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Glory of the latter temple.

ZECHARIAH, I.

Promise to Zerubbabel. the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, B. 0.520. 16 Since those days were, when one a and the dry land;

came to an heap of twenty measures, there 7. And I will shake all nations, and the a chap. 1.6,9. were but ten: when one came to the pressdesire of all nations shall come :b and I

Zec. 8. 10. fat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the will fill this house with glory, saith the

6 Ge. 49. 10.

press, there were but twenty. LORD of hosts.

Mal. 3. 1.

17 I smotec you with blasting, and with 8 The silver is mine, d and the gold is Lu.2.27, 46. mildew, and with hail, in all the labours mine, saith the LORD of hosts.

of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, 9 The glorye of this latter house shall - De. 28. 22. saith the LORD. be greater than of the former, saith the 1 Ki. 8. 37. 18 Consider now from this day and up. LORD of hosts: and in this place will I Am. 4. 9. ward, from the four and twentieth day of give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.

the ninth month, even from the day that 10 In the four and twentieth day of the 11 Ch. 29. 14. the foundation of the LORD's temple was minth month, in the second year of Darius, e John 1. 14. laid, consider it. came the word of the LORD by Haggai 2 Co.3.9,10. 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as the prophet, saying,

yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the 11 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Ask Ps. 85. 8.

pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not

Lu. 2. 14. now the priests i concerning the law,

brought forth: from this day will I bless saying,

Ep. 2. 14.

you. 12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of

g Zec. 8.9, 12.

20 And again the word of the LORD his garment, and with his skirt do touch

came unto Haggai in the four and twen. bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any

k Hab. 3. 17, tieth day of the month, saying,

18. meat, shall it be holy? And the priests

21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of answered and said, No.

i Le. 10.10,11 Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens 13 Then said Haggai, If one that is un- De. 33. 10. and the earth; clean by a dead body touch any of these,

Mal. 2. 7. 22 And I will overthrow m the throne of shall it be unclean? And the priests an

kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength swered and said, It shall be unclean.

k ver. 6, 7.

of the kingdoms of the heathen: and In 14 Then answered Haggai, and said, i Nu. 19. 11. will overthrow the chariots, and those Soo is this people, and so is this nation be- m Da. 2. 44. that ride in them; and the horses and fore me, saith the LORD ; and so is every

their riders shall come down, every one work of their hands; and that which they

» Mi. 5. 10.

by the sword of his brother.

Zec. 9. 10. offer there is unclean.

23 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, 15 And now, I pray you, consider from o Tit. 1. 15. will I take thee, O Zerubbabel my servant, this day and upward, from before a stone Jude 23.

the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and was laid upon a stone in the temple of

will make thee as a signet ;P for I have the LORD.

p Ca. 8. 6. chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

ZECH A R I A H.
CHAPTER I.

B. C. 520. bottom; and behind him were there a red In the eighth month, in the secondo

horses, B speckled, and white. year of Darius, came the word of the a chap. 6. 2. 9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these ? LORD unto Zechariah,, the son of Be- Hag. 1. 1. And the angel that talked with me said rechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, Bor, bay. unto me, I will shew thee what these be. saying,

cEzr. 5.1.

10 And the man that stood among the 2 The LORD hath been ysore displeas- Mat. 23.35. myrtle trees answered and said, « These ede with your fathers.

y with dis

are they whom the LORD hath' sent to 3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus pleasure. walk to and fro through the earth. saith the LORD of hosts, Turns ye unto d Ps. 103. 20, 11 And they answered the angel of the me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I u will

21. LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. He. 1. 14. and said, We have walked to and fro 4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom -2.Ch.36.16. through the earth, and, behold, all the

Ps. 60. 1. the former prophets have cried, saying,

I Je. 25. 5.

earth sitteth still, and is at rest. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Turn ye

Mal. 3. 7.

12 Then the angel of the LORD answer. now from your evil ways, and from your , Mi. 7. 19. ed and said, O LORD of hosts, how long evil doings: but they did not hear, nor Lu. 15. 20. wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem hearken unto me, saith the LORD.

Ja. 4. 8. and on the cities of Judah, against which 5 Your fathers, where are they? and ? Ps. 102. 13. thou hast had indignation' these i threethe prophets, do they live for ever?

Re. 6. 10. score and ten years ? 6 But my words and my statutes, which i chap. 7.5. 13 And the LORD answered the angel I commanded my servants the prophets,

Je.25.11,12. that talked with me with goodwords,

Da. 9. 2. did they not take hold of your fathers

and comfortable words.

k Je. 29. 10. and they returned and said, Like as the

14 So the angel that communed with me LORD of hosts thought m to do unto us, or, overtake. said unto me,

Cry thou, saying, Thus saith

I Ho. 6.5. according to our ways, and according to

the LORD of hosts, I am jealousn for Jeru

m La. 2. 17. our doings, soo hath he dealt with us.

nch. 8. 2, 3.

salem and for Zion with a great jealousy. Upon the four and twentieth day of

Joel 2. 18.

15 And I am very sore displeased with the eleventh month, which is the month o La. 1. 18.

the heathen that are at ease: for IP was Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came p Is. 47. 6. but a little displeased, and they helped the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, Ob. 15, 17. forward the affliction. the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the Is. 12. 1. 16 Therefore thus saith the LORD, I prophet, saying,

54. 8. am returned 9 to Jerusalem with mercies : 8 I saw by night, and, behold" a man r Jos. 5. 13. my house shall be built in it, saith the riding upon a red horse, and he stood

Re. 6. 4.

LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretchamong the myrtle trees that were in the

ed forth upon Jerusalem.

yor, ordi.

nance,

Zion's prosperity predicted. ZECHARIAH, IV. Building of the temple encouraged.

17 Cry, yet, saying,. Thus saith the B.O. 519. those that stood before him, saying, Take LORD of hosts, My cities through ß pros:

away the filthy garments from him. And perity shall yet be spread abroad; and B good. unto him he said, Behold, Ia have causthe LORD shall _yet comfort Zion, and a Ro. 6. 23. ed thine iniquity to passo from thee, and I shall yet choosee Jerusalem.

6 Is. 51. 3. will clothe thee with changed of raiment. 18 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw,

c2 Sa. 12. 13.

5 And I said, Let them set a fairt mitre

Is. 6. 5..7. and, behold, four horns.

d Is. 61. 10.

upon his head. So they set a fair mitre up19 And I said unto the angel that talked

e Is. 14. 1.

on his head, and clothed him with garments. with me, What be these? And he answer chap. 6. 11. And the angel of the LORD stood by. ed me. These are the horns which have

6 And the angel of the LORD protestscattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.

ed unto Joshua, saying, 20 And the LORD shewed me four car. & walks,

7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, If thou penters.

g Da. 12. 7.

wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt 21 Then said I, What come these to do? | * Ps. 75. 4, 5. keep my y charge, then thou shalt also And he spake, saying, These are the horns 5 of wonder, judge my house, and shalt also keep my which have scatteredo Judah, so that no

or, sign, courts; and I will give thee 8 places to man did lift up his head: but these are Is. 8. 18. walk among these that stand by. come to fray them, to cast out the horns Is. 11. 1. 8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn k Eze.40.3,5. thou and thy fellows that sit before thee: over the land of Judah to scatter it.

i Re. 5. 6.

for they are men 5 wondered at; for beCHAPTER II.

m Re. 11. 1.

hold, I will bring forth my servant, The I LIFTED up mine eyes

again, and look- 21.15, 16.

n Is. 26. 1, 2.

BRANCH. ed, and, behold, a man with a measuring

Eze.36.10,11

9 For, behold, the stone that I have linek in his hand. 2 Then said I, Whither goest thou? chap. 9. 8. laid before Joshua;

upon one

stone shali

be seven? eyes : behold, I will engrave And he said unto me, To measurem Je- nher. the graving thereof, saith the LORD of rusalem, to see what is the breadth there- Ps. 3. 3. hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of of, and what is the length thereof.

Is. 60. 19.

that land in one day. 3 And, behold, the angel that talked Re. 21. 23. 10 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, with me went forth, and another angel 9 Ge. 19. 17. shall ye call every man his neighbour went out to meet him,

oor, seven

under the vine and under the fig tree. 4 And said unto him, Run, speak to several

CHAPTER IV. this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall pipes to

AND the angel that talked with me be inhabited" as towns without walls for

the lamps. came again, and waked me, as a man the multitude of men and cattle therein.

r De, 28. 64.

that is wakened out of his sleep;

Eze. 17. 21. 5 For I, saith the LORD, will be unto

2 And said unto me, What seest thou ?

Am. 9. 9. her a wallo of fire round about, and will

8 Is. 48. 20.

And I said, I have looked, and behold a be the gloryp in the midst of her.

52. 11. candlestick all of gold, with na bowl 6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flees from the Je. 50.8. upon the top of it, and his seven lamps land of the north, saith the LORD: for 51.6, 45. thereon, and seven pipes to the seven I! have spread you abroad as the four De. 32. 10. lamps, which are upon the top thereof; winds of the heaven, saith the LORD.

Ps. 17.8. 3 And two olive trees by it, one upon 7 Delivers thyself, O Zion, that dwell. Mat. 25.40, the right side of the bowl, and the other

45. est with the daughter of Babylon.

u Is. 19. 16.

upon the left side thereof. 8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, After

Ho. 1.7.

4 So I answered and spake to the angel the glory hath he sent me unto the nations w Is. 12. 6.

that talked with me, saying, What are which spoiled you; for he that toucheth

these, my lord ?

kor, army. yout toucheth the apple of his eye.

5 Then the angel that talked with me an:

# Is. 54. 1..3. 9 For, behold, I will shake u mine hand 200. 6. 16. swered and said unto me, Knowest thou not upon them, and they shall be a spoil to

Re. 21.3.

what these be? And I said, No, my lord. their servants: and ye shall know that De. 32. 9. 6 Then he answered and spake unto the LORD of hosts hath sent me.

a Is. 41. 9. me, saying, This is the word of the 10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Ezr.3.8..13. LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Noto by Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell « Ezr.6.14,15 * might, nor by power, but by my spirit, in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.

the habita. saith the LORD of hosts. 11 And many nations* shall be joined to tion of his

7 Who art thou, O great mountain ? the LORD in that day, and shall be my

holiness,

before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a

Is. 63. 15. people: and I will dwelly in the midst of

d Hag. 1.1.

plain: and he shall bring forth the headthee: and thou shalt know that the LORD

stone thereof with shoutings, crying, of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

the seven

Grace, grace, unto it. 12 And the LORD shall inherit. Judah

8 Moreover the word of the LORD his portion in the holy land, and shall LORD came unto me, saying, choose a Jerusalem again.

shall.

9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the 13 Be silent, . O all flesh, before the v stone of tin. foundation of this house, his hands shall LORD: for he is raised up out of his - That is, an also finish it; and thou shalt know that the holy habitation.

adversary. LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. CHAPTER III.

e Job 1. 6. 10 For who hath despised the day of AND he shewed me Joshuad the high

Ps. 109. 6.

small things ? M for they shall rejoice, and priest standing before the angel of the pbe his ad. shall see the v plummet in the hand of LORD, and * Satan, standing at his

versary Zerubbabel with those seven: they are right hand to resist him.

the eyes of the LORD, which run to and

hand of. 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The

11 Then answered I, and said unto LORD rebuket thee, o Satan, even the Jude 9, 23. fro through the whole earth. LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke Am. 4. 11. him, What are these two olive trees upon thee: is not this a brand 9 plucked out of h Is. 64. 6. the right side of the candlestick, and the fire ?

Mat. 22.11. upon the left side thereof? 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy Re.7.13,14. 12. And I answered again, and said ungarments, and stood before the angel.

19.8. to him, What be these two olive branches, 4 And he answered and spake unto

which o through the two golden pipes

Por, since

eyes of the

o by the

Vision of the Flying Roll.

ZECHARIAH, V.

Prophecy of the Branch. Bempty y the golden oil out of themselves ? B. C. 519. unto me, saying, Behold, these that go 13 And he answered me and said,

toward the north country have a quieted Knowest thou not what these be? And Bempty out my spirit in the north country. I said, No, my lord.

of them. 9 And the word of the LORD came 14 Then said he, These b are the two seloes oil

unto me, saying,

into the 8 anointed ones, that stand by the Lord

10 Take of them of the captivity, even

gold. of the whole earth. CHAPTER V.

y the gold.

of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah,

which are come from Babylon, and come THEN I turned, and lifted up mine eyes,

a Is. 1. 24. and looked, and behold a flying roll.d

Eze. 16. 42, of Josiah the son of Zephaniah;

thou the same day, and go into the house 2 And he said unto me, What seest 6 Re. 11. 4.

63.

11 Then take silver and gold, and make thou? And I answered, I see a flying

& sons of oil.

crowns, and set them upon the head of roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits,

Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.

cchap. 6.5.

12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus

d Eze. 2. 9. 3 Then said he unto me, This is the Le. 8. 9. speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold curse that goeth forth over the face of the chap. 3. 8. the man whose name is The BRANCH:whole earth: for every one n that stealeth

Sor, branch

and he shall $ grow up out of his place, and shall be cut off as on this side according

up from

he shall build ø the temple of the LORD: to it; and every one that sweareth shall be

under him. 13 Even he shall build the temple of the cut off as on that side according to it.

g1 Co. 3. 9.

LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall 4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of Ep.2.20..22 sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall hosts, and it shall enter into the house of He. 3. 3. be a priesti upon his throne: and the counthe thief, and into the house of him that 1 Pe. 2. 4,5. sel of peacek shall be between them both. sweareth'm falsely by my name: and it nor, of this 14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, shall remain in the midst of his house, people that and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to and a shall consume it with the timber stealeth

Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memothereof and the stones thereof.

holdeth

rialo in the temple of the LORD.

himself 5 Then the angel that talked with me

15 And they that are far offP shall come

guiltless as went forth, and said unto me, Lift up

it doth.

and build in the temple of the LORD; now thine eyes, and see what is this that a Is. 22. 24. and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts goeth forth.

Re.5.11..13.

hath sent me unto you. And this shall 6. And I said, What is it?. And he said, Ps. 110. 4. come to pass, if ye will diligently? obey This is an ephah that goeth forth. He He.4.14..16 the voice of the LORD your God. said moreover, This is their resemblance

7.24, 25

CHAPTER VII. through all the earth.

k Ro. 5.1. AND it came to pass in the fourth year 7 And, behold, there was lifted up a

Col. 1. 2. of king Darius, that the word of the LORD @talent of lead : and this is a' woman

I Mal. 3. 5.

came unto Zechariah in the fourth day

m Le. 19. 12. that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

n Le. 14. 45.

of the ninth month, even in Chisleu ; 8. And he said, This is wickedness.

o Mar. 14. 9.

2 When they had sent unto the house And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; p Ep.2.13,19. of God Sherezer and Regem-melech, and and he cast the weight of lead upon the a Ro. 16. 26." their men, to k pray before the LORD, mouth thereof.

O or, weighty

3 And to speak unto the priests which 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and look- piece.

were in the house of the LORD of hosts, ed, and, behold, there came out two women, Re.17.1,&c. and to the prophets, saying, Should I and the wind was in their wings; for

k intreat the

weep in the fifth month, separating my. they had wings like the wings of a stork; face of. self, as I have done these so many years ? and they lifted up the ephań between the

• Ge. 10. 10.

4 Then came the word of the LORD of earth and the heaven.

t chap. 1. 12. hosts unto me, saying, 10 Then said I to the angel that talked Mat.6.16..18 5. Speak unto all the people of the land, with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? a or, be not and to the priests, saying, When ye fast

11 And he said unto me, To build it ye they that. ed and mourned in the fifth and seventh an house in the land of Shinar:' and it . chap. 1. 8. month, even those seventy years,t did ye shall be established, and set there upon Re. 6.2..5. at all fast unto me, * even to me? her own base.

Mor, Are not

6 And when ye did eat, and when ye CHAPTER VI.

these. did drink, * did not ye eat for yourselves, AND I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, v by the and drink for yourselves ? and looked, and, behold, there came four

7 u Should ye not hear the words which chariots out from between two mountains ; * or, strong. the LORD hath cried v by the former proand the mountains were mountains of brass. por, winds. phets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and

2 In the first chariot were red" horses, 1 Hé. 1. 14. in prosperity, and the cities thereof round and in the second chariot black horses, * chap. 4. 14. about her, when men inhabited the south

3 And in the third chariot white horses, and 1 Ki. 22. 19. and the plain? in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.

Da. 7. 10, 8 And the word of the LORD came 4 Then I answered and said unto the angel

Lu. 1. 19.

unto Zechariah, saying, that talked with me, What are these, my lord? Judge 9 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, say. 5 And the angel answered and said unto judgment

ing, - Execute truo judgment, and shew me, These are the four p spirits of the heavens, which so forth from standing chap. 1, 10. mercy and compassions every man to his before the Lord of all the earth.

Job 1. 7.

10 And oppress not the widow, nor 6 The black horses which are therein + gave a go forth into the north country: and the

the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; backsliding shoulder.

and let none of you imagine evil against white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country..

his brother in your heart.
$ made
heavy,

11 But they refused to hearken, and 7 And the bay went forth, and sought to Is. 6. 10. "pulled away the shoulder, and stopgo, that they might walky to and fro through : Ne. 9. 29. ped their ears, that they should not hear. the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk Eze. 11. 19. 12 Yea, they made their hearts as an to and fro through the earth. So they x by the adamant stone, & lest they should hear walked to and fro through the earth.

hand of. 8 Then cried he upon me, and spake

the law, and the words which the LORD of

hosts hath sent in his spirit x by the former

hand of.

or, set

Judgments and mercies.
ZECHARIAH, IX.

Evangelical prospects. prophets : therefore a came a great wrath B.O. 518. 17 And let none of you imagineb evil from the LORD of hosts.

in your hearts against his neighbour; and 13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as

a Da. 9. 11.

love no false oath: for all these are things he cried, and they would not hear;C so

Pr. 3. 29.

that I hate, saith the LORD.

c Je. 14. 12. they cried, and I would not hear, saith

18 And the word of the LORD of hosts

Mi. 3. 4. the LORD of hosts :

a De. 4. 27.

came unto me, saying, 14 But I scatteredd them with a whirl.

e De.28.33,64

19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, The fast wind among all the nations whom they 1 Je. 52.6,12. of the fourth month, and the fast of the knew not: thus the land was desolate 9 Je. 41.1, 2. fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the after them, that no man passed through Je. 52. 4. fast of the tenth," shall be to the house of nor returned; for they laid the B pleasant Bland of Judah joyi and gladness, and y cheerful land k desolate.

desire. feasts : therefore love the truth and peace. CHAPTER VIII.

i Es. 8. 17. 20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, It shall AGAIN the word of the LORD of hosts yor, solemn, yet come to pass, that there shall come peocame to me, saying,

ple, and the inhabitants of many cities : 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Il was times.

21 And the inhabitants of one city shall jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and 4 Da. 8. 9. go to another, saying, Letm us go 8 speedily I was jealous for her with great fury. I ch.1.14..16. to Spray before the LORD, and to seek

3 Thus saith the LORD, I am returned - Ps.122.1,&c the LORD of hosts ; I will go also. unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of 8 going, or, 22 Yea, many" people and strong nations Jerusalem; and Jerusalem shall beo call- continually, shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in

Ho. 6.3. ed, A city of truth; and the mountain of

Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD. the LORDP of hosts, The holy? mountain.

$intreat the

23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, In 4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts," There

face of,

those days it shall come to pass, that ten shall yet old men and old women dwell in

chap.7, 2.

men shall take hold, out of all languages the streets of Jerusalem, and every man

* Is. 60.3, &e of the nations, even shall take hold of the with his staff in his hand for n very age.

o Is. 1, 21, 26. skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We 5 And the streets of the city shall be a Je. 31:'23. will go with you; for we have heard that full of boys and girls playing in the Is.65.20,22. God is with you. streets thereof.

CHAPTER IX. 6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, If it be a multitude of THE burden of the word of the LORD o marvellous in the eyes of the remnant or, hard, in the land of Hadrach, and• Damascus of this people in these days, should it or, difficult. shall be the rest thereof : when the eyes of also be marvellous in mine eyes ? saith 8 Am. 1. 3..8. man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be the LORD of hosts.

t Ro.4.20,21. toward the LORD. 7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Be w Is.11.11, 12. 2 And Hamath also shall border therehold, I* will save my people from the east 43.5, 6. by; Tyrus," and Zidon, though it be country, and from the west country;

v Eze. xxvi..

Very wise. 8 Andw I will bring them, and they

Xxviii.

3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem ; and country of hold,

and heaped up silver as the dust, and

the going they shall be my people, and I will be

down of

fine gold as the mire of the streets. their God, iny truth and in righteousness.

4. Behold, the Lord will cast her out, 9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Let your Mal. 1. 11. and he will smite her power in the sea; hands be strong, ye that hear in these w chap. 13. 9. and she shall be devoured with fire. days these words by the mouth of the pro- - Je. 31.1,33. 5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza phets, which were in the daya that the foun- y Je. 4. 2. also shall see it, and be very sorrowful ; dation of the house of the LORD of hosts · Hag.2.4,&c. and Ekron, for her expectation, shall be was laid, that the temple might be built. a Ezr. 5. 1, 2. ashamed ; and the king shall perish from

10 For before these days , there was no or, the hire Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. hire for man, nor any hire for beast; nei

of man

6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod; ther was there any peace to him that went

and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

nothing. out or came in, because of the affliction :

7 And I will take away his h blood out

bloods. for. I set all men every one against his

of his mouth, and his abominations from

6 Mat. 10.34.. neighbour.

between his teeth ; but he that remaineth, 11 But now I will not be unto the re

c Is. 11. 13.

even he, shall be for our God; and he sidue of this people as in the former days,

v of peace,

shall be as a governor in Judah, and saith the LORD of hosts.

Ps. 72. 3.

Ekron as a Jebusite. 12 For the seed shall be v prosperous ; Ps. 34. 7.

8 And I will encamp d about mine house the vine shall give her fruit, and the Ps: 67.6, 7. because of the army, because of him that ground shall give her increase, and the ri Co. 3. 21. passeth by, and because of him that reheavens shall give their dew; and I will Je. 42. 18. turneth; and no oppressor shall pass cause the remnant of this people to pos- h John 12. 14, through them any more: for now have I sess alls these things.

15. seen with mine eyes.

i Is. 45. 21. 13 And it shall come to pass, that I as

9 Rejoiceh greatly, O_daughter of Zion; ye were a curse among the heathen, oor, saving shout, o daughter of Jerusalem; behold, house of Judah, and house of Israel, so

himself.

thy King cometh unto thee; hei is just, and

k Je. 31. 28. will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing:

i having salvation; lowly, and riding upon

I Lu. 12. 32. fear not, but let your hands be strong.

an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. 14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, a por, whose 10 And I will cut off the chariot from

covenant is As I thought to punish you, when your

by blood,

Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the Ex. 24. 8.

the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall LORD of hosts, and I repented not:

He. 13. 20. speak peace unto the heathen; and his do15 So again have I thought in these m Ep. 4. 25. minion shall be from sea even to sea, and days to do well unto Jerusalem, and to n Is. 61. 1. from the river even to the ends of the earth. the house of Judah: fear ye not.?

o Judge truth,

11 As for thee also, p by the blood of 16 These are the things that ye shall and the thy covenant I have sent forth thy prison. do, Speakm ye every man the truth to his judgment of ergn out of the pit wherein is no water. neighbour; o execute the judgment of peace. 12 Turn you to the strong hold, ye pritruth and peace in your gates :

soners of hope : even to day do I declare

the sun,

became

M

36.

the poor.

Judah's restoration foretold. ZECHARIAH, X. Judgments predicted and typified. that I will render doubled unto thee:

B. C. 518.

CHAPTER XI. 13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled

OPEN thy doors, O Lebanon, that the the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy a Is. 40.2. fire may devour thy cedars. sons, O. Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, Bor, gallants. 2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; and made thee as the sword of a mighty man. yor, defenced because the mighty are spoiled; howl, O

14 And the LORD shall be seen over forest. ye oaks of Bashan; for the y forest of them, and his arrow shall go forth as

6 Ps. 144. 6. the vintage is come down. the lightning: and the Lord God shall Is. 21. 1. blow the trumpet, and shall go with d John 21.15.. shepherds, for their glory is spoiled:

a 3 There is a voice of the howling of the

17. whirlwinds c of the south.

8 or, the

voice of the roaring of young lions ; for 15 The LORD of hosts shall defend

stones of the the pride of Jordan is spoiled. them; and they shall devour, and sub- sling.

Thus saith the LORD my God,d Feed due with sling stones; and they shall sor, fill both the flock of the slaughter, drink, and make a noise as through wine; the.

5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold and they shall be filled like bowls, and eLe.4.18,25. themselves not guilty; and they that sell ase the corners of the altar.

| De.29.19..21 them say, Blessed be the LORD ; for I 16 And the LORD their God shall save

g Is. 62. 3.

am rich; and their own shepherds pity

h Is. 11. 12. them in that day as the flock of his people :

them not. for they shall be as the stones of a crown,

n make to be

6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants

found. lifted up as an ensignupon his land.

of the land, saith the LORD: but, lo, I will

e or, grow, 17 For how great is his goodness, and how

or, speak.

deliver the men every one into his neighgreatis his beauty! corn shall make the young De.11.13,14 bour's hand, and into the hand of his king; men cheerful, and new wine the maids. CHAPTER X.

kor, verily

and they shall smite the land, and out of

their hand I will not deliver them. ASK ye of the LORD rain in the time & Mat. 11. 5. 7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make aor, light- Keven you, O poork of the flock. And I a bright clouds, and give them showers of nings, took unto me two staves; the one I called rain, to every one grass in the field.

Je.

10. 13. Beauty, and the other I called u Bands; 2 For the vidols have spoken vanity, and mor, Binders. and I fed the flock. the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false vor, teraphim 8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one dreams; they comfort in vain:' therefore Ju. 17. 5. month ;m and my soul a loathed them, they went their way as a flock, they were 1 Job 13. 4. and their soul also abhorred me. e troubled, because there was no shepherd.

m Ho. 5. 7. 9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that 3 Mine anger was kindled against the was strait- that dieth, let it die; and that that is to shepherds," and I punished the goats : ened for. be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest for the LORD of hosts hath visited his por, answered eat every one the flesh of another.

that. flock the house of Judah, and hath made

10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and them as his goodly horse in the battle.

n Eze.34.7,&c cut it asunder, that I might break my cove4 Out of him came forth the corner,” o visited upon nant which I had made with all the people. out of him the nail, 4 out of him the battle this fellow, 11 And it was broken in that day: and bow, out of him every oppressor together. or, neigh- so the poor of the flock that waited upon

bour. 5 And they shall be as mighty men, which

me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

o Ca. 1. 9. tread down their enemies in the mire of

12 And I said unto them, If xye think the streets in the battle and they shall - Nu.24.17,19 good, give me my price; and if not, forfight, because the LORD is with them, and

bear. So they weighed for my price thirty y the riders on horses shall be confounded. or, the

pieces of silver. 6. And I will strengthen the house of

poor, &c.

13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it

certainly Judah, and I will save the house of Jo

knew.

unto the potter:t a goodly price that I seph, and I will bring them again to place Mal. 4. 3. was prized at of them. And I took the and they shall be as though

I hadh moi xit be good in thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to

your eyes.

the potter in the house of the LORD. cast them off : for I am the LORD their

y or, they

14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, God, and will hear them.

shall make

even B Bands, that I might break the 7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a the riders

brotherhood between Judah and Israel. mighty man, and their heart shall v rejoice

on horses

15 And the LORD said unto me, Take as through wine: yea, their children shall ashamed. unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish see it, and

glad'; their heart shall • Ex. 21. 32. shepherd : rejoice in the LORD.

Mat. 26. 15. 16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the 8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; t Mat.27.3.,10 land, which shall not visit those that be y cut for I have redeemed 'them: and they 18.54.7,.10. off, neither shall seek the young one, nor sball increase as they have increased. Bor, Binders. heal that that is broken, nor 8 feed that that

9 And I will soww them among the yor, hidden. standeth still; but he shall eat the flesh of people : and they shall remember* me in vchap. 9. 15. the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. far countries : and they shall live with w Ro.Î1.11..15 17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leavtheir children, and turn again.

*De. 30.1..3. ethy the flock! the sword shall be upon the land of Egypt

, and gather them out of "John 10. 13, shall be clean dried up, and his right eye 10 I will bring them again also out of Sor, bear. his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm Assyria ; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon, and“ place sor, slumber, THE burden of the word of the LORD

z Is. 49. 20.
shall be utterly darkened.

CHAPTER XII.
shall not be found for them.
11 And he shall pass through the sea

or, poison. with affliction, and shall smite the waves

for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretch

nor, and also eth forth the heavens, and layeth the in the sea, and all the deeps of the river dah shall he foundation of the earth, and formeth the shall dry up; and the pride of Assyria be which spirit of man within him. shall be brought down, and the sceptre of shall be in 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup Egypt shall depart away.

siege against of $trembling unto all the people round 12 And I will strengthen them in the Jerusalem. about, n when they shall be in the siege LORD ; and they shall walka up and down

a Col. 2. 6. both against Judah, and against Jerusale.n. in his name, saith the LORD.

3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem

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