Zechariah 14 NIV

The LORD Comes and Reigns

1 A day of the LORD 1 is coming when your plunder2 will be divided among you.

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2 I will gather all the nations3 to Jerusalem to fight against it;4 the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped.5 Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.6

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3 Then the LORD will go out and fight7 against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle.8

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4 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.

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5 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.13

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    • a 14:5 - Or "5 My mountain valley will be blocked and will extend to Azel. It will be blocked as it was blocked because of the earthquake"
      6 On that day there will be no light,14 no cold or frost.

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      7 It will be a unique15 day, without daytime or nighttime16--a day known to the LORD. When evening comes, there will be light.17

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      8 On that day living water18 will flow19 out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern20 seab and half to the western sea,c in summer and in winter.21

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        • b 14:8 - That is, the Dead Sea
        • c 14:8 - That is, the Mediterranean
          9 The LORD will be king22 over the whole earth.23 On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.24

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          10 The whole land, from Geba25 to Rimmon,26 south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up27 and remain in its place,28 from the Benjamin Gate29 to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate,30 and from the Tower of Hananel31 to the royal winepresses.

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          11 It will be inhabited;32 never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.33

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          12 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.35

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          13 On that day men will be stricken by the LORD with great panic.36 Each man will seize the hand of another, and they will attack each other.37

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          14 Judah38 too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected39--great quantities of gold and silver and clothing.

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          15 A similar plague40 will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.

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              16 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 Feast of Tabernacles.44

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              17 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.46

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              18 If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORD d will bring on them the plague47 he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.48

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                • d 14:18 - Or "part, then the LORD"
                  19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.49

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                  20 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.

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                  21 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 Canaanitee55 in the house56 of the LORD Almighty.57

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