In the eight moneth of the second yeere of Darius, came the worde of the Lorde
vnto Zechariah the sonne of Berechiah, the sonne of Iddo, the Prophet, saying,
2 The Lord hath bene sore displeased with your fathers.
3 Therefore say thou vnto them, Thus sayth the Lord of hostes, Turne ye vnto me,
saith the Lord of hostes, and I will turne vnto you, saith the Lord of hostes.
4 Be ye not as your fathers, vnto whome the former prophets haue cried, saying,
Thus sayth the Lord of hostes, Turne you nowe from your euill wayes, and from
your wicked workes: but they would not heare, nor hearken vnto me, saith the
5 your fathers, where are they? and doe the Prophets liue for euer?
6 But did not my wordes and my statutes, which I commanded by my seruants ye
Prophets, take holde of your fathers? and they returned, and sayd, As the Lord
of hostes hath determined to doe vnto vs, according to our owne wayes, and
according to our workes, so hath hee dealt with vs.
7 Vpon the foure and twentieth day of the eleuenth moneth, which is the moneth
Shebat, in the second yeere of Darius, came the worde of the Lord vnto Zechariah
the sonne of Berechiah, the sonne of Iddo the Prophet, saying,
8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding vpon a red horse, and hee stood among
the mirre trees, that were in a bottome, and behinde him were there red horses
speckeled and white.
9 Then sayd I, O my Lorde, what are these? And the Angel that talked with me,
sayde vnto me, I wil shew thee what these be.
10 And the man that stood among the mirre trees, answered, and sayd, These are
they whome the Lord hath sent to go through the world.
11 And they answered the Angel of the Lord, that stood among the mirre trees,
and sayd, We haue gone thorowe the world: and beholde, all the world sitteth
still, and is at rest.
12 Then the Angel of the Lorde answered and sayd, O Lord of hostes, howe long
wilt thou be vnmercifull to Ierusalem, and to the cities of Iudah, with whom
thou hast bene displeased now these threescore and ten yeeres?
13 And the Lorde answered the Angel that talked with me, with good wordes and
14 So the Angel that communed with me, said vnto me, Crie thou, and speake, Thus
saith the Lorde of hostes, I am ielous ouer Ierusalem and
with a great zeale,
15 And am greatly angrie against the carelesse heathen: for I was angrie but a
litle, and they helped forward the affliction.
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord, I wil returne vnto Ierusalem with tender
mercie: mine house shall be builded in it, saith the Lord of hostes, and a line
shall be stretched vpon Ierusalem.
17 Cry yet, and speake, Thus saith the Lord of hostes, My cities shall yet be
broken with plentie: the Lord shall yet comfort
, and shall yet chuse Ierusalem.
18 Then lift I vp mine eyes and sawe, and beholde, foure hornes.
19 And I said vnto the Angel that talked with me, What be these? And hee
answered me, These are the hornes which haue scattered
, and Ierusalem.
20 And the Lord shewed me foure carpenters.
21 Then said I, What come these to doe? And he answered, and said, These are the
hornes, which haue scattered Iudah, so that a man durst not lift vp his head:
but these are come to fray them, and to cast out the hornes of the Gentiles,
which lift vp their horne ouer the
, to scatter it.
1 I lift vp mine eyes againe and looked, and behold, a man with a measuring line
in his hand.
2 Then saide I, Whither goest thou? And he saide vnto me, To measure Ierusalem,
that I may see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.
3 And beholde, the Angel that talked with me, went foorth: and another Angel
went out to meete him,
4 And saide vnto him, Runne, speake to this yong man, and say, Ierusalem shalbe
inhabited without walles, for the multitude of men and cattell therein.
5 For I, saith the Lord, will be vnto her a wall of fire round about, and wil be
the glory in the middes of her.
6 Ho, ho, come forth, & flee from the land of the North, saith the Lord: for
I haue scattered you into the foure winds of the heauen, saith ye Lord.
7 Saue thy selfe, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of
8 For thus saith the Lord of hostes, After this glory hath hee sent me vnto the
nations, which spoyled you: for he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of his
9 For beholde, I will lift vp mine hand vpon them: and they shalbe a spoyle to
those that serued them, and ye shall knowe, that the Lord of hostes hath sent
10 Reioyce, and be glad, O daughter
: for loe, I come, and will dwell in the middes of thee, saith the Lord.
11 And many nations shall be ioyned to the Lord in that day, and shalbe my
people: and I will dwell in the middes of thee, and thou shalt knowe that the
Lord of hostes hath sent me vnto thee.
12 And the Lord shall inherite Iudah his portion in the holy lande, and shall
chuse Ierusalem againe.
13 Let all flesh be still before the Lord: for he is raised vp out of his holy
1 And he shewed mee Iehoshua the hie Priest, standing before the Angel of the
Lord, and Satan stoode at his right hand to resist him.
2 And the Lord said vnto Satan, The Lord reprooue thee, O Satan: euen the Lord
that hath chosen Ierusalem, reprooue thee. Is not this a brand taken out of the
3 Nowe Iehoshua was clothed with filthie garments, and stoode before the Angel.
4 And he answered and spake vnto those that stoode before him, saying, Take away
the filthie garments from him; vnto him hee saide, Behold, I haue caused thine
iniquitie to depart from thee, & I wil clothe thee with change of raiment.
5 And I saide, Let them set a faire diademe vpon his head. So they set a faire
diademe vpon his head, and clothed him with garments, and the Angel of the Lord
6 And the Angel of the Lorde testified vnto Iehoshua, saying,
7 Thus saith the Lord of hostes, If thou wilt walke in my wayes, and keepe my
watch, thou shalt also iudge mine House, and shalt also keepe my courtes, and I
will giue thee place among these that stand by.
8 Heare now, O Iehoshua the hie Priest, thou and thy felowes that sit before
thee: for they are monstruous persons: but behold, I wil bring forth the Branche
9 For loe, the stone that I haue layd before Iehoshua: vpon one stone shalbe
seuen eyes: beholde, I will cut out the grauing thereof, saith the Lord of
hostes, and I will take away the iniquitie of this land in one day.
10 In that day, saith the Lorde of hostes, shall ye call euery man his neighbour
vnder the vine, and vnder the figge tree.
1 And the Angel that talked with mee, came againe and waked mee, as a man that
is raysed out of his sleepe,
2 And saide vnto me, What seest thou? And I said, I haue looked, and beholde, a
candlesticke all of gold with a bowle vpon the toppe of it, and his seuen lampes
therein, and seuen pipes to the lampes, which were vpon the toppe thereof.
3 And two oliue trees ouer it, one vpon the right side of the bowle, and the
other vpon the left side thereof.
4 So I answered, and spake to the Angel that talked with me, saying, What are
these, my Lord?
5 Then the Angel that talked with mee, answered and said vnto me, Knowest thou
not what these be? And I said, No, my Lord.
6 Then he answered and spake vnto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord vnto
Zerubbabel, saying, Neither by an armie nor strength, but by my Spirit, saith
the Lord of hostes.
7 Who art thou, O great mountaine, before Zerubbabel? thou shalt be a plaine,
and he shall bring foorth the head stone thereof, with shoutings, crying, Grace,
grace vnto it.
8 Moreouer, the word of the Lord came vnto me, saying,
9 The handes of Zerubbabel haue layde the foundation of this house: his handes
shall also finish it, and thou shalt knowe that the Lorde of hostes hath sent me
10 For who hath despised the day of the small thinges? but they shall reioyce,
and shall see the stone of tinne in the hand of Zerubbabel: these seuen are the
eyes of the Lord, which go thorow the whole world.
11 Then answered I, and said vnto him, What are these two oliue trees vpon the
right and vpon the left side thereof?
12 And I spake moreouer, and said vnto him, What bee these two oliue branches,
which thorowe the two golden pipes emptie themselues into the golde?
13 And hee answered me, and saide, Knowest thou not what these bee? And I sayde,
No, my Lorde.
14 Then said he, These are the two oliue branches, that stand with the ruler of
the whole earth.
1 Then I turned me, and lifted vp mine eyes and looked, and beholde, a flying
2 And he said vnto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying booke:
the length thereof is twentie cubites, and the breadth thereof tenne cubites.
3 Then said he vnto me, This is the curse that goeth foorth ouer the whole
earth: for euery one that stealeth, shalbe cut off aswell on this side, as on
that: and euery one that sweareth, shall be cut off aswell on this side, as on
4 I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the
house of the thiefe, and into the house of him, that falsely sweareth by my
Name: and it shall remaine in the middes of his house, and shall consume it,
with the timber thereof, and stones thereof.
5 Then the Angel that talked with me, went foorth, and said vnto me, Lift vp now
thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth foorth.
6 And I saide, What is it? And hee sayde, This is an Ephah that goeth foorth.
Hee saide moreouer, This is the sight of them through all the earth.
7 And beholde, there was lift vp a talent of lead: and this is a woman that
sitteth in the middes of the Ephah.
8 And he said, This is wickednes, and he cast it into the middes of the Ephah,
and hee cast the weight of lead vpon the mouth thereof.
9 Then lift I vp mine eyes, and looked: and beholde, there came out two women,
and the winde was in their wings (for they had wings like the wings of a storke)
and they lift vp the Ephah betweene the earth and the heauen.
10 Then saide I to the Angel that talked with me, Whither doe these beare the
11 And hee saide vnto mee, To builde it an house in the lande of
, and it shall be established and set there vpon her owne place.
1 Againe, I turned and lift vp mine eyes, and looked: and beholde, there came
foure charets out from betweene two mountaines, and the mountaines were
mountaines of brasse.
2 In the first charet were red horses, and in the second charet blacke horses,
3 And in the thirde charet white horses, and in the fourth charet, horses of
diuers colours, and reddish.
4 Then I answered, and saide vnto the Angell that talked with mee, What are
these, my Lorde?
5 And the Angell answered, and sayde vnto mee, These are the foure spirites of
the heauen, which goe foorth from standing with the Lorde of all the earth.
6 That with the blacke horse went forth into the land of the North, and the
white went out after them, and they of diuers colours went forth toward the
7 And the reddish went out, and required to go, and passe through the world, and
he sayde, Goe passe through the worlde. So they went thorowout the world.
8 Then cryed hee vpon me, and spake vnto me, saying, Beholde, these that goe
towarde the North countrey, haue pacified my spirit in the North countrey.
9 And the worde of the Lord came vnto me, saying,
10 Take of them of ye captiuitie, euen of Heldai, and of Tobijah, and Iedaiah,
which are come from
, and come thou the same day, and goe vnto the house of Ioshiah, the sonne of
11 Take euen siluer, and golde, and make crownes, and set them vpon the head of
Iehoshua, the sonne of Iehozadak the hie Priest,
12 And speake vnto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hostes, & sayth,
Behold the man whose name is the Branch, and he shal growe vp out of his place,
and he shal build the Temple of the Lord.
13 Euen hee shall build the
of the Lord, and he shall beare the glory, and shall sit and rule vpon his
throne, and he shalbe a Priest vpon his throne, and the counsell of peace shall
be betweene them both.
14 And the crownes shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, & to Iedaiah, and to
Hen the sonne of Zephaniah, for a memoriall in the
of the Lord.
15 And they that are farre off, shal come and build in the
of the Lord, & ye shal know, that the Lorde of hostes hath sent me vnto
you; this shall come to passe, if ye will obey the voyce of the Lord your God.
1 And in the fourth yeere of King Darius, the worde of the Lorde came vnto
Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth moneth, euen in Chisleu,
2 For they had sent vnto the House of God Sharezer, and Regem-melech and their
men to pray before the Lord,
3 And to speake vnto the Priests, which were in the House of the Lorde of hostes,
and to the Prophets, saying, Should I weepe in the fift moneth, and separate my
selfe as I haue done these so many yeeres?
4 Then came the word of the Lord of hostes vnto me, saying,
5 Speake vnto all the people of the land, and to the Priests, and say, When ye
fasted, & mourned in the fift & seuenth moneth, euen the seuentie yeeres,
did ye fast vnto me? doe I approoue it?
6 And when ye did eate, and when ye did drinke, did ye not eate for your selues,
and drinke for your selues?
7 Should ye not heare the wordes, which the Lord hath cryed by the ministerie of
the former Prophets when Ierusalem was inhabited, and in prosperitie, & the
cities thereof round about her, when the South and the plaine was inhabited?
8 And the worde of the Lord came vnto Zechariah, saying,
9 Thus speaketh the Lorde of hostes, saying, Execute true iudgement, and shewe
mercy and compassion, euery man to his brother,
10 And oppresse not the widowe, nor the fatherles, the stranger nor the poore,
& let none of you imagine euil against his brother in your heart.
11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their
eares, that they should not heare.
12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, least they should heare the
Lawe and the wordes which the Lord of hostes sent in his spirit by the
ministerie of ye former Prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the Lord of
13 Therefore it is come to passe, that as he cried, and they would not heare, so
they cried, and I would not heare, sayth the Lord of hostes.
14 Bnt I scattered them among al the nations, whom they knew not: thus the land
was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they layd
the pleasant land waste.
1 Againe the worde of the Lord of hostes came to me, saying,
2 Thus saith the Lord of hostes, I was ielous for
with great ielousie, and I was ielous for her with great wrath.
3 Thus saith the Lord, I wil returne vnto
, & wil dwel in the mids of Ierusalem: & Ierusalem shalbe called a citie
of trueth, & the Mountaine of the Lord of hostes, the holy Mountaine.
4 Thus sayth the Lord of hostes, There shall yet olde men and olde women dwell
in the streetes of Ierusalem, & euery man with his staffe in his hand for
5 And the streetes of the citie shalbe full of boyes and girles, playing in the
6 Thus saith the Lord of hostes, Though it be vnpossible in the eyes of the
remnant of this people in these dayes, should it therefore be vnpossible in my
sight, sayth the Lord of hostes?
7 Thus sayth the Lord of hostes, Beholde, I will deliuer my people from the East
countrey, and from the West countrey.
8 And I wil bring them, & they shal dwel in the mids of Ierusalem, &
they shalbe my people, & I wil be their God in trueth, & in righteousnes.
9 Thus sayth the Lorde of hostes, Let your hands be strong, ye that heare in
these dayes these words by the mouth of the Prophets, which were in the day,
that the foundation of the House of the Lord of hostes was laide, that the
might be builded.
10 For before these dayes there was no hire for man nor any hire for beast,
neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the
affliction: for I set all men, euery one against his neighbour.
11 But nowe, I wil not intreate the residue of this people as aforetime, saith
the Lord of hostes.
12 For the seede shall be prosperous: the vine shall giue her fruite, and the
ground shal giue her increase, and the heauens shall giue their dewe, and I will
cause the remnant of this people to possesse all these things.
13 And it shal come to passe, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house
of Iudah, and house of Israel, so wil I deliuer you, & ye shalbe a blessing:
feare not, but let your hands be strong.
14 For thus sayth the Lorde of hostes, As I thought to punish you, when your
fathers prouoked me vnto wrath, sayth the Lord of hostes, and repented not,
15 So againe haue I determined in these daies to doe well vnto Ierusalem, and to
the house of Iudah: feare ye not.
16 These are ye things that ye shall doe. Speake ye euery man the trueth vnto
his neighbour: execute iudgement truly & vprightly in your gates,
17 And let none of you imagine euill in your hearts against his neighbour, and
loue no false othe: for all these are the things that I hate, saith the Lorde.
18 And the worde of the Lord of hostes came vnto me, saying,
19 Thus sayth the Lord of hostes, The fast of the fourth moneth, and the fast of
the fift, and the fast of the seuenth, & the fast of the tenth, shall be to
the house of Iudah ioy & gladnes, & prosperous hie feasts: therefore
loue the trueth & peace.
20 Thus saith the Lord of hostes, That there shall yet come people, and the
inhabitants of great cities.
21 And they that dwell in one citie, shal go to another, saying, Vp, let vs go
& pray before the Lord, and seeke the Lord of hostes: I wil go also.
22 Yea, great people and mightie nations shal come to seeke the Lorde of hostes
in Ierusalem, and to pray before the Lord.
23 Thus sayth the Lord of hostes, In those dayes shall ten men take holde out of
all languages of the nations, euen take holde of the skirt of him that is a Iewe,
and say, We will go with you: for we haue heard that God is with you.
1 The burden of the worde of the Lorde in the
shalbe his rest: when the eyes of man, euen of all the tribes of
shalbe toward the Lord.
2 And Hamath also shall border thereby: Tyrus also and Zidon, though they be
3 For Tyrus did build her selfe a strong holde, and heaped vp siluer as the
dust, and golde as the myre of the streetes.
4 Beholde, the Lord wil spoyle her, and he wil smite her power in the Sea, and
she shalbe deuoured with fire.
5 Ashkelon shall see it, and feare, and Azzah also shalbe very sorowfull, and
Ekron: for her countenance shalbe ashamed, & the King shal perish fro Azzah,
shal not be inhabited.
6 And the stranger shal dwell in
, and I wil cut off the pride of the Philistims.
7 And I wil take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from
betweene his teeth: but he that remaineth, euen he shalbe for our God, and he
shalbe as a prince in Iudah, but Ekron shalbe as a Iebusite.
8 And I will campe about mine House against the armie, against him that passeth
by, and against him that returneth, and no oppressour shall come vpon them any
more: for now haue I seene with mine eyes.
9 Reioyce greatly, O daughter
: shoute for ioy, O daughter Ierusalem: beholde, thy King commeth vnto thee: he
is iust and saued himselfe, poore and riding vpon an asse, and vpon a colt the
foale of an asse.
10 And I wil cut off the charets from Ephraim, and the horse from Ierusalem: the
bowe of the battel shalbe broken, & he shal speake peace vnto the heathen,
& his dominion shalbe from sea vnto sea, & from the Riuer to the end of
11 Thou also shalt be saued through the blood of thy couenant. I haue loosed thy
prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
12 Turne you to the strong holde, ye prisoners of hope: euen to day doe I
declare, that I will render the double vnto thee.
13 For Iudah haue I bent as a bowe for me: Ephraims hand haue I filled, and I
haue raised vp thy sonnes, O Zion, against thy sonnes, O Grecia, and haue made
thee as a gyants sword.
14 And the Lord shalbe seene ouer them, and his arrowe shal go forth as the
lightning: and the Lord God shal blowe the trumpet, and shal come forth with the
whirlewindes of the South.
15 The Lord of hostes shall defend them, and they shal deuoure them, and subdue
them with sling stones, and they shall drinke, and make a noyse as thorowe wine,
and they shalbe filled like bowles, and as the hornes of the altar.
16 And the Lord their God shal deliuer them in that day as the flocke of his
people: for they shall be as the stones of the crowne lifted vp vpon his land.
17 For howe great is his goodnesse! and howe great is his beautie! corne shall
make the yong men cherefull, and newe wine the maides.
1 Aske you of the Lord raine in the time of the latter raine: so shall the Lorde
make white cloudes, and giue you showers of raine, and to euery one
in the field.
2 Surely the idols haue spoken vanitie, and the southsayers haue seene a lye,
and the dreamers haue tolde a vaine thing: they comfort in vaine: therefore they
went away as sheepe: they were troubled, because there was no shepheard.
3 My wrath was kindled against the shepherdes, and I did visite the goates: but
the Lord of hostes will visite his flocke the house of Iudah, and will make them
as his beautifull horse in the battell.
4 Out of him shall the corner come foorth: out of him the nayle, out of him ye
bowe of battell, and out of him euery appointer of tribute also.
5 And they shalbe as the mightie men, which treade downe their enemies in the
mire of the streetes in the battell, and they shall fight, because the Lorde is
with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
6 And I will strengthen the house of Iudah, and I will preserue the house of
Ioseph, and I wil bring them againe, for I pitie them: and they shall be as
though I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and will heare
7 And they of Ephraim shall be as a gyant, and their heart shall reioyce as
thorowe wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad: and their heart
shall reioyce in the Lord.
8 I will hisse for them, and gather them: for I haue redeemed them: and they
shall encrease, as they haue encreased.
9 And I will sowe them among the people, and they shall remember me in farre
countreys: and they shall liue with their children and turne againe.
10 I will bring them againe also out of the
, and gather them out of Asshur: and I will bring them into the
, and place shall not be found for them.
11 And he shall goe into the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waues in
the sea, and all the depthes of the riuer shall drye vp: and the pride of Asshur
shall be cast downe, and the scepter of
shall depart away.
12 And I will strengthen them in the Lorde, and they shall walke in his Name,
sayth the Lorde.
1 Open thy doores, O Lebanon, and the fire shall deuoure thy cedars.
2 Houle, firre trees: for the cedar is fallen, because all the mightie are
destroyed: houle ye, O okes of
, for ye defesed forest is cut downe.
3 There is the voyce of the houling of the shepherdes: for their glorie is
destroyed: the voyce of ye roaring of
whelpes: for the pride of Iorden is destroyed.
4 Thus sayeth the Lorde my God, Feede the sheepe of the slaughter.
5 They that possesse them, slay them and sinne not: and they that sell them,
say, Blessed be the Lord: for I am riche, and their owne shepherds spare them
6 Surely I wil no more spare those that dwell in the land, sayth the Lord: but
loe, I will deliuer the men euery one into his neighbours hand, and into the
hand of his King: and they shal smite the land, and out of their hands I wil not
7 For I fed the sheepe of slaughter, euen the poore of the flocke, and I tooke
vnto me two staues: the one I called Beautie, and the other I called Bandes, and
I fed the sheepe.
8 Three shepherdes also I cut off in one moneth, and my soule lothed them, and
their soule abhorred me.
9 Then said I, I will not feede you: that that dyeth, let it dye: and that that
perisheth, let it perish: and let the remnant eate, euery one the flesh of his
10 And I tooke my staffe, euen Beautie, and brake it, that I might disanull my
couenant, which I had made with all people.
11 And it was broken in that day: and so the poore of the sheepe that waited
vpon me, knew that it was the worde of the Lord.
12 And I said vnto them, If ye thinke it good, giue me my wages: and if no,
leaue off: so they weighed for my wages thirtie pieces of siluer.
13 And the Lord said vnto me, Cast it vnto the potter: a goodly price, that I
was valued at of them; I tooke the thirtie pieces of siluer, and cast them to
the potter in the house of the Lord.
14 Then brake I mine other staffe, euen the Bandes, that I might dissolue the
brotherhood betweene Iudah and
15 And the Lord said vnto me, Take to thee yet the instruments of a foolish
16 For loe, I will rayse vp a shepheard in the land, which shall not looke for
the thing, that is lost, nor seeke the tender lambes, nor heale that that is
hurt, nor feede that that standeth vp: but he shall eate the flesh of the fat,
and teare their clawes in pieces.
17 O idole shepheard that leaueth the flocke: the sword shalbe vpon his arme,
& vpon his right eye. His arme shall be cleane dryed vp, and his right eye
shall be vtterly darkened.
1 The burden of the worde of the Lorde vpon
, sayth the Lorde, which spred the heauens, and layed the foundation of the
earth, and formed the spirite of man within him.
2 Beholde, I will make Ierusalem a cuppe of poyson vnto all the people round
about: and also with Iudah will he be, in ye siege against Ierusalem.
3 And in that day will I make Ierusalem an heauie stone for all people: all that
lift it vp, shall be torne, though all the people of the earth be gathered
together against it.
4 In that day, sayeth the Lorde, I will smite euery horse with stonishment, and
his rider with madnesse, and I will open mine eyes vpon the house of Iudah, and
will smite euery horse of the people with blindnesse.
5 And the princes of Iudah shall say in their hearts, The inhabitants of
Ierusalem shall be my strength in the Lord of hostes their God.
6 In that day will I make the princes of Iudah like coles of fire among the
wood, and like a fire brand in the sheafe, and they shall deuoure all the people
round about on the right hand, and on the left: and Ierusalem shall be inhabited
againe in her owne place, euen in Ierusalem.
7 The Lord also shall preserue the tents of Iudah, as afore time: therefore the
glorie of the house of Dauid shall not boast, nor the glorie of the inhabitants
of Ierusalem against Iudah.
8 In that day shall the Lord defende the inhabitants of Ierusalem, & he that
is feeble among them, in that day shall be as Dauid: and the house of Dauid
shall be as Gods house, and as the Angel of the Lord before them.
9 And in that day will I seeke to destroy all the nations that come against
10 And I will powre vpon the house of Dauid, and vpon the inhabitants of
Ierusalem the Spirite of grace and of compassion, and they shall looke vpon me,
whom they haue pearced, and they shall lament for him, as one mourneth for his
onely sonne, and be sorie for him as one is sorie for his first borne.
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Ierusalem, as the mourning of
Hadadrimmon in the
12 And the land shall bewayle euery familie apart, the familie of the house of
Dauid apart, and their wiues apart: the familie of the house of Nathan apart,
and their wiues apart:
13 The familie of the house of Leui apart, and their wiues apart: the familie of
Shemei apart, and their wiues apart:
14 All the families that remaine, euery familie apart, and their wiues apart.
1 In that day there shall be a fountaine opened to the house of Dauid, and to
the inhabitants of Ierusalem, for sinne and for vncleannesse.
2 And in that day, sayth the Lord of hostes, I will cut off the names of the
idoles out of the land: and they shall no more be remembred: and I will cause
the prophets, and the vncleane spirit to depart out of the land.
3 And when any shall yet prophesie, his father and his mother that begate him,
shall say vnto him, Thou shalt not liue: for thou speakest lies in the name of
the Lorde: and his father and his mother that begat him, shal thrust him
through, when he prophesieth.
4 And in that day shall the prophetes be ashamed euery one of his vision, when
he hath prophesied: neither shall they weare a rough garment to deceiue.
5 But he shall say, I am no Prophet: I am an husbandman: for man taught me to be
an heardman from my youth vp.
6 And one shal say vnto him, What are these woundes in thine hands? Then he
shall answere, Thus was I wounded in the house of my friendes.
7 Arise, O sword, vpon my shepheard, and vpon the man, that is my fellow, sayth
the Lord of hostes: smite the shepheard, and the sheepe shall be scattered: and
I will turne mine hand vpon the litle ones.
8 And in all the land, sayeth the Lord, two partes therein shall be cut off, and
die: but the third shall be left therein.
9 And I will bring that third part thorowe the fire, and will fine them as the
siluer is fined, and will trye them as golde is tryed: they shall call on my
Name, and I will heare them: I will say, It is my people, and they shall say,
The Lorde is my God.
1 Beholde, the day of the Lorde commeth, and thy spoyle shall be deuided in the
middes of thee.
2 For I will gather all nations against Ierusalem to battell, and the citie
shall be taken, and the houses spoyled, and the women defiled, and halfe of the
citie shall goe into captiuitie, and the residue of the people shall not be cut
off from ye citie.
3 Then shall the Lord goe foorth, and fight against those nations, as when he
fought in the day of battell.
4 And his feete shall stand in that day vpon the mount of oliues, which is
before Ierusalem on the Eastside, & the mount of oliues shal cleaue in the
middes thereof: toward the East & toward the West there shalbe a very great
valley, & halfe of ye mountaine shall remooue toward the North, and halfe of
the mountaine towarde the South.
5 And yee shall flee vnto the valley of the mountaines: for the valley of the
mountaines shal reache vnto Azal: yea, yee shall flee like as ye fled from the
earthquake in the daies of Vzziah King of Iudah: and the Lord my God shall come,
and all the Saints with thee.
6 And in that day shall there bee no cleare light, but darke.
7 And there shall bee a day (it is knowen to the Lorde) neither day nor night,
but about the euening time it shall be light.
8 And in that day shall there waters of life goe out from Ierusalem, halfe of
them towarde the East sea, and halfe of them towarde the vttermost sea, and
shall be, both in sommer and winter.
9 And the Lorde shall bee King ouer all the earth: in that day shall there bee
one Lorde, and his Name shalbe one.
10 All the lande shall bee turned as a plaine from Geba to Rimmon, towarde the
South of Ierusalem, and it shall be lifted vp, and inhabited in her place: from
Beniamins gate vnto the place of the first gate, vnto the corner gate, and from
the towre of Hananiel, vnto the Kings wine presses.
11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall bee no more destruction, but
Ierusalem shall bee safely inhabited.
12 And this shall bee the plague, wherewith the Lorde will smite all people,
that haue fought against Ierusalem: their flesh shall consume away, though they
stand vpon their feete, and their eyes shall consume in their holes, and their
tongue shall consume in their mouth.
13 But in that day a great tumult of the Lorde shall be among them, and euery
one shall take the hande of his neighbour, and his hande shall rise vp against
the hand of his neighbour.
14 And Iudah shall fight also against Ierusalem, and the arme of all the heathen
shall be gathered rounde about, with golde and siluer, and great abundance of
15 Yet this shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camell and of
the asse and of all the beasts that be in these tents as this plague.
16 But it shall come to passe that euery one that is left of all the nations,
which came against Ierusalem, shall goe vp from yere to yere to worship the King
the Lord of hostes, and to keepe the feast of Tabernacles.
17 And who so will not come vp of all the families of the earth vnto Ierusalem
to worship the King the Lorde of hostes, euen vpon them shall come no raine.
18 And if the familie of
goe not vp, and come not, it shall not raine vpon them. This shall be the
plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the heathen, that come not vp to keepe
the feast of Tabernacles.
19 This shall be the punishment of
, and the punishment of all the nations that come not vp to keepe the feast of
20 In that day shall there be written vpon the bridles of the horses, The
holinesse vnto the Lord, and the pottes in the Lords house shall be like the
bowles before the altar.
21 Yea, euery potte in Ierusalem and Iudah shall be holy vnto the Lorde of
hostes, and all they that sacrifice, shall come and take of them, and seethe
therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the House of
the Lord of hostes.