Zechariah 13; Zechariah 14; Revelation 21

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Zechariah 13

1 On that day, a fountain will open to cleanse the sin and impurity of David's house and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
2 On that day, says the LORD of heavenly forces, I will eliminate the names of the idols from the land; they will no longer be remembered. Moreover, I will remove the prophets and the sinful spirit from the land.
3 If anyone again prophesies, then that person's birth father and mother will say, "You won't live, for you have told a lie in the name of the LORD." That person's own birth father and mother will stab him when he prophesies.
4 On that day each of the prophets will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies and won't put on a shaggy coat in order to deceive.
5 Each will say, "I'm not a prophet. I'm a man who works the ground, for the soil has been my occupation since I was young."
6 Someone will say to him, "What are these wounds between your hands?" And he will say, "These happened when I was hit in my friends' home."
7 Sword, arise against my shepherd, against the man responsible for my community, says the LORD of heavenly forces! Strike the shepherd in order to scatter the flock! I will turn my hand against the little ones.
8 Throughout all the land, says the LORD, two-thirds will be cut off and die; but one-third will be left in it.
9 I will put the third part into the fire. I will refine them like one refines silver; I will test them like one tests gold. They will call on my name, and I will respond to them. I will say, "They are my people." And they will say, "The LORD is our God."

Zechariah 14

1 A day is coming that belongs to the LORD, when that which has been plundered from you will be divided among you.
2 I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for the battle, the city will be captured, the houses will be plundered, and the women will be raped. Half of the city will go forth into exile, but what is left of the people won't be eliminated from the city.
3 The LORD will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle.
4 On that day he will stand upon the Mount of Olives, to the east of Jerusalem. The Mount of Olives will be split in half by a very large valley running from east to west. Half of the mountain will move north, and the other half will move south.
5 You will flee through the valley of my mountain, because the valley of the mountains will reach to Azal. You will flee just as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Judah's King Uzziah. The LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.
6 On that day, there will be no light. Splendid things will disappear.
7 On one day known to the LORD, there will be neither day nor night, but at evening time there will be light.
8 On that day, running water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it to the Dead Sea and half of it to the Mediterranean; this will happen during the summer and the fall.
9 The LORD will become king over all the land. On that day the LORD will be one, and the LORD's name will be one.
10 The entire land will become like the desert from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem. Jerusalem will be high up and firmly in place from the Benjamin Gate to the place of the former gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Hananel Tower to the king's wine vats.
11 People will dwell in it; it will never again be destroyed. Jerusalem will dwell securely.
12 This will be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who swarmed against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot, even while standing on their feet; their eyes will rot in their sockets; and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
13 On that day, a great panic brought on by the LORD will fall upon them; they will all grasp at the hand of their neighbors; neighbors will attack each other.
14 Even Judah will fight in Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected: gold, silver, and a great abundance of garments.
15 This plague will also affect the horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and any cattle in those camps during this plague.
16 All those left from all the nations who attacked Jerusalem will go up annually to pay homage to the king, the LORD of heavenly forces, and to celebrate the Festival of Booths.
17 Whoever among the families of the earth doesn't go up to Jerusalem to pay homage to the king, the LORD of heavenly forces, upon them no rain will fall.
18 And if the family of Egypt doesn't go up and doesn't present itself, then no rain will fall on them. There will be a plague like the one with which the LORD struck the nations that didn't go up to celebrate the Festival of Booths.
19 This would be the sin of Egypt and the sin of all the nations who don't go up to celebrate the Festival of Booths.
20 On that day, Holy to the LORD will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the pots in the LORD's house will be holy like the bowls before the altar.
21 Every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the LORD of heavenly forces. All those who sacrifice will come. They will take some of the pots and cook with them. There will no longer be any merchants in the house of the LORD of heavenly forces on that day.

Revelation 21

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
2 I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
3 I heard a loud voice from the throne say, "Look! God's dwelling is here with humankind. He will dwell with them, and they will be his peoples. God himself will be with them as their God.
4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more. There will be no mourning, crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
5 Then the one seated on the throne said, "Look! I'm making all things new." He also said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
6 Then he said to me, "All is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will freely give water from the life-giving spring.
7 Those who emerge victorious will inherit these things. I will be their God, and they will be my sons and daughters.
8 But for the cowardly, the faithless, the vile, the murderers, those who commit sexual immorality, those who use drugs and cast spells, the idolaters and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death."
9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues spoke with me. "Come," he said, "I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife."
10 He took me in a Spirit-inspired trance to a great, high mountain, and he showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
11 The city had God's glory. Its brilliance was like a priceless jewel, like jasper that was as clear as crystal.
12 It had a great high wall with twelve gates. By the gates were twelve angels, and on the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel's sons.
13 There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.
14 The city wall had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the Lamb's twelve apostles.
15 The angel who spoke to me had a gold measuring rod with which to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.
16 Now the city was laid out as a square. Its length was the same as its width. He measured the city with the rod, and it was fifteen hundred miles. Its length and width and height were equal.
17 He also measured the thickness of its wall. It was two hundred sixteen feet thick, as a person—or rather, an angel—measures things.
18 The wall was built of jasper, and the city was pure gold, like pure glass.
19 The city wall's foundations were decorated with every kind of jewel. The first foundation was jasper, the second was sapphire, the third was chalcedony, and the fourth was emerald.
20 The fifth was sardonyx, the sixth was carnelian, the seventh was chrysolite, and the eighth was beryl. The ninth was topaz, the tenth was chrysoprase, the eleventh was jacinth, and the twelfth was amethyst.
21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was made from a single pearl. And the city's main street was pure gold, as transparent as glass.
22 I didn't see a temple in the city, because its temple is the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb.
23 The city doesn't need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because God's glory is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb.
24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.
25 Its gates will never be shut by day, and there will be no night there.
26 They will bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
27 Nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is vile and deceitful, but only those who are registered in the Lamb's scroll of life.