Zechariah 11:1
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New International Version
Open your doors, Lebanon, so that fire may devour your cedars!

New Living Translation
Open your doors, Lebanon, so that fire may devour your cedar forests.

English Standard Version
Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars!

New American Standard Bible
Open your doors, O Lebanon, That a fire may feed on your cedars.

King James Bible
Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Open your gates, Lebanon, and fire will consume your cedars.

International Standard Version
Open your doors, Lebanon, and fire will consume your cedars.

NET Bible
Open your gates, Lebanon, so that the fire may consume your cedars.

New Heart English Bible
Open your doors, Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Open your doors, Lebanon, so that fire will be able to burn down your cedars.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Open thy doors, O Lebanon, That the fire may devour thy cedars.

New American Standard 1977
Open your doors, O Lebanon,
            That a fire may feed on your cedars.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

King James 2000 Bible
Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars.

American King James Version
Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars.

American Standard Version
Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Open thy gates, 0 Libanus, and let fire devour thy cedars.

Darby Bible Translation
Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

English Revised Version
Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

Webster's Bible Translation
Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

World English Bible
Open your doors, Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars.

Young's Literal Translation
Open, O Lebanon, thy doors, And fire doth devour among thy cedars.
Study Bible
The Doomed Flock
1Open your doors, O Lebanon, That a fire may feed on your cedars. 2Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, Because the glorious trees have been destroyed; Wail, O oaks of Bashan, For the impenetrable forest has come down.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 22:6
For thus says the LORD concerning the house of the king of Judah: "You are like Gilead to Me, Like the summit of Lebanon; Yet most assuredly I will make you like a wilderness, Like cities which are not inhabited.

Jeremiah 22:7
"For I will set apart destroyers against you, Each with his weapons; And they will cut down your choicest cedars And throw them on the fire.

Ezekiel 31:3
Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon With beautiful branches and forest shade, And very high, And its top was among the clouds.

Habakkuk 2:17
"For the violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, And the devastation of its beasts by which you terrified them, Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land, To the town and all its inhabitants.

Zechariah 11:2
Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, Because the glorious trees have been destroyed; Wail, O oaks of Bashan, For the impenetrable forest has come down.

Zechariah 12:6
"In that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot among pieces of wood and a flaming torch among sheaves, so they will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples, while the inhabitants of Jerusalem again dwell on their own sites in Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars.

O Lebanon.

Zechariah 10:10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather …

Jeremiah 22:6,7,23 For thus said the LORD to the king's house of Judah; You are Gilead …

Habakkuk 2:8,17 Because you have spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people …

Haggai 1:8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I …

that.

Zechariah 14:1,2 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, and your spoil shall be divided …

Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in my anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell, …

Matthew 24:1,2 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples …

Luke 19:41-44 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it…

Luke 21:23,24 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, …

Verse 1. - Open thy doors, O Lebanon. The prophet graphically portrays the punishment that is to fall upon the people. The sin that occasions this chastisement, viz. the rejection of their Shepherd and King, is denounced later (§ 9). Lebanon stood in the path of an invader from the north, whence most hostile armies entered Palestine. The "doors" of Lebanon are the mountain passes which gave access to the country. Some commentators, following an old Jewish interpretation, take Lebanon to mean the temple or Jerusalem; but we are constrained to adhere primarily to the literal signification by the difficulty of carrying on the metaphorical allusions in the following clauses. That the fire may devour thy cedars. That the invader may wantonly destroy thy trees which are thy glory and thy boast. Open thy doors, O Lebanon,.... By which may be meant, either the temple of Jerusalem, which was built of the cedars of Lebanon;

"the gates of which are said (w) to open of themselves forty years before the destruction of Jerusalem, when Jochanan ben Zaccai, who lived at the same time, rebuked them, saying, O temple, temple, wherefore dost thou frighten thyself? I know thine end is to be destroyed; for so prophesied Zechariah, the son of Iddo, concerning thee, "open thy doors, O Lebanon".''

So Lebanon, in Zechariah 10:10, is interpreted of the sanctuary, both by the Targum and by Jarchi; or else it may be understood of Jerusalem, and of the whole land of Judea, because it was situated by it; it was the border of it on the north side.

That the fire may devour thy cedars; of which the temple was built, and the houses of Jerusalem, which were consumed by fire; unless the fortresses of the land are meant. So the Targum paraphrases it,

"and the fire shall consume your fortresses.''

(w) T. Bab. Yoma, fol. 39. 2.CHAPTER 11

Zec 11:1-17. Destruction of the Second Temple and Jewish Polity for the Rejection of Messiah.

1. Open thy doors, O Lebanon—that is, the temple so called, as being constructed of cedars of Lebanon, or as being lofty and conspicuous like that mountain (compare Eze 17:3; Hab 2:17). Forty years before the destruction of the temple, the tract called "Massecheth Joma" states, its doors of their own accord opened, and Rabbi Johanan in alarm said, I know that thy desolation is impending according to Zechariah's prophecy. Calvin supposes Lebanon to refer to Judea, described by its north boundary: "Lebanon," the route by which the Romans, according to Josephus, gradually advanced towards Jerusalem. Moore, from Hengstenberg, refers the passage to the civil war which caused the calling in of the Romans, who, like a storm sweeping through the land from Lebanon, deprived Judea of its independence. Thus the passage forms a fit introduction to the prediction as to Messiah born when Judea became a Roman province. But the weight of authority is for the former view.11:1-3 In figurative expressions, that destruction of Jerusalem, and of the Jewish church and nation, is foretold, which our Lord Jesus, when the time was at hand, prophesied plainly and expressly. How can the fir trees stand, if the cedars fall? The falls of the wise and good into sin, and the falls of the rich and great into trouble, are loud alarms to those every way their inferiors. It is sad with a people, when those who should be as shepherds to them, are as young lions. The pride of Jordan was the thickets on the banks; and when the river overflowed the banks, the lions came up from them roaring. Thus the doom of Jerusalem may alarm other churches.
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