Zechariah 9

1 An oracle. The word of Yahweh [is] against the land of Hadrach, and Damascus [is] its resting place. For to Yahweh belongs the eye of humankind, and all the tribes of Israel,
2 and also Hamath, [which] borders on it; Tyre and Sidon--yes, they are very wise!
3 Tyre has built a fortification for itself, and it heaped up silver like dust, and gold like [the] mud of [the] streets.
4 Look! The Lord will drive it out and will hurl its outer ramparts into the sea, and it will be consumed by fire.
5 Ashkelon will see and will be afraid, and Gaza will writhe exceedingly, and Ekron [also], because its hope is ruined. And the king from Gaza will perish, and Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
6 A mongrel people will dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut down the pride of [the] Philistines.
7 I will remove its blood from its mouth, and its abominations from between its teeth. And it too will be a remnant for our God; and it will be like a tribal chief in Judah, and Ekron [will be] like [the] Jebusite.
8 But I will encamp at my temple [like a] guard, against those crossing through and returning; no oppressor will cross through them again, for now I have seen with my [own] eyes.
9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king comes to you; he [is] righteous and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey, and on a male donkey, {the foal of} a female donkey!
10 And I will cut off [the] chariot from Ephraim, and [the] horse from Jerusalem; the battle bow will be cut down, and he will announce peace to the nations. His dominion [will be] from sea to sea, and from [the] River to [the] ends of [the] earth.
11 [As for] you also, because of the blood of your covenant, I will release your prisoners from {the waterless pit}.
12 Return to [the] fortress, O prisoners of hope; today [I am] declaring [that] I will repay you double.
13 For I have bent Judah [as] my bow; I have set Ephraim [as an arrow]. I will set in motion your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Javan. I will wield you like the sword of a warrior.
14 Then Yahweh will appear over them, and his arrow will go forth like lightning; and my Lord Yahweh will blow the trumpet, and he shall go out in the storm winds of [the] south.
15 Yahweh of hosts will defend them, and they will devour and subdue the slingstones; they will drink, they will make noise like wine, and they will be full like the sacrificial basin, [drenched] like the corners of an altar.
16 And Yahweh their God will save them on that day, as the flock of his people; for [they are like] the stones of a diadem, glittering on his land.
17 For how [great is] his goodness, and how [great is] his beauty! Grain will make the young men thrive, and new wine [the] young women.