Matthew Bible

Zechariah 12

Jerusalem a cup of trembling to herself,

Zechariah 12:1 The heauy burthen which the lord hath deuised for Israel. Thus saieth the lord, which spred the heauens abroade, layde the foundacyon of the earth, and geueth man the breath of lyfe: Zechariah 12:2 Beholde I will make Ierusalem a cuppe of surfet, vnto al the people that are round aboute her: Yea, Iuda him self also shalbe in the sege agaynste Ierusalem.

and a burdensome stone to her adversaries.

Zechariah 12:3 At the same tyme wil I make Ierusalem, an heauye stone for al people, so that al such as lift it vp shalbe toarne & rente, & all the people of the earth shalbe gathered together against it. Zechariah 12:4 In that day, sayeth the Lorde, I will make all horses abashed, & those that ryde vpon them to be out of their wittes. I wyll open myne eyes vpon the house of Iuda, & smite all the horses of the people with blindnesse. Zechariah 12:5 And the princes of Iuda shal say in their hertes. The inhabiters of Ierusalem shal geue me consolacion in the Lord of hostes their God.

The victorious restoring of Judah.

Zechariah 12:6 In that tyme will I make the princes of Iuda lyke an hote burninge ouen with wood, & lyke a cresset of fyre among the strawe, so that they shal consume al the people rounde about them, both vpon the right hand and the left. Ierusalem also shalbe inhabited agayne: namely, in the same place, where Ierusalem standeth. Zechariah 12:7 The Lorde shal preserue the tentes of Iuda like as afore time: so þt the glorye of the house of Dauid, & the glory of the citesins of Ierusalem, shalbe but litle regarded, in comparison of þe glory of Iuda. Zechariah 12:8 In that day shal the Lord defende the citesins of Ierusalem: so that the weakest then amonge them shalbe as Dauid: & þe house of Dauid shalbe lyke as Gods house, and as the Angel of the Lorde before them.

The repentance of Jerusalem.

Zechariah 12:9 At the same tyme wil I go about to destroy al suche people as come againste Ierusalem. Zechariah 12:10 Moreouer, vpon the house of Dauid & vpon the cytesins of Ierusalem wil I poure oute the spirite of grace & prayer, so þt they shal loke vpon me, whom they haue pearsed: & they shal bewepe him, as men mourne for their onely begotten sonne: yea & be sory for him, as men are sorye for their fyrst childe. Zechariah 12:11 Then shal there be a great mourning at Ierusalem, like as the lamentacion at Adremnon in þe feld of Maggadon. Zechariah 12:12 And the land shal bewayle euery kinred by them selues. The kinred of þe house of Dauid them selues alone, & their wiues by them selues. Zechariah 12:13 The kinred of þe house of Nathan themselues alone, & their wyues by them selues. The kinred of the house of Leui them selues alone, & their wiues by them selues. The kinred of the house of Semei themselues alone & their wiues by them selues. Zechariah 12:14 In lyke maner, all the other generacions, euerychone by them selues alone, and their wiues by them selues.

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