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THE PROPHECY OF ZACHARIAS
(ZECHARIAH)

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      The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 1
1   In the eighth month, in the second year of king Darius,
    the word of the Lord came to Zacharias the son of
    Barachias, the son of Addo, the prophet, saying:
2   The Lord hath been exceeding angry with your fathers.
3   And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord of hosts:
    Turn ye to me, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will turn to
    you, saith the Lord of hosts.
4   Be not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have
    cried, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn ye from
    your evil ways, and from your wicked thoughts: but they
    did not give ear, neither did they hearken to me, saith
    the Lord.
5   Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, shall they
    live always?
6   But yet my words, and my ordinances, which I gave in
    charge to my servants the prophets, did they not take hold
    of your fathers, and they returned, and said: As the Lord
    of hosts thought to do to us according to our ways, and
    according to our devices, so he hath done to us.
7   In the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month which
    is called Sabath, in the second year of Darius, the word
    of the Lord came to Zacharias the son of Barachias, the
    son of Addo, the prophet, saying:
8   I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse,
    and he stood among the myrtle trees, that were in the
    bottom: and behind him were horses, red, speckled, and
    white.
9   And I said: What are these, my Lord ? and the angel that
    spoke in me, said to me: I will shew thee what these are:
10  And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered,
    and said: These are they, whom the Lord hath sent to walk
    through the earth.
11  And they answered the angel of the Lord, that stood among
    the myrtle trees, and said: We have walked through the
    earth, and behold all the earth is inhabited, and is at
    rest.
12  And the angel of the Lord answered, and said: O Lord of
    hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem, and
    on the cities of Juda, with which thou hast been angry?
    this is now the seventieth year.
13  And the Lord answered the angel, that spoke in me, good
    words, comfortable words.
14  And the angel that spoke in me, said to me: Cry thou,
    saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I am zealous for
    Jerusalem, and Sion with a great zeal.
15  And I am angry with a great anger with the wealthy
    nations: for I was angry a little, but they helped forward
    the evil.
16  Therefore thus saith the Lord: I will return to Jerusalem
    in mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the Lord
    of hosts: and the building line shall be stretched forth
    upon Jerusalem.
17  Cry yet, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: My cities
    shall yet flow with good things : and the Lord will yet
    comfort Sion, and he will yet choose Jerusalem.
18  And I lifted up my eyes, and saw: and behold four horns.
19  And I said to the angel that spoke to me: What are these?
    And he said to me: These are the horns that have scattered
    Juda, and Israel, and Jerusalem.
20  And the Lord shewed me four smiths.
21  And I said: What come these to do? and he spoke, saying:
    These are the horns which have scattered Juda every man
    apart, and none of them lifted up his head: and these are
    come to fray them, to cast down the horns of the nations,
    that have lifted up the horn upon the land of Juda to
    scatter it.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 2
1   And I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold a man, with
    a measuring line in his hand.
2   And I said: Whither goest thou? and he said to me: To
    measure Jerusalem, and to see how great is the breadth
    thereof, and how great the length thereof.
3   And behold the angel that spoke in me went forth, and
    another angel went out to meet him.
4   And he said to him: Run, speak to this young man, saying:
    Jerusalem shall be inhabited without walls, by reason of
    the multitude of men, and of the beasts in the midst
    thereof.
5   And I will be to it, saith the Lord, a wall of fire round
    about: and I will be in glory in the midst thereof.
6   O, O flee ye out of the land of the north, saith the Lord,
    for I have scattered you into the four winds of heaven,
    saith the Lord.
7   O Sion, flee, thou that dwellest with the daughter of
    Babylon:
8   For thus saith the Lord of hosts: After the glory he hath
    sent me to the nations that have robbed you: for he that
    toucheth you, toucheth the apple of my eye:
9   For behold I lift up my hand upon them, and they shall be
    a prey to those that served them: and you shall know that
    the Lord of hosts sent me.
10  Sing praise, and rejoice, O daughter of Sion: for behold
    I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee: saith the
    Lord.
11  And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day,
    and they shall be my people, and I will dwell in the midst
    of thee: and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath
    sent me to thee.
12  And the Lord shall possess Juda his portion in the
    sanctified land: and he shall yet choose Jerusalem.
13  Let all flesh be silent at the presence of the Lord: for
    he is risen up out of his .holy habitation.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 3
1   And the Lord shewed me Jesus the high priest standing
    before the angel of the Lord: and Satan stood on his right
    hand to be his adversary.
2   And the Lord said to Satan: The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan:
    and the Lord that chose Jerusalem rebuke thee: Is not this
    a brand plucked out of the fire?
3   And Jesus was clothed with filthy garments: and he stood
    before the face of the angel.
4   Who answered, and said to them that stood before him,
    saying: Take away the filthy garments from him. And he
    said to him: Behold I have taken away thy iniquity, and
    have clothed thee with change of garments.
5   And he said: Put a clean mitre upon his head: and they put
    a clean mitre upon his head, and clothed him with
    garments, and the angel of the Lord stood.
6   And the angel of the Lord protested to Jesus, saying:
7   Thus saith the Lord of hosts: If thou wilt walk in my
    ways, and Beep my charge, thou also shalt judge my house,
    and shalt keep my courts, and I will give thee some of
    them that are now present here to walk with thee.
8   Hear, O Jesus thou high priest, then and thy friends that
    dwell before thee, for they are portending men: for behold
    I WILL BRING MY SERVANT THE ORIENT.
9   For behold the stone that I have laid before Jesus: upon
    one stone there are seven eyes: behold I will grave the
    graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will take
    away the iniquity of that land in one day.
10  In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, every man shell call
    his friend under the vine and under the fig tree.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 4
1   And the angel that spoke in me came again: and he waked
    me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
2   And he said to me: What seest thou? And I said: I have
    looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, and its lamp
    upon the top of it: and the seven lights thereof upon it:
    and seven funnels for the lights that were upon the top
    thereof.
3   And two olive trees over it: one upon the right side of
    the lamp, and the other upon the left side thereof.
4   And I answered, and said to the angel that spoke in me,
    saying: What are these things, my lord?
5   And the angel that spoke in me answered, and said to me:
    Knowest thou not what these things are? And I said: No, my
    lord.
6   And he answered, and spoke to me, saying: This is the word
    of the Lord to Zorobabel, saying: Not with an army, nor by
    might, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
7   Who art thou, O great mountain, before Zorobabel? thou
    shalt become a plain: and he shall bring out the chief
    stone, and shall give equal grace to the grace thereof.
8   And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
9   The hands of Zorobabel have laid the foundations of this
    house, and his hands shall finish it: and you shall know
    that the Lord of hosts hath sent me to you.
10  For who hath despised little days? and they shall rejoice,
    and shall see the tin plummet in the hand of Zorobabel.
    These are the seven eyes of the Lord, that run to and fro
    through the whole earth.
11  And I answered, and said to him: What are these two olive
    trees upon the right side of the candlestick, and upon the
    left side thereof?
12  And I answered again, and said to him: What are the two
    olive branches, that are by the two golden beaks, in which
    are the funnels of gold?
13  And he spoke to me, saying: Knowest thou not what these
    are? And I said: No, my lord.
14  And he said: These are two sons of oil who stand before
    the Lord of the whole earth.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 5
1   And I turned and lifted up my eyes: and I saw, and behold
    a volume flying.
2   And he said to me: What seest thou? And I said: I see a
    volume flying: the length thereof is twenty cubits, and
    the breadth thereof ten cubits.
3   And he said to me: This is the curse that goeth forth over
    the face of the earth: for every thief shall be judged as
    is there written: and every one that sweareth in like
    manner shall be judged by it.
4   I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts: and it
    shall come to the house of the thief, and to the house of
    him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain
    in the midst of his house, and shall consume it, with the
    timber thereof, and the stones thereof.
5   And the angel went forth that spoke in me, and he said to
    me: Lift up thy eyes, and see what this is, that goeth
    forth.
6   And I said: What is it? And he said: This is a vessel
    going forth. And he said: This is their eye in all the
    earth.
7   And behold a talent of lead was carried, and behold a
    woman sitting in the midst of the vessel.
8   And he said: This is wickedness. And he cast her into the
    midst of the vessel, and cast the weight of lead upon the
    mouth thereof.
9   And I lifted up my eyes and looked: and behold there came
    out two women, and wind was in their wings, and they had
    wings like the wings of a kite: and they lifted up the
    vessel between the earth and the heaven.
10  And I said to the angel that spoke in me: Whither do these
    carry the vessel?
11  And he said to me: That a house may be built for it in the
    land of Sennaar, and that it may be established, and set
    there upon its own basis.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 6
1   And I turned, and lifted up my eyes, and saw: and behold
    four chariots came out from the midst of two mountains:
    and the mountains were mountains of brass.
2   In the first chariot were red horses, and in the second
    chariot black horses.
3   And in the third chariot white horses, and in the fourth
    chariot grisled horses, and strong ones.
4   And I answered, and said to the an- gel that spoke in me:
    What are these, my lord?
5   And the angel answered, and said to me: These are the four
    winds of the heaven, which go forth to stand before the
    Lord of all the earth.
6   That in which were the black horses went forth into the
    land of the north, and the white went forth after them:
    and the grisled went forth to the land of the south.
7   And they that were most strong, went out, and sought to
    go, and to run to and fro through all the earth. And he
    said: Go, walk throughout the earth : and they walked
    throughout the earth.
8   And he called me, and spoke to me, saying: Behold they
    that go forth into the land of the north, have quieted my
    spirit in the land of the north.
9   And the word of the Lord came to me, saying :
10  Take of them of the captivity, of Holdai, and of Tobias,
    and of Idaias; thou shalt come in that day, and shalt go
    into the house of Josias, the son of Sophonias, who came
    out of Babylon.
11  And thou shalt take gold and silver: and shalt make
    crowns, and thou shalt set them on the head of Jesus the
    son of Josedec, the high priest.
12  And thou shalt speak to him, saying: Thus saith the Lord
    of hosts, saying: BEHOLD A MAN, THE ORIENT IS HIS NAME:
    and under him shall he spring up, and shall build a temple
    to the Lord.
13  Yea, he shall build a temple to the Lord: and he shall
    bear the glory, and shall sit, and rule upon his throne:
    and he shall be a priest upon his throne, and the counsel
    of peace shall be between them both.
14  And the crowns shall be to Helem, and Tobias, and Idaias,
    and to Hem, the son of Sophonias, a memorial in the temple
    of the Lord.
15  And they that are far off, shall come and shall build in
    the temple of the Lord: and you shall know that the Lord
    of hosts sent me to you. But this shall come to pass, if
    hearing you will hear the voice of the Lord your God.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 7
1   And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius,
    that the word of the Lord came to Zacharias, in the fourth
    day of the ninth month, which is Casleu.
2   When Sarasar, and Rogommelech, and the men that were with
    him, sent to the house of God, to entreat the face of the
    Lord:
3   To speak to the priests of the house of the Lord of hosts,
    and to the prophets, saying: Must I weep in the fifth
    month, or must I sanctify myself as I have now done for
    many years?
4   And the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying:
5   Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests,
    saying: When you fasted, and mourned in the fifth and the
    seventh month for these seventy years: did you keep a fast
    unto me?
6   And when you did eat and drink, did you not eat for
    yourselves, and drink for yourselves?
7   Are not these the words which the Lord spoke by the hand
    of the former prophets, when Jerusalem as yet was
    inhabited, and was wealthy, both itself and the cities
    round about it, and there were inhabitants towards the
    south, and in the plain?
8   And the word of the Lord came to Zacharias, saying:
9   Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: Judge ye true
    judgment, and shew ye mercy and compassion every man to
    his brother.
10  And oppress not the widow, and the fatherless, and the
    stranger, and the poor: and let not a man devise evil in
    his heart against his brother.
11  But they would not hearken, and they turned away the
    shoulder to depart: and they stopped their ears, not to
    hear.
12  And they made their heart as the adamant stone, lest they
    should hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hosts
    sent in his spirit by the hand of the former prophets: so
    a great indignation came from the Lord of hosts.
13  And it came to pass that as he spoke, and they heard not:
    so shall they cry, and I will not hear, saith the Lord of
    hosts.
14  And I dispersed them throughout all kingdoms, which they
    know not: and the land was left desolate behind them, so
    that no man passed through or returned: and they changed
    the delightful land into a wilderness.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 8
1   And the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying:
2   Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I have been jealous for Sion
    with a great jealousy, and with a great indignation have
    I been jealous for her.
3   Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I am returned to Sion, and
    I will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem
    shall be called The city of truth, and the mountain of the
    Lord of hosts, The sanctified mountain.
4   Thus saith the Lord of hosts: There shall yet old men and
    old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem: and every man
    with his staff in his hand through multitude of days.
5   And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and
    girls, playing in the streets thereof.
6   Thus saith the Lord of hosts: If it seem hard in the eyes
    of the remnant of this people in those days: shall it be
    hard in my eyes, saith the Lord of hosts?
7   Thus saith the Lord of hosts : Behold I will save my
    people from the land of the east, and from the land of the
    going down of the sun.
8   And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst
    of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be
    their God in truth and in justice.
9   Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Let your hands be
    strengthened, you that hear in these days these words by
    the mouth of the prophets, in the day that the house of
    the Lord of hosts was founded, that the temple might be
    built.
10  For before those days there was no hire for men, neither
    was there hire for beasts, neither was there peace to him
    that came in, nor to him that went out, because of the
    tribulation: and I let all men go every one against his
    neighbour.
11  But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people
    according to the former days, saith the Lord of hosts.
12  But there shall be the seed of peace: the vine shall yield
    her fruit, and the earth shall give her increase, and the
    heavens shall give their dew: and I will cause the remnant
    of this people to possess all these things.
13  And it shall come to pass, that as you were a curse among
    the Gentiles, O house of Juda, and house of Israel: so
    will I save you, and you shall be a blessing: fear not,
    let your hands be strengthened.
14  For thus saith the Lord of hosts: As I purposed to afflict
    you, when your fathers had provoked me to wrath, saith the
    Lord,
15  And I had no mercy: so turning again I have thought in
    these days to do good to the house of Juda, and Jerusalem:
    fear not.
16  These then are the things, which you shall do: Speak ye
    truth every one to his neighbour: judge ye truth and
    judgment of peace in your gates.
17  And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against
    his friend: and love not a false oath: for all these are
    the things that I hate, saith the Lord.
18  And the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying:
19  Thus saith the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth
    month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the
    seventh, and the fast of the tenth shall be to the house
    of Juda, joy, and gladness, and great solemnities: only
    love ye truth and peace.
20  Thus saith the Lord of hosts, until people come, and dwell
    in many cities,
21  And the inhabitants go one to another, saying: Let us go,
    and entreat the face of the Lord, and let us seek the Lord
    of hosts: I also will go.
22  And many peoples, and strong nations shall come to seek
    the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the face of
    the Lord.
23  Thus saith the Lord of hosts : In those days, wherein ten
    men of all languages of the Gentiles shall take hold, and
    shall hold fast the shirt of one that is a Jew, saying: We
    will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 9
1   The burden of the word of the Lord in the land of Hadrach,
    and of Damascus the rest thereof: for the eye of man, and
    of all the tribes of Israel is the Lord's.
2   Emath also in the borders thereof, and Tyre, and Sidon:
    for they have taken to themselves to be exceeding wise.
3   And Tyre hath built herself a strong hold, and heaped
    together silver as earth, and gold as the mire of the
    streets.
4   Behold the Lord shall possess her, and shall strike her
    strength in the sea, and she shall be devoured with fire.
5   Ascalon shall see, and shall fear, and Gaza, and shall be
    very sorrowful: and Accaron, because her hope is
    confounded : and the king shall perish from Gaza, and
    Ascalon shall not be inhabited.
6   And the divider shall sit in Azotus, and I will destroy
    the pride of the Philistines.
7   And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his
    abominations from between his teeth: and even he shall be
    left to our God, and he shall be as a governor in Juda,
    and Accaron as a Jebusite.
8   And I will encompass my house with them that serve me in
    war, going and returning, and the oppressor shall no more
    pass through them: for now I have seen with my eyes.
9   Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O
    daughter of Jerusalem: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee,
    the just and saviour: he is poor, and riding upon an ass,
    and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
10  And I will destroy the chariot out of Ephraim, and the
    horse out of Jerusalem, and the bow for war shall be
    broken: and he shall speak peace to the Gentiles, and his
    power shall be from sea to sea, and from the rivers even
    to the end of the earth.
11  Thou also by the blood of thy testament hast sent forth
    thy prisoners out of the pit, wherein is no water.
12  Return to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope, I will
    render thee double at, I declare to day.
13  Because I have bent Juda for me as a bow, I have filled
    Ephraim: and I will raise up thy sons, O Sion, above thy
    sons, O Greece, and I will make thee as the sword of the
    mighty.
14  And the Lord God shall be seen over them, and his dart
    shall go forth as lightning: and the Lord God will sound
    the trumpet, and go in the whirlwind of the south.
15  The Lord of hosts will protect them: and they shall
    devour, and subdue with the stones of the sling: and
    drinking they shall be inebriated as it were with wine,
    and they shall be filled as bowls, and as the horns of the
    altar.
16  And the Lord their God will save them in that day, as the
    dock of his people: for holy stones shall be lifted up
    over his land.
17  For what is the good thing of him, and what is his
    beautiful thing, but the corn of the elect, and wine
    springing forth virgins?

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 10
1   Ask ye of the Lord rain in the latter season, and the Lord
    will make snows, and will give them showers of rain, to
    every one grass in the field.
2   For the idols have spoken what was unprofitable, and the
    diviners have seen a lie, and the dreamers have spoken
    vanity: they comforted in vain: therefore they were led
    away as a dock: they shall be afflicted, because they have
    no shepherd.
3   My wrath is kindled against the shepherds, and I will
    visit upon the buck goats: for the Lord of hosts hath
    visited his flock, the house of Juda, and hath made them
    as the horse of his glory in the battle.
4   Out of him shall come forth the corner, out of him the
    pin, out of him the bow of battle, out of him every
    exacter together.
5   And they shall be as mighty men, treading under foot the
    mire of the ways in battle: and they shall fight, because
    the Lord is with them, and the riders of horses shall be
    confounded.
6   And I will strengthen the house of Juda, and save the
    house of Joseph: and I will bring them back again, because
    I will have mercy on them: and they shall be as they were
    when I had cast them off, for I am the Lord their God, and
    will hear them.
7   And they shall be as the valiant men of Ephraim, and their
    heart shall rejoice as through wine: and their children
    shall see, and shall rejoice, and their heart shall be
    joyful in the Lord.
8   I will whistle for them, and I will gather them together,
    because I have redeemed them: and I will multiply them as
    they were multiplied before.
9   And I will sow them among peoples: and from afar they
    shall remember me: and they shall live with their
    children, and shall return.
10  And I will bring them back out of the land of Egypt, and
    will gather them from among the Assyrians: and will bring
    them to the land of Galaad, and Libanus, and place shall
    not be found for them.
11  And he shall pass over the strait of the sea, and shall
    strike the waves in the sea, and all the depths of the
    river shall be confounded, and the pride of Assyria shall
    be humbled, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart.
12  I will strengthen them in the Lord, and they shall walk in
    his name, saith the Lord.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 11
1   Open thy gates, 0
    Libanus, and let fire devour thy cedars.
2   Howl, thou fir tree, for the cedar is fallen, for the
    mighty are laid waste: howl, ye oaks of Basan, because the
    fenced forest is cut down.
3   The voice of the howling of the shepherds, because their
    glory is laid waste: the voice of the roaring of the
    lions, because the pride of the Jordan is spoiled.
4   Thus saith the Lord my God: Feed the flock of the
    slaughter,
5   Which they that possessed, slew, and repented not, and
    they sold them, saying: Blessed be the Lord, we are become
    rich: and their shepherds spared them not.
6   And I will no more spare the inhabitants of the land,
    saith the Lord: behold I will deliver the men, every one
    into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king:
    and they shall destroy the land, and I will not deliver it
    out of their hand.
7   And I will feed the hock of slaughter for this, O ye poor
    of the dock. And I took unto me two rods, one I called
    Beauty, and the other I called a Cord, and I fed the
    flock.
8   And I cut off three shepherds in one month, and my soul
    was straitened in their regard: for their soul also varied
    in my regard.
9   And I said: I will not feed you: that which dieth, let it
    die: and that which is cut off, let it be cut off: and let
    the rest devour every one the flesh of his neighbour.
10  And I took my rod that was called Beauty, and I cut it
    asunder to make void my covenant, which I had made with
    all people.
11  And it was made void in that day: and so the poor of the
    flock that keep for me, understood that it is the word of
    the Lord.
12  And I said to them: If it be good in your eyes, bring
    hither my wages: and if not, be quiet. And they weighed
    for my wages thirty pieces of silver.
13  And the Lord said to me: Cast it to the statuary, a
    handsome price, that I was prized at by them. And I took
    the thirty pieces of silver, and I cast them into the
    house of the Lord to the statuary.
14  And I cut off my second rod that was called a Cord, that
    I might break the brotherhood between Juda and Israel.
15  And the Lord said to me: Take to thee yet the instruments
    of a foolish shepherd.
16  For behold I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who
    shall not visit what is forsaken, nor seek what is
    scattered, nor heal what is broken, nor nourish that which
    standeth, and he shall eat the flesh of the fat ones, and
    break their hoofs.
17  O shepherd, and idol, that forsaketh the flock: the sword
    upon his arm and upon his right eye: his arm shall quite
    wither away, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 12
1   The burden of the word of the Lord upon Israel. Thus saith
    the Lord, who stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the
    foundations of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man in
    him :
2   Behold I will make Jerusalem a lintel of surfeiting to all
    the people round about: and Juda also shall be in the
    siege against Jerusalem.
3   And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will make
    Jerusalem a burdensome stone to all people: all that shall
    lift it up shall be rent and torn, and all the kingdoms of
    the earth shall be gathered together against her.
4   In that day, saith the Lord, I will strike every horse
    with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will
    open my eyes upon the house of Juda, and will strike every
    horse of the nations with blindness.
5   And the governors of Juda shall say in their heart: Let
    the inhabitants of Jerusalem be strengthened for me in the
    Lord of hosts, their God.
6   In that day I will make the governors of Juda like a
    furnace of fire amongst wood, and as a firebrand amongst
    hay: and they shall devour all the people round about, to
    the right hand, and to the left: and Jerusalem shall be
    inhabited again in her own place in Jerusalem.
7   And the Lord shall save the tabernacles of Juda, as in the
    beginning: that the house of David, and the glory of the
    inhabitants of Jerusalem, may not boast and magnify
    themselves against Juda.
8   In that day shall the Lord protect the inhabitants of
    Jerusalem, and he that hath offended among them in that
    day shall be as David: and the house of David, as that of
    God, as an angel of the Lord in their sight.
9   And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to
    destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10  And I will pour out upon the house of David, and upon the
    inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace, and of
    prayers: and they shall look upon me, whom they have
    pierced: and they shall mourn for him as one mourneth for
    an only son, and they shall grieve over him, as the manner
    is to grieve for the death of the firstborn.
11  In that day there shall be a great lamentation in
    Jerusalem like the lamentation of Adadremmon in the plain
    of Mageddon.
12  And the land shall mourn: families and families apart: the
    families of the house of David apart, and their women
    apart:
13  The families of the house of Nathan apart, and their women
    apart: the families of the house of Levi apart, and their
    women apart: the families of Semei apart, and their women
    apart.
14  All the rest of the families, families and families apart,
    and their women apart.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 13
1   In that day there shall be a fountain open to the house of
    David, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem: for the
    washing of the sinner, and of the unclean woman.
2   And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of
    hosts, that I will destroy the names of idols out of the
    earth, and they shall be remembered no more: and I will
    take away the false prophets, and the unclean spirit out
    of the earth.
3   And it shall come to pass, that when any man shall
    prophesy any more, his father and his mother that brought
    him into the world, shall say to him: Thou shalt not live:
    because thou best spoken a lie in the name of the Lord.
    And his father, and his mother, his parents, shall thrust
    him through, when he shall prophesy.
4   And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets
    shall be confounded, every one by his own vision, when he
    shall prophesy, neither shall they be clad with a garment
    of sackcloth, to deceive :
5   But he shall say: I am no prophet, I am a husbandman: for
    Adam is my ex- ample from my youth.
6   And they shall say to him: What are these wounds in the
    midst of thy hands? And he shall say: With these I was
    wounded in the house of them that loved me.
7   Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man
    that cleaveth to me, saith the Lord of hosts: strike the
    shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will
    turn my hand to the little ones.
8   And there shall be in all the earth, saith the Lord, two
    parts in it shall be scattered, and shall perish: but the
    third part shall be left therein.
9   And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will
    refine them as silver is refined: and I will try them as
    gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will hear
    them. I will say: Thou art my people: and they shall say:
    The Lord is my God.

             The Prophecy of Zacharias, Chapter 14
1   Behold the days of the Lord shall come, and thy spoils
    shall be divided in the midst of thee.
2   And I will gather all nations to Jerusalem to battle, and
    the city shall be taken, and the houses shall be rifled,
    and the women shall be defiled: and half of the city shall
    go forth into captivity, and the rest of the people shall
    not be taken away out of the city.
3   Then the Lord shall go forth, and shall fight against
    those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4   And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of
    Olives, which is over against Jerusalem toward the east:
    and the mount of Olives shall be divided in the midst
    thereof to the east, and to the west with a very great
    opening, and half of the mountain shall be separated to
    the north, and half thereof to the south.
5   And you shall flee to the valley of those mountains, for
    the valley of the mountains shall be joined even to the
    next, and you shall flee r as you fled from the face of
    the earthquake in the days of Ozias king of Juda: and the
    Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with him.
6   And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall be
    no light, but cold and frost.
7   And there shall be one day, which is known to the Lord,
    not day nor night : and in the time of the evening there
    shall be light.
8   And it shall come to pass in that day, that living waters
    shall go out from Jerusalem: half of them to the east sea,
    and half of them to the last sea: they shall be in summer
    and in winter.
9   And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day
    there shall be one Lord, and his name shall be one.
10  And all the land shall return even to the desert, from the
    hill to Remmon to the south of Jerusalem: and she shall be
    exalted, and shall dwell in her own place, from the gate
    of Benjamin even to the place of the former gate, and even
    to the gate of the corners: and from the tower of Hananeel
    even to the king's wine- presses.
11  And people shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more
    an anathema: but Jerusalem shall sit secure.
12  And this shall be the plague where with the Lord shall
    strike all nations that have fought against Jerusalem: the
    flesh of every one shall consume away while they stand
    upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in
    their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their
    mouth.
13  In that day there shall be a great tumult from the Lord
    among them: and a man shall take the hand of his
    neighbour, and his hand shall be clasped upon his
    neighbour's hand.
14  And even Juda shall fight against Jerusalem: and the
    riches of all nations round about shall be gathered
    together, gold, and silver, and garments in great
    abundance.
15  And the destruction of the horse, and of the mule, and of
    the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts, that
    shall be in those tents, shall be like this destruction.
16  And all they that shall be left of all nations that came
    against Jerusalem, shall go up from year to year, to adore
    the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of
    tabernacles.
17  And it shall come to pass, that he that shall not go up of
    the families of the land to Jerusalem, to adore the King,
    the Lord of hosts, there shall be no rain upon them.
18  And if the family of Egypt go not up nor come: neither
    shall it be upon them, but there shall be destruction
    wherewith the Lord will strike all nations that will not
    go up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
19  This shall be the sin of Egypt, and this the sin of all
    nations, that will not go up to keep the feast of
    tabernacles.
20  In that day that which is upon the bridle of the horse
    shall be holy to the Lord: and the caldrons in the house
    of the Lord shall be as the phials before the altar.
21  And every caldron in Jerusalem and Juda shall be
    sanctified to the Lord of hosts: and all that sacrifice
    shall come, and take of them, and shall seethe in them:
    and the merchant shall be no more in the house of the Lord
    of hosts in that day. 

 

 

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