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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Zechariah 13

 

 

Verse 1

In that day. The future day, when this prophecy shall come to pass.

shall be. This is not the simple future tense, but the verb hayah, with the Participle, meaning that the fountain shall be permanently opened.

a fountain. This waits for literal fulfilment, and is not an intangible one as in the present day.

opened: i.e. set open. The only occurance of this participle in the O.T. Compare the first in Genesis 7:11.

for = for [the expiation of] sin, &c.

sin Hebrew. chata. App-44.


Verse 2

saith the LORD of hosts = (is] the oracle of Jehovah of hosts. See note on Zechariah 1:3

cut off the names. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 26:13). App-92.

spirit. Heh. ruach. App-9.


Verse 3

it shall come to pass. In that yet future day.

the LORD. H eb. Jehovah. App-4.

shall thrust him through. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 13:6-11; Deuteronomy 18:20). App-92.


Verse 4

every one. Hebrew. "ish. App-44.

wear = put on. Some codices, with four early printed editions, and Aramaean, add "any more".


Verse 5

man. Hebrew. adam. App-14.


Verse 6

one shall say unto Him. Messiah is here spoken of, in contrast with these prophets. Spoken in the yet future time, and referring to His past rejection, and to the time when His wounds had been received.

Him. Messiah, Whom they will have already looked upon (Zechariah 12:10), and now inquire of fer explanation.

in = within. or between: in, in the palms,

My friends. Typical of His own who received Him not (Mark 3:21; compare verses: Zechariah 13:31, Zechariah 13:34, Zechariah 13:35. John 1:11).


Verse 7

Awake, &c. This verse stands wholly unconnected, unless we regard it as looking back from the yet future glory to the time of His rejection, when Isaiah 53:5-10 was fillfilled. Compare Zechariah 11:16, Zechariah 11:17.

Man = mighty One. Hebrew. g eber, App-14.

Fellow. Of none but Messiah could Jehovah say this.

smite the Shepherd. Quoted of Messiah by Messiah, in Matthew 26:31. Mark 14:27 showing that the words cannot possibly refer to any "high priest" as alleged.

turn Mine hand upon: i.e. for care and protection.

little = feeble of the Rock. Compare John 18:8.


Verse 8

saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah"s oracle.


Verse 9

hear answer.

It is My People. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:12). App-92.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Zechariah 13:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/zechariah-13.html. 1909-1922.

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