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22 and wipe out kings and their kingdoms. I will overturn war chariots, and then cavalry troops will start slaughtering each other. 23 But tell my servant Zerubbabel that I, the Lord All-Powerful, have chosen him, and he will rule in my name.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 2.23 rule in my name: The Hebrew text has “be my signet ring,” which signified authority.

22 I will overturn(A) royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms.(B) I will overthrow chariots(C) and their drivers; horses and their riders(D) will fall, each by the sword of his brother.(E)

23 “‘On that day,(F)’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant(G) Zerubbabel(H) son of Shealtiel,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring,(I) for I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”

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