God speaks against Israel's enemies
The Lord watches all men and all the groups of people in Israel.
They have swept up rich metals like dirt.
They have swept up gold like dirt in the streets.
And he will remove their ships from the sea.
Fire will burn every part of the city.
The people in Gaza city will see it and they will be afraid.
The things that the people in Ekron city hope for will not happen.
The king of Gaza will die
and there will be no people in Ashkelon any longer.
I will show the
I will take the food from their teeth, because it is bad food.
Those that remain will still be my people.
They will become leaders in Judah.
Ekron will be like a part of Judah, as the Jebusites were.
No army will ever again beat my people,
because I am watching them.
The king of Zion comes
Shout, people in Jerusalem.
Look! Your king comes to you.
He will save you because he does everything well.
But he is quiet and he is riding on a
He will ride on a young animal. Its mother is a donkey.
and the horses of war from Jerusalem.
He will speak to all the countries and wars will finish.
He will rule from sea to sea. He will rule from the river Euphrates to the ends of the earth.
I tell you this now: I will give back to you twice as much as you have lost.
I will use you, men from
I will make you like the long metal knife of a soldier.
The Lord will appear
The Lord God will make a loud sound with a
He will march in a storm from the south to attack.
They will throw great stones at their enemies.
When they go to war, they will shout loudly,
like men who have drunk too much
They will be as full of
when he pours it on the
They are his people.
They will shine in his country
like beautiful stones that shine in a
The young people will become strong
when they eat good bread.
The young women will become strong
when they drink new