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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Zechariah Chapter 9

Zechariah 9:1

zac 9:1


(See Scofield) - (Isa 13:1), note 1.

Zechariah 9:8

zac 9:8

because of him

There seems to be a reference here to the advance and return of Alexander (Zac 9:13) after the battle of Issus, who subdued the cities mentioned in (Zac 9:1-6); and afterward returned to Greece without harming Jerusalem. But the greater meaning converges on the yet future last days

(See Scofield) - (Act 2:17)

as the last clause of verse (Zac 9:8) shows, for many oppressors have passed through Jerusalem since the days of Alexander.

Zechariah 9:9

zac 9:9

behold, thy King

The events following this manifestation of Christ as King are recorded in the Gospels. The real faith of the multitude who cried, "Hosanna" is given in (Mat 21:11) and so little was Jesus deceived by His apparent reception as King, that He wept over Jerusalem and announced its impending destruction (fulfilled A.D. 70; (Luk 19:38-44). The same multitude soon cried, "Crucify Him."

Zechariah 9:10

zac 9:10

And I will cut off

Having introduced the King in (Zac 9:9); (Zac 9:10) and the verses which follow look forward to the end-time and kingdom. Except in verse 9 (Zac 9:9), this present age is not seen in Zechariah.

Zechariah 9:11

zac 9:11


Compare (Isa 24:17-23); (Zac 9:21); (Zac 9:23) fix the time as the day of the LORD. (Rev 19:11-21).

Zechariah 9:12

zac 9:12

strong hold

See context, (Zac 9:14). Also, (Jer 16:19).

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