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Zechariah 6

 

 

Introduction
1The vision of the four chariots.
9By the crowns of Joshua are shewn the temple and kingdom of Christ the Branch.

Verse 1
And 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.
I turned
5:1
four
1:18,19; Daniel 2:38-40; 7:3-7; 8:22
and the
1 Samuel 2:8; Job 34:29; Psalms 33:11; 36:6; Proverbs 21:30; Isaiah 14:26,27; 43:13; Isaiah 46:10,11; Daniel 4:15,35; Acts 4:28; Ephesians 1:11; 3:11

Verse 2
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;
red
1:8; Revelation 6:2-5; 12:3; 17:3
black
6; Revelation 6:5,6

Verse 3
And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.
white
Revelation 6:2; 19:11; 20:11
grisled
6,7; 1:8; Daniel 2:33,40,41; Revelation 6:8
bay
or, strong.

Verse 4
Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord?
unto
1:9,19-21; 5:5,6,10

Verse 5
And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.
These
1:10,11; Psalms 68:17; 104:3,4; Ezekiel 1:5-28; 10:9-19; 11:22; Hebrews 1:7,14; Revelation 14:6-13
spirits
or, winds.
1 Kings 19:11; Psalms 148:8; Daniel 7:2
go
4:10; 1 Kings 22:19; 2 Chronicles 18:18,19; Job 1:6; 2:1,2; Daniel 7:10; Matthew 18:10; Luke 1:19
the Lord
4:14; Isaiah 54:5

Verse 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.
the north
Jeremiah 1:14,15; 4:6; 6:1; 25:9; 46:10; 51:48; Ezekiel 1:4
go forth after
Daniel 7:5,6; 11:3,4
toward
Daniel 11:5,6,9,40

Verse 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.
the bay
1:10; Genesis 13:17; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Job 1:6,7; 2:1,2; Daniel 7:19,24

Verse 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.
quieted
1:15; Judges 8:3; 15:7; Ecclesiastes 10:4; Isaiah 1:24; 18:3,4; 42:13-15; 48:14; Isaiah 51:22,23; Jeremiah 51:48,49; Ezekiel 5:13; 16:42,63; Revelation 18:21,22

Verse 9
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
1:1; 7:1; 8:1

Verse 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;
which
Ezra 7:14-16; 8:26-30; Isaiah 66:20; Acts 24:17; Romans 15:25,26
the son

Verse 11
Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;
make
3:5; Exodus 28:36-38; 29:6; 39:30; Leviticus 8:9; Psalms 21:3; Song of Solomon 3:11; Hebrews 2:9; Revelation 19:12
Joshua
3:1; Haggai 1:1,14; 2:4

Verse 12
And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold 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:
behold
13:7; Isaiah 32:1,2; Micah 5:5; Mark 15:39; John 19:5; Acts 13:38; 17:31; Hebrews 7:4,24; 8:3; 10:12
whose
3:8; Psalms 80:15-17; Isaiah 4:2; 11:1; 53:2; Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15; Luke 1:78; *marg:; John 1:45
grow up out of his place
or, branch up from under him. he shall build.
4:6-9; 8:9; Matthew 16:18; 26:61; Mark 14:58; 15:29; John 2:19-21; 1 Corinthians 3:9; Ephesians 2:20-22; Hebrews 3:3,4; 1 Peter 2:4,5

Verse 13
Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; 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.
bear
Psalms 21:5; 45:3,4; 72:17-19; Isaiah 9:6; 11:10; 22:24; 49:5,6; Jeremiah 23:6; Daniel 7:13,14; John 13:31,32; 17:1-5; Ephesians 1:20-23; Philippians 2:7-11; Hebrews 2:7-9; 1 Peter 3:22; Revelation 3:21; 5:9-13; 19:11-16
a priest
11; Genesis 14:18; Psalms 110:4; Hebrews 3:1; 4:14-16; 6:20; 7:1,24,25-28; Hebrews 10:12,13
and the
4:14; Psalms 85:9-11; Isaiah 54:10; Daniel 9:25-27; Micah 5:4; Acts 10:36-43; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:13-18; Colossians 1:2,18-20; Hebrews 7:1-3

Verse 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.
Helem
a memorial
Exodus 12:14; 28:12,29; Numbers 16:40; 31:54; Joshua 4:7; 1 Samuel 2:30; Matthew 26:13; Mark 14:9; Acts 10:4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Verse 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 LORD your God.
they
Isaiah 56:6-8; 57:19; 60:10; Acts 2:39; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15; Ephesians 2:13-22; 1 Peter 2:4,5
and ye
12; 2:8-11; 4:8,9; John 17:20,21
And this
3:7; Isaiah 3:10; 58:10-14; Romans 16:26; 2 Peter 1:5-10

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Zechariah 6:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/zechariah-6.html.

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