13 (A)“On that day there shall be (B)a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.

Idolatry Cut Off

“And (C)on that day, declares the Lord of hosts, (D)I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that (E)they shall be remembered no more. And also (F)I will remove from the land the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness. And if anyone again prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, (G)‘You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the Lord.’ And his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies.

“On that day (H)every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies. He will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive, but he will say, (I)‘I am no prophet, I am a worker of the soil, for a man sold me in my youth.’[a] And if one asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your back?’[b] he will say, ‘The wounds I received in the house of my friends.’

The Shepherd Struck

“Awake, O sword, against (J)my shepherd,
    against the man who stands next to me,”
declares the Lord of hosts.

(K)“Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;
    I will turn my hand against the little ones.
In the whole land, declares the Lord,
    two thirds shall be cut off and perish,
    (L)and one third shall be left alive.
And (M)I will put this third into the fire,
    and refine them as one refines silver,
    and test them as gold is tested.
(N)They will call upon my name,
    and (O)I will answer them.
(P)I will say, ‘They are my people’;
    and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”

The Coming Day of the Lord

14 Behold, (Q)a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. For (R)I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and (S)the city shall be taken (T)and the houses plundered (U)and the women raped. (V)Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. (W)Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. (X)On that day his feet shall stand (Y)on (Z)the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and (AA)the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by (AB)a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from (AC)the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.[c]

(AD)On that day (AE)there shall be (AF)no light, cold, or frost.[d] (AG)And there shall be a unique[e] day, (AH)which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but (AI)at evening time there shall be light.

(AJ)On that day (AK)living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to (AL)the eastern sea[f] and half of them to (AM)the western sea.[g] (AN)It shall continue in summer as in winter.

And (AO)the Lord will be king over all the earth. (AP)On that day the Lord will be (AQ)one and (AR)his name one.

10 (AS)The whole land shall be turned into a plain from (AT)Geba to (AU)Rimmon south of Jerusalem. But (AV)Jerusalem shall remain aloft (AW)on its site from (AX)the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to (AY)the Corner Gate, and from (AZ)the Tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses. 11 And it shall be inhabited, for (BA)there shall never again be a decree of utter destruction.[h] (BB)Jerusalem shall dwell in security.

12 And this shall be (BC)the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

13 And (BD)on that day a great panic from the Lord shall fall on them, so that (BE)each will seize the hand of another, and the hand of the one will be raised against the hand of the other. 14 Even (BF)Judah will fight at Jerusalem.[i] And (BG)the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be collected, gold, silver, and garments in great abundance. 15 And (BH)a plague like this plague shall fall on the horses, the mules, the camels, the donkeys, and whatever beasts may be in those camps.

16 Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem (BI)shall go up year after year to worship (BJ)the King, the Lord of hosts, and (BK)to keep (BL)the Feast of Booths. 17 And if (BM)any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship (BN)the King, the Lord of hosts, (BO)there will be no rain on them. 18 And if the family of Egypt does not go up and present themselves, then on them there shall be no rain;[j] there shall be (BP)the plague with which the Lord afflicts the nations that do not go up (BQ)to keep the Feast of Booths. 19 This shall be the punishment to Egypt and the punishment to all the nations that do not go up (BR)to keep the Feast of Booths.

20 And (BS)on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, (BT)“Holy to the Lord.” And the pots in the house of the Lord shall be as the bowls before the altar. 21 And every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be (BU)holy to the Lord of hosts, so that all who sacrifice may come and take of them and boil the meat of the sacrifice in them. And (BV)there shall no longer be (BW)a trader[k] in the house of the Lord of hosts (BX)on that day.

Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 13:5 Or for the land has been my possession since my youth
  2. Zechariah 13:6 Or on your chest; Hebrew wounds between your hands
  3. Zechariah 14:5 Other Hebrew manuscripts you
  4. Zechariah 14:6 Compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, Targum; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
  5. Zechariah 14:7 Hebrew one
  6. Zechariah 14:8 That is, the Dead Sea
  7. Zechariah 14:8 That is, the Mediterranean Sea
  8. Zechariah 14:11 The Hebrew term rendered decree of utter destruction refers to things devoted (or set apart) to the Lord (or by the Lord) for destruction
  9. Zechariah 14:14 Or against Jerusalem
  10. Zechariah 14:18 Hebrew lacks rain
  11. Zechariah 14:21 Or Canaanite

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