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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Zechariah 2



Verse 1

behold Figure of speech Asterismos App-6.

man Hebrew. "ish App-14. Either the same or another angel.

a measuring line. See note on Zechariah 1:16 and Compare Zechariah 2:2

Verse 2

Jerusalem. With"eth. See note on Zechariah 1:19.

Verse 3

angel. See note on Zechariah 1:9.

went forth: or, came forward.

Verse 4

this young man: i.e. the man of Zechariah 2:1.

saying. Supply the logical Ellipsis (App-8), "saying [Stop! ]", for the reason given implies that measuring will be useless, owing to the overflow of inhabitants.

without walls. Compare Isaiah 33:20; Isaiah 54:2. Ezekiel 38:11.

men. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

Verse 5

saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah"s oracle. App-4.

wall of fire. Like the watch-fires seen round Bedaween camps, which have no walls. Compare Isaiah 26:1; Isaiah 33:21; Isaiah 60:18.

in the midst. Compare verses: Zechariah 2:10, Zechariah 2:11 ("J")

Verse 6

Ho, ho. Figure of speech Epixeuxis (App-6), for emphasis. come forth: or, supply the Ellipsis "[escape]".

I have spread. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 4:27; Deuteronomy 28:64

spread = scattered.

as. Some codices, with five early printed editions, and Syriac, read "by", or "throughout". Vulgate reads "into".

winds. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 7

Deliver. Hebrew Ho!

Rescue, &c., as in Zechariah 2:6

Verse 8

the LORD of hosts. See note on Zechariah 1:3.

After the glory = For His own glory.

he that, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:10). App-92.

His eye. The primitive text read "Mine eye"; but the Sopherim say (App-33) that they altered this to "His", regarding it as derogatory to Jehovah to rend aloud such pronounced anthropomorphic expressions.

Verse 9

their servants = their own slaves.

Verse 10

lo. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

I will dwell, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Ex. Zechariah 29:45, Zechariah 29:46. Leviticus 26:11, Leviticus 26:12). App-92.

Verse 11

many nations, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 12:49. Numbers 9:14). App-92.

Verse 12

shall inherit . . . His portion. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:9). App-92.

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

again = yet; as in Zechariah 1:17. Not make a new choice, but demonstrate again His old choice in actual experience.

Verse 13

Be silent, &c. Compare Habakkuk 2:20. Zephaniah 1:7.

is raised up = hath roused Himself up. Compare Psalms 78:65.

His holy habitation. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 26:15)


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Zechariah 2:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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