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The spirit of supplications. ZECHARIAH 12 God's shepherd and fellow.

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5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, 1 The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.

a Deu, 13. 6, 8.

1 Or, There is strength to me and to the inhabitants, fc. b Mi. 3. 6, 7. e 2 Ki. 1. 8.

3 Heb. lie.

e Am. 7. 14.

6 In that day will I make the gover-2 Heb. a garnors of Judah dlike an hearth of fire ment of hair. among the wood, and like a torch of fired Jer. 5. 14. in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and f Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in 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.

fch. 2. 4.
7 ch. 6. 12.
h Isa. 40. 11.

i Lev. 6. 2, &c.

Jn. 10. 30. 2. 6. Phil. 2. Mt. 26. 31. Joel 3. 10. Or, abject. Heb. fallen. 1 Ex. 32. 34. m ch. 11. 2.

and a his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.

4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear 2a rough garment to 3 deceive:

5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.

6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. 7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand

8 In that day shall the LORD defend the
inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that Mal. 3. 2, 3. upon the little ones.

o Jer. 6. 27. 1 Pe. 1. 7. Eze. 39, 29.

is 4 feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Hos. 2. 23. LORD before them.

9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Jn. 19. 37.
Rev. 1. 7.
Jer. 6. 26.
t Isa. 13. 9.
Joel 2. 1.

u ver. 3.
Mt. 24. 30.

w Joel 3. 2. Rev. 16. 14.

10 And PI 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 bitternessy for his firstborn.


11 "In that day "shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourn-a ing of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

12 And the land shall mourn, 5every 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 apart;

2 Ki. 23. 29.
Joel 2. 16.

ch. 7. 3.
1 Co. 7. 5.

2 Sa. 5. 14.
Ex. 15. 3.

6 Or,
of Simeon,
as LXX.

5 Nu. 3. 18.
e Eze. 11. 23.

d ver. 5.
Joel 3. 14.
Eze. 36. 25.

1 Jn. 1. 7.

13 The family of the house of Levi 7 Heb, sepa apart, and their wives apart; the family 6 of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; 14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.



that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for 7 uncleanness.

2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.

3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD:


ration for
3 Or, my

9 Or, when he
shall touch
the valley
of the

mountains to

the place he separated. f Am. 1. 1. 1 Th. 3. 13. Deu. 33. 10e it shall


not be clear
in some

places, and
dark in

other places of the world. 11 Heb. precious. 12 Heb. thickness.

13 Or, the day shall be one.

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EHOLD, the day of the LORD com

Beth, and thy spoil shall be divided

in the midst of thee.

2 For "I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, "as when he fought in the day of battle."

4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be da very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

5 And ye shall flee to the valley of 8 the mountains; 9 for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

6 And it shall come to pass in that day, 10 that the light shall not be clear, nor 12 dark:

7 But 13 it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor

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night: but it shall come to pass, that "at evening time it shall be light. 8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. 9 And the LORD shall be king over alle the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

10 All the land shall be 2 turned fas a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and 3inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.

a Isa, 30, 26 & 60. 19, 20. Rev. 21. 23. b Eze. 47. 1. Jn. 4. 10.

Or, eastern.

Ps. 47. 7.

d ch. 8. 22.
e Isa. 66. 23.
2 Or,


40, 4 g Lev. 23. 34. Isa. 2. 2.

i Ina, 60, 12.

3 Or,

shall abide. Jer. 37. 13. k Jer. 31. 38. Jer. 3. 3. No. 3. 1. 4 Heb. upon whom there is not. Deu. 11. 10, 11. 5 Or, shall abide.

11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and 6 Or, sin. their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

7 Or, bridles. n Ex. 28. 36.

2 Ch. 35. 13. P ch. 9. 15. Judg. 7. 22.


13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour. 14 And 8Judah also shall fight 9at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered.


1 Sa. 14. 20. 2 Ch. 20. 23.


thou also, O Judah, shalt. 9 Or, against. Eze. 44. 9. Deu. 7. 1, 2.

her enemies plagued.

together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.

16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem dshall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep 9 the feast of tabernacles.

17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, 4that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 19 This shall be the 6punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles..

20 In that day shall there be upon the 7bells of the horses, "HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like Pthe bowls before the altar.

21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.


THE burden of the word of the LORD to Israel 1 by Malachi.

Ja ch. 2. 1.

Na. 1. 1.

e ch. 2. 11.
Eze. 7. 2.

1 Heb. by
the hand of.
d Deu. 7. 8.
Jer. 31. 3.

2 Or, bring
unto, fe.

2 dI have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, 3 And I hated Esau, and laid hise Ezr. 2. 62 mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.

5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be magnified 6 from the border of Israel.

6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a

Ne. 7. 64. f Lev. 3. 11. 9 Ro. 9. 13. Jer. 49.10.18. Eze 25. 13, 14 & 35. 3, 4, 7. iLev. 22. 22. Deu. 15. 21.

3 Heb. to. Hag. 1. 1. Heb. the face of God. Zech. 7. 2.


5 Heb. from your hand. 6 Or, upon. Heb. from upon. Isa. 1. 11. Am. 5. 21.

master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, "O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

7 Ye 2 offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.

8 And if ye offer the blind 3 for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.

9 And now, I pray you, beseech 4God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been 5 by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.

10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, kneither will I accept an offering at your hand.

The Lord's name profaned.


a Ps. 113. 3.

Isa. 45. 6.

& 56. 7
& 60. 3, 5
& 66. 19.

11 For "from the rising of the sun even
unto the going down of the same my Isa. 2. 2
name shall be great among the Gentiles;
and in every place incense shall be
offered unto my name, and da pure
offering: for my name shall be great
among the heathen, saith the LORD of

Zeph 2 11.
Jn. 4. 21, 23,

Rev. 8. 3.

d Iss. 66. 20.
e ch. 1. 1.

Or, ought

to love.

12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye1 say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, isf Ezr. 9. 2. contemptible.

13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! 3and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.

14 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock ja male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.



ND now, "O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

3 Behold, I will 10 corrupt your seed, and 11 spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and 12one shall take you away with it.

4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

5 "My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.

7 Jer. 2. 27.
ver. 7.
2Or, him that

waketh, and
him that

3 Or, whereas
ye might
have blown
it away.
i ver. 8.
4 Heb. in
whose flock is.
Ex. 12. 5.
Lev. 1. 3.

Lev. 22. 25.

I ver. 15.
Isa. 54. 6.

m Mt. 19. 4, 5.

5 Or,
n ch. 1. 6.
6 Heb. seed
of God.
7 Ör,
Deu. 28. 20.
8 Or, if he
hate her, put

her away.
9 Heb.

to put away.

P. 69. 22.
10 Or, reprove.

11 Heb.
Na. 3. 6.

Ex. 29. 14.
Isa. 43. 24.
12 Or, it shall
take you
away to it.

1 Kí. 14. 10.

Nu. 25. 12.

Ne. 13. 29.
ch. 3. 1.

t 2 Pe. 3. 4.
u Isa. 54. 10.

6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity,ch. 4. 5. and did turn many away from iniquity. 7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is d the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to 13 stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

Mt. 11. 10.
Mk. 1. 2.
Lk. 7. 27.
w Hag 1. 13.
r Inn. 40. 3.
Lk. 1. 17, 76.
Jn. 1. 6, 26.

Hag, 2. 7, 9.
Deu. 33. 10.

Mt. 12. 6.

a Iss. 63. 9.


Lev. 10. 11.

9 Therefore have I also made you
Deu. 17. 9.
contemptible and base before all the
Jer. 18. 18.
people, according as ye have not kept my
Eze. 7. 26.
ways, but 14 have been partial in the law.
ch. 4. 1.
10 Have we not all one father? hath Hag. 1. 13.
not one God created us? why do we deal Isa. 4. 4.
treacherously every man against his bro-13 Or, fall in.
f Na. 3. 6. ver. 3. 9 ch. 1. 11.
15 Or, ancient,

Mt. 3. 11, 12.

His messenger shall come.

ther, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, fand hath married the daughter of a strange god.

12 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, 2 the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.

13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.

14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant,

15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the 5 residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a 6 godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal 7 treacherously against the wife of his youth.

16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith 8 that he hateth 9 putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein_have we wearied him! When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, 'Where is the God of judgment?


BEHOLD, I will send "my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even "the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. 4 Then shall 9 the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in 15 former years.

5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness 14 Or, lifted up the face against. Heb. accepted faces. A1 Co. 8. 6. Eph. 4, 6. ¡Ac. 17. 26.

Robbers of God.


against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that loppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

6 For I am the LORD, I change not; ƒtherefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

719 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

a Lev. 19. 13. 1 Or, defraud. 6 Deu. 24. 17. Ex. 23. 6. d Ps. 56. 8 & 149. 9. Dan. 7. 10. Rev. 20, 12.

e Jas. 1. 17. Lam. 3. 22.



Am. 9. 9. 7 Ac. 7. 51.

Or, special

Ex. 19. 5.
1 Pe. 2. 9.

Ps. 103. 13.
Zech. 1. 3.
Ps. 58. 10, 11

& 73. 17-20.

ch. 1. 6. ch. 3. 2 Ne. 13. 10, 12

111. 5.

8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In 'tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for yen 2 Th. 1. 8. have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the store-P2 Co. 3. 8-8. house, that there may be meat in mine? house, and Pprove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and 3 pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. 12 And all nations shall call you blessed for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts. 13 Your words have been stouty against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?

14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his 5 ordinance, and that we have walked 6mournfully before the LORD of hosts?

15 And now we call the proud_happy; yea, they that work wickedness 7are set

q Isa. 47. 14. r Mt. 3. 10. Lk. 3. 9.

3 Heb.

empty out.

Ps. 84. 11.

Lk. 1. 78.
Jn. 1. 4, 9
& 12. 46.

2 Pe. 1. 19. Rev. 2. 28. 4 Heb. corrupt.

t Jer. 8. 13.

Lk. 1. 48. ch. 2. 17. w Ex. 20. 3, &c. r Deu. 4. 10.

Job 21. 7.

Jer. 12. 1.

Zeph. 1. 12. 2 ch. 3. 1. a Mt. 11. 14. b Joel 2. 31. 5 Heb. observation.

6 Heb.

in black.

e Lk. 1. 17. 7 Heb.

are built.

The Sun of righteousness.

delivered. up; yea, they that tempt God are even

16 ¶ Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and da book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my 2jewels; and I will spare them, has a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.


OR, behold, the day cometh, "that

shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and "the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

4 Remember ye w the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

5 Behold, I will send you "Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.


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