New American Standard Bible
9 And on that day I will (A)seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 “And I will (B)pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem [a]the Spirit of grace and of pleading, so that they will look at Me whom they (C)pierced; and they will mourn for Him, like one (D)mourning for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn. 11 On that day the (E)mourning in Jerusalem will be great, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the [b]plain of [c]Megiddo. 12 The land will mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves; 13 the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves; 14 all the families that are left, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.
False Prophets Ashamed
2 “And it will come about on that day,” declares the Lord of armies, “that I will (I)eliminate the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered; and I will also remove the (J)prophets and the (K)unclean spirit from the land. 3 And if anyone still (L)prophesies, then his father and mother who gave birth to him will say to him, ‘You shall (M)not live, because you have spoken (N)falsely in the name of the Lord’; and his (O)father and mother who gave birth to him shall pierce him through when he prophesies. 4 Also it will come about on that day that the prophets will each be (P)ashamed of his vision when he prophesies, and they will not put on a (Q)hairy robe in order to deceive; 5 but he will say, ‘I am (R)not a prophet; I am a cultivator of the ground, because a man [d]sold me as a slave in my youth.’ 6 And someone will say to him, ‘What are these wounds (S)between your [e]arms?’ Then he will say, ‘Those with which I was wounded at the house of [f]my friends.’
7 “Awake, (T)sword, against My (U)Shepherd,
And against the Man, My (V)Associate,”
Declares the Lord of armies.
“(W)Strike the Shepherd and the sheep will be scattered;
And I will (X)turn My hand [g]against the little ones.
8 And it will come about in all the land,”
Declares the Lord,
“That (Y)two parts in it will be cut off and perish;
But the third will be left in it.
9 And I will bring the third part through the (Z)fire,
Refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will (AA)call on My name,
And I will (AB)answer them;
I will say, ‘They are (AC)My people,’
And they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
God Will Battle Jerusalem’s Enemies
14 Behold, a (AD)day is coming for the Lord when (AE)the spoils taken from you will be divided among you. 2 For I will (AF)gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be taken, the (AG)houses plundered, the women raped, and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be eliminated from the city. 3 Then the Lord will go forth and (AH)fight against those nations, as [h]when He fights on a day of battle. 4 On that day His feet will (AI)stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be (AJ)split [i]in its middle from east to west forming a very large valley. Half of the mountain will move toward the north, and the other half toward the south. 5 And 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 from the (AK)earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. (AL)Then the Lord, my God, will come, and all the holy ones with [j]Him!
6 On that day there will be (AM)no light; the [k]luminaries will die out. 7 For it will be (AN)a unique day which is (AO)known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but it will come about that at the (AP)time of evening there will be light.
8 And on that day (AQ)living 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
- Zechariah 12:10 Or a spirit
- Zechariah 12:11 I.e., broad valley
- Zechariah 12:11 Heb Megiddon
- Zechariah 13:5 Lit caused another to buy me
- Zechariah 13:6 Lit hands
- Zechariah 13:6 Lit those who love me
- Zechariah 13:7 Or upon
- Zechariah 14:3 Lit a day of His fighting
- Zechariah 14:4 Lit from
- Zechariah 14:5 As in many mss and ancient versions; MT You
- Zechariah 14:6 Lit glorious ones will congeal
New American Standard Bible
The Ancient of Days Reigns
9 “I kept looking
Until (A)thrones were set up,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat;
His (B)garment was white as snow,
And the (C)hair of His head like pure wool.
His (D)throne was [a]ablaze with flames,
Its (E)wheels were a burning fire.
10 A river of (F)fire was flowing
And coming out from before Him;
(G)Thousands upon thousands were serving Him,
And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him;
The (H)court [b]convened,
And (I)the books were opened.
11 Then I kept looking because of the sound of the [c]boastful words which the horn was speaking; I kept looking until the beast was killed, and its body was destroyed and given to the (J)burning [d]fire. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time.
The Son of Man Presented
13 “I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a son of man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him.
14 And to Him was given (K)dominion,
Honor, and [e](L)a kingdom,
(M)So that all the peoples, nations, and populations of all [f]languages
Might serve Him.
(N)His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
(O)And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.