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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Zechariah 2

Verse 1

behold Figure of speech Asterismos App-6 .

man Hebrew. 'ish App-14 . Either the same or another angel.

a measuring line. See note on Zechariah 1:16 and Compare Zechariah 2:2

Verse 2

Jerusalem. With 'eth . See note on Zechariah 1:19 .

Verse 3

angel. See note on Zechariah 1:9 .

went forth: or, came forward.

Verse 4

this young man: i.e. the man of Zechariah 2:1 .

saying. Supply the logical Ellipsis ( App-8 ), "saying [Stop! ]", for the reason given implies that measuring will be useless, owing to the overflow of inhabitants.

without walls. Compare Isaiah 33:20 ; Isaiah 54:2 .Ezekiel 38:11 .

men. Hebrew. 'adam . App-14 .

Verse 5

saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah's oracle. App-4 .

wall of fire. Like the watch-fires seen round Bedaween camps, which have no walls. Compare Isaiah 26:1 ; Isaiah 33:21 ; Isaiah 60:18 .

in the midst. Compare verses: Zechariah 2:10 , Zechariah 2:11 ("J")

Verse 6

Ho, ho. Figure of speech Epixeuxis ( App-6 ), for emphasis. come forth: or, supply the Ellipsis "[escape]".

I have spread. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 4:27 ; Deuteronomy 28:64

spread = scattered.

as . Some codices, with five early printed editions, and Syriac, read "by", or "throughout". Vulgate reads "into".

winds. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

Verse 7

Deliver. Hebrew Ho!

Rescue , &c., as in Zechariah 2:6

Verse 8

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

After the glory = For His own glory.

he that, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:10 ). App-92 .

His eye . The primitive text read "Mine eye"; but the Sopherim say ( App-33 ) that they altered this to "His", regarding it as derogatory to Jehovah to rend aloud such pronounced anthropomorphic expressions.

Verse 9

their servants = their own slaves.

Verse 10

lo. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

I will dwell , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Ex. Zec 29:45 , Zec 29:46 . Leviticus 26:11 , Leviticus 26:12 ). App-92 .

Verse 11

many nations , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 12:49 . Numbers 9:14 ). App-92 .

Verse 12

shall inherit . . . His portion. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:9 ). App-92 .

holy . See note on Exodus 3:5 .

again = yet; as in Zechariah 1:17 . Not make a new choice, but demonstrate again His old choice in actual experience.

Verse 13

Be silent , &c. Compare Habakkuk 2:20 . Zephaniah 1:7 .

is raised up = hath roused Himself up. Compare Psalms 78:65 .

His holy habitation. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 26:15 )

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Zechariah 2". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/zechariah-2.html. 1909-1922.