A day of the LORD 1 is coming, Jerusalem, when your possessions2 will be plundered and divided up within your very walls.
I will gather all the nations3 to Jerusalem to fight against it;4 the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women ravished.5 Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.63
Then the LORD will go out and fight7 against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle.84
On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,9 east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split10 in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.
You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquakea11 in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come,12 and all the holy ones with him.136
On that day there will be no sunlight,14 no cold, frosty darkness.
It will be a unique15 day--a day known only to the LORD--with no distinction between day and night.16 When evening comes, there will be light.178
On that day living water18 will flow19 out from Jerusalem, half of it east20 to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter.219
The LORD will be king22 over the whole earth.23 On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.2410
The whole land, from Geba25 to Rimmon,26 south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up27 high from the Benjamin Gate28 to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate,29 and from the Tower of Hananel30 to the royal winepresses, and will remain in its place.3111
It will be inhabited;32 never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.3312
This is the plague with which the LORD will strike34 all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.3513
On that day people will be stricken by the LORD with great panic.36 They will seize each other by the hand and attack one another.3714
Judah38 too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected39--great quantities of gold and silver and clothing.
A similar plague40 will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.
Then the survivors41 from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship42 the King,43 the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.4417
If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship45 the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain.4618
If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORD b will bring on them the plague47 he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.4819
This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.4920
On that day HOLY TO THE LORD 50 will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots51 in the LORD's house will be like the sacred bowls52 in front of the altar.
Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy53 to the LORD Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some of the pots and cook in them. And on that day54 there will no longer be a Canaanitec55 in the house56 of the LORD Almighty.57