Zechariah 12:3
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3  when all the nations of the earth gather against her. In that day, I will make Yerushalayim a stone for all the peoples to lift; all who lift it shall injure themselves.

v’-ha-YAH va-YOM ha-HU a-SEEM et y’-ru-sha-LA-im E-ven ma-a-ma-SAH l’-khol ha-a-MEEM kol o-m’-SE-ha sa-ROT yi-sa-RAY-tu v’-ne-es-FU a-LE-ha KOL go-YAY ha-A-retz

ג  וְהָיָה בַיּוֹם־הַהוּא אָשִׂים אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלַ ִם אֶבֶן מַעֲמָסָה לְכָל־הָעַמִּים כָּל־עֹמְסֶיהָ שָׂרוֹט יִשָּׂרֵטוּ וְנֶאֶסְפוּ עָלֶיהָ כֹּל גּוֹיֵי הָאָרֶץ׃

12:3 I will make Yerushalayim a stone for all the peoples to lift

Wheat fields in northern Israel.

Zecharya prophesies about a future attack against Yehuda by the nations of the world. In that attack, the nations will besiege Yerushalayim, Israel’s capital, only to be miraculously defeated by Yehuda. Hashem states that Yerushalayim will become “a stone for all the peoples to lift,” and “all who lift it shall injure themselves.” In ancient times, when heavy stones lay in a field, the farmers would have to remove them with great effort, often cutting themselves futilely, in order to plough. This verse means that the nations of the world that try to remove Yehuda and Yerushalayim will fail, injuring themselves while trying to destroy the holy city. Spiritually, Yerushalayim and Yisrael symbolize God and His word. Taking on Yerushalayim forces the nations to contend with Hashem and His goodness. Ultimately, they will be blocked from going off on their own path.

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  • The LORD GOD Almighty will return and set things right. This False Messiah, Jesus Christ, will be wiped out from the face of the earth and God alone will rule.

  • The Prophet places the "Aleph/Tav" symbol before Yerushalyem both in v. 2 (a cup of trembling) and in v. 3 (stone of burden). As I have already stated in comments to v. 10, Messiah Yeshua is the "Aleph/Tav". Here, He is connected with the Holy City, Yerushalyem.
    The Scriptures, including the Israel Bible, DOES NOT say it will be judah that wins the miraculous victory over the nations. It will be as Vasco has said. It will be the Messiah that destroys the enemy. In fact, Judah will likely be "hanging on by a thread" when Messiah intervenes. If not for Yeshua, Israel and its Land would be overrun by enemy forces.

  • When Israel is regathered back to the land the nations of the world will be very envious , of this great nation and attack it only to be defeated by MESSIAH in latter Days , called the Great DAY OF THE LORD.

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