Friday, September 9, 2016

Zechariah 14

Last chapter of Zechariah. Good time to stop for a two-week holiday driving to and from Regina. On the way I will see if I can find any readers for my new book. Let me know if you would like to be one. I have a half a dozen out there and would welcome some more before publication. Especially if you want to review it or say something I would dare quote.

But here's the last of Zechariah. You make sense of it. Then only one more book (Hosea, currently around 41% done) to finish the 12. (But translation never stops. I am still polishing Psalms after 10 years. I could do with some readers here too. Be an e-reader for the next book, due out in mid 2017.)

Verse 9 is a marvel. Is not Yahweh one at all times? Compare Deuteronomy 6:4.

Zechariah 14
הִנֵּ֥ה יֽוֹם־בָּ֖א לַֽיהוָ֑ה
וְחֻלַּ֥ק שְׁלָלֵ֖ךְ בְּקִרְבֵּֽךְ
1 Behold, a day comes of Yahweh,
and divided are your spoils among you.
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9
וְאָסַפְתִּ֨י אֶת־כָּל־הַגּוֹיִ֥ם ׀ אֶֽל־יְרוּשָׁלִַם֮ לַמִּלְחָמָה֒ וְנִלְכְּדָ֣ה הָעִ֗יר וְנָשַׁ֙סּוּ֙ הַבָּ֣תִּ֔ים וְהַנָּשִׁ֖ים תִּשָּׁכַ֑בְנָה
וְיָצָ֞א חֲצִ֤י הָעִיר֙ בַּגּוֹלָ֔ה וְיֶ֣תֶר הָעָ֔ם לֹ֥א יִכָּרֵ֖ת מִן־הָעִֽיר
2 And I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to war and the city will be conquered and the houses rifled and the women raped,
and half of the city will go forth into exile and the remainder of the people will not be cut off from the city.
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וְיָצָ֣א יְהוָ֔ה וְנִלְחַ֖ם בַּגּוֹיִ֣ם הָהֵ֑ם
כְּי֥וֹם הִֽלָּחֲמ֖ו בְּי֥וֹם קְרָֽב
3 And Yahweh will come forth and fight against those nations,
as in the day he fought, in the day of close combat.
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וְעָמְד֣וּ רַגְלָ֣יו בַּיּוֹם־הַ֠הוּא עַל־הַ֨ר הַזֵּתִ֜ים אֲשֶׁ֨ר עַל־פְּנֵ֥י יְרוּשָׁלִַם֮ מִקֶּדֶם֒ וְנִבְקַע֩ הַ֨ר הַזֵּיתִ֤ים מֵֽחֶצְיוֹ֙ מִזְרָ֣חָה וָיָ֔מָּה גֵּ֖יא גְּדוֹלָ֣ה מְאֹ֑ד
וּמָ֨שׁ חֲצִ֥י הָהָ֛ר צָפ֖וֹנָה וְחֶצְיוֹ־נֶֽגְבָּה
4 And his feet will stand in that day upon the hill of the olive trees that faces Jerusalem from the east and the hill of the olive trees will split in two, half of it toward the sunrise, and towards the sea a very great gorge,
and half the hill will deviate northward and half toward the Negev.
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וְנַסְתֶּ֣ם גֵּֽיא־הָרַ֗י כִּֽי־יַגִּ֣יעַ גֵּי־הָרִים֮ אֶל־אָצַל֒ וְנַסְתֶּ֗ם כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר נַסְתֶּם֙ מִפְּנֵ֣י הָרַ֔עַשׁ בִּימֵ֖י עֻזִּיָּ֣ה מֶֽלֶךְ־יְהוּדָ֑ה
וּבָא֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהַ֔י כָּל־קְדֹשִׁ֖ים עִמָּֽךְ
5 And you will withdraw to the gorge of the hills, for the gorge of the hills will touch to the next and you will withdraw as you withdrew before the quake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah,
and Yahweh my God will come, all holy ones with you.
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וְהָיָ֖ה בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֑וּא
לֹֽא־יִהְיֶ֣ה א֔וֹר יְקָר֖וֹת וְקִפָּאֽוֹן
6 And it will be in that day,
light will not be a glint of preciousness but hoarfrost.
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וְהָיָ֣ה יוֹם־אֶחָ֗ד ה֛וּא יִוָּדַ֥ע לַֽיהוָ֖ה לֹא־י֣וֹם וְלֹא־לָ֑יְלָה
וְהָיָ֥ה לְעֵֽת־עֶ֖רֶב יִֽהְיֶה־אֽוֹר
7 And it will be one day itself known to Yahweh, neither day nor night,
but it will be at the time of evening. There will be light.
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וְהָיָ֣ה ׀ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֗וּא יֵצְא֤וּ מַֽיִם־חַיִּים֙ מִיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם חֶצְיָ֗ם אֶל־הַיָּם֙ הַקַּדְמוֹנִ֔י וְחֶצְיָ֖ם אֶל־הַיָּ֣ם הָאַחֲר֑וֹן
בַּקַּ֥יִץ וּבָחֹ֖רֶף יִֽהְיֶֽה
8 And it will be in that day, living waters will go forth from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the other sea.
In the summer and in the autumn it will be.
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וְהָיָ֧ה יְהוָ֛ה לְמֶ֖לֶךְ עַל־כָּל־הָאָ֑רֶץ
בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֗וּא יִהְיֶ֧ה יְהוָ֛ה אֶחָ֖ד וּשְׁמ֥וֹ אֶחָֽד
9 And it will be that Yahweh will reign over all the earth.
In that day, Yahweh will be one and his name one.
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יִסּ֨וֹב כָּל־הָאָ֤רֶץ כָּעֲרָבָה֙ מִגֶּ֣בַע לְרִמּ֔וֹן נֶ֖גֶב יְרֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
וְֽרָאֲמָה֩ וְיָשְׁבָ֨ה תַחְתֶּ֜יהָ לְמִשַּׁ֣עַר בִּנְיָמִ֗ן עַד־מְק֞וֹם שַׁ֤עַר הָֽרִאשׁוֹן֙ עַד־שַׁ֣עַר הַפִּנִּ֔ים וּמִגְדַּ֣ל חֲנַנְאֵ֔ל עַ֖ד יִקְבֵ֥י הַמֶּֽלֶךְ
10 Round about is all the land as steppe from Geba to Rimon southward to Jerusalem,
and it will be lifted high, and will be inhabited in her stead, from the gate of Benjamin to the place of the first gate to the corner gate and from the tower of Hananeel to the king's wine-vats.
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וְיָ֣שְׁבוּ בָ֔הּ וְחֵ֖רֶם לֹ֣א יִֽהְיֶה־ע֑וֹד
וְיָשְׁבָ֥ה יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם לָבֶֽטַח
11 And they will inhabit it. Utter destruction there will not be any more,
and Jerusalem will be inhabited in confidence.
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וְזֹ֣את ׀ תִּֽהְיֶ֣ה הַמַּגֵּפָ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִגֹּ֤ף יְהוָה֙ אֶת־כָּל־הָ֣עַמִּ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר צָבְא֖וּ עַל־יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
הָמֵ֣ק ׀ בְּשָׂר֗וֹ וְהוּא֙ עֹמֵ֣ד עַל־רַגְלָ֔יו וְעֵינָיו֙ תִּמַּ֣קְנָה בְחֹֽרֵיהֶ֔ן וּלְשׁוֹנ֖וֹ תִּמַּ֥ק בְּפִיהֶֽם
12 And this will be the plague with which Yahweh will plague all the peoples that are hosted at Jerusalem.
Its flesh will rot while it stands on its feet and its eyes will rot in their holes and its tongue will rot in their mouths.
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וְהָיָה֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא תִּֽהְיֶ֧ה מְהֽוּמַת־יְהוָ֛ה רַבָּ֖ה בָּהֶ֑ם
וְהֶחֱזִ֗יקוּ אִ֚ישׁ יַ֣ד רֵעֵ֔הוּ וְעָלְתָ֥ה יָד֖וֹ עַל־יַ֥ד רֵעֵֽהוּ
13 And it will happen in day that Yahweh will be much discomfort among them,
and they will be resolute, each with the hand of its associate, and its hand will come up against the hand of its associate.
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וְגַ֨ם־יְהוּדָ֔ה תִּלָּחֵ֖ם בִּירֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
וְאֻסַּף֩ חֵ֨יל כָּל־הַגּוֹיִ֜ם סָבִ֗יב זָהָ֥ב וָכֶ֛סֶף וּבְגָדִ֖ים לָרֹ֥ב מְאֹֽד
14 And also Judah will fight in Jerusalem.
And the wealth of all the nations surrounding will be gathered, gold and silver and garments in much abundance.
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וְכֵ֨ן תִּֽהְיֶ֜ה מַגֵּפַ֣ת הַסּ֗וּס הַפֶּ֙רֶד֙ הַגָּמָ֣ל וְהַחֲמ֔וֹר וְכָ֨ל־הַבְּהֵמָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר יִהְיֶ֖ה בַּמַּחֲנ֣וֹת הָהֵ֑מָּה
כַּמַּגֵּפָ֖ה הַזֹּֽאת
15 And so will be the plague of the horse, the mule, the camel, and the ass, and every beast that will be in those camps,
as this plague.
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וְהָיָ֗ה כָּל־הַנּוֹתָר֙ מִכָּל־הַגּוֹיִ֔ם הַבָּאִ֖ים עַל־יְרֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
וְעָל֞וּ מִדֵּ֧י שָׁנָ֣ה בְשָׁנָ֗ה לְהִֽשְׁתַּחֲוֺת֙ לְמֶ֙לֶךְ֙ יְהוָ֣ה צְבָא֔וֹת וְלָחֹ֖ג אֶת־חַ֥ג הַסֻּכּֽוֹת
16 And it will happen that anyone remaining from all the nations that come against Jerusalem,
they will ascend as often as year by year to worship the king, Yahweh of hosts and make festive the festive sacrifice of tabernacles.
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וְ֠הָיָה אֲשֶׁ֨ר לֹֽא־יַעֲלֶ֜ה מֵאֵ֨ת מִשְׁפְּח֤וֹת הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ אֶל־יְר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם לְהִֽשְׁתַּחֲוֺ֔ת לְמֶ֖לֶךְ יְהוָ֣ה צְבָא֑וֹת
וְלֹ֥א עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם יִהְיֶ֥ה הַגָּֽשֶׁם
17 And it will be that whoever does not go up from the families of the earth to Jerusalem to worship the king Yahweh of hosts,
then over them there will not be the heavy rain.
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וְאִם־מִשְׁפַּ֨חַת מִצְרַ֧יִם לֹֽא־תַעֲלֶ֛ה וְלֹ֥א בָאָ֖ה וְלֹ֣א עֲלֵיהֶ֑ם
תִּֽהְיֶ֣ה הַמַּגֵּפָ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִגֹּ֤ף יְהוָה֙ אֶת־הַגּוֹיִ֔ם אֲשֶׁר֙ לֹ֣א יַֽעֲל֔וּ לָחֹ֖ג אֶת־חַ֥ג הַסֻּכּֽוֹת
18 And if the family of Egypt does not go up and does not come, then nothing over them.
There will be the plague that Yahweh will plague on the nations who will not offer up to make festive the festive sacrifice of tabernacles.
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זֹ֥את תִּהְיֶ֖ה חַטַּ֣את מִצְרָ֑יִם
וְחַטַּאת֙ כָּל־הַגּוֹיִ֔ם אֲשֶׁר֙ לֹ֣א יַֽעֲל֔וּ לָחֹ֖ג אֶת־חַ֥ג הַסֻּכּֽוֹת
19 This will be the sin of Egypt,
and the sin of all the nations who will not offer up to make festive the festive sacrifice of tabernacles.
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בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֗וּא יִֽהְיֶה֙ עַל־מְצִלּ֣וֹת הַסּ֔וּס קֹ֖דֶשׁ לַֽיהוָ֑ה
וְהָיָ֤ה הַסִּירוֹת֙ בְּבֵ֣ית יְהוָ֔ה כַּמִּזְרָקִ֖ים לִפְנֵ֥י הַמִּזְבֵּֽחַ
20 In that day on the horse's bells will be, Holy to Yahweh,
and the pots in the house of Yahweh will be like the bowls before the altar.
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וְ֠הָיָה כָּל־סִ֨יר בִּירוּשָׁלִַ֜ם וּבִֽיהוּדָ֗ה קֹ֚דֶשׁ לַיהוָ֣ה צְבָא֔וֹת וּבָ֙אוּ֙ כָּל־הַזֹּ֣בְחִ֔ים וְלָקְח֥וּ מֵהֶ֖ם וּבִשְּׁל֣וּ בָהֶ֑ם
וְלֹא־יִהְיֶ֨ה כְנַעֲנִ֥י ע֛וֹד בְּבֵית־יְהוָ֥ה צְבָא֖וֹת בַּיּ֥וֹם הַהֽוּא
21 And every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to Yahweh of hosts and all those who offer will come and they will take from them and seethe in them,
and there will not be Canaanite any more in the house of Yahweh of hosts in that day.
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