The aburden of the word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach, with 1Damascus as its restingplace (for the eyes of men, especially of all the tribes of Israel, are toward the LORD ),
And 2Hamathalso, which borders on it; 3Tyre and 4Sidon, bthoughcthey are 5verywise.
For Tyrebuilt herself a 6fortress And 7piled up silver like dust, And 8gold like the mire of the streets.
4Behold, the Lord will 9dispossess her And cast her wealth into the sea ; And she will be 10consumed with fire.
5Ashkelon will see it and be afraid. Gaza too will writhe in greatpain ; Also Ekron, for her expectation has beenconfounded. Moreover, the king will perish from Gaza, And Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
And a dmongrelrace will dwell in 11Ashdod, And I will cutoff the pride of the Philistines.
And I will remove their blood from their mouth And their detestablethings from between their teeth. Then they also will be a remnant for our God, And be like a eclan in Judah, And Ekron like a Jebusite.
But I will camp around My housefbecause of an army, Because of 12him who passes by and returns ; And 13nooppressor will passover them anymore, For now I have seen with My eyes.
914Rejoicegreatly, O daughter of Zion ! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem ! Behold, your 15king is coming to you; He is g16just and 17endowed with salvation, 18Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a 19colt, the hfoal of a donkey.
I will 20cutoff the chariot from Ephraim And the 21horse from Jerusalem ; And the 22bow of war will be cutoff. And He will speak23peace to the nations ; And His 24dominion will be from sea to sea, And from the iRiver to the ends of the earth.
As for you also, because of the 25blood of My covenant with you, I have set your 26prisonersfree from the jwaterlesspit.
12Return to the k27stronghold, O prisonerslwho have the 28hope ; This veryday I am declaring that I will restore29double to you.
For I will 30bendJudahmas My bow, I will fill the bow with Ephraim. And I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O 31Greece ; And I will make you like a 32warrior'ssword.
Then the LORD will appear33over them, And His 34arrow will goforth like lightning ; And the LordnGOD will blow the 35trumpet, And will march in the 36stormwinds of the south.
1537The LORD of hosts will defend them. And they will 38devour and trample on the 39slingstones ; And they will drink and be 40boisterous as with wine ; And they will be filled like a sacrificial basin, Drenched like the 41corners of the altar.
And the LORD their God will 42save them in that day As the flock of His people ; For they are as the stones of a 43crown, oSparkling in His land.
For whatp44comeliness and 45beauty will be qtheirs! Grain will make the youngmenflourish, and newwine the virgins.