As you have been a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you, and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid; let your hands be strong."
Cross ReferencesGenesis 12:2
I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
May his name endure forever; may his name increase as long as the sun shines. In him may all nations be blessed; may they call him blessed.
In that day Israel will join a three-party alliance with Egypt and Assyria--a blessing upon the earth.
The LORD of Hosts will bless them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt My people, Assyria My handiwork, and Israel My inheritance."
So I will disgrace the princes of your sanctuary, and consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to reproach.
You will leave behind your name as a curse for My chosen ones, and the Lord GOD will slay you, but to His servants He will give another name.
I will pursue them with sword, famine, and plague. I will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth--a curse, a desolation, and an object of scorn and reproach among all the nations to which I banish them.
And I will take away the remnant of Judah who have resolved to go to the land of Egypt to reside there; they will meet their end. They will all fall by the sword or by famine. From the least to the greatest, they will die by sword or famine. Then they will become an object of cursing and horror, of vilification and reproach.
I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing. I will send down showers in their season--showers of blessing.
All Israel has transgressed Your law and turned away, refusing to obey Your voice; so the oath and the curse written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, has been poured out on us because we have sinned against You.
This is the promise I made to you when you came out of Egypt. And My Spirit remains among you; do not be afraid."
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Let your hands be strong, you who now hear these words spoken by the prophets who were present when the foundations were laid to rebuild the temple, the house of the LORD of Hosts.
"so now I have resolved to do good again to Jerusalem and Judah. Do not be afraid.
People will live there, and never again will there be an utter destruction. So Jerusalem will dwell securely.
Chapter Outline1. The restoration of Jerusalem.
9. They are encouraged to build the temple by God's favor to them.
16. Good works are required of them.
18. Joy and blessing are promised.
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