the Lord. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.
rain, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 11:14) = rain of rain = copious rains. App-92.
so, &c. Render: "of Jehovah Who maketh. and giveth".
shall make = Who maketh.
and give = and giveth.
them. Some codices, with Syriac, read "you".
idols. Hebrew. teraphim, or household gods. These cannot give rain (Jeremiah 14:22). vanity trash.
a flock = he-goats: i.e. bell-wethers. Compare Isaiah 14:9. Jeremiah 51:40.
punished = shall visit upon.
the LORD of hosts. See note on Zechariah 1:3.
goodly horse = majestic war-horse.
him: i.e. Judah (Zechariah 10:3), Compare Jeremiah 30:21.
came forth = went forth.
the corner = the corner-stone (Matthew 21:42) = Messiah.
nail = tent-pin, or peg. Compare Isaiah 22:23.
the battle bow. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Part), App-6, for all kinds of weapons.
oppressor = governor, or ruler.
streets = lanes, or out-places.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.
hear = answer.
they. A special various reading called Sevir (App-34), reads "he".
they of Ephraim, &c. - they (or he) shall be as a mighty one (or warrior) of Ephraim.
as through wine = as wine [snaketh the heart to rejoice]. Psalms 104:15.
wine. Hebrew. yayin, App-7
children = sons.
hiss: or, signal. The figure is borrowed from bee -keepers (Isaiah 5:26; Isaiah 7:18).
have increased = did increase [before]. Compare Ex, Zechariah 1:7.
sow. Compare Hosea 2:23.
people = peoples. they shall remember Me. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 30:1).
live with, &c. = live, and return with.
turn = return.
I will bring them again, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 30:3, Deuteronomy 30:5). See App-92.
place. Supply: "[the necessary room]".
And = Though.
he. Septuagint reads "they".
with = of. Gen, of Apposition. See App-17.
the river: i.e. the Nile.
walkup and down, &c. = walk (habitually). Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 5:24; Genesis 6:9; Genesis 17:1). App-92. Compare Micah 4:5; Micah 6:8.
saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah"s oracle.
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