"Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, 'aA strongsupport for us are the inhabitants of Jerusalem through the LORD of hosts, their God.'
"In that day I will make the clans of Judah like a 1firepot among pieces of wood and a flamingtorch among sheaves, so they will consume on the righthand and on the leftall the surroundingpeoples, while the 2inhabitants of Jerusalemagaindwell on their own sites in Jerusalem.
"The LORD also will 3save the tents of Judahfirst, so that the glory of the house of 4David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be magnifiedaboveJudah.
"In that day the LORD will 5defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who b6is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like 7God, like the 8angel of the LORDbefore them.
"And in that day I will c9setabout to destroyall the nations that comeagainstJerusalem.
"I will 10pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, dthe Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have 11pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one 12mourns for an onlyson, and they will weepbitterlyover Him like the bitterweepingover a firstborn.
"In that day there will be great13mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the eplain of fMegiddo.
"The land will mourn, everyfamily by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves;
the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves;
14all the families that remain, everyfamily by itself and their wives by themselves.