Judgment on Israelís Enemies
9:1 The burden of the word of the LORD in the land
of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the
eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward
9:2 And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon,
though it be very wise.
9:3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped
up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the
9:4 Behold, the LORD will cast her out, and he will smite
her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.
9:5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see
it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation
shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and
Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
9:6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off
the pride of the Philistines.
9:7 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and
his abominations from between his teeth: but he that
remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as
a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
9:8 And I will encamp about mine house because of the army,
because of him that passeth by, and because of him that
returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any
more: for now have I seen with mine eyes.
The Coming of Zionís
9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter
of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just,
and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and
upon a colt the foal of an ass.
9:10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the
horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off:
and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion
shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to
the ends of the earth.
9:11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have
sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
9:12 Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope:
even to day do I declare that I will render double unto
9:13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with
Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O
Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
The Lord Will Appear
9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow
shall go forth as the lightning: and the LORD God shall blow
the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
9:15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall
devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink,
and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled
like bowls, and as the corners of the altar.
9:16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as
the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of
a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.
9:17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his
beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine