Based on the Authorised Version (King James) with the words "God" and "LORD"
restored to their original words, and various words
(thee, thine, shouldest, crieth, didst, etc) and
constructions (them that, etc) modernized.
1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the
word of YHWH unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the
2 YHWH has been sore displeased with your fathers.
3 Therefore say you unto them, Thus said YHWH of hosts; Turn unto
me, said YHWH of hosts, and I will turn unto you, said YHWH of
4 Be not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have
cried, saying, Thus said YHWH of hosts; Turn now from your evil ways,
and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, said
5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for
6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the
prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they returned and said,
Like as YHWH of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and
according to our doings, so has he dealt with us.
7 Upon the four and
twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second
year of Darius, came the word of YHWH unto Zechariah, the son of
Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
8 I saw by night, and behold
a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were
in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.
9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel who talked with me
said unto me, I will show you what these be.
10 And the man who stood
among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom YHWH has
sent to walk to and fro through the earth.
11 And they answered the angel of
YHWH who stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and
fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sits still, and is at
12 Then the angel of YHWH answered and said, O YHWH of hosts, how
long will you not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against
which you have had indignation these threescore and ten years?
13 And YHWH answered the angel who talked with me with good words and comfortable
14 So the angel who communed with me said unto me, Cry you, saying,
Thus said YHWH of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a
15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen who are
at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the
16 Therefore thus said YHWH; I am returned to Jerusalem
with mercies: my house shall be built in it, said YHWH of hosts, and a
line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
17 Cry yet, saying, Thus said
YHWH of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad;
and YHWH shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
lifted I up my eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.
19 And I said unto
the angel who talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are
the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
20 And YHWH
showed me four carpenters.
21 Then said I, What come these to do? And he
spoke, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man
did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns
of the Gentiles, who lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter
1 I lifted up my eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a
measuring line in his hand.
2 Then said I, Where go you? And he said
unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is
the length thereof.
3 And, behold, the angel who talked with me went forth,
and another angel went out to meet him,
4 And said unto him, Run, speak to
this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls
for the multitude of men and cattle therein:
5 For I, said YHWH, will
be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of
6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, said YHWH: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, said YHWH.
7 Deliver yourself, O Zion, that dwell with the daughter of Babylon.
8 For thus said YHWH of hosts; After the glory has he sent me unto the
nations who spoiled you: for he who touches you touches the apple of his
9 For, behold, I will shake my hand upon them, and they shall be a
spoil to their servants: and you shall know that YHWH of hosts has sent
10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will
dwell in the midst of you, said YHWH.
11 And many nations shall be
joined to YHWH in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in
the midst of you, and you shall know that YHWH of hosts has sent me
12 And YHWH shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land,
and shall choose Jerusalem again.
13 Be silent, O all flesh, before YHWH: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.
1 And he showed me
Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of YHWH, and Satan
standing at his right hand to resist him.
2 And YHWH said unto Satan,
YHWH rebuke you, O Satan; even YHWH who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke
you: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
3 Now Joshua was clothed
with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
4 And he answered and
spoke unto those who stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments
from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass
from you, and I will clothe you with change of raiment.
5 And I said, Let
them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head,
and clothed him with garments. And the angel of YHWH stood by.
6 And the
angel of YHWH protested unto Joshua, saying,
7 Thus said YHWH of
hosts; If you will walk in my ways, and if you will keep my charge, then
you shall also judge my house, and shall also keep my courts, and I will give
you places to walk among these who stand by.
8 Hear now, O Joshua the high
priest, you, and your fellows who sit before you: for they are men wondered
at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
9 For behold the
stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes:
behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, said YHWH of hosts, and I
will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
10 In that day, said YHWH of hosts, shall you call every man his neighbour under the vine and under
the fig tree.
1 And the angel who talked with me came again, and waked
me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep,
2 And said unto me, What
see you? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold,
with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes
to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
3 And two olive trees by
it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side
4 So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying,
What are these, my lord?
5 Then the angel who talked with me answered and
said unto me, Know you not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
6 Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of YHWH
unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, said
YHWH of hosts.
7 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you
shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with
shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
8 Moreover the word of YHWH
came unto me, saying,
9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of
this house; his hands shall also finish it; and you shall know that YHWH
of hosts has sent me unto you.
10 For who has despised the day of small
things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of
Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of YHWH, which run to and
fro through the whole earth.
11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are
these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left
12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two
olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of
13 And he answered me and said, Know you not what these be?
And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones,
who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
1 Then I turned, and lifted up
my eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.
2 And he said unto me, What
see you? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty
cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.
3 Then said he unto me, This is
the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one
who steals shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one
who swears shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
4 I will
bring it forth, said YHWH of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of
the thief, and into the house of him who swears falsely by my name: and it
shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber
thereof and the stones thereof.
5 Then the angel who talked with me went
forth, and said unto me, Lift up now your eyes, and see what is this that
6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that
goes forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the
7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a
woman who sits in the midst of the ephah.
8 And he said, This is
wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight
of lead upon the mouth thereof.
9 Then lifted I up my eyes, and looked,
and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for
they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between
the earth and the heaven.
10 Then said I to the angel who talked with me,
Where do these bear the ephah?
11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon
her own base.
1 And I turned, and lifted up my eyes, and looked, and,
behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the
mountains were mountains of brass.
2 In the first chariot were red horses;
and in the second chariot black horses;
3 And in the third chariot white
horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.
4 Then I answered
and said unto the angel who talked with me, What are these, my lord?
the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the
heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and
the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south
7 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to
and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through
the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth.
8 Then cried he upon
me, and spoke unto me, saying, Behold, these who go toward the north country
have quieted my spirit in the north country.
9 And the word of YHWH came
unto me, saying,
10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of
Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, who are come from Babylon, and come you the same
day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah;
11 Then take
silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son
of Josedech, the high priest;
12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaks
YHWH of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he
shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of YHWH:
13 Even he shall build the temple of YHWH; and he shall bear the glory,
and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his
throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
14 And the
crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son
of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of YHWH.
15 And they who are
far off shall come and build in the temple of YHWH, and you shall know that
YHWH of hosts has sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if you
will diligently obey the voice of YHWH your Elohim.
1 And it came to pass
in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of YHWH came unto
Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu;
2 When they
had sent unto the house of Elohim Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to
pray before YHWH,
3 And to speak unto the priests who were in the
house of YHWH of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the
fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?
came the word of YHWH of hosts unto me, saying,
5 Speak unto all the
people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in
the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did you at all fast unto
me, even to me?
6 And when you did eat, and when you did drink, did not you eat
for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?
7 Should you not hear the words
which YHWH has cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited
and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited
the south and the plain?
8 And the word of YHWH came unto Zechariah,
9 Thus speaks YHWH of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment,
and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
10 And oppress not
the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you
imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
11 But they refused to
hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they
should not hear.
12 Yes, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest
they should hear the law, and the words which YHWH of hosts has sent in
his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from YHWH
13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would
not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, said YHWH of hosts:
14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they
knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through
nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate.
1 Again the word
of YHWH of hosts came to me, saying,
2 Thus said YHWH of hosts; I
was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great
3 Thus said YHWH; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the
midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the
mountain of YHWH of hosts the holy mountain.
4 Thus said YHWH of
hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of
Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age.
5 And the
streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets
6 Thus said YHWH of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of
the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in my
eyes? said YHWH of hosts.
7 Thus said YHWH of hosts; Behold, I
will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they
shall be my people, and I will be their Elohim, in truth and in righteousness.
9 Thus said YHWH of hosts; Let your hands be strong, you who hear in
these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, who were in the day
that the foundation of the house of YHWH of hosts was laid, that the
temple might be built.
10 For before these days there was no hire for man,
nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him who went out or
came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his
11 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in
the former days, said YHWH of hosts.
12 For the seed shall be
prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her
increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant
of this people to possess all these things.
13 And it shall come to pass,
that as you were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of
Israel; so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your
hands be strong.
14 For thus said YHWH of hosts; As I thought to punish
you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, said YHWH of hosts, and I
15 So again have I thought in these days to do well unto
Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear you not.
16 These are the things
that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the
judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
17 And let none of you imagine
evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all
these are things that I hate, said YHWH.
18 And the word of YHWH of
hosts came unto me, saying,
19 Thus said YHWH of hosts; The fast of the
fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the
fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and
cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.
20 Thus said YHWH
of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the
inhabitants of many cities:
21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to
another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before YHWH, and to seek YHWH of hosts: I will go also.
22 Yes, many people and strong nations shall
come to seek YHWH of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before YHWH.
23 Thus said YHWH of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that
ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take
hold of the skirt of him who is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we
have heard that Elohim is with you.
1 The burden of the word of YHWH in
the land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of
man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward YHWH.
2 And Hamath
also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise.
Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and
fine gold as the mire of the streets.
4 Behold, the Lord will cast her out,
and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.
5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very
sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall
perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
6 And a bastard shall
dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
7 And I
will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between
his teeth: but he who remains, even he, shall be for our Elohim, and he shall
be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
8 And I will encamp
about my house because of the army, because of him who passes by, and
because of him who returns: and no oppressor shall pass through them any
more: for now have I seen with my eyes.
9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of
Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes unto you: he is
just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the
foal of an ass.
10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the
horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak
peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and
from the river even to the ends of the earth.
11 As for you also, by the
blood of your covenant I have sent forth your prisoners out of the pit wherein
is no water.
12 Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even to
day do I declare that I will render double unto you;
13 When I have bent
Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion,
against your sons, O Greece, and made you as the sword of a mighty man.
14 And YHWH shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the
lightning: and the Lord ELOHIM shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with
whirlwinds of the south.
15 YHWH of hosts shall defend them; and they
shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a
noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners
of the altar.
16 And YHWH their Elohim shall save them in that day as the
flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as
an ensign upon his land.
17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is
his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
1 Ask of YHWH rain in the time of the latter rain; so YHWH
shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in
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 YHWH of hosts has visited his flock the house of Judah, and has 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
5 And they shall be as mighty men, who tread down their enemies
in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because YHWH 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 YHWH their Elohim, and
will hear them.
7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their
heart shall rejoice as through wine: yes, their children shall see it, and be
glad; their heart shall rejoice in YHWH.
8 I will hiss for them, and
gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have
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 YHWH; and they shall walk up and down in his name, said YHWH.
your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars.
2 Howl, fir tree;
for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O you 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 said YHWH my Elohim; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
5 Whose possessors slay them,
and hold themselves not guilty: and those who sell them say, Blessed be YHWH; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
6 For I will no
more pity the inhabitants of the land, said YHWH: 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 loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
9 Then said I, I
will not feed you: that that dies, 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 YHWH.
12 And I said unto them, If you think good, give me my
price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of
13 And YHWH 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 YHWH.
14 Then I cut asunder
my other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah
15 And YHWH said unto me, Take unto you yet the instruments
of a foolish shepherd.
16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land,
who shall not visit those who be cut off, neither shall seek the young one,
nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that stands still: but he shall
eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
17 Woe to the idol
shepherd who leaves 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
1 The burden of the word of YHWH for Israel, said YHWH, who stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the
earth, and forms 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 who 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, said YHWH, I will smite
every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open
my eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people
5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The
inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in YHWH of hosts their Elohim.
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 YHWH 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
8 In that day shall YHWH defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and
he who is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of
David shall be as Elohim, as the angel of YHWH 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 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 Hadadrimmon in the valley of
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;
the families who remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
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, said YHWH 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 who begat him shall say unto him, You shall not live;
for you speak lies in the name of YHWH: and his father and his mother
who begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesies.
4 And it shall
come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his
vision, when he has prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to
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 your 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 who is my fellow, said YHWH of hosts: smite the
shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand upon the
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, said YHWH, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left
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, YHWH is my Elohim.
1 Behold, the day of YHWH comes, and your
spoil shall be divided 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 forth into
captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall YHWH 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 you shall flee to
the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto
Azal: yes, you shall flee, like as you fled from before the earthquake in the
days of Uzziah king of Judah: and YHWH my Elohim shall come, and all the
saints with you.
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 YHWH, 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 YHWH shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one YHWH,
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 YHWH will smite all the people who 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
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from
YHWH 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, YHWH of hosts, and to keep the feast of
17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the
families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, YHWH 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 YHWH
will smite the heathen who 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 YHWH; and the pots in
YHWH's house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
21 Yes, every pot
in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto YHWH of hosts: and all
they who 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 YHWH of
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