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di 21 And the inhabitants of one of him that returnetb : and no opcity shall go to another, saying, Let pressor shall pass through them any us go speedily to pray before the more : for now have seen with LORD, and to seek the LORD of mine eyes. Is dit le de alim hosts : 'I will go also.

*** 99 Rejoice greatly, O daughter 22 Yea, many people and strong of Zion; shout,

o daughter of Jeru nations shall come to seek the LORD salem behold, thy Ring cometa of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray unto thees he is just, and having before the LORD.

salvation ; - lowly, and riding upon , 23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: an ass, and apon a oolt the foal of In those days it shall come to pass, an ass. 'th bw 159.0 184** that ten men shall take hold, out of 10 And I will cut off the chariot all languages of the nations, even from Ephraim, and the horse frotn shall take hold of the skirt of him Jerusalem, and the baule-bow shall that is a Jew, saying, We will go be cut off, and he shall speak peace with you : for we have heard that unto the beathen i and bis dominion God is with you.

shall be from sea even to sea, and CHAP IX.

from the river even to the ends of NHE burden of the word of the earth. Budeme pot

the LORD in the land of 1 11 As for thee also, by the blood Hadrach, and Damascus shall be of thy covenant I have sent forth thy the rest thereof : wben the eyes of prisoners out of the pit wherein is no man, as of all the tribes of Israel, water. shall be toward the LORD,

d 12 { Turn you to the strong hold, 2 And Hamath also shall border ye prisoners of hope : even io-day thereby : Tyrus and Zidon, though do I declare that I will render dou. it be very wise.

ble unto thee; 3 And Tyrus did build herself a 13 When I have bent Judah fot strong hold, and heaped up silver as me, filled the bow with Ephraim, the dust, and fine gold as the mire and raised up thy sons, o Zion, of the streets.

against thy sons, O Greece, and * 4 Behold, the LORD will cast her made thee as the sword of a mighty out, and he will smite her power in man. the sea; and she shall be devouredi 14 And the LORD shall be seen with fire.

over them, and his arrow shall go § 5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; forth as the lightning : and the Lord Gaza also shall see it, and be very GoD shall blow the trumpet, and sorrowful, and Ekron ; for her ex. shall go with whirlwinds of the south. pectation shall be ashamed ; and the 15 The LORD of hosts shall deking shall perish from Gaza, and fend them; and they shall devour Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. and subdue with sling-stones ; and r 6 And a bastard shail dwell in they shall drink, and make a noise Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride as ihrough wine; and they shall be of the Philistines.

filled like bowls, and as the corners 17 And I will take away his blood of the altar. out of his mouth, and his abomina-16 And the LORD their God shall tions from between his teeth: but save them in that day as the flock of he that remaineth, even he, shall be his people : for they shall be as the for our God, and he shall be as a stones of a crown, lifted up as an Societate inter in Judah, and Ekron as a ensign upon his land.

17 For how great is his goodness, 8 And I will encamp about my and how great is his beauty! com house because of the army, because shall make the young men cheerful, of him that passeth by, and because and new wine the maide. * > Ws

A place shall not


bring them into the land of Gilead time of the latter rain; so the be found for them. LORD shall make bright clouds, r 11 And he shall pass through the and give them showers of rain, to sea with affliction, and shall smite every one grass in a field.

the waves in the sea, and all the p. 2 For the idols have spoken va- deeps of the river shall dry up: and nity, and the diviners have seen a the pride of Assyria shall be brought lie, and have told false dreams; down, and the sceptre of Egypt they comfort in vain therefore they shall depart away. went their way as a flock, they b 12 And I will strengthen them in were troubled because there was no the LORD; and they shall walk up shepherd

and down in his name, saith the i 3 Mine anger was kindled against LORD. the shepherds, and I punished the


C , visited his flock the house of Judah, that the fire may devour thy and hath made them as his goodly cedars. borse in the battle.

2 Howl, fir-tree, for the cedar is 4 Out of him came forth the cor- fallen; because the mighty are spoil. ner, out of bim the pail, out of him ed : howl, o ye oaks of Bashan ; the battle-bow, out of him every op- for the forest of the vintage is come pressor together.

down. 5 | And they shall be as mighty 3 | There is a voice of the howl. men, which tread down their ene- ing of the shepherds : for their glory mies in the mire of the streets in the is spoiled : a voice of the roaring of batte: and they shall fight, because young lions ; for the pride of Jorthe LORD is with them, and the ri- dan is spoiled. ders ou horses shall be confounded. d 4 Thus saith the LORD my God; b 6 And I will strengthen the house Feed the flock of the slaughter; of Judah, and I will save the house 5 Whose possessors slay them, of Joseph, and I will bring them and hold themselves not guilty : and again io place them; for I have they that sell them say, Blessed be mercy upon them: and they shall the LORD ; for I am rich : and their be as though I had not cast them own shepherds pity them not. off : for I am the LORD their God, w 6 For I will no more pity the inand will hear them.

habitants of the land, saith the LORD: 7 And they of Ephraim shall be but lo, I will deliver the men every like a mighty man, and their heart one into bis neighbour's hand, and shall rejoice as through wine: yea, into the hand of his king : and they their children shall see it, and be shall smite the land, and out of their glad; their heart shall rejoice in the hand I will not deliver them. LORD.

6 7 And I will feed the flock of 8 I will hiss for them, and gather slaughter, even you, O poor of the them ; for I have redeemed ihem: flock. And I look unto me two and they shall increase as they have staves : the one I called Beauty, increased.

and the other I called Bands; and 9 And I will sow them among the I fed the flock. people: and they shall remember me 8 Three shepherds also I cut off in far countries; and they shall live in one month ; and my soul loathed with their children, and iurn again. them, and their soul also ablıorred g 10 I will bring them again also me. out of the land of Egypt, and gather 9 Then said I, I will not feed you : them out of Assyria ; and I will that that dieth, let it die, and that ZECHARIAH. that is to be cut off, let it be cut off ; Jerusalem a burdensome stone for and let the rest eal, every one the all people: all that burden themflesh of another.

selves with it shall be cut in pieces, ( 10 { And I took my staff, even though all the people of the earth Beauty, and cut it asander, that I be gathered together against it. might break my covenant which I 4 In that day, saith ihe LORD, I had made with all the people. will smite every horse with astonish

11 And it was broken in that day : ment, and his rider with madness': and so the poor of the flock that and I will open mine'eyes upon the waited upon me knew that it was house of Judah, and will smite evethe word of the LORD.

ry horse of the people with blindness. 12 And I said unto them, If ye 5. And the governors of Judah think good, give me my price: and shall say in their heart, The inhaif not, forbear. So they weighed bitants of Jerusalem shall be my for my price thirty pieces of silver. strength in the Lord of hosts their

13 And the LORD said unto me, God. Cast it umto the polter : a goodly w 6 In that day will I make the price that I was prized at of them. governors of Judah like a hearth of And I took the thirty pieces of sil- fire among the wood, and like & ver, and cast them io ihe potter in torch of fire in a shear; and they the house of the LORD.

shall devour all the people round -- 14 Then I cut asunder mine other about, on the right'band and on the stati, even Bands, that I might break left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabitthe brotherhood between Judah and ed again in her own place, even in Israel.

Jerusalem. 15 And the LORD said unto me, b7 The LORD also shall save the Take unto thee yet the instruments tents of Judah first, that the glory of a foolish shepherd.

of the house of David and the glory n 16 For lo, I will raise up a shep- of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do herd in the land, which shall not visit not magnify themselves against Jun those that be cut off, neither shall seek dah. the young oue, nor heal that that is 8 In that day shall the LORD de broken, nor feed that that standeth fend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; still : but be shall eat the flesh of the and he that is feeble among them at fat, and tear their claws in pieces. that day shall be as David; and the w 17 Wo to the idol shepherd that house of David shall be as God, as Iraveth the flock ! the sword shall the angel of the LORD before them. be upon his arm, and upon his right 10 9 And it shall come to pass in eye : his arm shall be clean dried that day, that I will seek to destroy up, and his right eye shall be ulter- all the nations that come against Je ly darkened.

rusalem. CHAP. XII.

1b 10 And I will pour upon the house HE burden of the word of the of David, and upon the inhabitants LORD, which stretcheth forth the of supplications : and they shall look heavens, and layeth the foupdation upon me whom they have pierced, of the earth, and formeth the spirit and they shall mourn for him, as one of man within him.

mourneth for his only som, and shall 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem be in bitterness for him, as one a cup of trembling unto all the peo- that is in bitterness for his first-born. ple round about, when they shall be 11 In that day shall there be a in the siege both against Judah and great mourning in Jerusalem, as against Jerusalem.

the mourning of Hadadrimmon in 6 3 1 And in that day will I make the valley of Megiddon.

CHAPTERS XIII, XIV. r 12 And the land shall mourn, eve-sheep shall be scattered ; and I will sy family apart; the family of the curu my hand upon the little ones. bouse of David apart, and their 8 And it shall come to pass, that wives apart; the family of the house in all the land, saith the LORD, WO of Nathan apart, and their wives parts iberein shall be cut off and apart ;

die ; but the third shall be left there. 13 The family of the house of in. Levi apart, and their wives apart; b 9 And I will bring the third part the family of Shimei apart, and through the fire, and will refine their wives apart ;

them as silver is refined, and will 14 All the families, that remain, iry them as gold is tried : they shall every family apart, and their wives call on my name, and I will hear apart.

them: I will say, it is my people, CHAP. XIII.

and they shall say, The LORD is IN that day there shall be a my God.

CHAP. XIV. of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for unclean!" BEHOLD, le day of the

LORD cometh, and thy spoil iness.

shall be divided in the midst of thee. w 2 | And it shall come to pass in 2 For I will gather all nations that day, saith the LORD of hosts, against Jerusaleni lo batue; and the that I will cut off the names of the city shall be taken, and the houses idols out of the land, and they shall rifled, and the women ravished; and no more be remembered: and also half of the city shall go forth into I will cause the prophets and the captivity, and the residue of the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. people shall not be cut off from the

3 And it shall come to pass, that city. when any shall yet prophesy, then w 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, his father and his mother thai begat and fight against those nations, as him shall say unto him, Thou shalt when he fought in the day of basnot live ; for thou speakest lies in lle. the name of the LORD: and his fa- lr 4 And his feet shall stand in ther and his mother that begat him that day upon the mount of Olives, shall thrust him through when he which is before Jerusalem on the prophesieth.

east, and the mount of Olives shall 4 And it shall come to pass in cleave in the midst thereof toward that day, that the prophets shall be the east and toward the west, and ashamed every one of bis vision, there shall be a very great valley; when he bath prophesied ; neither and half of the mountain shall reshall they wear a rough garment to move toward the north, and half of deceive :

it toward the south. 5 But he shall say, I am po pro- 5 And ye shall flee to the valley phet, I am a busbandman; for man of the mountains; for the valley of iaught me to keep cattle from my the mountains shall reach unto Azal: youth.

yea, ye shall flee like as ye filed A6 And one shall say unto him, from before the earthquake in the What are these wounds in thy hands ? days of Uzziah king of Judah : and Then he shall answer, Those with the LORD my God shall come, and which I was wounded in the house all the saints with thee. of my friends.

6 And it shall come to pass in **7 T Awake, O sword, against my that day, that the light shall not be Shepherd, and against the man that clear, nor dark: is my fellow, saith the LORD of

7 But, it shall be one day which hosts': smite the Shepherd, and the shall be known to the Lord, not day,

nor night: but it shall come to pass, thered together, gold, and silver, that at evening time it shall be light. and apparel, in great abundance. A8 And it shall be in that day, ihat 15 And so shall be the plague of living walers shall go out from Jeru- the borse, of the male, of the camel

, salem; half of them toward the for- and of the ass, and of all the beasts mer sea, and half of them toward that shall be in these tents, as this the hinder sea : in summer and in plague. winter shall it be.

116 And it shall come to pass, r y And the LORD shall be King every one that is left of all the naover all the earth : in that day shall tions which came against Jerusalem, there be one LORD, and his name shall even go up from year to year one.

to worship the King, the LORD OM & 10 All the land shall be turned as hosts, and to keep the feast of the a plain from Geba to Rimmon, south tabernacles. of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted 17 And it shall be, that whoso up, and inhabited in her place, from will not come up of all the families Benjamin's gate upto the place of of the earth unto Jerusalem to worthe first gate, unto the corner-gate, ship the King, the LORD of hosts, and from the tower of Hananeel even upon them shall be no rain. unto the king's wine-presses. w 18 Ånd if the family of Egypt

11 And men shall dwell in it, and go not up, and come not, that hare there shall be no more utter destruc- no rain ; there shall be the plague, tion ; but Jerusalem shall be safely wherewith the LORD will smile the inhabited.

heathen that come not up to keep the w 12 | And this shall be the plague feast of tabernacles. wherewith the Lord will smite all 19 This shall be the punishment the people that have fought against of Egypt, and the punishment of all Jerusalem ; Their fesh shall con- nations that come not up to keep sume away while they stand upon the feast of tabernacles. their feet, and their eyes shall con- ** 20 ? In that day shall there be sume away in their holes, and their upon the bells of the horses, HOtongue shall consume away in their LINESS UNTO THE LORD; mouth.

and the pots in the Lord's house 13 And it shall come to pass in shall be like the bowls before the that day, that a great tumult from altar. the Lord shall be among them; and 21. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem they shall lay hold every one on and in Judah shall be holiness unto the hand of his neighbour, and his the Lord of hosts : and all they hand shall rise up against the hand that sacrifice shall come and take of of his neighbour.

them, and seethe therein : and in ro 14 And Judah also shall fight at that day there shall be no more the Jerusalem; and the wealth of all Canaanite in the house of the LORD the heathen round about shall be ga- of hosts.


cob's brother? saith the LORD : yet THE Lurden of the word of I loved Jacob, the to

3 And I hated Esau, and laid bis Jachi.

mountains and his heritage waste 1 2 I have loved you, saith the for the dragons of the wilderness. LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein bast 4 Whereas Edom saith, We are thou loved us? Was not Esau Ja- impoverished, but we will return

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