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The burden of the word of Jehovah, in the land of Hadrach, and [on] Damascus shall it rest;
(for Jehovah hath an eye upon men, and upon all the tribes of Israel;)
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and also [on] Hamath [which] bordereth thereon;
on Tyre and Zidon, though she be very wise.
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And Tyre hath built herself a stronghold, and hath heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.
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Behold, the Lord will take possession of her, and he will smite her power in the sea;
and she shall be devoured with fire.
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Ashkelon shall see [it], and fear;
Gazah also, and she shall be greatly pained;
Ekron also, for her expectation shall be put to shame: and the king shall perish from Gazah, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
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And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines;
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and I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth;
but he that remaineth, he also shall belong to our God, and shall be as a leader in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
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And I will encamp about my house because of the army, because of those that pass by and that return;
and the exactor shall not pass through them any more: for now have I seen [it] with mine eyes.
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Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion;
shout, daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, thy King cometh to thee: he is just, and having salvation;
lowly and rIding upon an ass, even upon a colt the foal of an ass.
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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 unto the nations;
and his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.
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As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant, I will send forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
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Turn again to the stronghold, prisoners of hope!
even to-day do I declare I will render double unto thee.
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For I have bent Judah for me, I have filled the bow with Ephraim;
and I will raise up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and make thee like the sword of a mighty man.
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And Jehovah shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning;
and the Lord Jehovah will blow the trumpet, and will march with whirlwinds of the south.
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Jehovah of hosts will defend them;
and they shall devour, and shall tread down the sling-stones;
and they shall drink, [and] make a noise as from wine;
and they shall be filled like a bowl, like the corners of the altar.
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And Jehovah their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people;
for [they shall be as] the stones of a crown, lifted up upon his land.
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For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty!
Corn shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the maidens.