Jerusalem to Be Attacked

12 The [a]burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel.

Thus declares the Lord who (A)stretches out the heavens, (B)lays the foundation of the earth, and (C)forms the spirit of man within him, “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a (D)cup [b]that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against (E)Judah. It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy (F)stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be (G)severely [c]injured. And all the (H)nations of the earth will be gathered against it.

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  1. Zechariah 12:1 Or oracle
  2. Zechariah 12:2 Lit of reeling
  3. Zechariah 12:3 Lit scratched