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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Zechariah Chapter 2

Zechariah 2:1

zac 2:1

With a line - Ready and prepared to lay out the platform of Jerusalem.

Zechariah 2:2

zac 2:2

To measure - To take the exact dimensions of it, that it may answer God's promise, and be capable to receive its inhabitants. Jerusalem - The city which was to be built hereafter.

Zechariah 2:3

zac 2:3

The angel - Christ, who had so long talked with Zechariah. Went forth - From the midst of the myrtle - trees.

Zechariah 2:4

zac 2:4

And he said - Christ to that angel who came to meet him. Run - Hasten and tell Zechariah. As towns - The suburbs of it shall be as towns unwalled, for extent and for safety.

Zechariah 2:5

zac 2:5

The glory - My presence and favour shall make her glorious.

Zechariah 2:6

zac 2:6

Ho, ho - Ye sleepy Jews. Come forth - Come out from your prisons. Flee - Make all the haste you can. From the land - Babylon, which lay north of Canaan. For I have spread you abroad - As I executed my threats in scattering you, so I will perform my promise, and gather you.

Zechariah 2:7

zac 2:7

Deliver thyself - Accept of thy deliverance.

Zechariah 2:8

zac 2:8

After the glory - After that he is become your glory, I am to avenge you of your enemies.

Zechariah 2:9

zac 2:9

Upon them - Against the nation that doth violence to my people. Unto their servants - Unto the Jews, who were first spoiled by, and then made servants to them. Hath sent me - To inform them of my father's will.

Zechariah 2:10

zac 2:10

I come - To execute judgments on thine adversaries, and to compleat thy deliverance and salvation. I will dwell - This was fulfilled in part to the Jews, but more fully to the gospel church.

Zechariah 2:11

zac 2:11

Shall be joined - Shall worship the God of Israel. In that day - When Christ shall come in the flesh, and take down the partition wall. Sent me - The Messiah.

Zechariah 2:12

zac 2:12

Shall inherit - Claim, recover, possess, and delight in, as a man doth in his paternal inheritance.

Zechariah 2:13

zac 2:13

Be silent - Reverence and adore God, and expect the accomplishment of his word. All flesh - Both Jew and Gentile. He is raised up - God is on this work already, and he will not sit down again, 'till he has accomplished his whole work.

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