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ZECHARIAH

12And I said unto them: 'If ye think good, give me my hire; and if not, forbear.' So they weighed for my hire thirty pieces of silver. 13And the Lord said unto me: 'Cast it into the treasury, the goodly price that I was prized at of them.' And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them into the treasury, in the house of the Lord. 14Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Binders, that the brotherhood between Judah and Israel might be broken.

15And the Lord said unto me : 'Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. 16For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not think of those that are cut off, neither will seek those that are young, nor heal that which is broken; neither will he feed that which standeth still, but he will eat the flesh of the fat, and will break their hoofs in pieces.'

17Woe to the worthless shepherd
That leaveth the flock!
The sword shall be upon his arm,
And upon his right eye;
His arm shall be clean dried up,
And his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

12The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel.

 
The saying of the Lord, who stretched forth the heavens,
And laid the foundation of the earth,
And formed the spirit of man within him.
2Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of staggering
Unto all the peoples round about,
And upon Judah also shall it fall to be in the siege against Jerusalem.

3And it shall come to pass in that day,

That I will make Jerusalem a stone of burden for all the peoples;
All that burden themselves with it shall be sore wounded;
And all the nations of the earth shall be gathered together against it.
4In that day, saith the Lord,
I will smite every horse with bewilderment,
And his rider with madness;
And I will open Mine eyes upon the house of Judah,
And will smite every horse of the peoples with blindness.
5And the chiefs of Judah shall say in their heart:
'The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength
Through the Lord of hosts their God.'
6In that day will I make the chiefs of Judah
Like a pan of fire among wood,
And like a torch of fire among sheaves;
And they shall devour all the peoples round about,
On the right hand and on the left;
And Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
7The 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 be not magnified above Judah.
8In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
And he that stumbleth among them at that day shall be as David,
And the house of David shall be as a godlike being,
As the angel of the Lord before them.

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