Zechariah 9 NLT

1 This is the messagea from the against the land of Aramb and the city of Damascus, for the eyes of humanity, including all the tribes of Israel, are on the .

References for Zechariah 9:1

    • 9:1 - Hebrew An Oracle: The message.
    • 9:1 - Hebrew land of Hadrach.
      2 Doom is certain for Hamath, near Damascus, and for the cities of Tyre and Sidon, though they are so clever.
      3 Tyre has built a strong fortress and has made silver and gold as plentiful as dust in the streets!
      4 But now the Lord will strip away Tyre’s possessions and hurl its fortifications into the sea, and it will be burned to the ground.
      5 The city of Ashkelon will see Tyre fall and will be filled with fear. Gaza will shake with terror, as will Ekron, for their hopes will be dashed. Gaza’s king will be killed, and Ashkelon will be deserted.
      6 Foreigners will occupy the city of Ashdod. I will destroy the pride of the Philistines.
      7 I will grab the bloody meat from their mouths and snatch the detestable sacrifices from their teeth. Then the surviving Philistines will worship our God and become like a clan in Judah.c The Philistines of Ekron will join my people, as the ancient Jebusites once did.

      References for Zechariah 9:7

        • 9:7 - Hebrew like a leader in Judah.
          8 I will guard my Temple and protect it from invading armies. I am watching closely to ensure that no more foreign oppressors overrun my people’s land.
          9 Rejoice, O people of Zion!d Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious,e yet he is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt.

          References for Zechariah 9:9

            • 9:9 - Hebrew O daughter of Zion!
            • 9:9 - Hebrew and is being vindicated.
              10 I will remove the battle chariots from Israelf and the warhorses from Jerusalem. I will destroy all the weapons used in battle, and your king will bring peace to the nations. His realm will stretch from sea to sea and from the Euphrates Riverg to the ends of the earth.h

              References for Zechariah 9:10

                • 9:10 - Hebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel; also in 9:13 .
                • 9:10 - Hebrew the river.
                • 9:10 - Or the end of the land.
                  11 Because of the covenant I made with you, sealed with blood, I will free your prisoners from death in a waterless dungeon.
                  12 Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.
                  13 Judah is my bow, and Israel is my arrow. Jerusalemi is my sword, and like a warrior, I will brandish it against the Greeks.j

                  References for Zechariah 9:13

                    • 9:13 - Hebrew Zion.
                    • 9:13 - Hebrew the sons of Javan.
                      14 The will appear above his people; his arrows will fly like lightning! The Sovereign will sound the ram’s horn and attack like a whirlwind from the southern desert.
                      15 The of Heaven’s Armies will protect his people, and they will defeat their enemies by hurling great stones. They will shout in battle as though drunk with wine. They will be filled with blood like a bowl, drenched with blood like the corners of the altar.
                      16 On that day the their God will rescue his people, just as a shepherd rescues his sheep. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.
                      17 How wonderful and beautiful they will be! The young men will thrive on abundant grain, and the young women will flourish on new wine.