9:1The burden of the word of Jehovah upon the land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be its resting-place (for the eye of man and of all the tribes of Israel is toward Jehovah); 9:2and Hamath, also, which bordereth thereon; Tyre and Sidon, because they are very wise. 9:3And Tyre did build herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets. 9:4Behold, the Lord will dispossess her, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire. 9:5Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also, and shall be sore pained; and Ekron, for her expectation shall be put to shame; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. 9:6And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. 9:7And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth; and he also shall be a remnant for our God; and he shall be as a chieftain in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite. 9:8And I will encamp about my house against the army, that none pass through or return; and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes. 9:9Rejoice 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, even upon a colt the foal of an ass. 9:10And 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. 9:11As for thee also, because of the blood of thy covenant I have set free thy prisoners from the pit wherein is no water. 9:12Turn you to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope: even to-day do I declare that I will render double unto thee. 9:13For I have bent Judah for me, I have filled the bow with Ephraim; and I will stir up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and will make thee as the sword of a mighty man. 9:14And 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 go with whirlwinds of the south. 9:15Jehovah 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 through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, like the corners of the altar. 9:16And Jehovah their God will save them in that day as the flock of his people; for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted on high over his land. 9:17For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! grain shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins.