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Zechariah 14:1–21

God Will Battle Jerusalem’s Foes

1 Behold, a aday is coming for the Lord when bthe spoil taken from you will be divided among you.

2 For I will agather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the bhouses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.

3 Then the Lord will go forth and afight against those nations, as 1when He fights on a day of battle.

4 In that day His feet will astand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be bsplit in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.

5 You will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the aearthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. bThen the Lord, my God, will come, and all the holy ones with 1Him!

6 In that day there will be ano light; the 1luminaries will dwindle.

7 For it will be aa unique day which is bknown to the Lord, neither day nor night, but it will come about that at cevening time there will be light.

8 And in that day aliving waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.

God Will Be King over All

9 And the Lord will be aking over all the earth; in that day the Lord will be the only bone, and His name the only one.

10 All the land will be changed into a plain from aGeba to bRimmon south of Jerusalem; but 1Jerusalem will crise and dremain on its site from eBenjamin’s Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the fCorner Gate, and from the gTower of Hananel to the king’s wine presses.

11 1People will live in it, and there will ano longer be a curse, for Jerusalem will bdwell in security.

12 Now this will be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will arot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.

13 It will come about in that day that a great panic from the Lord will 1fall on them; and they will aseize one another’s hand, and the hand of one will 2be lifted against the hand of another.

14 aJudah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the bwealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold and silver and garments in great abundance.

15 So also like this aplague will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey and all the cattle that will be in those camps.

16 Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will ago up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to celebrate the bFeast of Booths.

17 And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the aKing, the Lord of hosts, there will be bno rain on them.

18 If the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the aplague with which the Lord smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

19 This will be the 1punishment of Egypt, and the 1punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

20 In that day there will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “aHOLY TO THE LORD.” And the bcooking pots in the Lord’s house will be like the bowls before the altar.

21 Every cooking pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be aholy to the Lord of hosts; and all who sacrifice will come and take of them and boil in them. And there will no longer be a 1bCanaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts in that day.

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