The Coming Day of the Lord

Zechariah 14

1 Behold, a the day of the LORD is coming,
And your 1 spoil will be divided in your midst.
2 For b I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses 2 rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then the LORD will go forth
And fight against those nations,
As He fights in the day of battle.
4 And in that day His feet will stand c on the Mount of Olives,
Which faces Jerusalem on the east.
And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two,
From east to west,
d Making a very large valley;
Half of the mountain shall move toward the north
And half of it toward the south.
5 Then you shall flee through My mountain valley,
For the mountain valley shall reach to Azal.
Yes, you shall flee
As you fled from the e earthquake
In the days of Uzziah king of Judah.
f Thus the LORD my God will come,
And g all the saints with 3 You.

6 It shall come to pass in that day
That there will be no light;
The 4 lights will diminish.
7 It shall be one day
h Which is known to the LORD -
Neither day nor night.
But at i evening time it shall happen
That it will be light.

8 And in that day it shall be
That living j waters shall flow from Jerusalem,
Half of them toward 5 the eastern sea
And half of them toward 6 the western sea;
In both summer and winter it shall occur.

9 And the LORD shall be k King over all the earth.
In that day it shall be -
l "The LORD is one," 7
And His name one.

10 All the land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. 8 Jerusalem shall be raised up and m inhabited in her place from Benjamin's Gate to the place of the First Gate and the Corner Gate, n and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses. 11 The people shall dwell in it;
And o no longer shall there be utter destruction,
p But Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.

12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem:
Their flesh shall 9 dissolve while they stand on their feet,
Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets,
And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.

13 It shall come to pass in that day
That q a great panic from the LORD will be among them.
Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor,
And raise r his hand against his neighbor's hand;
14 Judah also will fight at Jerusalem.
s And the wealth of all the surrounding nations
Shall be gathered together:
Gold, silver, and apparel in great abundance.
15 t Such also shall be the plague
On the horse and the mule,
On the camel and the donkey,
And on all the cattle that will be in those camps.
So shall this plague be.

16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall u go up from year to year to v worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep w the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 x And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, on them there will be no rain. 18 If the family of y Egypt will not come up and enter in, z they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the LORD strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 19 This shall be the 10 punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

20 In that day a "HOLINESS TO THE LORD" shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. The b pots in the LORD's house shall be like the bowls before the altar. 21 Yes, 11 every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to the LORD of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a c Canaanite d in the house of the LORD of hosts.

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 13:6
    Wail, for the day of the LORD is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
    Isaiah 13:9
    Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it.
    Joel 2:1
    Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand:
    Malachi 4:1
    For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up," Says the LORD of hosts, "That will leave them neither root nor branch.
  2. Cross References
    Joel 3:2
    I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.
    Zechariah 12:2
    Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.
    Zechariah 12:3
    And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.
  3. Cross References
    Ezekiel 11:23
    And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain, which is on the east side of the city.
    Acts 1:9 - 12
    Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
  4. Cross References
    Joel 3:12
    Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 29:6
    You will be punished by the LORD of hosts With thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest And the flame of devouring fire.
    Amos 1:1
    The words of Amos, who was among the sheepbreeders of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 96:13
    For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the...
    Isaiah 66:15
    For behold, the LORD will come with fire And wi...
    Isaiah 66:16
    For by fire and by His sword The LORD will judg...
    Matthew 24:30
    Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in ...
    Matthew 24:31
    And He will send His angels with a great sound ...
    Matthew 25:31
    When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all...
  7. Cross References
    Joel 3:11
    Assemble and come, all you nations, And gather together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O LORD.
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 24:36
    But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 30:26
    Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, And the light of the sun will be sevenfold, As the light of seven days, In the day that the LORD binds up the bruise of His people And heals the stroke of their wound.
  10. Cross References
    Ezekiel 47:1 - 12
    Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar.
    Joel 3:18
    And it will come to pass in that day That the mountains shall drip with new wine, The hills shall flow with milk, And all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water; A fountain shall flow from the house of the LORD And water the Valley of Acacias.
    John 7:38
    "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
    Revelation 22:1
    And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
    Revelation 22:2
    In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
  11. Cross References
    Jeremiah 23:5
    Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
    Jeremiah 23:6
    In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
    Revelation 11:15
    Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!
  12. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:5
    One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
    Ephesians 4:6
    One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
    Deuteronomy 6:4
    Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
  13. Cross References
    Jeremiah 30:18
    Thus says the LORD: 'Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob's tents, And have mercy on his dwelling places; The city shall be built upon its own mound, And the palace shall remain according to its own plan.
    Zechariah 12:6
    In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place - Jerusalem.
  14. Cross References
    Nehemiah 3:1
    Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They built as far as the Tower of the Hundred, and consecrated it, then as far as the Tower of Hananel.
    Jeremiah 31:38
    Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that the city shall be built for the LORD from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate.
  15. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:40
    "And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the LORD. It shall not be plucked up or thrown down anymore forever."
  16. Cross References
    Jeremiah 23:6
    In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
    Ezekiel 34:25 - 28
    I will make a covenant of peace with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.
    Hosea 2:18
    In that day I will make a covenant for them With the beasts of the field, With the birds of the air, And with the creeping things of the ground. Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from the earth, To make them lie down safely.
  17. Cross References
    1 Samuel 14:15
    And there was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The garrison and the raiders also trembled; and the earth quaked, so that it was a very great trembling.
    1 Samuel 14:20
    Then Saul and all the people who were with him assembled, and they went to the battle; and indeed every man's sword was against his neighbor, and there was very great confusion.
  18. Cross References
    Judges 7:22
    When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the LORD set every man's sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; and the army fled to Beth Acacia, toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel Meholah, by Tabbath.
    2 Chronicles 20:23
    For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
    Ezekiel 38:21
    I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains," says the Lord GOD. "Every man's sword will be against his brother.
  19. Cross References
    Ezekiel 39:10
    They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them," says the Lord GOD.
    Ezekiel 39:17
    And as for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Speak to every sort of bird and to every beast of the field: "Assemble yourselves and come; Gather together from all sides to My sacrificial meal Which I am sacrificing for you, A great sacrificial meal on the mountains of Israel, That you may eat flesh and drink blood.
  20. Cross References
    Zechariah 14:12
    And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.
  21. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:2
    Now it shall come to pass in the latter days Th...
    Isaiah 2:3
    Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let ...
    Isaiah 60:6 - 9
    The multitude of camels shall cover your land, ...
    Isaiah 66:18 - 21
    For I know their works and their thoughts. It s...
    Micah 4:1
    Now it shall come to pass in the latter days Th...
    Micah 4:2
    Many nations shall come and say, "Come, and let...
  22. Cross References
    Isaiah 27:13
    So it shall be in that day: The great trumpet will be blown; They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, And they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt, And shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
  23. Cross References
    Leviticus 23:34 - 44
    Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD.
    Nehemiah 8:14
    And they found written in the Law, which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths during the feast of the seventh month.
    Hosea 12:9
    But I am the LORD your God, Ever since the land of Egypt; I will again make you dwell in tents, As in the days of the appointed feast.
    John 7:2
    Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand.
  24. Cross References
    Isaiah 60:12
    For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you shall perish, And those nations shall be utterly ruined.
  25. Cross References
    Isaiah 19:21
    Then the LORD will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to the LORD and perform it.
  26. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 11:10
    For the land which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden.
  27. Cross References
    Exodus 28:36
    You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet: HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
    Exodus 39:30
    Then they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving of a signet: HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
    Isaiah 23:18
    Her gain and her pay will be set apart for the LORD; it will not be treasured nor laid up, for her gain will be for those who dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for fine clothing.
    Jeremiah 2:3
    Israel was holiness to the LORD, The firstfruits of His increase. All that devour him will offend; Disaster will come upon them," says the LORD.'
  28. Cross References
    Ezekiel 46:20
    And he said to me, "This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the grain offering, so that they do not bring them out into the outer court to sanctify the people.
  29. Cross References
    Isaiah 35:8
    A highway shall be there, and a road, And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, But it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, Shall not go astray.
    Ezekiel 44:9
    Thus says the Lord GOD: "No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart or uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter My sanctuary, including any foreigner who is among the children of Israel.
    Joel 3:17
    "So you shall know that I am the LORD your God, Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain. Then Jerusalem shall be holy, And no aliens shall ever pass through her again."
    Revelation 21:27
    But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
    Revelation 22:15
    But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
  30. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:19 - 22
    Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.
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