12 aThe burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord,
bWhich stretcheth forth the heavens, and clayeth the foundation of the earth,
And bdformeth the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, eI will make Jerusalem fa cup of ||gtrembling unto all the people round about,
||When they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
3 And hin that day will I make Jerusalem ia burdensome stone for all people:
jAll that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces,
kThough all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
4 hIn that day, saith the Lord,
lI will smite every horse with mastonishment, and his rider with mmadness:
And nI will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah,
And lwill smite every horse of the people with mblindness.
5 And othe governors of Judah shall say in their heart,
||The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength
In the Lord of hosts their God.
6 hIn that day will I make othe governors of Judah plike an hearth of fire among the wood,
And like a torch of fire in a sheaf;
And qthey shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left:
And rJerusalem shall be inhabited again sin her own place, even in Jerusalem.
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 Judah.
8 hIn that day shall the Lord tdefend the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
And uhe that is ||†feeble among them hat that day shall be as David;
And the house of David shall be as God,
As vthe angel of the Lord before them.
9 And it shall come to pass hin that day,
That I will seek wto destroy all the nations
That come against Jerusalem.
10 And xI will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
The spirit of grace and of ysupplications:
And zthey shall look upon me whom they ahave pierced,
And bthey shall mourn for him, as cone mourneth for dhis only son,
And shall be cin bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
11 eIn that day fshall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem,
gAs the mourning of hHadadrimmon in the valley of iMegiddon.
12 And fthe land shall mourn, †kevery family apart;
The family of the house of David apart, and kltheir wives apart;
The family of the house of mNathan apart, and their wives apart;
13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart;
The family ||of nShimei apart, and their wives apart;
14 All the families that remain,
Every family apart, and their wives apart.
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