Old Testament - Zechariah
IN the eighth month, on the first day of the month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, 2 The LORD was very angry with your fathers. 3 Therefore say to them, Thus says the LORD of hosts: Return to me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts. 4 Be not like your fathers, to whom the former prophets preached, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts: Turn now from your evil ways and from your evil doings; but they did not listen, nor give ear to me, says the LORD. 5 Your fathers, where are they? And my prophets, do they live for ever? 6 But my words and my statutes which I commanded my servants the prophets, your fathers did remember them and thought of them, saying, As the LORD of hosts thought to deal with us, according to our ways and according to our devices, so has he dealt with us."
"7 On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month of Shebat (February), in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, 8 I saw by the night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees which gave shade; and behind him were red horses, speckled, and white. 9 Then I said, O my LORD, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said to me, I will show you what they are. 10 And the man who stood among the myrtle trees answered and said to me, These are they whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro through the earth. 11 And they answered and said to the angel of the LORD who stood among the myrtle trees, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and behold, all the earth sits 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 seventy years? 13 And the LORD answered the angel who talked with me with good words and comforting words. 14 So the angel who spoke with me said to me, Proclaim and say, Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am zealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great zeal. 15 And I am very angry with the nations who are raging; for while I was but a little angry, they helped to carry the disaster to the extreme. 16 Therefore thus says the LORD: I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies; my house shall be built in it, says the LORD of hosts, and a measuring line shall be stretched forth over Jerusalem. 17 Proclaim again, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts: From henceforth the cities shall yet overflow with prosperity; and the LORD shall again build Zion and shall again choose Jerusalem."
"18 Then I lifted up my eyes and saw, and behold four horns. 19 And I said to the angel who talked with me, My lord, what are these? And he said to me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. 20 And the LORD showed me four carpenters. 21 Then I said, What are these coming to do? And he said to me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah so that no man did lift up his head; but these are come to frighten and to uproot the horns of the Gentiles who lifted up their horn against the land of Judah to scatter it."
I LIFTED up my eyes again and looked, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand. 2 And I said to him, Where are you going? And he said to me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its breadth and what is its length. 3 And behold, the angel who was talking with me went forth, and another angel came to meet him. 4 And he said to him, Run, speak to that young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle in it. 5 For I will be in the midst of her, says the LORD, as a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her."
"6 Ah! Ah! Flee from the land of the north, says the LORD; for I have scattered you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, says the LORD. 7 Deliver yourself, O Zion; deliver yourself, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon. 8 For thus says the LORD of hosts: After the glory he has sent me against the nations who plundered you; for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye. 9 For, behold, I will stretch out my hand against them, and their works shall become plunder; and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me."
"10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the LORD. 11 And many nations shall follow the LORD in that day, and shall be his people; and he shall dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. 12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in his holy land, and shall be pleased with Jerusalem again. 13 And all flesh shall be afraid of the LORD; for he is watchful from his high and holy habitation."
THEN he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to harm him. 2 And the angel of the LORD said to Satan, The LORD rebuke you, O Satan; even the LORD 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 of the LORD. 4 And the angel answered and spoke to those who stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And to him he said, Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with good raiment. 5 And he said, Let them put a clean mitre on his head and clothe him with good garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by. 6 And the angel of the LORD charged Joshua, saying, 7 Thus says the LORD of hosts: If you will walk in my ways and keep my commandments, then you shall also judge my house and keep my courts, and I will grant you to walk among these that stand by."
"8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you and your fellows who stand before you; for you are marvelous men: Behold, I will bring forth the rising of the sun upon my servant. 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven facets; behold, I will open its gates, says the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in that day. 10 In that day, says the LORD of hosts, every man shall invite his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree."
AND the angel who talked with me came back and waked me, as a man is wakened out of his sleep, 2 And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and seven lamps on it, and seven mouths to the seven lamps which are on the top of it; 3 And two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its 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 to me, Do you not know what these are? and I said, No, my lord, I do not know. 6 Then he said to me, This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by power nor by might, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts. 7 Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become like a plain; and he shall bring forth the headstone of equity and of mercy. 8 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. 10 For who has despised the day of small things? For they shall look and shall see the plummet in the hands of Zerubbabel. These are the seven eyes of the LORD, which look over the whole earth."
"11 Then I answered and said to him, What are these two olive trees on the right side of the candlestick and on its left side? 12 And I answered the second time and said to him, What are these two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes which pour the golden oil out of themselves? 13 And he said to me, Do you not know what these are? 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."
THEN I turned and lifted up my eyes and looked, and beheld a flying scroll. 2 And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits. 3 Then he said to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth; for every one who steals shall be judged according to its contents; and every one who swears shall be judged according to it. 4 I will bring it forth, says the LORD 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 to me, Lift up your eyes and see what is this that goes forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said to me, This is an ephah that goes forth, and in it are the transgressions of the whole earth. 7 And behold, a talent of lead was lifted up, and a woman was sitting in the midst of the ephah. 8 And he said to me, This is wickedness. And he cast her into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the talent of lead upon its mouth. 9 Then I lifted 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 earth and heaven. 10 Then I said to the angel who talked with me, Where are they carrying the ephah? 11 And he said to me, To build for it a house in the land of Babylon; and it shall be established and set there upon its own base."
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; in the second chariot black horses; 3 In the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grizzled horses. 4 Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, What are these, my lord? 5 And the angel answered and said to me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, who stand in the presence of the LORD of all the earth. 6 The chariot in which are black horses goes forth to the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grizzled go forth to the south country, 7 And the red horses went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth; and he said to them, Go, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth. 8 Then he cried and said to me, Behold, those who go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country."
"9 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Holdai and of Tobijah and of Jedaiah, and come the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah who has come from Babylon; 11 Then take his silver and his gold, and make a crown and set it upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest; 12 And say to him, Thus says the LORD of hosts: Behold, the man whose name is Denkha shall rise 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 them both. 14 And the crown shall be to Holdai and to Tobiah and to Jedaiah and to Josiah the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the LORD. 15 And those who are far off shall come and build in the temple of the LORD, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. And this shall come to pass if you will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God."
AND it came to pass in the fourth year of King Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, which is Canun, 2 When they had sent to Beth-el, Sherezar and Rab-mag, and the king and his mighty men had sent word to pray for him before the LORD, 3 And to speak to the priests who 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 the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5 Speak to all the people of the land and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months, for these seventy years, did you at all fast to me? 6 And when you did eat and when you did drink, did you not eat for yourselves and drink for yourselves? 7 These were the very words which the LORD proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, when her towns were round about her and when the mountains and plains were inhabited."
"8 And the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying, 9 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother; 10 And do not oppress the widow nor the orphan, the poor nor the proselyte; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in his heart. 11 But they refused to hearken, they rebelled and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. 12 Yea, they made their hearts like adamant, lest they should hear the law, and the ordinances which the LORD of hosts has sent in his Spirit by the former prophets; therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts. 13 Since I have called them and they would not hear, so they shall call me and I will not listen, says the LORD of hosts. 14 And I scattered them among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, without any one to pass through it and without an inhabitant, because they made the pleasant land a desolation."
AGAIN the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am moved for Zion with great zeal. I am moved for her with great indignation. 3 Thus says the LORD: I will be comforted in Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and Jerusalem shall be called the city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts, the holy mountain. 4 Thus says the LORD of hosts: From henceforth old men and old women shall sit in the streets of Jerusalem, every man with his staff in his hand because of his age. 5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing. 6 Thus says the LORD of hosts: If this thing is marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in my sight? says the LORD of hosts. 7 Thus says 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 Jerusalem; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness."
"9 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Let your hands be strong, all of you who hear in these days these words from the mouth of the prophets that were since the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built. 10 For before those days and before that time there was no wage for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him who went out or came in because of the oppressor; for behold, I incited all men every one against his neighbor. 11 But now I will not be to the remnant of this people as in former days, says the LORD of hosts. 12 For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give its fruit and the ground shall yield its 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 nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing; so let your hands be strong, fear not. 14 For thus says the LORD of hosts: As I purposed to harm you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, says the LORD of hosts, and I did not relent; 15 So again have I turned and thought in these days to do well to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; fear not. 16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth every one to his neighbor; execute the truth, justice, and peace in your gates; 17 And let none of you devise evil in your heart against his neighbor; and love no false oaths; for all these are things that I hate, says the LORD of hosts."
"18 And the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, 19 Thus says 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 says the LORD of hosts: Henceforth there shall yet come people and the inhabitants of many cities; 21 And the inhabitants of one city shall come to another, saying, Let us go and 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 says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every language shall take hold of the skirt of a Jew, saying, We will go with you; for we have heard that God is with you."
THE word of the LORD against the land of Hadrach and against Damascus, which shall be a gift to him; for to the LORD are revealed the ways of men and of all the tribes of Israel; 2 Against Hamath also which borders Damascus, and Tyre and Sidon, though they have become very wise. 3 Tyre has built herself a stronghold and heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the mire of the streets. 4 Therefore, the LORD will destroy her and cast her wealth into the sea; and she shall be devoured by fire. 5 Ashkelon shall see it and be afraid; Gaza also shall be very sorrowful, and Ekron; because her hope is confounded; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. 6 And strangers shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will bring to an end the pride of the Philistines. 7 And I will take away their blood out of their mouths, and their abominations from between their teeth; and they also shall be a remnant for our God, and they shall be like the princes of Judah, and Ekron shall be as a Jebusite. 8 And I will cause to dwell over my house a governor because of him who passes by, and because of him who returns; and no oppressor shall come against them any more; for now I have seen with my own eyes."
"9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you; he is righteous and a Saviour, lowly and riding upon an ass, upon a colt the foal of an ass. 10 And he will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem, and the bow shall be broken in the battle; and he shall speak peace to the nations; 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 you have set free the captives out of the pit wherein is no water."
"12 Dwell in the stronghold, O you prisoners of the congregation; I will recompense you double for a day’s work. 13 For I have bent my bow over Judah and filled my bow over Ephraim, and I have set your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and made Jerusalem like the sword of a mighty man. 14 And the LORD shall be seen over the enemy, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning; and the LORD God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go in the whirlwind to the south. 15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink trouble like wine; and they shall be filled like a bowl, 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 were holy stones cast upon his land. 17 How good and how excellent is wheat for the young men, and wine makes the maids cheerful."
ASK from the LORD rain in the season of latter rain; and the LORD shall make gentle showers, and give you the early rain which causes the grass to grow in the field. 2 For the learned men have spoken iniquity, and the diviners have seen a lie and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain; therefore the people went their way like a flock, they were afflicted because they had no shepherd. 3 My anger is raging against the shepherds, and I will punish the flocks; for the LORD of hosts has visited his flock the house of Judah, and has made them as a splendid horse in the battle. 4 Out of them shall come forth the cornerstone, out of them the nail, out of them the battle bow, and out of them all their rulers together."
"5 And they shall be like mighty men who tread mire in the streets in the battle; 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 back again; for I will have mercy upon them; and they shall be as though I had not forgotten them; for I am the LORD God and will answer them. 7 And they shall become like the mighty men of Ephraim, and their hearts shall rejoice as with wine; yea, their children shall see it and be glad; their hearts shall rejoice in the LORD. 8 I will whistle for them and gather them; for I will save them; and they shall increase as they were before increased. 9 And I will scatter them among the nations, yet they shall praise me in far countries; and they shall rear their children and return again. 10 And I will bring them back from the land of Egypt and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them back to the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and the lands shall not be enough for them. 11 And they shall pass through the sea of affliction, and he shall turn back the waves in the sea, and all the depths of the river shall dry up; and the pride of Assyria shall cease, and the government of Egypt shall pass away. 12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall preach the good tidings of his name, says the LORD."
OPEN your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars. 2 Wail, O fir tree; for the cedar has fallen and the mighty are plundered! Wail, O oaks of Bashan; for the mighty forest has fallen! 3 There is a voice of the howling of shepherds; for their glory is ruined; a voice of the roaring of the lions; because the forest of Jordan is spoiled."
"4 Thus says the LORD my God: Feed the lean flock 5 Whose buyers slaughter them, and hold themselves not guilty; and those who sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for he has enriched us; and their own shepherds have no pity on them. 6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD: but, 1o, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbor’s hand and into the hand of his king; and they shall divide the land, and I will not deliver it from their hands. 7 So I fed the lean flock, for there were many sheep; and I took two staffs; the one I called Pleasant and the other I called Cord, and I fed the flock. 8 Three shepherds I did away with in one month; and my soul was wearied of them, and their soul also howled against me. 9 Then I said, I will not feed you; that which dies, let it die; and that which is to be lost, let it be lost; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another. 10 And I took my staff, even Pleasant, and I broke it, thus nullifying the covenant which I had with all the peoples. 11 And it was nullified in that very day; and so the meek of the flock who were watching me knew that it was the word of the LORD. 12 And I said to them, If it seems good in your sight, give me my wages; and if not, then you are doing me injustice. So they weighed for my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the LORD said to me, Cast it into the treasury; a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver and cast them into the treasury in the house of the LORD. 14 Then I broke my other staff, even Measuring-line, that I might nullify the agreements between Judah and Israel."
"15 And the LORD said to me, Take to yourself the clothes of a foolish shepherd. 16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land who shall not search for those that are lost, neither shall seek those that have gone astray nor bind those that are broken nor heal those that are sick nor feed those that stand still; but he shall eat the flesh of the fat and break off their shanks. 17 Woe to you, O foolish shepherd, for you have left the flock neglected on your side and before your eyes! Let your right arm be withered and your right eye be blinded."
THE vision of the words of the LORD concerning Israel. Thus says the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth and created the spirit of man within him: 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a fearful place to all the people round about her, also there shall be a siege both against Judah together with Jerusalem. 3 And it shall come to pass in that day, I will make Jerusalem a stone for all the people to trample on; all who trample on it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 4 On that day, says the LORD, I will smite all horses with stupor, and their riders with confusion; and I will open my eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the Gentiles with blindness. 5 And the princes of Judah shall say in their hearts, The inhabitants of Jerusalem are stronger than we through the LORD of hosts their God. 6 On that day I will make the princes of Judah like a fiery coal in the midst of wood, and like a torch of fire in stubble; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left; and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in its own place, even in Jerusalem. 7 The LORD also shall visit the tents of Judah, as at first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not magnify itself over the house of Judah. 8 On that day the LORD shall defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so that he who is weak among them on that day shall be like David; and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the LORD who is 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 out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and of mercies; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him as they mourn for an only son, and shall grieve for him as they grieve over the first-born. 11 On that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Bar-amon in the plain of Megiddo. 12 And the land shall mourn, every family together; the family of the house of David together, and their wives together; the family of the house of Nathan together, and their wives together; 13 The family of the house of Levi together, and their wives together; and the family of the house of Simeon together, and their wives together; 14 All the families that are left shall mourn, each family together, and their wives together."
ON that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sprinkling and for cleansing. 2 And it shall come to pass on that day, says the LORD of hosts, I will do away with 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 spirits. 3 And it shall come to pass that if any man shall yet prophesy, his father and his mother 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 cut him asunder when he prophesies. 4 And it shall come to pass in that day that the false prophets shall be ashamed every man of the vision of his prophecy; neither shall they wear a hairy skin, because they have lied. 5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am a farmer; and a man made me zealous to prophesy from my youth. 6 And they shall say to him, What are these wounds in your hands? And he shall say, These are wounds 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 friend, says the LORD of hosts; smite the shepherd, and his sheep shall be scattered; and I will turn my hand against the great ones. 8 And it shall come to pass that in all the land, says the LORD, two parts therein shall perish and be destroyed; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will cause the third part to pass through the fire, and will refine them as they refine silver, and will try them as they try gold; they shall call on my name, and I will answer them; I will say, They are my people; and they shall say, The LORD is my God."
BEHOLD, the day of the LORD is coming, 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 plundered and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go into captivity, but half of the people shall not perish from the city. 3 Then the LORD shall go forth and fight against those nations as when he fought in the day of battle. 4 And his feet shall stand upon the mount of Olives, which is opposite Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall split in two, half toward the east and the other half toward the west, and there shall be in it a great valley; and half of the mountain shall be left 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 the place of disaster, and you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and the LORD my God shall come in, and all his saints with him. 6 And it shall come to pass in that day there shall be no light, but cold and ice. 7 It shall be a day which is known to the LORD; it shall be neither night nor day; and 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 eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea; they shall continue to flow in summer and in winter. 9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth; on that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. 10 And he shall turn all the land into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and Jerusalem shall be exalted and inhabited in its place, from the gate of Benjamin to the place of the first gate, as far as the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananael to the king’s wine press. 11 And the people shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more a curse; but Jerusalem shall dwell in safety. 12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will smite all the people who have fought against Jerusalem: their flesh shall waste away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall melt away in their sockets, and their tongues shall consume away in their mouths. 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 neighbor, and his hand shall cling warmly to the hand of his neighbor. 14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and he shall gather together the wealth of all the nations round about it, gold and silver and garments in great abundance. 15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these camps; they shall face similar destruction."
"16 And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of all the nations that 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, whosoever will not come up of all the families of the earth to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there shall be no rain upon them. 18 And if the family of Egypt do not go up and do not come, then upon them also shall come the plague with which the LORD will smite the nations that do not come up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all nations that do not come up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 20 On that day there shall be written upon the bridle of the horse, HOLY TO THE LORD; and the pots in the house of the LORD shall be as precious as the bowls before the altar. 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holy to the LORD of hosts; and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them and cook in them; and on that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts."