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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Zechariah 10:5-12

Here are divers precious promises made to the people of God, which look further than to the state of the Jews in the latter days of their church, and have certain reference to the spiritual Israel of God, the gospel-church, and all true believers. I. They shall have God's favour and presence, and shall be owned and accepted of him. This is the foundation of all the rest: The Lord is with them, Zech. 10:5. He espouses their cause, takes their part, is on their side; and, if he be for them, who... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Zechariah 10:10

I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt ,.... The Targum paraphrases it, "and as I brought them out of the land of Egypt, so will gather their captivity out of Assyria;' suggesting there would be a likeness between the one and the other. Egypt may denote the state of distance and bondage in which all men are by nature; and the Jews, at their conversion, will be brought out of it, into the glorious liberty of the children of God, by the mighty arm of the Lord, according to... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Zechariah 10:10

Out of the land of Egypt - I will bring them out of all the countries where they have been dispersed, and bring them back to their own land; and they shall be so numerous that they shall scarcely find there, in all its length and breadth, a sufficiency of room. If all the Jews that are now scattered over the face of the earth were gathered together, they would make a mighty nation. And God will gather them together. As a wonderful providence has preserved them in every place, so a wondrous... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Zechariah 10:10

Verse 10 He confirms the same prediction — that though the Jews were like broken pieces, they were yet to entertain hope of their return and future restoration, since God was able to gather them from the remotest parts whenever he stretched forth his hand. He then names Egypt and Assyria, that the Jews might know that the redemptions here promised is equally open to them all, however far separated they might be. For though Egypt was not very far from Assyria, yet they who had fled to Egypt were... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Zechariah 10:5-12

Redemption. I. CONFLICT RESULTING IN VICTORY . II. VICTORY RESULTING IN UNION . This does not always happen. There have been wars that have bred more wars, and victories that have left strong hates and bitter memories prolonged for generations. Besides, union may be based on defeat in the interest of the conqueror and not of the conquered; more formal than real, more a thing of covenants and legal fictions than the free choice of the people. But here it is real and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Zechariah 10:5-12

Victory, unification, and blessedness for the good. "And they shall be as mighty men," etc. This paragraph is a continuation of the preceding portions of the chapter. The various statements bring under our notice subjects which, if we give them a spiritual application, are of great and permanent interest, viz. the subjects of victory, unification, and blessedness. I. VICTORY . "And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Zechariah 10:6-12

The restoration of Israel. "And I will strengthen the house of Judah," etc. The separate mention in this passage ( Zechariah 10:6 , Zechariah 10:7 ) of Judah, Joseph, and Ephraim, taken together with that of Gilead, Lebanon, Egypt, and Assyria, in Zechariah 10:10 , Zechariah 10:11 , seems an indication that we now have to do especially with Israel "after the flesh." The previous verses spoke of "the times of the Gentiles," and of the great spiritual conquests to be inaugurated... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Zechariah 10:8-12

§ 7. The scattered people shall be gathered from all parts of the world, and dwell in their own land, under the protection of Jehovah. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Zechariah 10:10

Egypt … Assyria. It is certain that there was a large body of Jews in Egypt at this time ( Jeremiah 43:6 , Jeremiah 43:7 ); and to Assyria the ten tribes, who are here specially mentioned under the name Ephraim, had been deported. Besides this, Assyria is often used loosely for Western Asia or Babylonia, of which, after its submission, it formed a most important feature (see 2 Kings 23:29 ; Ezra 6:22 ; and in the Apocrypha, 1 Esdr. 7:15; Judith 1:7; 2:1). In the 'Oracula Sibyllina,'... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Zechariah 10:10-12

The great exodus. From Egypt—the type (cf. Isaiah 11:11-16 ). I. THE GATHERING . So now under the gospel. From far and near they come. At the call of Jesus they gather under the banner of the cross. II. THE PASSAGE . ( Zechariah 10:11 .) Like children of Israel—pilgrims in the wilderness Manifold trials. Educated by adversity and prosperity. Course ever onward, under the hand and guidance of God. III. THE SETTLEMENT . Canaan. Future glory of the Church—in... read more

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