Zechariah 10:4
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New International Version
From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler.

New Living Translation
From Judah will come the cornerstone, the tent peg, the bow for battle, and all the rulers.

English Standard Version
From him shall come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler—all of them together.

New American Standard Bible
"From them will come the cornerstone, From them the tent peg, From them the bow of battle, From them every ruler, all of them together.

King James Bible
Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The cornerstone will come from Judah. The tent peg will come from them and also the battle bow and every ruler. Together

International Standard Version
From them arises the cornerstone and tent peg, from them the battle bow, from them arise all sorts of oppressive rulers.

NET Bible
From him will come the cornerstone, the wall peg, the battle bow, and every ruler.

New Heart English Bible
From him will come forth the cornerstone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler together.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From them will come a cornerstone, from them a tent peg, from them a battle bow, from them every leader.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Out of them shall come forth the corner-stone, Out of them the stake, Out of them the battle bow, Out of them every master together.

New American Standard 1977
“From them will come the cornerstone,
            From them the tent peg,
            From them the bow of battle,
            From them every ruler, all of them together.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Out of him shall come the corner, out of him the stake, out of him the battle bow, out of him also every oppressor.

King James 2000 Bible
Out of him came forth the cornerstone, out of him the tent peg, out of him the battle bow, out of him every ruler together.

American King James Version
Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.

American Standard Version
From him shall come forth the corner-stone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Out of him shall come forth the corner, out of him the pin, out of him the bow of battle, out of him every exacter together.

Darby Bible Translation
From him shall come forth the corner-stone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every exactor together.

English Revised Version
From him shall come forth the corner stone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every exactor together.

Webster's Bible Translation
Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle-bow, out of him every oppressor together.

World English Bible
From him will come forth the cornerstone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler together.

Young's Literal Translation
From him is a corner-stone, From him a nail, from him a battle-bow, From him goeth forth every exactor together.
Study Bible
Judah and Israel will Be Restored
3"My anger is kindled against the shepherds, And I will punish the male goats; For the LORD of hosts has visited His flock, the house of Judah, And will make them like His majestic horse in battle. 4"From them will come the cornerstone, From them the tent peg, From them the bow of battle, From them every ruler, all of them together. 5"They will be as mighty men, Treading down the enemy in the mire of the streets in battle; And they will fight, for the LORD will be with them; And the riders on horses will be put to shame.…
Cross References
Luke 20:17
But Jesus looked directly at them and said, "Then what is the meaning of that which is written: 'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone' ?

Ephesians 2:20
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.

1 Peter 2:6
For it stands in Scripture: "See, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and precious cornerstone; and the one who believes in Him will never be put to shame."

Isaiah 19:13
The princes of Zoan have acted foolishly, The princes of Memphis are deluded; Those who are the cornerstone of her tribes Have led Egypt astray.

Isaiah 22:23
"I will drive him like a peg in a firm place, And he will become a throne of glory to his father's house.

Jeremiah 51:20
He says, "You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, And with you I destroy kingdoms.

Zechariah 9:10
I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim And the horse from Jerusalem; And the bow of war will be cut off. And He will speak peace to the nations; And His dominion will be from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth.
Treasury of Scripture

Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.

of him came forth.

Zechariah 1:20,21 And the LORD showed me four carpenters…

Zechariah 9:13-16 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised …

Zechariah 12:6-8 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of …

Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there …

Isaiah 41:14-16 Fear not, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will help you, …

Isaiah 49:2 And he has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his …

Isaiah 54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, …

Jeremiah 1:18 For, behold, I have made you this day a defended city, and an iron …

Micah 5:5-8 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into …

Matthew 9:38 Pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth …

2 Corinthians 10:4,5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through …

Ephesians 4:8-11 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, …

Ephesians 6:10-17 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…

2 Timothy 2:4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; …

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: …

Revelation 19:13-15 And he was clothed with a clothing dipped in blood: and his name …

the corner.

1 Samuel 14:38 And Saul said, Draw you near here, all the chief of the people: and …

Isaiah 19:13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; …

the nail.

Ezra 9:8 And now for a little space grace has been showed from the LORD our …

Isaiah 22:23-25 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be …

the battle.

Zechariah 9:8,10 And I will encamp about my house because of the army, because of …

Genesis 49:24 But his bow stayed in strength, and the arms of his hands were made …

Verse 4. - The firmness and security of Judah, thus "visited," is announced in terms admitting of further application. Out of him came forth (shall come). Out of Judah, mentioned in ver. 3. Others, not so suitably, explain, "out of Jehovah," in contrast to Hosea 8:4. The succeeding figures are taken from the building and furnishing of a house. The corner. The cornerstone (Isaiah 28:16). From Judah herself shall come the prince on whom the whole edifice shall rest; i.e. primarily, she shall be independent of foreign rulers; and secondly, from Judah shall come the Messiah, "the Headstone of the corner" (Matthew 21:42; Ephesians 2:20; Hebrews 7:14). Septuagint (taking the noun as a verb), καὶ ἀπ αὐτοῦ ἐπέβλεψε, "et ex ipso respexit" (Jerome). The nail. The word (yathed) is taken for the peg that fastens the cord of a tent, for a nail used in building with timber, or a peg for hanging up arms and utensils on the walls of a house. In whichever sense we take it here, it implies one who consolidates or upholds the political constitution (Isaiah 22:23, 24). The battle bow. The people shall themselves have arms and military skill to protect them against all assailants. Oppressor; rather, ruler, as Isaiah 3:12; Isaiah 60:17. Judah shall have every leader necessary for all emergencies. Septuagint, πᾶς ὁ ἐξελαύνων ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ, "he that expelleth together;" Vulgate, omnis exactor simul. If the word be taken in the sense of these versions and the Authorized Version, the clause would mean that the Israelites shall subjugate their enemies, and oppress them, and exact tribute from them. The word (noges) usually means "taskmaster." Out of him came forth the corner,.... Or "cornerstone"; by which is meant a king or ruler, as the Targum, Jarchi, and Kimchi; and is no other than the King Messiah, who was to come out of Judah, and did spring from that tribe, 1 Chronicles 5:2 and this is a reason why God will visit the house of Judah, or the Jews, in the latter day, because the Messiah was promised and sent unto them, salvation was of them, though they rejected him; but the Lord will have mercy on them; the Redeemer shall come to Zion in a spiritual manner, and turn away iniquity from them, and then all Israel shall be saved by him. The epithet of a "corner" stone well agrees with him, that being not only the ornament, but the strength and support of the building, which knits, cements, and keeps the whole together: Christ is a beautiful and precious cornerstone, which gives glory and lustre to the church, and is the support, yea, the foundation of it; and who joins and unites together men and angels; Jews and Gentiles; Old and New Testament saints; saints above and below; saints in all ages and places, and of all nations and denominations; and is the Head of the corner, being superior to men and angels, to the kings of the earth, and to the church of God; see Ephesians 2:20.

Out of him the nail; the Targum is, "out of him his Messiah"; which shows that this text was formerly understood of Christ by the Jews; Jarchi and Kimchi interpret it of a prince and governor; so Eliakim the governor is said to be "as a nail in a sure place", Isaiah 22:23 who was a type of Christ; and this agrees with Christ himself. The allusion is either to a nail, by which the timber in the building is compacted together, and the whole is strengthened, as the church is by Christ: or to a nail to which the cords of tents are fastened, as those of shepherds, travellers, or soldiers; the church is as such a tent; Christ is the nail to which its cords are fastened, which denotes the stability and security of it: or to a nail fixed in a wall, on which things are hung; on Christ are hung all the vessels of mercy; the covenant of grace, and all its promises and blessings; and all the glory of his Father's house, of his building, the temple, and of the salvation of his people, is to be hung on him.

Out of him the battle bow; or "warrior", as Jarchi interprets it; the Lord is a man of war; Christ makes war in righteousness; the armies of heaven follow him; he is at the head of them, and fights the battles of his people, and is victorious, and makes them more than conquerors; their spiritual armour is from him, and they are armed by him, Revelation 19:11

out of him every oppressor together: or "exactor" (n); which is used in a good sense, Isaiah 60:17 as it must be here, since all the rest of the epithets are; and may design the apostles of Christ, who preached the doctrines of grace and righteousness, and required of men the obedience of faith; and these came out of Judah and Jerusalem, and went into all the world, demanding faith in and obedience to the Son of God.

(n) "exactor", Montanus, Vatablus, Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Calvin, Drusius, De Dieu, Cocceius, Burkius. 4. Out of him—Judah is to be no more subject to foreigners, but from itself shall come its rulers.

the corner—stone, Messiah (Isa 28:16). "Corners" simply express governors (1Sa 14:38, Margin; Isa 19:13, Margin). The Maccabees, Judah's governors and deliverers from Antiochus the oppressor, are primarily meant; but Messiah is the Antitype. Messiah supports and binds together the Church, Jews and Gentiles.

the nail—(Jud 4:21; Isa 22:23). The large peg inside an Oriental tent, on which is hung most of its valuable furniture. On Messiah hang all the glory and hope of His people.

bow—(Zec 9:13). Judah shall not need foreign soldiery. Messiah shall be her battle-bow (Ps 45:4, 5; Re 6:2).

every oppressor—rather, in a good sense, ruler, as the kindred Ethiopic term means. So "exactor," in Isa 60:17, namely, one who exacts the tribute from the nations made tributary to Judah [Ludovicus De Dieu].10:1-5 Spiritual blessings had been promised under figurative allusions to earthly plenty. Seasonable rain is a great mercy, which we may ask of God when there is most need of it, and we may look for it to come. We must in our prayers ask for mercies in their proper time. The Lord would make bright clouds, and give showers of rain. This may be an exhortation to seek the influences of the Holy Spirit, in faith and by prayer, through which the blessings held forth in the promises are obtained and enjoyed. The prophet shows the folly of making addresses to idols, as their fathers had done. The Lord visited the remnant of his flock in mercy, and was about to renew their courage and strength for conflict and victory. Every creature is to us what God makes it to be. Every one raised to support the nation, as a corner-stone does the building, or to unite those that differ, as nails join the different timbers, must come from the Lord; and those employed to overcome their enemies, must have strength and success from him. This may be applied to Christ; to him we must look to raise up persons to unite, support, and defend his people. He never will say, Seek ye me in vain.
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