The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel,saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of manwithin him.
Behold, I will makeJerusalem a cup of tremblinga unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.3
And in that day will I makeJerusalem a burdensomestone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces , though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
In that day,saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.5
And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitantsb of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.6
In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.7
The LORD also shall save the tents of Judahfirst, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.8
In that day shall the LORDdefend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeblec among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORDbefore them.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.10
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced , and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.11
In that day shall there be a greatmourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.12
And the land shall mourn , everyfamilyapart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimeid apart, and their wives apart;
All the families that remain , every family apart, and their wives apart.