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Zechariah Chapter 9

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Prophecies against neighboring nations

9:1 The burden of the word of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
in the land of Hadrach, and its resting place Damascus: when the eyes of mankind, and all the tribes of Israel, will be toward YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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9:2 And Hamath also will border on it; Tyre, and Sidon, though it is very wise.
9:3 And Tyre built herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver like dust, and fine gold like the mud of the streets.
9:4 Look, YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
will throw her out, and he will strike her wealth with the sea; and she will be consumed with fire.
9:5 Ashkelon will see this and fear; Gaza also will fear in great pain, and Ekron; for the one to who she looked [for protection] has been humiliated; A king will perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
9:6 And a bastard will live in Ashdod, and I will eliminate the pride of the Philistines.
9:7 And I will take away his blood from his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but the remnant, even he [will be] for our El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
, and he will be like a duke in Judah, and Ekron like a Jebusite.
9:8 And I will camp around My house [to protect it] against any army, and from him that passed by, and because of him that returns: and an oppressor will never again pass through them: for now have I seen with My eyes.

Zion is urged to rejoice for the coming of Messiah


9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: see, your King comes to you: He is righteous, and victorious; a humble man riding on an donkey, and on a colt the foal of a donkey.
9:10 And I will eliminate the chariot from Ephraimאֶפְרַיִם
(/ˈiːfriːəm/;ʾEp̄rayīm, in pausa: אֶפְרָיִם‎ ʾEp̄rāyīm). The Book of Genesis related the name “Ephraim” to the Hebrew root פָּרָה (pārā), meaning “to be fruitful”. This referring to Joseph’s ability to produce children, specifically while in Egypt (termed by the Torah as the land of his affliction). The name Ephraim can therefore be translated as “I will be fruitful”, with the prefix of aleph (א‎) indicating the first person, singular, future tense, Also name for an Israelite tribe. For more info click here
, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be eliminated: and he will speak peaceשָׁלוֹם
Transliteration šālôm Pronunciation shaw-lome’ shalom – completeness, soundness, welfare, peace, be well, prosperity For more info click here
to the nations: and His dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.
9:11 Also you, through the blood of your covenant I have sent freed your prisoners out of the pit in which there is no water.

Victory is promised


9:12 Return to the strong hold, ya’ll prisoners of hope: Today too, a second announcement I will return to you;
9:13 I will bend Judah for Me, like a bow with Ephraimאֶפְרַיִם
(/ˈiːfriːəm/;ʾEp̄rayīm, in pausa: אֶפְרָיִם‎ ʾEp̄rāyīm). The Book of Genesis related the name “Ephraim” to the Hebrew root פָּרָה (pārā), meaning “to be fruitful”. This referring to Joseph’s ability to produce children, specifically while in Egypt (termed by the Torah as the land of his affliction). The name Ephraim can therefore be translated as “I will be fruitful”, with the prefix of aleph (א‎) indicating the first person, singular, future tense, Also name for an Israelite tribe. For more info click here
, and stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and make you like the sword of a mighty man.
9:14 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
will be seen over them, and His arrow will go out like the lightning: and Adonaiאֲדֹנָי
Hebrew pronunciation: [ʾăḏōnāy], lit. transl. My Lords, Pluralis majestatis taken as singular) is the possessive form of adon (“Lord”), along with the first-person singular pronoun enclitic. As with Elohim, Adonai’s grammatical form is usually explained as a plural of majesty.For more info click here
YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
  will blow a shofarשׁוֹפָר
Transliteration šôp̄ār Pronunciation sho-far’horn, ram’s horn For more info click here
, and will go with windstorms of the south.
9:15 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
of hosts will protect them; and they will devour, and trample the slingshot stones; and they will drink, and make a noise like from wine; and they will be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar.
9:16 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
their El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
will save His people like the flock on that day: for they will be like the stones of a crown, lifted up like a banner over His land.
9:17 For how great is its goodness, and how great is its beauty will the grain will be the young men and the new wine that will make the maidens sing.

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