Book 38 – Zechariah
38:001:001 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the
word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son
of Iddo the prophet, saying,
38:001:002 The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers.
38:001:003 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto
you, saith the LORD of hosts.
38:001:004 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have
cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from
your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not
hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.
38:001:005 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live
38:001:006 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants
the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they
returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do
unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings,
so hath he dealt with us.
38:001:007 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which
is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the
word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son
of Iddo the prophet, saying,
38:001:008 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and
he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and
behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.
38:001:009 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that
talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.
38:001:010 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and
said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and
fro through the earth.
38:001:011 And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the
myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the
earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at
38:001:012 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts,
how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the
cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these
threescore and ten years?
38:001:013 And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good
words and comfortable words.
38:001:014 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou,
saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for
Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
38:001:015 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at
ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped
forward the affliction.
38:001:016 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with
mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of
hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
38:001:017 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities
through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD
shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
38:001:018 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.
38:001:019 And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these?
And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered
Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
38:001:020 And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.
38:001:021 Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying,
These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man
did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast
out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over
the land of Judah to scatter it.
38:002:001 I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with
a measuring line in his hand.
38:002:002 Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To
measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and
what is the length thereof.
38:002:003 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and
another angel went out to meet him,
38:002:004 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying,
Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the
multitude of men and cattle therein:
38:002:005 For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round
about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
38:002:006 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith
the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of
the heaven, saith the LORD.
38:002:007 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of
38:002:008 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent
me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth
you toucheth the apple of his eye.
38:002:009 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall
be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD
of hosts hath sent me.
38:002:010 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I
will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
38:002:011 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and
shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and
thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
38:002:012 And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land,
and shall choose Jerusalem again.
38:002:013 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up
out of his holy habitation.
38:003:001 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the
angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to
38:003:002 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan;
even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not
this a brand plucked out of the fire?
38:003:003 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before
38:003:004 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him,
saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him
he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from
thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
38:003:005 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they
set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments.
And the angel of the LORD stood by.
38:003:006 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying,
38:003:007 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways,
and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my
house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee
places to walk among these that stand by.
38:003:008 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that
sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I
will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
38:003:009 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one
stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving
thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the
iniquity of that land in one day.
38:003:010 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man
his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
38:004:001 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as
a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
38:004:002 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked,
and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top
of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the
seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
38:004:003 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the
bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
38:004:004 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me,
saying, What are these, my lord?
38:004:005 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me,
Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
38:004:006 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word
of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by
power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
38:004:007 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt
become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof
with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
38:004:008 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
38:004:009 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this
house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know
that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.
38:004:010 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall
rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel
with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to
and fro through the whole earth.
38:004:011 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive
trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left
38:004:012 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two
olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the
golden oil out of themselves?
38:004:013 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be?
And I said, No, my lord.
38:004:014 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by
the LORD of the whole earth.
38:005:001 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold
a flying roll.
38:005:002 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a
flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the
breadth thereof ten cubits.
38:005:003 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over
the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall
be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that
sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
38:005:004 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall
enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him
that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the
midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber
thereof and the stones thereof.
38:005:005 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto
me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth
38:005:006 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that
goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance
through all the earth.
38:005:007 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is
a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
38:005:008 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst
of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth
38:005:009 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there
came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they
had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the
ephah between the earth and the heaven.
38:005:010 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these
bear the ephah?
38:005:011 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of
Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her
38:006:001 And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and,
behold, there came four chariots out from between two
mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.
38:006:002 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second
chariot black horses;
38:006:003 And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth
chariot grisled and bay horses.
38:006:004 Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me,
What are these, my lord?
38:006:005 And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four
spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before
the LORD of all the earth.
38:006:006 The black horses which are therein go forth into the north
country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go
forth toward the south country.
38:006:007 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk
to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk
to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro
through the earth.
38:006:008 Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold,
these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit
in the north country.
38:006:009 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
38:006:010 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and
of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the
same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of
38:006:011 Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon
the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;
38:006:012 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts,
saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall
grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the
38:006:013 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear
the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he
shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace
shall be between them both.
38:006:014 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to
Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in
the temple of the LORD.
38:006:015 And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple
of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath
sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will
diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.
38:007:001 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that
the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of
the ninth month, even in Chisleu;
38:007:002 When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and
Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,
38:007:003 And to speak unto the priests which were in the house of the
LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in
the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so
38:007:004 Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying,
38:007:005 Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests,
saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh
month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me,
even to me?
38:007:006 And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not ye eat for
yourselves, and drink for yourselves?
38:007:007 Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried by the
former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in
prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men
inhabited the south and the plain?
38:007:008 And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying,
38:007:009 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true
judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his
38:007:010 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger,
nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his
brother in your heart.
38:007:011 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and
stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
38:007:012 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they
should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts
hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came
a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.
38:007:013 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would
not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD
38:007:014 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations
whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them,
that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the
pleasant land desolate.
38:008:001 Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,
38:008:002 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with
great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.
38:008:003 Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell
in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a
city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy
38:008:004 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old
women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with
his staff in his hand for very age.
38:008:005 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls
playing in the streets thereof.
38:008:006 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes
of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be
marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.
38:008:007 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people
from the east country, and from the west country;
38:008:008 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of
Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their
God, in truth and in righteousness.
38:008:009 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye
that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the
prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the
house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be
38:008:010 For before these days 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 every one
against his neighbour.
38:008:011 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in
the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.
38:008:012 For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her
fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens
shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this
people to possess all these things.
38:008:013 And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the
heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save
you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands
38:008:014 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you,
when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of
hosts, and I repented not:
38:008:015 So again have I thought in these days to do well unto
Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.
38:008:016 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the
truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and
peace in your gates:
38:008:017 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his
neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things
that I hate, saith the LORD.
38:008:018 And the word of the LORD of hosts came unto me, saying,
38:008:019 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month,
and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and
the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and
gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and
38:008:020 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that
there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
38:008:021 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying,
Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the
LORD of hosts: I will go also.
38:008:022 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the
LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
38:008:023 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to
pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the
nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a
Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God
is with you.
38:009:001 The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and
Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as
of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD.
38:009:002 And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though
it be very wise.
38:009:003 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up
silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.
38:009:004 Behold, the LORD will cast her out, and he will smite her
power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.
38:009:005 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and
be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be
ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon
shall not be inhabited.
38:009:006 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the
pride of the Philistines.
38:009:007 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his
abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth,
even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor
in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
38:009:008 And I will encamp about mine house because of the army,
because of him that passeth by, and because of him that
returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more:
for now have I seen with mine eyes.
38:009:009 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of
Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and
having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a
colt the foal of an ass.
38:009:010 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse
from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he
shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be
from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of
38:009:011 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent
forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
38:009:012 Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day
do I declare that I will render double unto thee;
38:009:013 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim,
and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece,
and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
38:009:014 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go
forth as the lightning: and the LORD God shall blow the
trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
38:009:015 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour,
and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a
noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls,
and as the corners of the altar.
38:009:016 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the
flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a
crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.
38:009:017 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty!
corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the
38:010:001 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the
LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain,
to every one grass in the field.
38:010:002 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a
lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain:
therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled,
because there was no shepherd.
38:010:003 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished
the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the
house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the
38:010:004 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of
him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.
38:010:005 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their
enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they
shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on
horses shall be confounded.
38:010:006 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the
house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them;
for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had
not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear
38:010:007 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their
heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall
see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.
38:010:008 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed
them: and they shall increase as they have increased.
38:010:009 And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember
me in far countries; and they shall live with their children,
and turn again.
38:010:010 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and
gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the
land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for
38:010:011 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall
smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river
shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down,
and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.
38:010:012 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up
and down in his name, saith the LORD.
38:011:001 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy
38:011:002 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.
38:011:003 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.
38:011:004 Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
38:011:005 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.
38:011:006 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
38:011:007 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.
38:011:008 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul
lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
38:011:009 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.
38:011:010 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I
might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.
38:011:011 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.
38:011:012 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 of
38:011:013 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
38:011:014 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might
break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
38:011:015 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments
of a foolish shepherd.
38:011:016 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.
38:011:017 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
38:012:001 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.
38:012:002 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.
38:012:003 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 against it.
38:012:004 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.
38:012:005 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The
inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of
hosts their God.
38:012:006 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.
38:012:007 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.
38:012:008 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.
38:012:009 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to
destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
38:012:010 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 firstborn.
38:012:011 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as
the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
38:012:012 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;
38:012:013 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart;
the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
38:012:014 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their
38:013:001 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of
David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for
38:013:002 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
38:013:003 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.
38:013:004 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:
38:013:005 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man
taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
38:013:006 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.
38:013:007 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.
38:013:008 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.
38:013:009 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 my
38:014:001 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be
divided in the midst of thee.
38:014:002 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
38:014:003 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations,
as when he fought in the day of battle.
38:014:004 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 the south.
38:014:005 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.
38:014:006 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall
not be clear, nor dark:
38:014:007 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.
38:014:008 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
38:014:009 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day
shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
38:014:010 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.
38:014:011 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter
destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
38:014:012 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.
38:014:013 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.
38:014:014 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.
38:014:015 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.
38:014:016 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.
38:014:017 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.
38:014:018 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
38:014:019 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of
all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
38:014:020 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 bowls before the altar.
38:014:021 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
Book 39 – Malachi
39:001:001 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
39:001:002 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast
thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD:
yet I loved Jacob,
39:001:003 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage
waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
39:001:004 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return
and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts,
They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call
them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom
the LORD hath indignation for ever.
39:001:005 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be
magnified from the border of Israel.
39:001:006 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then
I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master,
where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests,
that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy
39:001:007 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein
have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD
39:001:008 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and
if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now
unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy
person? saith the LORD of hosts.
39:001:009 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto
us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons?
saith the LORD of hosts.
39:001:010 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for
nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I
have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will
I accept an offering at your hand.
39:001:011 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the
same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every
place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure
offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith
the LORD of hosts.
39:001:012 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD
is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is
39:001:013 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have
snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that
which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an
offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.
39:001:014 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male,
and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt thing: for
I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is
dreadful among the heathen.
39:002:001 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
39:002:002 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to
give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even
send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I
have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
39:002:003 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your
faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take
you away with it.
39:002:004 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you,
that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
39:002:005 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to
him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before
39:002:006 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found
in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did
turn many away from iniquity.
39:002:007 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should
seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD
39:002:008 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to
stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi,
saith the LORD of hosts.
39:002:009 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before
all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but
have been partial in the law.
39:002:010 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why
do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by
profaning the covenant of our fathers?
39:002:011 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is
committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned
the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the
daughter of a strange god.
39:002:012 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and
the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that
offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.
39:002:013 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD
with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that
he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with
good will at your hand.
39:002:014 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness
between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast
dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of
39:002:015 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit.
And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore
take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously
against the wife of his youth.
39:002:016 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting
away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the
LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye
deal not treacherously.
39:002:017 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein
have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is
good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or,
Where is the God of judgment?
39:003:001 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way
before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to
his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye
delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
39:003:002 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand
when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like
39:003:003 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he
shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and
silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in
39:003:004 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant
unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
39:003:005 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift
witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and
against false swearers, and against those that oppress the
hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that
turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith
the LORD of hosts.
39:003:006 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob
are not consumed.
39:003:007 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine
ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will
return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein
shall we return?
39:003:008 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein
have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
39:003:009 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this
39:003:010 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be
meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD
of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and
pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough
to receive it.
39:003:011 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall
not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine
cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of
39:003:012 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a
delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.
39:003:013 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye
say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
39:003:014 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it
that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked
mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
39:003:015 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work
wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even
39:003:016 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and
the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance
was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that
thought upon his name.
39:003:017 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day
when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man
spareth his own son that serveth him.
39:003:018 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and
the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth
39:004:001 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and
all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be
stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the
LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor
39:004:002 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness
arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and
grow up as calves of the stall.
39:004:003 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes
under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this,
saith the LORD of hosts.
39:004:004 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded
unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and
39:004:005 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming
of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
39:004:006 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come
and smite the earth with a curse.