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Bible Commentaries
Zechariah 9

Scofield's Reference NotesScofield's Notes

Verse 1


(See Scofield " :-") , note 1.

Verse 8

because of him

There seems to be a reference here to the advance and return of Alexander (Zechariah 9:13) after the battle of Issus, who subdued the cities mentioned in Zechariah 9:1-6; Zechariah 9:1-6 and afterward returned to Greece without harming Jerusalem. But the greater meaning converges on the yet future last days (See Scofield "Zechariah 9:1-38.9.6- :") as the last clause of verse Zechariah 9:8 shows, for many oppressors have passed through Jerusalem since the days of Alexander.

Verse 9

behold, thy King

The events following this manifestation of Christ as King are recorded in the Gospels. The real faith of the multitude who cried, "Hosanna" is given in Matthew 21:11 and so little was Jesus deceived by His apparent reception as King, that He wept over Jerusalem and announced its impending destruction (fulfilled A.D. 70; Luke 19:38-44. The same multitude soon cried, "Crucify Him."

Verse 10

And I will cut off

Having introduced the King in Zechariah 9:9; Zechariah 9:9; Zechariah 9:10 and the verses which follow look forward to the end-time and kingdom. Except in verse 9, this present age is not seen in Zechariah.

Verse 11


prisoners Cf. Isaiah 24:17-23; Zechariah 9:21; Zechariah 9:23 fix the time as the day of the LORD. Revelation 19:11-21.

Verse 12


strong hold See context, Zechariah 9:14. Also, Jeremiah 16:19.

Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Zechariah 9". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/zechariah-9.html. 1917.
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