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Zechariah 9:9-16Common English Bible (CEB)

Joy and protection for Judah and Ephraim

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion.
        Sing aloud, Daughter Jerusalem.
Look, your king will come to you.
        He is righteous and victorious.
        He is humble and riding on an ass,
            on a colt, the offspring of a donkey.
10 He[a] will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
        and the warhorse from Jerusalem.
The bow used in battle will be cut off;
        he will speak peace to the nations.
His rule will stretch from sea to sea,
        and from the river to the ends of the earth.
11 Moreover,[b] by the blood of your covenant,
    I will release your prisoners from the waterless pit.
12 Return to the stronghold, prisoners of hope.
        Moreover, declare today that I will return double to you.
13 Indeed, I myself will bend Judah as a bow;
        I will fill it with Ephraim.
Zion, I will rouse your sons against your sons. Greece, I will make you
        like a warrior’s sword.
14 The Lord will appear above them;
        his arrow will go forth like lightning.
The Lord God will blow the horn;
        he will march forth on the stormy winds of the south.
15 The Lord of heavenly forces will protect them.
        They will devour and subdue like sling stones.[c]
        They will drink, mumbling like one having wine.
        They will be filled like a bowl, like the corners of the altar.
16 The Lord their God will deliver them on that day as the flock of his people;
        they will be the jewels in a crown dotting his land.

Footnotes:

  1. Zechariah 9:10 LXX; MT I
  2. Zechariah 9:11 Heb uncertain
  3. Zechariah 9:15 Heb uncertain
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