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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Zechariah 9

 

 

Introduction
1God defends his church.
9Zion is exhorted to rejoice for the coming of Christ, and his peaceable kingdom.
12God's promises of victory and defence.

Verse 1
The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD.
Cir
A.M. 3494. B.C. 510. burden.
Isaiah 13:1; Jeremiah 23:33-38; Malachi 1:1
Damascus
Genesis 14:15; Isaiah 17:1-3; Jeremiah 49:23-27; Amos 1:3-5; 3:12
the rest
5:4; Isaiah 9:8-21
when
8:21-23; 2 Chronicles 20:12; Psalms 25:15; Isaiah 17:7,8; 45:20-22; 52:10; Psalms 145:15; Jeremiah 16:19

Verse 2
And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise.
Hamath
Numbers 13:21; 2 Kings 23:33; 25:21; Jeremiah 49:23; Amos 6:14
Tyrus
Isaiah 23:1-18; Ezekiel 26:1-28; Joel 3:4-8; Amos 1:9,10
Zidon
1 Kings 17:9; Ezekiel 28:21-26; Obadiah 1:20
it be
Ezekiel 28:3-5,12

Verse 3
And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.
build
Joshua 19:29; 2 Samuel 24:7
heaped
1 Kings 10:27; Job 22:24; 27:16; Isaiah 23:8; Ezekiel 27:33; 28:4,5

Verse 4
Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.
the Lord
Proverbs 10:2; 11:4; Isaiah 23:1-7; Ezekiel 28:16; Joel 3:8
he will
Ezekiel 26:17; 27:26-36; 28:2,8
shall
Ezekiel 28:18; Amos 1:10

Verse 5
Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
Ashkelon
Isaiah 14:29-31; Jeremiah 47:1,4-7; Ezekiel 25:15-17; Zephaniah 2:4-7; Acts 8:26
and be
Jeremiah 51:8,9; Ezekiel 26:15-21; Revelation 18:9-17
for
Isaiah 20:5,6; Romans 5:5; Philippians 1:20

Verse 6
And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
Ecclesiastes 2:18-21; 6:2; Amos 1:8; Isaiah 2:12-17; 23:9; 28:1; Daniel 4:37; Zephaniah 2:10; 1 Peter 5:5

Verse 7
And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
I will
1 Samuel 17:34-36; Psalms 3:7; 58:6; Amos 3:12
blood
Heb. bloods. he that.
8:23; Isaiah 11:12-14; 19:23-25; Jeremiah 48:47; 49:6,39; Ezekiel 16:57-61
a governor
Isaiah 49:22,23; 60:14-16; Galatians 3:28
a Jebusite
2 Samuel 24:16-23; 1 Chronicles 11:4-6; 21:15-30; 22:1

Verse 8
And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes.
I will
2:1-13; 12:8; Genesis 32:1,2; Psalms 34:7; 46:1-5; 125:1,2; Isaiah 4:5; 26:1; 31:5; Isaiah 33:20-22; 52:12; Joel 3:16,17; Revelation 20:9
because of him that passeth by
2 Kings 23:29; 24:1; Jeremiah 46:2,13; Daniel 11:6,7,10-16,27-29,40-45
no
14:11; Psalms 72:4; Isaiah 52:1; 54:14; 60:18; Jeremiah 31:12; Ezekiel 28:24,25; Ezekiel 39:29; Amos 9:15; Revelation 20:1-3
for
Exodus 3:7,9; 2 Samuel 16:12; Acts 7:34

Verse 9
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Rejoice
2:10; Psalms 97:6-8; Isaiah 12:6; 40:9; 52:9,10; 62:11; Zephaniah 3:14,15
behold
Psalms 2:6; 45:1; 110:1-4; Isaiah 9:6,7; 32:1,2; Jeremiah 23:5,6; 30:9; Matthew 21:4,5; Mark 11:9,10; Luke 19:37,38; John 1:49; 12:13-15; 19:15
he is
Psalms 45:6,7; 85:9-12; Isaiah 45:21; Matthew 1:21; Romans 3:24-26
having salvation
or, saving himself. lowly.
Matthew 11:29; 21:5-7; Mark 11:7; Luke 19:30-35; John 12:14-16

Verse 10
And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
I will
Hosea 1:7; 2:18; Micah 5:10,11; Haggai 2:22; 2 Corinthians 10:4,5
the battle
10:4,5
he shall
Psalms 72:3,7,17; Isaiah 11:10; 49:6; 57:18,19; Micah 4:2-4; Acts 10:36; Romans 15:9-13; 2 Corinthians 5:18,20; Ephesians 2:13-17; Colossians 1:20,21
his dominion
Psalms 2:8-12; 72:8-11; 98:1-3; Isaiah 9:6,7; 60:12; Micah 5:4; Revelation 11:15
from the river
Deuteronomy 11:24; 1 Kings 4:21

Verse 11
As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
As
Deuteronomy 5:31; 2 Samuel 13:13; 2 Chronicles 7:17; Daniel 2:29
by the blood of thy covenant
or, whose covenant is by blood.
Exodus 24:8; Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25; Hebrews 9:10-26; Hebrews 10:29; 13:20
I have
Psalms 69:33; 102:19-21; 107:10-16; Isaiah 42:7,22; 49:9; 51:14; 58:12; Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18; Acts 26:17,18; Colossians 1:13,14
out
Psalms 30:3; 40:2; Jeremiah 38:6; Luke 16:24; Revelation 20:3

Verse 12
Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;
Turn
Isaiah 52:2; Jeremiah 31:6; 50:4,5,28; 51:10; Micah 4:8; Nahum 1:7; Hebrews 6:18
even
Isaiah 38:18; 49:9; Jeremiah 31:17; Lamentations 3:21,22; Ezekiel 37:11; Hosea 2:15
I will
Job 42:10; Isaiah 40:2; 61:7

Verse 13
When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
bent
1:21; 10:3-7; 12:2-8; Micah 5:4-9; Revelation 17:14
and raised
Psalms 49:2-9; Lamentations 4:2; Amos 2:11; Obadiah 1:21
against
Daniel 8:21-25; 11:32-34; Joel 3:6-8; Micah 4:2,3; Mark 16:15-20; Romans 15:16-20; 1 Corinthians 1:21-28; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; 2 Timothy 4:7
made
12:8; Psalms 18:32-35; 45:3; 144:1; 149:6; Isaiah 41:15,16; 49:2; Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 1:16; 2:12; 19:15,21

Verse 14
And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
seen
2:5; 12:8; 14:3; Exodus 14:24,25; Joshua 10:11-14,42; Matthew 28:20; Acts 4:10,11; Romans 15:19; Hebrews 2:4
his
Psalms 18:14; 45:3-5; 77:17,18; 144:5,6; Isaiah 30:30; Revelation 6:2
blow
Joshua 6:4,5; Isaiah 18:3; 27:13; 2 Corinthians 10:4,5
whirlwinds
Isaiah 21:1; 66:15

Verse 15
The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar.
they shall devour
10:5; 12:6; Micah 5:8; Revelation 19:13-21
subdue
1 Samuel 17:45; 1 Corinthians 1:18
with sling stones
or, with the stones of the sling. shall drink.
17; 10:7; Psalms 78:65; Song of Solomon 1:4; 5:1; 7:9; Isaiah 55:1; Acts 2:13-18; Ephesians 5:18
filled like bowls
or, fill both the bowls, etc.
14:20
the corners
Exodus 27:2; Leviticus 4:7,18,25

Verse 16
And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.
shall save
Psalms 100:3; Isaiah 40:10; Jeremiah 23:3; Ezekiel 34:22-26,31; Micah 5:4; 7:14; Luke 12:32; John 10:27; 1 Peter 5:2-4
as
Isaiah 62:3; Haggai 2:23
lifted
8:23; Isaiah 11:10-12; 60:3,14; Zephaniah 3:20

Verse 17
For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
how great is his goodness
Psalms 31:19; 36:7; 86:5,15; 145:7; Isaiah 63:7,15; John 3:16; Romans 5:8,20; Ephesians 1:7,8; 2:4,5; 3:18,19; Titus 3:4-7; 1 John 4:8-11
how great is his beauty
Exodus 15:11; Psalms 45:2; 50:2; 90:17; Song of Solomon 5:10; Isaiah 33:17; John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; Revelation 5:12-14
corn
Isaiah 62:8,9; 65:13,14; Hosea 2:21,22; Joel 2:26; 3:18; Amos 8:11-14; Amos 9:13,14; Ephesians 5:18,19
cheerful
or, grow, or, speak.
Song of Solomon 7:9

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Zechariah 9:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/zechariah-9.html.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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