The word of the Lord about Israel. The Lord by whom the heavens are stretched out and the bases of the earth put in place, and the spirit of man formed inside him, has said:
See, I will make Jerusalem a cup of shaking fear to all the peoples round about, when Jerusalem is shut in.
And it will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a stone of great weight for all the peoples; all those who take it up will be badly wounded; and all the nations of the earth will come together against it.
In that day, says the Lord, I will put fear into every horse and make every horseman go off his head: and my eyes will be open on the people of Judah, and I will make every horse of the peoples blind.
And the families of Judah will say in their hearts, The people of Jerusalem have their strength in the Lord of armies, their God.