Rejoice, O people of Zion! 1
Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem!
Look, your king is coming to you.
He is righteous and victorious, 2
yet he is humble, riding on a donkey -
riding on a donkey’s colt.
10 I will remove the battle chariots from Israel 3
and the warhorses from Jerusalem.
I will destroy all the weapons used in battle,
and your king will bring peace to the nations.
His realm will stretch from sea to sea
and from the Euphrates River 4 to the ends of the earth. 5
11 Because of the covenant I made with you,
sealed with blood,
I will free your prisoners
from death in a waterless dungeon.
12 Come back to the place of safety,
all you prisoners who still have hope!
I promise this very day
that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.
13 Judah is my bow,
and Israel is my arrow.
Jerusalem 6 is my sword,
and like a warrior, I will brandish it against the Greeks. 7