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12 But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord,
    nor understand his plan:
He has gathered them
    like sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 Arise and thresh, O daughter Zion;
    your horn I will make iron
And your hoofs I will make bronze,
    that you may crush many peoples;
You shall devote their spoils to the Lord,[a]
    their riches to the Lord of the whole earth.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 4:13 Devote their spoils to the Lord: the fulfillment of the ancient ordinance of the holy war in which all plunder taken in the war was “put under the ban,” i.e., belonged to the Lord.

12 But they do not know
    the thoughts of the Lord;
they do not understand his plan,(A)
    that he has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 “Rise and thresh,(B) Daughter Zion,
    for I will give you horns of iron;
I will give you hooves of bronze,
    and you will break to pieces many nations.”(C)
You will devote their ill-gotten gains to the Lord,(D)
    their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.

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