The Book of Zechariah
In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the
word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the
2 The LORD hath been sore displeased with your
3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of
hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you,
saith the LORD of hosts.
4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets
have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your
evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken
unto me, saith the LORD.
5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they
live for ever?
6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my
servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they
returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do unto us,
according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with
7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month,
which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of
the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the
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
that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.
10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered
and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro
through the earth.
11 And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood
among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the
earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.
12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of
hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of
Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten
13 And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me
with good words and comfortable words.
14 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry
thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and
for Zion with a great jealousy.
15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are
at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the
16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to
Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of
hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My
cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall
yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
18 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four
19 And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be
these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah,
Israel, and Jerusalem.
20 And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.
21 Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake,
saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did
lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns
of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to
1 I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a
man with a measuring line in his hand.
2 Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To
measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the
3 And, behold, the angel that 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, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire
round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north,
saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the
heaven, saith the LORD.
7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter
8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath
he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you
toucheth the apple of his eye.
9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they
shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of
hosts hath sent me.
10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come,
and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that
day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and
thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the
holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.
13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is
raised up out of his holy habitation.
1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before
the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist
2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O
Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a
brand plucked out of the fire?
3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood
before the angel.
4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before
him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said,
Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe
thee with change of raiment.
5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So
they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And
the angel of the LORD stood by.
6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua,
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my
ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my
house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk
among these that stand by.
8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy
fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I
will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua;
upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving
thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that
land in one day.
10 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call
every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked
me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have
looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of
it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which
are upon the top thereof:
3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of
the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with
me, saying, What are these, my lord?
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said
unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the
word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but
by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou
shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with
shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
8 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me,
9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this
house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD
of hosts hath sent me unto you.
10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they
shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with
those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through
the whole earth.
11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two
olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side
12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these
two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil
out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what
these be? And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that
stand by the LORD of the whole earth.
1 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and
behold a flying roll.
2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I
see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth
thereof ten cubits.
3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth
over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut
off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be
cut off as on that side according to it.
4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it
shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that
sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his
house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones
5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said
unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth
6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah
that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all
7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and
this is a woman that sitteth 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
9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold,
there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had
wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the
earth and the heaven.
10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither
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
1 And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and,
behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the
mountains were mountains of brass.
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 that talked with
me, What are these, my lord?
5 And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the
four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the LORD
of all the earth.
6 The black horses which are therein go forth into the
north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth
toward the south country.
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 spake unto me, saying,
Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in
the north country.
9 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of
Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the
same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of 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 speaketh the LORD of
hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow
up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:
13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he
shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall
be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between
14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and
to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple
of the LORD.
15 And they that are far off shall come and build in the
temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me
unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the
voice of the LORD your God.
1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius,
that the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the
ninth month, even in Chisleu;
2 When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and
Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,
3 And to speak unto the priests which were in the house of
the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth
month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?
4 Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me,
5 Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the
priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh
month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to
6 And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not ye
eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?
7 Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried
by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity,
and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south and
8 And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah,
9 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true
judgment, and shew 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 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest
they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent
in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from
the LORD of hosts.
13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and
they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD
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
1 Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me,
2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion
with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.
3 Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will
dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of
truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.
4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men
and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his
staff in his hand for very age.
5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and
girls playing in the streets thereof.
6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the
eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be
marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my
people from the east country, and from the west country;
8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst
of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in
truth and in righteousness.
9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong,
ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which
were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was
laid, that the temple might 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 that 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, saith the LORD 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
13 And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse
among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save
you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be
14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to
punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of
hosts, and I repented not:
15 So again have I thought in these days to do well unto
Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.
16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every
man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in
17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against
his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I
hate, saith the LORD.
18 And the word of the LORD of hosts came unto me,
19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth
month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the
fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and
cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.
20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to
pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many
21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another,
saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD
of hosts: I will go also.
22 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek
the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall
come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the
nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying,
We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
1 The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of
Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as
of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD.
2 And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon,
though it be very wise.
3 And 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
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 that remaineth, even he, shall
be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a
8 And I will encamp about mine house because of the army,
because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no
oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine
9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter
of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having
salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an
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 thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have
sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
12 Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even
to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;
13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with
Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and
made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow
shall go forth as the lightning: and the LORD God shall blow the trumpet,
and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall
devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a
noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the
corners of the altar.
16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as
the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown,
lifted up as an ensign upon his land.
17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his
beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the
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
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
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
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.
1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the
punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of
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.