1 The burden of the Word of Jehovah against the land of Hadrach, and its resting place,
Damascus, (when the eyes of man, and all the tribes of Israel are toward Jehovah),
2 and Hamath also borders on it; Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.
3 And Tyre shall build a fortress for herself, and shall pile up silver like the dust, and
gold like the mud of the streets.
4 Behold, the Lord will dispossess her, and He will strike her power in the sea, and she
shall be devoured with fire.
5 Ashkelon shall see and fear; Gaza also shall writhe in great pain; and Ekron, her
expectation shall be dried up. And the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall
not be inhabited.
6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
7 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between
his teeth. But the remnant, even he, shall be for our God. And he shall be as a governor in
Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
8 And I will camp around My house because of the army, because of him who passes by
and because of him who returns. And an oppressor shall not pass through them any more.
For now I have seen with My eyes.
9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your
King comes to you! He is righteous and having salvation, lowly, and riding on an ass,
even on a colt, the foal of an ass.
10 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 to the nations. And His dominion
shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
11 As for you, by the blood of your covenant I have set free your prisoners from the pit,
where there is no water.
12 Turn to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.
13 For I have bent Judah for Me as a bow, filled it with Ephraim, and stirred up your
sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and made you as the sword of a mighty man.
14 Then Jehovah will be seen over them, and His arrow shall go out as lightning; and the Lord Jehovah shall blow the shofar and shall go forth with the tempests of the south.
15 Jehovah of Hosts shall defend them. And they shall devour and subdue with
slingstones. And they shall drink and roar, as with wine. And they shall be full like a
bowl, like the corners of the altar.
16 And Jehovah their God shall save them in that day as the flock of His people; for they
are as stones of a crown, lifted up as a sign over His land.
17 For how great is its goodness, and how great its beauty. Grain shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins.