The whole land, from Geba1 to Rimmon,2 south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up3 and remain in its place,4 from the Benjamin Gate5 to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate,6 and from the Tower of Hananel7 to the royal winepresses.
It will be inhabited;8 never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.912
This is the plague with which the LORD will strike10 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.1113
On that day men will be stricken by the LORD with great panic.12 Each man will seize the hand of another, and they will attack each other.1314
Judah14 too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected15--great quantities of gold and silver and clothing.
A similar plague16 will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.
Then the survivors17 from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship18 the King,19 the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.2017
If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship21 the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain.2218
If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORDa will bring on them the plague23 he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.2419
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.2520
On that day HOLY TO THE LORD26 will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots27 in the LORD's house will be like the sacred bowls28 in front of the altar.