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ZECHARIAH The vision of the chariots. rubbabel with those seven ; they are the 1 shall be established, and set there upon eyes of the LORD, which run to and froher own base. through the whole earth.

CHAP, VỊ. 11 Then answered I,' and said unto 1 The vision of the four chariots. 9 By the him, What are these two olive-trees upon crowns of Joshua, are shewed the temthe right side of the candlestick and upon pile and kingdom of Christ the Branch. the left side thereof?

A 12 And I answered again, and said unto eyes, and looked, and behold, there him, What be these two olive branches came four chariots cut from between which through the two golden pipes emp- two mountains; and the mountains were ty the golden oil out of themselves ? mountains of brass.

13 And he answered me and said, 2 In the first chariot were red horses; Knowest thou not what these be? And I and in the second chariot black horses; said, No, my lord.

3 And in the third chariot white hors14 Then said he, These are the two es ; and in the fourth chariot grisled and anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of bay horses. the whole earth.

4 Then I answered and said unto the CHAP. V,

angel that talked with me, What are 1 By the flying roll, is shewed the curse these, my lord ? . of thieves and swearers. 5 Babylon's 5 And the angel answered and said ruin.

unto me, These are the four spirits of the TH 'HEN I turned, and lifted up mine heavens, which go forth from standing

eyes, and looked, and behold a fly. before the Lord of all the earth. ing roll.

6 The black horses which are therein 2 And he said unto me, What seest go forth into the north country; and the thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; || white go forth after them; and the grisled the length thereof is twenty cubits, and go forth toward the south country. the breadth thereof ten cubits.

7 And the bay went forth, and sought 3 Then said he unto me, This is the to go that they might walk to and fro curse that goeth forth over the face of the through the earth : and he said, Get ye whole earth : for every one that stealeth hence, walk to and fro through the earth. shall be cut off as on this side according So they walked to and fro through the to it ; and every one that sweareth shall earth. be cut off as on that side according to it. 8 Then cried he upon me, and spake

4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD unto me, saying, Behold, these that go of hosts, and it shall enter into the house toward the north country have quieted of the thief, and into the house of him my spirit in the north country. that sweareth falsely by my name : and it 9 | And the word of the LORD came shall remain in the midst of his house, | unto me, saying, and shall consume it with the timber 10 Take of ihem of the captivity, even thereof and the stones thereof.

of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, 5 Then the angel that talked with which are come from Babylon, and come me went forth, and said unto me, Lift thou the same day, and go into the house up now thine eyes, and see what is this of Josiah the son of Zephaniah ; that goeth forth

11 Then take silver and gold, and 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, make crowns, and set them upon the This is an ephah that goeth forth. He head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the said moreover, This is their resemblance | high priest; through all the earth.

12 And speak unto bim, saying, Thus 7 And behold, there was lifted up a speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Betalent of lead; and this is a woman that hold the man whose name is The sitteth in the midst of the ephah. BRANCH ; and he shall grow up out of

8 And he said, This is wickedness. his place, and he shall build the temple And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; of the LORD: and he cast the weight of lead upon the 13 Even he shall build the temple of mouth thereof.

the LORD ; and he shall bear the glory, 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and look and shall sit and rule upon his throne : ed, and behold, there came out two wom- | and he shall priest upon his throne : en, and the wind was in their wings ; for | and the com u peace shall be between they had wings like the wings of a stork: them both and they lifted up the epbah between the 14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, earth and the heaven.

and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to 10 Then said I to the angel that talked Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a meno with me, Whither dothese bear the ephah? | rial in the temple of the LORD.

11 And he said unto me, To build it 15 And they that are far off shall come an house in the land of Shinar : and it land build in the temple of the LORD, and

Cause of the captivity. CHAP. VII, VIII.

Jerusalem's restoration. 1729 ye shall know that the LORD of hosts liath

CHAP. VIII. sent me unto you. And this shall come 1 Jerusalem's restoration. 9 Are encour-to pass, if ye will diligently obey the aged to build the temple by God's favour. voice of the Lord your God.

A Game the word of the Lord of hosts CHAP. VII. 1 The captives inquire of fasting. 4 Zech- 2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; I was

ariah reproveth their hypocritical fast- jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and

ing: 8 Sin the cause of their captivity. I was jealous for her with great fury. AND it came to pass in the fourth year

3 Thus saith the Lord; I am returned of king Darius, that the word of the unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called day of the ninth month, even in Chis- a city of truth ; and the mountain of the leu;

Lord of hosts the holy mountain. 2 When they had sent unto the house 4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; There of God Sherezer and Regem-melech, and shall yet old men and old women dwell their men, to pray before the Lord, in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man

3 And to speak unto the priests which with his staff in his hand for very age. were in the house of the Lord of hosts, 5 And the streets of the city shall be and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep full of boys and girls playing in the streets in the fifth month, separating myself, as thereof. I have done these so many years?

6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; If it 4 | Then came the word of the LORD be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of hosts unto me, saying,

of this people in these days, should it also 5 Speak unto all the people of the land, be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted || Lord of hosts. and mourned in the fifth and seventh 7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Beinonth, even those seventy years, did ye | hold, I will save my people from the east at all fast unto me, even to me?

country, and from the west country; . 6 And when ye did eat, and when ye 8 And I will bring them, and they shall did drink, did not ye eat for yourselves, | dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they and drink for yourselves?

shall be my people, and I will be their 7_Should ye not hear the words which God, in truth and in righteousness. the LORD hath cried by the former proph- 9 1 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let ets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in your hands be strong, ye that hear in these prosperity, and the cities thereof round | days these words by the mouth of the prophabout her, when men inhabited the south | ets, which were in the day that the founand the plain?

dation of the house of the LORD of hosts 8 | And the word of the LORD came was laid, that the temple might be built. unto Zechariah, saying,

10 For before these days there was no 9 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, | hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neisaying, Execute true judgment, and shew ther was there any peace to him that mercy and compassions every man to his went out or came in because of the afbrother:

fliction : for I set all men every one a10 And oppress not the widow, nor the gainst his neighbour. fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and 11 But now I will not be unto the resilet none of you imagine evil against his || due of this people as in the former days, brother in your heart.

saith the LORD of hosts. 11 But they refused to hearken, and 12 For the seed shall be prosperous; pulled away the shoulder, and stopped the vine shall give her fruit, and the their ears, that they should not hear, ground shall give her increase, and the

12 Yea, they made their hearts as an heavens shall give their dew; and I will adamant stone, lest they should hear the cause the remnant of this people to poslaw, and the words which the LORD of Sess all these things. hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former 13 And it shall come to pass, that as ye prophets; therefore came a great wrath were a curse among the heathen, I house froin the LORD of hosts.

of Judah, and house of Israel ; so will I 13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as | save you, and ye shall be a blessing : fear he cried, and they would not hear; so not, but let your hands be strong. they cried, and I would not hear, saith 14 For thus saith the Lord of hosts ; the LORD of hosts :

As I thought to punish you, when your .14 But I scattered them with a whirl- fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the wind among all the nations whom they | LORD of hosts, and I repented not : knew not. Thus the land was desolate 15 So again have I thought in these after them, that no man passed through | days to do well unto Jerusalem and to nor returned: for they laid the pleasant the house of Judah: fear ye not. land desolate.

16 4 These are the things that ye shall

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730 God drfendeth his church. ZECHARIAH, Zion is exhorted to rejuice.
do; Speak ye every man the truth to his house because of the army, because of
neighbour ; execute the judgment of him that passeth by, and because of him
truth and peace in your gates:

that returneth : and no oppressor shall
17 And let none of you imagine evil pass through them any more : for now
in your hearts against his neighbour; and have I seen with mine eyes.
love no false oath: for all these are things 99 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion;
that I hate, saith the LORD.

shout, ( daughter of Jerusalem: behold, 18 s And the word of the LORD of thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and hosts came unto me, saying,

having salvation ; lowly, and riding upon 19 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; The an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. fast of the fourth month, and the fast of 10`And I will cut off the chariot from the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house and the battle-bow shall be cut off : and of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful he shall speak' peace unto the heathen: feasts; therefore love the truth and peace and his dominion shall be from sea even

20 Thus snith the Lord of hosts: It to sea, and from the river even to the shall yet come to pass, that there shall ends of the earth. come people, and the inhabitants of many 11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy cities:

covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners 21 And the inhabitants of one city shall out of the pit wherein is no water. go to another, saying, Let us go speedily 12 Tum ye to the strong hold, ye pristo pray before the LORD, and to seek oners of hope : even to day do I declare the Lord of hosts: I will go also. that I will render double unto thee;

22 Yea, many people and strong na- 13 When I have bent Judah for me, tions shall come to seek the LORD of filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, o the Lord.

Greece, and made thee as the sword of 23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In a mighty man. those days it shall come to pass, that ten 14 And the LORD shall be seen over men shall take hold out of all languages them, and his arrow shall go forth as the of the nations, even shall take hold of lightning : and the Lord God shall blow the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, the trumpet, and shall go with whirlWe will go with you: for we have heard | winds of the south. that God is with you.

15 The LORD of hosts shall defend CHAP. IX.

them; and they shall devour, and subdue 1 God defendeth his church. 9 Zion is ex- with sling-stones; and they shall drink, horted to rejoice for the coming of Christ and make a noise as through wine ; and

"HE burden of the word of the Lord they shall be filled like bowls, and as the cus shall be the rest thereof: when the 16 And the LORD their God shall save eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Is- them in that day as the flock of his people: rael, shall be toward the LORD.

for they shall be as the stones of a crowu, 2 And Hamath also shall border there- lifted up as an ensign upon his land. by ; Tyrus and Zidon, though it be very 17 For how great is his goodness, and wise.

how great is his beauty ! corn shall make 3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong the young men cheerful, and new wine hold, and beaped up silver as the dust, the maids. and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

CHAP. X. 4 Beholl, the LORD will cast her out, 1 God is to be sought unto, and not idols. and he will smite her power in the sea ; 5 The restoration of Judah prophesied. and she shall be devoured with fire. 5 Ashkelon shall see it, and feari Gaza. A SK ye of the Lord rain in the time

of the latter rain ; 80 the LORD shall also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and make bright clouds, and give them showEkron; for herexpectation shallbe asham- ers of rain, to every one grass in the field. ed ; and the king shall perish from Gaza, 2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. and the diviners have seen a lie, and have

6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, I told false dreams; they comfort in vain : and I will cut off the pride of the Phil- | therefore they went their way as a flock, istines.

they were troubled because there was 7. And I will take away his blood out | no shepherd. of his mouth, and his abominations from 3 Mine angér was kindled against the between his teeth : but he that remain- | shepherds, and I punished the goats: for eth, even he, shall be for our God, and the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock he shall be as a governor in Judah, and the house of Judah, and hath made theni Ekron as a Jebusite.

as his goodly horse in the battle. 8 And I will encamp about mine 4 Out of him came forth the corner,

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Restoration of Judali firophesied. Ciup: XI, XII. Jerusaleni, a cup of trembling. 731 out of him the nail, out of him the battle- || out of their hand I will not deliver them. bow, out of him every oppressor together. 7 And I will feed the fiock of slaughter,

5 | And they shall be as mighty men, even you, o poor of the flock. And I which tread down their enemies in the took unto me iwo staves; the one I callmire of the streets in the battle : anded Beauty, and the other I called Bands.; they shall fight, because the LORD is with , and I fed the flock. them, and the riders on horses shall be 8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one confounded.

month ; and my soul loathed them, and 6 And I will strengthen the house of their soul also abhorred me. Judah, and I will save the house of Jo- 9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that seph, and I will bring them again to place that dieth, let it die ; and that that is to them; for I have mercy upon them : and be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the they shall be as though I had not cast rest eat, every one the flesh of another. thein off : for I am the LORD their God, 10 | And I took my staff, even Beauty, and will hear them.

and cut it asunder, that I might break 7. And they of Ephraim shall be like a my covenant which I had made with all mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice the people. as through wine: yea, their children shall 11 And it war broken in that day: and so see it, and be glad ; their heart shall re- the poor of the flock that waited upon me joice in the Lord.

knew that it was the word of the LORD. 8 I will hiss for them, and gather 12 And I said unto them, If ye think them ; for I have redeemed them: and good, give me my price ; and if not, forthey shall increase as they have increased. | bear. So they weighed for my price

9 And I will sow them among the peo-thirty pieces of silver. ple : and they shall remember me in far 13 And the Lord said unto me, Cast countries ; and they shall live with their it unto the potter: a goodly price that I children, and turn again.

was prized at of them. And I took the 10 I will bring them again also out of thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the land of Egypt, and gather them out the potter in the house of the LORD. of Assyria; and I will bring them into 14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, the land of Gilead and Lebanon ; and even Bands, that I miglit break the brothplace shall not be found for them.

erhood between Judah and Israel. 11 And he shall pass through the sea 15 | And the LORD said unto me, Take with affliction, and shall smite the waves unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shepherd. shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria 16 For lo, I will raise up a shepherd in shall be brought down, and the sceptre | the land, which shall not visit those that of Egypt shall depart away.

be cut off, neither shall seek the young 12 And I will strengthen them in the one, nor heal that that is broken, nor LORD; and they shall walk up and down feed that that standeth still : but he shall in his name, saith the LORD.

eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their CHAP. XI.

claws in pieces. 1 The destruction of Jerusalem. 10 The 17 Woe to the idle shepherd that leav

staves, Beauty and Bands. eth the flock! the sword shall be upon his OP

PENtly doors, O Lebanon, that arm, and upon his right eye: his arm

the fire may devour thy cedars. shall be clean dried up, and his right eye 2 Howl, fir-tree, for the cedar is fall- | shall be utterly darkened. en ; because the mighty are spoiled :

CHAP. XII. howl, Oye oaks of Bashan; for the forest 1 Jerusalem, a cup of trembling, 3 and a of the vintage is come down.

burdensome stone to her adversaries. 31 There is a voice of the lowling of 6 The victorious restoring of Judah. the sheplierds ; for their glory is spoiled: HE burden of the word of the LORD

; the pride of Jordan is spoiled.

stretcherh forth the heavens, and layeth 4. Thus saith the Lord my God; Feed the foundation of the earth, and formeth the flock of the slaughter ;

the spirit of man within him. 5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup themselves not guilty : and they that sell of trembling unto all the people round them say, Blessed be the LORD'; for I am about, when they shall be in the siege rich:and their own shepherds pity them both ag iinst Judah and against Jerusalem. pot.

3 [ And in that day will I make Jeru6 For I will no more pity the inhabit- salem a burdensome stone for all people : ants of the land, saith the LORD : but lo, alltliat burden themselves with it shall be I will deliver the men every one into his cut in pieces, though all the people of the neighbour's hand, and into the hand of earth be gathered together against it. his king: and they shall smite the lund, and 4 In that day, saith the Lord, I will

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782 Restoring of Judah. ZECHARIAN The coming of Christ. smite every horse with astonishment, and 3 And it shall come to pass that when ahis rider with madness : and I will open ny shall yet prophesy, then his father and mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and his mother that begat him shall say unto will smite every horse of the people with him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakblindness.

est lies in the name of the LORD : and his 5 And the governors of Judalı shall father and his mother that begat him shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Je-thrust himn through when he prophesieth. rusalem shall be my strength in the LORD 4 And it shall come to pass in that day, of hosts their God.

that the prophets shall be ashamed every 69 In that day will I make the govern- one of his vision, when he hath propheors of Judah like a hearth of fire among sied ; neither shall they wear a rough the wood, and like a torch of fire in a garment to deceive : sheaf; and they shall devour all the people 5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I round about, on the right hand and on am an husbandman; for man taught me the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited to keep cattle from my youth. again

in her own place, even in Jerusalem. 6 And one shall say unto him, What are 7 The Lord also shall save the tents of these wounds in thine hands? Then he Judah first, that the glory f the house of shall answer, Those with which I was David and the glory of the inhabitants wounded in the house of my friends. of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves 7 Awake, O sword, against my shepagainst Judah.

herd, and against the man that is my fel8 In that day shall the Lord defend the low, saith the LORD of hosts : smite the inhabitants of Jerusalem ; and he that is shepherd, and the sheep shall be scatterfeeble among them at that day shall be as ed : and I will turn mine hand upon the David ; and the house of David shall be as little ones. God, as the angel of the LORD before 8 And it shall come to pass, that in all them.

the land, saith the Lord, two parts there. 99 And it shall come to pass in that in shall be cut off and die ; but the third day, that I will seek to destroy all the na- shall be left therein. tions that come against Jerusalem.

9 And I will bring the third part10 And I will pour upon the house of through the fire, and will refine them as David, and upon the inhabitants of Jeru- i silver is refined, and will try them as gold salem, the spirit of grace and of suppli- is tried: they shall call on my name, and I cations : and they shall look upon me will hear them: I will say, It is my people; whom they have pierced, and they shall and they shall say, The Lord is my God. mourn for him, as one mourneth for his

CHAP. XIV. only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, || 1 The destroyers of Jerusalem destroyas one that is in bitterness for his first-born. eu. 4 The coming of Christ, and the

11 In that day shall there be a great graces of his kingdomn. Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddon. eth, and thy spoil shall be divided in

12 And the land shall mourn, every the midst of thee. family apart ; the family of the house of 2 For I will gather all nations against David apart, and their wives apart; the Jerusalem to battle ; and the city shall be family of the house of Nathan apart, and taken, and the houses rifled, and the womtheir wives apart ;

en ravished ; and half of the city shall go 13 The family of the house of Levi a- forth into captivity, and the residue of the part, and their wives apart; the family people shall not be cut off from the city. of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and

14 All the families that remain, every fight against those nations, as when he family apart, and their wives apart. fought in the day of battle. CHAP. XIII.

4 9 And his feet shall stand in that day 1 Jerusalem's purgation from idolatry, upon the mount of Olives, which is be

and false prophecy. 7 The death of fore Jerusalem on the east, and the mount Christ, and the saving and trial of a l of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof third part.

toward the east and toward the west, and IN N that day there shall be a fountain there shall be a very great valley; and halt

opened to the house of David and to of the mountain shall remove toward the the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and north, and half of it toward the south. for uncleanness.

5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the 29 And it shall come to pass in that day, mountains ; for the valley of the mounsaith the LORD of hosts, ihat I will cut off tains shall reach unto Azal : yea, ye shall the names of the idols out of the land, nee like as ye fled from before the earthand they shall no more be remembered: quake in the days of Uzziah king of Juand also I will cause the prophets and the dah : and the Lord my God shall come, unclean spirit to pass out of the land. and all the saints with thee.

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