. Mimenuw qeshet milchaamaah. Mimenuw yeetsee' kaal-nowgees yachdaaw.

5 Wªhaayuw kªgiboriym, bowciym bªTiyT chuwtsowt bamilchaamaah. Wªnilchªmuw kiy Yahweh `imaam. Wªhobiyshuw rokªbeey cuwciym.

6 ¶Wªgibartiy 'et-beeyt Yªhuwdaah. Wª'et-beeyt Yowceep 'owshiya`. Wªhowshªbowtiym kiy richamtiym. Wªhaayuw ka'ªsher lo'-zªnachtiym. Kiy 'ªniy Yahweh 'Eloheeyhem. Wª'e`eneem.

7 Wªhaayuw kªgibowr 'Eprayim. Wªsaamach libaam kªmow-yaayin. Uwbneeyhem yir'uw wªsaameechuw. Yaageel libaam ba-Yahweh.

8 Eshrªqaah laahem wa'ªqabtseem. Kiy pªdiytiym. Wªraabuw kªmow raabuw.

9 Wª'ezraa`eem baa`amiym uwbamerchaqiym yizkªruwniy. Wªchaayuw 'et-bªneeyhem waashaabuw.

10 Wahªshiybowtiym mee'erets Mitsrayim. Uwmee-'Ashuwr 'aqabtseem. Wª'el-'erets Gil`aad uw-Lªbaanown 'abiy'eem wªlo' yimaatsee' laahem.

11 Wª`aabar bayam tsaaraah. Wªhikaah bayam galiym. Wªhobiyshuw kol mªtsuwlowt Yª'or. Wªhuwrad gª'own 'Ashuwr. WªsheebeT Mitsrayim yaacuwr.

12 Wªgibartiym ba-Yahweh. Uwbishmow yithalaakuw! nª'um Yahweh.

Zechariah 11

1 ¶Pªtach, Lªbaanown, dªlaateykaa wªto'kal 'eesh ba'araazeykaa!

2 Heeyleel, bªrowsh, kiy-naapal 'erez, 'ªsher 'adiriym shudaaduw! Heeyliyluw, 'alowneey Baashaan, kiy yaarad ya`ar habaatsiyr! (*)

3 Qowl yillat haaro`iym, kiy shuddaah 'adartaam! Qowl sha'agat kªpiyriym, kiy shudad gª'own ha-Yardeen!

4 ¶Koh 'aamar Yahweh 'Elohaay: Rª`eeh 'et-tso'n hahareegaah.

5 Asher qoneeyhen yahargun wªlo' ye'ªshaamuw. Uwmokªreeyhen yo'mar: Baaruwk Yahweh! Wa'`ªshir! Wªro`eeyhem lo' yachmowl `ªleeyhen!

6 ¶Kiy lo' 'echmowl `owd `al-yoshªbeey haa'aarets! nª'um-Yahweh. Wªhineeh, 'aanokiy mamtsiy' 'et-haa'aadaam 'iysh bªyad-ree`eehuw, uwbyad malkow. Wªkittuw 'et-haa'aarets. Wªlo' 'atsiyl miyaadaam!

7 ¶Waa'er`eh 'et-tso'n hahªreegaah laakeen `aniyeey hatso'n. Waa'eqach-liy shªneey maqlowt -- lª'achad qaaraa'tiy No`am, uwl'achad qaaraa'tiy Chobªliym. Waa'er`eh 'et-hatso'n.

8 Waa'akchid 'et-shªloshet haaro`iym bªyerach 'echaad. ¶Watiqtsar napshiy baahem. Wªgam-napshaam baachalaah biy.

9 Waa'omar, Lo' 'er`eh 'etkem. Hameetaah taamuwt! Wªhanikchedet tikaacheed! Wªhanish'aarowt to'kalnaah 'ishaah 'et-bªsar rª`uwtaah.

10 ¶Waa'eqach 'et-maqliy, 'et-No`am, waa'egda` 'otow, lªhaapeeyr 'et-bªriytiy 'ªsher kaaratiy 'et-kaal-haa`amiym.

11 Watupar bayowm hahuw'. Wayeedª`uw keen `aniyeey hatso'n hashomªriym 'otiy kiy dªbar-Yahweh huw'.

12 ¶Waa'omar 'ªleeyhem, 'Im-Towb bª`eeyneeykem, haabuw sªkaariy! Wª'im-lo', chadaaluw! Wayishqªluw 'et-sªkaariy shªloshiym kaacep.

13 ¶Wayo'mer Yahweh 'eelay, Hashªliykeehuw 'el-hayowtseer -- 'eder hayªqaar 'ªsher yaaqartiy mee`ªleeyhem! Waa'eqchaah shªloshiym hakecep waa'ashliyk 'otow beeyt Yahweh 'el-hayowtseer.

14 ¶Waa'egda` 'et-maqliy hasheeniy, 'eet ha-Chobªliym, lªhaapeer 'et-haa'achªwaah beeyn Yªhuwdaah uwbeeyn Yisraa'eel.

15 ¶Wayo'mer Yahweh 'eelaay, `Owd qach-lªkaa kªliy ro`eh 'ewiliy.

16 Kiy hineeh-'aanokiy meeqiym ro`eh baa'aarets hanikchaadowt lo'-yipqod. Hana`ar lo'-yªbaqeesh. Wªhanishberet lo' yªrapee'. Hanitsaabaah lo' yªkalkeel. Uwbsar habªriy'aah yo'kal. Uwparceeyhen yªpaareeq!

17 ¶Howy ro`iy haa'ªliyl `ozªbiy hatso'n! Chereb `al-zªrow`ow wª`al-`eeyn yªmiynow! Zªro`ow yaabowsh tiybaash! Wª`eeyn yªmiynow kaahoh tikheh!

Zechariah 12

1 ¶Masaa': Dªbar-Yahweh `al-Yisraa'eel: -Nª'um-Yahweh noTeh shaamayim wªyoceed 'aarets wªyotseer ruwach-'aadaam bªqirbow:

2 Hineeh, 'aanokiy saam 'et-Yªruwshaalaim cap-ra`al lªkaal-haa`amiym caabiyb, wªgam `al-Yªhuwdaah yihªyeh bamaatsowr `al-Yªruwshaalaaim!

3 Wªhaayaah bayowm-hahuw' 'aasiym 'et-Yªruwshaalaim 'eben ma`amaacaah lªkaal-haa`amiym. Kaal-`omªceyhaa saarowT yisaareeTuw. Wªne'ecpuw `aaleyhaa kol gowyeey haa'aarets.

4 Bayowm hahuw', nª'um-Yahweh, 'akeh kaal-cuwc batimaahown wªrokªbow bashigaa`own. Wª`al-beeyt Yªhuwdaah 'epqach 'et-`eeynay wªkol cuwc haa`amiym 'akeh ba`iwaarown.

5 Wª'aamªruw 'alupeey Yªhuwdaah bªlibaam: 'Amtsaah liy yoshªbeey Yªruwshaalaim ba-Yahweh tsªbaa'owt, 'Eloheeyhem.

6 ¶Bayowm hahuw' 'aasiym 'et-'alupeey Yªhuwdaah kªkiyowr 'eesh bª`eetsiym uwklapiyd 'eesh bª`aamiyr. Wª'aakªluw `al-yaamiyn wª`al-sªmo'wl 'et-kaal-haa`amiym caabiyb. Wªyaashªbaah Yªruwshaalaim `owd tachteyhaa bi-Yªruwshaalaaim.

7 ¶Wªhowshiya` Yahweh 'et-'aahaaleey Yªhuwdaah baari'shonaah, lªma`an lo'-tigdal tip'eret beeyt-Daawiyd wªtip'eret yosheeb Yªruwshaalaim `al-Yªhuwdaah.

8 Bayowm hahuw' yaageen Yahweh bª`ad yowsheeb Yªruwshaalaim. Wªhaayaah hanikshaal baahem bayowm hahuw' kª-Daawiyd. Uwbeeyt Daawiyd kee-'Elohiym, kªmal'ak Yahweh lipneeyhem.

9 Wªhaayaah bayowm hahuw' 'ªbaqeesh lªhashmiyd 'et-kaal-hagowyim habaa'iym `al-Yªruwshaalaaim.

10 ¶Wªshaapaktiy `al-beeyt Daawiyd wª`al yowsheeb Yªruwshaalaim ruwach cheen wªtachanuwniym. WªhibiyTuw 'eelay 'eet 'ªsher-daaqaaruw wªcaapªduw `aalaayw, kªmicpeed `al-hayaachiyd. Wªhaameer `aalaayw, kªhaameer `al-habªkowr.

11 Bayowm hahuw' yigdal hamicpeed bi-Yªruwshaalaim kªmicpad Hªdad-Rimown bªbiq`at Mªgidown.

12 Wªcaapªdaah haa'aarets mishpaachowt mishpaachowt lªbaad -- mishpachat beeyt-Daawiyd lªbaad, uwnsheeyhem lªbaad mishpachat, beeyt-Naataan lªbaad, uwnsheeyhem lªbaad,

13 mishpachat beeyt-Leewiy lªbaad, uwnsheeyhem lªbaad, mishpachat ha-Shim`iy lªbaad, uwnsheeyhem lªbaad,

14 kol hamishpaachowt hanish'aarowt -- mishpaachot mishpaachot lªbaad, uwnsheeyhem lªbaad.

Zechariah 13

1 ¶Bayowm hahuw' yihªyeh maaqowr niptaach lªbeeyt Daawiyd uwlyoshªbeey Yªruwshaalaaim lªchaTa't uwlnidaah.

2 ¶Wªhaayaah bayowm hahuw', nª'um Yahweh tsªbaa'owt, 'akriyt 'et-shªmowt haa`atsabiym min-haa'aarets. Wªlo' yizaakªruw `owd. Wªgam 'et-hanªbiy'iym wª'et-ruwach haTum'aah 'a`ªbiyr min-haa'aarets.

3 Wªhaayaah kiy-yinaabee' 'iysh `owd, wª'aamªruw 'eelaayw 'aabiyw wª'imow yolªdaayw: Lo' tichªyeh! Kiy sheqer dibartaa bªsheem Yahweh! Uwdqaaruhuw 'aabiyhuw wª'imow yolªdaayw bªhinaabª'ow.

4 ¶Wªhaayaah bayowm hahuw' yeeboshuw hanªbiy'iym 'iysh meechezyonow bªhinaabª'otow. Wªlo' yilbshuw 'aderet see`aar lªma`an kacheesh.

5 Wª'aamar: Lo' naabiy' 'aanokiy! 'Iysh-`obeed 'ªdaamaah 'aanokiy! Kiy 'aadaam hiqnaniy minª`uwraay.

6 Wª'aamar 'eelaayw, Maah hamakowt haa'eeleh beeyn yaadeykaa? Wª'aamar, 'Asher hukeeytiy beeyt mª'ahªbaay!

7 ¶Chereb, `uwriy `al-ro`iy, wª`al-geber `ªmiytiy! nª'um Yahweh tsªbaa'owt. Hak 'et-haaro`eh uwtpuwtseynaa hatso'n! Wahªshibotiy yaadiy `al-hatso`ªriym.

8 Wªhaayaah bªkaal-haa'aarets, nª'um-Yahweh, piy-shªnayim baah yikaarªtuw yigwaa`uw. Wªhashªlishiyt yiwaater baah.

9 Wªheebee'tiy 'et-hashªlishiyt baa'eesh uwtsraptiym kitsrop 'et-hakecep. Uwbchantiym kibchon 'et-hazaahaab huw'. Yiqraa' bishmiy wa'ªniy 'e`ªneh 'otow. 'Aamartiy: `Amiy huw'! Wªhuw' yo'mar, Yahweh 'Elohaay!

Zechariah 14

1 ¶Hineeh, yowm-baa' la-Yahweh wªchulaq shªlaaleek bªqirbeek.

2 ¶Wª'aacaptiy 'et-kaal-hagowyim 'el-Yªruwshaalaim lamilchaamaah. Wªnilkªdaah haa`iyr. Wªnaashacuw habaatiym. Wªhanaashiym tishaagalnaah (*). Wªyaatsaa' chªtsiy haa`iyr bagowlaah. Wªyeter haa`aam lo' yikaareet min-haa`iyr.

3 ¶Wªyaatsaa' Yahweh wªnilcham bagowyim haaheem kªyowm hilaachªmow bªyowm qªraab.

4 Wª`aamªduw raglaayw bayowm-hahuw' `al-Har-ha-Zeetiym 'ªsher `al-pªneey Yªruwshaalaim miqedem. Wªnibqa` Har-ha-Zeeytiym meechetsyow -- mizraachaah waayaamaah -- geey' gªdowlaah mª'od. Uwmaash chªtsiy haahaar tsaapownaah wªchetsyow-negbaah.

5 Wªnactem geey'-haaray. Kiy-yagiya` geey-haariym 'el-'Aatsal. Wªnactem ka'ªsher nactem mipneey haara`ash biymeey `Uziyaah, melek-Yªhuwdaah. Uwbaa' Yahweh 'Elohay, kaal-qªdoshiym `imaak.

6 ¶Wªhaayaah bayowm hahuw' lo'-yihªyeh 'owr yªqaarowt wªqipaa'own (*).

7 Wªhaayaah yowm-'echaad huw' (Yiwaada` la-Yahweh.) -- lo'-yowm wªlo'-laayªlaah. Wªhaayaah lª`eet-`ereb yihªyeh-'owr.

8 ¶Wªhaayaah bayowm hahuw' yeets'uw mayim-chayiym mi-Yªruwshaalaim -- chetsyaam 'el-hayaam haqadmowniy wªchetsyaam 'el-hayaam haa'achªrown. Baqayits uwbaachorep yihªyeh.

9 ¶Wªhaayaah Yahweh lªmelek `al-kaal-haa'aarets. Bayowm hahuw' yihªyeh Yahweh 'echaad uwshmow 'echaad!

10 ¶Yicowb kaal-haa'aarets kaa`araabaah, mi-Geba` lª-Rimown, negeb Yªruwshaalaaim. Wªraa'amaah wªyaashªbaah tachteyhaa lªmisha`ar Binyaamin `ad-mªqowm Sha`ar haa-Ri'shown `ad-Sha`ar ha-Piniym, uwmigdal Chªnan'eel `ad yiqbeey hamelek.

11 Wªyaashªbuw baah. Wªcheerem lo' yihªyeh-`owd. Wªyaashªbaah Yªruwshaalaim laabeTach.

12 ¶Wªzo't tihªyeh hamageepaah 'ªsher yigop Yahweh 'et-kaal-haa`amiym 'ªsher tsaabª'uw `al-Yªruwshaalaaim. Haameeq bªsaarow wªhuw' `omeed `al-raglaayw! Wª`eeynaayw timaqnaah bªchoreeyhen! Uwlshownow timaq bªpiyhem!

13 ¶Wªhaayaah bayowm hahuw' tihªyeh mªhuwmat-Yahweh rabaah baahem. Wªhecheziyquw 'iysh yad ree`eehuw wª`aalªtaah yaadow `al-yad ree`eehuw.

14 Wªgam-Yªhuwdaah tilaacheem bi-Yªruwshaalaaim. Wª'ucap cheeyl kaal-hagowyim caabiyb -- zaahaab waakecep uwbgaadiym laarob mª'od.

15 ¶Wªkeen tihªyeh mageepat hacuwc hapered hagaamaal wªhachªmowr wªkaal-habªheemaah 'ªsher yihªyeh bamachªnowt haaheemaah kamageepaah hazo't.

16 ¶Wªhaayaah kaal-hanowtaar mikaal-hagowyim habaa'iym `al-Yªruwshaalaaim wª`aaluw mideey shaanaah bªshaanaah lªhishtachªwot lª-Melek, Yahweh tsªbaa'owt, wªlaachog 'et-Chag-ha-Cukowt!

17 Wªhaayaah 'ªsher lo'-ya`ªleh mee'eet mishpªchowt haa'aarets 'el-Yªruwshaalaim lªhishtachªwot lª-Melek, Yahweh tsªbaa'owt, wªlo' `ªleeyhem yihªyeh hagaashem!

18 Wª'im-mishpachat Mitsrayim lo'-ta`ªleh wªlo' baa'aah wªlo' `ªleeyhem tihªyeh hamageepaah 'ªsher yigop Yahweh 'et-hagowyim 'ªsher lo' ya`ªluw laachog 'et-Chag-ha-Cukowt.

19 Zo't tihªyeh chaTa't Mitsraayim wªchaTa't kaal-hagowyim 'ªsher lo' ya`ªluw laachog 'et-Chag-ha-Cukowt.

20 ¶Bayowm hahuw' yihªyeh `al-mªtsilowt hacuwc: QODESH LA-YAHWEH. Wªhaayaah haciyrowt bªbeeyt Yahweh kamizraaqiym lipneey hamizbeeach.

21 Wªhaayaah kaal-ciyr bi-Yªruwshaalaim uwbi-Yªhuwdaah qodesh la-Yahweh tsªbaa'owt. Uwbaa'uw kaal-hazobªchiym wªlaaqªchuw meehem uwbishluw baahem. Wªlo'-yihªyeh Kªna`ªniy `owd bªbeeyt-Yahweh tsªbaa'owt bayowm hahuw'.

Revised Standard Version

Zechariah 10

1 Ask rain from the LORD in the season of the spring rain, from the LORD who makes the storm clouds, who gives men showers of rain, to every one the vegetation in the field.

2 For the teraphim utter nonsense, and the diviners see lies; the dreamers tell false dreams, and give empty consolation. Therefore the people wander like sheep; they are afflicted for want of a shepherd.

3 My anger is hot against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the LORD of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them like his proud steed in battle.

4 Out of them shall come the cornerstone, out of them the tent peg, out of them the battle bow, out of them every ruler.

5 Together they shall be like mighty men in battle, trampling the foe in the mud of the streets; they shall fight because the LORD is with them, and they shall confound the riders on horses.

6 I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have compassion on them, and they shall be as though I had not rejected them; for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.

7 Then Ephraim shall become like a mighty warrior, and their hearts shall be glad as with wine. Their children shall see it and rejoice, their hearts shall exult in the LORD.

8 I will signal for them and gather them in, for I have redeemed them, and they shall be as many as of old.

9 Though I scattered them among the nations, yet in far countries they shall remember me, and with their children they shall live and return.

10 I will bring them home from the land of Egypt, and gather them from Assyria; and I will bring them to the land of Gilead and to Lebanon, till there is no room for them.

11 They shall pass through the sea of Egypt, and the waves of the sea shall be smitten, and all the depths of the Nile dried up. The pride of Assyria shall be laid low, and the scepter of Egypt shall depart.

12 I will make them strong in the LORD and they shall glory in his name," says the LORD.

Zechariah 11

1 Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars!

2 Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, for the glorious trees are ruined! Wail, oaks of Bashan, for the thick forest has been felled!

3 Hark, the wail of the shepherds, for their glory is despoiled! Hark, the roar of the lions, for the jungle of the Jordan is laid waste!

4 Thus said the LORD my God: "Become shepherd of the flock doomed to slaughter.

5 Those who buy them slay them and go unpunished; and those who sell them say, 'Blessed be the LORD, I have become rich'; and their own shepherds have no pity on them.

6 For I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of this land, says the LORD. Lo, I will cause men to fall each into the hand of his shepherd, and each into the hand of his king; and they shall crush the earth, and I will deliver none from their hand."

7 So I became the shepherd of the flock doomed to be slain for those who trafficked in the sheep. And I took two staffs; one I named Grace, the other I named Union. And I tended the sheep.

8 In one month I destroyed the three shepherds. But I became impatient with them, and they also detested me.

9 So I said, "I will not be your shepherd. What is to die, let it die; what is to be destroyed, let it be destroyed; and let those that are left devour the flesh of one another."

10 And I took my staff Grace, and I broke it, annulling the covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

11 So it was annulled on that day, and the traffickers in the sheep, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the LORD.

12 Then I said to them, "If it seems right to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them." And they weighed out as my wages thirty shekels of silver.

13 Then the LORD said to me, "Cast it into the treasury" --the lordly price at which I was paid off by them. So I took the thirty shekels of silver and cast them into the treasury in the house of the LORD.

14 Then I broke my second staff Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 Then the LORD said to me, "Take once more the implements of a worthless shepherd.

16 For lo, I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for the perishing, or seek the wandering, or heal the maimed, or nourish the sound, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs.

17 Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword smite his arm and his right eye! Let his arm be wholly withered, his right eye utterly blinded!"

Zechariah 12

1 An Oracle The word of the LORD concerning Israel: Thus says the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him:

2 Lo, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of reeling to all the peoples round about; it will be against Judah also in the siege against Jerusalem.

3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it shall grievously hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will come together against it.

4 On that day, says the LORD, I will strike every horse with panic, and its rider with madness. But upon the house of Judah I will open my eyes, when I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.

5 Then the clans of Judah shall say to themselves, 'The inhabitants of Jerusalem have strength through the LORD of hosts, their God.'

6 On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a blazing pot in the midst of wood, like a flaming torch among sheaves; and they shall devour to the right and to the left all the peoples round about, while Jerusalem shall still be inhabited in its place, in Jerusalem.

7 And the LORD will give victory to the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not be exalted over that of Judah.

8 On that day the LORD will put a shield about the inhabitants of Jerusalem so that the feeblest among them on that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the LORD, at their head.

9 And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

10 And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of compassion and supplication, so that, when they look on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a first-born.

11 On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo.

12 The land shall mourn, each 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;

13 the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself, and their wives by themselves;

14 and all the families that are left, each by itself, and their wives by themselves.

Zechariah 13

1 On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.

2 And on that day, says the LORD of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more; and also I will remove from the land the prophets and the unclean spirit.

3 And if any one again appears as a prophet, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, 'You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the LORD'; and his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies.

4 On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; he will not put on a hairy mantle in order to deceive,

5 but he will say, 'I am no prophet, I am a tiller of the soil; for the land has been my possession since my youth.'

6 And if one asks him, 'What are these wounds on your back?' he will say, 'The wounds I received in the house of my friends.'"

7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who stands next to me, says the LORD of hosts. "Strike the shepherd, that the sheep may be scattered; I will turn my hand against the little ones.

8 In the whole land, says the LORD, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive.

9 And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'They are my people'; and they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"

Zechariah 14

1 Behold, a day of the LORD is coming, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in the midst of you.

2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women ravished; half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3 Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle.

4 On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives which lies before Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley; so that one half of the Mount shall withdraw northward, and the other half southward.

5 And the valley of my mountains shall be stopped up, for the valley of the mountains shall touch the side of it; and you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD your God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

6 On that day there shall be neither cold nor frost.

7 And there shall be continuous day (it is known to the LORD), not day and not night, for at evening time there shall be light.

8 On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea; it shall continue in summer as in winter.

9 And the LORD will become king over all the earth; on that day the LORD will be one and his name one.

10 The whole land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem shall remain aloft upon its site from the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's wine presses.

11 And it shall be inhabited, for there shall be no more curse; Jerusalem shall dwell in security.

12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will smite all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh shall rot while they are still on their feet, their eyes shall rot in their sockets, and their tongues shall rot in their mouths.

13 And on that day a great panic from the LORD shall fall on them, so that each will lay hold on the hand of his fellow, and the hand of the one will be raised against the hand of the other;

14 even Judah will fight against Jerusalem. And the wealth of all the nations round about shall be collected, gold, silver, and garments in great abundance.

15 And a plague like this plague shall fall on the horses, the mules, the camels, the asses, and whatever beasts may be in those camps.

16 Then every one that survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of booths.

17 And if any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain upon them.

18 And if the family of Egypt do not go up and present themselves, then upon them shall come the plague with which the LORD afflicts the nations that do not go up to keep the feast of booths.

19 This shall be the punishment to Egypt and the punishment to all the nations that do not go up to keep the feast of booths.

20 And on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, "Holy to the LORD." And the pots in the house of the LORD shall be as the bowls before the altar;

21 and every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be sacred to the LORD of hosts, so that all who sacrifice may come and take of them and boil the flesh of the sacrifice in them. And there shall no longer be a trader in the house of the LORD of hosts on that day.

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Zechariah 10

1 Pedid lluvia al SENOR en el tiempo de la lluvia tardÌa, al SENOR que hace los nubarrones; El les dar· aguaceros, y hierba en el campo a cada uno.

2 Porque los terafines hablan iniquidad, y los adivinos ven visiones mentirosas, y cuentan suenos falsos; en vano dan consuelo. Por tanto, {el pueblo} vaga como ovejas, est· afligido porque no hay pastor.

3 Contra los pastores se enciende mi ira, y a los machos cabrÌos castigarÈ; porque el SENOR de los ejÈrcitos ha visitado su rebano, la casa de Jud·, y har· de ellos como su caballo de honor en la batalla.

4 De Èl saldr· la piedra angular, de Èl la clavija, de Èl el arco de guerra, de Èl todo gobernante; juntos

5 ser·n como valientes, que en la batalla huellan {al enemigo} en el barro de las calles; pelear·n, porque el SENOR {estar·} con ellos, y ser·n avergonzados los que montan a caballo.

6 FortalecerÈ la casa de Jud· y la casa de JosÈ salvarÈ, y los harÈ volver porque me he compadecido de ellos; y ser·n como si no los hubiera rechazado, porque yo soy el SENOR su Dios, y les responderÈ.

7 EfraÌn ser· como un valiente, y se alegrar· su corazÛn como por el vino; sus hijos {lo} ver·n y se alegrar·n, {y} se regocijar· su corazÛn en el SENOR.

8 Y les silbarÈ para reunirlos, porque los he redimido; y ser·n tan numerosos como eran.

9 Cuando yo los esparza entre los pueblos, aun en lejanas tierras se acordar·n de mÌ, y vivir·n con sus hijos, y volver·n.

10 Los harÈ volver de la tierra de Egipto, y de Asiria los recogerÈ; los traerÈ a la tierra de Galaad y del LÌbano, hasta que no haya {sitio} para ellos.

11 Pasar·n por el mar {de} la angustia, y El herir· las olas en el mar y se secar·n todas las profundidades del Nilo; y ser· abatido el orgullo de Asiria y apartado el cetro de Egipto.

12 Yo los fortalecerÈ en el SENOR, y en su nombre andar·n --declara el SENOR.

Zechariah 11

1 Abre tus puertas, LÌbano, y consuma el fuego tus cedros.

2 Gime, ciprÈs, porque ha caÌdo el cedro, porque los {·rboles} majestuosos han sido derribados; gemid, encinas de Bas·n, porque ha caÌdo el bosque impenetrable.

3 Voz de gemido de pastores, porque su esplendor est· arruinado; voz del rugido de leoncillos, porque derribada est· la gloria del Jord·n.

4 AsÌ dice el SENOR mi Dios: Apacienta las ovejas {destinadas} para la matanza.

5 Los que las compran las matan y salen impunes, y el que las vende dice: ``°Bendito sea el SENOR, porque me he enriquecido!"; y ni sus propios pastores se compadecen de ellas.

6 Pues yo no me compadecerÈ m·s de los habitantes de esta tierra --declara el SENOR-- sino que he aquÌ, harÈ que los hombres caigan cada uno en manos de otro y en manos de su rey; y ellos herir·n la tierra y yo no {los} librarÈ de sus manos.

7 ApacentÈ, pues, las ovejas {destinadas} para la matanza, esto es, los afligidos del rebano. Y tomÈ para mÌ dos cayados: a uno lo llamÈ Gracia y al otro lo llamÈ UniÛn; y apacentÈ las ovejas.

8 Y destruÌ a los tres pastores en un mes, pues mi alma se impacientÛ con ellos y su alma tambiÈn se cansÛ de mÌ.

9 Entonces dije: No os apacentarÈ {m·s.} La que ha de morir, que muera; y la que ha de ser destruida, que sea destruida; y las que queden, cÛmanse la carne unas a otras.

10 Y tomÈ mi cayado Gracia y lo quebrÈ para romper el pacto que yo habÌa hecho con todos los pueblos.

11 Y fue roto aquel dÌa; asÌ los afligidos del rebano que me observaban, conocieron que era la palabra del SENOR.

12 Y les dije: Si os parece bien, dad{me} mi paga; y si no, dejadla. Y pesaron como mi salario treinta {piezas} de plata.

13 Entonces el SENOR me dijo: ArrÛjalo al alfarero ({ese} magnÌfico precio con que me valoraron). TomÈ pues, las treinta {piezas} de plata y las arrojÈ al alfarero en la casa del SENOR.

14 Y quebrÈ mi segundo cayado, UniÛn, para romper la hermandad entre Jud· e Israel.

15 Y el SENOR me dijo: Toma otra vez los aperos de un pastor insensato.

16 Porque he aquÌ, yo voy a levantar en la tierra un pastor que no se preocupar· de la que perece, ni buscar· a la descarriada, ni curar· a la herida, ni sustentar· a la fuerte, sino que comer· la carne de la cebada y arrancar· sus pezunas.

17 °Ay del pastor in?til que abandona el rebano! °{Caiga} la espada sobre su brazo y sobre su ojo derecho! Su brazo se secar· por completo, y su ojo derecho totalmente se oscurecer·.

Zechariah 12

1 ProfecÌa de la palabra del SENOR acerca de Israel. El SENOR que extiende los cielos, pone los cimientos de la tierra y forma el espÌritu del hombre dentro de Èl, declara:

2 He aquÌ, yo harÈ de JerusalÈn una copa de vÈrtigo para todos los pueblos de alrededor, y cuando haya asedio contra JerusalÈn, tambiÈn lo habr· contra Jud·.

3 Y suceder· aquel dÌa que harÈ de JerusalÈn una piedra pesada para todos los pueblos; todos los que la levanten ser·n severamente desgarrados. Y contra ella se congregar·n todas las naciones de la tierra.

4 Aquel dÌa --declara el SENOR-- herirÈ a todo caballo de espanto, y a su jinete, de locura. Pero sobre la casa de Jud· abrirÈ mis ojos, mientras hiero de ceguera a todo caballo de los pueblos.

5 Entonces los jefes {de familias} de Jud· dir·n en su corazÛn: ``Gran apoyo para nosotros son los habitantes de JerusalÈn por el SENOR de los ejÈrcitos, su Dios."

6 Aquel dÌa harÈ de los jefes {de familias} de Jud· como brasero de fuego entre lenos, y como antorcha ardiendo entre gavillas, y consumir·n a diestra y a siniestra a todos los pueblos de alrededor, y JerusalÈn ser· habitada de nuevo en su lugar, en JerusalÈn.

7 El SENOR salvar· primero las tiendas de Jud·, para que la gloria de la casa de David y la gloria de los habitantes de JerusalÈn no se engrandezca sobre Jud·.

8 Aquel dÌa el SENOR defender· a los habitantes de JerusalÈn, y el dÈbil entre ellos aquel dÌa ser· como David, y la casa de David {ser·} como Dios, como el ·ngel del SENOR delante de ellos.

9 Y suceder· aquel dÌa que me dispondrÈ a destruir a todas las naciones que vengan contra JerusalÈn.

10 Y derramarÈ sobre la casa de David y sobre los habitantes de JerusalÈn, el EspÌritu de gracia y de s?plica, y me mirar·n a mÌ, a quien han traspasado. Y se lamentar·n por El, como quien se lamenta por un hijo ?nico, y llorar·n por El, como se llora por un primogÈnito.

11 Aquel dÌa habr· gran lamentaciÛn en JerusalÈn, como la lamentaciÛn de Hadad-rimÛn en la llanura de Meguido.

12 Y se lamentar· la tierra, cada familia por su lado: la familia de la casa de David por su lado, y sus mujeres por su lado; la familia de la casa de Nat·n por su lado, y sus mujeres por su lado;

13 la familia de la casa de LevÌ por su lado, y sus mujeres por su lado; la familia de los simeÌtas por su lado, y sus mujeres por su lado;

14 todas las dem·s familias, cada familia por su lado, y sus mujeres por su lado.

Zechariah 13

1 Aquel dÌa habr· una fuente abierta para la casa de David y para los habitantes de JerusalÈn, para {lavar} el pecado y la impureza.

2 Y suceder· aquel dÌa --declara el SENOR de los ejÈrcitos-- que eliminarÈ de la tierra los nombres de los Ìdolos, y nunca m·s ser·n recordados; tambiÈn yo quitarÈ de la tierra a los profetas y al espÌritu inmundo.

3 Y suceder· que si alguno profetiza todavÌa, su padre y su madre que lo engendraron le dir·n: ``No vivir·s porque has hablado falsamente en el nombre del SENOR"; y su padre y su madre que lo engendraron lo traspasar·n mientras profetiza.

4 TambiÈn suceder· aquel dÌa que los profetas se avergonzar·n cada uno de su visiÛn cuando profetice, y no se vestir·n el manto de pelo para enganar,

5 sino que {cada uno} dir·: ``No soy profeta, soy labrador de la tierra, porque un hombre me vendiÛ como esclavo en mi juventud."

6 Y {alguien} le dir·: ``øQuÈ son esas heridas en tu cuerpo?" Y Èl responder·: ``{Son aquÈllas} con que fui herido en casa de mis amigos."

7 Despierta, espada, contra mi pastor, y contra el hombre companero mÌo --declara el SENOR de los ejÈrcitos. Hiere al pastor y se dispersar·n las ovejas, y volverÈ mi mano contra los pequenos.

8 Y suceder· en toda la tierra --declara el SENOR-- que dos partes ser·n cortadas en ella, {y} perecer·n; pero la tercera quedar· en ella.

9 Y meterÈ la tercera parte en el fuego, los refinarÈ como se refina la plata, y los probarÈ como se prueba el oro. Invocar· Èl mi nombre, y yo le responderÈ; dirÈ: ``El es mi pueblo", y Èl dir·: ``El SENOR es mi Dios."

Zechariah 14

1 He aquÌ, viene el dÌa del SENOR cuando ser·n repartidos tus despojos en medio de ti.

2 Y yo reunirÈ a todas las naciones en batalla contra JerusalÈn; y ser· tomada la ciudad y ser·n saqueadas las casas y violadas las mujeres; la mitad de la ciudad ser· desterrada, pero el resto del pueblo no ser· cortado de la ciudad.

3 Entonces saldr· el SENOR y pelear· contra aquellas naciones, como cuando El peleÛ el dÌa de la batalla.

4 Sus pies se posar·n aquel dÌa en el monte de los Olivos, que est· frente a JerusalÈn, al oriente; y el monte de los Olivos se hendir· por el medio, de oriente a occidente, {formando} un enorme valle, y una mitad del monte se apartar· hacia el norte y la otra mitad hacia el sur.

5 Y huirÈis al valle de mis montes, porque el valle de los montes llegar· hasta Azal; huirÈis tal como huisteis a causa del terremoto en los dÌas de UzÌas, rey de Jud·. Y vendr· el SENOR mi Dios, {y} todos los santos con El.

6 Y suceder· que en aquel dÌa no habr· luz; las luminarias se oscurecer·n.

7 Ser· un dÌa ?nico, conocido sÛlo del SENOR, ni dÌa ni noche; y suceder· que a la hora de la tarde habr· luz.

8 En aquel dÌa suceder· que brotar·n aguas vivas de JerusalÈn, una mitad hacia el mar oriental y la otra mitad hacia el mar occidental, ser· lo mismo en verano que en invierno.

9 Y el SENOR ser· rey sobre toda la tierra; aquel dÌa el SENOR ser· uno, y uno su nombre.

10 Toda la tierra se volver· como una llanura desde Geba hasta RimÛn, al sur de JerusalÈn; pero {Èsta} se levantar· y ser· habitada en su lugar desde la puerta de BenjamÌn hasta el lugar de la puerta Primera, hasta la puerta del Angulo, y {desde} la torre de Hananeel hasta los lagares del rey.

11 Y habitar·n en ella y no habr· m·s maldiciÛn; y JerusalÈn habitar· en seguridad.

12 Esta ser· la plaga con que el SENOR herir· a todos los pueblos que han hecho guerra contra JerusalÈn: se pudrir· su carne estando ellos a?n de pie, y se pudrir·n sus ojos en sus cuencas, y su lengua se pudrir· en su boca.

13 Y suceder· aquel dÌa que habr· entre ellos un gran p·nico del SENOR; y cada uno agarrar· la mano de su prÛjimo, y levantar· su mano contra la mano de su prÛjimo.

14 TambiÈn Jud· pelear· en JerusalÈn; y se amontonar·n las riquezas de todas las naciones circunvecinas: oro, plata y vestidos en gran abundancia.

15 Como aquella plaga asÌ ser· la plaga del caballo, del mulo, del camello, del asno y de todos los animales que haya en aquellos campamentos.

16 Y suceder· que todo sobreviviente de todas las naciones que fueron contra JerusalÈn subir·n de ano en ano para adorar al Rey, SENOR de los ejÈrcitos, y para celebrar la fiesta de los Tabern·culos.

17 Y suceder· que los de las familias de la tierra que no suban a JerusalÈn para adorar al Rey, SENOR de los ejÈrcitos, no recibir·n lluvia sobre ellos.

18 Y si la familia de Egipto no sube ni viene, entonces sobre ellos no {habr· lluvia;} ser· la plaga con la cual el SENOR herir· a las naciones que no suban a celebrar la fiesta de los Tabern·culos.

19 Este ser· el castigo de Egipto y el castigo de todas las naciones que no suban a celebrar la fiesta de los Tabern·culos.

20 En aquel dÌa estar· {grabado} en los cascabeles de los caballos: SANTIDAD AL SENOR. Y ser·n las ollas en la casa del SENOR como los tazones delante del altar.

21 Y toda olla en JerusalÈn y en Jud· ser· consagrada al SENOR de los ejÈrcitos; todos los que ofrezcan sacrificios vendr·n y tomar·n de ellas y en ellas cocer·n; y no habr· m·s mercader en la casa del SENOR de los ejÈrcitos en aquel dÌa.

World English Bible

Zechariah 10

1 Ask of Yahweh rain in the spring time, Yahweh who makes storm clouds, And he gives rain showers to everyone for the plants in the field.

2 For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie; And they have told false dreams. They comfort in vain. Therefore they go their way like sheep. They are oppressed, because there is no shepherd.

3 My anger is kindled against the shepherds, And I will punish the male goats; For Yahweh of Armies has visited his flock, the house of Judah, And will make them as his horse in the battle that he is proud of.

4 From him will come forth the corner-stone, From him the nail, From him the battle bow, From him every ruler together.

5 They shall be as mighty men, Treading down muddy streets in the battle; And they shall fight, because Yahweh is with them; And the riders on horses will be confounded.

6 �I will strengthen the house of Judah, And I will save the house of Joseph, And I will bring them back; For I have mercy on them; And they will be as though I had not cast them off: For I am Yahweh their God, and I will hear them.

7 Ephraim will be like a mighty man, And their heart will rejoice as through wine; Yes, their children will see it, and rejoice. Their heart will be glad in Yahweh.

8 I will signal for them, and gather them; For I have redeemed them; And they will increase as they have increased.

9 I will sow them among the peoples; And they will remember me in far countries; And they will live with their children, and will return.

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 Lebanon; And there won't be room enough for them.

11 He will pass through the sea of affliction, And will strike the waves in the sea, And all the depths of the Nile will dry up; And the pride of Assyria will be brought down, And the scepter of Egypt will depart.

12 I will strengthen them in Yahweh; And they will walk up and down in his name,� says Yahweh.

Zechariah 11

1 Open your doors, Lebanon, That the fire may devour your cedars.

2 Wail, fir tree, for the cedar has fallen, Because the stately ones are destroyed. Wail, you oaks of Bashan, For the strong forest has come down.

3 A voice of the wailing of the shepherds! For their glory is destroyed: a voice of the roaring of young lions! For the pride of the Jordan is ruined.

4 Thus says Yahweh my God: �Feed the flock of slaughter.

5 Their buyers slaughter them, and go unpunished. Those who sell them say, �Blessed be Yahweh, for I am rich;� and their own shepherds don't pity them.

6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land,� says Yahweh; �but, behold, I will deliver the men everyone into his neighbor's hand, and into the hand of his king. They will strike the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.�

7 So I fed the flock of slaughter, especially the oppressed of the flock. I took for myself two staffs. The one I called �Favor,� and the other I called �Union,� and I fed the flock.

8 I cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary of them, and their soul also loathed me.

9 Then I said, �I will not feed you. That which dies, let it die; and that which is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let those who are left eat each other's flesh.�

10 I took my staff Favor, and cut it apart, that I might break my covenant that I had made with all the peoples.

11 It was broken in that day; and thus the poor of the flock that listened to me knew that it was the word of Yahweh.

12 I said to them, �If you think it best, give me my wages; and if not, keep them.� So they weighed for my wages thirty pieces of silver.

13 Yahweh said to me, �Throw it to the potter, the handsome price that I was valued at by them!� I took the thirty pieces of silver, and threw them to the potter, in the house of Yahweh.

14 Then I cut apart my other staff, even Union, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 Yahweh said to me, �Take for yourself yet again the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

16 For, behold, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit those who are cut off, neither will seek those who are scattered, nor heal that which is broken, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat sheep, and will tear their hoofs in pieces.

17 Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock! The sword will be on his arm, and on his right eye. His arm will be completely withered, and his right eye will be totally blinded!�

Zechariah 12

1 An oracle. The word of Yahweh concerning Israel. Yahweh, who stretches out the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him says:

2 �Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of reeling to all the surrounding peoples, and on Judah also will it be in the siege against Jerusalem.

3 It will happen in that day, that I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples. All who burden themselves with it will be severely wounded, and all the nations of the earth will be gathered together against it.

4 In that day,� says Yahweh, �I will strike every horse with terror, and his rider with madness; and I will open my eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.

5 The chieftains of Judah will say in their heart, �The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in Yahweh of Armies their God.�

6 In that day I will make the chieftains of Judah like a pan of fire among wood, and like a flaming torch among sheaves; and they will devour all the surrounding peoples, on the right hand and on the left; and Jerusalem will yet again dwell in their own place, even in Jerusalem.

7 Yahweh also will save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem not be magnified above Judah.

8 In that day Yahweh will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem. He who is feeble among them at that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of Yahweh before them.

9 It will happen in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

10 I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they will look to me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and will grieve bitterly for him, as one grieves for his firstborn.

11 In that day there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

12 The land will 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;

13 the family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart;

14 all the families who remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.

Zechariah 13

1 �In that day there will be a spring opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness.

2 It will come to pass in that day, says Yahweh of Armies, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they will no more be remembered; and also I will cause the prophets and the spirit of impurity to pass out of the land.

3 It will happen that, when anyone still prophesies, then his father and his mother who bore him will tell him, �You must die, because you speak lies in the name of Yahweh;� and his father and his mother who bore him will stab him when he prophesies.

4 It will happen in that day, that the prophets will each be ashamed of his vision, when he prophesies; neither will they wear a hairy mantle to deceive:

5 but he will say, �I am no prophet, I am a tiller of the ground; for I have been made a bondservant from my youth.�

6 One will say to him, �What are these wounds between your arms?� Then he will answer, �Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.�

7 �Awake, sword, against my shepherd, And against the man who is close to me,� says Yahweh of Armies. Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; And I will turn my hand against the little ones.

8 It shall happen that in all the land,� says Yahweh, Two parts in it will be cut off and die; But the third will be left in it.

9 I will bring the third part into the fire, And will refine them as silver is refined, And will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say, �It is my people;� And they will say, �Yahweh is my God.��

Zechariah 14

1 Behold, a day of Yahweh comes, when your spoil will be divided in your midst.

2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city will be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city will go out into captivity, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.

3 Then Yahweh will go out and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

4 His feet will stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west, making a very great valley. Half of the mountain will move toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

5 You shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azel; yes, you shall flee, just like you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Yahweh my God will come, and all the holy ones with you.

6 It will happen in that day, that there will not be light, cold, or frost.

7 It will be a unique day which is known to Yahweh; not day, and not night; but it will come to pass, that at evening time there will be light.

8 It will happen in that day, that living waters will go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea; in summer and in winter will it be.

9 Yahweh will be King over all the earth. In that day Yahweh will be one, and his name one.

10 All the land will be made like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she will be lifted up, and will dwell in her place, from Benjamin's gate to the place of the first gate, to the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel to the king's wine-presses.

11 Men will dwell therein, and there will be no more curse; but Jerusalem will dwell safely.

12 This will be the plague with which Yahweh will strike all the peoples who have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh will consume away while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will consume away in their sockets, and their tongue will consume away in their mouth.

13 It will happen in that day, that a great panic from Yahweh will be among them; and they will lay hold everyone on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand will rise up against the hand of his neighbor.

14 Judah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered together: gold, and silver, and clothing, in great abundance.

15 So will be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the donkey, and of all the animals that will be in those camps, as that plague.

16 It will happen that everyone who is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of Armies, and to keep the feast of tents.

17 It will be, that whoever of all the families of the earth doesn't go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, Yahweh of Armies, on them there will be no rain.

18 If the family of Egypt doesn't go up, and doesn't come, neither will it rain on them. This will be the plague with which Yahweh will strike the nations that don't go up to keep the feast of tents.

19 This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that don't go up to keep the feast of tents.

20 In that day there will be on the bells of the horses, �HOLY TO YAHWEH;� and the pots in Yahweh's house will be like the bowls before the altar.

21 Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to Yahweh of Armies; and all those who sacrifice will come and take of them, and cook in them. In that day there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of Yahweh of Armies.

Young's Literal Translation

Zechariah 10

1 ¶They asked of Jehovah rain in a time of latter rain, Jehovah is making lightnings, And rain in showers He doth give to them. To each -- the herb in the field.

2 Because the teraphim did speak iniquity, And the diviners have seen a falsehood, And dreams of the vanity they speak, With vanity they give comfort, Therefore they have journeyed as a flock, They are afflicted, for there is no shepherd.

3 Against the shepherds did Mine anger burn, And against the he-goats I lay a charge, For inspected hath Jehovah of Hosts His flock, the house of Judah, And set them as His beauteous horse in battle.

4 From him is a corner-stone, From him a nail, from him a battle-bow, From him goeth forth every exactor together.

5 ¶And they have been as heroes, Treading in mire of out-places in battle, And they have fought, for Jehovah is with them, And have put to shame riders of horses.

6 And I have made mighty the house of Judah, And the house of Joseph I do save, And I have caused them to dwell, for I have loved them, And they have been as if I had not cast them off, For I am Jehovah their God, And I answer them.

7 And Ephraim hath been as a hero, And rejoiced hath their heart as wine, And their sons see, and they have rejoiced, Rejoice doth their heart in Jehovah.

8 I hist for them, and I gather them, For I have redeemed them, And they have multiplied as they did multiply.

9 And I sow them among peoples, And in far-off places they remember Me, And they have lived with their sons, And they have turned back.

10 And I have brought them back from the land of Egypt, And from Asshur I do gather them, And unto the land of Gilead and Lebanon I do bring them in, And there is not found for them space.

11 And He hath passed over through the sea, And hath pressed and smitten billows in the sea, And dried up have been all depths of a flood, And brought down hath been the excellency of Asshur, And the rod of Egypt doth turn aside.

12 And I have made them mighty in Jehovah, And in His name they walk up and down, An affirmation of Jehovah!

Zechariah 11

1 ¶Open, O Lebanon, thy doors, And fire doth devour among thy cedars.

2 Howl, O fir, for fallen hath the cedar, For their honourable ones were destroyed, Howl, ye oaks of Bashan, For come down hath the fenced forest,

3 A voice of the howling of the shepherds! For destroyed was their robe of honour, A voice of the roaring of young lions! For destroyed was the excellency of Jordan.

4 ¶Thus said Jehovah my God: "Feed the flock of the slaughter,

5 Whose buyers slay them, and are not guilty, And their sellers say, Blessed is Jehovah, And I am rich, And their shepherds have no pity on them.

6 For I have pity no more on inhabitants of the land, An affirmation of Jehovah, And lo, I am causing man to come forth, Each into the hand of his neighbour, And into the hand of his king, And they have beaten down the land, And I do not deliver out of their hand."

7 And I feed the flock of slaughter, even you, ye afflicted of the flock; and I take to me two staves, the one I have called Pleasantness, and the other I have called Bands, and I feed the flock.

8 And I cut off the three shepherds in one month, and my soul is grieved with them, and also their soul hath abhorred me.

9 And I say, "I do not feed you, the dying, let die; and the cut off, let be cut off; and the remaining ones, let each eat the flesh of its neighbour."

10 And I take My staff Pleasantness, and cut it asunder, to make void My covenant that I had made with all the peoples:

11 and it is broken in that day, and know well do the afflicted of the flock who are observing me, that it is a word of Jehovah.

12 And I say unto them: "If good in your eyes, give my hire, and if not, forbear;" and they weigh out my hire -- thirty silverlings.

13 And Jehovah saith unto me, "Cast it unto the potter;" the goodly price that I have been prized at by them, and I take the thirty silverlings, and cast them to the house of Jehovah, unto the potter.

14 And I cut asunder my second staff, Bands, to break the unity between Judah and Israel.

15 ¶And Jehovah saith unto me, "Again take to thee the instrument of a foolish shepherd.

16 For lo, I am raising up a shepherd in the land, The cut off he doth not inspect, The shaken off he doth not seek, And the broken he doth not heal, The standing he doth not sustain, And the flesh of the fat he doth eat, And their hoofs he doth break off.

17 Woe to the worthless shepherd, forsaking the flock, A sword is on his arm, and on his right eye, His arm is utterly dried up, And his right eye is very dim!"

Zechariah 12

1 ¶The burden of a word of Jehovah on Israel. An affirmation of Jehovah, Stretching out heaven, and founding earth, And forming the spirit of man in his midst.

2 Lo, I am making Jerusalem a cup of reeling To all the peoples round about, And also against Judah it is, In the siege against Jerusalem.

3 And it hath come to pass, in that day, I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone to all the peoples, All loading it are completely pressed down, And gathered against it have been all nations of the earth.

4 In that day -- an affirmation of Jehovah, I do smite every horse with astonishment, And its rider with madness, And on the house of Judah I open My eyes, And every horse of the peoples I smite with blindness.

5 And leaders of Judah have said in their heart, "Strength to me are the inhabitants of Jerusalem, In Jehovah of Hosts their God."

6 In that day I make the leaders of Judah As a hearth of fire among trees, And as a torch of fire in a sheaf, And they have consumed -- on the right and on the left -- all the peoples round about, And Jerusalem hath inhabited again her place in Jerusalem.

7 And saved hath Jehovah the tents of Judah first, So that become not great against Judah Doth the beauty of the house of David, And the beauty of the inhabitant of Jerusalem.

8 In that day cover over doth Jehovah the inhabitant of Jerusalem, And the stumbling among them hath been in that day as David, And the house of David as God -- As a messenger of Jehovah -- before them.

9 ¶And it hath come to pass, in that day, I seek to destroy all the nations Who are coming in against Jerusalem,

10 And I have poured on the house of David, And on the inhabitant of Jerusalem, A spirit of grace and supplications, And they have looked unto Me whom they pierced, And they have mourned over it, Like a mourning over the only one, And they have been in bitterness for it, Like a bitterness over the first-born.

11 In that day, great is the mourning of Jerusalem, As the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon,

12 And mourned hath the land -- every family apart, The family of the house of David apart, And their women apart; The family of the house of Nathan apart, And their women apart;

13 The family of the house of Levi apart, And their women apart; The family of Shimei apart, And their women apart,

14 All the families that are left, Every family apart, and their women apart!

Zechariah 13

1 ¶In that day there is a fountain opened To the house of David And to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, For sin and for impurity.

2 And it hath come to pass, in that day, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, I cut off the names of the idols from the land, And they are not remembered any more, And also the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness I cause to pass away from the land.

3 And it hath been, when one prophesieth again, That said unto him have his father and his mother, his parents, "Thou dost not live, For falsehood thou hast spoken in the name of Jehovah," And pierced him through have his father and his mother, his parents, in his prophesying.

4 And it hath come to pass, in that day, Ashamed are the prophets, each of his vision, in his prophesying, And they put not on a hairy robe to deceive.

5 And one hath said, "I am not a prophet, A man, a tiller of ground I am, For ground is my possession from my youth."

6 And one hath said unto him, "What are these wounds in thy hands?" And he hath said, "Because I was smitten at home by my lovers."

7 ¶Sword, awake against My shepherd, And against a hero -- My fellow, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts. Smite the shepherd, and scattered is the flock, And I have put back My hand on the little ones.

8 And it hath come to pass, In all the land, an affirmation of Jehovah, Two parts in it are cut off -- they expire, And the third is left in it.

9 And I have brought the third into fire, And refined them like a refining of silver, And have tried them like a trying of gold, It doth call in My name, and I answer it, I have said, "My people it is," And it saith, "Jehovah is my God!"


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