1 In the eight moneth of the secode yeare of kinge Darius, came the worde of
the LORDE vnto Zachary the sonne of Barachias, the sonne of Addo, the prophet,
2 The LORDE hath bene sore displeased at youre forefathers.
3 And saye thou vnto them: thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes. Turne you
vnto me (saieth the LORDE of hoostes) and I wil turne me vnto you, saieth the
LORDE of hoostes.
4 Be not ye like youre forefathers, vnto whom the prophetes cried a fore
tyme, sayege: Thus saieth the LORDE God of hoostes: Turne you from youre euell
wayes, & from youre wicked ymaginacions. But they wolde not heare, ner
regarde me, saieth the LORDE.
5 What is now become of youre forefathers and the prophetes? are they yet
6 But dyd not my wordes & statutes (which I comaunded by my seruauntes
ye prophetes) touch yor forefathers? Vpo this, they gaue answere & sayde:
like as ye LORDE of hoostes deuysed to do vnto vs, acordinge to or owne wayes
& ymaginacions, euen so hath he dealte with vs.
7 Vpon the xxiiij. daye of the xj. moneth (which is the moneth Sebat) in
the seconde yeare of Darius, came the worde of the LORDE vnto Zachary the sonne
of Barachias, the sonne of Addo the prophete, sayenge:
8 I sawe by night, and lo, there sat one vpon a reade horse, and stode
still amonge the Myrte trees, that were beneth vpon the grounde: and behynde him
were there reade, spreckled and whyte horses.
9 Then sayde I: O my LORDE, what are these? And the angel that talked with
me, sayed vnto me: I will shewe the what these be.
10 And the man that stode amoge the Myrte trees, answered & sayde:
These are they, whom the LORDE hath sent to go thorow the worlde.
11 And they answered the angel of the LORDE, that stode amonge the Myrte
trees, and sayde: We haue gone thorow the worlde: and beholde, all the worlde
dwell at ease, and are carelesse.
12 Then the LORDES angel gaue answere and sayde: O LORDE of hoostes, how
longe wilt thou be vnmercifull to Ierusale and to the cities of Iuda, with whom
thou hast bene displeased now these lxx. yeares?
13 So the LORDE gaue a louynge and a confortable answere, vnto the angel
that talked with me.
14 And the angel that commoned with me, sayde vnto me: Crie thou, and
speake, thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: I am exceadynge gelous ouer Ierusalem
15 and sore displeased at the carelesse Heithen: for where as I was but a
litle angrie, they dyd their best that I might destroye them
16 Therfore thus saieth the LORDE: I wil turne me agayne in mercy towarde
Ierusalem, so that my house shalbe buylded in it, saieth the LORDE of hoostes:
yee and the plommet shal be layed abrode in Ierusalem, saieth the LORDE of
17 Crie also, and speake: thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: My cities
shall be in good prosperite agayne, the LORDE shall yet conforte Sion, and chose
18 Then lift I vp myne eyes and sawe, and beholde, foure hornes.
19 And I sayde vnto the angel, that talked with me: what be these? he
answered me: These are ye hornes, which haue scatred
and Ierusalem abrode.
20 And ye LORDE shewed me iiij. carpenters.
21 Then sayde I: what wil these do? He answered, & sayde: Those are
the hornes, which haue so strowed Iuda abrode, that no man durst lift vp his
heade: But these are come to fraye them awaye, and to cast out ye hornes of the
Gentiles, which lift vp their horne ouer the londe of Iuda, to scatre it abrode.
1 I lift vp myne eyes agayne, & loked: and beholde, a man with a
measure lyne in his honde.
2 Then saide I: whether goest thou? And he sayde vnto me: To measure
Ierusalem, that I maye se how longe and how brode it is.
3 And beholde, the angel that talked wt me, wente his waye forth. Then
wete there out another angel to mete him,
4 & sayde vnto him: Runne, speake to this yonge man, & saye:
Ierusalem shal be inhabited without eny wal, for ye very multitude of people
& catell, yt shal be therin.
5 Yee I myself (saieth the LORDE) wil be vnto her a wall of fyre rounde
aboute, & wilbe honoured in her.
6 O get you forth, O fle from the londe of ye north (saieth the LORDE) ye,
whom I haue scatred in to the foure wyndes vnder heaue, saieth the LORDE.
7 Saue thy self, o Sion: thou that dwellest with ye doughter of Babilon,
8 for thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: With a glorious power hath he sent
me out to the Heithe, which spoyled you: for who so toucheth you, shal touche
the aple of his owne eye.
9 Beholde, I will lift vp myne honde ouer them: so that they shal be
spoyled of those, which afore serued them: & ye shal knowe, that the LORDE
of hoostes hath sent me.
10 Be glad, & reioyce, o doughter of Sion: for lo, I am come to dwell
in the myddest of the, saieth the LORDE.
11 At the same tyme there shal many Heithen cleue to the LORDE, & shal
be my people. Thus wil I dwel in the myddest of the, & thou shalt knowe,
that the LORDE of hoostes hath sent me vnto the.
12 The LORDE shall haue Iuda in possession for his parte in the holy
grounde, & shal chose Ierusalem yet agayne.
13 Let all flesh be still before the LORDE, for he is rysen out of his
1 And he shewed me Iesua ye hye prest, stondinge before the angel of the
LORDE, and Satan stode at his right honde to resiste him.
2 And the LORDE sayde vnto Satan: The LORDE reproue the (thou Satan) yee
the LORDE that hath chosen Ierusalem, reproue the. Is not this a brande take out
of the fyre?
3 Now Iesua was clothed in vnclene rayment, and stode before the angel:
4 which answered & sayde vnto those, yt stode before him: take awaye
ye foule clothes from him. And vnto him he sayde: Beholde, I haue take awaye thy
synne from the, & wil decke the with chaunge of raymet.
5 He sayde morouer: set a fayre myter vpon his heade. So they set a fayre
myter vpon his heade, & put on clothes vpon him, and the angel of ye LORDE
6 Then the angel of the LORDE testified vnto Iesua, & spake,
7 thus sayeth the LORDE of hoostes: Yf thou wilt walke in my wayes, &
kepe my watch: thou shalt rule my house, & kepe my courtes, & I wil geue
the place amoge these that stonde here.
8 Heare o Iesua thou hye prest, thou & thy frendes that dwell before
the, for they are woderous people. Beholde, I will bringe forth the braunch of
9 for lo, the stone that I haue layed before Iesua: vpon one stone shalbe
vij. eyes. Beholde, I will hewe him out (saieth the LORDE of hoostes) and take
awaye the synne of that londe in one daye.
10 Then shall euery man call for his neghboure, vnder the vyne & vnder
ye fyge tre, saieth the LORDE of hoostes.
1 And ye angel that talked with me, came agayne, & waked me vp (as a
man that is raysed out of his slepe)
2 & sayde vnto me: What seist thou? And I sayde: I haue loked, and
beholde: a candelsticke all of golde, with a boll vpon it & his vij. lampes
therin, & vpon euery lampe vij. stalkes:
3 And ij. olyue trees therby, one vpon the right syde of the boll, &
the other vpon the left syde.
4 So I answered, & spake to the angel yt talked with me, sayenge: O my
lorde what are these?
5 The angel that talked with me, answered & sayde vnto me: knowest
thou not what these be? And I sayde: No, my lorde.
6 He answered, & sayde vnto me: This is the worde of the LORDE vnto
Zorobabel, sayenge: Nether thorow an hoost of men, ner thorow stregth, but
thorow my sprete, saieth ye LORDE of hoostes.
7 What art thou (thou greate mountayne) before Zorobabel? thou must be
made eauen. And he shal bringe vp the first stone, so that men shall crie vnto
him: good lucke, good lucke.
8 Morouer, the worde of the LORDE came vnto me, sayenge:
9 The hondes of Zorobabel haue layed ye foundacion of this house, his
hondes also shal fynishe it: that ye maye knowe, how that the LORDE of hoostes
hath sent me vnto you.
10 For he that hath bene despysed a litle season, shal reioyce, whe he
seyth the tynne weight in Zorobabels honde. The vij. eyes are the LORDES, which
go thorow the hole worlde.
11 Then answered I, & sayde vnto him: What are these two olyue trees
vpon the right and left syde of the candilsticke?
12 I spake morouer, & sayde vnto him: what be these ij. olyue
braunches which (thorow ye two golden pipes) emptie them selues into the golde?
13 He answered me, & sayde: knowest thou not, what these be? And I
sayde: No, my lorde.
14 Then sayde he: These are the two olyue braunches, that stonde before
the ruler of the whole earth.
1 So I turned me liftynge vp myne eyes, & loked, & beholde, a
2 And he sayde vnto me: what seist thou? I answered: I se a flyenge boke
of xx. cubites longe & x. cubites brode.
3 Then sayde he vnto me: This is the curse, yt goeth forth ouer the whole
earth: For all theues shalbe iudged after this boke, & all swearers shalbe
iudged acordinge to the same.
4 I wil bringe it forth (saieth the LORDE of hoostes) so yt it shal come
to the house of the thefe, & to the house of him, that falsely sweareth by
my name: & shal remayne in his house, & cosume it, with the tymbre &
5 The the angel that talked with me, wente forth, & sayde vnto me:
lift vp thine eyes & se, what this is yt goeth forth.
6 And I sayde: what is it? He answered: this is a measure goinge out. He
sayde morouer: Euen thus are they (yt dwell vpon the whole earth) to loke vpon.
7 And beholde, there was lift vp a talent of leade: & lo, a woman sat
in the myddest of the measure.
8 And he sayde: This is vngodlynesse. So he cast her in to the myddest of
the measure, & threwe ye lompe of leade vp in to an hole.
9 Then lift I vp myne eyes, & loked: & beholde, there came out ij.
women, & the wynde was in their wynges (for they had wynges like the wynges
of a Storke) & they lift vp the measure betwixte the earth & the heauen.
10 Then spake I to the angel, yt talked wt me: whyther wil these beare the
11 And he sayde vnto me: in to the londe of Synear, to buylde them an
house: which when it is prepared, the measure shall be set there in his place.
1 Morouer I turned me, liftynge vp myne eyes, & loked: & beholde,
there came iiij. charettes out fro betwixte two hilles, which hilles were of
2 In the first charet were reade horse, In the secode charet were blacke
3 In ye thirde charet were whyte horse, In ye fourth charet were horses of
dyuerse colours, & stronge.
4 Then spake I, and sayde vnto the angel that talked with me: O lorde,
what are these?
5 The angel answered, & sayde vnto me: These are the iiij. wyndes of
the heauen, which be come forth to stode before the ruler of all ye earth.
6 That with the blacke horse wente in to the londe of the north, & the
whyte folowed the, and the sprekled horses wente forth towarde the south.
7 These horses were very stronge, & wente out: and sought to go and
take their iourney ouer the whole earth. And he sayde: get you hence, and go
thorow the worlde. So they wete thorow out the worlde.
8 Then cried he vpon me, and spake vnto me, sayenge: Beholde, these that
go towarde ye north, shal still my wrath in the north countre.
9 And the worde of the LORDE came vnto me, sayenge:
10 Take of the presoners that are come from Babilon: namely, Heldai,
Tobias and Idaia: & come thou the same daye, and go into the house of Iosias
the sonne of Sophony.
11 Then take golde and syluer, and make crownes therof, and set them vpon
the heade of Iesua the sonne of Iosedec, the hie prest,
12 and speake vnto him: Thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: Beholde, the man
whose name is the braunch: & he that shall springe vp after him, shal buylde
vp the temple of the LORDE:
13 yee euen he shall buylde vp the temple of the LORDE. He shal beare the
prayse, he shall syt vpon the LORDES trone, and haue the dominaciou. A prest
shall he be also vpon his trone, & a peaceable councell shalbe betwixte them
14 And the crownes shal be in the temple of the LORDE, for a remembraunce
vnto Helem, Tobias, Idaia and Hen the sonne of Sophony. And soch as be farre of,
shal come and buylde the temple of the LORDE:
15 that ye maye knowe, how that the LORDE of hoostes hath sent me vnto
you. And this shal come to passe, yf ye wil herken diligently vnto the voyce of
the LORDE youre God.
1 It happened also in the fourth yeare of kynge Darius, that the worde of
the LORDE came vnto Zachary in the fourth daye of the ix. moneth, which is
2 what tyme as Sarasar and Rogomelech and the men that were with them,
sent vnto Bethel for to praye before ye LORDE:
3 and that they shulde saye vnto the prestes, which were in the house of
the LORDE of hoostes, and to the prophetes: Shulde I wepe in the fyfte moneth,
and absteyne, as I haue done now certayne yeares?
4 Then came the worde of the LORDE of hoostes vnto me, sayenge:
5 Speake vnto all the people of the londe, and to the prestes, and saye:
when ye fasted and mourned in the v & vij. moneth (now this lxx. yeares) dyd
ye fast vnto me?
6 When ye ate also and dronke, dyd ye not eate and drinke for youre owne selues?
7 Are not these the wordes, which the LORDE spake by his prophetes afore
tyme, when Ierusalem was yet inhabited and welthy, she and the cities rounde
aboute her: when there dwelt me, both towarde the south and in the playne
8 And the worde of the LORDE came vnto Zachary, sayenge:
9 Thus saieth ye LORDE of hoostes: Execute true iudgment: shewe mercy and
louynge kyndnesse, euery man to his brother:
10 Do the wyddowe, the fatherlesse, the straunger, and poore no wronge:
and let no man ymagen euell agaynst his brother in his hert.
11 Neuertheles they wolde not take hede, but turned their backes, and
stopped their eares, that they shulde not heare.
12 yee they made their hertes as an Adamant stone, lest they shulde heare
the lawe & wordes, which the LORDE of hoostes sent in his holy sprete by the
prophetes afore tyme. Wherfore the LORDE of hoostes was very wroth at them.
13 And thus is it come to passe, that like as he spake and they wolde not
heare: euen so they cried, and I wolde not heare (saieth the LORDE of hoostes)
14 but scatered them amonge all Gentiles, whom they knewe not. Thus the
londe was made so desolate, yt there traualed no man in it nether to ner fro,
for that pleasaunt londe was vtterly layed waist.
1 So the worde of the LORDE came vnto me, sayenge:
2 Thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: I was in a greate gelousy ouer Sion,
yee I haue bene very gelous ouer her in a greate displeasure.
3 thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: I wil turne me agayne vnto Sion, and
wil dwel in the myddest of Ierusalem: so that Ierusalem shalbe called a
faithfull and true cite, the hill of the LORDE of hoostes, yee an holy hill.
4 Thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: There shall yet olde men and women
dwel agayne in the stretes of Ierusalem: yee and soch as go with staues in their
hondes for very age.
5 The stretes of the cite also shalbe full of yonge boyes and damselles,
playnge vpon the stretes.
6 Thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: yf the residue of this people thynke
it to be vnpossible in these dayes, shulde it therfore be vnpossible in my
sight, sayeth the LORDE of hoostes
7 Thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: Beholde, I wil delyuer my people from
the londe of the east and west,
8 and wil brynge them agayne: that they maye dwel at Ierusalem. They
shalbe my people, and I will be their God, in treuth and rightuousnesse.
9 Thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: let youre hondes be stronge, ye that
now heare these wordes by the mouth of the prophetes, which be in these dayes
that the foundacion is layed vpon the LORDE of hoostes house, that the temple
maye be buylded.
10 For why? before these dayes nether men ner catel coude wynne eny thinge,
nether might eny man come in and out in rest, for trouble: but I let euery man
go agaynst his neghboure.
11 Neuerthelesse I wil now intreate the residue of this people nomore, as
afore tyme (saieth the LORDE of hoostes)
12 but they shalbe a sede of peace. The vynyarde shal geue hir frute, the
grounde shal geue hir increase, and the heauens shal geue their dew: and I shal
cause the remnaunt of this people, to haue all these in possession.
13 And it shall come to passe, that like as ye were a curse amonge the
Heithen (O ye house of Iuda and ye house of
) Euen so wil I delyuer you, that ye shalbe a blessynge: feare not, but let
youre hodes be stronge.
14 For thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: like as I deuysed to punysh you,
what tyme as youre fathers prouoked me vnto wrath (sayeth the LORDE of hoostes)
and spared not:
15 Euen so am I determed now in these dayes, for to do wel vnto the house
of Iuda and Ierusalem, therfore feare ye not.
16 Now the thinges that ye shal do, are these: Speake euery man the treuth
vnto his neghboure, execute iudgment truly and peaceably within youre portes,
17 none of you ymagyn euell in his hert agaynst his neghboure, and loue no
false oothes: for all these are the thinges that I hate, sayeth the LORDE.
18 And the worde of the LORDE of hoostes came vnto me, sayenge:
19 thus sayeth the LORDE of hoostes: The fast of the fourth moneth, the
fast of the fifth, the fast of the seuenth, and the fast of the tenth, shal be
ioye and gladnesse, & prosperous hye feastes vnto the house of Iuda: Only,
loue the treuth and peace.
20 Thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: There shall yet come people, and the
inhabiters of many cities:
21 and they that dwell in one cite, shal go to another, sayenge: Vp, let
vs go, and praye before the LORDE, let vs seke the LORDE of hoostes, I wil go
22 Yee moch people and mightie Heithen shal come and seke the LORDE of
hoostes at Ierusalem, and to praye before the LORDE.
23 Thus saieth the LORDE of hoostes: In that tyme shal ten men (out of all
maner of languages of the Gentiles) take one Iewe by the hemme of his garment,
and saye: we wil go with you, for we haue herde, that God is amonge you.
1 The worde of the LORDE shalbe receaued at Adrach, &
shalbe his offerynge: for the eyes of all me and of the trybes of
shall loke vp vnto the LORDE.
2 The borders of Hemath shal be harde therby, Tyrus also &
, for they are very wise.
3 Tyrus shal make hirself stronge, heape vp syluer as the sonde, and golde
as the claye of the stretes.
4 Beholde, the LORDE shal take her in, and haue her in possession: he shal
smyte downe hir power in to the see, and she shalbe consumed with fyre.
5 This shal Ascalon se, and be afrayed.
shalbe very sory, so shal Accaron also, because hir hope is come to confucion.
For the kinge of
shall perish, and at Ascalon shal no man dwel.
6 Straugers shall dwel at Asdod, & as for ye pryde of ye Philistynes,
I shal rote it out.
7 Their bloude will I take awaye from their mouth, and their abhominacios
from amonge their teth. Thus they shal be left for oure God, yee they shalbe as
a prynce in Iuda, & Accaron like as Iebusi.
8 And so will I compase my house rounde aboute with my men of warre,
goinge to and fro: that no oppressoure come vpon them eny more. For that haue I
sene now with myne eyes.
9 Reioyce thou greatly, o doughter Sion: be glad, o doughter Ierusalem.
For lo, thy kinge commeth vnto the, euen the rightuous and Sauioure: Lowly and
symple is he, he rydeth vpon an asse, and vpo the foale of an asse.
10 I wil rote out the charettes fro Ephraim, & the horse from
Ierusalem, the batel bowes shal be destroyed. He shall geue the doctryne of
peace vnto the Heithen, and his dominion shalbe from the one see to the other,
& from the floudes to the endes of the worlde.
11 Thou also thorow the bloude of thy couenaunt: shalt let thy presoners
out of the pytte, wherin is no water.
12 Turne you now to the stronge holde, ye that be in preson, & longe
sore to be delyuered: And this daye I bringe the worde, that I wil rewarde the
13 For Iuda haue I bent out as a bowe for me, and Ephraim haue I fylled.
Thy sonnes (o Sio) wil I rayse vp agaynst the Grekes, and make the as a giauntes
14 the LORDE God shalbe sene aboue the, and his dartes shall go forth as
the lightenynge. The LORDE God shall blowe the trompet, and shal come forth as a
storme out of the south.
15 The LORDE of hoostes shall defende the, they shall consume and deuoure,
and subdue them with slynge stones. They shal drynke & rage, as it were
thorow wyne. They shalbe fylled like ye basens, & as ye hornes of ye aulter.
16 The LORDE their God shal delyuer the in ye daye, as the flock off his
people: for the stones off his Sanctuary shalbe set vp in his lade.
17 O how prosperous and goodly a thynge shall that be? The corne shall
make the yongemen chearefull, and the new wyne the maydens.
1 Praye the LORDE then by tymes to geue you the latter rayne, so shall
the LORDE make cloudes, and geue you rayne ynough for all the increase off the
2 For vayne is the answere of Idols. The soythsayers se lyes, and tell
but vayne dreames: the comforth that they geue, is nothynge worth. Therfore go
they astraye like a flocke of shepe, ad are troubled, because they haue no
3 My wrothfull displeasure is moued at the shepherdes, and I will vyset
the goates. For the LORDE of hoostes wil graciously vyset his flocke (the house
of Iuda) and holde them as a goodly fayre horse in the batell.
4 Out of Iuda shal come the helmet, the nale, the batelbowe, and all the
5 They shalbe as the giauntes, which in the batell treade downe the myre
vpon ye stretes. They shal fight, for ye LORDE shalbe with them, so that the
horsmen shalbe confounded.
6 I wil coforte the house of Iuda, and preserue the house of Ioseph. I
wil turne them also, for I pytie them: and they shal be like as they were, when
I had not cast them of. For I the LORDE am their God, and wil heare them.
7 Ephraim shalbe as a giaunt, and their herte shalbe cherefull as thorow
wyne: Yee their children shal se it, and be glad; and their herte shal reioyce
in the LORDE.
8 I wil blowe for them & gather them together, for I wil redeme them.
They shall increace, as they increased afore.
9 I wil sowe the amonge the people, yt they maye thinke vpo me in farre
countrees: they shal lyue wt their childre, and turne agayne.
10 I wil bringe them agayne also from the londe of Egipte, and gather
them out of Assiria. I wil carye them in to ye londe of Galaad and to Libanus,
and they shal wante nothynge.
11 He shall go vpon the see of trouble, and smyte the see wawes: so yt
all the depe floudes shalbe dryed vp. The proude boostinge of Assur shalbe cast
downe, and the scepter off Egipte shall be taken awaye.
12 I will comforte them in the LORDE, that they maye walke in his name,
saieth the LORDE.
1 Open thy dores (o Libanus) that the fyre maye consume thy Cedre trees.
2 Howle ye Fyrre trees, for the Cedre is falle, yee all ye proude are
waisted awaye Howle (o ye oke trees of Baasan) for ye mightie stronge wod is cut
3 Men maye heare the shepherdes mourne, for their glory is destroyed. Me
maye heare the
whelpes roare, for the pryde off Iordane is waisted awaye.
4 Thus sayeth the LORDE my God: Fede the shepe of ye slaughter,
5 which shalbe slayne of those that possesse them: yet they take it for
no synne, but they yt sell the, saye: The LORDE be thanked, I am rich: Yee their
owne shepherdes spare them not.
6 Therfore wil I nomore spare those that dwell in the londe (sayeth the
LORDE) but lo, I will delyuer the people, euery man in to his neghbours honde,
and in to the hode of his kynge: that they maye smyte the londe, and out off
their hondes wil not I delyuer them.
7 I myself fedde ye slaughter shepe (a poore flocke verely) ad toke vnto
me two staues: the one I called louynge mekenesse, the other I called wo, and so
I kepte the shepe.
8 Thre shepherdes destroyed I in one moneth, for I might not awaye wt
them, nether had they eny delyte in me.
9 Then sayde I: I will fede you nomore, the thinge that dyeth, let it
dye: and that wil perishe, let it perish, & let the renaunt eate, euery one
the flesh of his neghboure.
10 I toke also my louynge meke staff, ad brake it, that I might disanull
the conuenaunt, which I made with all people,
11 And so it was broken in that daye. Then the poore symple shepe that
had a respecte vnto me, knewe therby, that it was the worde of the LORDE.
12 And I sayde vnto them: yff ye thynke it good, brynge hither my pryce:
yf no, then leaue. So they wayed downe xxx. syluer pens, ye value that I was
13 And the LORDE sayde vnto me: cast it vnto the potter (a goodly pryce
for me to be valued at of them) and I toke the xxx. syluers pens, and cast them
to the potter in the house of the LORDE.
14 Then brake I my other staff also (namely wo) that I might lowse the
brotherheade betwixte Iuda and
15 And the LORDE sayde vnto me: Take to the also the staff off a foolish
16 for lo, I will rayse vp a shepherde in the londe, which shall not seke
after the thinges that be lost, ner care for soch as go astraye: he shall not
heale the wounded, he shal not norish the thinge that is whole: but he shall
eate the flesh off soch as be fat, and teare their clawes in peces.
17 O Idols shepherde, that leaueth the flocke. The swerde shal come vpon
his arme and vpon his right eye. His arme shalbe clene dried vp, and his right
eye shalbe sore blynded.
1 The heuy burthen which ye LORDE hath deuysed for
. Thus saieth the LORDE, which spred the heaues abrode, layde the foundacion of
the earth, and geueth man ye breath of life:
2 Beholde, I will make Ierusalem a cuppe of surfet, vnto all the people
yt are rounde aboute her: Yee Iuda himself also shalbe in the sege agaynst
3 At the same tyme will I make Ierusalem an heuy stone for all people, so
that all soch as lift it vp, shalbe toarne and rete, and all the people of the
earth shalbe gathered together agaynst it.
4 In that daye (sayeth ye LORDE) I wil make all horses abasshed, and
those that ryde vpon them, to be out of their wyttes. I will open myne eyes vpon
the house of Iuda, ad smyte all the horses of the people with blyndnesse.
5 And the prynces of Iuda shall saye in their hertes: The inhabiters off
Ierusalem shall geue me consolacion in the LORDE off hoostes their God.
6 In that tyme will I make the prynces of Iuda like an hote burnynge ouen
with wodd, and like a cresshet off fyre amonge the strawe: so that they shal
cosume all the people roude aboute them, both vpon the right honde and the left.
Ierusale also shalbe inhabited agayne: namely, in the same place where Ierusalem
7 The LORDE shall preserue the tentes off Iuda like as afore tyme: so
that the glory of the house of Dauid and the glory of the cytesyns of Ierusalem,
shalbe but litle regarded, in comparison off the glory off Iuda.
8 In that daye shall the LORDE defende the citesyns of Ierusalem: so that
the weakest then amonge them shalbe as Dauid: and the house of Dauid shalbe like
as Gods house, and as the angell off the LORDE before them.
9 At the same tyme will I go aboute to destroye all soch people as come
10 Morouer, vpon the house off Dauid and vpon the citesyns off Ierusalem,
will I poure out the sprete of grace and prayer: so that they shal loke vpon me,
whom they haue pearsed: and they shall bewepe him, as men mourne for their only
begotten sonne: Yee and be sory for him, as men are sory for their first childe.
11 Then shall there be a greate mournynge at Ierusalem, like as the
lamentacion at Adremnon in the felde off Maggadon.
12 And the londe shall bewayle, euery kynred by the selues: The kynred
off the house of Dauid them selues alone, and their wyues by them selues:
13 The kynred off the house of Nathan them selues alone, and their wyues
by them selues: The kynred off the house of Leui the selues alone, and their
wiues by them selues: The kynred of the house of Semei them selues alone, and
their wyues by them selues:
14 In like maner, all the other generacios, euerychone by them selues
alone, and their wyues by them selues.
1 In that tyme shall the house off Dauid and the citesyns off Ierusalem
haue an open well, to wash of synne and vnclennesse.
2 And then (sayeth the LORDE off hoostes) I will destroye the names of
Idols out off the londe: so that they shal nomore be put in remembraunce. As for
the false prophetes also and the vnclene sprete, I shall take them out of the
3 So that yf eny off them prophecy eny more, his owne father and mother
that begat him, shall saye vnto him: Thou shalt dye, for thou speakest lyes
vnder the name off the LORDE: Yee his owne father and mother that begat him,
shall wounde him, when he prophecyeth.
4 And then shall those prophetes be confounded, euery one off his vision
when he prophecieth: nether shall they weere sack clothes eny more, to disceaue
5 But he shall be fayne to saye: I am no prophet: I am an husbonde man,
for so am I taught by Adam fro my youth vp.
6 And yff it be sayde vnto him: How came these woundes then in thine
hondes? He shall answere: Thus am I wounded in the house off myne owne frendes.
7 Arise (o thou swearde) vpon my shepherde, and vpon the prynce of my
people, sayeth the LORDE of hoostes: Smyte the shepherde and the shepe shalbe
scatred abrode, and so will I turne myne honde to the litle ones.
8 And it shal come to passe (sayeth the LORDE) that in all the londe two
partes shalbe roted out, but the thirde parte shal remayne therin.
9 And the same thirde parte wil I brynge thorow the fyre, and will clense
them, as the syluer is clensed: Yee and trye them, like as golde is tryed. Then
shall they call vpon my name, and I wil heare them: I wil saye: it is my people.
And they shal saye: LORDE, my God.
1 Beholde, the daye of the LORDE cometh, that thou shalt be spoyled and
2 for I wil gather together all the Heithen, to fight agaynst Ierusalem:
so that the cite shalbe wonne, the houses spoyled, and the women defyled. The
half of the cite shal go awaye in to captiuyte, and the residue of the people
shal not be caried out of the cite.
3 After that shall the LORDE go forth to fight agaynst those Heithen, as
men vse to fight in the daye of batell.
4 The shall his fete stode vpo the
, that lieth vpon the east syde of Ierusale. And ye mount olyuete shal cleue in
two, eastwarde, & westwarde so yt there shal be a greate valley: & the
halff mount shal remoue towarde the north, and the other half towarde the south.
5 And ye shall fle vnto the valley of my hilles, for the valley off the
hylles shal reach vnto Asal. Yee fle shall ye. like as ye fled for the
earthquake in the dayes off Osias kynge of Iuda. And the LORDE my God shal come,
and all sanctes with him.
6 In that daye shal it not be light, but colde and frost.
7 This shalbe that specyall daye, which is knowne vnto the LORDE: nether
daye ner night, but aboute the euenynge tyme it shalbe light.
8 In that tyme shall there waters of life runne out from Ierusalem: the
half parte of them towarde the east see, ad the other half towarde the vttemost
see, and shall continue both somer and wynter.
9 And the LORDE himself shalbe kynge ouer all the earth. At that tyme
shal there be one LORDE only, and his name shalbe but one.
10 Men shal go aboute the whole earth, as vpon a felde: from Gibea to
Remmon, and from ye south to Ierusalem. She shalbe set vp, and inhabited in hir
place: From BenIamins porte, vnto the place of the first porte, and vnto ye
corner porte: and from the
, vnto the kynges wyne presses.
11 There shall men dwell, and there shal be nomore cursinge, but
Ierusalem shalbe safely inhabited.
12 This shalbe the plage, wherwith ye LORDE wil smyte all people, that
haue fought agaynst Ierusalem: Namely, their flesh shall consume awaye, though
they stonde vpon their fete: their eyes shall corruppe in their holes, and their
tunge shal consume in their mouth.
13 In that daye shall the LORDE make a greate sedicion amoge them, so
that one ma shal take another by the honde, and laye his hondes vpon the hondes
of his neghboure.
14 Iuda shal fight also agaynst Ierusalem, ad the goodes of all the
Heithen shalbe gathered together rounde aboute: golde and syluer and a very
greate multitude off clothes.
15 And so shal this plage go ouer horses, mules camels, asses and all the
beastes that shall be in the hooste, like as yonder plage was.
16 Euery one that remayueth then of all ye people, which came agaynst
Ierusalem, shal go vp yearly, to worshipe the kynge (euen ye LORDE of hoostes)
and to kepe the feast off tabernacles.
17 And loke what generacion vpon earth goeth not vp to Ierusalem, for to
worshipe the kynge (euen the LORDE of hoostes) vpon the same shal come no rayne.
18 Yff the kynred of Egipte go not vp & come not, it shall not rayne
vpon them nether. This shalbe the plage wherwith ye LORDE wil smyte all Heithen,
that come not vp to kepe the feast of tabernacles:
19 Yee this shalbe the synneplage of Egipte and the synneplage of all
people, that go not vp to kepe the feast of tabernacles.
20 At that tyme shal the rydinge geer of ye horses be holy vnto the LORDE,
and the kettels in the LORDES house shal be like the basens before the aulter:
21 yee all the kettels in Ierusalem and Iuda, shalbe holy vnto the LORDE
of hoostes: and all they that slaye offeringes, shall come and take of them, and
dight them therin. And at that tyme there shal be no mo Cananites in the house
of the LORDE.