Zechariah 9:4
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English Standard Version
But behold, the Lord will strip her of her possessions and strike down her power on the sea, and she shall be devoured by fire.

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

American Standard Version
Behold, the Lord will dispossess her, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold the Lord shall possess her, and shall strike her strength in the sea, and she shall be devoured with fire.

English Revised Version
Behold, the Lord will dispossess her, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This penitential state of mind on the part of the people and their rulers was met by the Lord with the promise of His assistance, in order to elevate this disposition into determination and deed. Haggai 1:13. "Then spake Haggai, the messenger of Jehovah, in the message of Jehovah to the people, thus: I am with you, is the saying of Jehovah. Haggai 1:14. And Jehovah stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel, and the spirit of Joshua, and the spirit of all the remnant of the nation; and they came and did work at the house of Jehovah of hosts, their God." The prophet is called מלאך in Haggai 1:13, i.e., messenger (not "angel," as many in the time of the fathers misunderstood the word as meaning), as being sent by Jehovah to the people, to make known to them His will (compare Malachi 2:7, where the same epithet is applied to the priest). As the messenger of Jehovah, he speaks by command of Jehovah, and not in his own name or by his own impulse. אני אתּכם, I am with you, will help you, and will remove all the obstacles that stand in the way of your building (cf. Haggai 2:4). This promise Jehovah fulfilled, first of all by giving to Zerubbabel, Joshua, and the people, a willingness to carry out the work. העיר רוּח, to awaken the spirit of any man, i.e., to make him willing and glad to carry out His resolutions (compare 1 Chronicles 5:26; 2 Chronicles 21:16; Ezra 1:1, Ezra 1:5). Thus filled with joyfulness, courage, and strength, they began the work on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month, in the second year of king Darius (Haggai 1:15), that is to say, twenty-three days after Haggai had first addressed his challenge to them. The interval had been spent in deliberation and counsel, and in preparations for carrying out the work. In several editions and some few mss in Kennicott, in Tischendorf's edition of the lxx, in the Itala and in the Vulgate, Haggai 1:15 is joined to the next chapter. But this is proved to be incorrect by the fact that the chronological statements in Haggai 1:15 and Haggai 2:1 are irreconcilable with one another. Haggai 1:15 is really so closely connected with Haggai 1:14, that it is rather to be regarded as the last clause of that verse.

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the Lord.

Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

Isaiah 23:1-7 The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in...

Ezekiel 28:16 By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the middle of you with violence, and you have sinned...

Joel 3:8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans...

he will.

Ezekiel 26:17 And they shall take up a lamentation for you, and say to you, How are you destroyed, that were inhabited of seafaring men...

Ezekiel 27:26-36 Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the middle of the seas...

Ezekiel 28:2,8 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God...

shall.

Ezekiel 28:18 You have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your traffic...

Amos 1:10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.

Cross References
Isaiah 23:11
He has stretched out his hand over the sea; he has shaken the kingdoms; the LORD has given command concerning Canaan to destroy its strongholds.

Ezekiel 26:3
therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.

Ezekiel 27:34
Now you are wrecked by the seas, in the depths of the waters; your merchandise and all your crew in your midst have sunk with you.

Ezekiel 28:18
By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries; so I brought fire out from your midst; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you.

Amos 1:10
So I will send a fire upon the wall of Tyre, and it shall devour her strongholds."

Zechariah 9:5
Ashkelon shall see it, and be afraid; Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish; Ekron also, because its hopes are confounded. The king shall perish from Gaza; Ashkelon shall be uninhabited;

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