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Zion’s Future Triumph

6 “In that day,” says the Lord,

f“I will assemble the lame,

gI will gather the outcast

And those whom I have afflicted;

7 I will make the lame ha remnant,

And the outcast a strong nation;

So the Lord iwill reign over them in Mount Zion

From now on, even forever.

8 And you, O tower of the flock,

The stronghold of the daughter of Zion,

To you shall it come,

Even the former dominion shall come,

The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.”

9 Now why do you cry aloud?

jIs there no king in your midst?

Has your counselor perished?

For kpangs have seized you like a woman in 2labor.

10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth,

O daughter of Zion,

Like a woman in birth pangs.

For now you shall go forth from the city,

You shall dwell in the field,

And to lBabylon you shall go.

There you shall be delivered;

There the mLord will nredeem you

From the hand of your enemies.

11 oNow also many nations have gathered against you,

Who say, “Let her be defiled,

And let our eye plook upon Zion.”

12 But they do not know qthe thoughts of the Lord,

Nor do they understand His counsel;

For He will gather them rlike sheaves to the threshing floor.

13 “Arise sand tthresh, O daughter of Zion;

For I will make your horn iron,

And I will make your hooves bronze;

You shall ubeat in pieces many peoples;

vI will consecrate their gain to the Lord,

And their substance to wthe Lord of the whole earth.”


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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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