Zechariah 14:3
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English Standard Version
Then the LORD will go out 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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And Jehovah will take possession of Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will yet choose Jerusalem. Zechariah 2:13. Be still, all flesh, before Jehovah; for He has risen up out of His holy habitation." The first hemistich of Zechariah 2:12 rests upon Deuteronomy 32:9, where Israel, as the chosen nation, is called the chēleq and nachălâh of Jehovah. This appointment of Israel to be the possession of Jehovah will become perfect truth and reality in the future, through the coming of the Lord. Yehūdâh is Judah as delivered, i.e., the remnant of the whole of the covenant nation. This remnant, after being gathered out of Babel, will dwell upon holy ground, or in a holy land, as the possession of the Lord. The holy land is the land of Jehovah (Hosea 9:3); but this is not to be set down without reserve as identical with Palestine. On the contrary, every place where Jehovah may be is holy ground (cf. Exodus 3:5); so that even Palestine is only holy when the Lord dwells there. And we must not limit the idea of the holy land in this passage to Palestine, because the idea of the people of God will be so expanded by the addition of nation nations, that it will not have room enough within the limits of Palestine; and according to Deuteronomy 32:4, even Jerusalem will no longer be a city with limited boundaries. The holy land reaches just as far as the nations, which have become the people of Jehovah by attaching themselves to Judah, spread themselves out over the surface of the earth. The words "choose Jerusalem again" round off the promise, just as in Zechariah 1:17; but in Zechariah 2:13 the admonition is added, to wait in reverential silence for the coming of the Lord to judgment, after Habakkuk 2:20; and the reason assigned is, that the judgment will soon begin. נעור, niphal of עוּר (compare Ewald, 140, a; Ges. 72, Anm. 9), to wake up, or rise up from His rest (cf. Psalm 44:24). מעון קדשׁו, the holy habitation of God, is heaven, as in Deuteronomy 26:15; Jeremiah 25:30. The judgment upon the heathen world-power began to burst in a very short time. When Babylon revolted against the king of Persia, under the reign of Darius, a great massacre took place within the city after its re-capture, and its walls were destroyed, so that the city could not rise again to its ancient grandeur and importance. Compare with this the remark made in the comm. on Haggai, concerning the overthrow of the Persian empire and those which followed it. We have already shown, what a groundless hypothesis the opinion is, that the fulfilment was interrupted in consequence of Israel's guilt; and that as the result of this, the completion of it has been deferred for centuries, or even thousands of years.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Zechariah 2:8,9 For thus said the LORD of hosts; After the glory has he sent me to the nations which spoiled you...

Zechariah 10:4,5 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together...

Zechariah 12:2-6,9 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the people round about...

Isaiah 63:1-6 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel...

Isaiah 66:15,16 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury...

Daniel 2:34,35,44,45 You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image on his feet that were of iron and clay...

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

Zephaniah 3:19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict you: and I will save her that halts, and gather her that was driven out...

Haggai 2:21,22 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth...

Revelation 6:4-17 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth...

Revelation 8:7-13 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast on the earth...


Exodus 15:1-6 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying, I will sing to the LORD...

Joshua 10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.

2 Chronicles 20:15 And he said, Listen you, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphat, Thus said the LORD to you...

Cross References
Joel 3:9
Proclaim this among the nations: Consecrate for war; stir up the mighty men. Let all the men of war draw near; let them come up.

Zechariah 9:14
Then the LORD will appear over them, and his arrow will go forth like lightning; the Lord GOD will sound the trumpet and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.

Zechariah 9:15
The LORD of hosts will protect them, and they shall devour, and tread down the sling stones, and they shall drink and roar as if drunk with wine, and be full like a bowl, drenched like the corners of the altar.

Zechariah 12:9
And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

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