Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.–Jeremiah 46:28
Verse by verse study in Zechariah 14
Zechariah was one of the prophets of Israel after their return from the Babylonian captivity. His message deals with the future of the nation, their further travails and their final exaltation to the position God had planned for them.
The prophecy can be divided into four sections. It opens with a series of eight visions which many feel can be interpreted in chronological order and which outline the future of Israel in highly symbolic language. After a short description of the crowning of the priest (Zechariah 6:9-15) the prophet spends two chapters dealing with questions concerning the observation of religious feasts after their return from Babylon.
The balance of the book contains two “burdens” or oracles from the Lord. The first (chapters 9-11) relates to the first advent of the Messiah while the second “burden” (chapters 12-14) speaks of events concerning his second advent.
It is the last chapter of this closing oracle which forms the basis for this verse by verse study.