Zechariah 9:1-10 NIV

1 The word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach and will rest upon Damascus1-- for the eyes of men and all the tribes of Israel are on the LORD--a

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    • a 9:1 - Or "Damascus. / For the eye of the LORD is on all mankind, / as well as on the tribes of Israel,"
      2 and upon Hamath2 too, which borders on it, and upon Tyre3 and Sidon,4 though they are very skillful.

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      3 Tyre has built herself a stronghold; she has heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.5

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      4 But the Lord will take away her possessions and destroy6 her power on the sea, and she will be consumed by fire.7

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      5 Ashkelon8 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.

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      6 Foreigners will occupy Ashdod, and I will cut off9 the pride of the Philistines.

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      7 I will take the blood from their mouths, the forbidden food from between their teeth. Those who are left will belong to our God10 and become leaders in Judah, and Ekron will be like the Jebusites.11

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      8 But I will defend12 my house against marauding forces.13 Never again will an oppressor overrun my people, for now I am keeping watch.14

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      The Coming of Zion's King

      9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!15 Shout,16 Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your kingb comes to you,17 righteous and having salvation,18 gentle and riding on a donkey,19 on a colt, the foal of a donkey.20

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      10 I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken.21 He will proclaim peace22 to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the Riverc to the ends of the earth.d23

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        • c 9:10 - That is, the Euphrates
        • d 9:10 - Or "the end of the land"