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Zechariah 9 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 An oracle. The word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrakh, And will rest upon Dammesek; For the eye of man And of all the tribes of Yisra'el is toward the LORD; 1 The word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach and will rest upon Damascus-- for the eyes of men and all the tribes of Israel are on the LORD--
2 And Hamat, also, which borders on it; Tzor and Tzidon, because they are very wise. 2 and upon Hamath too, which borders on it, and upon Tyre and Sidon, though they are very skillful.
3 Tzor built herself a stronghold, And heaped up silver like the dust, And fine gold like the mire of the streets. 3 Tyre has built herself a stronghold; she has heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.
4 Behold, the Lord will dispossess her, And he will strike her power in the sea; And she will be devoured with fire. 4 But the Lord will take away her possessions and destroy her power on the sea, and she will be consumed by fire.
5 Ashkelon will see it, and fear; `Aza also, and will writhe in agony; As will `Ekron, for her expectation will be put to shame; And the king will perish from `Aza, And Ashkelon will not be inhabited. 5 Ashkelon will see it and fear; Gaza will writhe in agony, and Ekron too, for her hope will wither. Gaza will lose her king and Ashkelon will be deserted.
6 Foriegners will dwell in Ashdod, And I will cut off the pride of the Pelishtim. 6 Foreigners will occupy Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
7 I will take away his blood out of his mouth, And his abominations from between his teeth; And he also will be a remnant for our God; And he will be as a chieftain in Yehudah, And `Ekron as a Yevusi. 7 I will take the blood from their mouths, the forbidden food from between their teeth. Those who are left will belong to our God and become leaders in Judah, and Ekron will be like the Jebusites.
8 I will encamp around my house against the army, That none pass through or return; And no oppressor will pass through them any more: For now I have seen with my eyes. 8 But I will defend my house against marauding forces. Never again will an oppressor overrun my people, for now I am keeping watch.
9 Rejoice greatly, daughter of Tziyon! Shout, daughter of Yerushalayim! Behold, your king comes to you! He is righteous, and having salvation; Lowly, and riding on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10 I will cut off the chariot from Efrayim, And the horse from Yerushalayim; And the battle bow will be cut off; And he will speak shalom to the nations: And his dominion will be from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the eretz. 10 I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.
11 As for you also, Because of the blood of your covenant, I have set free your prisoners from the pit in which is no water. 11 As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.
12 Turn to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope! Even today I declare that I will restore double to you. 12 Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.
13 For indeed I bend Yehudah as a bow for me. I have filled the bow with Efrayim; And I will stir up your sons, Tziyon, Against your sons, Greece, And will make you like the sword of a mighty man. 13 I will bend Judah as I bend my bow and fill it with Ephraim. I will rouse your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and make you like a warrior's sword.
14 The LORD will be seen over them; And his arrow will go flash like lightning; And the Lord GOD will blow the shofar, And will go with whirlwinds of the south. 14 Then the LORD will appear over them; his arrow will flash like lightning. The Sovereign LORD will sound the trumpet; he will march in the storms of the south,
15 The LORD of Hosts will defend them; And they will destroy and overcome with sling-stones; And they will drink, and roar as through wine; And they will be filled like bowls, Like the corners of the altar. 15 and the LORD Almighty will shield them. They will destroy and overcome with slingstones. They will drink and roar as with wine; they will be full like a bowl used for sprinkling the corners of the altar.
16 The LORD their God will save them in that day as the flock of his people; For they are like the jewels of a crown, Lifted on high over his land. 16 The LORD their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.
17 For how great is his goodness, And how great is his beauty! Grain will make the young men flourish, And new wine the virgins. 17 How attractive and beautiful they will be! Grain will make the young men thrive, and new wine the young women.