Chapter 10

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1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.

3 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle.

4 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.

5 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.

6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.

7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.

8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.

9 And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.

10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.

11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.

12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.

Commentary for Zechariah 10

Blessings to be sought from the Lord. (1-5) God will restore his people. (6-12)1-5 Spiritual blessings had been promised under figurative allusions to earthly plenty. Seasonable rain is a great mercy, which we may ask of God when there is most need of it, and we may look for it to come. We must in our prayers ask for mercies in their proper time. The Lord would make bright clouds, and give showers of rain. This may be an exhortation to seek the influences of the Holy Spirit, in faith and by prayer, through which the blessings held forth in the promises are obtained and enjoyed. The prophet shows the folly of making addresses to idols, as their fathers had done. The Lord visited the remnant of his flock in mercy, and was about to renew their courage and strength for conflict and victory. Every creature is to us what God makes it to be. Every one raised to support the nation, as a corner-stone does the building, or to unite those that differ, as nails join the different timbers, must come from the Lord; and those employed to overcome their enemies, must have strength and success from him. This may be applied to Christ; to him we must look to raise up persons to unite, support, and defend his people. He never will say, Seek ye me in vain.

6-12 Here are precious promises to the people of God, which look to the state of the Jews, and even to the latter days of the church. Preaching the gospel is God's call for souls to come to Jesus Christ. Those whom Christ redeemed by his blood, God will gather by his grace. Difficulties shall be got over easily, and effectually, as those in the way of the deliverance out of Egypt. God himself will be their strength, and their song. When we resist, and so overcome our spiritual enemies, then our hearts shall rejoice. If God strengthen us, we must bestir ourselves in all the duties of the Christian life, must be active in the work of God; and we must do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Zechariah 10

  • Bendito Palavra on Zechariah 10:4
    Truly the LORD our God is one LORD:

    Matthew 3:16-17:

    "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

    And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

    Mark 1:10-12:

    "And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

    And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

    And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness."

    John 1:1:

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

    1 John 5:7:

    "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."
  • Marlo on Zechariah 10
    Miho, just a question, how can you say this verse refers to the trinity, when the scriptures broadly proclaim, Hear O Israel the LORD thy God is one 1 Lord. The doctrine of the trinity was never taught amongst the Israelite prior to the Messiah, and fairly new popping up in the 3rd Century, 200 C.E. being coined by a North African Christian. The Apostles did not teach the Godhead as a trinity.
  • Miho Valle on Zechariah 10
    Zechariah 10:12 is in reference as a second person dialogue. A plural relation of a command as in Genesis 1:26 Let US make man in OUR image... A text referring to Trinity.
  • Olufisayo akinkuade on Zechariah 10
    my lord is the cornerstone of finance,business,marriages and all that concerns me. my enemies will bow because the nail of my Lord has been removed to the glory of the Lord so shall me difficulties has been removed for the name of my Lord to be glorified. hallelluyah.
  • Sherlene on Zechariah 10:4
    Hallelujah, this Verse is explaining Who is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is referred to as the corner Stones, the Rock steadfast and unmoveable, Hallelujah. He is the same One that was crucified on the cross and now the nails have been removed, he is the same God in battle, the One that fights our spiritual battles and we are more than conquerors, and also he is the same God that was oppressed, humilated, put to shame for our sins so we can be born again by His Spirt and Blood and become the Children of God, And Him Jehovah will be glorified and remained MASTER and RULER for ALL. Amen!


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In a prophecy pointing to Christ, Zechariah predicted what would come from Judah?
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