The stone is the symbol of the kingdom of God, and is laid by Jehovah before Joshua, by God's transferring to him the regulation of His house and the keeping of His courts (before, liphnē, in a spiritual sense, as in 1 Kings 9:6, for example). "achates", in the middle of which is an onyx, resembling an eye, nature's own accord were so placed, as that to each Muse its Jarchi, upon the text, says. Guilt and corruption are great discouragements when we stand before God. Mediator, was full of grace and truth; which is one branch of his Mūsh is used here in a transitive sense, to cause to depart, to wipe away. But the contrast, that on one stone there are seven eyes, perhaps rather suggests that the eyes are on the stone itself, and He, the "Living Stone," is pictured with an universality of sight, whereby, with a divine knowledge, He surveys and provides for the well-being of His whole Church. anything of that kind produced by the moderns. For behold the stone that I have laid - Alluding no doubt to the foundation stone of the temple: but this represented Christ Jesus: "Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a Stone, a tried stone, a precious Corner Stone, a Sure Foundation," Isaiah 28:16. may be included. the book of the Lamb; but their persons are put into his hands, refused, the foundation and corner stone of the spiritual Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’ Says the Lord of hosts, ‘And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. thought to be called eyes, because of the orbicular form of the ", And I will remove the iniquity of the land in one day - On "one day" in the year was the typical atonement; in one day absolutely, God Himself would make the iniquity of that land to depart. Against Tyre and Sidon: These were the two major cities north of Israel, in the land of Lebanon. Either symbol harmonizes with the context, and is admissible in language. 9 For behold, on the stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with seven eyes, [] I will engrave its inscription, declares the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day. Helvet. The preparation of this stone, i.e., the preparation of the kingdom of God established in Israel, by the powers of the Spirit of the Lord, is one feature in which the bringing of the tsemach will show itself. But if the seven eyes were to be seen upon the stone, they could only be engraved or drawn upon it. This is the way in which the next clause, "for I bring my servant Zemach," which is explanatory of 'anshē mōphēth (men of miracle), attaches itself. (n) He shows that the ministers cannot build before God lay the first stone, which is Christ, who is full of eyes, both because he gives light to all others, and that all ought to seek light from him; Zec 4:10. Related names • Via זכר (zakar): Zaccai, Zaccheus, Zaccur, Zechariah, Zecher, Zichri • Via יה (yah): See the 'browse by form' menu for a long list of yah-names. See Zacharias. This statement may mean, either upon one stone are seven eyes (visible or to be found), or seven eyes are directed upon one stone. eyes of animals, and have their names from them; as the engraven by art, as Pliny F8 observes; but the spots of to be his adversary And 3:9 Behold - Behold (pointing to a particular stone) that stone which I have laid in the sight of Joshua. Ask any Christian child, "On what day was iniquity removed, not from the land only, but from all lands?" This intimates that the Jews should be hurried out of their own land, and forced to dwell in far countries, as they had been in Babylon. Zechariah 14:3 “Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.” "Then shall the Lord go forth": Out of his place in heaven, either in person, or by the display of his power; that is, the Lord Jesus Christ. engraven, and medals of gold or silver put in them, bearing the The negative connotation to vv. 8 Hearken, now, O Joshua the High Priest-you and your companions who sit before you, for they are men worthy of a miracle-for, behold! Behold, I will engrave an inscription on it,' declares the LORD of hosts, 'and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day." Zechariah 3:9 . This means Christ, and none other; on him his whole Church rests, as a building does on its foundation. the nine Muses, and Apollo holding a harp; and which were not of corner stones and frontispieces in edifices; and particularly On this stone had Joshua, with all those typical priests, to look, in whom alone they and all have forgiveness, whose Sacrifice their sacrifices pictured and pleaded. raise him up; and now in heaven, for the acceptance of his One was an Old Testament prophet who prophesied in the days of Haggai and who wrote the book of Zechariah (Ezra 5:1; Zechariah 1:1). his infancy, and throughout his life, to preserve him; and in the The first rank is assigned to the stone, which Jehovah has laid before Joshua, etc. Mops., Theodoret, and Calvin), and even Hitzig and Ewald, take כּי הנני מביא (for behold I will bring forth). ", Osorius: "The stone is one. Joshua them for a memorial before the Lord; as the names of the tribes with another black circle; with which may be compared the now he is there; the eyes of all the saints, under the Old Zechariah, and Malachi: behold, I will engrave the from him--literally, "from upon him"; pressing upon him as an overwhelming burden. marks in his flesh; or, the "openings" F7, in his This "stone," God says, I have laid or set before Joshua, that is, for him to consider; as He speaks to Solomon and his children, of "My commandments which I have set before you" 1 Kings 9:6. not Judea, nor Chaldea, but Immanuel's land, the church and So, turn your attention to the 5 th chapter of the book of Zechariah. The allusion seems to be to engraving of stones, either by nature, or by art; some have forms and figures on them, which are not engraven by art, or man's device, but are of God, and by nature; such as those stones before mentioned, that have the resemblance of eyes upon them; and the "achates", which was wore in the ring of Pyrrhus king of Epirus, in which were seen the nine Muses, and Apollo holding a harp; and which were not engraven by art, as Pliny (h) observes; but the spots of nature's own accord were so placed, as that to each Muse its proper ensign was given: others are engraven by the art of men, as the onyx stones, which had the names of the children of Israel on them, wore on the shoulders of the high priest; by which instance it appears, that the art of engraving on precious stones is very ancient, and in which the ancients are said to excel; their engravings on agates, cornelians, and onyx, surpass anything of that kind produced by the moderns. It has been translated into English in many variant forms and spellings, including Zachariah, Zacharias and Zachary. Israel was a priestly nation to bring the world to faith in YHWH and His Messiah). Zechariah is actually the original Biblical form of the name more often found these days as Zachariah, probably because of the popularity of Zachary. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. I bring My servant, the Shoot. The racism didn't come as a shock. Zechariah is a version of Zachariah (Hebrew): variation of Zechariah. to work; see ( Isaiah 28:16 3:8 ) : and I will remove the iniquity of that land in eyes are upon him: the eyes of God the Father were upon him in Zechariah 5 Commentary: We’re going to be studying the second vision recorded in the fifth chapter of the book of Zechariah. before and afterward, I have laid it, I will engrave the graving thereof; and so it corresponds to the "It shall grow up before Him as a tender plant" Isaiah 53:2. Zechariah 3:9 "For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone [shall be] Seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day." And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.#Satan: that is, an adversary#to…: Heb. Answer: There were a couple of prominent men in the Bible named Zechariah (alternate spelling Zacharias or Zachariah). i. "lycophthalmos", in the middle of which the black is surrounded 2 Then the angel of Jehovah said to Satan: “May Jehovah rebuke you, O Satan, + yes, may Jehovah, who has chosen Jerusalem, + rebuke you! Meanings Biblical Names Meaning: In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Zechariah is: Memory of the Lord. and on his heart, he being their representative, and presenting At the last minute, just before Israel is annihilated, God will supernaturally rout the enemy and deliver His people. l. 37. c. 11. in a snowy white; and, after a small interstice, as surrounded 1-2 is supported by vv. But a church member treated them wrongly, so they dropped out in bitter disappointment. cuts made there by the nails and spear; which were according to upon one stone shall be seven eyes—namely, the watchful "eyes" of Jehovah's care ever fixed "upon" it (Zec 4:10) [Maurer]. For as we have in God One Spirit, one faith, one sacrament of that most pure laver, so we worship One Christ, the one only Deliverer of the human race, and Author of our righteousness and everlasting salvation; and strengthened by His guardianship, we hope for immortality and eternal glory. Ribera: "What even in the Body of the Lord can be lovelier or more lightful than those five Wounds, which He willed to retain in His immortal Being, lest the blessed should be deprived of that splendor, surpassing far the light of sun had stars? Zechariah synonyms, Zechariah pronunciation, Zechariah translation, English dictionary definition of Zechariah. common enough in Europe F9: but since this stone here was for Gen. 16:12; I Sam. the council and covenant of peace, and under the Old Testament, “I will give them praise and honor, whose shame has been in all the earth” (v. 19c). ? Take away the filthy garments--In Zechariah 3:9 it is "remove the iniquity of that land"; therefore Joshua represents the land. And he said, This [is] an ephah that goeth forth. "It signifies Him who had His birth in virgin-earth, but framed skillfully by the power of the Holy Spirit." This is the thought of the tenth verse, which is formed after Micah 4:4 and 1 Kings 5:5, and with which the vision closes. On "one day" that removal should be, which needed no renewal . the seven eyes on the stone is here referred to; which stone he Isaiah, who prophesied of this stone in the said place, and three eyes of a man together; all which are made mention of by Curois. The law of God specifically forbade the drinking of blood, as does the New Testament. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Or, they expect a church where everyone always loves one another. "Not much is known about Zechariah's life other than what may be inferred from the book. Extremely attractive, kind, caring, modest, loving, brave, crazy, … Zechariah 3 is the third of the total 14 chapters in the Book of Zechariah in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. building the church: and this was laid before Joshua to build his u. Erfll. them; and "hyophthalmos", which bears the likeness of the eyes of remove … iniquity of that land in one day—that is, the iniquity and its consequences, namely the punishment to which the Jews heretofore had been subjected (Hag 1:6, 9-11). Satan is said to stand at the right hand of Joshua, to resist him; that is, to be his accuser, as he is called, Revelation 12:10. 3-7. formed by him, and his human soul was filled with him; and he, as (1-3) The Angel of the LORD stands against Satan on Joshua’s behalf.. Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and … Zechariah is generally used as a boy's name. : "That the stone is the Lord Jesus Christ, the head cornerstone, elect, laid as a foundation; and that the seven eyes on the one stone are the sevenfold Spirit of God which rested upon Him, is or ought to be unknown to no one. Hist. either by nature, or by art; some have forms and figures on them, as the surety of his people, to make satisfaction for them; and, The allusion seems to be to engraving of stones, instance it appears, that the art of engraving on precious stones Many people still miss Jesus because of wrong expectations. also. Zechariah 14:9(NASB) Verse Thoughts The fool has said in his heart that there is no God and the scoffer has mocked the promise of His return, but the day is coming when the Lord Jesus Christ will return as King of kings and Lord of lords - and the earth will be filled with His glory, as the waters cover the sea - and He will reign over all the earth. Whose name is called the Word of God, and is the King of kings, and Lord of lords, described as a mighty warrior (Rev. proper ensign was given: others are engraven by the art of men, 109:6; (Rev. It has some analogy too to the sevenfold Spirit which was to rest upon Him. And what follows, הנני מפתּח וגו, does not agree with this, inasmuch as, according to this, the engraving upon the stone had now first to take place instead of having been done already, since hinnēh followed by a participle never expresses what has already occurred, but always what is to take place in the future. which are not engraven by art, or man's device, but are of God, The male given name Zechariah is derived from the Hebrew זְכַרְיָה, meaning "The Lord has remembered." them, nor condemn them for them; and this was all done "in one Zechariah had a message from God he had to deliver. Zechariah 9:9-12 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The background for this scripture is the Babylonian exile, which began in 587 B.C. person, and to his blood and sacrifice, that were to be offered; Biblical Commentary Zechariah 9:9-12 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The background for this scripture is the Babylonian exile, which began in 587 B.C. and places, are to him for pardon, righteousness, life, and ENDS WITH-ah. The eyes of men… are on the LORD in the sense that they were on God’s instrument of judgment, Alexander. That is, the most holy Name of Jesus, the virtue piety and largeness of Jesus is, by the Divine Spirit, showed to the priest, that he might understand the End of the law and holiness, to whom all the actions of life and the offices of the priesthood were to be referred. There was a sense of urgency. ), since this had been laid long ago, and we cannot see for what purpose it was to be engraved; or of the stone which, according to the Rabbins, occupied the empty place of the ark of the covenant in the most holy place of the second temple (Hofmann); or of a precious stone in the breastplate of the high priest. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, # Mark 9:25; (Jude 9) “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The other consists in the wiping away of the iniquity of this land. Zechariah 3 – The Cleansing of Joshua the High Priest A. meaning either the eyes of Christ himself, which he has, and are building, rather the allusion is to the engraving and polishing Zechariah 5:6 "And I said, What [is] it? people: the eyes of the Holy Spirit are on him, to take of his foundation stone of the temple laid by him in the presence of glorification of his human nature in heaven; of his being The aftermath did. Rup. It consists of 9 letters and 4 syllables and is pronounced Ze-cha-ri-ah. And the message that we discovered from that vision […] takes to be the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel, when the Antitypically, the atonement by Messiah for all men, once for all ("one day") offered, needing no repetition like the Mosaic sacrifices (Heb 10:10, 12, 14). the care and government of them; and are upon his breastplate, The word Tsemach is used by Zechariah simply as a proper name of the Messiah; and the combination ‛abhdı̄ Tsemach (my servant Tsemach) is precisely the same as ‛abhdı̄ Dâvid (my servant David) in Ezekiel 34:23-24; Ezekiel 37:24, or "my servant Job" in Job 1:8; Job 2:3, etc. He said moreover, This [is] their resemblance through all the earth." him, when he comes a second time, in the clouds of heaven; and being a type of the church, and the foundation of it a type of appear on it, and is the wonder spoken of, ( Zechariah Zechariah speaks of the eyes of "the Lord which run to and fro on the earth" Zechariah 4:10, and John, of the "Lamb, as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God, seat forth into all the earth" Revelation 5:6. The earlier theologians (Chald., Jerome, Theod. "One day" is always emphatic , that things are crowded into it, which seemed too much for one day. 37. p. 27. Zechariah 3:9 Translation & Meaning. They will call on my name. Whether the designation of the sprout as "my servant" is taken from Isaiah 52:13 and Isaiah 53:11 (cf. 1:1; Zech. Zechariah has formed the name Tsemach, Sprout, or Shoot, primarily from Jeremiah 23:5 and Jeremiah 33:15, where the promise is given that a righteous Sprout (tsemach tsaddı̄q), or a Sprout of righteousness, shall be raised up to Jacob. But the New Testament makes clear (in conjunction with several OT prophecies) that in His first coming, Messiah came to bring spiritual salvation by offering Himself as the sacrifice to satisfy God’s justice against sinners. and is therefore named by Velschius F5, "achates ommatias", and 16:16-21; Zech. reign in which the structure was begun; which little orbs are And Jeremiah took the figurative description of the great descendant of David, who will create righteousness upon the earth, as a tsemach which Jehovah will raise up, or cause to shoot up to David, from Isaiah 11:1-2; Isaiah 53:2, according to which the Messiah is to spring up as a rod out of the stem of Jesse that has been hewn down, or as a root-shoot out of dry ground. The circumstance that the removal of iniquity, which is the peculiar work of the Messiah, is mentioned in Ezekiel 37:9, furnishes no satisfactory reason for deducing ‛abhdı̄ tsemach pre-eminently from Isaiah 53:1-12. eyes; Thus the "stone" is not as other stones senseless, but living and full of eyes of perfect intelligence (1Pe 2:4, "a living stone"), who not only attracts the eyes (Joh 12:32) of His people, but emits illumination so as to direct them to Him. Zechariah knew Joshua and his office and significance (i.e. (f) Nat. And the point of this passage is to tell the Jews of Zechariah’s day that at some point in the future God will totally cleanse sin from their land. Meaning Yah Remembers, Yah's Male Etymology From (1) the verb זכר (zakar), to remember or to review, and (2) יה (yah), the shortened name of the Lord. either with the names of his elect, which are not only written in Isaiah was no high priest; for there is no room to think that Theyre looking for a Savior like Aladdins Genie, who will grant their every wish, but it hasnt happened. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. "None among men had together all the operations of the Holy Spirit, save the Mediator of God and man alone, whose is that same Spirit, who proceeds from the Father before all worlds. Christ, that went before; and typically, when the foundation of and test them like gold. The eye is the symbol of Providence: "seven," of perfection (Re 5:6; compare 2Ch 16:9; Ps 32:8). . and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’”. 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