Jerusalemís Enemies to Be Destroyed
12:1 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.
12:2 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.
12:3 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.
12:4 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.
12:5 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.
12:6 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.
12:7 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
12:8 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.
12:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will
seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Mourning for the One
12:10 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.
12:11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in
Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of
12:12 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
12:13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their
wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives
12:14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and
their wives apart.