21 This is the word that the Lord has spoken against(A) him:

“‘Virgin Daughter(B) Zion
    despises(C) you and mocks(D) you.
Daughter Jerusalem
    tosses her head(E) as you flee.

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Daughter Zion(A) is left(B)
    like a shelter in a vineyard,
like a hut(C) in a cucumber field,
    like a city under siege.

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32 This day they will halt at Nob;(A)
    they will shake their fist(B)
at the mount of Daughter Zion,(C)
    at the hill of Jerusalem.

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22 this is the word the Lord has spoken against him:

“Virgin Daughter(A) Zion(B)
    despises and mocks you.
Daughter Jerusalem
    tosses her head(C) as you flee.

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11 The Lord has made proclamation
    to the ends of the earth:(A)
“Say to Daughter Zion,(B)
    ‘See, your Savior comes!(C)
See, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.’”(D)

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31 I hear a cry as of a woman in labor,(A)
    a groan as of one bearing her first child—
the cry of Daughter Zion(B) gasping for breath,(C)
    stretching out her hands(D) and saying,
“Alas! I am fainting;
    my life is given over to murderers.”(E)

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I will destroy Daughter Zion,(A)
    so beautiful and delicate.(B)

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All the splendor has departed
    from Daughter Zion.(A)
Her princes are like deer
    that find no pasture;
in weakness they have fled(B)
    before the pursuer.

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13 You who live in Lachish,(A)
    harness fast horses to the chariot.
You are where the sin of Daughter Zion(B) began,
    for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.

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14 Sing, Daughter Zion;(A)
    shout aloud,(B) Israel!
Be glad and rejoice(C) with all your heart,
    Daughter Jerusalem!

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10 “Shout(A) and be glad, Daughter Zion.(B) For I am coming,(C) and I will live among you,”(D) declares the Lord.(E)

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“Say to Daughter Zion,
    ‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
    and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 21:5 Zech. 9:9
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15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;
    see, your king is coming,
    seated on a donkey’s colt.”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. John 12:15 Zech. 9:9
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