1 The burden of the word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach, with Damascus as its resting place (for the eyes of men, especially of all the tribes of Israel, are toward the LORD),
Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.
And piled up silver like dust,
And gold like the mire of the streets.
And cast her wealth into the sea;
And she will be consumed with fire.
Gaza too will writhe in great pain;
Also Ekron, for her expectation has been confounded.
Moreover, the king will perish from Gaza,
And Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
And I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
And their detestable things from between their teeth.
Then they also will be a remnant for our God,
And be like a clan in Judah,
And Ekron like a Jebusite.
Because of him who passes by and returns;
And no oppressor will pass over them anymore,
For now I have seen with My eyes.
Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
He is just and endowed with salvation,
Humble, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
And the horse from Jerusalem;
And the bow of war will be cut off.
And He will speak peace to the nations;
And His dominion will be from sea to sea,
And from the River to the ends of the earth.
Deliverance of Judah and Ephraim
11 As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you,
I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.
I will fill the bow with Ephraim.
And I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece;
And I will make you like a warrior’s sword.
And His arrow will go forth like lightning;
And the Lord GOD will blow the trumpet,
And will march in the storm winds of the south.
And they will devour and trample on the sling stones;
And they will drink and be boisterous as with wine;
And they will be filled like a sacrificial basin,
Drenched like the corners of the altar.
As the flock of His people;
For they are as the stones of a crown,
Sparkling in His land.
Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins.
Zechariah, 9 chapter. New American Standard Bible.