Zechariah 9 ©
Amidst the judgments of the neighbouring nations God will defend his church. Zion is exhorted to rejoice for the coming of Christ and his peaceable kingdom. God's promises of victory and defence.
THE aburden of the word of the LORD bin the land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: cwhen the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD.
And pI will take away his 1blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but qhe that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as ra Jebusite.
And sI will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of thim that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and uno oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now vhave I seen with mine eyes.
¶wRejoice greatly, O xdaughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, ythy King cometh unto thee: zhe is just, and 2having salvation; lowly, and ariding upon an ass, band upon a colt the foal of an ass.
And cI will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and dhe 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.
When hI have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against ithy sons, O Greece, and jmade thee as the sword of a mighty man.
The LORD of hosts shall mdefend them; and they nshall devour, and 4subdue with sling stones; and they oshall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they 5shall be filled like pbowls, and as the qcorners of the altar.
And the rLORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be sas the stones of a crown, lifted up tas an *ensign upon his land.