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Verses of Zechariah 14

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Zechariah 14:1 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

1. the day of the Lord cometh ] Lit. a day to (or, of) Jehovah, i.e. which is in a special manner His. The previous prophecy (Zec 13:7-9) is now expanded, attention being concentrated, however, on the city rather than on the land (Zec 13:8), and on the final act rather than on the long previous process of purifying discipline. It is impossible satisfactorily to adapt the terms of this prophecy, either to the taking of Jerusalem under the Maccabees, or to its destruction by the Romans. As Pusey well remarks, “those who explain it solely of this, are obliged to mingle explanations partly literal, as that Jerusalem should be the earthly Jerusalem which was destroyed, partly metaphorical, as to the mount of Olives, its division into two parts, &c.” It should moreover be observed that there is no word here of the city being destroyed.

in the midst of thee ] So complete shall be the subjugation of the city, that the enemy shall, in perfect security, portion out her spoil amongst the victorious hosts in the very midst of her.

Chap. Zec 14:1-7. The final Conflict and Deliverance

All nations shall come against Jerusalem. The city shall be taken, with the attendant horrors of barbarous warfare, and half its population enslaved, Zec 14:1-2. Then Jehovah shall appear, as in olden time, to deliver His people, Zec 14:3. Beneath His feet, as He descends upon the Mount of Olives, the mountain shall cleave asunder, the two parts moving northward and southward, and being separated by a wide valley running east and west, Zec 14:4. By this valley (which shall reach across the ravine of Kedron up to the city wall) the people that remain shall flee from Jerusalem, as they fled from the earthquake in Uzziah’s time. Jehovah shall come with all His holy ones, Zec 14:5, and this “day of the Lord,” unlike all other days and known to Him alone, shall be marked by strange phenomena of mingled light and darkness, and shall have for its evening the dawn of the everlasting day, Zec 14:6-7.

The Second Section. Zec 13:7 to Zec 14:21

The purification and final glory of Israel

This Second Section of the Second Burden and conclusion of the whole Book describes the purifying chastisement that shall come upon the people, Zec 13:7-9; the great final conflict and deliverance of Jerusalem, Zec 14:1-7; the prosperity of the transformed and renovated city and land, Jehovah being King, 8 11; the destruction of the hostile nations, 12 15, and homage of the residue, 16 19; and the perfect holiness of Jerusalem, as the crown of all, 20, 21.

Verses of Zechariah 14

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Zechariah 14:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Zechariah 14:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Zechariah 14:1 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Zechariah 14:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Zechariah 14:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Zechariah 14:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

Zechariah 14:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Zechariah 14:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Zechariah 14:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Zechariah 14:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Zechariah 14:1 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Zechariah 14:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Zechariah 14:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Zechariah 14:1 - Expositor's Dictionary of Text by Robertson

Zechariah 14:1 - F. B. Hole's Old and New Testaments Commentary

Zechariah 14:1 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Zechariah 14:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

Zechariah 14:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Zechariah 14:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

Zechariah 14:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Zechariah 14:1 - Grant's Commentary on the Bible

Zechariah 14:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Zechariah 14:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Zechariah 14:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Zechariah 14:1 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Zechariah 14:1 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Zechariah 14:1 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Zechariah 14:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Zechariah 14:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Zechariah 14:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

Zechariah 14:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Zechariah 14:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Zechariah 14:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Zechariah 14:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Zechariah 14:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Zechariah 14:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Zechariah 14:1 - The Bible of the Expositor and the Evangelist by Riley

Zechariah 14:1 - The Sermon Bible

Zechariah 14:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Zechariah 14:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Zechariah 14:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Zechariah 14:1 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Zechariah 14:1 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Zechariah 14:1 - Combined Bible Commentary

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