Zechariah 9:9

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Reioyce greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout O daughter of Ierusalem: beholde, thy King commeth vnto thee: hee is iust, and hauing saluation, lowly, and riding vpon an asse, and vpon a colt, the foale of an asse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout {in triumph,} O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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, even upon a colt the foal of an ass.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be full of joy, O daughter of Zion; give a glad cry, O daughter of Jerusalem: see, your king comes to you: he is upright and has overcome; gentle and seated on an ass, on a young ass.
- Basic English Bible

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion; shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, thy King cometh to thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly and rIding upon an ass, even upon a colt the foal of an ass.
- Darby Bible

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh to thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
- Webster's Bible

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you! He is righteous, and having salvation; lowly, and riding on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
- World English Bible

Rejoice exceedingly, O daughter of Zion, Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem, Lo, thy King doth come to thee, Righteous -- and saved is He, Afflicted -- and riding on an ass, And on a colt -- a son of she-asses.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, thy king cometh unto thee, he is triumphant, and victorious, lowly, and riding upon an ass, even upon a colt the foal of an ass.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 9:9


9:9 Thy king - The Messiah. He is just - The righteous one, who cometh to fulfil all righteousness. Having salvation - To bestow on all that believe in him.


Discussion for Zechariah 9

  • Pauline for verse 12
    God 's word is that he is our only source, the bedrock and trusted source we can fully rely on, and his promise is restore double blessings for every hurdle I am facing st this time - yes he is my true source where I can tabernacle and find safety. Rejoice with me.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 17, CORN is the acronym for Change Order Notification. Here it represents an order to cease fire which makes the young soldiers happy.
  • Michellie for verse 12
    I think it means that whatever unfair situations your experiencing, God see's everything and will restore double onto you. More than you can imagine. Mind blowing!
  • Judah cannot prosper without Ephraim, in application I would say as both Christians and none Christians we need each other to succeed, since a bow without an arrow is useless and an arrow without a bow is also useless .
  • I think it means that we are sinners and God hates sin. But there is hope, Jesus. If we truly repent of our sins and let Jesus truly in our hearts then and only can we be savedand receive His grace and forgiveness.and go to heaven

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