Matthew Henry's Commentary
Zechariah
Zechariah Introduction:
This prophecy is suitable to all, as the scope is to reprove for sin, and threaten God's judgments against the impenitent, and to encourage those that feared God, with assurances of the mercy God had in store for his church, and especially of the coming of the Messiah, and the setting up his kingdom in the world.

Chapter 1 Introduction:
An exhortation to repentance. (1-6) A vision of the ministry of angels. (7-17) The security of the Jews and the destruction of their enemies. (18-21)

Chapter 2 Introduction:
The prosperity of Jerusalem. (1-5) The Jews called to return to their own land. (6-9) A promise of God's presence. (10-13)

Chapter 3 Introduction:
The restoration of the church. (1-5) A promise concerning the Messiah. (6-10)

Chapter 4 Introduction:
A vision of a candlestick, with two olive trees. (1-7) Further encouragement. (8-10) An explanation respecting the olive trees. (11-14)

Chapter 5 Introduction:
The vision of a flying roll. (1-4) The vision of a woman and an ephah. (5-11)

Chapter 6 Introduction:
The vision of the chariots. (1-8) Joshua, the high priest, crowned as a type of Christ. (9-15)

Chapter 7 Introduction:
The captives' inquiry respecting fasting. (1-7) Sin the cause of their captivity. (8-14)

Chapter 8 Introduction:
The restoration of Jerusalem. (1-8) The people encouraged by promises of God's favour, and exhorted to holiness. (9-17) The Jews in the latter days. (18-23)

Chapter 9 Introduction:
God's defence of his church. (1-8) Christ's coming and his kingdom. (9-11) Promises to the church. (12-17)

Chapter 10 Introduction:
Blessings to be sought from the Lord. (1-5) God will restore his people. (6-12)

Chapter 11 Introduction:
Destruction to come upon the Jews. (1-3) The Lord's dealing with the Jews. (4-14) The emblem and curse of a foolish shepherd. (15-17)

Chapter 12 Introduction:
Punishment of the enemies of Judah. (1-8) Repentance and sorrow of the Jews. (9-14)

Chapter 13 Introduction:
The Fountain for the remission of sins, The conviction of the false prophets. (1-6) The death of Christ, and the saving of a remnant of the people. (7-9)

Chapter 14 Introduction:
The sufferings of Jerusalem. (1-7) Encouraging prospects, and the destruction of her enemies. (8-15) The holiness of the latter days. (16-21)



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