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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Zechariah 10:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/zechariah-10.html.

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Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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