9:1 The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach,
and Damascus [shall be] the rest of it: when the eyes of man,
as of all the tribes of Israel, [shall be] towards the LORD.
9:2 And Hamath also shall border by it; Tyre and Zidon, though
it be very wise.
9:3 And Tyre built herself a strong hold, and amassed silver as
the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.
9:4 Behold, the LORD will cast her out, and he will smite her
power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.
9:5 Ashkelon shall see [it], and fear; Gaza also [shall see
it], and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation
shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and
Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
9:6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the
pride of the Philistines.
9:7 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his
abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth,
even he, [shall be] for our God, and he shall be as a governor
in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
9:8 And I will encamp about my house because of the army,
because of him that passeth by, and because of him that
returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more:
for now have I seen with my eyes.
9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of
Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh to thee: he [is] just, and
having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a
colt the foal of an ass.
9:10 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 heathen: and his dominion [shall be]
from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.
9:11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent
forth thy prisoners out of the pit in which [is] no water.
9:12 Turn ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even
to-day do I declare [that] I will render double to thee;
9:13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with
Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O
Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall
go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD will blow the
trumpet, and will go with whirlwinds of the south.
9:15 The LORD of hosts will defend them; and they shall devour,
and subdue with sling-stones; and they shall drink, [and] make
a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls,
[and] as the corners of the altar.
9:16 And the LORD their God will save them in that day as the
flock of his people: for [they shall be as] the stones of a
crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.
9:17 For how great [is] his goodness, and how great [is] his
beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine