The Coming King of Zion

Zechariah 9

9 y Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
z Behold, a your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
b humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10 c I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and d the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
and e he shall speak peace to the nations;
f his rule shall be from sea to sea,
and from g the River to the ends of the earth.
11 As for you also, because of h the blood of my covenant with you,
i I will set your prisoners free from j the waterless pit.
12 Return to your stronghold, O k prisoners of hope;
today I declare that l I will restore to you double.
13 For m I have bent Judah as my bow;
I have made Ephraim its arrow.
I will stir up your sons, O Zion,
against your sons, n O Greece,
and wield you like a warrior's sword.

  1. Cross References
    Zephaniah 3:14
    Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 21:5
    "Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.'"
    John 12:15
    "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!"
  3. Cross References
    Jeremiah 23:5
    Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 11:29
    Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
  5. Cross References
    Hosea 1:7
    But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the Lord their God. I will not save them by bow or by sword or by war or by horses or by horsemen.
  6. Cross References
    Micah 5:10
    And in that day, declares the Lord, I will cut off your horses from among you and will destroy your chariots.
  7. Cross References
    Micah 5:5
    And he shall be their peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land and treads in our palaces, then we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of men.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 72:8
    May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth!
  9. Cross References
    Exodus 23:31
    And I will set your border from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates, for I will give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.
  10. Cross References
    Exodus 24:8
    And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 42:7
    To open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
    Isaiah 51:14
    He who is bowed down shall speedily be released; he shall not die and go down to the pit, neither shall his bread be lacking.
    Isaiah 61:1
    The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
  12. Cross References
    Genesis 37:24
    And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.
    Jeremiah 38:6
    So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchiah, the king's son, which was in the court of the guard, letting Jeremiah down by ropes. And there was no water in the cistern, but only mud, and Jeremiah sank in the mud.
  13. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:17
    There is hope for your future, declares the Lord, and your children shall come back to their own country.
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 61:7
    Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.
  15. Cross References
    Zechariah 10:3 - 4
    My anger is hot against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the Lord of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them like his majestic steed in battle.
  16. Cross References
    Genesis 10:2
    The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
    Ezekiel 27:13
    Javan, Tubal, and Meshech traded with you; they exchanged human beings and vessels of bronze for your merchandise.
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