Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The negative connotation to vv. For according to the distribution of the Holy Spirit, ones receives prophecy; another, knowledge; another, miracles; another, kinds of tongues; another, interpretation of words; but no one attaineth to have all the gifts of that same Spirit. The cities mentioned in Zechariah 9:1-7 trace Alexander’s march through the Promised Land in 332-331 B.C. Theyre looking for a Savior like Aladdins Genie, who will grant their every wish, but it hasnt happened. ", Osorius: "The stone is one. The reader is to consider that what is related here passed in vision. "achates", in the middle of which is an onyx, resembling an eye, Zechariah 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will … Zechariah 3:9 English Standard Version (ESV). 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. temple; see ( Mark 13:1 ) ( Luke 21:5 ) or to the takes to be the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel, when the punishment of them, took them away; and God removed them, both It can also mean that, as the engraving completes and beautifies a work, so does God assure the people that the Temple will be completed to its last detail. "Not much is known about Zechariah's life other than what may be inferred from the book. 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 lan “‘Careful, High Priest Joshua—both you and your friends sitting here with you, for your friends are in on this, too! 12:9, 10) Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. "And I said, What is it?" and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’”. Calvin (perhaps better) considers the seven eyes to be carved on the stone, that is, not the eyes of the Father and of angels and saints ever fixed on Him, but His own sevenfold (perfect) fullness of grace, and of gifts of the Spirit (Isa 11:2, 3; Joh 1:16; 3:34; Col 1:19; 2:9), and His watchful providence now for the Jews in building the temple, and always for His Church, His spiritual temple. "It," says an old mystical Jewish book , a "is the stone of foundation, on which the earth is founded, which God Himself laid, that the world might receive blessing from it" . chief builder; that this stone must be an excellent one, that is A Jewish writer confessed the mystery, while he said, (Rashi), "One day; I know not what that day is." It consists of 9 letters and 4 syllables and is pronounced Ze-cha-ri-ah. The law of God specifically forbade the drinking of blood, as does the New Testament. and by nature; such as those stones before mentioned, that have were upon him when here on earth, as he ascended to heaven, and instance it appears, that the art of engraving on precious stones three eyes of a man together; all which are made mention of by For this reason we must decide that the seven eyes are directed towards the stone, or watch over it with protecting care. By the wiping away of all guilt and iniquity, not only of that which rests upon the land (Koehler), but also of that of the inhabitants of the land, i.e., of the whole nation, all the discontent and all the misery which flow from sin will be swept away, and a state of blessed peace will ensue for the purified church of God. Zechariah 4:8-10. eyes of animals, and have their names from them; as the swine: and some resemble human eyes; there is one called And I said: I, Zechariah. them to Christ their surety; and Christ, by bearing them, and the It has been translated into English in many variant forms and spellings, including Zachariah, Zacharias and Zachary. Extremely attractive, kind, caring, modest, loving, brave, crazy, … the temple was laid, ( Ezra 3:9 Ezra 3:10 ) the temple day". 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. his infancy, and throughout his life, to preserve him; and in the Zechariah 4 Summary: Vision 5, the lampstand, olive trees and branches, and the Holy Spirit . but we Christians know it was the day on which Christ suffered and died, and offered himself a sacrifice for sin; by which one offering of himself, once for all, he put away sin for ever; it was all done in one day, Hebrews 7:27 on the day he suffered, when he, expiring on the cross, said, "it is finished"; namely, sin, and complete salvation from it. "against" This is one of the meanings of this Hebrew PREPOSITION (BDB II 89, e.g. Behold, I will engrave the engraving thereof,’ saith the Lord of hosts, ‘and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. common enough in Europe F9: but since this stone here was for which renders the words, "upon one stone, seven eyes look to it". (e) Hecatost. he would say, "On the day when Jesus died.". them; and "hyophthalmos", which bears the likeness of the eyes of "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. To show the importance of what follows, Joshua is called upon to "hear." Zechariah 3:9, NLT: "Now look at the jewel I have set before Jeshua, a single stone with seven facets. (h) Nat. 12:1-9; 14:2-3) (ED: More accurately the campaign of Armageddon - SEE NOTE), when God will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle. feet, hands, and side, as it may be rendered; the incisions and And he said, This [is] an ephah that goeth forth. 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. Here’s what I’m doing next: I’m introducing my servant Branch. Zechariah 3:9 Translation & Meaning. high priest, in the former: upon one stone [shall be] seven Nor can it commence with ūmashtı̄ (and I remove), as Hofmann supposes (Weiss. either with the names of his elect, which are not only written in appear on it, and is the wonder spoken of, ( Zechariah Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 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. glory, and draws the eyes of believers to him: or these The aftermath did. him with pleasure and satisfaction; and when in the grave to : "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. Vav before mashtı̄; and the second by the fact that the words, "for behold the stone," etc., in Zechariah 3:9, are unmistakeably a continuation and further explanation of the words, "for behold I will bring forth my servant Zemach," in Zechariah 3:9. Number seven generally describes an universality of good meaning: in Biblical Names the meaning of iniquity. 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