A burden.
The word of Yahweh
is against the land of Hadrach
and will rest upon Damascus;
for the eye of man
and of all the tribes of Israel
is toward Yahweh, Bible other translations

“burden.” The word of the Lord can be a burden to the prophet, and then, when it is spoken, can be a burden to the people. It might have been more clear in the English to say “burdensome message” instead of “burden,” but the Hebrew word is “burden.” [For more information on “burden,” see commentary on Malachi 1:1].

Commentary for: Zechariah 9:1