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Zechariah 9:1-8 (English Standard Version)

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Judgment on Israel's Enemies

1 The burden of the word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach and 1Damascus is its resting place. For the LORD has an eye on mankind and on all the tribes of Israel,a 2 2and on Hamath also, which borders on it, 3Tyre and 4Sidon, though 5they are very wise. 3 Tyre has built herself 6a rampart and 7heaped up silver like dust, and fine gold like the mud of the streets. 4 But behold, the Lord will strip her of her possessions and strike down 8her power on the sea, and 9she shall be devoured by fire. 5 10Ashkelon shall see it, and be afraid; Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish; Ekron also, because its hopes are confounded. The king shall perish from Gaza; Ashkelon shall be uninhabited; 6 11a mixed peopleb shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of Philistia. 7 I will take away 12its blood from its mouth, and 13its abominations from between its teeth; 14it too shall be a remnant for our God; it shall be like 15a clan in Judah, and Ekron shall be like the Jebusites. 8 Then 16I will encamp at my house as a guard, 17so that none shall march to and fro; 18no oppressor shall again march over them, 19for now I see with my own eyes.
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