Zechariah 14:3
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New International Version
Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD will go out to fight against those nations, as he has fought in times past.

English Standard Version
Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle.

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle.

King James Bible
Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD will go out to fight against those nations as He fights on a day of battle.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD will go out to battle against those nations, waging war as in a day of battle.

NET Bible
Then the LORD will go to battle and fight against those nations, just as he fought battles in ancient days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations as he does when he fights a battle.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the LORD shall go forth and fight against those Gentiles as when he fought in the day of battle.

King James 2000 Bible
Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

American King James Version
Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

American Standard Version
Then shall Jehovah go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the Lord shall go forth, and shall fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah will go forth and fight with those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

English Revised Version
Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then will the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

World English Bible
Then Yahweh will go out and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Young's Literal Translation
And gone forth hath Jehovah, And He hath fought against those nations, As in the day of His fighting in a day of conflict.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:1-7 The Lord Jesus often stood upon the Mount of Olives when on earth. He ascended from thence to heaven, and then desolations and distresses came upon the Jewish nation. Such is the view taken of this figuratively; but many consider it as a notice of events yet unfulfilled, and that it relates to troubles of which we cannot now form a full idea. Every believer, being related to God as his God, may triumph in the expectation of Christ's coming in power, and speak of it with pleasure. During a long season, the state of the church would be deformed by sin; there would be a mixture of truth and error, of happiness and misery. Such is the experience of God's people, a mingled state of grace and corruption. But, when the season is at the worst, and most unpromising, the Lord will turn darkness into light; deliverance comes when God's people have done looking for it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 3-7. - § 6. Then the Lord himself comes to her help, great convulsions of nature accompanying his presence. Verse 3. - Shall go forth. God is said to "go forth" when he manifests his power by delivering his people and punishing their enemies (comp. Isaiah 26:21; Isaiah 42:13; Micah 1:3). As when he fought in the day of battle. The Hebrew is in general terms, "as when he fighteth in a day of battle," or, "slaughter;" Septuagint, καθὼς ἡμέρα παρατάξεως αὐτοῦ ἐν ἡμέρα πολέμου, "as a day of his battle in a day of war;" Vulgate, sicut praeliatus est in die certaminis. There is nothing in the text to confine the reference to any one special interposition; it refers rather to the general course of God's providence in defending his people, though, doubtless, the prophet has in his mind the crowning act of mercy at the Red Sea (Exodus 14:13, 14, 25), which is so often referred to as a typical deliverance (comp. Isaiah 11:11; Jeremiah 16:14; Jeremiah 23:8; Habakkuk 3:15; and above, Zechariah 10:11).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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; whose name is called the Word of God, and is the King of kings, and Lord of lords, described as a mighty warrior, Revelation 19:11, &c.:

and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle: the Targum adds, "at the Red Sea"; when the Lord fought for, Israel against the Egyptians, Exodus 14:25 and afterwards against the Canaanites, when they entered the land of Canaan under Joshua: thus Christ shall judge, and make war in righteousness, and overcome those that shall make war with him; and with the sharp sword that goeth out of his mouth shall smite nations, and with a rod of iron rule them, and break them to shivers, Revelation 14:14 see also Ezekiel 38:21.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. Then—In Jerusalem's extremity.

as … in … day of battle—as when Jehovah fought for Israel against the Egyptians at the Red Sea (Ex 14:14; 15:3). As He then made a way through the divided sea, so will He now divide in two "the Mount of Olives" (Zec 14:4).

Zechariah 14:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Destroyers of Jerusalem Destroyed
2For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. 3Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. 4In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.…
Cross References
Joel 3:9
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

Zechariah 9:14
Then the LORD will appear over them; his arrow will flash like lightning. The Sovereign LORD will sound the trumpet; he will march in the storms of the south,

Zechariah 9:15
and the LORD Almighty will shield them. They will destroy and overcome with slingstones. They will drink and roar as with wine; they will be full like a bowl used for sprinkling the corners of the altar.

Zechariah 12:9
On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

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Isaiah 66:15,16 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots …

Daniel 2:34,35,44,45 You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote …

Joel 3:2,9-17 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the …

Zephaniah 3:19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict you: and I will …

Haggai 2:21,22 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the …

Revelation 6:4-17 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given …

Revelation 8:7-13 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled …

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Exodus 15:1-6 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song to the LORD, …

Joshua 10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because …

2 Chronicles 20:15 And he said, Listen you, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, …

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