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Bible Commentaries

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Zechariah

- Zechariah

by Matthew Poole

B. Future Mercy, and that

1. Under Persian government, Zechariah 8:3-7

2. Alexander and the Grecians, Zechariah 9:9

3. In the Maccabees' times

3. Encourage

A. Joshua, Zec. iii

B. Zerubbabel, chap iv

4. Threaten

A. The enemies of the Jews, Zechariah 1:21; Zechariah 2:9, Zechariah 9:1-8, Zechariah 12:1-4, Zechariah 12:9

B. The sinful and impenitent Jews, chap iv; Zechariah 11:1; Zechariah 14:1-2

5. Foretell

A. The Jews' rejecting him, Zechariah 11:10-12, &c

B. Gods'

1. Avenging the sin on the Jews, Zechariah 14:1-2

2. Calling the Gentiles, Zechariah 8:20-23; Zechariah 12:10, Zechariah 3:8-9; Zechariah 6:12-13

3. Continued protection of the church of Christ among the Gentiles,

Zechariah 14:3, to end

All which, either in dark, yet significant, types or emblems or else in plain and easily intelligible words, is represented to us by this prophet.