Here is a proclamation… it's the word of Jehovah against the land of [the God] HadRach, and against Damascus, where they offer sacrifices [to him]. For, Jehovah inspects all men, not just the tribes of IsraEl. 2 [This proclamation is also against] the area around HamAth, as well as Tyre and Sidon, for they all have the same mindset.
3 'Tyre built a fortress for herself… she treasured up silver like dust, and gathered up gold like mud in the streets. 4 So, she'll be inherited by Jehovah. He'll strike down her power over the seas, and she'll be consumed in a fire.
5 'AshKelon will see this and fear, and Gaza will be very grieved. EkRon will be shamed by her errors; for, their king will perish from Gaza, and no way will AshKelon be lived in. 6 Foreigners will move into AshDod; for, I'll demolish the insolence of the Philistines. 7 I'll remove all the blood from their mouths, and the disgusting things in their teeth. They'll leave such things for your God, and be assigned to a general from Judah… as happened to the people of Jebusi; so Ekron will be.
8 'Then I'll stand in My [Temple] in the heights, and from there I won't leave. No way will [armies] march on them, for My eyes will watch over them.
9 'So rejoice, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, JeruSalem's daughter! For, look! Your king is now coming to you… the righteous one who's your savior. He's gentle, and on a beast of burden is riding to you… even upon a young foal. 10 He'll destroy [all of] Ephraim's chariots
, as well as JeruSalem's horses. He'll destroy [all the weapons] of warfare… from the nations he'll bring an abundance and peace. Then he'll rule to the waters of the seas… from the rivers and passes of the earth.
11 'Then, by the blood of your Sacred Agreement, you'll [buy] captives [back] from dry pits. 12 Those who were captives you'll settle in forts; and for each day that they [were imprisoned], I will repay them with double. 13 For, I've held you tight to Myself, O Judah… [yes, as tight] as a bow.
Ephraim will be full once again, and I'll awaken your children, O Zion, against the sons of the Greeks… like a warrior's sword I will use them.
14 Then the Lord will be seen as their leader, and he'll [shoot] His arrows like lightning. The trumpet will be blown by Jehovah our God, which will send intimidation [upon them]
. 15 Then the Almighty Jehovah will serve as your shield, as you bring [destruction] upon them. Upon them your [sons] will heap sling stones, and drink their blood as though it were wine
… like basins for the Altar they'll fill their bowls.