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The Returning Remnant of Israel

20 And it shall come to pass in that day

That the remnant of Israel,

And such as have escaped of the house of Jacob,

vWill never again depend on him who 5defeated them,

But will depend on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

21 The remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob,

To the wMighty God.

22 xFor though your people, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea,

yA remnant of them will return;

The destruction decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

23 zFor the Lord God of hosts

Will make a determined end

In the midst of all the land.

24 Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: “O My people, who dwell in Zion, ado not be afraid of the Assyrian. He shall strike you with a rod and lift up his staff against you, in the manner of bEgypt. 25 For yet a very little while cand the indignation will cease, as will My anger in their destruction.” 26 And the Lord of hosts will 6stir up da scourge for him like the slaughter of eMidian at the rock of Oreb; fas His rod was on the sea, so will He lift it up in the manner of Egypt.

27 It shall come to pass in that day

That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder,

And his yoke from your neck,

And the yoke will be destroyed because of gthe anointing oil.

28 He has come to Aiath,

He has passed Migron;

At Michmash he has attended to his equipment.

29 They have gone 7along hthe ridge,

They have taken up lodging at Geba.

Ramah is afraid,

iGibeah of Saul has fled.

30 8Lift up your voice,

O daughter jof Gallim!

Cause it to be heard as far as kLaish—

9O poor Anathoth!

31 lMadmenah has fled,

The inhabitants of Gebim seek refuge.

32 As yet he will remain mat Nob that day;

He will nshake his fist at the mount of othe daughter of Zion,

The hill of Jerusalem.

33 Behold, the Lord,

The Lord of hosts,

Will lop off the bough with terror;

pThose of high stature will be hewn down,

And the haughty will be humbled.

34 He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron,

And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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