Scripture Readings

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Zechariah 9:9-15 (Vespers, 3rd reading)

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.
And he shall destroy the chariots out of Ephraim, and the horse out of Jerusalem, and the bow of war shall be utterly destroyed; and there shall be abundance and peace out of the nations. And he shall rule over the waters from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
And you, by the blood of your covenant, have sent forth your prisoners out of the pit that has no water.
You shall sit in strongholds, you prisoners of the assembly; and for one day of your sojourning I will recompense you double.
For I have bent you for Myself like a bow, O Judah, I have filled it with Ephraim; and I will raise up your children, O Zion, against the children of the Greeks, and handle you like the sword of a warrior.
And the Lord shall be over them, and His arrow shall go forth like lightning. And the Lord God Almighty shall sound the trumpet and go forth in the noise of His threatening.
The Lord Almighty shall defend them!