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ZECHARIAH. 210 that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; Jerusalem a burdensome stone for and let the rest eat, every one the all people all that burden them flesh of another. He und selves with it shall be cut in pieces, 1 10 And I took my staff, even though all the people of the earth Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I be gathered together against it. might break my covenant which I 4 In that day, saith the LORD, 1 had made with all the people. will smite every horse with astonish

And it was broken in that day : ment, and his rider with madness: and so the poor of the flock that and I will open mine eyes upon the waited upon me knew that it was house of Judah, and will smite evethe word of the LORD. en metery horse of the people with blindness.

12 And I said unto them, If ye 5 And the governors of Judah think good, give me my price; and shall say in their heart, The inhaif not, forbear. So they weighed bitants of Jerusalem shall be my for my price thirty pieces of silver strength in the Lord of hosts their

13 And the LORD said unto me, God. 1990 GEBIEDOT Cast it onto the potter: a goodly 6 T In that day will I make the price that I was prized at of them. governors of Judah like a hearth of And I took the thirty pieces of sil- fire among the wood, and like a ver, and cast them io the potter in torch of fire in a sheaf; and they the house of the LORD.

14. Then I cut asunder mine other about, on the right hand and on the staff, even Bands, that I might break left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabitthe brotherhood between Judah and ed again in her own place, even in Israel. 23

Jerusalem. qoy 2:152 live 15 And the LORD said unto me, b 7 The Lord also shall save the Take unto thee yet the instruments tents of Judah first, that the glory of a foolish shepherd.

of the house of David and the glory 16 For lo, I will raise up a shep- of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do herd in the land, which shall not visit not magnify themselves against Juthose that be cut off, neither shall seek dah. Bod 2010 Svil to the young oue, nor heal that that is 8 In that day shall the LORD debroken, nor feed that that standeth fend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; stilla bat be shall eat the flesh of the and he that is feeble among them at fat, and tear their claws in pieces. that day shall be as David; and the to 17 Wo to the idol shepherd that house of David shall be as God, as Jeaveth the flock! the sword shall the angel of the Lord before them. be upon his arm, and upon his right x 9 T And it shall come to pass in eye : his arm shall be clean dried that day, that I will seek to destroy up, and his right eye shall be utter all the nations that come against Jely darkened.

rusalem. MUSCHAP. XII.

b 10 And I will pour upon the house THE burden of the word of the of David, and upon the inhabitants

LORD for Israel, saith the of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and LORD, which stretcheth forth the of supplications and they shall look heavens, and layeth the foundation apon me whom they have pierced, of the earth, and formeth the spirit and they shall mourn for him, as one of man within him.

moorneth for his only son, and shall 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem be in bitterness for him, as one a cup of trembling unto all the peo- that is in bitterness for his first-bern. ple round about, wben they shall be 11 In that da in the siege both against Judah and great moar against Jerusalem.

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s. 12 And the land shall mourn, eve-sheep shall be scattered; and I will ry family aparı; the family of the turn iny hand upon the little ones. house of David apart, aud their 8 And it shall come to pass, that wives apart; the family of the house in all the land, saith the LORD, (wo of Nathan apart, and their wives parts therein shall be cut off and apart ;

die ; but the third shall be left there13 The family of the house of in. Levi apart, and their wives apart; 6 9 And I will bring the third part the fainily of Shimei apart, and through the fire, and will refine their wives apart ;

them as silver is refined, and will 14 All the families that remain, try them as gold is tried : they shall every family apart, and ibeir wives call on my name, and I will hear apart.

them: I will say, it is my people, CHAP. XIII.

and they shall say, The LORD is IN that day there shall be a


CHAP. XIV. herOsaved for sin land for uaclean'- " BLord comelte, and the spoi ness.

shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 2 1 And it shall come lo pass in 2 For I will gather all nations that day, saith the Lord of hosts, against Jerusalem to battle; and the that I will cut off the names of the city shall be taken, and the houses idols out of the land, and they shall rifled, and the women ravished; and no more be remembered: and also half of the city shall go forth into I will cause the prophets and the captivity, and the residue of the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. people shall not be cut off from the

3 And it shall come to pass, that city, when any shall yet prophesy, then w 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, his father and his mother thai begal and fight against those nations, as him shall say unto him, Thou shalt when he fought in the day of batnot live ; for thou speakest lies in tle. the name of the LORD: and his fa- - 4 1 And his feet shall stand in ther and his mother that begat him that day upon the mount of Olives, shall thrust him through when he which is before Jerusalem on the prophesieth.

east, and the mount of Olives shall 4 And it shall come to pass in cleave in the midst thereof toward that day, that the prophets shall be the cast and toward the west, and ashamed every one of his vision, there shall be a very great valley; when he hath prophesied ; neither and half of the mountain shall reshall they wear a rough garment to move toward the north, and half of deceive :

it toward the south. 5 But he shall say, I am po pro- 5 And ye shall flee to the valley phel, I am a husbandman: for man of the mountains; for the valley of iaught me to keep cattle from my the mountains shall reach unto Azal: youth.

yea, ye shall flee like as ye fled A6 And one shall say unto him, from before the earthquake in the What are these wounds in thy hands ? days of Uzziah king of Judah : and Then he shall answer, Those with the Lord my God shall come, and which I was wounded in the house all the saints with thee. of my friends.

6 And it shall come to pass in 17 1 Awake, O sword, against my that day, that the light shall not be Shepherd, and against the man that clear, nor dark : is my fellow, saith the Lord of 7 But, it shall be one day which hosts : smile the Shepherd, and the Isball be known to the Lord, wol day, nor night : but it shall come to pass, thered together, gold, and silver, that at evening time it shall be light. and apparel, in great abundance. A 8 And it shall be in that day, that 15 And so shall be the plague of living waters shall go out from Jeru- the horse, of the mule, of the camel, salem; half of them toward the for- and of the ass, and of all the beasts mer sea, and half of them toward that shall be in these tents, as this the hinder sea : in summer and in plague. winter shail it be.

16 And it shall come to pass, that r y And the LORD shall be King every one that is left of all the naover all the earth : in that day shall tions which came against Jerusalem, there be one LORD, and big name shall even go up from year to year one.

10 worship the king, the LORD of g 10 All the land shall be turned as hosts, and to keep the feast of the a plain from Geba to Rimmon, south tabernacles. of Jerusalem : and it shall be listed 17 And it shall be, that whoso up, and inhabited in her place, from will not come up of all the families Benjamin's gate unto the place of of the earth unto Jerusalem to wore the first gate, unto the corner-gate, ship the King, the LORD of hosts, and from the tower of Hananeel even upon them shall be no rain. unto the king's wine-presses. w 18 Ånd if the family of Egypt

11 And men shall dwell in it, and go not up, and come not, that hure there shall be no more utter destruc- no rain ; there shall be the plague, tion; but Jerusalem shall be safely wherewith the LORD will smile the inhabited.

heathen that come not up to keep the w 12 1 And this shall be the plague feast of tabernacles. wherewith the LORD will smite all 19 This shall be the punishment the people that have fought against of Egypt, and the punishment of all Jerusalem; Their flesh shall con- nations that come not up to keep sume away while they stand upon the feast of tabernacles. their feet, and their eyes shall con- |* 20 F In that day shall there be sume away in their holes, and their upon the bells of the horses, HOtongue shall consume away in their L'INESS UNTO THE LORD; mouth.

and the pots in the LORD's house 13 And it shall come to pass in shall be like the bowls before the that day, that a great tumult from altar. the LORD shall be among them; and 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem they shall lay hold every one on and in Judah shall be holiness unto the hand of his neighbour, and his the Lord of hosts : and all they hand shall rise up against the band that sacrifice shall come and take of of his neighbour.

them, and seethe therein : and in w0 14 And Judah also shall fight at that day there shall be no more the Jerusalem; and the wealth of all Canaanile in the house of the LORD the heathen round about shall be ga- of hosts.

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cob's brother ? saith the LORD : get THE burden of the word of I loved Jacob,

3 And I hated Esau, and laid his lachi.

mountains and his heritage waste 1 2 I have loved you, saith the for the dragons of the wilderness. LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast 4 Whereas Edom saith, We are thou loved us? Was not Esau Ja- impoverished, but we will relurn

and build the desolate places; thus c 13 Ye said also, Behold, what saith the LORD of hosts, They shall weariness is il! and ye bave snuffbuild, but I will throw dowó; and ed at it, saith the Lord of hosts ; they shall call them. The border of and ye have brought that which was wickedness, and, The people against torn, and the lame, and the sick: whom the LORD haih indignation thus ye brought an offering : should for ever.

I accept this of your hand ? saith 5. And your eyes shall see, and ye the LORD. shall say, The LORD will be mag- w 14 But cursed be the deceiver, nified from the border of Israel. which hath in his flock a male, and c 6 1 A son honoureth his father, voweth, and sacrificeth unto the aud a servant his master : if then I Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a be a father, where is my honour ? great King, saith the LORD'of hosts, and if I be a master, where is my and my name is dreadful among the fear? saith the Lord of hosts un- heatben. to you, O priests, that despise my

CHAP. II. name. And ye say, Wberein have


ND now, 0 ye priests, this we despised thy name?

7 Ye offer polluted bread upon w 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye mive altar; and ye say, Wherein will not lay it to heart, to give glory have we polluled thee ? lo that ye unto my name, saith the Lord of say, The iable of the Lord is con- hosts, I will even send a curse upon temptible.

you, and I will curse your blessings; 8 And if ye offer the blind for yea, I have cursed them already, sacrifice, is it not evil ? and if ye because ye do not lay it to heart. offer the laine and sick, is il not 3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, evil ? offer il now unto thy gover- and spread dung upon your faces, nor; will he be pleased with thee, even the dung of your solemn feasts or accept thy person ? saith the and one shall take you away with LORD of hosts.

it. 9 And now, I pray you, beseech 4 And ye shall know that I have God that he will be gracious unto sent tbis commandment unto you, us: this hath been by your means that my covenant might be with will he regard your person ? saith Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. the Lord of hosis.

5 My covenant was with him of w 10 Who is there even among you life and peace ; and I gave them to that would shut the doors for nought? him for the fear wherewith he fear neither do ye kindle fire on mine ed me, and was afraid before my allar for nought. I have no plea- name. sure in you, saith the Lord of hosts, d 6 The law of truth was in his neither will I accept an offering ai mouth, and iniquity was not found your hand.

in his lips : he walked with me in gick 11 For, from the rising of the peace and equity, and did turn sun even unto the going down of the many away from iniquity: saine, my name shall be great among d* 7 For the priest's lips should the Gentles; and in every place in- keep knowledge, and they should cense shall be offered unto my name, seek the law at his mouth : for he and a pure offering : for my name is the messenger of the LORD of shall be great among the heathen, hosts. saith the Lord of hosts.

p 8 But ye are departed out of the 12 1 But ye have profaned it, in way: ye have caused many to stumthat ye say, The table of the LORD ble at the law; ye bave corrupted is polluted, and the fruit the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD een his meal,

is contemptible. of hosts.

9 Therefore bave I also made and he delighteth in them; or, Where you, contemptible and base before is the God of judgment ? all the people, according as ye have

CHAP. III. not kept my ways, but have been r partial in the law.

messenger, and he shall prep 10 Have we not all one father ? pare the way before me: and the hath not one God created us? why Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly do we deal treacherously every man come to his temple, even the mes. against his brother. bý protaring senger of the covenant, whom ye the covenant of our fathers ? delight in: behold, he shall come c 11 | Judah hath dealt treache- saith the LORD of hosts. rously, and an abomination is com- E 2 But who may abide the day of mitted in Israel and in Jerusalem ; his coming ? and who shall stand for Judah hath profaned the holiness when he appeareth ? for he is like a of the LORD which he loved, -and refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap. hath married the daughter of a 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and strange god.

purifier of silver : and he shall pue 12 The Lord will cut off the rify the sons of Levi, and purge man that doeth this, the master and them as gold and silver, thai they the scholar, out of the tabernacles of may offer unto the LORD an of Jacob, and him that offereth an of- fering in righteousness. fering unto the Lord of hosts. 4 Then shall the offering of Ju

13 And this ave ye done again, dah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto covering the altar of ihe Lord with the LORD, as in the days of old, tears, with weeping, and with cry- and as in former years. ing out, insomuch that he regardeih v 5 And I will come near to you to not the offering any more, or re- judgment : and I will be a swift ceiveth it with good will ‘at your witness against the sorcerers, and hand.

against the adulterers, and against i 14 Yet ye say, Wherefore ? Be- false swearers, and against those cause the LORD hath been witness that oppress the hireling in his wa. between thee and the wife of thy ges, the widow, and the fatherless, youth, against whom thou hast dealt and that turn aside the stranger ireacherously: yet is she thy com- from his right, and sear not me, panion, and the wife of thy cove- saith the LORD of hosts. nant.

1 6 For I am the LORD, I change p 15 And did not he make one ? not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are Yet had he the residue of the Spirit. not consumed. And wherefore one ? That he might d7 | Even from the days of your seek a godly seed. Therefore take fathers ye are gone away from inine heed to your spirit, and let none ordinances, and have not kept them. deal treacherously against the wife Return unto me, and I will relurn of his youth.

unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. 16 For the LORD, the God of Is. But ye said, Wherein shall we rerael, saith, that he hateth putting turn? away: for one covereth violence & Will a man rob God? Yet with his garment, saith the LORD of ye have robbed me. But ye say, hosts : therefore take heed to your Wherein have we robbed thee? In spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. tithes and offerings. c 17 | Ye have wearied the LORD 9 Ye are cursed with a curse : with your words. Yet ye say, for ye have robbed me, even this Wherein have we wearied him? whole nation. When ye say, Every one that doeth d 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the evil is good in the sight of the LORD, store-house, ihat there may be meal

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