Zechariah 14
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The Destroyers of Jerusalem Destroyed

1Beholde, the day of the Lorde commeth, and thy spoyle shalbe deuided in the middest of thee. 2For I wyll gather together all the heathen to fight against Hierusalem, so that the citie shalbe wonne, the houses spoyled, and the women defiled: the halfe of the citie shall go away into captiuitie, and the residue of the people shal not be caryed out of the citie. 3After that, shall the Lorde go foorth to fight against those heathen, as men vse to fight in the day of battaile. 4Then shall his feete stand vpon the mount Oliuet that lyeth vpon the east side of Hierusalem, and the mount Oliuet shall cleaue in two eastwarde and westwarde, so that there shalbe a great valley: and the halfe mount shal remoue toward the north, & the other towarde the south. 5And ye shall flee vnto the valley of my hylles, for the valley of the hylles shall reache vnto Asal: yea, flee shall ye lyke as ye fled for the earthquake in the dayes of Oziah king of Iuda: and the Lorde my God shall come, and all the sainctes with him.

6In that day shall there be no cleare light, but darke. 7This shalbe that speciall day which is knowen vnto the Lorde, neither day nor night: but about the euening time it shalbe light.

8In that time shall there waters of lyfe runne out from Hierusalem: the halfe part of them towarde the cast sea, and the other halfe towarde the vttermost sea, and shall continue both sommer and winter.

9And the Lorde him selfe shal be king ouer all the earth: At that time shall there be one Lorde onely, and his name shall be but one.

10All the lande shalbe turned as a plaine from Gibea to Remmon, towardes the south of Hierusalem: She shalbe set vp, and inhabited in her place, from Beniamins port vnto the place of the first port, and vnto the corner port, and from the towre of Hananeel vnto the kinges wine presses. 11There shal men dwell, and there shal be no more destruction, but Hierusalem shalbe safely inhabited.

12This shalbe the plague wherewith the Lorde wyll smyte all people that haue fought against Hierusalem, Their fleshe shall consume away, though they stand vpon their feete, their eyes shalbe corrupt in their holes, and their tongue shall consume in their mouth. 13In that day shall the Lorde make a great sedition among them: so that one man shall take another by the hande, and laye his handes vpon the handes of his neighbour. 14Iuda shall fight against Hierusalem, and the armies of al the heathen shalbe gathered together rounde about, with golde and siluer, and a very great multitude of apparell. 15And this plague shall go ouer horses, mules, cammels, asses, & all the beastes that shalbe in the hoast, like as yonder plague was.

All Nations Will Worship the King
(Leviticus 23:33–44; Nehemiah 8:13–18)

16Euery one that remayneth then of all the people which came against Hierusalem, shall go vp early to worship the king euen the Lorde of hoastes, and to kepe the feast of tabernacles. 17And loke what generation vpon the earth goeth not to Hierusalem for to worshippe the king the Lorde of hoastes, vpon the same shall come no rayne. 18If the kindred of Egypt go not vp, and come not, it shall not rayne vpon them: This shalbe the plague wherewith the Lorde wyll smyte all the heathen that come not vp to kepe the feast of tabernacles, 19Yea this shalbe the plague of Egypt, and the plague of all people that go not vp to kepe the feast of tabernacles.

20At that time shall the ryding geare of the horses be holy vnto the Lorde: the kettels in the lordes house shalbe lyke the basons before the aulter. 21Yea, all the kettels in Hierusalem and Iuda shalbe holy vnto the Lorde of hoastes: and al they that slay offringes, shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: And at that time there shalbe no mo Chanaanites in the house of the Lorde of hoastes.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Zechariah 13
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