14 The children of your oppressors(A) will come bowing before you;
    all who despise you will bow down(B) at your feet
and will call you the City(C) of the Lord,
    Zion(D) of the Holy One(E) of Israel.

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Strangers(A) will shepherd your flocks;
    foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.

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16 “‘But all who devour(A) you will be devoured;
    all your enemies will go into exile.(B)
Those who plunder(C) you will be plundered;
    all who make spoil of you I will despoil.

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But the days are coming,”
    declares the Lord,
“when I will sound the battle cry(A)
    against Rabbah(B) of the Ammonites;
it will become a mound of ruins,(C)
    and its surrounding villages will be set on fire.
Then Israel will drive out
    those who drove her out,(D)
says the Lord.

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10 They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel. And they will plunder(A) those who plundered them and loot those who looted them, declares the Sovereign Lord.(B)

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19 At that time I will deal
    with all who oppressed(A) you.
I will rescue the lame;
    I will gather the exiles.(B)
I will give them praise(C) and honor
    in every land where they have suffered shame.

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I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them.[a](A) Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 2:9 Or says after … eye: “I … plunder them.”
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