11 As for you, because of the blood of my covenant(A) with you,
    I will free your prisoners(B) from the waterless pit.(C)
12 Return to your fortress,(D) you prisoners of hope;
    even now I announce that I will restore twice(E) as much to you.
13 I will bend Judah as I bend my bow(F)
    and fill it with Ephraim.(G)
I will rouse your sons, Zion,
    against your sons, Greece,(H)
    and make you like a warrior’s sword.(I)

The Lord Will Appear

14 Then the Lord will appear over them;(J)
    his arrow will flash like lightning.(K)
The Sovereign Lord will sound the trumpet;(L)
    he will march in the storms(M) of the south,
15     and the Lord Almighty will shield(N) them.
They will destroy
    and overcome with slingstones.(O)
They will drink and roar as with wine;(P)
    they will be full like a bowl(Q)
    used for sprinkling[a] the corners(R) of the altar.
16 The Lord their God will save his people on that day(S)
    as a shepherd saves his flock.
They will sparkle in his land
    like jewels in a crown.(T)
17 How attractive and beautiful they will be!
    Grain will make the young men thrive,
    and new wine the young women.

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  1. Zechariah 9:15 Or bowl, / like

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