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Bible Commentaries
Zechariah 10

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

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".

Verse 2

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 .

Verse 3

punished = shall visit upon.

the LORD of hosts . See note on Zechariah 1:3 .

goodly horse = majestic war-horse.

Verse 4

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.

Verse 5

streets = lanes, or out-places.

Verse 6

God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .

hear = answer.

Verse 7

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.

Verse 8

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 .

Verse 9

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.

Verse 10

I will bring them again , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 30:3 , Deuteronomy 30:5 ). See App-92 .

place. Supply: "[the necessary room]".

Verse 11

And = Though.

he . Septuagint reads "they".

with = of. Gen, of Apposition. See App-17 .

the river : i.e. the Nile.

Verse 12

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.

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Zechariah 10". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/zechariah-10.html. 1909-1922.
 
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