A final message came to me from the Lord. It also came on the 24th day of the ninth month. He said,
"Speak to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah. Tell him I will shake the heavens and the earth.
I will throw down royal thrones. I will smash the power of other kingdoms. I will destroy chariots and their drivers. Horses and their riders will fall. They will be killed with the swords of their relatives.
" 'Zerubbabel, at that time I will pick you,' announces the Lord. 'You are my servant,' announces the Lord. 'You will be like a ring that has my royal seal on it. I have chosen you,' announces the LORD who rules over all."