It will be inhabited;1 never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.212
This is the plague with which the LORD will strike3 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.413
On that day men will be stricken by the LORD with great panic.5 Each man will seize the hand of another, and they will attack each other.614
Judah7 too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected8--great quantities of gold and silver and clothing.
A similar plague9 will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.
Then the survivors10 from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship11 the King,12 the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.1317
If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship14 the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain.1518
If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORDa will bring on them the plague16 he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.1719
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.1820
On that day HOLY TO THE LORD19 will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots20 in the LORD's house will be like the sacred bowls21 in front of the altar.
Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy22 to the LORD Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some of the pots and cook in them. And on that day23 there will no longer be a Canaaniteb24 in the house25 of the LORD Almighty.26