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Zechariah 14:1-11Common English Bible (CEB)

The day of the Lord

14 A day is coming that belongs to the Lord,
        when that which has been plundered from you will be divided among you.
I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for the battle,
        the city will be captured,
        the houses will be plundered,
        and the women will be raped.
Half of the city will go forth into exile,
        but what is left of the people won’t be eliminated from the city.
The Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle.
On that day he will stand upon the Mount of Olives, to the east of Jerusalem.
        The Mount of Olives will be split in half by a very large valley running from east to west.
        Half of the mountain will move north,
            and the other half will move south.
You will flee through the valley of my mountain,
        because the valley of the mountains will reach to Azal.
You will flee just as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Judah’s King Uzziah.
        The Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.[a]
On that day, there will be no light.
        Splendid things will disappear.[b]
On one day known to the Lord, there will be neither day nor night,
        but at evening time there will be light.
    On that day, running water will flow out from Jerusalem,
        half of it to the Dead Sea[c]
        and half of it to the Mediterranean;[d]
        this will happen during the summer and the fall.
The Lord will become king over all the land.
        On that day the Lord will be one,
            and the Lord’s name will be one.
10 The entire land will become like the desert[e]
    from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem will be high up and firmly in place
        from the Benjamin Gate to the place of the former gate,
    to the Corner Gate, and from the Hananel Tower to the king’s wine vats.
11 People will dwell in it;
            it will never again be destroyed.
        Jerusalem will dwell securely.

Footnotes:

  1. Zechariah 14:5 Or you
  2. Zechariah 14:6 Heb uncertain
  3. Zechariah 14:8 Or eastern sea
  4. Zechariah 14:8 Or western sea
  5. Zechariah 14:10 Heb Arabah
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