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The LORD YHWH Promises to Bless Jerusalem...
1.  And the word of YHWH of hosts came, saying,
2.  'Thus said YHWH of hosts, 'I shall be jealous for Tsiyon with great jealousy, with great wrath I shall be jealous for her.'
3.  'Thus said YHWH, 'I shall return to Tsiyon, and I shall dwell in the midst of Yerushalayim. And Yerushalayim shall be called: City of the Truth, and the Mountain of YHWH of hosts, the Set-apart Mountain.'
4.  'Thus said YHWH of hosts, 'Again old men and old women shall dwell in the streets of Yerushalayim, each one with his staff in his hand because of great age,
5.  and the streets of the city shall be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.'
6.  'Thus said YHWH of hosts, 'If it is marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in My eyes?' declares YHWH of hosts.
7.  'Thus said YHWH of hosts, 'See, I am saving My people from the land of the sunrise and from the land of the sunset.
8.  'And I shall bring them back, and they shall dwell in the midst of Yerushalayim. And they shall be My people, and I shall be their Elohim, in truth and in righteousness.'
9.  'Thus said YHWH of hosts, 'Let your hands be strong, you who are listening in these days to these words, from the mouth of the prophets, of the day the foundation was laid for the House of YHWH of hosts, the Hekal that was to be rebuilt.
10.  'For before these days there was not a wage for a man, nor a hire for beast, and there was no peace for him who went out or came in, because of his enemies, and I set all men one against another.
11.  'But now I am not as in the former days to the remnant of this people,' declares YHWH of hosts.
12.  'Because of the sowing of peace the vine does give its fruit, the ground does give her increase, and the heavens do give their dew. And I shall cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these.
13.  'And it shall be, as you were a curse among the gentiles, O house of Yehudah and house of Yisra'el, so I shall save you, and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear, let your hands be strong.'
14.  'For thus said YHWH of hosts, 'As I purposed to do evil to you when your fathers provoked Me,' declares YHWH of hosts, 'and I did not relent,
15.  so again in these days I have purposed to do good to Yerushalayim and to the house of Yehudah. Do not fear!
16.  'These are the words you should do: speak the truth to one another, judge with truth and right-ruling for peace in your gates.
17.  'And do not plot evil in your heart against another, and do not love a false oath. For all these I hate,' declares YHWH.'
18.  And the word of YHWH of hosts came to me, saying,
19.  'Thus said YHWH of hosts, 'The fast of the fourth, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth months, are to be joy and gladness, and pleasant appointed times for the house of Yehudah - and they shall love the truth and the peace.'
20.  'Thus said YHWH of hosts, 'Peoples shall yet come, inhabitants of many cities,
21.  and the inhabitants of the one go to another, saying, 'Let us earnestly go and pray before YHWH, and seek YHWH of hosts. I myself am going.'
22.  'And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek YHWH of hosts in Yerushalayim, and to pray before YHWH.'
23.  'Thus said YHWH of hosts, 'In those days ten men from all languages of the nations take hold, yea, they shall take hold of the edge of the garment of a man, a Yehudite, saying, 'Let us go with you, for we have heard that Elohim is with you.''' j
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