1 The burden of the Word of Jehovah for Israel, says Jehovah, who stretches forth the
heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the peoples all around, and it shall also be against Judah in the siege against Jerusalem.
3 And in that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it
shall be slashed; cut to pieces. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.
4 In that day I will strike every horse with bewilderment and his rider with madness,
says Jehovah. And I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike 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 Jehovah of Hosts, their God.
6 In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a hearth of fire among the wood,
and like a torch of fire among cut grain. And they shall devour all the peoples all around,
on the right hand and on the left. And Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own
place, in Jerusalem.
7 Jehovah also shall save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David
and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not be magnified above Judah.
8 In that day Jehovah shall defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And he who is feeble
among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God,
like the Angel of Jehovah before them.
9 And it shall be in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against
10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and supplication. And they shall look on Me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they shall be bitter over Him, like the bitterness over the firstborn.
11 In that day the mourning in Jerusalem shall be great, like the mourning of Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddo.
12 And the land shall mourn, each family alone: the family of the house of David alone,
and their wives alone; the family of the house of Nathan alone, and their wives alone;
13 the family of the house of Levi alone, and their wives alone; the family of Shimei
alone, and their wives alone;
14 all the families who remain, each family alone, and their wives alone.