The Day of the Lord
1Behold, #(Is. 13:6, 9; Joel 2:1; Mal. 4:1)the day of the Lord is coming,
And your spoil will be divided in your midst.
2For #Joel 3:2; Zech. 12:2, 3I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3Then the Lord will go forth
And fight against those nations,
As He fights in the day of battle.
4And in that day His feet will stand #Ezek. 11:23; Acts 1:9–12on the Mount of Olives,
Which faces Jerusalem on the east.
And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two,
From east to west,
#Joel 3:12Making a very large valley;
Half of the mountain shall move toward the north
And half of it toward the south.
5Then you shall flee through My mountain valley,
For the mountain valley shall reach to Azal.
Yes, you shall flee
As you fled from the #Is. 29:6; Amos 1:1earthquake
In the days of Uzziah king of Judah.
#(Ps. 96:13); Is. 66:15, 16; Matt. 24:30, 31; 25:31; Jude 14Thus the Lord my God will come,
And #Joel 3:11all the saints with You.
6It shall come to pass in that day
That there will be no light;
The lights will diminish.
7It shall be one day
#Matt. 24:36Which is known to the Lord—
Neither day nor night.
But at #Is. 30:26evening time it shall happen
That it will be light.
8And in that day it shall be
That living #Ezek. 47:1–12; Joel 3:18; (John 7:38; Rev. 22:1, 2)waters shall flow from Jerusalem,
Half of them toward the eastern sea
And half of them toward the western sea;
In both summer and winter it shall occur.
9And the Lord shall be #(Jer. 23:5, 6; Rev. 11:15)King over all the earth.
In that day it shall be—
#(Eph. 4:5, 6); Deut. 6:4“The Lord is one,”
And His name one.
10All the land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be raised up and #Jer. 30:18; Zech. 12:6inhabited in her place from Benjamin’s Gate to the place of the First Gate and the Corner Gate, #Neh. 3:1; Jer. 31:38and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses.
11The people shall dwell in it;
And #Jer. 31:40no longer shall there be utter destruction,
#Jer. 23:6; Ezek. 34:25–28; Hos. 2:18But Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
12And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem:
Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet,
Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets,
And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.
13It shall come to pass in that day
That #1 Sam. 14:15, 20a great panic from the Lord will be among them.
Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor,
And raise #Judg. 7:22; 2 Chr. 20:23; Ezek. 38:21his hand against his neighbor’s hand;
14Judah also will fight at Jerusalem.
#Ezek. 39:10, 17And the wealth of all the surrounding nations
Shall be gathered together:
Gold, silver, and apparel in great abundance.
15#Zech. 14:12Such also shall be the plague
On the horse and the mule,
On the camel and the donkey,
And on all the cattle that will be in those camps.
So shall this plague be.
The Nations Worship the King
16And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall #(Is. 2:2, 3; 60:6–9; 66:18–21; Mic. 4:1, 2)go up from year to year to #Is. 27:13worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep #Lev. 23:34–44; Neh. 8:14; Hos. 12:9; John 7:2the Feast of Tabernacles. 17#Is. 60:12And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain. 18If the family of #Is. 19:21Egypt will not come up and enter in, #Deut. 11:10they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the Lord strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 19This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
20In that day #Ex. 28:36; 39:30; Is. 23:18; Jer. 2:3“HOLINESS TO THE LORD” shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. The #Ezek. 46:20pots in the Lord’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar. 21Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to the Lord of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a #Is. 35:8; Ezek. 44:9; Joel 3:17; Rev. 21:27; 22:15Canaanite #(Eph. 2:19–22)in the house of the Lord of hosts.