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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Zechariah Chapter 10

Zechariah 10:1

zac 10:1

later rain

Compare (Hos 6:3); (Joe 2:23-32); (Zac 12:10).

There is both a physical and spiritual meaning: Rain as of old will be restored to Palestine, but, also, there will be a mighty effusion of the Spirit upon restored Israel.

Zechariah 10:4

zac 10:4


The tense is future: "From him Judah shall be the cornerstone (Exo 17:6).

(See Scofield) - (Pe1 2:8).

from him the nail (Isa 22:23); (Isa 22:24) from him the battle-bow," etc. The whole scene is of the events which group about the deliverance of the Jews in Palestine in the time of the northern invasion under the "Beast"; (Dan 7:8); (Rev 19:20) and "Armageddon,"; (Rev 16:14); (Rev 19:17).

The final deliverance is wholly effected by the return of the Lord (Rev 19:11-21); but previously He strengthens the hard-pressed Israelites; (Mic 4:13); (Zac 9:13-15); (Zac 10:5-7); (Zac 12:2-6); (Zac 14:14).

That there may have been a precursive fulfilment in the Maccabean victories can neither be affirmed nor denied from Scripture.

Zechariah 10:8

zac 10:8


(Isa 59:20); (Exo 14:30).

(See Scofield) - (Isa 59:20).

(See Scofield) - (Exo 14:30).

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