He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:16

Zechariah 12-13

Zechariah 12

Jerusalem will be Attacked

1 A revelation of the word of the Lord concerning Israel.

The Lord, who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him says:

2 “I will make Jerusalem a cup of wine, that will make the surrounding nations reel, and Judah will be caught up in the siege against Jerusalem.

3 On that day, I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone to the surrounding nations which all who attempt to move will be severely wounded, and all the nations of the earth will be gathered together against them.

4 On that day,” says the Lord, “I will strike every horse with terror and his rider with madness, and my eyes will be open over the house of Judah, and I will strike every horse of the nations with blindness.

5 The leaders of Judah will think to themselves, ‘The people of Jerusalem are our strength, through the Lord of Hosts, their God.

6 On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a fire pit among wood and like a flaming torch among sheaves of grain; and they will devour all the surrounding nations, to the right and to the left, and Jerusalem will once again dwell in their own place, in Jerusalem.

7 The Lord also will save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of David’s house and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem not be magnified above Judah. 8 On that day the Lord will defend the people of Jerusalem. At that time, he who is weak among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord before them. 9 It will happen at that time, that I will seek and destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

Mourning the One they Pierced

10 “I will pour on the house of David, and on the people of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication, and they will look to me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and will grieve bitterly for him, as one grieves for his firstborn.

11 On that day there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddo. 12 The land will mourn, every family separately: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives separately; the family of the house of Nathan separately,
and their wives separately; 13 the family of the house of Levi separately, and their wives separately; the family of the Shimeites separately, and their wives separately; 14 all the families who remain, every family separately, and their wives separately.”

Zechariah 13

An End to Idolatry

1 “On that day a spring will be opened for the house of David and for the people of Jerusalem, to purify them from sin and uncleanness.

2 It will come to pass on that day, says the Lord of Hosts, that I will remove the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more. I will also remove the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land.

3 It will happen that, when anyone still prophesies, then his father and his mother who bore him will tell him, ‘You must die, because you speak lies in the name of the Lord,’ and his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through when he prophesies.

4 It will happen at that time, that the prophets will each be ashamed of their vision, when they prophesy, and they will not wear the prophet’s hairy mantle in order to deceive, 5 but the prophet will say, ‘I am no prophet. I work the ground, for from my youth I have been a slave.’ 6 One will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your arms?’ Then he will answer, ‘Those are from when I was wounded in my friends’ house.’

Shepherd Struck, Sheep Scattered

7 “Awake, sword, against my shepherd,
and against the man who is close to me,” says the Lord of Hosts.
“Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered,
and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

8 It shall happen that in all the land,” says the Lord,
“two-thirds of it will be cut off and die,
but one-third will be left in it.

9 I will bring the third of it through the fire
and will refine them as silver is refined
and will test them like gold is tested.
They will call on my name, and I will hear them.
I will say, ‘It is my people,’
and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”

Revelation 19

Rejoicing in Heaven

1 After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying,


Salvation, power, and glory belong to our God,
2 for his judgments are true and righteous.
For he has judged the great prostitute,
who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality,
and he has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.”

3 A second said,


Her smoke goes up forever and ever.”

4 The 24 elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne, saying,

“Amen! Hallelujah!”

5 A voice came from the throne, saying,

“Give praise to our God,
all you his servants, you who fear him,
the small and the great!”

The Marriage of the Lamb

6 I heard something like the voice of a great multitude, and like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of mighty thunders, saying,

For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns!
7 Let us rejoice and be exceedingly glad,
and let us give the glory to him.
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.”
8 It was given to her that she would array herself
in bright, pure, fine linen.

For the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

9 He said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb.’ ” He said to me, “These are true words of God.”

The Rider on the White Horse

10 I fell down before his feet to worship him. He said to me, “Look! Do not do this! I am a fellow bondservant with you and with your brothers who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy.”

11 I saw the heaven opened and a white horse, and he who sat on it is called Faithful and True. In righteousness he judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has names written and a name written which no one knows but he himself. 13 He is clothed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His name is called “The Word of God.”

14 The armies which are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in white, pure, fine linen. 15 Out of his mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, that with it he should strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He treads the wine press of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written,


Defeat of the Beast and the False Prophet

17 I saw an angel standing on the sun. He cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the sky, “Come! Be gathered together to the great supper of God, 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, small and great.”

19 I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to wage war against him who sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who worked the signs in his sight, with which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. 21 The rest were killed with the sword of him who sat on the horse, the sword which came out of his mouth.

All the birds were filled with their flesh.

Psalm 147

It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God

1 Hallelujah!

It is good to sing praises to our God,
for it is pleasant and fitting to praise him.
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem.
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
4 He counts the number of the stars.
He calls them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power.
His understanding is infinite.
6 The Lord upholds the humble.
He brings the wicked down to the ground.

7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving.
Sing praises on the harp to our God,
8 who covers the sky with clouds,
who prepares rain for the earth,
who makes grass grow on the mountains.
9 He provides food for the livestock,
and for the young ravens when they call.

10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse.
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his loving kindness.

12 Praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
Praise your God, Zion!
13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates.
He has blessed your children within you.
14 He makes peace in your borders.
He fills you with the finest of the wheat.

15 He sends out his command to the earth.
His word runs very swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool,
and scatters frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can stand before his cold?
18 He sends out his word, and melts them.
He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

19 He shows his word to Jacob,
his statutes and his ordinances to Israel.
20 He has not done this for just any nation.
They do not know his ordinances.


Proverbs 31:4-7

4 It is not for kings, Lemuel,
it is not for kings to drink wine,
nor for leaders, strong drinks.
5 lest they drink and forget the law
and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted.
6 Give strong drinks to the one who is ready to die
and wine to the bitter soul.
7 Let him drink and forget his poverty
and no longer remember his misery.

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