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Jerusalem's ZECHARIAH. Coming of Messiah.

of Jerusalem: and it shall In CHAPTER XIV. The destroyers of Jerusalem destroyed. The up, and inhabited in ber pla coming of Messiah, and the glory of his king Benjamin's gate unto the dom. 12 The plague of Jerusalem's enemies, 16 The remnant of the nations shall turn to the the first gate, unto the corn Lord. 20 Holiness unto the Lord. and from the tower of H DEHOLD, the day of the Lord unto the king's winepresses. D cometh, and thy spoil shall be 11 And men shall dwell in divided in the midst of thee. there shall be no more utter

2 For I will gather all nations tion; but Jerusalem shall be against Jerusalem to battle; and the inhabited. city shall be taken, and the houses 12 And this shall be the rified, and the women ravished; and wherewith the Lord will sm half of the city shall go forth into the people that have fought a captivity, and the residue of the peo- Jerusalem; Their flesh shal ple shall not be cut off from the city. sume away while they stand

3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and their feet, and their eyes sha fight against those nations, as when sume away in their holes, an he fought in the day of battle. tongue shall consume away 4 And his feet shall stand in that mouth. day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and that day, that a great tumu

13 And it shall come to

the mount of Olives shall cleave in the Lord shall be among the the midst thereof toward the east they shall lay hold every one and toward the west, and there shall hand of his neighbour, and h be a very great valley; and half of shall rise up against the han the mountain shall remove toward neighbour. the north, and half of it toward the 14 And Judah also shall figl

rusalem; and the wealth of 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of heathen round about shall b the mountains ; for the valley of the ered together, gold, and sily mountains shall reach unto Azal : apparel, in great abundance yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled | 15 And so shall be the pli from before the earthquake in the the horse, of the mule, of the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and and of the ass, and of all th the Lord my God shall come, and that shall be in these tents all the saints with thee.

plague. 6 And it shall come to pass in that 16 And it shall come to day, that the light shall not be clear, every one that is left of al nor dark:

tions which came against Je

7 But it shall be one day which shall even go up from year shall be known to the Lord, not worship the King, the LORI day, nor night: but it shall come to and to keep the feast of tal pass, that at evening time it shall| 17 And it shall be, that w

not come up of all the fa
8 And it shall be in that day, that the earth unto Jerusalem
living waters shall go out from Je- the King, the Lord of h
rusalem; half of them toward the upon them shall be no rai
former sea, and half of them toward 18 And if the family of
the hinder sea: in summer and in not up, and come not, th:
winter shall it be.

rain; there shall be th
9 And the Lord shall be king over wherewith the Lord will
all the earth: in that day shall there heathen that come not
be one Lord, and his name one. the feast of tabernacles.

10 All the land shall be turned as 19 This shall be the
a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Egypt, and the munia

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The people reproved

MALACHI. The priests reproved. 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will covering the altar of the Lord with not lay it to heart, to give glory unto tears, with weeping, and with cry my name, saith the Lord of hosts, I ing out, insomuch that he regardet will even send a curse upon you, and not the offering any more, or receiv I will curse your blessings: yea, I eth it with good will at your hand have cursed them already, because 14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? B ye do not lay it to heart. cause the Lord hath been wita

3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, between thee and the wife of and spread dung upon your faces, youth, against whom thou hast de even the dung of your solemn feasts; treacherously: yet is she thy compi and one shall take you away with it. ion, and the wife of thy covenan

4 And ye shall know that I have 15 And did not he make one?! sent this commandment unto you, had he the residue of the spirit. that my covenant might be with wherefore one! That he mights Levi, saith the LORD of hosts, a godly seed. Therefore take hee

5 My covenant was with him of your spirit, and let none deal tres life and peace; and I gave them to erously against the wife of his yo him for the fear wherewith he feared 16 For the LORD, the God me, and was afraid before my name. rael, saith that he hateth pu

6 The law of truth was in his away: for one covereth vie mouth, and iniquity was not found with his garment, saith the L in his lips: he walked with me in hosts: therefore take heed to peace and equity, and did turn many spirit, that ye deal not treache away from iniquity.

17 Ye have wearied the Lor

7 For the priest's lips should keep your words. Yet ye say, W knowledge, and they should seek the have we wearied him?' WI law at his mouth: for he is the mes- say, Every one that doeth senger of the Lord of hosts. good in the sight of the LOR

8 But ye are departed out of the he delighteth in them; or, W way; ye have caused many to stum- the God of judgment? ble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD CHAPTER III. of hosts,

'The Messenger of the covenant coming 9 Therefore have I also made you

ness of the people. 16 The promise of i

ple. The rebellion, 8 sacrilege, 13 art. contemptible and base before all the them that fear God, people, according as ye have not REHOLD, I will send my i kept my ways, but have been par

D ger, and he shall prep tial in the law.

way before me: and the Lor 10 Have we not all one father?) ye seek, shall suddenly con hath not one God created us? why temple, even the Messenge do we deal treacherously every man covenant, whom ye delight against his brother, by profaning the hold, he shall come, saith covenant of our fathers ?

of hosts. 11 Judah hath dealt treacherous- 2 But who may abide th ly, and an abomination is committed his coming! and who sh in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Ju- when he appeareth! for he dah hath profaned the holiness of the refiner's fire, and like fulle Lord which he loved, and hath mar- 3 And he shall sit as a re ried the daughter of a strange god. purifier of silver: and he sl

12 The LORD will cut off the man the sons of Levi, and purg that doeth this, the master and the gold and silver, that they scholar, out of the tabernacles of Ja. unto the LORD an offering cob, and him that offereth an offer- eousness. ing unto the LORD of hosts. 4 Then shall the offering 13 And this have ye done again, and Jerusalem be pleasan

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