Zechariah 9 ©

A prophecy touching the destruction of the enemies of God’s people, v. 1, etc. And of the deliverance and protection of His church by Christ, her everlasting King, 8. Whose entrance into Jerusalem is plainly described, 9. An exhortation to the rest of the Jews, remaining yet in Babel, to depart thence, and to return to Jerusalem, 12. And God the Lord promises them victory against their enemies, and all manner of blessings, 13, etc.


THE 1burden of the word of the LORD 2in the land of 3Hadrach, and 4Damascus shall be 5the rest thereof: 6when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD.


7And 8Hamath also shall 9border 10thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though 11it be 12very wise.


And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver 13as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.


Behold, the Lord 14will cast her out, and 15he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.


16Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be 17very sorrowful, and Ekron; 18for her expectation 19shall be ashamed; and 20the king 21shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.


And 22a bastard shall 23dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off 24the pride of the Philistines.


And 25I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and 26his abominations 27from between his teeth: but 28he that remaineth, even he, shall be for 29our God, and he shall be 30as a governor in Judah, 31and Ekron as a Jebusite.


And I will encamp 32about 33mine house because of 34the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no 35oppressor shall pass 36through them any more: for 37now have I 38seen with mine eyes.


¶Rejoice greatly, O 39daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, 40thy King 41cometh unto thee: he is just, and 42having salvation; 43lowly, and riding upon an ass, 44and upon a colt 45the foal of an ass.


And 46I will cut off the chariot from 47Ephraim, and the horse 48from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak 49peace unto the heathen: and his dominion 50shall be from sea even to sea, and from 51the river even to the ends of the earth.


As for 52thee also, 53by thea blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.


¶Turn you 54to the strong hold, 55ye prisoners of hope: 56even to day do I declare 57that I will render double unto thee;


58When I have 59bent Judah for me, 60filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, 61O Greece, and made 62thee as the sword of a mighty man.


And the LORD shall be seen 63over them, and 64his arrow shall 65go forth asb the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go 66with whirlwinds of the south.


The LORD of hosts 67shall defend them; and they shall 68devour, and subdue with 69sling stones; and they shall drink, and make 70a noise as through wine; and 71they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar.


And the LORD their God shall 72save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as 73the stones of a crown, lifted up as 74an ensignc75upon his land.


For how great is 76his 77goodness, and how great is his beauty! 78corn shall 79make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.