|9||Revised Standard Version||Passage|
|1||An Oracle |
The word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach
|PART 2 -(Zch.9-14). Judgement on neighbouring nations. Zch.9.1-10|
|2||Hamath also, which borders thereon, |
Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.
|3||Tyre has built herself a rampart, |
and heaped up silver like dust,
and gold like the dirt of the streets.
|4||But lo, the Lord will strip her of her possessions |
and hurl her wealth into the sea,
and she shall be devoured by fire.
|5||Ash'kelon shall see it, and be afraid; |
Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish;
Ekron also, because its hopes are confounded.
The king shall perish from Gaza;
Ash'kelon shall be uninhabited;
|6||a mongrel people shall dwell in Ashdod; |
and I will make an end of the pride of Philistia.
|7||I will take away its blood from its mouth, |
and its abominations from between its teeth;
it too shall be a remnant for our God;
it shall be like a clan in Judah,
and Ekron shall be like the Jeb'usites.
|8||Then I will encamp at my house as a guard, |
so that none shall march to and fro;
no oppressor shall again overrun them,
for now I see with my own eyes.
|9||Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! |
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Lo, your king comes to you;
triumphant and victorious is he,
humble and riding on an ass,
on a colt the foal of an ass.
|The Future King Zech 9:9-10|
|10||I will cut off the chariot from E'phraim |
and the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
and he shall command peace to the nations;
his dominion shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.