Zechariah 12:3
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New International Version
On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

King James Bible
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass in that day [that] I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone unto all peoples: all that burden themselves with it shall certainly be wounded, and all the nations of the earth shall be assembled together against it.

World English Bible
It will happen in that day, that I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples. All who burden themselves with it will be severely wounded, and all the nations of the earth will be gathered together against it.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, in that day, I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone to all the peoples, All loading it are completely pressed down, And gathered against it have been all nations of the earth.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A burdensome stone - Probably referring to that stone which was thrown on the breast of a culprit adjudged to lose his life by stoning, by which the whole region of the thorax, heart, lungs, liver, etc., was broken to pieces.

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in that.

Zechariah 12:4,6,8,9,11 In that day, said the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness...

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 10:3-5 My anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts has visited his flock the house of Judah...

Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

Zechariah 14:2,3,4,6,8,9,13 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished...

Isaiah 60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

Isaiah 66:14-16 And when you see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb...

Ezekiel 38:1-39:29 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying...

Joel 3:8-16 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans...

Obadiah 1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble...

Micah 5:8,15 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the middle of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest...

Micah 7:15-17 According to the days of your coming out of the land of Egypt will I show to him marvelous things...

Habakkuk 2:17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover you, and the spoil of beasts, which made them afraid, because of men's blood...

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 2:22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen...

a burdensome.

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...

Matthew 21:44 And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Luke 20:18 Whoever shall fall on that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

though.

Zechariah 14:2,3 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished...

Micah 4:11-13 Now also many nations are gathered against you, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look on Zion...

Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world...

Revelation 17:12-14 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet...

Revelation 19:19-21 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse...

Revelation 20:8,9 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle...

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Some Surprising Results of the Break.
The Surprised Jew: a clash of wills--thousands of believing Jews--the church displacing kingdom--two-fold division of men formerly--now three-fold--church different in organization from kingdom--the Baptist puzzled--Jesus did not fill out Hebrew prophecy--two characteristics, personal and official--personal details fulfilled--official not because of rejection--out of situation grew four gospels--Mark--Matthew's the gap gospel--Paul's audiences--Luke's gospel--these three tell of rejection mainly--John's
S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks about Jesus

Twenty-First Day for God's Spirit on the Jews
WHAT TO PRAY.--For God's Spirit on the Jews "I will pour out upon the house of David, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and Supplication; and they shall look unto Me whom they pierced."--ZECH. xii. 10. "Brethren, my heart's desire and my supplication to God is for them, that they may be saved."--ROM. x. 1. Pray for the Jews. Their return to the God of their fathers stands connected, in a way we cannot tell, with wonderful blessing to the Church, and with the coming of our
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

The Secret Walk with God (I. ).
Pastor, for the round of toil See the toiling soul is fed; Shut the chamber, light the oil, Break and eat the Spirit's bread; Life to others would'st thou bring? Live thyself upon thy King. Let me explain in this first sentence that when in these pages I address "my Younger Brethren," I mean brethren in the Christian Ministry in the Church of England. Let me limit my reference still further, by premising that very much of what I say will be said as to brethren who have lately taken holy Orders,
Handley C. G. Moule—To My Younger Brethren

Jesus Raises the Widow's Son.
(at Nain in Galilee.) ^C Luke VII. 11-17. ^c 11 And it came to pass soon afterwards [many ancient authorities read on the next day], that he went into a city called Nain; and his disciples went with him, and a great multitude. [We find that Jesus had been thronged with multitudes pretty continuously since the choosing of his twelve apostles. Nain lies on the northern slope of the mountain, which the Crusaders called Little Hermon, between twenty and twenty-five miles south of Capernaum, and about
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Matthew 21:44
Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed."

Daniel 2:34
While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them.

Daniel 2:35
Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.

Zechariah 12:4
On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness," declares the LORD. "I will keep a watchful eye over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations.

Zechariah 14:2
I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.

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