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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 14

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1Lo, a day of the LORD is coming when your e Jerusalem is addressed. spoil shall be divided in your very midst! 2For I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for war: The city shall be captured, the houses plundered, and the women violated; and a part of the city shall go into exile. But the rest of the population shall not be uprooted from the city.

3Then the LORD will come forth and make war on those nations as He is wont to make war on a day of battle. 4On that day, He will set His feet on the Mount of Olives, near Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives shall split across from east to west, and one part of the Mount shall shift to the north and the other to the south, a huge gorge. 5 f Vocalizing [we] nistam with Targum, Septuagint, and an old Heb. ms. Other mss. and printed editions read, “You [pl.] shall flee [to] the Valley in the Hills, for the Valley of the Hills shall reach up to Azal. You shall flee as you fled because of the earthquake…” And the Valley in the Hills shall be stopped up, for the Valley of the Hills shall reach only to Azal; it shall be stopped up as it was stopped up as a result of the earthquake in the days of King Uzziah of Judah.—Andthe LORD my God, with all the holy beings, will come to you.

6 a Meaning of verse uncertain; cf. Job 21.26 . In that day, there shall be neither sunlight nor cold moonlight, 7but there shall be a continuous day—only the LORD knows when—of neither day nor night, and there shall be light at eventide.

8In that day, fresh water shall flow from Jerusalem, part of it to the Eastern Sea b I.e., the Dead Sea; cf. Joel 2.20 . and part to the Western Sea, c I.e., the Mediterranean Sea; cf. Joel 2.20 . throughout the summer and winter.

9And the LORD shall be king over all the earth; in that day there shall be one LORD with one name. d I.e., the LORD alone shall be worshiped and shall be invoked by His true name.

10Then the whole country shall become like the Arabah, e I.e., shall be depressed like the Jordan Valley. f‐ I.e., from the northern border of the Kingdom of Judah (1 Kings 15.22 ; 2 Kings 23.8 ) to the southern border (Josh. 15.32; 19.7 ). from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. ‐f I.e., from the northern border of the Kingdom of Judah (1 Kings 15.22 ; 2 Kings 23.8 ) to the southern border (Josh. 15.32; 19.7 ). The latter, however, shall perch high up where it is, and g‐ Brought up from v. 11 for clarity. shall be inhabited ‐g Brought up from v. 11 for clarity. from the Gate of Benjamin to the site of the Old Gate, down to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses. 11Never again shall destruction be decreed, and Jerusalem shall dwell secure.

12As for those peoples that warred against Jerusalem, the LORD will smite them with this plague: Their flesh shall rot away while they stand on their feet; their eyes shall rot away in their sockets; and their tongues shall rot away in their mouths.

13In that day, a great panic from the LORD shall fall upon them, and everyone shall snatch at the hand of another, and everyone shall raise his hand against everyone else's hand. 14Judah shall join the fighting in Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the nations roundabout—vast quantities of gold, silver, and clothing—shall be gathered in.

15The same plague shall strike the horses, the mules, the camels, and the asses; the plague shall affect all the animals in those camps.

16All who survive of all those nations that came up against Jerusalem shall make a pilgrimage year by year to bow low to the King LORD of Hosts and to observe the Feast of Booths. 17Any of the earth's communities that does not make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem to bow low to the King LORD of Hosts shall receive no rain. 18However, if the community of Egypt does not make this pilgrimage, it shall not be visited by the same affliction with which the LORD will strike the other nations that do not come up to observe the Feast of Booths. a Because Egypt is not dependent on rain, it will suffer some other punishment, presumably that described in v. 12 . 19Such shall be the punishment of Egypt and of all other nations that do not come up to observe the Feast of Booths.

20In that day, even the bells on the horses shall be inscribed “Holy to the LORD.” The metal pots in the House of the LORD shall be like the basins before the altar; 21indeed, every metal pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holy to the LORD of Hosts. And all those who sacrifice shall come and take of these to boil [their sacrificial meat] in; in that day there shall be no more traders b To sell ritually pure vessels. in the House of the LORD of Hosts.

Notes:

e Jerusalem is addressed.

f Vocalizing [we] nistam with Targum, Septuagint, and an old Heb. ms. Other mss. and printed editions read, “You [pl.] shall flee [to] the Valley in the Hills, for the Valley of the Hills shall reach up to Azal. You shall flee as you fled because of the earthquake…”

a Meaning of verse uncertain; cf. Job 21.26 .

b I.e., the Dead Sea; cf. Joel 2.20 .

c I.e., the Mediterranean Sea; cf. Joel 2.20 .

d I.e., the LORD alone shall be worshiped and shall be invoked by His true name.

e I.e., shall be depressed like the Jordan Valley.

f‐f I.e., from the northern border of the Kingdom of Judah (1 Kings 15.22 ; 2 Kings 23.8 ) to the southern border (Josh. 15.32; 19.7 ).

g‐g Brought up from v. 11 for clarity.

a Because Egypt is not dependent on rain, it will suffer some other punishment, presumably that described in v. 12 .

b To sell ritually pure vessels.

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