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The coming of Christ.


ZECHARIAH. Plague of Jerusalem's enemies. the sheep shall be scattered: and IP as a plain from Geba to Rimmon

CHRIST will turn mine hand upon in the little

about 487. m Matt. 18. 10, 14.

n Rom. 11. 5. o Is. 48. 10.

pl Pet. 1. 6, 7,


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8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two Luke 12. 32. parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will Prefine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: "I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

q Pa. 50, 15. &

91. 15.

ch. 10. 6.

r Ps. 114. 15. Jer. 30. 22. Ez. 11. 20. Hos. 2. 23. ch, 8. 8.

a Is. 13. 9. Joel 2. 31. Acta 2. 20,

b Joel 3. 2,

c Is. 13. 16.


e Joel 3.12,14.
¡Or, my
[Or, when
he shall
touch the
valley of the
mountains to
the place he
about 787.
f Amos 1. 1.
g Matt. 16, 27.
& 21, 30, 31.
& 25.31.
Jude 14.

1 Joel 3. 11.
i. e. it shall
not be clear
in some
places, and
dark in oth-
er places of
the world.
+ Heb.


† Heb. thickness. Or, the day 'shall be one. i Rev, 22. 5. k Matt.24, 36. 1 I. 30. 26. & 60, 19, 20. Rev. 21. 23. m Ez. 47. 1. Joel 3. 18.

Rev. 22. 1.
¡ Or, exstern,
Joel 2. 20.

n Dan. 2. 41.
Rev. 11. 15
o Eph. 4. 5, 6.
¡Or, com-


1 The destroyers of Jerusalem destroyed.
4 The coming of Christ, and the graces
of his kingdom. 12 The plague of Jeru-
salem's enemies. 16 The remnant shall
turn to the Lord, 20 and their spoils
shall be holy.


south of Jerusalem: and it shall be
lifted up, and inhabited in her
place, from Benjamin's gate unto
the place of the first gate, unto the
corner gate, and from the tower
of Hananeel unto the king's wine-

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11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem | shall be safely inhabited.

12 T And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

13 And it shall come to pass in

BEHOLD, a the day of the LORD that day, that "a great tumult from


cometh, and thy spoil shall be
divided in the midst of thee.
2 For I will gather all nations
against Jerusalem to battle; and the
city shall be taken, and the houses
riffed, and the women ravished; and
half of the city shall go forth into
captivity, and the residue of the peo-
ple shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and
fight against those nations, as when
he fought in the day of battle.

4 T And his feet shall stand in that
day dupon the mount of Olives,
which is before Jerusalem on the
east, and the mount of Olives shall
cleave in the midst thereof toward
the east and toward the west, and
there shall be a very great valley;
and half of the mountain shall re-
move toward the north, and half of
it toward the south.


5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the fearthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and hall the saints with thee.

6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be † clear, nor t dark:

7 But it shall be i one day k which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at levening time it shall be light.

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Before CHRIST about 487.

pIs. 40. 4.
ch. 12. 6.
1 Or, shall

r Neb. 3. 1. &
12. 39.
Jer. 31. 38.

sJer. 31. 40.

t Jer. 23. 6.

Or, shall


u 1 Sam. 14. 15, 20.

the LORD shall be among them;
and they shall lay hold every one
on the hand of his neighbour, and
his hand shall rise up against the Judg. 7. 22.
hand of his neighbour.

2 Chr. 20. 23. Ez. 38. 21. [Or, thou

also, O Ju dah, shalt.

14 And | Judah also shall fight || at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, Or, against. and apparel, in great abundance.

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15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.


y Ex.39.10,17, &c.

a ver. 12.

16 T And it shall come to pass, that
every one that is left of all the na-
tions which came against Jerusalem,
shall even go up from year to year
to worship the King, the LORD of
hosts, and to keep b the feast of taber- bLev. 23. 34,

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a Is. 60. 6, 7, 9. & 66, 23.


Neh. 8. 14. Hos. 12.9. John 7. 2. c Is. 60. 12.

† Heb. upon whom thero is not.

1 Deut. 11.10.

18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, fd that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 19 This shall be the punishment | [Or, sin. of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.


20 T In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD ; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the f Canaanite turned | in 5 the house of the LORD of hosts.

9 And the LORD shall be "King over all the earth: in that day shall there be "one LORD, and his name


10 All the land shall be

| Or, bridles. e Is. 23. 18.

fIs. 35. 8. Joel 3. 17. Rev. 21. 27. & 22. 15.

g Eph. 2. 19, 20, 21, 22.

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d Pa, 35, 27. [Or, upon. † Heb. from ироп.

e Ex. 20. 12. f Luke 6. 46.

g ch. 2. 14, 17. & 3. 7, 8, 13. Or, Bring unto, fc.

4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever. 5 And your eyes shall see, and ye d

polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.

Before CHRIST about 397.

13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye Or, wherebrought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.


14 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.


1 He sharply reproveth the priests for neglecting their covenant, 11 and the people for idolatry, 14 for adultery, 17 and for infidelity.

ye priests, this com

shall say, a The LORD will be magui- Amandment is for you.

fied from the border of Israel.

6 TA son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: fif then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein h Deut. 15.21. have we polluted thee? In that ye say, iThe table of the LORD is contemptible.

i Ez. 41. 22. ver, 12.

k Lev. 22, 22,

ver. 14.


as ye might have blown it away. x Lev. 22, 20, &c.

y ver. S. or, in whose flock is. zPs. 47. 2.

1 Tim. 6. 15.

&c. Deut. 28. 15, &c.

2 If ye will not hear, and if yea Lev, 26. 14, will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and | one shall b take you away with it.

4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.


Or, reprove.

Or, it shall

take you
away to it.

bl Kin.14.10.

8 And kif ye offer the blind for Deut. 15. 21. sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not 5 My covenant was with him of eNum. 25.12. evil? offer it now unto thy governor; life and peace; and I gave them to will he be pleased with thee, or lac-him for the fear wherewith he fearcept thy person? saith the LORD of ed me, and was afraid before my hosts.

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6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did fturn many away from iniquity.

7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: h for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; kye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but † have been partial in the law.


10 in Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man

Ez. 34. 25. & 37. 26.

d Deut. 33. 8, 9.

e Deut. 33.10.

fJer. 23. 22.

James 5, 20.

& Lev. 10. 11.

Deut. 17. 9, 10. & 24. 8. Ezra 7, 10. Jer. 18. 8. Hag. 2.11, 12. 1 Gal. 4. 14. il Sam. 2. 17. Jer. 18. 15.

Or, fall in

the law.

k Neh. 13. 29.

11 Sam. 2, 30.

|| Or, lifted
up the face

† Heb. accepted faces. m 1 Cor. 8. 6. Eph 4. 8. n Job 31, 15.

Christ's forerunner and coming.


about 397.


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LORD, as in the days of old, and as
in | former years.

against his brother, by profaning the | and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the | covenant of our fathers? 11 T Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Or, ought to LORD which he loved, "and hath married the daughter of a strange god. 12 The LORD will cut off the man Or, him that that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offerp Neh. 13. 28, ing unto the LORD of hosts.

o Ezra 9. 1. & 10. 2.

Neh, 13. 23.

waketh, and

him that answereth.


q Prov. 5. 18.

r Prov. 2. 17.

sMatt, 19.4,5. I Or, excellency.

+ Heb, a seed
of God.

t Ezra 9. 2.
1 Cor. 7. 14.
1 Or,
u Deut. 21. 1.

Matt. 5. 32.
& 19. 8.

Before CHRIST about 397.

Į Or, ancient.

James 5. 4,


5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, land against false 1Zech, 6. 4. swearers, and against those that || oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that Or, defraud. turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

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6 For I am the LORD, "I change m Num. 23.
not; "therefore ye sons of Jacob are
not consumed.


Rom, 11, 29.
James 1. 17.

n Lam. 3. 22.
o Acts 7. 51.

13 And this have ye done again,
covering the altar of the LORD with
tears, with weeping, and with crying
out, insomuch that he regardeth not
the offering any more, or receiveth
it with good will at your hand.
14 ¶ Yet ye say, Wherefore? Be-
cause the LORD hath been witness
between thee and the wife of thy
youth, against whom thou hast dealt 8 T Will a man rob God? Yet ye
treacherously: "yet is she thy com- have robbed me. But ye say, Where-
panion, and the wife of thy cove-in have we robbed thee? "In tithes
and offerings.

7 T Even from the days of your
fathers ye are gone away from mine
ordinances, and have not kept them.
Return unto me, and I will return
unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.
But ye said, Wherein shall we re-q ch. 1. 6.



15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the Spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek ta godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

16 For "the LORD, the God of Israel, saith || that he hateth † putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, hate her, put that ye deal not treacherously.

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10 Bring ye all the tithes into the
storehouse, that there may be meat
in mine house, and prove me now
herewith, saith the LORD of hosts,
if I will not open you the "windows
of heaven, and pour you out a
blessing, that there shall not be room
enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer x 2 Chr.31.10.
for your sakes, and he shall not † de- | y Amos 4, 9.
stroy the fruits of your ground; nei-
ther shall your vine cast her fruit be-
fore the time in the field, saith the
LORD of hosts.

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EHOLD, aI will send my messenger, and he shall b prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom 15 And now we call the proud+Heb. are ye seek, shall suddenly come to his happy; yea, they that work wickedtemple, even the messenger of the ness are set up; yea, they that | covenant, whom ye delight in: be-d tempt God are even delivered. hold, d he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.


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2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and fwho shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may i offer unto the LORD an offering in right


4 Then k shall the offering of Judah

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