A. ASHKELON shall see it, and fear;
B. GAZA also shall see it, and be very sorrowful,
C. and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed;
B1. and the king shall perish from GAZA,
A1. and ASHKELON shall not be inhabited.
A (8) And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now HAVE I SEEN with mine eyes.
B (9) Rejoice greatly, O daughter OF ZION; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt THE FOAL <01121> of an ass.
C (10) And I will cut off the chariot FROM EPHRAIM, and the horse from Jerusalem,
D (10) and the battle BOW shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
E (11) As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth THY PRISONERS out of the pit wherein is no water.
E1 (12) Turn you to the strong hold, YE PRISONERS of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;
D1 (13) When I have bent Judah for me, filled THE BOW
C1 (13) WITH EPHRAIM,
B1 (13) and raised up THY SONS <01121>, O ZION, against THY SONS <01121>, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
A1 (14) And Yahweh SHALL BE SEEN over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord Yahweh shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
A (12) Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even TO DAY do I declare that I will render double unto thee;
B (13) When I have bent Judah for me, FILLED the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
C (14) And Yahweh shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord Yahweh shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
B1 (15) Yahweh of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and THEY SHALL BE FILLED like bowls, and as the corners of the altar.
A1 (16) And Yahweh 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 as an ensign upon his land.