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The Book of the Prophet Zachary
(Zechariah)

“Jehovah remembers”

 

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Chapter 1

      In the eighth month of the second year of king Darius, came the word of the Lord unto Zachary the son of Barachias, the son of Addo, the Prophet, saying: the Lord hath been sore displeased at your forefathers. And say thou unto them: thus saith the Lord of hosts. Turn you unto me ( saith the Lord of hosts ) and I will turn me unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. Be not ye like your forefathers, unto whom the Prophets cried afore time, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn you from your evil ways, and from your wicked imaginations. But they would not hear, nor regard me, saith the Lord. What is now become of your forefathers and the prophets? are they yet still alive? But did not my words and my statutes ( which I commanded by my servants the Prophets ) touch your forefathers? Upon this, they gave answer and said: like as the Lord of hosts devised to do unto us, according to our ways and imaginations, even so hath he dealt with us.
      Upon the twenty forth day of the eleventh month which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord unto Zachary the son of Barachias, the son of Addo the Prophet, saying: I saw by night, and lo, there sat one upon a red horse, and stood still among the Myrtle trees, that were beneath upon the ground: and behind him were there red, speckled and white horses. Then said I: O my Lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me, said unto me : I will show thee what these be. And the man that stood among the Myrtle trees, answered and said: These are they, whom the Lord hath sent to go through the world. And they answered the angel of the Lord, that stood among the myrtle trees, and said: We have gone through the world: and behold all the world dwell at the east, and are careless.
      Then the Lords angel gave answer, and said: O' Lord of hosts, how long wilt thou be unmerciful to Jerusalem and to the cities of Juda, with whom thou hast been displeased now these seventy years. So the Lord gave a loving and comfortable answer unto the angel that talked with me. And the angel that communed with me, said unto me: Cry thou, and speak: Thus sayeth the Lord of hosts: I am exceedingly jealous over Jerusalem and Sion, and sore displeased at the careless Heathen: for where I was but a little angry, they did their best that I might destroy them. Therefore thus sayeth the Lord: I will turn me again in mercy toward Jerusalem, so that my house shall be build in it, sayeth the Lord of hosts: yee and the plummet shall be laid abroad in Jerusalem, sayeth the Lord of hosts.
      Cry also, and speak: thus sayeth the Lord of hosts: My cities shall be in good prosperity again, the Lord shall yet comfort Sion, and choose Jerusalem. Then lift I mine eyes and saw, and behold, four horns. And I said unto the angel, that talketh with me: What be these: he answered me : These are the horses, which have scattered Juda, Israel, and Jerusalem abroad. And the Lord showed me four carpenters. Then said I: what will these do? He answered, and said: Those are the horns, which have so strewed Juda abroad, that no man durst lift up his head: But these are come to *fraye them away, and to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lift up their horn over the land of Juda, to scatter it abroad.

 

*fraye= alarm, wear down, to frighten.

 

 

 

Chapter 2

      I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand. Then said I: Whither goest thou? And he said unto me: To measure Jerusalem, that I may see how long and how broad it is. And, behold, the angel that talked with me, went his way forth. Then went out another angel to meet him, and said unto him: Run, speak to this young man, and say: Jerusalem shall be inhabited without any wall, for the very multitude of people and cattle, that shall be therein: Yee I, myself ( saith the Lord ) will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be honored in her.
      O get ye forth, O flee from the land of the north, saith the Lord, ye whom I have scattered in to the *four winds under heaven, saith the Lord. Save thy self, O Sion, thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. for thus saith the Lord of hosts: With a glorious power hath he sent me out to the Heathen, which spoiled you: for who so toucheth you, shall touche the apple of his own eye. Behold, I will lift up mine hand over them: so that they shall be spoiled of those, which afore served them: and ye shall know, that the Lord of hosts hath sent me.
      Be glad, and rejoice, O *daughter of Sion: for, lo, I am come to dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord. At the same time there shall many Heathen cleave to the Lord, and shall be my people. Thus will I dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know, that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee. The Lord shall have Judah in his possession for his part in the holy ground, and shall choose Jerusalem yet again. Let all flesh be still before the Lord, for he is risen out of his holy place.

 

*By the four winds, understand the whole world, as in Math 24 MN
*daughter of Sion= for all the people, as in the Psalms 90 MN

 

 

 

Chapter 3

      And he showed me Jesua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan stood at his right hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan: The Lord reprove thee ( thou Satan ) yee the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem, reprove thee. Is not this a brand taken out of the fire? Now Jesua was clothed in unclean raiment, and stood before the angel: Which answered and said unto those, that stood before him: take away the foul clothes from him. And unto him he said: Behold, I have taken away thy sin from thee, and will deck thee with change of raiment. He said more over: set a fair mitre upon his head, So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and put clothes upon him, and the angel of the Lord stood there. Then angel of the Lord testified unto Jesua, and spoke, thus saith the Lord of hosts: If thou wilt walk in my ways, and keep my watch: thou shalt rule my house, and keep my courts, and I will give thee place among these that stand here. Hear O Jesua thou high priest, thou and thy friends that dwell before thee, for they are wondrous people. Behold, I will bring forth the branch of my servant: for lo, the stone that I have laid before Jesua: upon one stone shall be seven eyes. Behold, I will hew him out ( saith the Lord of hosts ) and take away the sin of that land in one day. Then shall every man call for his neighbor, under the vine and under the fig tree, saith the Lord of hosts.

 

 

 

Chapter 4

      And the angel that talked with me, came again, and waked me up, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, and said unto me: What seest thou? And I said: I have looked, and behold: a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon it, and his seven lamps therein, and upon every lamp seven stalks. And two olive trees thereby, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side. So I answered, and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying: O my Lord what are these? The angel that talked with me answered and said unto me: knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my Lord. He answered, and said unto me: This is the word of the Lord unto *Zorobabel, saying: Neither through an host of men, nor through strength, but through my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. What art thou, thou great mountain, before Zorobabel? thou must be made even. And he shall bring up the first stone so that men shall cry unto him: good luck, good luck.
      Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: The hands of Zorobabel have laid the foundation of this house, his hands shall also finish it: that ye may know how that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you. For he that hath been despised a *little season, shall rejoice, when he seeth the tin weight in Zorobabels hand. The seven eyes are the Lords, which go through the whole world. Then answered I, and said unto him: What are these two olive trees upon the right and left side of the candlestick? I spake moreover, and said unto him: what be these two olive branches ( which through the two golden pipes ) empty themselves into the gold? He answered me, and said: knowest thou not, what these be? And I said no, my Lord. Then said he: These are the two olive branches, that stand before the ruler of the whole earth.

 

*Zorobabel = Heb; "sown in Babylon" *See Revelation "a little season"RN

 

 

 

Chapter 5

      So I turned me, lifting up mine eyes, and looked, and behold, a flying book. And he said unto me: what seest thou? I answered: I see a flying book of twenty cubits long, and ten cubits broad. Then said he unto me: This is the curse, that goeth forth over the whole earth: for all thieves shall be judged after this book, and all swearers shall be judged according to the same, I will bring it forth ( saith the Lord of hosts ) so that it shall come to the house of the thief, and to the house of him, that falsely sweareth by my name: and shall remain in his house, and shall consume it, with the timber and stones thereof. Then the angel that talked with me, went forth, and said unto me: lift up thine eyes and see what this is that goeth forth. And I said: what is it? He answered: this is a measure going out. He said moreover: Even thus are they ( that dwell upon the whole earth ) to look upon. And behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and lo, a woman sat in the midst of the measure. And he said: This is ungodliness. So he cast her into the midst of the measure, and threw the lump of lead up in to an whole.
      Then lift up I mine eyes, and looked: and behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings ( for they had wings like the wings of a stork ) and they lifted up the measure between the earth and the heaven. Then spake I to the angel that talked with me: whither will these bare the measure? And he said unto me: in to the land of Sinear, to build them an house: which when it is prepared, the measure shall be set there in his place.

 

 

 

Chapter 6

      Moreover I turned me, lifting up mine eyes, and looked: and behold, there came four chariots out from between two hills, which hills were of brass: In the first chariot were red horse, in the second chariot were black horse, in the third chariot were white horse, in the fourth chariot were horses of diverse color and strong. Then spake I and said unto the angel that talked with me: O' Lord, what are these: The angel answered, and said unto me: These are the four winds of heaven, which be come forth to stand before the ruler of all the earth. That with the black horse *wite in to the land of the north, and the white horse followed them, and the speckled horses went forth toward the south. These horses were very strong, and went out: and sought to go and take their journey over the whole earth. And he said: get you hence, and go through the world. So they went throughout the world. Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying , behold, these that go toward the north, shall still my wrath in the north country.
      And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: Take of the prisoners that are come from Babylon: namely, Heldai, Tobiah and Jdaia: and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Sophony. Then take gold and silver and make crowns thereof, and set them upon the head of Jesua the son of Josedeh, the high priest, And speak unto him: Thus sayeth the Lord of hosts: Behold the man whose name is the branch: and he that will spring up after him, shall build up the temple of the Lord. Yee even he shall build up the temple of the Lord. He shall bear the praise, he shall sit upon the Lords throne, and have the dominion.
      A priest shall he be also upon his throne, and a peaceable counsel shall be between them both. And the crowns shall be in the temple of the Lord, for a remembrance unto Helem, Tobiah and Jdaia and Hen the son of Sophony. And such as be far off, shall come and build the temple of the Lord, that ye may know, how that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will harken diligently unto the voice of the Lord your God.


*wite=Blame fault

 

 

 

Chapter 7

      It happened also in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the Lord came unto Zachary in the fourth day of the ninth month, which is called Chisleu: what time as Sarasar and Rogomelech and the men that were with them, sent unto Bethel for to pray before the Lord: and to speak unto the priests, which were in the house of the Lord of hosts, and to the prophets: Should I weep in the fifth month, and abstain, as I have done now in certain years? Then came the word of the Lord of hosts unto me, saying: Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests , and say: when ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month ( now this seventy years ) did ye fast unto me? When ye ate and also drunk, did ye not eat and drink for your own selves? Are not these the words, which the Lord spake by his prophets afore time, when Jerusalem was yet inhabited and wealthy, she and the cities around her: when there dwelt men, both toward the south and in the plain countries?
      And the word of the Lord came unto Zachary, saying: Thus sayeth the Lord of hosts: Execute true judgment, and show mercy and loving kindness, every man to his brother. Do the widow, the fatherless, the stranger, and poor no wrong: and let no man imagine evil against his brother in his heart. Nevertheless they would not take heed, but turned their backs, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear: yee they made their hearts as an Adamant stone lest they should hear the law and words, which the Lord of hosts sent in his holy spirit by the prophets afore time.
      Wherefore the Lord of hosts was very wroth at them. And thus is it come to pass, that like as he spake and they would not hear: even so they cried, and I would not hear ( sayeth the Lord of hosts ) but scattered them among all Gentiles, whom they knew not. Thus the land was made so desolate, that there traveled no man in it neither to, nor for, for that pleasant land was utterly layed waste.

 

 

 

Chapter 8

      So the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I was in a great jealousy for Sion, yee I have been very jealous over her in great displeasure thus saith the Lord of hosts: I will turn me again unto Sion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: so that Jerusalem shall be called a faithful and true city, the hill of the Lord of hosts, yee an holy hill.
      Thus saith the Lord of hosts: There shall yet old men and women dwell again in the streets of Jerusalem: yee and such as go with staffs in their hands for very age. The streets of the city also shall be full of young boys and damsels, playing upon the streets.
      Thus saith the Lord of hosts: If the residue of this people think it to be impossible in these days, should it therefore be impossible in my sight, saith the Lord of hosts? Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Behold, I will deliver my people from the land of the east and the west, and will bring them again: that they may dwell at Jerusalem. They shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and righteousness. Thus saith the Lord of hosts: let your hands be strong, ye that now hear these words by the mouth of the prophets which be in these days that the foundation is layed upon the Lord of hosts house, that the temple may be built. For why? before these days, neither men nor cattle could win anything, neither might any man come in or out in rest, for trouble: but I let every man go against his neighbor.
      Nevertheless I will now entreat the residue of this people no more as a fore time, saith the Lord of hosts, but they shall be a seed of peace. The vineyard shall give her fruit, the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew: and I shall cause the remnant of this people, to have all these in possession. And it shall come to pass, that like as ye were a curse among the Heathen ( O house of Juda and ye house of Israel ) Even so will I deliver you, that ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.
      For thus saith the Lord of hosts: Like as I devised to punish you, what time as your fathers provoked me unto wrath, saith the Lord of hosts, and spared not. Even so am I determined now in these days, for to do well unto the house of Juda and Jerusalem therefore fear not. Now the things that I shall do, are these: Speak every man the truth unto his neighbor, execute judgment truly, and peaceably within your ports, none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbor, and love no false oaths: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord. And the word of the Lord of hosts came unto me, saying: thus saith the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth month, the fast of the fifth, the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be joy and gladness, and prosperous high feasts unto the house of Juda: Only love the truth and peace.
      Thus sayeth the Lord of hosts: There shall yet come people, and the inhabitors of many cities: and they that dwell in one city, shall go to another, saying:
      Up, let us go, and pray before the Lord, let us seek the Lord of hosts, I will go with you: yee much people and mighty Heathen shall come and seek the Lord of hosts at Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts: In that time shall ten men ( out of all manner of languages of the Gentiles ) take one Jew by the hem of his garment, and say: we will go with you, for we have heard that God is among you.

 

 

 

Chapter 9

      The word of the Lord shall be received in Adrach, and Damascus shall be his offering: for the eyes of all men and of the tribes of Israel shall look up unto the Lord. The borders of Hemath shall be hard thereby, Tyrus also and Sidon, for they are very wise. Tyrus shall make herself strong, and heap up silver as the sand, and gold as the clay of the streets. Behold, the Lord shall take her in, and have her in possession: he shall smite down her power in to the sea, and she shall be consumed with fire. This shall Ascalor see, and be afraid. Gaza shall be very sorry, so shall Accaron also, because her hope is come of confusion. For the king of Gaza shall perish, and at Ascalon shall no man dwell.
      Strangers shall dwell at Asdod, and as for the pride of the Philistines, I shall root it out. Their blood will I take away from their mouth, and their abominations from among their teeth, Thus they shall be left for our God, yee they shall be as a prince of Juda, and Accaron like as Jebusy. And so will I compass my house round about with my men of war going to and fro: that no oppressor come upon them any more. For that have I seen now with mine eyes.
      Rejoice thou greatly, O daughter Sion be glad, O daughter Jerusalem. For low, thy king cometh unto thee, even the righteous and Savior: Lowly and simple is he, he rideth upon an ass, and upon the foal of an ass I will root out the chariots from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem, the battle bows shall be destroyed. He shall give the doctrine of peace unto the Heathen, and his dominion shall be from the one sea to the other, and from the floods to the ends of the world.
      Thou also through the blood of thy covenant: shalt let thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water. Turn you now to the strong hold, ye that be in prison, and long for to be delivered: And this day I bring the word, That I will reward thee double again. For Juda have I bent out as a bow for me and Ephraim have I filled. Thy sons (O Sion ) will I raise up against the Greeks, and make thee as a giants sword: the Lord God shall be seen above them, and his darts shall go forth as lightning. The Lord God shall blow the trumpet, and shall come forth as a storm out of the south.
      The Lord of hosts shall defend them, they shall consume and devour, and subdue them with flying stones. They shall drink and rage, as it were through wine. They shall be filled like the basins, and as the horns of the alter. The Lord their God shall deliver them in that day, as the flock of his people: for the stones of his Sanctuary shall be set up in his land. O how prosperous and goodly a thing shall that be: The corn shall make the young men cheerful, and the new wine the maidens.

 

 

 

Chapter 10

      Pray the Lord then by times to give you the *latter rain so shall the Lord make clouds, and give you rain enough for all the increase of the field: For vain is the answer of Idols. The soothsayers selves, and tell but vain dreams: that comfort that they give, is nothing worth. Therefore go they astray like a flock of sheep, and are troubled, because they have no shepherd. My wrothful displeasure is moved at the shepherds, and I will visit the goats. For the Lord of hosts will graciously visit his flock, the house of Juda, and hold them as a goodly fair horse in the battle. Out of Juda shall come the helmet, the nail, the battle bow, and all the princes together. They shall be as the giants, which in the battle tread down the mire upon the streets. They shall fight, for the Lord shall be with them, so that the horse men shall be confounded.
      I will comfort the house of Juda, and preserve the house of Joseph. I will turn them also, for I pity them,: and they shall be like as they were, when I had not cast them off. For I the Lord am their God, and will hear them. Ephraim shall be as a giant, and their heart shall be cheerful as through wine: yee their children shall see it, and be glad, and their heart shall rejoice in the Lord. I will blow for them and gather them together, for I will redeem them. They shall increase, as they increased a fore. I will sow them among the people, that they may think upon me in far countries: they shall live with their children, and turn again. I will bring them again also from the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assiria. I will carry them into the land of Galaad and to Libanus and they shall want for nothing. He shall go upon the sea of trouble, and smite the sea waves: so that all the deep floods shall be dried up. The proud boosting of Assur shall be cast down, and the scepter of Egypt shall be taken away. I will comfort them in the Lord, that they may walk in his name, sayeth the Lord.

 

*latter rain : For vain is the answer of Idols. RN

 

 

 

Chapter 11

      Open thy doors, O Libanus, that the fire may consume thy cedar trees. Howl ye Fir trees, for the cedar is fallen, yee all the proud are wasted away. Howl ( O ye oak trees of Baasan ) for the mighty strong wood is cut down. Men may hear the shepherds mourn, for their glory is destroyed. Men may hear the lions whelps roar for the pride of Jordane is wasted away.
      Thus sayeth the Lord my God: feed the sheep of the slaughter, which shall be slain of those that possess them: yet they take it for no sin, but they that fell them, say: The Lord be thanked, I am rich: yee their own shepherds spare them not. Therefore will I no more spare those that dwell in the land ( sayeth the Lord ) but, lo I will deliver the people, every man into his neighbors hand, and in to the hand of his king: that they may smite the land, and out of their hands will not I deliver them.
      I my self feed the slaughter sheep ( and poor flock verily ) and took unto me two staffs: the one I called loving meekness, the other I called woe, and so I kept the sheep. Three shepherds destroyed I in one month, for I might not away with them, neither had they any delight in me. Then said I: I will feed you no more, the thing that dieth, let it die: and that will perish, let it perish, and let the remnant eat, every one the flesh of his neighbor. I took also my loving meek staff, and break it, that I might disannul the covenant, which I made with all people. And so it was broken in that day.
      Then the poor simple sheep that had a respect unto me, knew thereby , that it was the word of the Lord. And I said unto them: if ye think it good, bring hither my price, : if no, then leave. So they weighed down thirty silver pens, the value that I was prized at. And the Lord said unto me: cast it unto the potter ( a good price for me to be valued at of them ) and I took the thirty silver pens, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord. Then break I my other staff also ( namely woe ) that I might loose the brotherhead between Juda and Israel. And the Lord said unto me: Take to thee also the staff of a foolish shepherd: for lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which will not seek after the things that be lost, nor care for such as go astray: he shall not heal the wounded, he shall not nourish the thing that is whole: but he shall eat the flesh of such as be fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
      O Idols shepherd, that leaveth the flock. The sword shall come upon his arm and upon his right eye. His arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye will be sore blinded.

 

 

 

Chapter 12

      The heavy burden which the Lord hath devised for Israel. Thus sayeth the Lord, which spread the heavens abroad, layed the foundation of the earth, and giveth man the breath of life: Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of *surfet, unto all the people round about her: Yee Juda himself also shall be in the siege against Jerusalem. At the same time I will make Jerusalem an heavy stone for all people, so that all such as lift it up, shall be torn and rent, and all the people of the earth shall be gathered together against it.      
      In that day, saith the Lord, I will make all horses abashed, and those that ride upon them, to be out of their wits. I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and smite all the horses of the people with blindness. And the princes of Judah shall say in their hearts: The inhabitors of Jerusalem shall give me consolation in the Lord of hosts their God. In that time will I make the princes of Judah like an hot burning oven with wood, and like a cresset of fire among the straw: so that they shall consume all the people round about them, both upon the right hand and the left. Jerusalem shall also be inhabited again: namely, in the same place where Jerusalem standeth.
      The Lord shall also preserve the tents of Judah, like as afore time: so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the citizens of Jerusalem, shall be but little regarded, in comparison of the glory of Juda. In that day shall the Lord defend the citizens of Jerusalem: so that the weakest among them shall be as David: and the house of David shall be as Gods house, and as the Angel of the Lord before them.
      At the same time will I go about to destroy all such people as come against Jerusalem. Moreover, upon the house of David and upon the citizens of Jerusalem, will I pour out the spirit of grace and prayer, so that they shall look upon me, whom they have pierced: and they shall beweep him, as men mourn for their only begotten son: yee and be sorry for him, as men are sorry for their first child.
      Then shall there be a great mourning at Jerusalem, like as the lamentation at Adremnon in the field of Maggadon. And the land shall bewail every kindred by themselves: the kindred of the house of David themselves alone, and their wives by themselves: The kindred of the house of Levi themselves alone, and their wives by themselves: The kindred of the house of Semei themselves alone, and their wives by themselves: In like manner, all the other generations, everyone by themselves alone, and there wives by themselves.

 

* surfet; to feed or supply to excess, disgust satiety

 

 

 

Chapter 13

      In that time shall the house of David and the citizens of Jerusalem have an open well, to wash of sin and uncleanness. And then ( sayeth the Lord of hosts ) I will destroy the names of Idols out of the land: so that they shall no more be put to remembrance.
      As for the false prophets also and the unclean spirit, I shall take them out of the land: So that if any of them prophecy any more, his own father and mother that begat him, shall wound him, when he prophesieth. And then shall those prophecies be confounded, everyone of his vision when he prophesieth: neither shall they wear sack cloths any more, to deceive men withal. But he shall be faine to say: I am no Prophet: I am but an husband man, for so I am taught by Adam from my youth up. And if it be said unto him: how came these wounds then in thine hands? He shall answer: Thus am I wounded in the house of mine own friends.
      Arise, O thou sword, upon my shepherd, and upon the Prince of my people, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered abroad, and so will I turn mine hand to the little ones. And it shall come to pass (saith the Lord) that in all the land two parts shall be rooted out, but the third part shall remain therein. And the same third part will I bring through the fire, and will cleanse them, as the silver is cleansed: yee and try them like as gold is tried. Then shall they call upon my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people. And they shall say, Lord, my God.

 

 

 

Chapter 14

      Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, that thou shalt be spoiled and robbed: For I will gather together all the Heathen, to fight against Jerusalem: so that the city shall be won, the houses spoiled, and the women defiled. The half of the city shall go away into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be carried out of the city. After that shall the Lord go forth, to fight against those Heathen, as men used to fight in the day of battle. Then shall his feet shall stand upon the mount olivete, that layeth upon the east side of Jerusalem. And the mount olivete shall cleave in two, eastward and westward, so that there shall be a great valley: and the half mount shall remove toward the north, and the other toward the south. And ye shall flee into the valley of my hills, for the valley of the hills shall reach unto Asia. Yee flee shall ye, like as ye fled for the earthquake in the days of Osiah king of Juda. And the Lord my God shall come, and all saints with him. In that day it shall not be light, but cold and frost. This shall be that special day which is known unto the Lord: neither day nor night, but about the evening time it shall be light. In that time shall there *waters of life run out from Jerusalem: the half part of them* toward the east sea, and the other half toward the uttermost sea, and shall continue both summer and winter. And the Lord himself shall be king over all the earth.
      At the time shall there be one Lord only, and his name shall be but one. Men shall go about the whole earth, as upon a field: from Gibea to Remmon, and from the south to Jerusalem. She shall be set up, and inhabited in her place: from Ben Jamins port, unto the place of the first port, and unto the corner port: and from the tower of Dananeel, unto the kings wine presses. There shall men dwell, and there shall be no more cursing, but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. This shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite all the people, that have fought against Jerusalem: Namely, their flesh shall consume away, though they shad upon their feet: their eyes shall be corrupt in their holes, and their tongue shall consume in their mouth.
      In that day shall the Lord make a great sedition among them, so that one man shall take another by the hand, and lay his hands upon the hands of his neighbor. Juda shall fight also against Jerusalem, and the goods of all the Heathen shall be gathered together round about: gold and silver and a very great multitude of clothes. And so shall this plague go over horses, mules, camels, asses, and all the beasts that shall be in the host, like as yonder plague was. Every one that remaineth then of all the people, which came against Jerusalem, shall go up yearly, to worship the king ( even the Lord of hosts ) and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And look what generation upon the earth goeth not up to Jerusalem, for to worship the king ( even the Lord of hosts ) upon the same shall come no rain. If the kindred of Egypt go not up, and come not, it shall not rain upon them neither.
      This shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all Heathen, that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles: yee this shall be the sin plague of Egypt and the sin plague of all people, that go not up to keep the feast of the tabernacles.
      At that time shall the riding gear of the horses be holy unto the Lord, and the kettles in the Lords house shall be like the basins before the altar: yee all the kettles in Jerusalem and Juda, shall be holy unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that slay offerings, shall come take of them, and *dight them therein. And at that time there shall be no more Cananities in the house of the Lord.            

 

*waters= that is the understanding of the word of God. MN *dight= boil

 

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