Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
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.
Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
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 a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
half of the
And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; 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.
or, my mountains. for the, etc. or, when he shall touch the valley of the mountains to the place he separated. ye shall flee.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
"That is, it shall not be clear in some places, and dark in other places of the world."
Heb. precious. dark. Heb. thickness.
But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
it shall be one day
or, the day shall be one.
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.
And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
8:20-23 Genesis 49:10 1 Samuel 2:10 Psalms 2:6-8 22:27-31 47:2-9 67:4 Psalms 72:8-11,17 86:9 Isaiah 2:2-4 45:22-25 49:6,7 54:5 60:12-14 Daniel 2:44,45 7:27 Amos 9:12 Micah 4:1-3 5:4 Zephaniah 3:9 Revelation 11:15
All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited 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.
or, compassed. from Geba.
or, shall abide.
And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
shall be safely inhabited
or, shall abide.
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 their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
the plague wherewith
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.
And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
Judah also shall
or, thou also, O Judah, shalt, etc.
or, against. and the.
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
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.
And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that 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.
that have no
Heb. upon whom there is not.
This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
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.
Ephesians 2:19-22 1 Timothy 3:15 Hebrews 3:6 1 Peter 4:17 The predictions contained in this chapter seem to relate to events which gradually extend from the death of Christ to the glorious days of the millennium:--the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, whose armies were composed of many nations, which was "the day of the Lord," in which he came "to destroy those who would not that he should reign over them," (ver. 1, 2;) the subversion of the Roman empire, after being the executioners of the Divine vengeance on the Jews, by God's stirring up the barbarous nations to invade them, (ver. 3;) the effusion of Divine knowledge from Jerusalem, by the promulgation of the Gospel, (ver. 4-9;) the rebuilding and replenishing of Jerusalem, (ver. 10, 11;) the destruction of the nations who shall fight against her, (ver. 12-15;) the conversion of the remnant of those nations to the Lord, (ver. 16-19;) and the peace and purity of the universal church in the latter days, (ver. 20, 21.)