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Zechariah 12

Jerusalem a cup of trembling to herself,

Zechariah 12:1 The heuy burthen which þe Lorde hath deuysed for Israell. Thus sayeth the Lorde which spred the heauens abrode, layde the foundacion of the earth and geueth man the breath of lyfe. Zechariah 12:2 Beholde, I wyll make Ierusalem a cuppe of surfet, vnto all the people that are rounde about her. Yee, Iuda hym selfe also shalbe in the sege agaynst Ierusalem.

and a burdensome stone to her adversaries.

Zechariah 12:3 At the same tyme wyll I make Ierusalem an heuy stone for al people, so that al soch as lyft it vp, shalbe toarne and rente, and all the people of the earth shalbe gathered together agaynst it. Zechariah 12:4 In that daye, sayeth the Lorde, I wyll make all horses abashed, and those that ryde vpon them, to be out of their wittes. I wyl open myne eyes vpon the house of Iuda, and smyte all þe horses of the people with blindnesse. Zechariah 12:5 And the princes of Iuda shall saye in their hertes. The inhabyters of Ierusalem shall geue me consolacion in the Lorde of hostes their God.

The victorious restoring of Judah.

Zechariah 12:6 In that tyme will I make þe princes of Iuda lyke an hote burnynge ouen with wood, and lyke a cresset of fyre among the strawe: so that they shall consume all þe people rounde aboute them, both vpon the ryght hande & the left. Ierusalem also shalbe inhabyted agayne: namely, in the same place where Ierusalem standeth. Zechariah 12:7 The Lorde shall preserue the tentes of Iuda lyke as a fore tyme: so þt the glory of the house of Dauid: & the glory of the cytesyns of Ierusalem, shalbe but lytle regarded, in comparison of þe glory of Iuda. Zechariah 12:8 In that daye shall the Lorde defende þe cytesyns of Ierusalem: so that the weakest then amonge them shalbe as Dauid: and the house of Dauid shalbe lyke as Gods house, and as the Aungell of the Lorde before them.

The repentance of Jerusalem.

Zechariah 12:9 At the same tyme will I go about to destroye all soch people as come against Ierusalem. Zechariah 12:10 Moreouer, vpon the house of Dauid and vpon the cytesyns of Ierusalem will I poure out the sprete of grace & compassion, so þt they shall loke vpon me, whom they haue pearsed: & they shal bewepe him as men mourne for their only begotten sonne: yee, & be sory for him, as men are sory for their first chyld. Zechariah 12:11 Then shall there be a great mournyng at Ierusalem, lyke as the lamentacion at Adremnon in the felde of Maggadon. Zechariah 12:12 And the lande shall bewayle euery kinred by them selues. The kinred of þe house of Dauid them selues alone, and their wiues by them selues: Zechariah 12:13 The kynred of the house of Nathan them selues alone, and their wyues by them selues. The kynred of the house of Leui them selues alone, and their wyues by them selues. The kynred of the house of Semei them selues alone, and their wyues by them selues. Zechariah 12:14 In lyke maner, all þe other generacions euerychone by them selues alone, and their wyues by them selues.

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