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The redemption of Zion.

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p ch. 3. 10. q Exod. 12. 49.

r Ezek. 33. 33. wer. 9. * Deut. 32.9. t ch. 1. 17. u Hab. 2. 20. Zeph. 1.7. x Ps. 68.5. Isai. 57. 15. + he h. the habetestion of his holiwess, Deut. 26, 15. Isai. too. 15.

a Hag, 1.1.

b Ps. 109. 6. Rev. 12. 10. * That is, an adversary. + Heb, to be his adrersary. c Jude 9. d ch. 1. 17. Rom. 8.33. e Amos 4.11. Rom. 11.5. Jude 23. f isai. 64. 6.

so 10, ev. 19.8. Luke 15. 22.

h Exod. 29. b. ch. 6. 11.

And he said unto me, "To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof. 3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him, 4 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein: 5 For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her da wall of fire round about, “ and will be the glory in the midst of her. 6 * Ho, ho, come forth, and flee “from the land of the north, saith the Lord: for I have “spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the Lord. 7 * Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. 8 For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that 'toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye, 9 For, behold, I will "shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and 'ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me. 10 T "Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I "will

... dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord.

11 °And many nations shall be joined to the Load "in that day, and shall be "my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and 'thou shalt know that the LoRD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. 12 And the Load shall "inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and “shall choose Jerusalem again. 13 "Be silent, O all flesh, before the Load: for he is raised up “out of + his holy habitation. CHAP. III. 1 Under the type of Joshua, the restoration of the church, 8 Christ the Branch is promised. ND he shewed me "Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lond, and "|Satan standing at his right hand + to resist him. 2 And the Lord said unto Satan, “The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lond that "hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: “is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? 3 Now Joshua was clothed with ‘filthy garments, and stood before the angel. 4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, * and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. 5 And I said, Let them set a fair *mitre upon his head. So they set a fair


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on, and || seven pipes to the seven lamps, o, which are upon the top thereof: so 3 “And two olive trees by it, one upon E.C. the right side of the bowl, and the other ... ..., upon the left side thereof. o

4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, "Not by ||might, so-o: nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the *** LoRD of hosts.

7 Who art thou, *O great mountain? 5... :: before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth "the head- * **** stone thereof with shoutings, crying, on." Grace, grace unto it. 3

8 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

9 The hands of Zerubbabel “have laid Prox * the foundation of this house; his hands Foo 'shall also finish it; and "thou shalt know "...'s

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a Ezek. 2.9.

holdeth himself guilttess, as it sloth.

tor, weighty pters.

that the "Load of hosts hath sent me unto you. 1o For who hath despised the day of °small things? |for they shall rejoice, and shall see the + plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; "they are the eyes of the Load, which run to and fro through the whole earth. 11 * Then answered I, and said unto

him, What are these "two olive trees

upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof.” 12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which + through the two golden o | empty + the golden oil out of themselves 13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 14 Then said he, “These are the two

+anointed ones, "that stand by “the LoRD of the whole earth.

CHAP. W. 1. By the flying roll is shewed the curse of thieves and swearers. 5 By a woman pressed in an ephah, the final damnation of Babylon. THEN I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying "roll. 2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. 3 Then said he unto me, This is the "curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for || every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. 4 I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of “him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and "shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof. 5 T Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. 7 And, behold, there was lifted up a | talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. 8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and

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looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.

10. Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?

11 And he said unto me, To “build it an house in ‘the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.

CHAP. VI. 1 The vision of the four chariots. 9. By the crowns of Joshua is shewed the temple and kingdom of Christ the Branch.

A. I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. 2 In the first chariot were "red horses; and in the second chariot "black horses; 3 And in the third chariot “white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and |bay horses. 4 Then I answered "and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? 5 Å. the angel answered and said unto me, “These are the four !". of the heavens, which go forth from *standing before the Lord of all the earth

6 The black horses which are therein go forth into “the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country. 7 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might "walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth. 8 Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my 'spirit in the north country. 9 T And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah; 11 Then take silver and gold, and make “crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest; 12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold 1 the man whose name is The "BRANCH; and he shall ||grow up

out of his place," and he shall build the #

temple of the Lord:

Zechariah's vision of Christ the Branch.

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Zechariah reproveth the captives' fasts.

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+ Heb. to t-treat the fare of the Lord. 1Sam. 13.12. ch. 8. 21. a Deut. 17. 9, 10, 11. M. 33. 10. Mal 2.7. b Jer. 52.12. ch. 8. 19.

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m Acts 7.57. n Ezek. 11. 19. & 36. 26.

13 Even he shall build the temple of the Load; and he “shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and "he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, "for a memorial in the temple of the Lord.

15 And 'they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the Lord, and "ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the Load your

God. CHAP. VII. 1 The captives enquire of fasting. 4. Zechariah ::...?". /..." 8 Sin the cause of their captivity. A*. it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the Lond came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu; 2 When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and Regem-melech, and their men, + to pray before the Lord, 3 And to "speak unto the priests which were in the house of the Lond of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in "the fifth month, separating

myself, as I have done these so many

years? 4 T Then came the word of the Load of hosts unto me, saying, 5. Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye *fasted and mourned in the fifth *and seventh month, "even those seventy years, did ye at all fast 'unto me, even to me? 6 And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, I did not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves? 7 || Should ye not hear the words which the Lord hath cried f by the former so. when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited *the south and the plain? 8 And the word of the Lond came unto Zechariah, saying,

: 9 Thus p. the LoRD of hosts, saying, "t Execute true judgment, and

shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: 10 And ‘oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart. 11 But they refused to hearken, and 1 P. away the shoulder, and +"stopped their ears, that they should not hear. 12 Yea, they made their "hearts as an


The restoration of Jerusalem

adamant stone, "lest they should hear the law, and the words which the Load of hosts hath sent in his spirit thy the former prophets: "therefore came a great wrath from the Load of hosts. 13 Therefore it is come to , that *S*: as he cried, and they would o: o, go "they cried, and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts: 14 But' I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations “whom they * knew not. Thus ‘the land was desolate foot ** after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid "the fplea-5: sant land desolate.

CHAP. VIII. 1 The restoration of Jerusalem. 9 They are encouraged to the building by God's 7: to them. 16 Good works are required of them. 18 Joy and enlargement are promised. GAIN the word of the Loap of hosts came to me, saying, 2 Thus saith the Lond of hosts; "I : **** was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, i4and I was jealous for her with great fury. 3 Thus saith-the Lond; "I am return- * * * * ed unto Zion, and * will dwell in the ****

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your hands, be strong, ye that hear in o these days these words by the mouth of io. "the prophets, which were in “the day :: *** that the foundation of the house of the aeros., Lond of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.

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went out or came in because of the af. *::: fliction: for I set all men every one is: against his neighbour.

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The Jews encouraged to rebuild.

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n Isai.3.6.
& 4. 1.

o 1 Cor. 14.
rir. 587.

a Jer. 23.33. * Arnos 1.3.

11 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the Load of hosts. 12 "For the seed shall be + prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and "the ound shall give her increase, and ‘the É. shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. 13 And it shall come to pass, that as e were "a curse among the heathen, O }. of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and *ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but 'let your hands be

. strong.

14 For thus saith the Load of hosts; *As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the Lord of hosts, “and I repented not: 15 So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not. 16 T These are the things that ye shall do; *Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; +execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: 17 “And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and "love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord. 18 And the word of the Lord of hosts came unto me, saying, 19 Thus saith the Load of hosts; “The fast of the fourth month, * and the fast of the fifth, *and the fast of the seventh, *and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and chearful | feasts; *therefore love the truth and peace. 20 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: 21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, "Let us go | to. efore the LoRD, and to seek the Lond of hosts: I will go also. 22 Yea, "many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord. 23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men i. * take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard °that God is with you. CHAP. IX. 1 God defendeth his church. 9 Zion is erhorted to rejoice for the coming of Christ, and his peaceable kingdom. # God's promises of victory and defence. HE"burden of the word of the Lord in the land of Hadrach, and "Da

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from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite. 8 And "I will encamp about mine ào. house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth; and "no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now "have I seen with mine eyes. 9 * "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of "...o.o. Zion; shout, O ão, of Jerusalem: Yoo behold, 'thy King cometh unto thee: he jo. is just, and ||having salvation; lowly, and o.o.o. riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the . foal of an ass. vr, aring 10 And I will cut off the chariot from ... o. Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, oil-so and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak ‘peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be "from sea even u Pe.718. to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth. 11 As for thee also, by the blood of .o.o. thy covenant I have sent forth thy ‘pri- ori, soners out of the pit wherein is no water. Hoo. 12T Turn you to the strong hold, 'ye ***.*.

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clare that “I will render double unto y Isai. 49.s. thee; z Isai. 61.7. 13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man. 14 And the Lord shall be seen over them, and "his arrow shall go forth as ::::::: the lightning: and the Lord God shall its's blow the trumpet, and shall go "with **** whirlwinds of the south. 15 The Lord of hosts shall defend 1.0, "ld":

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Judah’s restoration prophesied.

due with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they || shall be filled like bowls, and as “the corners of the altar. 16 And the Lond their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for "they shall be as the stones of a crown, “lifted up as an ensign upon his land. 17 For ‘how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty “corn, shall make the young men ||chearful, and new wine the maids. CHAP. X. 1 God is to be sought unto, and not idols. 5 As he visited his flock for sin, so he will save and restore them. A*. ye" of the Lond "rain ‘in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make ||bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. 2 For the "+ idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they “comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they || were troubled, ‘because there was no shepherd. 3 * Mine anger was kindled inst the shepherds, * and I + punished the goats: for the Lord of hosts "hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and 'hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle. 4 Out of him came forth *the corner, out of him "the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together. 5 And they shall be as mighty men, which "tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the Load is with them, and || the riders on horses shall be confounded. 6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and "I will bring them again to place them; for I "have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I . not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and "will hear them. 7. And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their "heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the Load. 8 I will "hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: "and they shall increase as they have increased. 9 And ‘I will sow them among the people: and they shall "remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again. 10 *I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out

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of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and 'place shall not be found for them. 11 “And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and “the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and "the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away. 12 And I will strengthen them in the Load; and “they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord.

CHAP. XI. 1 The destruction of Jerusalem. 3 The elect being cared for, the rest are Ž. 10 The staves of Beauty and Bands broken by the rejection of Christ. 15 The type and curse of a foolish shepherd. PEN “thy doors, O Lebanon, that * * * * the fire may devour thy cedars. 2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the |mighty is spoiled: howl, O Lo:* ye oaks of Bashan; *for || the forest of ores is the vintage is come down. hoto 3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: avoice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled. 4 * Thus saith the Lord my God; * Feed the flock of the slaughter; 5 Whose possessors slay them, and *hold themselves not guilty: and they lo” that sell them "say, Blessed be the Lond; : Doo for I am rich; and their own shepherds : "** pity them not. 6 For 1 will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord: but, lo, I will t deliver the men every one into of his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them. 7 And I will 'feed the flock of slaugh- " + ter, I even you, *O poor of the flock. ..." And I took unto me two stayes; the one fo I called Beauty, and the other I called : * |Bands; and I fed the flock. o, 8 Three shepherds also I cut off "in sh-s: one month; and my soul +lothed them, o.o." and their soul also ão ine. For 9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that o' is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let . . . the rest eat every one the flesh it of Rio. another. or, so 10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, T' and cut it asunder, that I might break . .* which I had made with all the e. #". it was broken in that day: !o. and |so “the poor of the flock that waited :'', upon me knew that it was the word of the to..., LoRD. is * : 12 And I said unto them, tifye think ...'" good, give me my price; and if not, for- * *

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c ti R I st

cir. 587. * or, shall

tt both the

wls, &c. c Lev. 4. 18, 25. Deut. 12. 27.

d Isai. 62.3. Mal. 3. 17. e Isai. 11.12.

f ps. 31. 19. * Joel 3. 18. mnos 9. 14. ? Or, grow, or, speak.

a Jer, 14. 22.
b Deut. 11.

c Job 26. 23.
Joel 2.23.
* Or, light-
wings. Jer.
10. 13.
d Jer. 10.8.
Hab. 2, 18.
+ Heb.
to raphins,
Judg. 17.5.
e Job 13. 4.
tor, answer-
ed that, &c.

s Ezek. 34.5.

g Ezek, 34. 17.

+ tieb. visited upon. h Luke 1. 68.

i Cant. 1.9.

14.38. Isai.
19. 13.
1 Isai. 22.23.

m Ps. 18.41.

; or, they shall make the rulers on horses ashamed.

n Jer. 3. 18. Ezek. 37. 21.

o Hos. 1.7.

p ch, 13. 9.

q Ps. 104. 15. ch 9. 15.

r Isai. 5.26. s Isai. 40. 19. Ezek. 36.37. t Hos. 2. 23. n Deut. 30. 1.

* I sai. 11. 11, 16. Hos. 11. - i.

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