1 Open thy doors,
O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty
are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the
vintage is come down.
3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their
glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for
the pride of Jordan is spoiled.
4 Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty:
and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich:
and their own shepherds pity them not.
6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith
the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his
neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall
smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.
7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of
the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty,
and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed
them, and their soul also abhorred me.
9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it
die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and
let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.
10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it assunder, that
I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.
11 And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock
that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price;
and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces
13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly
price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces
of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might
break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
15 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments
of a foolish shepherd.
16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall
not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young
one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth
still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their
claws in pieces.
17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword
shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall
be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
1 The burden of
the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth
forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and
formeth the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all
the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both
against Judah and against Jerusalem.
3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for
all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut
in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together
4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with
astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine
eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of
the people with blindness.
5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants
of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their
6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth
of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf;
and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right
hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again
in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the
glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants
of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David;
and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the
LORD before them.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to
destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants
of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and
they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall
mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be
in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem,
as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family
of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family
of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart;
the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their
1 In that day there
shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the
inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts,
that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land,
and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause
the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy,
then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto
him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name
of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall
thrust him through when he prophesieth.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall
be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied;
neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for
man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine
hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded
in the house of my friends.
7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that
is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and
the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon
the little ones.
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the
LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third
shall be left therein.
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will
refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold
is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them:
I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is
1 Behold, the day
of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle;
and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the
women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity,
and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the
3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations,
as when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives,
which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives
shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward
the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of
the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward
5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the
valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall
flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days
of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and
all the saints with thee.
6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall
not be clear, nor dark:
7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD,
not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening
time it shall be light.
8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out
from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half
of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall
9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day
shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon
south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited
in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first
gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto
the king's winepresses.
11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter
destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite
all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh
shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their
eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall
consume away in their mouth.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult
from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every
one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up
against the hand of his neighbour.
14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of
all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold,
and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of
the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall
be in these tents, as this plague.
16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of
all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up
from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and
to keep the feast of tabernacles.
17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families
of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of
hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that
have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD
will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of
19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment
of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses,
HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD's house shall
be like the bowl's before the altar.
21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness
unto the LORD of hosts: 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 hosts.