1In that day seven women
will take hold of one man
and say, ‘We will eat our own food
and provide our own clothes;
only let us be called by your name.
Take away our disgrace!’
The Branch of the Lord
2In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel. 3Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem. 4The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit#4:4 Or the Spirit of judgment and a spirit#4:4 Or the Spirit of fire. 5Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory#4:5 Or over all the glory there will be a canopy. 6It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding-place from the storm and rain.