Tree of Life Version
Coming to the Mount of Olives
14 Behold, a day of Adonai is coming when your plunder will be divided in your midst. 2 I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to wage war. The city shall be captured, the houses ransacked and the women ravished. Half of the city will be exiled but the remainder of the people will not be cut off from the city. 3 Then Adonai will go forth and fight against those nations as He fights in a day of battle. 4 In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives which lies to the east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a huge valley. Half of the mountain will move toward the north and half of it toward the south. 5 Then you will flee through My mountain valley because the mountain valley will reach to Azel. Yes, you will flee like you fled from the earthquake in the days of King Uzziah of Judah. Then Adonai my God will come and all the kedoshim with Him.[a]
6 In that day there will be no light, cold or frost. 7 It will be a day known only to Adonai, neither day nor night—even in the evening time there will be light. [b] 8 Moreover, in that day living waters will flow from Jerusalem, half toward the eastern sea and half toward the western sea, both in the summer and in the winter. [c] 9 Adonai will then be King over all the earth. In that day Adonai will be Echad and His Name Echad.[d]
10 The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. Jerusalem will be raised up and occupy her place, from the Benjamin Gate to the place of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses. 11 People will dwell in her, and no longer will there be a ban of destruction—Jerusalem will live in security.
12 Now this is the plague with which Adonai will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are standing on their feet; their eyes will rot in their sockets; and their tongues will rot in their mouths. 13 It will happen in that day that a great panic from Adonai will be among them. Each person will seize the hand of his neighbor and they will attack each other. 14 Even Judah will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding peoples will be gathered together—an abundance of gold, silver and apparel. 15 A similar plague will strike the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey and all the animals in that camp.
16 Then all the survivors from all the nations that attacked Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, Adonai-Tzva’ot, and to celebrate Sukkot. 17 Furthermore, if any of the nations on earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, Adonai-Tzva’ot, they will have no rain. 18 If the Egyptians do not go up and celebrate, they will have no rain. Instead, there will be the plague that Adonai will inflict on the nations that do not go up to celebrate Sukkot. 19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate Sukkot. 20 In that day “Holy to Adonai” will be inscribed on the bells of the horses and the pots in House of Adonai will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar. 21 In fact every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be Holy to Adonai-Tzva’ot, so that everyone who comes to sacrifice will take them, and cook in them. In that day there will no longer be a Canaanite[e] in the House of Adonai-Tzva’ot.[f]
- Zechariah 14:5 cf. Matt. 16:27; 25:31; Jude 14; Rev. 19:14.
- Zechariah 14:8 cf. Rev. 21:23-25; 22:5.
- Zechariah 14:9 cf. John 7:38; Rev. 22:1-2.
- Zechariah 14:9 cf. 1 Cor. 8:4; Eph. 4:6; Rev. 11:15.
- Zechariah 14:21 Or merchant. Canaanites, especially Phoenicians were merchant traders.
- Zechariah 14:21 cf. Rom. 14:6-7; 1 Cor. 10:13.