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Zechariah 12

Introduction

Overview

Zechariah 12:1, Jerusalem a cup of trembling to herself, Zechariah 12:3, and a burdensome stone to her adversaries; Zechariah 12:6, The victorious restoring of Judah; Zechariah 12:10, The repentance of Jerusalem.

Verse 1

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burden: Zechariah 9:1, Lamentations 2:14, Malachi 1:1

for: Isaiah 51:22, Isaiah 51:23, Jeremiah 30:10, Jeremiah 30:16, Jeremiah 50:34, Ezekiel 36:5-7, Joel 3:19, Joel 3:21, Obadiah 1:16, Obadiah 1:17

which: Job 26:7, Psalms 102:25, Psalms 102:26, Psalms 104:2, Psalms 136:5, Psalms 136:6, Isaiah 40:12, Isaiah 40:22, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 45:12, Isaiah 45:18, Isaiah 48:13, Isaiah 51:13, Jeremiah 10:12, Jeremiah 51:15, Hebrews 1:10-12

formeth: Genesis 2:7, Numbers 16:22, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Isaiah 57:16, Jeremiah 38:16, Ezekiel 18:4, Hebrews 12:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:1 - God Genesis 1:6 - Let there Genesis 2:1 - Thus Job 9:8 - Which Job 38:6 - Whereupon Isaiah 11:11 - set his hand Isaiah 13:1 - burden Jeremiah 32:17 - thou Amos 4:13 - he that Luke 11:40 - did Acts 14:15 - which Acts 17:24 - that made Acts 17:25 - seeing

Verse 2

a cup: Psalms 75:8, Isaiah 51:17, Isaiah 51:22, Isaiah 51:23, Jeremiah 25:15, Jeremiah 25:17, Jeremiah 49:12, Jeremiah 51:7, Habakkuk 2:16, Revelation 14:10, Revelation 16:19, Revelation 18:6

trembling: or, slumber, Jeremiah 51:57, or, poison, Jeremiah 8:14

when they: etc. or, and also against Judah shall he be, which shall be in siege against Jerusalem, Zechariah 14:14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:21 - a mighty God Deuteronomy 28:52 - General Ezra 6:12 - destroy Esther 6:13 - If Mordecai Isaiah 60:12 - General Jeremiah 2:3 - all that Jeremiah 12:14 - that Jeremiah 30:16 - General Jeremiah 33:9 - fear Jeremiah 50:28 - to declare Jeremiah 51:11 - the vengeance Ezekiel 38:15 - and many Ezekiel 38:17 - whom Daniel 3:22 - slew Habakkuk 2:8 - the violence Haggai 2:22 - overthrow Zechariah 1:20 - four Zechariah 9:13 - bent Zechariah 12:9 - I will Zechariah 14:3 - General Acts 26:14 - hard

Verse 3

in that: Zechariah 12:4, Zechariah 12:6, Zechariah 12:8, Zechariah 12:9, Zechariah 12:11, Zechariah 2:8, Zechariah 2:9, Zechariah 10:3-5, Zechariah 13:1, Zechariah 14:2, Zechariah 14:3, Zechariah 14:4, Zechariah 14:6, Zechariah 14:8, Zechariah 14:9, Zechariah 14:13, Isaiah 60:12, Isaiah 66:14-16, Ezekiel 38:1 - Ezekiel 39:29, Joel 3:8-16, Obadiah 1:18, Micah 5:8, Micah 5:15, Micah 7:15-17, Habakkuk 2:17, Zephaniah 3:19, Haggai 2:22

a burdensome: Daniel 2:34, Daniel 2:35, Daniel 2:44, Daniel 2:45, Matthew 21:44, Luke 20:18

though: Zechariah 14:2, Zechariah 14:3, Micah 4:11-13, Revelation 16:14, Revelation 17:12-14, Revelation 19:19-21, Revelation 20:8, Revelation 20:9

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:7 - General 1 Samuel 5:8 - What shall 1 Samuel 17:36 - seeing Ezra 7:23 - why should there be wrath Esther 6:13 - If Mordecai Psalms 118:10 - All nations Psalms 129:5 - be confounded Song of Solomon 6:4 - terrible Isaiah 29:7 - the multitude Isaiah 41:11 - all they Isaiah 49:25 - I will contend Isaiah 54:15 - shall fall Jeremiah 50:28 - to declare Jeremiah 51:11 - the vengeance Daniel 3:22 - slew Daniel 11:32 - shall be Daniel 12:1 - thy people Joel 3:2 - will plead Micah 2:13 - they have Micah 4:3 - and rebuke Zephaniah 3:15 - he hath

Verse 4

that day: Zechariah 12:3, Zechariah 12:6, Zechariah 12:8, Zechariah 12:9, Zechariah 12:11, Isaiah 24:21

I will smite: Zechariah 10:5, Zechariah 14:15, Deuteronomy 28:28, 2 Kings 6:14, 2 Kings 6:18, Psalms 76:5-7, Ezekiel 38:4, Ezekiel 39:20

I will open: Zechariah 9:8, 1 Kings 8:29, 2 Chronicles 6:20, 2 Chronicles 6:40, 2 Chronicles 7:15, Nehemiah 1:6, Isaiah 37:17, Jeremiah 24:6, Daniel 9:18, Acts 17:30

Reciprocal: Psalms 76:6 - both Jeremiah 51:21 - General Joel 3:2 - will plead Zephaniah 3:19 - I will undo Zechariah 14:13 - a great

Verse 5

the governors: Zechariah 12:6, Judges 5:9, Isaiah 1:10, Isaiah 1:23, Isaiah 1:26, Isaiah 29:10, Isaiah 32:1, Isaiah 60:17, Jeremiah 30:21, Jeremiah 33:26, Ezekiel 45:8, Ezekiel 45:9

The inhabitants: etc. or, There is strength to me, and to the inhabitants, etc. Zechariah 10:6, Zechariah 10:12, Psalms 18:32, Psalms 18:39, Psalms 20:6, Psalms 20:7, Psalms 46:1, Psalms 68:34, Psalms 68:35, Psalms 118:10-14, Psalms 144:1, Isaiah 28:6, Isaiah 41:10-16, Joel 3:16, 2 Corinthians 12:9, 2 Corinthians 12:10

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 29:11 - thoughts Zechariah 14:14 - Judah also shall

Verse 6

like an hearth: Isaiah 10:16, Isaiah 10:17, Obadiah 1:18, Revelation 20:9

they: Zechariah 9:15, Psalms 149:6-9, Isaiah 41:15, Isaiah 41:16, Daniel 2:34, Daniel 2:35, Daniel 2:44, Daniel 2:45, Micah 4:13, Micah 5:5-8, Revelation 19:19, Revelation 19:20

on the right: Isaiah 9:20, Isaiah 54:3, 2 Corinthians 6:7

Jerusalem shall: Zechariah 1:16, Zechariah 2:4, Zechariah 2:12, Zechariah 8:3-5, Zechariah 14:10, Zechariah 14:11, Nehemiah 11:1-36, Jeremiah 30:18, Jeremiah 31:38-40, Ezekiel 48:30-35

Reciprocal: Numbers 23:24 - he shall Psalms 129:5 - be confounded Isaiah 44:26 - that saith Jeremiah 51:5 - nor Zechariah 10:4 - of him came forth Zechariah 12:3 - in that Zechariah 12:4 - that day Zechariah 12:5 - the governors

Verse 7

save: Zechariah 4:6, Zechariah 11:11, Isaiah 2:11-17, Isaiah 23:9, Jeremiah 9:23, Jeremiah 9:24, Matthew 11:25, Matthew 11:26, Luke 1:51-53, Luke 10:21, John 7:47-49, Romans 3:27, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, 2 Corinthians 4:7-12, James 2:5, James 4:6

do: Job 19:5, Psalms 35:26, Psalms 38:16, Psalms 55:12

Reciprocal: Judges 7:2 - too many Job 32:13 - Lest Zechariah 12:10 - the house Zechariah 13:1 - the house Malachi 2:12 - out 1 Corinthians 1:25 - the foolishness

Verse 8

defend: Zechariah 2:5, Zechariah 9:8, Zechariah 9:15, Zechariah 9:16, Joel 3:16, Joel 3:17

he: Isaiah 30:26, Jeremiah 30:19-22, Ezekiel 34:23, Ezekiel 34:24, Joel 3:10, Micah 5:8, Micah 7:16, Hebrews 11:34

feeble: or, abject, Heb. fallen, Isaiah 49:7, Isaiah 53:3, Jeremiah 27:10, Micah 7:8

the house: Psalms 2:6, Psalms 2:7, Psalms 45:6, Psalms 45:7, Psalms 110:1, Psalms 110:2, Isaiah 7:13, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7, Jeremiah 23:5, Jeremiah 23:6, Jeremiah 33:15, Jeremiah 33:16, Ezekiel 37:24-26, Hosea 1:7, Hosea 3:5, Micah 5:2-4, Matthew 1:23, John 17:21-23, Romans 1:3, Romans 1:4, Romans 9:5, 1 Timothy 3:16, Revelation 22:13, Revelation 22:16

as the: Zechariah 3:1, Zechariah 3:2, Genesis 22:15-17, Genesis 48:15, Genesis 48:16, Exodus 23:20, Exodus 23:21, Joshua 5:13, Joshua 5:14, 2 Samuel 14:17-20, Isaiah 63:9, Hosea 12:3, Malachi 3:1, Acts 7:30-35

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 2:9 - a double portion Nehemiah 4:2 - feeble Psalms 89:4 - General Isaiah 31:4 - so shall Isaiah 52:8 - see Isaiah 60:17 - brass Jeremiah 33:22 - so Jeremiah 51:5 - nor Micah 2:13 - breaker Zechariah 9:13 - made Zechariah 9:14 - seen Zechariah 10:5 - as Zechariah 12:3 - in that Zechariah 12:4 - that day Zechariah 13:1 - that Matthew 1:1 - the son of David Matthew 11:11 - he that Mark 4:31 - is less than Acts 13:34 - the sure 1 Corinthians 1:25 - the foolishness Galatians 4:14 - an angel

Verse 9

I will: Zechariah 12:2, Isaiah 54:17, Haggai 2:22

Reciprocal: Isaiah 54:15 - shall fall Micah 7:16 - nations Zechariah 12:3 - in that Zechariah 12:4 - that day Zechariah 14:3 - General Zechariah 14:12 - the plague wherewith

Verse 10

I will pour: Proverbs 1:23, Isaiah 32:15, Isaiah 44:3, Isaiah 44:4, Isaiah 59:19-21, Ezekiel 39:29, Joel 2:28, Joel 2:29, Acts 2:17, Acts 2:33, Acts 10:45, Acts 11:15, Titus 3:5, Titus 3:6

the house: Zechariah 12:7

the spirit: Psalms 51:12

of supplications: Jeremiah 31:9, Jeremiah 50:4, Romans 8:15, Romans 8:26, Ephesians 6:18, Jude 1:20

they shall look: That this relates to the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, and to his being pierced by the soldier's spear, we have the authority of the inspired apostle John for affirming; and this application agrees with the opinion of some of the ancient Jews, who interpret it of Messiah the son of David, as Moses Hadarson, on Gen. 28, though Jarchi and Abarbanel refer it to the death of Messiah the son of Joseph, whom they say was to be the suffering Messiah, while the former is to be the triumphant Messiah. Psalms 22:16, Psalms 22:17, John 1:29, John 19:34-37, Hebrews 12:2, Revelation 1:7

they shall mourn: Jeremiah 6:26, Amos 8:10, Matthew 24:30, Matthew 26:75, Acts 2:37, 2 Corinthians 7:9-11

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:16 - Let Genesis 45:3 - for they Exodus 12:8 - with bitter Leviticus 3:2 - kill it Leviticus 23:27 - afflict Numbers 21:9 - when he Numbers 24:17 - I shall see him Numbers 29:7 - afflict Deuteronomy 16:3 - the bread Deuteronomy 30:2 - return unto Judges 2:4 - the people Judges 11:34 - neither 1 Samuel 7:2 - lamented 1 Kings 8:47 - saying 1 Kings 17:17 - the son of the woman Ezra 10:1 - weeping Ecclesiastes 7:3 - is better Isaiah 29:24 - also Isaiah 45:22 - Look Jeremiah 3:21 - A voice Jeremiah 31:19 - Surely after Ezekiel 7:16 - mourning Ezekiel 20:43 - and ye shall Ezekiel 36:27 - I will Ezekiel 36:31 - shall loathe Ezekiel 37:14 - shall put Joel 2:12 - with fasting Zechariah 13:1 - the house Zechariah 13:9 - they shall call Matthew 5:4 - General Matthew 23:39 - Blessed Matthew 26:24 - Son of man goeth Luke 7:12 - the only Luke 7:38 - weeping Luke 8:42 - one Luke 8:52 - all Luke 9:38 - for Luke 13:35 - Blessed Luke 22:62 - and wept Luke 23:33 - they crucified Luke 23:35 - the people Luke 24:44 - in the prophets John 16:8 - he will John 16:14 - for John 19:37 - They Acts 2:38 - and ye Acts 3:18 - all Acts 5:31 - to give Acts 9:11 - for Acts 11:18 - granted Acts 26:23 - Christ Romans 11:23 - General 2 Corinthians 7:11 - that Galatians 3:14 - might Ephesians 2:18 - by 2 Timothy 2:25 - if Titus 2:11 - the grace Hebrews 6:1 - repentance Hebrews 6:6 - they crucify Hebrews 10:29 - the Spirit James 4:9 - afflicted 1 Peter 1:12 - sent

Verse 11

as: 2 Kings 23:29, 2 Chronicles 35:24

Reciprocal: Joshua 17:11 - Megiddo 1 Samuel 7:2 - lamented 1 Kings 9:15 - Megiddo 1 Chronicles 7:29 - Megiddo 2 Chronicles 35:22 - Megiddo Ezekiel 36:31 - shall loathe Joel 2:16 - let Zechariah 12:3 - in that Zechariah 12:4 - that day Zechariah 13:1 - that Revelation 16:16 - Armageddon

Verse 12

the land: Jeremiah 3:21, Jeremiah 4:28, Jeremiah 31:18, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 1:7

every family apart: Heb. families, families, Exodus 12:30

the family of the house of David apart: Jeremiah 13:18, Jonah 3:5, Jonah 3:6

and their: Zechariah 7:3, Joel 2:16, 1 Corinthians 7:5

Nathan: 2 Samuel 5:14, 2 Samuel 7:2-4, 2 Samuel 12:1, Luke 3:31

Reciprocal: Exodus 19:15 - come not Matthew 21:41 - He will

Verse 13

Levi: Exodus 6:16-26, Numbers 3:1 - Numbers 4:49, Malachi 2:4-9

Shimei: or, Simeon, as LXX, 2 Samuel 16:5, 1 Kings 1:8, 1 Chronicles 3:19, 1 Chronicles 4:27, 1 Chronicles 23:7, 1 Chronicles 23:10, 2 Chronicles 29:14

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 4:18 - Shimei

Verse 14

and: Proverbs 9:12

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Zechariah 12". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/zechariah-12.html.