ZECHARIAH 12 – NKJV
The Coming Deliverance of Judah
1 The burden of the word of the Lord against Israel. Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him:
2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.
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.
4 In that day,” says the Lord, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.
5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in the Lord of hosts, their God.’
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.
7 “The Lord will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah.
8 In that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the Lord before them.
9 It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Mourning for the Pierced One
10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
11 In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.
12 And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves;
13 the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves;
14 all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.
ZECHARIAH 12 – EZ3728
The God-word weighs heavy
Both on those whom He loves
And on those still enraged by His loved ones
All included, it’s thorough,
the acts will bear awe
Don’t miss the cup that will pour
Drunkenness rains on the ones of the circle
Surrounding the land of His promise
The divine cup is heavy it’s more than man holds
Its Potter has planned it from old.
Plans won’t go away and they won’t disappear
Its destiny clearer by year.
The day of the Lord when the timing is ripe
Is set for all nations to fear.
The strike on the rider the strike on the horse
Which side one is on is the question
The plan for all flesh marks a destiny course
Written beforehand for all.
Jerusalem, weighty, a firepan from heaven
Will light the planned fuse of the Lord
The burning rebellion
Itself will be burned
It is time for Divinity’s sword.
Leadership cries out, “His strength Adonai,
T’sva’oat is our fire and ignition”
The burning, the roaring – Ariel to all nations
The city fulfilling its mission.
Their place is their place, and no longer disputed
Nor carved up nor argued nor bartered.
Salvation to Judah and then to the City
Redeemed and repentant in mercy, in pity.
And now lifted up to the place of the promise
No one is feeble, now forward…
To strength in the strength of the Lord God of hosts
as His eye sets one course of protection.
The Pierced One is seen and exalted and welcomed,
Regretted are seasons denied.
Prophets and rulers and priests all included,
alone shall they weep, shall they cry
The troubles once suffered, results of denial, the madness, confusion is done.
All written beforehand for eyes to be opened
To gaze, at long last, on the Son.