Zechariah 9
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Yahweh’s Oracle Against Israel’s Enemies

1The [†]oracle of the word of Yahweh is against the land of Hadrach, with Damascus as its resting place (for the eyes of men, especially of all the tribes of Israel, are toward Yahweh),

2And Hamath also, which borders on it;

And Tyre and Sidon, [†]because [†]they are very wise.

3So Tyre built herself a tight fortification

And tied up silver like dust

And fine gold like the mire of the streets.

4Behold, the Lord will dispossess her

And strike her wealth down into the sea;

And she will be consumed with fire.

5Ashkelon will see it and be afraid.

Gaza too will writhe in great pain;

Also Ekron, for her hope has been put to shame.

Moreover, the king will perish from Gaza,

And Ashkelon will not be inhabited.

6And those of illegitimate birth will inhabit Ashdod,

And I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

7And I will remove their blood from their mouth

And their detestable things from between their teeth.

Then they also will be a remnant for our God,

And be like a [†]clan in Judah,

And Ekron like a Jebusite.

8But I will camp around My house [†]because of an army,

Because of him who passes by and returns;

And no taskmaster will pass over them anymore,

For now I have seen with My eyes.

The Coming King of Zion

9Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!

Make a loud shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!

Behold, your king is coming to you;

He is [†]righteous and endowed with salvation,

[†]Lowly and mounted on a donkey,

Even on a [†]colt, the [†]foal of a pack animal.

10I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim

And the horse from Jerusalem;

And the bow of war will be cut off.

And He will speak peace to the nations;

And His reign will be from sea to sea

And from the [†]River to the ends of the earth.

11As for you also, because of the blood of your covenant,

I have set your prisoners free from the [†]waterless pit.

12Return to the [†]stronghold, O prisoners [†]who have the hope;

This very day I am declaring that I will return double to you.

13For I will bend Judah [†]as My bow;

I will fill the bow with Ephraim.

And I will rouse up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O [†]Greece;

And I will make you like a mighty man’s sword.

14Then Yahweh will appear over them,

And His arrow will go forth like lightning;

And Lord Yahweh will blow the trumpet

And will go in the storm winds of the south.

15Yahweh of hosts will defend them.

And they will consume and trample on the stones of a sling;

And they will drink and roar as with wine;

And they will be filled like a sacrificial bowl,

Drenched like the corners of the altar.

16And Yahweh their God will save them in that day

As the flock of His people;

For they are as the stones of a crown,

[†]Sparkling in His land.

17For what goodness and what beauty will be [†]theirs!

Grain will make the choice men flourish, and new wine the virgins.

1 Or burden
2 Or though
2 They think they are
7 Or chief
8 Or as a guard, so that none will go back and forth
9 Or vindicated and victorious
9 Or humble, afflicted
9 Or foal, cf. Gen 49:11
9 Or donkey’s colt, cf. Gen 49:11; lit son of a female donkey
10 The Euphrates River
11 Lit cistern in which there is no water
12 Or Stronghold
12 Lit of the hope
13 Lit for Me
13 Lit Javan
16 Or Displayed over
17 Lit his

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