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Zechariah 10

Introduction

1God is to be sought unto, and not idols.
3As he visited his flock for sin, so he will save and restore them.

Verse 1

Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
ye
Ezekiel 36:37; Matthew 7:7,8; John 16:23; James 5:16-18
rain in
Deuteronomy 11:13; 28:23; 1 Kings 17:1; 18:41-45; Isaiah 5:6; 30:23; Jeremiah 14:22; Amos 4:7
the time
Deuteronomy 11:14; Job 29:23; Proverbs 16:15; Hosea 6:3; Joel 2:23,24; James 5:7
bright clouds
or, lightnings.
Job 36:27-31; 37:1-6; Jeremiah 10:13; 51:16
and give
Psalms 65:9; 72:6; 104:13; Isaiah 44:3; Ezekiel 34:26; Hosea 10:12; Micah 5:7; 1 Corinthians 3:6
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:2 - as the showers;  2 Samuel 21:10 - until water;  2 Chronicles 6:27 - send rain;  Job 28:26 - he made;  Job 38:34 - GeneralPsalm 135:7 - He causeth;  Jeremiah 5:24 - that giveth

Verse 2

For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.
the idols
Heb. the teraphims.
Genesis 31:19; Judges 18:14; Isaiah 44:9; 46:5; Jeremiah 10:8; 14:22; Hosea 3:4; Habakkuk 2:18
the diviners
Jeremiah 23:25-27; 27:9; 29:8,21,22; Lamentations 2:14; Ezekiel 13:6-16,22,23; 21:29; Micah 3:6-11
they comfort
Job 13:4; 21:34; Jeremiah 6:14; 8:11; 14:13; 23:17; 28:4-6,15; 37:19
therefore
Jeremiah 13:17-20; 50:17; 51:23; Micah 2:12
troubled, because there
or, answered that there.
Numbers 27:17; 1 Kings 22:17; Ezekiel 34:5,8; Matthew 9:36
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 13:1 - a dreamer;  2 Chronicles 18:16 - as sheep;  Isaiah 58:9 - speaking;  Jeremiah 14:14 - divination;  Ezekiel 21:21 - images;  Mark 6:34 - because

Verse 3

Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle.
anger
11:5-8,17; Isaiah 56:9-12; Jeremiah 10:21; 23:1,2; 50:6; Ezekiel 34:2,7-10
and I
Ezekiel 34:16,17,20,21; Matthew 25:32,33
punished
Heb. visited upon.
Isaiah 10:12; 24:21; Jeremiah 11:22; 25:12; Zephaniah 1:8; *margins
visited
Exodus 4:31; Ruth 1:6; Zephaniah 2:7; Luke 1:68; 1 Peter 2:12
as
Proverbs 21:31; Song of Solomon 1:9
Reciprocal: Numbers 18:5 - no wrath;  Ezekiel 34:5 - because there is no shepherd;  Ezekiel 34:10 - I am;  Daniel 11:32 - shall be;  Micah 5:5 - then;  Zechariah 1:20 - four;  Zechariah 9:13 - bent;  Zechariah 12:3 - in that

Verse 4

Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.
of him came forth
1:20,21; 9:13-16; 12:6-8; Numbers 24:17; Isaiah 41:14-16; 49:2; 54:16; Jeremiah 1:18; Micah 5:5-8; Matthew 9:38; 2 Corinthians 10:4,5; Ephesians 4:8-11; 6:10-17; 2 Timothy 2:4; Revelation 17:14; 19:13-15
the corner
1 Samuel 14:38; Isaiah 19:13
the nail
Ezra 9:8; Isaiah 22:23-25
the battle
9:8,10; Genesis 49:24
Reciprocal: Exodus 27:19 - all the pins thereof;  Numbers 23:24 - he shall;  Jeremiah 48:45 - devour;  Zechariah 14:3 - GeneralZechariah 14:14 - Judah also shall;  1 Peter 2:6 - Behold

Verse 5

And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
as
9:13; 12:8; 1 Samuel 16:18; 2 Samuel 22:8; Psalms 45:3; Luke 24:19; Acts 7:22; 18:24; 2 Corinthians 10:4
tread
Psalms 18:42; Isaiah 10:6; 25:10; Micah 7:10; Matthew 4:3
because
14:3,13; Deuteronomy 20:1; Joshua 10:14,42; Isaiah 8:9; 41:12; Joel 3:12-17; Matthew 28:20; Romans 8:31-37; 2 Timothy 4:7,17; Revelation 19:13-15
and the riders on horses shall be confounded
or, they shall make the riders on horses ashamed.
12:4; Psalms 20:7; 33:16; Ezekiel 38:15; Haggai 2:22; Revelation 19:17
Reciprocal: Numbers 23:24 - he shall;  2 Samuel 22:43 - as the mire;  2 Chronicles 13:12 - God;  Job 40:12 - tread;  Psalm 7:5 - tread;  Psalm 44:5 - tread;  Psalm 60:12 - tread;  Isaiah 16:4 - oppressors;  Isaiah 41:25 - come upon;  Isaiah 63:3 - and trample;  Jeremiah 51:21 - GeneralObadiah 1:21 - saviours;  Micah 2:13 - they have;  Micah 4:7 - I will;  Micah 5:8 - as a lion;  Zechariah 9:10 - the battle;  Zechariah 9:15 - they shall devour;  Zechariah 14:14 - Judah also shall;  Malachi 4:3 - tread down;  Romans 16:20 - bruise;  1 Timothy 6:12 - Fight

Verse 6

And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
I will strengthen
12; Psalms 89:21; Isaiah 41:10; Ezekiel 37:16; Obadiah 1:18; Micah 4:6,13; 5:8; 7:16; Zephaniah 3:19,20
I will save
8:7; Jeremiah 3:18; 23:6; 31:1,31; Ezekiel 39:25; Hosea 1:11; Romans 11:25,26
for I have
Isaiah 14:1; Jeremiah 31:20; Hosea 1:7; 2:23; Micah 7:18-20
as
8:11; Isaiah 49:17-21; Jeremiah 30:18; Ezekiel 36:11
for I am
13:9; Isaiah 41:17-20; Jeremiah 33:2,3; Ezekiel 36:37
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:28 - the house;  Psalm 29:11 - give;  Psalm 60:1 - O turn;  Isaiah 45:24 - strength;  Isaiah 65:9 - I will;  Jeremiah 12:14 - and pluck;  Jeremiah 33:26 - and have;  Ezekiel 37:19 - Behold;  Joel 2:25 - that;  Joel 3:7 - I will;  Joel 3:16 - and the strength;  Amos 5:6 - the house;  Obadiah 1:20 - the captivity of this;  Micah 2:12 - they;  Zephaniah 3:15 - hath taken;  Zechariah 8:13 - O house;  Zechariah 12:5 - The inhabitants;  1 Peter 5:10 - strengthen

Verse 7

And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.
and their
9:15,17; Genesis 43:34; Psalms 104:15; Proverbs 31:6,7; Acts 2:13-18; Ephesians 5:18,19
yea
Genesis 18:19; Psalms 90:16; 102:28; Isaiah 38:19; Jeremiah 32:39; Acts 2:39; 13:33
their heart
1 Samuel 2:1; Psalms 13:5; 28:7; Isaiah 66:14; Habakkuk 3:18; Zephaniah 3:14; Luke 1:47; John 16:22; Acts 2:26; Philippians 4:4; 1 Peter 1:8
Reciprocal: Numbers 6:20 - and after;  Psalm 33:21 - For;  Isaiah 35:2 - and rejoice;  Isaiah 55:1 - buy wine;  Isaiah 61:10 - will greatly;  Jeremiah 3:16 - when;  Jeremiah 31:1 - of;  Jeremiah 33:11 - the voice of them;  Joel 2:23 - rejoice;  Zephaniah 3:15 - hath taken;  Luke 14:16 - A certain;  Philippians 3:1 - rejoice

Verse 8

I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.
hiss
Isaiah 5:26; 7:18; 11:11,12; 27:12,13; 55:1-3; Matthew 11:28; Revelation 22:17
for
9:11; Isaiah 44:22; 51:11; 52:1-3; Jeremiah 31:10,11; 1 Timothy 2:4-6
and they
Exodus 1:7; 1 Kings 4:20; Isaiah 49:19-22; Jeremiah 30:19,20; 33:22; Ezekiel 36:10,11,37,38; Hosea 1:10
Reciprocal: Genesis 47:27 - grew;  Job 12:23 - increaseth;  Psalm 115:14 - Lord;  Isaiah 9:3 - hast multiplied;  Isaiah 27:6 - GeneralIsaiah 56:8 - which;  Isaiah 65:23 - for;  Jeremiah 23:3 - GeneralEzekiel 38:12 - and upon;  Matthew 13:38 - the good

Verse 9

And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.
sow
Esther 8:17; Jeremiah 31:27; Daniel 3:1-6; Hosea 2:23; Amos 9:9; Micah 5:7; Acts 8:1,4; 11:19-21; 13:1-38; 14:1-21; Romans 11:11-15
remember
Deuteronomy 30:1-4; 1 Kings 8:47,48; Nehemiah 1:9; Jeremiah 51:50; Ezekiel 6:9
live
Isaiah 65:9,23; Acts 2:38,39; 3:25,26; 13:32,33; Romans 11:16,17,24
Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:39 - shall pine;  Isaiah 24:15 - isles;  Isaiah 27:6 - GeneralIsaiah 52:6 - my people;  Jeremiah 31:21 - O;  Ezekiel 36:37 - I will yet;  Matthew 13:38 - the good;  2 Corinthians 5:15 - that they

Verse 10

I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.
out of the
8:7; Isaiah 11:11-16; 19:23-25; 27:12,13; Hosea 11:11; Micah 7:11,12
into
Jeremiah 22:6; Ezekiel 47:18-21; Obadiah 1:20; Micah 7:14
place
Isaiah 49:19-21; 54:2,3; 60:22
Reciprocal: Ezra 6:22 - the king;  Daniel 11:42 - and;  Hosea 9:6 - Egypt;  Joel 3:19 - Egypt;  Zephaniah 2:13 - will make;  Zechariah 11:1 - O Lebanon

Verse 11

And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.
he shall
Psalms 66:10-12; Isaiah 11:15,16; 42:15,16; 43:2
smite
Exodus 14:21,22,27,28; Joshua 3:15-17; 2 Kings 2:8,14; Psalms 77:16-20; 114:3,5; Isaiah 11:15; Revelation 16:12
the pride
Ezra 6:22; Isaiah 14:25; Micah 5:5,6
the sceptre
Ezekiel 29:14-16; 30:13
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:10 - sceptre;  Isaiah 19:1 - Egypt;  Isaiah 19:5 - GeneralEzekiel 29:15 - the basest;  Ezekiel 30:24 - I will;  Daniel 11:42 - and;  Hosea 9:6 - Egypt;  Zephaniah 2:13 - will make;  Haggai 2:22 - overthrow

Verse 12

And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.
I will
6; 12:5; Psalms 68:34,35; Isaiah 41:10; 45:24; Ephesians 6:10; Philippians 4:13; 2 Timothy 2:1
walk
Genesis 5:24; 24:40; Isaiah 2:5; Micah 4:5; Colossians 2:6; 3:17; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; 4:1; 1 John 1:6,7 Reciprocal: Genesis 49:24 - were made;  2 Samuel 22:33 - strength;  Nehemiah 6:9 - Now therefore;  Psalm 29:11 - give;  Psalm 43:2 - the God;  Psalm 71:16 - I will go;  Psalm 84:5 - strength;  Psalm 86:16 - give;  Psalm 89:21 - mine;  Psalm 119:28 - strengthen;  Psalm 138:3 - strengthenedst;  Proverbs 3:23 - GeneralProverbs 10:29 - way;  Isaiah 40:29 - GeneralIsaiah 40:31 - mount;  Ezekiel 30:24 - I will;  Daniel 11:32 - shall be;  Hosea 11:10 - walk;  Joel 3:16 - and the strength;  Micah 2:13 - they have;  Habakkuk 3:19 - my strength;  John 10:9 - and shall;  Ephesians 3:16 - to be;  1 Peter 5:10 - strengthen

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Zechariah 10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/zechariah-10.html.